Best Folk Rock Bands of the 1960sBlue_Devereaux Criteria used to choose bands (in no particular order):
The Top Ten
First fully integrated band with two men and two women. Original sound. Original look--nothing or no one looked like they did, one reason Ed Sullivan liked them so much. Vocal harmonies are the best; no other band will ever sound like them. - Blue_Devereaux
The Mamas and the Papas suck! They should be zero
I hate The Mamas and the Papas so much because of their stupid songs and their horrible harmonizing. Everybody hates that evil group because of Cass Elliot’s appearance. I’m very happy that those jerks are dead
They invented folk rock
Roger McGuinn and his 12 string INVENTED folk rock!
The thing I love about Simon and Garfunkel is their minimalist approach. Often only a guitar and their voices (which are always in perfect harmony). Art Garfunkel's vocal arangements define Paul Simon's songs. They were never the same without each other. - PetSounds
So many wonderful hits... Bridge over troubled water, the Boxer, Mrs. Robinson... and so many more. - Beatlesboy9
I love ❤️ Peter, Paul, and Mary so much. Their music 🎶 makes me so happy 😃. They’re way better than The Mamas and the Papas.
I use Hyp, Nod, and Mutt as Peter, Paul and Mary. I use Hyp as Peter Yarrow 🧡. I use Nod as Paul Stookey 💛. I use Mutt as Mary Travers 💜. 🦕🦖
They invented British folk rock.
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2. The Byrds
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