Best Bands of the 60s


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41 Gary Lewis and the Playboys

They are not an all time band for sure but for 2 years they had some great singles like Green Grass, She's Just My Style, Count Me In and especially This Diamond Ring, which can go toe to toe with any other great songs from the 60s.

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42 Black Sabbath Black Sabbath Black Sabbath are 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, 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.

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44 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.

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45 Vanilla Fudge Vanilla Fudge
46 Status Quo

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

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47 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.

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48 Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Buffalo 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.

Haha the only song anyone remembers is "For What It's Worth". It's even on Forrest Gump.

They were great with there song stop hey whats that sound

The song was called "For What It's Worth".

49 Gary Puckett and The Union Gap

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

50 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

Come on! Is this a joke? Who was The Jackson 5 in the sixties? Even if they existed nobody cared back then. They were just a minor act of the Motown group.

Michael Jackson Best King Of Pop

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51 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!

Holiday or To love somebody are one of the best songs from 60s

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52 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.

53 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...

One of the best. Can't believe they are #78

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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54 Grass Roots

I loved this band. Top 20 on my list. Rob Grill was an awesome lead singer! They really had their own sound. R.I.P Rob Grill 2011.

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55 Blood, Sweat & Tears

This band and Chicago I just loved. They were my favorite instrumental groups. Also, the lead singer for Blood, Sweat & Tears, was excellent. I don't know his name. Where can I find it? Where can I hear a recording?

I think of this band's sound when I think of the late 60's.

David Clayton Thomas was the lead singer...

56 Paul Revere and The Raiders

A great novelty band, but their hit songs speak for themselves. Should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of fame. RIP Paul.

Should be much higher than this.

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57 The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.

A great emotional band, they produced some great music.

Blue world ever think you may be in a masonic story?

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58 Chicago

Instrumental and lyrical geniuses!

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59 Gerry and The Pacemakers

Only other Liverpool group to rival The Fab Four.

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60 Traffic Traffic

They surely deserved better placement

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