Greatest Artists of the SixtiesPanther Well, I took the time to make a list of the top ten artists/bands that were active during the sixties. Of course a top ten list is way too small to put all those bands in, but I've tried to put down the best ones here.
All comments are greatly appreciated =)
The Top Ten
I know they are over popularized, but still, The Beatles is the most influential, innovating, succesfull group that ever hit the ground. John, Paul, George and Ringo formed the base of the british invasion, were one of the first bands to write their own songs and influenced the whole world in a way that was never seen before. It would be a big assignment to find a bad song of The Beatles, their songs vary from very good to perfect; I'll give you some examples: The Fool on the Hill, In My life, Something,... - Panther
The Beatles are just the best! They started pychadelic rock and are the best selling band of all time. They just can't be beat! Love there early stuff to
It's the Beatles... Enough said
Born Robert Zimmerman, this American guy fought his way to the top as a folk-rocker. His biggest influence was Woody Guthrie which you can clearly hear in his sixties songs. As a songwriter he is unmatched, as a singer however, he couldn't be worse, some people say. On the other hand, when someone covers a Dylan song, the song just misses something: Dylan's voice.
Some of his masterpieces are Blowin' in The Wind, The Times they are-a Changin and Like a Rolling Stone.
man really close between dylan and the beatles - Okami
One of the most legendary bands of the last century. Led by the genious of Ray Manzarek and the mighty voice of the ill-fated Jim Morrison, The Doors wrote a page for theirselves in the big book of music history. Some of their great songs are Light My Fire, Unknown Soldier and The End. - Panther
Mr Mojo Risin defined the sixties here, my friends. Nothing was better than The Doors.
Many people despise the Beach Boys for their "surf music", but that was only the beginning. They are responsible for one of the most influential albums of the last century: Pet Sounds. Little jewels, like Good Vibrations, Kokomo, and God Only knows, may convince you to give them a special place in your heart ;-). - Panther
Deserve third spot in my opinion
Excuse me "panther"- who despises the Beach Boys? They're the most beloved, influential, greatest rock band of all time.
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There will probably be a lot of people that won't agree with me and probably they will spam the comment page completely full, but I don't mind. It's a fact, Jimi Hendrix was one of the most gifted guitar players ever, I seriously doubt that there will ever be someone who can match him, but anyway, about Jimi. It's written Jimi, and not Jimmy like a lot of people think; Anyway Jimi had his first big hit with Hey Joe in 1966, although it wasn't very succesfull in the first place. His biggest hit was Purple Haze and another popular song, yet again a cover of Bob Dylan, was All along the watchtower. - Panther
Again a lot of people will lynch me because I didn't put them higher. But in my opinion 4 is the place the Stones deserve. If you'd take their whole carreer they surely would enter the top 3, but I'm only looking at the sixties =). The Stones, led by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, conquered the world with songs like Satisfaction, Ruby Tuesday and As Tears Go By. - Panther
Greatest guitar rifts of all time... not just one or two but many...
Satisfaction, Gimme Shelter, Street Fighting Man, Monkey Man on and on...
This band was formed in an American program and would so be the predecessor of, for example, Hannah Montana. Their music on the other hand is quite different. They scored big hits with Last train to Clarksville, Daydream Believer; but above all they will be remembered for I'm a Believer, a song written by Neil Diamond. - Panther
the monkees are pure awesome. the only doubt is that they did not play their insturments at first. Even still, they sung well, had good songs, and soon played their own instruments well. Thyey are good and deserved to be respected as a good band.
they are not fake. someone else formed the, m. they still count because they made real music. the archies would be fake.
The Monkees outsold the Beatles and Stones in 1967 and as their careers progressed they all became much better muscians. Micky Dolenz was even personally asked by Frank Zappa to play drums for The Mothers of Invention but due to his contract it wasn't possible.
Paul Simon and Arthur Garfunkel, two boys from New York conquered the world with their incredibly strong, mostly vocal songs. Songs like The Boxer, Mrs. Robinson and the Sounds of Silence, belong to their masterpieces. - Panther
This British rock group succeeded in making a lot of people moving with the catchy songs, performed by the Davies brothers and co. Famous songs are You Really Got Me, Mr. Pleasant and Waterloo Sunset - Panther
They were churning out the Heavy Metal riff before Heavy Metal arrived!
This band was created in 1962 and first hit the bilboards in the US in 1964. They are remembered for great songs such as "Don't let me be misunderstood", an incredible good cover of Bob Dylan's "House of The Rising Sun" and of course "We've got to get out of this place". - Panther
Had many top ten hits.
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2. The Beatles
3. The Beach Boys