Top Ten American Folk Rock GroupsBillyv This is the top popular and talented folk rock groups, excluding the bands/groups that often backed "solo" artists and played behind the individual's featured name.
The Top Ten
Their harmony is so incredible that it's usually impossible to distinguish between Paul's and Art's voices. - PetSounds
Tough choice between #s 1&2 for me but I went with CSNY partly due to 4 strong featured members as well as figuring PetSounds will likely appropriately vote for Simon & Garfunkel if/when he sees this list! 😉 - Billyv
I HATE the Mamas and the Papas a whole lot. They stink! Peter, Paul and Mary rock. Peter, Paul and Mary are way better than the Mamas and the Papas.
They hated touring, and so were mostly known on the west-coast except for the hit "For What Its Worth", which became an anti-Vietnam War anthem, even though it was about student riots on the Sunset Strip.
I've been getting into them recently, thanks to an anonymous recommendation. If you're reading this, I thank you. - PetSounds
Its quite simple; Buffalo Springfield begat CSNY.
Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Jim Messina was just about as strong a "natural" [not label created] lineup as has ever existed in the world of rock music.
Neil Young's song "Wish I Was in Buffalo Springfield Again" shows that after a lifetime, even he realizes just how wonderful they were.
Not really Folk-Rock, they were just "Folk", though they were very good.
In reality they were just Folkies, but they did rock every now and then.
Another strong and proper criticism; I may replace or demote them in the ranking.
Although one song does not define a genre, they did "...Dig Rock n Roll Music" 😉 - Billyv
I love ❤️ this group a whole lot. They make me smile 😊.
Personally favored over strong candidate Poco - Billyv
Superb pedigree in this genre: Also formed by the former members of Buffalo Springfield, Richie Furay and Jim Messina.
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2. Buffalo Springfield
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
2. Simon and Garfunkel
3. The Mamas and The Papas