Best Bands of the 60s

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The Top Ten

1 The Beatles The Beatles The 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.

This guys totally deserve it. And yes they are what we call THE LEGENDS even till now in the 21st century. Their music is apart of my life. They're new awesome bands out there that is really good, but nothing can beat The Beatles. My dad always plays While my guitar gently weeps and hey jude on the radio in the car and it has been apart of my life ever since I was a little girl. All I want to say is this are real musician and that is it. Thanks guys

The Beatles are the best! I love everything from Please Please Me to Rubber Soul to Sgt. Pepper to Abbey Road. John Paul George Ringo were the best thing ever! They are the only band from the 60s that continues to sell and inspire people. You can't say that about too many bands these days.

Yay Beatles is number one This band totally deserves the top spot. They completely rule the sixties! I wanna see this band stay up here

They are the best in the world

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2 The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones The 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.

The Rolling Stones are my favorite band of the British Invasion and probably of all time. All the music now is nothing compared to bands like the Stones. I like their early music better than their older music though. My favorite songs that the stones released are satisfaction, wild horses, sympathy for the devil, paint it black, and especially gimme shelter. The Rolling Stones made a lot of good songs with other music artists and singers like Merry Clayton. The Rolling Stones will always be my favorites even though the Beatles are probably the greatest.

How can the stones be behind Led Zeppelin here? Granted Led Zeppelin are amazing but they only really started at the end of the 60's where as the Stones were well established. The Stones should be second here with great albums such as beggars banquet and let it bleed and especially their legendary tours of 1969!

For me " The Rolling Stones " was a band that has influenced more people in the US during the sixties than " The Beatles ". Just listen to the millions of US garage-punk bands of the mid-sixties ( they were obviously more interested in the rawer rebellious sounds and attitudes of " The Rolling Stones ", " The Kinks ", " The Yardbirds ", " The Who "... than " The Beatles ". ). I'm not saying that " The Beatles " were not talented but what if " The Rolling Stones " would have been the first instead of " The Beatles " to invade the US? Wouldn't that have changed the history?

Beatles suck

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3 The Doors The Doors The 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.

Dark beautiful melodies, and a soft brooding voice unlike any other. The Doors music and Morrison's voice --- some of us are so grateful for having found this treasure. An unworldly trip.

The doors are the most unique band and no one an ever be like them

The doors defined real music

The doors music is so amazing no other band in the psychedelic era sound like them Jim’s lyrics communicate something They had their own style plus LEGENDS songs “Light my fire” “When the music’s over” “break on through” “the end” etc,

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4 The Beach Boys The Beach Boys The Beach Boys are an American pop 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.

People who don't think they deserve to be in the top 5 obviously have not heard their material from the late '60s and early '70s. While I do enjoy their early 60s surf music and it was extremely popular and era defining as well, their later material saw them really expand their musical palette. They also wrote some really great thoughtful lyrics. Carl Wilson is an underrated songwriter and a hell of a singer and Brian is a genius.

Listen to incredible albums such as Pet Sounds, The Smile Sessions, Wild Honey, 20/20, Sunflower, Surf's Up (not a surf album, but is HIGHLY recommended), Carl And The Passions: "So Tough", and Holland!

The Beach Boys deserve to top the list for those albums alone!

Listen to "Pet Sounds" album from these guys and then you tell me what do you think of Beatles' Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band influences.

These guys play amazing music

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5 The Who The Who The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964 . The members are Roger Daltrey (lead singer), Pete Townshend (guitarist), John Entwistle (bassist), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and Won't Get Fooled ...read more.

One of the best bands ever. I think they at least deserve top 5. They were so innovative. Created the first rock opera
Popularlized the power chord. Had one of the best drummers, guitarists, bassists, and singers AND also popularized bass guitar solo.

How can The Who be placed below The Doors and The Beach Boys? Musically, they were better than those two. The song writing of Pete Townshend was as good, if not better than Brian Wilson. Just the concept of "TOMMY" puts them in the #3 position.

Love the who think they should be top 5, have to listen to them in music and I love it!

You better like The Who. They are the best! Deserve to be in Top 5

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6 The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.

Best guitarist ever to be, Will always rock the world!

The Jimi Hendrix Experience is one of the greatest band of the 60's indeed. Hendrix is, and always will be, one of the greatest guitarists ever to live on the face of this Earth.

