Greatest 60s and 70s Singers and Bands

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61 Buffalo Springfield 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.
62 King Crimson King Crimson King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band had numerous band member changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (Guitar). ...read more.

Awesome, changes every few years so never get boring. Fripp is outstanding.

Lets here Epitaph, you may say that it happens only for the others.A. sOUFARGI

63 Status Quo Status Quo Status Quo are an English rock band who play a brand of boogie rock. The group originated in The Spectres, founded by schoolboys Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in 1962. After a number of lineup changes, which included the introduction of Rick Parfitt in 1967, the band became The Status Quo in 1967 ...read more.

Best Rock 'n' Roll Band Ever!

64 Dave Mason

Most underrated musician of all-time... Listen to any of his albums and you will get an immediate respect for his music... See him in concert and you will be a fan for life.

The man that inspired me to play guitar. Just the tastiest, melodic, and flowing guitar solos. Great voice and brilliant songwriter

Dave Mason is still the best, beautiful songs he is an excellent guitar player and singer.

65 The Grass Roots

If your stereo speakers could belt out COOL, then Grass Roots are playing. Sounded way ahead of their time.

One of the top groups of the late 60's and early 70's with many top 40 hits to their credit.

The Grass Roots is an American rock band that charted frequently between 1966 and 1975

I have loved The Grass Roots from the first heard them in the 60s. There music takes me back to MSU and
East Lansing and so many other places. Thanks for the memories

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66 Cream Cream Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

Legendary eric clapton ginger baker jack bruce. no greater supergroup than these 3

One of the best rock band member of three.

All 3 were masters of there instrument

67 Johnny Cash Johnny Cash John R. "Johnny" Cash (1932-2003) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor, and author, who was widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. He died of ...read more.

I cannot believe Johnny Cash is this low on the list. Horrible list.

Johnny Cash is a legend.

Greatest singer!

68 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5 The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon.

Can You Feel? Don't blame it on the sunshine, don't blame it on the moonlight... Amazing group. Michael and his brother made magic.

This is one of my favorite bands growing up and I always used to come home after school and listend to it nonstop

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69 Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern rock genre during the 1970s They are known for songs like "Free Bird", "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Tuesdays Gone" .

Should be up there with the Allman Brothers. Great band whose time was cut short by a plane crash.

Lynyrd Skynyrd lower than top 10 on a list of the best bands of all time!?!? Beat by the Jackson 5, a band who's most famous member wont touch a human over the age of 5. Skyntrd should easily be in the top 10 (top 5 in my opinion) next to the Almond Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Marshall Tucker, Steve Miller, etc...

There is no WAY Lynyrd Skynyrd is this low! He is a great singer. Lynyrd and Jim Croce should at least be in the top 5, which in fact Jim Croce's real position is actually number 2. I looked it up!

I agree! Who made this list? You obviously did not grow up during this period, or you would know that we were listening to them more than anyone else, but we also had specific bands popping out that I hadn't seen, like Bad Company, BTO - Bachman, Turner Overdrive, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Chicago should be on the list, Rod Stewart, Van Halen, ACDC, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, The Cars, Blondie, Carly Simon, Helen Reddy, THE CAROL KING, James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen, CCR, Ike & Tina Turner, sooo many more. Elton John. Simon & Garfunkel.Chicago! Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. The Mix was incredible back then! But of all the one's not mentioned, & of many that filled in for a one-hit moment, or played their little hearts out during that God Awful Disco moment, (Although I refuse to admit who I did like! Commodores! ) NOT KC & The Sunshine Band! Music began to change again as it entered the 80's. I personally loved the Hair Bands. But my all time real Rock & Roll Bands are 1st and ...more

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70 The Mamas & the Papas The Mamas & the Papas The Mamas & the Papas were an American folk rock vocal group that recorded and performed from 1965 to 1968, reuniting briefly in 1971.

