Top Ten Most Underrated Bands and Singers of the 60s


The Top Ten

1 The Kinks The Kinks The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Dave and Ray Davies.

The kinks, one of my most favorite bands ever, is one of the best 60's bands alive. It's a shame that they didn't get as much fame as they should have.

The Kinks were around for about 30 years. They changed their music without sacrificing their sound. They never went disco.

My second favorite band of all time! I love the Kinks

2 The Hollies
3 Van Morrison Van Morrison
4 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 .
5 The Doors 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.

A lot of people like the Doors but there some out there who don't think much of them and that's bull. One of the best ever

6 Simon & Garfunkel
7 The Animals The Animals The Animals were an English band of the 1960s, formed in Newcastle upon Tyne, during the early part of the decade.
8 The Byrds 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 more.

Often called The American Beatles during their heyday, internal strife ruined it, mostly in the form of David Crosby being a total jerk towards the band's primary writer Gene Clark. When Clark finally quit in disgust, the band was still good, but never quite the same.

Funny, all these years later, and David Crosby is still a huge jerk.

9 Paul Anka Paul Anka Paul Albert Anka, OC is a Canadian American singer, songwriter, and actor. Anka became famous during the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and " Having My Baby".

A Canadian singer and songwriter, who liked a French song, bought the song's rights for only ONE dollar, wrote English lyrics, called the English version of the song "My Way" and gave it to Frank Sinatra!
Yes, who doesn't know Sinatra's signature song? Paul Anka did a cover of this song, too (Paul Anka - My Way). The original French song was "Comme d'habitude" by Claude François (available on YouTube).
But Paul Anka also had his own hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", "Put Your Head on My Shoulder", and "(You're) Having My Baby".
He also wrote such well-known music as the theme for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson and one of Tom Jones's biggest hits, "She's a Lady". - Metal_Treasure

10 Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. His music and style changed considerably through the years; he began his career based in folk music, but his subsequent albums incorporated jazz, psychedelia, funk, soul, avant-garde more.

Oh yes, I agree with that. He might be the best singer ever. - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? The Jeff Beck Group The Jeff Beck Group The Jeff Beck Group was an English rock band formed in London in January 1967 by former The Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck.

Criminally underrated. couldve been big as zeppelin

? The Moody Blues The Moody Blues The Moody Blues are an English rock band. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive more.

The Contenders

11 Bee Gees Bee Gees The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.
12 Spirit

Back in the headlines again as of April 2016, as courtroom proceedings indicate that Led Zeppelin stole substantial parts of the Spirit song "Taurus" to compose LZ's "Stairway to Heaven".

13 Nazareth Nazareth

Scottish hard rock band. I like their version of Love Hurts, originally by The Everly Brothers. - Metal_Treasure

Not really a 60's artist.
Though formed in 1968 as a garage band, they did not release their first album until 1971.

14 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.
15 Love
16 The Box Tops

The Box Tops is an amazing band, and even though I know only some of their songs, like "Cry Like A Baby", but overall, this band is very excellent.

17 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".
18 Ringo Starr Ringo Starr Richard Starkey known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Was not a solo artist during the 60's.

Best singer!

19 1910 Fruitgum Company
20 Strawberry Alarm Clock
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1. The Doors
2. Van Morrison
3. Simon & Garfunkel
1. Paul Anka
2. Tim Buckley
3. Spirit
1. The Kinks
2. The Hollies
3. The Animals



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