I saw them in the 60s top of the bill in the Empire Liverpool. He is my no. 1 all time favourite absolutely fantastic never been beaten in my opinion. Absolutely incredible. Died too soon.

Great songs

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7 Pink Floyd Pink Floyd Pink Floyd were an English progressive 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), ...read more.

Pink Floyd is legendary. They started with Syd Barrett, who is the greatest songwriter of all time. Then, tragically, Syd Barrett went crazy from abusing LSD in addition to other mental problems. They replaced him with David Gilmour, the greatest guitarist ever. They continued to make classic music that is still amazing today. R.I. P Syd Barrett and Rick Wright

How great was Pink Floyd? Well there are two bands that I can think of that pay tribute to THE FLOYD to this day. BRIT FLOYD and AUSSIE FLOYD.
I have watched BRIT and AUSSIE FLOYD on YouTube and both bands blew me away with their tributes to Pink Floyd. I will always agree with the person that wrote "There isn't a band that can compete in terms of being able to sit there and listen to the entire album from start to finish and enjoy every second, every album every song" Cover bands are a dime a dozen tribute bands are solid gold. Thank you BRIT and AUSSIE FLOYD for keeping the music of Pink Floyd alive and well.

Great Band. I listen to them since my childhood. And the film "The Wall" is a real masterpiece. I think everyone should like them. Long live Roger Waters and David Gilmour. And the other members of the band, who has died R.I.P.

Pink Flyod at 9!?! Drop DEAD!

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

The Kinks were the forerunner of power pop and punk. They used the power chord to its full advantage before anyone else realised. They wrote some of the cleverest pop songs ever with the greatest hooks that made there music happy and full of fun. They are uniquely English and proud of it. Ray Davies has penned songs that will never be forgotten or sound dated even today. Deserve a top three slot in any chart

The Kinks wrote songs of every style and mostly did it better than every other band of the era. It's a shame they were banned from the US in their prime which limited their international exposure. The one thing the Beatles really had on them was George Martin. It seems to me that if The Kinks had the same access to production techniques & guidance as the Beatles, this wouldn't even be a discussion.

They should be top ten, they are one of the best brilliant bands ever can't believe there only 17 this is a bad website considering the kinks wrote one Lola and you really got me and how are the beach boys 10th haha

Most brilliant and underrated band of all time with great songs and great stories.

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9 Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Three of the top albums of 1969...and a sound that you can't mistake for anyone else...lyrics that take you around the American landscape and then deposit back to your record player to hear Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Born on the Bayou, Green River, Fortunate Son, Who Will Stop the Rain and the list goes on and on...the top American Rock Band

Quite simply the best American rock band of all time.

The greatest AMERICAN rock band ever! They wrote the most recognizable Veitnam war song (Fortunate Son) and other classics that people sometimes over look like; Down on the Corner, Up Around the Bend, and Proud Mary.

Good stuff

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10 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin Led 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.

Why is Led Zeppelin on this list? Led Zeppelin is obviously the best, but, most of their career was set during the 70s.

Their first two albums were made in the sixties. They were even called the " New Yardbirds " in the beginning because of the Jimmy Page connection. All the members were in bands before they formed Led Zeppelin. So, yes it's a sixties band. The comment who says " they're a 70's band, geniuses " is stupid. The Rolling Stones, The Who etc... were all active in the seventies. That doesn't mean that they are 70's bands.

if you don't like them, you don't have good taste in music - rock2metal

Greatest band ever.

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The Contenders

11 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

Personally I think Cream should be at least in the top 15... I mean Sunshine Of Your Love was an amazing song, and even though the group only lasted like, 3 years, they sure as hell made the most of it!

For White Room alone they deserve the top 20. One of the most stunningly amazing rock songs ever written. Of course they had a lot of other great material too.

Clapton and Ginger Baker... REALLY? Way down here? WRONG! Hollie's with their crappy bubble gum junk shouldn't even be mentioned here.

Without Cream there whould have never been a Led Zeppelin

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12 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.

These guys laid the foundation for many new wave and underground bands!

I'm waiting for my man, $26 in my hand. He's never early, he's always late. First thing you learn is you always gotta wait.

The average person is too shallow to feel what this was about, touching the realities of our darker side

Undeniably amazing

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13 The Byrds The Byrds The 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.

