Best Bands of the 60s


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42SteppenwolfSteppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.

This list is a joke if Steppenwolf isn't on it. They have one thing that almost no other bands from the 60s has 2 immortal songs: Born to Be Wild and Magic Carpet ride. I mean everyone has at least heard one of those two song once in their life and if you think you haven't look them up and you'll find that you have.

They made the 60s look like how we look at it today, hard rock and psychedelic

Steppenwolf is kinda underrated in this list.

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43Vanilla Fudge
44Small Faces

A massive band, top tunes - definitely should be in top 10 :-)

He is the best he has only been forgotten. with the internet people will find him, and his voice. THE SMALL FACES

The Small Faces Should be number 1 Steve Marriot & Ronnie Lane wrote music just as good as the beatles and better then the stones or the kinks they had a sound like no other band and marriot had the most amazeing voice so small faces best band of the 60s

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45Gary Lewis and the Playboys

They are not an all time band for sure but for 2 years they had some great singles like Green Grass, She's Just My Style, Count Me In and especially This Diamond Ring, which can go toe to toe with any other great songs from the 60s.

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46Fleetwood MacFleetwood Mac are a British-American rock band formed in July 1967, in London. The band have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling bands of all time.

One top hit album and they are considered? Well, yes

Stevie Nicks knocked it out of the arena! Loved their concerts.

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47Buffalo SpringfieldBuffalo Springfield was an American-Canadian rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1966. Their original lineup included Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer, Richie Furay, and Neil Young.

Haha the only song anyone remembers is "For What It's Worth". It's even on Forrest Gump.

They were great with there song stop hey whats that sound

The song was called "For What It's Worth".

48Status Quo

This must be a British poll.

49The Jackson 5The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

Come on! Is this a joke? Who was The Jackson 5 in the sixties? Even if they existed nobody cared back then. They were just a minor act of the Motown group.

Michael Jackson Best King Of Pop

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50The Bee Gees

Best band ever! They did not write disco songs. The media made them into disco. Their songs are timeless and will live forever! Such innovative songs! The blend of the three voices is pure heaven! Plus each one has a beautiful solo voice!

BEST BAND EVER! Anybody think of "Massachusetts or "I Started a Joke? " How about "Holiday? " WHAT ABOUT ROBIN GIBB?

Robin has such a beautiful voice... Should be #1!

Holiday or To love somebody are one of the best songs from 60s

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Slade is no way a 60's band but I love them anyway!

Their first album came out in 1969 ( then under the name " Ambrose Slade " ). Before that they were called " The In-Be-Tweens " and made some singles under that name. But besides those facts I concider them as a 70's band.

52Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

Come on guys Gary puckett, s got to be the best male vocal of the 60s awesome.

53Grass Roots

I loved this band. Top 20 on my list. Rob Grill was an awesome lead singer! They really had their own sound. R.I.P Rob Grill 2011.

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54Blood, Sweat & Tears

This band and Chicago I just loved. They were my favorite instrumental groups. Also, the lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears, was excellent. I don't know his name. Where can I find it? Where can I hear a recording?

I think of this band's sound when I think of the late 60's.

David Clayton Thomas was the lead singer...

55Paul Revere and The Raiders

A great novelty band, but their hit songs speak for themselves. Should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. RIP Paul.

Should be much higher than this.

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56Three Dog Night

They had so many hits on the radio, True American early 60, s band should be high on the list.. One of my favorite bands as a kid...

Too many hits to list but my favorites were Eli's Coming/Mama told me not to Come/One/Joy to the World...

One of the best. Can't believe they are #78

They need to be top 30!

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Instrumental and lyrical geniuses!

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58The Moody BluesThe Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.

A great emotional band, they produced some great music.

Blue world ever think you may be in a masonic story?

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59Gerry and The Pacemakers

Only other Liverpool group to rival The Fab Four.

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60The Pretty Things
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