The Eagles are one of the most significant bands of all time -- and an obvious choice for our A-Z list -- for a number of reasons.

First of all, they're the quintessential laid-back California rockers, blending rock and country influences into their own smooth style.

And Don Henley sported one of the era's biggest and baddest fros. Others tried, but nobody came close to the sheer awesomeness of Henley's ginormous do. Plus, in 'The Big Lebowski,' the title character (played by Jeff Bridges) gets tossed out of a car for badmouthing the band. Feel free to vote for someone else if you want, but make sure you don't make this same mistake.

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