1 The Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.
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
No comparison -- the best ever!
2 The Doors
The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore.
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.
3 The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass) and Charlie Watts (drums). ...read more.
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...
4 Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, author, and artist who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
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
5 The Beach Boys
The Beach Boys are an American pop rock band formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and their friend Al Jardine.
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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6 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley was an American musician and actor. Known as "The King" He was mostly known for his number 1 singles including "Heartbreak Hotel" "Hound Dog" "Jailhouse Rock" "Love me Tender" Elvis debuted in the movie "Love me Tender" and focused less on his music and continued that way. ...read more.
I thought Elvis was more popular in the 1950's though. - Anonymousxcxc
7 Simon and Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel.
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
8 Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix (born November 27, 1942 - September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter . Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated ...read more.
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
9 The Monkees
The Monkees are an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed.
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.
10 Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of Robert Plant (Vocal), Jimmy Page (Guitar), John Paul Jones (Bass, Keyboard) and John Bonham (Drums). The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition ...read more.
Cher is an American singer and actress. Her song Believe was the first song to use autotune. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety ...read more.
? Iron Butterfly
Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
11 Aretha Franklin
Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.
12 The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an English-American rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966. Composed of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jimi Hendrix, bassist and backing vocalist Noel Redding, and drummer Mitch Mitchell, the band was active until June 1969. During this time ...read more.
13 The Supremes
The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records during the 1960s.
14 The Who
The Who is an English rock band formed in London, England in 1964. The most recognizable lineup was Roger Daltrey (lead vocals), Pete Townshend (guitar), John Entwistle (bass guitar), and Keith Moon (drums). They are best known for their live performances and hit songs Baba O'Riley, My Generation, and ...read more.
15 The Byrds
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964. The band underwent multiple line-up changes throughout its existence, with frontman Roger McGuinn remaining the sole consistent member, until the group disbanded in 1973. Although they only managed to attain the huge commercial ...read more.
16 The Kinks
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the 1960s.
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!
17 Creedence Clearwater Revival
Creedence Clearwater Revival, often shortened to Creedence and abbreviated as CCR, was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
18 Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd was an English progressive rock band formed in 1965 in London, England. They achieved international acclaim with their progressive and psychedelic music. The band consisted of 5 members - David Gilmour (Vocals and Guitar), Syd Barrett (Vocals and Guitar), Nick Mason (Drums), Roger Waters ...read more.
19 The Temptations
The Temptations are an American vocal group notable for their success with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s.
20 The Mamas and 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. The group was a defining force in the music scene of the Counterculture of the 1960s.
Had many top ten hits.
21 King Crimson
King Crimson is a British progressive rock band that was formed in 1969. While the band has had numerous lineup changes, the head of the band has always been Robert Fripp (guitar). However, the most notable lineup is between 1972-75, consisting of Fripp, John Wetton (bass/vocals), Bill Bruford (drums), ...read more.
22 The Zombies
The Zombies are an English rock band formed in 1962 in St Albans and led by keyboardist and vocalist Rod Argent and vocalist Colin Blunstone.
23 The Trashmen
Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton.
25 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.
26 The Animals
The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.
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
27 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
28 The Yardbirds
The Yardbirds are an English rock band formed in London in 1963 that had a string of hits during the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul" and "Over Under Sideways Down".
29 Ray Charles
Ray Charles Robinson, professionally known as Ray Charles, was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer.
30 Four Tops
31 The (Young) Rascals
32 The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
33 Sly and the Family Stone
Sly and the Family Stone was an American band from San Francisco. Active from 1967 to 1983, the band was pivotal in the development of funk, soul, rock, and psychedelic music.
34 Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
35 Bobby Darin
36 Lesley Gore
37 James Brown
James Joseph Brown was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the "Godfather of Soul".
Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock group that was prominent from 1968 to 1972. The group was formed in late 1961 in Toronto by vocalist John Kay, keyboardist Goldy McJohn, and drummer Jerry Edmonton.