... the Beatles. Duh.
BUT ... Billy Bob Thornton says if he HAD to name the greatest band of all time -- but couldn't pick the Fab 4 -- he knows exactly which group he would pick.
Hint: BBT's (second) favorite band was huuuge in the '70s ... but never scored a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 list. They did have a #2 ... with the word "Man" in the title.
Second Hint: The group was founded (and named after) two brothers.
Now guess ... and then watch the video.
Billy Bob Thornton
The GREATEST BAND
of All Time Is ...
7/26/2013 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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