Best Bands of the 60s


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61 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...

62 Jethro Tull Jethro Tull Jethro Tull were a British rock group, formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967. Initially playing blues rock, the band soon developed its sound to incorporate elements of British folk music and hard rock to forge a progressive rock signature.

Incredible band of the late 60's. Should be in the top 20 without question. I put them in top 10. No one sounded like Jethro Tull! Benefit and Stand Up were two early albums that led up to Aqualung, a ground breaking album of its time. That was followed by Thick as a Brick, which was also revolutionary.

Love this band. Innovators of their time. Should be in top 20 of all time best bands.

Very unique sound. A blend of blues, folk, jazz, and experimental infused into their own enchanting rock music formula. You can't hear them play their materpieces and simply turn around!

I added Jethro Tull to this list last week, 13 Sep 2013, and it landed at the list's tail ranking 51 initially. I am so delighted to see that it climbed up so quickly and ranked 33 so far. I am so proud of you voters, hurray!
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63 The Band The Band The Band was a Canadian-American roots rock group formed in 1965 . Which originally consisting of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboards, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals) and Robbie Robertson more.

The kid is right! If you haven't listened to The Band yet, you have really missed out. I was lucky enough to see them in 1974 when they toured with Dylan. The tightest rock band in the business. They traded off the vocals like nobody else in rock and roll. And then there is the organist, Garth Hudson, a one of a kind!

This one deserves number 1 it is really an amazing band respected by all musicians, bob dylan, eric clapton,.. When you listen to them and you hear the lyrics, they are really meaningfull and when you add epic guitar solos, fantastic piano, organ,.. And AMAZING vocals I'm not only speaking about levon helm and rick danko butt also about richard manuel, who has really the best voice that I EVER heard! They have to be number 1 please vote for them they are really amazing! If you are scrolling down and reading this and don't know who they are search on YouTube! Respect for te band! And rip Levon, Rick and Richard! Sorry if my English was bad I'm a Belgian, 14 year old boy!

Best roots rock band ever. just listen to the brown album

The Weight, best song ever!

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64 Strawberry Alarm Clock

Incense and peppermints was a great song..By the way,Ed King was the guitarest before he went on to Lynard Skinner.

65 A Small Circle of Friends

Roger Nichols is a brilliant songwriter.

66 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
67 The Association

"Along comes Mary" is my favorite and that was also the name of my first crush..

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68 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.

69 13th Floor Elevators

Greatest band of the sixties era and regarded as the first psyhcadelic band in the U. S

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70 The Shadows

Great instrumental music. They had the most hits behind elvis and the Beatles in the UK.

71 Strawbs

Greats song part of the union

72 Blue Cheer Blue Cheer Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009. Based in San Francisco, Blue Cheer played in a psychedelic blues rock style, and are also credited as being some of the earliest pioneers of heavy metal, more.
73 Blind Faith

When I was a kid I bought the BLIND FAITH album.
Listen to "Do What You Like" It is a long song but you will love it.

Would not get away with a 13 year old girl half naked on the album cover now. well alright great

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74 The Pretty Things
75 Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.

Anyone else remember a little song called "In-A-Gadda-the-Vida"? First band to have an album go platinum in the USA? Pioneers of psychedelic/heavy/acid rock?

Love the band but saying that they're the creators of heavy rock is a overstatement. Bands like Cream were much heavier than them in the sixties.

The creators of hard and heavy rock.

They were 1 hit wonders, but Inna Gada the Vida ia still a great song

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76 Classics IV

Tracy, is their best song. I still love it.

77 The Kingsmen
78 The Seeds
79 The Fugs
80 The Ronettes

Fantastic songs and singers, probably the top 10 in the '60s... I WAS THERE. A time when people danced and were in love, THESE were the songs that melted hearts.

The greatest girl group of all time.

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