I guess the top of my list for most popular and long enduring, would have to be AC/DC, there might be some people scoff and say, what about Sound Garden or Kylie, Men At Work or INXS, Bee Gee's or Peter Allen, Keith Urban or Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel or Dame Joan Sutherland, although technically she's not a band? yes there is some serious talent when you start to list them, and I doubt there could be a definitive all time champion of the Aussie music scene.
Let's face it the bands that have really been successful on the world stage have the ability to (pardon the pun) strike a chord with so many listeners, in so many other places around the world, they have the ability to cut through all the other noise and resonate in the brains of so many ordinary people. We could and should compare apples with apples and define what makes the best Aussie rock band and I guess that - being "rock" would be the criteria, at this point let's not include "pop, country, classical, alternative, whatever, I would like to place AccaDacca firmly on top of the aussie rock tree.
If you feel strongly about some other Aussie rock band being more popular, selling more albums over a longer period, then let me know. I found a list of all-time Greatest Rock Bands and who should top the list in Aussie artists? AC/DC, they listed 4th overall, not bad when your beaten by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and topping the list was none other than Led Zeppelin. Other groups in the top 20 were Alice Cooper, The Clash, Ozzy Osbourne, The Ramones, Cream, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Queen, The Sex Pistols Aerosmith, Kiss, Guns N' Roses, The Who, Van Halen, Nirvana, and Metallica. If you ask me that's pretty good company to be amoungst.
I reckon there will never be another band like AC/DC, although it would be nice to be wrong, but I know I'm right.
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