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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Supergroups

See what band managed to top Cream, Temple of the Dog, Blind Faith and CSNY

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We asked our readers to pick their favorite supergroups, and the selections include Cream, Temple of the Dog and Them Crooked Vultures.

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A supergroup is a very fragile thing. Rock bands are always about balancing huge egos, but when those egos are oversized from the get-go it can lead to huge problems. That's why supergroups like Blind Faith often fail to go beyond a single album, and why long-lasting ones like CSNY had drama that never seemed to end. In honor of upcoming tours by Prophets of Rage and Temple of Dog, we asked our readers to select their favorite supergroups. Here are the results. 

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Traveling Wilburys

Key Members: Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison

Signature Songs: "Handle With Care," "End of the Line" and "She's My Baby"

Current Status: Roy Orbison died shortly after the group's 1988 debut hit shelves. They carried on for one more album in 1990, but they all felt it just wasn't the same without Orbison and folded the group. The whole thing was so short-lived that they never even played live. Harrison's death in 2001 reduced the living members to just three, and it's hard to imagine them ever playing again as the Traveling Wilburys. That said, Lynne and Petty do occasionally play Wilburys tunes at their own gigs. 

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