Everyone love them, if they listen, fantastic

Speaks to the heart, thanks Cass

One of the best comosers and arrangers: Papa John
one of the best male singers of all-time: Papa Denny
one of the best female singers of all-time: Mama Cass
one of the most beautiful female singers of all-time: Mama Michelle

71 Genesis Genesis Genesis are an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967. The most commercially successful and long-lasting line-up includes keyboardist Tony Banks, bassist/guitarist Mike Rutherford and drummer/singer Phil Collins.

The Genesis 1970-1974 era compositions are simply ''Master Pieces''. Their songs lyrics were tales based on history and/or legends who allude to our human condition. But their genius is the way they succeed to integrate the plot of the story in creating the musical tales which includes chapters, as in theater acts, with intro, preludes, development, intermissions, resolution, final, conclusion, prologue, etc... And they exploit the harmonization of the chord progressions with two or 3 guitars parts (often using the richness and fullness of 12 stings guitars). It was real musical journeys. And they carried us when they were making vocal harmonies with 3 or 4 vocal melodic lines. Those kind musical creativity has almost disappeared since the 80' as the music has been caught by the ''music industry'', which the aim is profit making. In my opinion, their most creative albums are Trespass, Nursery Crime, Foxtrot, and Selling England By The Pound.

Maybe one of the most influent rock band with gabriel collins banks rutherford and hackett.

Best Band ever of all the time.

72 Peter, Paul and Mary

Iconic in their persistence to sing about peace. Harmony and consitent audiences until Mary passed on.

Their music still lingers and will continue to stay forever...there is meaningful message that we can all ponder as we continue to live this life. We need those kind of music especially now that the world is in chaos. Maybe, just maybe, it will help change for a better world...

73 Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen Leonard Norman Cohen was a Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist . Cohen died on November 7, 2016 at the age of 82 .

I never knew who he was until an ex roommate had me listen 10+ years ago. Never realized how many different variety he played including in movies. I can now pockets him out its amazing thank you

The most amazing singer and song writer.. A legend!

Saw live in Christchurch nz just bloody incredible

The most sexy voice ever!

74 Neil Diamond Neil Diamond Neil Leslie Diamond is an American singer-songwriter and musician with a career that began in the 1960s.

One of the best singer and song writer. Coming to America and Sweet Caroline are the best among many others.

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75 Crosby, Stills & Nash

The most intricate harmonies and deep meaningful music of any era. With out a doubt they were American's Beatles.

76 Santana Santana Santana is an American Latin rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Mexican-American guitarist Carlos Santana.

Gotta love Santana. I've seen them 4 times - the first was the early 70's in Milwaukee.

Top 10 guitarist ever. In my opinion.

Santana needs to move up the list. A rare talent.

In my opinion there's two Masters Guitar Players with the best sound and no one comes any closer when they play with deep Feelings They are the Best. Mr. Carlos Santana & Mr. Eric Clapton. Like I said is my opinion I am also a Guitar playerand I know what I'm saying.

77 Helen Reddy Helen Reddy Helen Maxine Lamond Reddy is an Australian singer, actress, and activist. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed 15 singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Six made the Top 10.

This woman made me horny every time I saw her. Her voice was among the best, right up there with Karen Carpenter in talent and looks.

78 Herman's Hermits

I remember how I felt when I heard them sing. It bothers me I can not remember their names. Can anyone help?

PETER no one IS THE BEST OF THE BEST AND THE GREAT OF THEM ALL

Herman's Hermits in 1968. Keith Hopwood, Karl Green, Derek Leckenby, frontman Peter no one, and Barry Whitwam
Of course Peter was Herman. Great Band

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80 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.

Tull (Ian Anderson) are one of the best bands of all time. They have been going for so long and have played many different genres of music not to mention the number of albums sold. They are still touring. can't beat that.

All time best overall music.. Original genre... Follows no pattern.. But is above the standard... Unbelievable timing, modulations, effects... Just unbelievable...

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