Best Bands of the 60s

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61Iron ButterflyIron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.

Anyone else remember a little song called "In-A-Gadda-the-Vida"? First band to have an album go platinum in the USA? Pioneers of psychedelic/heavy/acid rock?

Love the band but saying that they're the creators of heavy rock is a overstatement. Bands like Cream were much heavier than them in the sixties.

The creators of hard and heavy rock.

Listen to them!

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62Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
63The Association

"Along comes Mary" is my favorite and that was also the name of my first crush..

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64Traffic

They surely deserved better placement

65The Easybeats

I don't much about them other then Friday On My Mind but man that's a great song.

England had The Beatles, America had The Beach boys and Australia had The Easybeats. the Easybeats were an incredibly talented band, The lead singer Stevie wright, was the most entertaining singer and dancer of the 60s, I encourage to watch on YouTube Friday on my mind 1967 live on French T.V. , it will make your day.

They were Australia's Beatles, An incredibly talented band, had quite a few good songs 'sorry' is one of my favourites. but the band didn't really get all that much recognition overseas, like many other great Aussie rock bands. if you ever get a chance go on YouTube and watch Friday on my mind live on French T.V. , The lead singer Stevie wright, is one of the most awesome performers I've seen in rock n roll, check it out you won't disappointed.

66Jethro TullJethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

Incredible band of the late 60's. Should be in the top 20 without question. I put them in top 10. No one sounded like Jethro Tull! Benefit and Stand Up were two early albums that led up to Aqualung, a ground breaking album of its time. That was followed by Thick as a Brick, which was also revolutionary.

Love this band. Innovators of their time. Should be in top 20 of all time best bands.

Very unique sound. A blend of blues, folk, jazz, and experimental infused into their own enchanting rock music formula. You can't hear them play their materpieces and simply turn around!

67The Fugs
68The BandThe Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson ...read more.

The kid is right! If you haven't listened to The Band yet, you have really missed out. I was lucky enough to see them in 1974 when they toured with Dylan. The tightest rock band in the business. They traded off the vocals like nobody else in rock and roll. And then there is the organist, Garth Hudson, a one of a kind!

This one deserves number 1 it is really an amazing band respected by all musicians, bob dylan, eric clapton,.. When you listen to them and you hear the lyrics, they are really meaningfull and when you add epic guitar solos, fantastic piano, organ,.. And AMAZING vocals I'm not only speaking about levon helm and rick danko butt also about richard manuel, who has really the best voice that I EVER heard! They have to be number 1 please vote for them they are really amazing! If you are scrolling down and reading this and don't know who they are search on YouTube! Respect for te band! And rip Levon, Rick and Richard! Sorry if my English was bad I'm a Belgian, 14 year old boy!

Best roots rock band ever. just listen to the brown album

The Weight, best song ever!

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6913th Floor Elevators

Greatest band of the sixties era and regarded as the first psyhcadelic band in the U. S

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70Strawbs

Greats song part of the union

71Blue CheerBlue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, ...read more.
72Blind Faith

When I was a kid I bought the BLIND FAITH album.
Listen to "Do What You Like" It is a long song but you will love it.

Would not get away with a 13 year old girl half naked on the album cover now. well alright great

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73The Searchers

Before the Byrds there were the Searchers. Needles and Pins, When You Walk into the Room, Don't Throw You're Love Away and What Have They Done to the Rain are some of the most beautifully underrated songs of the decade.

Early 60s English soft beat group from England but Doub't they had any influence on the Byrds phychedelic sound of the mid 60's..

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74Strawberry Alarm Clock
75Country Joe and the Fish
76Classics IV

Tracy, is their best song. I still love it.

77The Troggs

More than just WIld Thing...

78The Kingsmen
79Television
80The Ronettes

Fantastic songs and singers, probably the top 10 in the '60s... I WAS THERE. A time when people danced and were in love, THESE were the songs that melted hearts.

The greatest girl group of all time.

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