Best Bands of the 60s


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41 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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42 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.

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45 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.

46 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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47 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".

48 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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49 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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50 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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51 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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52 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...

53 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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54 Chicago

Great musicians

Instrumental and lyrical geniuses!

55 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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56 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 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?

57 Gerry and The Pacemakers

Only other Liverpool group to rival The Fab Four.

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58 Traffic Traffic

They surely deserved better placement

59 The Troggs

Great band, hugely under-rated. Good crash, bang, wallop rock and some great soft stuff. RIP Reg and Ronnie.

More than just WIld Thing...

60 The Easybeats

I don't much about them other then Friday On My Mind but man that's a great song.

England had The Beatles, America had The Beach boys and Australia had The Easybeats. the Easybeats were an incredibly talented band, The lead singer Stevie wright, was the most entertaining singer and dancer of the 60s, I encourage to watch on YouTube Friday on my mind 1967 live on French T.V. , it will make your day.

Should be up in the Top 15 at least.

They were Australia's Beatles, An incredibly talented band, had quite a few good songs 'sorry' is one of my favourites. but the band didn't really get all that much recognition overseas, like many other great Aussie rock bands. if you ever get a chance go on YouTube and watch Friday on my mind live on French T.V. , The lead singer Stevie wright, is one of the most awesome performers I've seen in rock n roll, check it out you won't disappointed.

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