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Best 60's Bands
24 October 2018
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Me being a fool, I left out Simon & Garfunkel, one of the few if not only bands to eclipse the Beatles as my favorite band during my lifetime. 9th and 10th grade I listened to practically nothing else. Turned a whole bunch of people at my highschool onto them, and can still play almost on their songs on guitar by ear, with the words and tune firmly ingrained into my memory. 

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sir walter raleigh said
Me being a fool, I left out Simon & Garfunkel, one of the few if not only bands to eclipse the Beatles as my favorite band during my lifetime. 9th and 10th grade I listened to practically nothing else. Turned a whole bunch of people at my highschool onto them, and can still play almost on their songs on guitar by ear, with the words and tune firmly ingrained into my memory.   

Oof, I forgot them, too! 

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Beside of The Beatles, which in my opinion near 50 years after they split as a group,  is the No. 1 band all categories. I really appreciate The Rolling Stones. Very very strong of Mick and Keith to still be touring and release albums of high quality.

I also think Jimi Hendrix was probably the best guitarist the world had seen.

Not really 60's but Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd is still bands which I think has released really good albums. And also Black Sabbath.

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Obviously The Beatles are my number #1 but my other picks are

 

The Grateful Dead

The Byrds

The Doors

The Who

The Monkees

The Rolling Stones

Herman's Hermits

The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Velvet Underground

The Beach Boys

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Wow, Herman's Hermits!  I'm curious...

I'll add the Yardbirds and the Pretty Things, if they weren't already. 

Also:

Big Brother and the Holding Company 

Buffalo Springfield 

Sly and The Family Stone

etc.

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Von Bontee said
Wow, Herman's Hermits! 

  

I love their catalog and got the opportunity to see them live. I also have a CD and a ticket stub signed by Peter Noone 

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I need to do a deep dive, I only know the most familiar singles.

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My top four for about two months now has been The Beatles, The Beach Boys , The Hollies and The Doors, so I guess it'll stay that way for a while (everything must be this way, welcome to The Soft Parade... a-hard-days-night-george-10)

I would put CSN as my fifth but they were only active for one year in the 60s (1969), so I don't really know if they count.

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I need to listen to more Pretty Things. I've not really ventured beyond SF Sorrow.

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Obviously I love the Beatles most, but The Zombies are gear as well.

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SgtPeppersBulldog said
My top four for about two months now has been The Beatles, The Beach Boys , The Hollies and The Doors, so I guess it'll stay that way for a while (everything must be this way, welcome to The Soft Parade... a-hard-days-night-george-10)

I would put CSN as my fifth but they were only active for one year in the 60s (1969), so I don't really know if they count.

  

My personal rule for this thread is a 1967 cutoff point. - I'd they didn't drop an album by then, I'm not counting them.

(Also: not listing 60s jazz combos!)

Fiddy, I see you as a potential Byrds fan, but I'm basing that on absolutely nothing! Meanwhile I'll second /third/etc the Odessey and Oracle love.

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I think that's a fair rule. So many late 60s bands' debuts felt like they were pulling forward into the next decade anyway, like King Crimson, The Stooges and Led Zeppelin. 

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Von Bontee said

SgtPeppersBulldog said

My top four for about two months now has been The Beatles, The Beach Boys , The Hollies and The Doors, so I guess it'll stay that way for a while (everything must be this way, welcome to The Soft Parade... a-hard-days-night-george-10)

I would put CSN as my fifth but they were only active for one year in the 60s (1969), so I don't really know if they count.

  

My personal rule for this thread is a 1967 cutoff point. - I'd they didn't drop an album by then, I'm not counting them.

(Also: not listing 60s jazz combos!)

Fiddy, I see you as a potential Byrds fan, but I'm basing that on absolutely nothing! Meanwhile I'll second /third/etc the Odessey and Oracle love.

  

Interesting, I'll keep that in mind. All I know about them is that the riff in The Bells Of Rhymney inspired the riff in If I Needed Someone , and once when I was a kid I watched a half-hour-long informercial on The Byrds on repeat for a good portion of a day (don't ask me why, I don't remember). I may have to check them out though.

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I would definitely recommend you try The Byrds, Fiddy! They kinda sound like the 1964-65 Beatles just with more harmonies. 

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Yeah, with LOTS of 12 string guitar sounds.

"The Notorious Byrd Brothers" is like their Pepper. It sounds nothing like that album but was likewise assembled as some grand statement. (And the second lyric on the album is  "I took my ticket to ri-i-ide..."!) Beautiful LP, highly recommended.

(And then there's "Fifth Dimension", "Mr. Tambourine Man", and "Younger Than Yesterday ", and then you're on your own...)

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My favorite Byrds album is Sweetheart of The Rodeo. I think it's their Rubber Soul

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Their big full-blown country-rock album...I'm gonna listen to it right now! I love it when the BB inspires me to pull out an LP too long neglected...

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Notorious Byrd Brothers is so good. A shame Crosby’s Triad wasn’t included, that is a great song. Still one of the most underrated albums of all time. The Byrds however don’t hold a candle to Buffalo Springfield. I think those are two of the all time most underrated bands. Bufallo Springfield Again is a top ten album. 

I would count CSN as a sixties band, because while they only made one album, they only made one album in the 70s and 80s as well. CSN represents sixties music really well. Their Woodstock performance cements them in 60s legacy. 

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Yeah, I'd hate to decide between the Byrds and Buffs myself.  It might be easier if the latter had a larger catalogue.

Ooh, another fab band: The Lovin' Spoonful! John Sebastian wrote some wonderful, witty little good-timey songs.

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Anyone here like any one-off Garage Bands

 

I love Journey To The Center Of The Mind by The Amboy Dukes

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