Top 10 Best Psychedelic Rock Artists

Basing bands off influence and popularity IN THE GENRE, so don't be surprised that the Beatles aren't number one.
Solo artists may be included too

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21 Quicksilver Messenger Service
22 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground was an American rock band, active between 1964 and 1973, formed in New York City.
23 Janis Joplin 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.
24 The Zombies
25 The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips

This artist is Neo Psychedelic not Psychedelic rock. There is a difference. Artists like The Moody Blues, Porcupine Tree, and Caravan are Progressive rock. Those artists should not be on the lists. - BlueFuse

26 The Yardbirds 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".

How is The Yardbirds Psychedelic rock! Their music is like The Who and The Kinks but does not as rock as much as The Who and is harder than The Kinks but not as heavy as the few harder songs of The Kinks. The Yardbirds is not part Psychedelic rock like The Gun is or The Stooges being Garage rock/Rock. The Yardbirds sounds nothing like Psychedelic rock and never will be. Saying The Yardbirds is Psychedelic rock is like just as bad as calling The Yardbirds Country or Folk. - BlueFuse

Jeff Beck's guitar intro to "Heart Full of Soul" in 1965 is arguably the very first time psychedelic music was heard by a general audience.
Its release predates everything else by at least a year or even two.

27 Caravan
28 Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree Porcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
29 Sir Lord Baltimore Sir Lord Baltimore
30 Deep Purple 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, more.
31 Graveyard Graveyard
32 Pink Fairies
33 Edgar Broughton Band Edgar Broughton Band
34 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper is an American singer, songwriter, musician and occasional actor whose career spans over five decades.
35 The Gun The Gun
36 May Blitz
37 Morgen
38 Crank
39 High Tide
40 Iron Claw
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