Top 10 Musical Artists Who Made Psychedelic Music but are More Well Known for Other Genres

These artists/bands either Started out with Psychedelia or did not start with Psychedelic music, but did evolve into doing Psychedelia, while still not doing the genre that they are more well known for.

The Top Ten

1 Pink Floyd (Progressive Rock) Pink Floyd (Progressive Rock) 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.
2 Deep Purple (Heavy Metal) Deep Purple (Heavy Metal) 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.
3 Bee Gees (Disco) Bee Gees (Disco) The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

This one really surprised me.

4 Lemmy (Heavy Metal) Lemmy (Heavy Metal) Ian Fraser Kilmister, known as Lemmy, was an English musician, singer and songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead. He was a bassist and a singer known for his raspy voice. He died in 2015 from cancer and other health problems.

Both Sam Gopal, and Hawkwind are very Psychedelic bands in my eyes.

5 Alice Cooper (Shock Rock) Alice Cooper (Shock Rock) Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
6 Jimmy Page (Blues Rock) Jimmy Page (Blues Rock) James Patrick Page is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
7 Lou Reed (Proto-Punk) Lou Reed (Proto-Punk) Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed (March 2, 1942 – October 27, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was the guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of the Velvet Underground, and his solo career spanned five decades. ...read more.
8 Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Progressive Rock) Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Progressive Rock) Emerson, Lake & Palmer were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist, and producer Greg Lake, and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer.

They wore mainly formed out of a Broken Up Psychedelic band.

9 Bob Seger (Blues Rock) Bob Seger (Blues Rock) Robert Clark "Bob" Seger is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist. As a locally successful Detroit-area artist, he performed and recorded as Bob Seger and the Last Heard and Bob Seger System throughout the 1960s.
10 Eric Clapton (Blues Rock) Eric Clapton (Blues Rock) Eric Patrick Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream. He has also been a member of Derek and the Dominos.
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