The byrds were one of the most influential bands of the 60s, introducing folk rock, acid rock, and country rock. They should of made the top ten.

The byrds should of made the top 5. In 65, they were already singing about more than girls and falling in love. THEIR WORDS MADE US THINK ABOUT LIFE AND BEYOND.

One of the best American bands ever. Their strong folk music influence changed the rock sound for a long time and their songs still resonate today. Definitely belong in the top 10!

Their music still stands up. As innovative as the Beatles. Guitarists are still using the string bender they invented.

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14 The Mamas & the Papas The Mamas & the Papas The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group that recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968, reuniting briefly in 1971.

This band changed the sound of rock music. They were the first to be fully intergrated sexually with two men and two women. Their vocal harmonies were, and remain, unparalleled.

I hate the Mamas and the Papas so much. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when she was with the Mamas and the Papas.

Worst vocal group ever! Peter Paul and Mary are way better than The Mamas and the Papas

Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when she went Thru the Mirror. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when she was with the Mamas and the Papas. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I screamed at her. Cass Elliot was too fat and too round when I was screaming and crying 😭 about her size

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15 The Monkees

Great personalities, great voices, and a great band...
They caught a lot of undeserved flack, esp since a lot of bands in the sixties used session players on their albums... And the mtv shun was undeserved as well...

Sure they started off as manufactured boy band but they took control and ended up performing all their material and writing much of it as well. They also have great character sketch songs such as PO BOX 9847 and Mr Webster, that you would never hear from any boy bands from the last 4 decades. Also whether they wrote or played on certain songs, those first 6 albums are rock solid and sound like a perfect amalgamation of all the best acts of the 60s, specifically the Beatles, the Byrds, the Beach Boys and the Lovin's Spoonful.

You gotta be kidding me! The Monkees over the Kinks! The Monkees over CREAM! Who did the Monkees influence? The Kinks put a bit of a hard edge to catchy pop songs and Cream more or less laid the groundwork for hard rock and metal, for good or bad.

The Monkees should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Corporate greed ruined their image.

Love all their songs, especially "i'm a Believer."

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

Before the Doors there was the Animals. House of the Rising Sun is simply the best song of 1964 and a stunning record. Rock had an edge before for being raw and sexual but the Animals were the first group to introduce a real sense of darkness into the genre. Rock has never been the same since.

Under-rated one of the best lead singers

One of the most underrated bands of all time

Wut the hell this should be number 3

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17 The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of country, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, space rock, for live performances ...read more.

Simply the most musical, the most experimental, the most rhythmic, possessing the best combination of lead and rhythm guitar players EVER: Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir.

The Dead are classic, classic 60's. should be higher on the list. They are perfect, American Beauty was my first vinyl and by far remains my favorite.

The dead should for sure be #1 and the doors #2 the dead are just so upbeat but slow and also psychedelic all at the same time

The Greatful Dead save lives. They’re really just for everyone

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18 The Hollies The Hollies

Top power-pop songsters - great drummer, lead guitarist and then there was those quite incredible harmonies.

Graham Nash formed the band and eventually went on CSNY.. They had some great songs, Carrie Anne/ Bus Stop/He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother...

Outstanding band still touring today - for me second to the Beatles

19 Crosby, Stills, & Nash

The fact that no other band with the exception of the Beatles made more music on an individual basis during the 70's is a testament to the talent these guys had..Csn had great solo albums to begin the 70's and continued through the decade...Neil young is in a class all by himself..No way a group of guys with this much creativity can stay together and make albums when they all had this much material on hand...

So much talent in this band.. Woodstock wouldn't be the same without them.. They were solid in the 60's and 70's..

Amazing band who only got better with Neil Young.

This band should be #3 best of the best why#19 is ridiculous. The monkysvover this group of talented music makers is testimony to this being a silly survey.

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20 The Four Seasons

Historically, a very underrated group considering their massive appeal and huge record sales and airplay especially during their heyday in the 1960's and '70's. Thanks to the mega-hit Broadway musical, "Jersey Boys," their music and influence on other popular bands has been reassessed and their music has been rediscovered by a new generation of fans. This group is certainly worthy of consideration in any top 10 list of the best bands of the 1960's, and should at least be acknowledged for their popularity and success on the music charts during that decade.

