Top 10 Great Underrated Groups from the 60s and 70s
The Top Ten
1 Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Öyster Cult is an American rock band from Long Island, New York, whose most successful work includes the hard rock and heavy metal songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla" and "Burnin' for You". V 1 Comment
2 Seals & Crofts
3 Neil Young & Crazy Horse
4 Strawberry Alarmclock
5 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 ...read more.
6 The Kinks
The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.
I love the song "Marquee Moon". - Pony
8 Deep Purple
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, ...read more.
Wouldn't call them underrated but they're certainly great. - IronSabbathPriest
They are as great as their counterparts from AC/DC, Led Zep, Black Sabbath, and so on, but Deep Purple never get the same credits. - Metal_Treasure
9 The Lovin' Spoonful
John Sebastian is an excellent songwriter. This group just played happy songs.Hit after hit in the 60's.
10 Rare Earth
11 We All Together
12 Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 that was one of the top rock bands in the early 1970s. Twelve of the band's albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasy reached No. 7 in 1975). Uriah Heep's distinctive features include a massive keyboard sound, strong vocal ...read more.
Among the pioneers of hard rock, heavy metal and art/prog rock.
Try: Easy Livin', Sympathy, July Morning, Bird of Prey, Come Back To Me - Metal_Treasure
UFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal. V 1 Comment
15 The Sweet
16 Bee Gees
The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
18 The Stooges
The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, are an American proto-punk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, first active from 1967 to 1974, and later reformed in 2003. Although they sold few records in their original incarnation, and often performed for indifferent or hostile audiences, the Stooges are ...read more.
20 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.
Only a handful of bands ever had a stronger lineup; their music was amazingly good. A real shame they did not get along too well and broke up after only about 18 months, though their excellence is recognized in hindsight, and they were inducted into the RRHOF.
Didn't think about this group! Nice catch, whoever added this - LizardKing99
What became of them? Well Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and Poco (with Ritchie Furay and Jim Messina) two excellent bands. Sometimes the sum of the parts are greater than the whole.
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