Top 10 Great Underrated Groups from the 60s and 70s

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1Blue Oyster Cult Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You".V1 Comment
2Seals & Crofts
3Neil Young & Crazy Horse
4Strawberry Alarmclock
5The 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.
6The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
7Television

I love the song "Marquee Moon". - Pony

8Deep PurpleDeep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.

Wouldn't call them underrated but they're certainly great. - IronSabbathPriest

They are as great as their counterparts from AC/DC, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, and so on, but Deep Purple never get the same credits. - Metal_Treasure

9The Lovin' Spoonful

John Sebastian is an excellent songwriter. This group just played happy songs.Hit after hit in the 60's.

10Rare Earth

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11We All Together
12Uriah HeepUriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.

Among the pioneers of hard rock, heavy metal and art/prog rock.
Try: Easy Livin', Sympathy, July Morning, Bird of Prey, Come Back To Me - Metal_Treasure

13U.F.O.UFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.V1 Comment
14Budgie
15The Sweet
16Bee GeesThe Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
17MC5
18The StoogesThe Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.
19Slade
20Buffalo 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.

Only a handful of bands ever had a stronger lineup; their music was amazingly good. A real shame they did not get along too well and broke up after only about 18 months, though their excellence is recognized in hindsight, and they were inducted into the RRHOF.

Didn't think about this group! Nice catch, whoever added this - LizardKing99

What became of them? Well Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and Poco (with Ritchie Furay and Jim Messina) two excellent bands. Sometimes the sum of the parts are greater than the whole.

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1. Uriah Heep
2. U.F.O.
3. Deep Purple
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1. Seals & Crofts
2. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
3. Strawberry Alarmclock
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1. Blue Oyster Cult
2. The Band
3. Bee Gees
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