Sold more than 100 million records. Their lead singer still performs today after more than 50 years. Broadway musical about their lives and music is # 12 all time. If Beach Boys are included in the top 10 so must the 4 Seasons be included. Thank you!

These guys were great, they came from destitute families and were involved with the mob, Tommy and Nick had like 20 years in prison between them. Then they still managed to get 3 number one hits and they were the only group to have a number one hit in the 50's,60's,70's,80's and 90's!
They have the quintessential rags to riches story.

They are 4 very underrated guys!

Best 60's group of all time. More top 10 hits. Massive commercial success.

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21 The Yardbirds The Yardbirds The 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".

Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. WHAT MORE COULD YOU NEED? Well, besides Hendrix - Brobusky

Heavies before their time. Beck and then Page. I doesn't get better than that.

They had this one other guitarist before Beck and Page. What was his name again?
They always used his nickname "God", so I forgot his real name.

Really good memories about this band - exceptional musicians!

...The first lead guitarist of The Yardbirds was Anthony "Top" Topham. He left the band before they achieved mainstream popularity, and was replaced by Eric Clapton, the first of three lead guitarists from the Yardbirds to gain an international reputation (the other two being Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.

22 Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered the American counterculture movement as well as psychedelic rock. ...read more.

Grace Barnett Slick, Her career spanned all or parts of four decades, most notably with the bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, and Starship. She started with The Great Society and also had stints as a solo performer. - Mischu1699

Best acid rock band of all time. Also disappointed country joe and the fish aren't on here. Jefferson Airplane is by far my favorite band of all time.

Great list. Blows away any music in last 20 years and really last 45 years

Grace Slick was an amazing singer. White Rabbit is fantastic!

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23 Simon & Garfunkel

After their disbandment, Paul Simon (often known as "Al") went solo. - playstationfan66

They are absolutely amazing how could they not be top 5!

They should be top3 right after beatles and beach boys. No one beaten simon on melodic catchiness, the man is pure gold in everything he touches

At least top 15

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24 The Lovin' Spoonful The Lovin' Spoonful

I cannot believe these guys are not even on here. John Sebastion is one the great songwriters of his time. He writes about love in a way that's actually feels real and relatable unlike a lot of love songs. Darlin Be Home Soon was my wedding song and Summer in the City gets my vote for best song of the decade. Outside the hits they had great deep cuts too like Coconut Groove, Sittin Here Lovin You and Younger Girl

25 The 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!

The best irreplaceable band ever!

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26 The Zombies

Aside from The Beatles, this was the most musically innovative group of that era, and perhaps of all-time. The Zombies are without question the most underappreciated group in the history of rock and roll.

Time of the Season is one of the best records of all time. She's Not There is not far behind.

They had at least 5 hit songs so they should be higher on the list!

Love this band. Their music has passed the test of time. Classic and relevant.

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27 Herman's Hermits

I actually don't like much of their material from 65-66 but their material from 67-69 starting with A Kind of Hush is very underrated and deserves a second look from anyone who loves 60s rock/pop. No Milk Today, Museum, Nice to Be Out in the Morning and more are great.

This band is very good, with Peter Noon as the singer. I know someone joined the band in 1998 and left in 2000. They are a very great band. My favorite of their songs is "Silhouettes."

28 The Rascals

These guys are being sorely forgotten and underrated these days where classic rock radio plays more Poison and Bon Jovi then 60s greats. Their chemistry was great and they performed with a real sense of passion. Their run of hits from 66-68 is as good as anything else from the entire decade. At their best The Rascals just make you feel good.

Just look at all the hits they had.

One of the most diverse bands of the 60s... Dino Danelli was a machine on the drums.. Felix Cavaliere on the Hammond and his incredible vocals... As Steven Van Zandt said at the R&R Hall of Fame Speech inducting The Rascals.."To sound that black you have to be Italian"

Man. I didn't realize what great music and musicians there were in those days❤️❤️❤️��� - ❣👍🏻

29 Van Morrison Van Morrison

Brown-eyed Girl. Great song!

His band was called " THEM " before he went solo.

Not a band!

30 Sly and the Family Stone Sly and the Family Stone Sly 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.

Some of their stones are simply anthems and will keep being just that. So much talent and relevant original music... #67? Whoever trumped up this goofy list doesn't know much about music.

