Absolutely PINK FLOYD!! From early 1962 right through to the present day it’s been a real revolution on the state of ROCK music created for Syd, Roger, Nick, Richard & David …Regardless the circumstances around the band, because they were NOT a popular music band, PINK FLOYD it’s been and will be way over Rolling Stones & The Beatles…Been honest!
Got to be The Beatles, no ifs or buts. Elvis was a good singer who employed good songwriters as he couldn’t for the world write himself. For musical ability alone, both John Lennon and Paul McCartney had more talent in their little toe than Elvis. As much as I liked Elvis myself, I do believe that it was mostly image over musical ability that carried him through.
Without doubt The Rolling Stones with a 55 year long career and counting! They have also done more for modern popular music than any other band/artist. It was the Stones that brought such artists as BB King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Ike & Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, The Meters etc etc to the attention of white audiences breaking down barriers and racial segregation in the music industry, they also pioneered the blueprint for tours/concerts as we know them now. Also they have covered just about every genre of music. The Stones Jane been key and much more relevant to the evolution of music more so than anyone else FACT!