Best Bands of the 60s

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61 The Shadows

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

62 The Pretty Things
63 Strawberry Alarm Clock
64 A Small Circle of Friends

Roger Nichols is a brilliant songwriter.

65 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.

Listen to them!

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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 Classics IV

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

69 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.

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.

70 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!

71 The Seeds
72 The Fugs
73 Rush Rush Rush is a Canadian progressive rock band that was formed in 1968. Even though the only founding member still in the band is Alex Lifeson (Guitar), the band is most well-known for their current members Neil Peart (Drums) and Geddy Lee (Bass, Vocals). ...read more.

I love rush. They didn't release their first album until 1974

74 13th Floor Elevators

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

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75 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, ...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.

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

76 Nashville Teens
77 Strawbs

Greats song part of the union

78 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, ...read more.
79 The Trashmen
80 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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