The Best SuperGroups Ever Made

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Adding to our discussion on SuperGroups, Ranker.com used fan votes to create the Top 40 Supergroups Ever Made.

Personally, there are only two or three bands that actually exceeded the accomplishments of their founding members. Also, the list should have been restricted to bands that actually made a record.

With that said, what are the two or three super-combos you don't find disappointing?

Note: I didn't include the bottom 20 (I mean, Whitesnake, really?) and didn't list members where I thought most of you wouldn't have to look it up.

The Best Supergroups Ever Made from Ranker https://www.ranker.com/list/best-supergroups-ever-made/rockboy:

20. Chickenfoot

19. Humble Pie

18. Pearl Jam Jeff Ament (Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog), Stone Gossard (Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog), Mike McCready (Temple of the Dog), Eddie Vedder (Temple of the Dog), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden)

17. Damn Yankees

16. The Honeydrippers Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Jeff Beck, Dave Weckl, Nile Rodgers

15. Asia

14. Audioslave

13. Velvet Revolver

12. Foo Fighters Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana), Pat Smear (The Germs, Nirvana), Nate Mendel (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft), William Goldsmith (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft), Taylor Hawkins (Sass Jordan, Alanis Morissette), Franz Stahl (Scream, Wool), Chris Shiflett (No Use for a Name, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes)

11. Temple of the Dog

10. The Dirty Mac - John Lennon (The Beatles), Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream), Keith Richards (The Rolling Stones), Mitch Mitchell (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

9. Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Keith Emerson (The Nice), Greg Lake (The Gods, King Crimson), Carl Palmer (Atomic Rooster, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown)

8. Journey Gregg Rolie (Santana), Neal Schon (Santana), George Tickner (Frumious Bandersnatch), Ross Valory (Steve Miller Band), Prairie Prince (The Tubes), Aynsley Dunbar (The Jeff Beck Group, Frank Zappa, David Bowie)

7. Derek and the Dominos - Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream), Bobby Whitlock (Delaney and Bonnie), Carl Radle (Delaney and Bonnie), Jim Gordon (Delaney and Bonnie), Duane Allman (The Allman Brothers Band)

6. Blind Faith Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Cream), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation, Cream), Steve Winwood (Traffic, The Spencer Davis Group), Ric Grech (Family)

5. Bad Company Paul Rodgers (Free), Mick Ralphs (Mott the Hoople), Boz Burrell (King Crimson, solo), Simon Kirke (Free)

4. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- David Crosby (The Byrds), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield)
Graham Nash (The Hollies), Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)

3. The Highwaymen Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson

2. Cream - Eric Clapton (The Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers), Jack Bruce (Graham Bond Organisation, Manfred Mann), Ginger Baker (Graham Bond Organisation)

1. The Traveling WIlburys - George Harrison (The Beatles), Bob Dylan, Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), Jeff Lynne (Electric Light Orchestra, The Move), Roy Orbison

 

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I was unaware that Neal Schon played in Santana.

Nevertheless, the Tao remains unchanged.
At age 16 he had to choose between
Santana or Clapton.
They both offered him a position.
 

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Ry Cooder combos

Texas Tornadoes

Davis' various collaborations with Tony Williams

Peterson , Ellis and Brown

Jones , Tatum and Callander
 
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Trio of Doom was always intriguing.

What about reverse super groups, aka groups whose individual members went on to have successful solo careers? Obvious choices being The Beatles and The Eagles (they kind of work both ways, with Frey/Henley/Meisner from Linda Ronstadt's backing band, then getting Bernie Leadon from Flying Burrito Brothers and later Joe Walsh from James Gang).
 

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I've got to say Audioslave, Traveling Wilburys and Legend of the Seagullmen
 

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And let’s not forget the supergroups the supergroups rely on:



Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallos, PC



Frankfurt, Kurnit, Klein & Selz, PC



O’Melveny & Meyers, LLP
 

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He

He played on the Santana 3 and Caravanserai album’s.
That he played with Santana was stated early in the thread
but
not the records he played on.
Nor was needing to choose between
Clapton and
Santana.
Taking the first two points further will be appreciated by those who did not know.
Thank you for taking the time.
 
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Star Fleet Project:
Brian May, EVH, Phil Chen, Alan Gratzer, Fred Mandel and Roger Taylor background vocals
 

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