The Byrds. They were called "The American Beatles" which is the equivalent of calling a young singer-songwriter "The New Bob Dylan." Just not fair. Knowing about the Byrds as long as I can remember, I always regarded that statement as a critic's way of saying, "These guys are good, really good."
For most bands, a standing ovation comes after a stellar performance. However, if that band is Crosby, Stills and Nash, the first standing ovation comes, already earned, before a note has been played -- and such ovations reappear throughout the concert.