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SLY THE MUSIC GOD OF THE 60S " #1 GOING TO BE #1 THANK you SLY

31 The Turtles

Everyone thinks they are a one hit wonder with Happy Together when really they had just as many hits as anyone outside the Beach Boys, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Be sure to check out She's My Girl, You Showed Me, Eleanore, She's Rather Be With Me and It Ain't Me Babe.

32 Barclay James Harvest

Their greatest hits stacks up against anybody.

Currently in great form (i.E. the John Lees version, which I can vouch for having seen them twice in the past year) and likely to smash their 50th anniversary!

Formed in 1967 and still touring and making new music (in two separate formats - 'John Lees' BJH' and 'BJH featuring Les Holroyd'. Massively successful in Europe, especially Germany, but sadly neglected in their home country.

33 Big Brother and the Holding Company Big Brother and the Holding Company Big Brother and the Holding Company is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1965 as part of the same psychedelic music scene that produced the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Blue Cheer, and Jefferson Airplane.

Janis's screeching voice with the collective noise the boys made was the epitome of that eras rock.

34 Deep Purple Deep Purple Deep 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.

Deep Purple was the pioneer in early heavy guitar metal.. They were like no one else.. I remember them as a 70' band though..

These guys were one of the big three of heavy metal, so I don't understand why they aren't in the top 5 on best heavy metal bands...

35 The Stooges The Stooges The 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.

Come on guys listen to this rockers. Almost nobody else had such a sound in the 60's (except for the MC5). - zam67

36 The Dave Clark Five

! This group should be rated in the top ten!

Definitely top ten took america big good 60s band

1st British band to tour the US!

37 The Mothers of Invention The Mothers of Invention

Absolutely brilliant

38 The Four Tops

Besides possibly Stevie Wonder the Four Tops sang with more passion and zeal then any of the other Motown Acts. Their singing can give me chills.

Jaq and Gus' favorite Motown group

Jaq and Gus love � - this group so much

Everything they sang I loved.😘😍😍😍😚� - ❣

39 Small Faces Small 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

My favourite band of all time, just love them

Number 5 I think

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40 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath were a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward. The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback. In 1978, ...read more.

They didn't make an album in the 60s, they still started then though, but I see them as a 70s band

One of the best concerts I ever went to.

I am just a kid and I think they are the best

Black Sabbath not a 60s band

Certainly one of the greatest rock bands ever, but, their first album came out in 70', so, they can't possibly be considered a 60's band. - cptron

41 The Temptations The Temptations The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.

What an amazing group. Of all of mentioned, I don't think that anyone ever had so many original and timeless gems. One of the all time best bands making very REAL music. NO DUDS!

42 Steppenwolf Steppenwolf Steppenwolf 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.

When rock was great

43 Them
44 MC5

These guys along with Iggy Pop and the Stooges completely destroyed almost every band they came across just like The Who did to the Rolling Stones! Apparently from what's going around they played so awesome that the more popular band Cream felt like they were 1-upped. Who do you think would win though, 1970s' Who, or MC5?

45 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge was a American Psychedelic band in the late 1960s. Their two first album was all covers, but their third album is mostly original content. They are also credited for somewhat influencing Progressive Rock.
46 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

I can't understand why this guy isn't number one, he was clearly the best singer of the sixties if not ever and all the guys were extremely talented, at least they played their own instruments unlike many of that time.

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

Great band. Some of my favorite songs from that era.

47 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.

Pictures of Matchstick Men was a number 1 hit in 60s. Admittedly, most of their best material was in the 70s, but they started over 50 years ago and still going (just)! Should be in top 20.

This must be a British poll.

Sold more records/cd's than either The Beatles or The Stones. Gotta be worth something?

48 Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood 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.

I love them

49 Slade Slade

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.

50 Three 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...

They need to be top 30!

I love This Band The Songs are Soothing I love One Joy To the World Shambala An Old Fashioned Love song and Black and White I was Lucky to meet Jimmy Cory and Chuck on FB; They are so Sweet! I am Shocked to Hear about Cory He was so Kind and Sweet and was Kind Hearted

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1. The Beatles
2. The Rolling Stones
3. The Doors
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1. Pink Floyd
2. The Beatles
3. The Doors
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