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
They had wonderful songs and harmony. I played some of their songs in my band. They are not an evil group in any shape or form. What a stupid thing to say...that person must be very uneducated. Cass Elliot had the best voice in the group and was extremely talented, which is why she did well with her solo career and others did not,proof is in the pudding. They had a great influence in the music business and will have for many years to come.
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
The Spoonful and The Byrds are two of my favorite bands from the Sixties. - Gg2000
Best folk group EVER!
Peter, Paul and Mary are awesome.
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.
They weren't really a folk rock band. They were more of a roots band, more influenced by straight rock and roll, blues, and country. - Gg2000
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