Greatest Artists of the Sixties

Panther
Well, I took the time to make a list of the top ten artists/bands that were active during the sixties. Of course a top ten list is way too small to put all those bands in, but I've tried to put down the best ones here.
All comments are greatly appreciated =)

The Top TenXW

1The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

I know they are over popularized, but still, The Beatles is the most influential, innovating, succesfull group that ever hit the ground. John, Paul, George and Ringo formed the base of the british invasion, were one of the first bands to write their own songs and influenced the whole world in a way that was never seen before. It would be a big assignment to find a bad song of The Beatles, their songs vary from very good to perfect; I'll give you some examples: The Fool on the Hill, In My life, Something,... - Panther

The Beatles are just the best! They started pychadelic rock and are the best selling band of all time. They just can't be beat! Love there early stuff to

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2Bob DylanBob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist and writer . he won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 .

Born Robert Zimmerman, this American guy fought his way to the top as a folk-rocker. His biggest influence was Woody Guthrie which you can clearly hear in his sixties songs. As a songwriter he is unmatched, as a singer however, he couldn't be worse, some people say. On the other hand, when someone covers a Dylan song, the song just misses something: Dylan's voice.
Some of his masterpieces are Blowin' in The Wind, The Times they are-a Changin and Like a Rolling Stone.
- Panther

man really close between dylan and the beatles - Okami

3The DoorsThe Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.

One of the most legendary bands of the last century. Led by the genious of Ray Manzarek and the mighty voice of the ill-fated Jim Morrison, The Doors wrote a page for theirselves in the big book of music history. Some of their great songs are Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier and The End. - Panther

Mr Mojo Risin defined the sixties here, my friends. Nothing was better than The Doors.

4The Beach BoysThe Beach Boys are an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.

Many people despise the Beach Boys for their "surf music", but that was only the beginning. They are responsible for one of the most influential albums of the last century: Pet Sounds. Little jewels, like Good Vibrations, Kokomo, and God Only knows, may convince you to give them a special place in your heart ;-). - Panther

Deserve third spot in my opinion

Excuse me "panther"- who despises the Beach Boys? They're the most beloved, influential, greatest rock band of all time.
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5Jimi HendrixJimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.

There will probably be a lot of people that won't agree with me and probably they will spam the comment page completely full, but I don't mind. It's a fact, Jimi Hendrix was one of the most gifted guitar players ever, I seriously doubt that there will ever be someone who can match him, but anyway, about Jimi. It's written Jimi, and not Jimmy like a lot of people think; Anyway Jimi had his first big hit with Hey Joe in 1966, although it wasn't very succesfull in the first place. His biggest hit was Purple Haze and another popular song, yet again a cover of Bob Dylan, was All along the watchtower. - Panther

6The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.

Again a lot of people will lynch me because I didn't put them higher. But in my opinion 4 is the place the Stones deserve. If you'd take their whole carreer they surely would enter the top 3, but I'm only looking at the sixties =). The Stones, led by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, conquered the world with songs like Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday and As Tears Go By. - Panther

Greatest guitar rifts of all time... not just one or two but many...

Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter, Street Fighting Man, Monkey Man on and on...

7The ByrdsThe Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
8The Monkees

This band was formed in an American program and would so be the predecessor of, for example, Hannah Montana. Their music on the other hand is quite different. They scored big hits with Last train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer; but above all they will be remembered for I'm a Believer, a song written by Neil Diamond. - Panther

the monkees are pure awesome. the only doubt is that they did not play their insturments at first. Even still, they sung well, had good songs, and soon played their own instruments well. Thyey are good and deserved to be respected as a good band.

they are not fake. someone else formed the, m. they still count because they made real music. the archies would be fake.

9Aretha FranklinAretha Louise Franklin (born March 25, 1942) is an American singer–songwriter and musician. Franklin began her career singing gospel at her father, minister C. L.
10Elvis PresleyElvis Presley was a American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.

The Contenders

11Simon and GarfunkelSimon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.

Paul Simon and Arthur Garfunkel, two boys from New York conquered the world with their incredibly strong, mostly vocal songs. Songs like The Boxer, Mrs. Robinson and the Sounds of Silence, belong to their masterpieces. - Panther

12The KinksThe Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

This British rock group succeeded in making a lot of people moving with the catchy songs, performed by the Davies brothers and co. Famous songs are You Really Got Me, Mr. Pleasant and Waterloo Sunset - Panther

They were churning out the Heavy Metal riff before Heavy Metal arrived!

13The Trashmen
14The AnimalsThe Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.

This band was created in 1962 and first hit the bilboards in the US in 1964. They are remembered for great songs such as "Don't let me be misunderstood", an incredible good cover of Bob Dylan's "House of The Rising Sun" and of course "We've got to get out of this place". - Panther

15The YardbirdsThe Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
16Ray CharlesRaymond Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
17Led ZeppelinLed Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
18Pink FloydPink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitarist), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters (Vocals and Bass), and Richard ...read more.
19Sly and the Family StoneSly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1967 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music.
20Janis JoplinJanis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
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