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Best Rock and Roll Artists of the 1960's

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Rated 0 points - posted 7 years ago by BradHemphill in category Music.
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Elvis Presley Report Abuse
The King of Rock and Roll was great in the 60's as well.
140 points - added 7 years ago by BradHemphill - 2 comments
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Elvis came back in 1968 and the people all over the world never stopped loving him and his music.
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Elvis's power and influence was 50s before being drafted. After the army, he was movie & Las Vegas oriented.
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The Rolling Stones Report Abuse
Wrote better songs than they are given credit for.
138 points - added 7 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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In a way the Stones are the most successful rock band ever. Their existence has spanned nearly half a century, with a lot of great music, and performances, along the way.
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The Beach Boys Report Abuse
Rivaled the Beatles production, but not quite their output or their songs.
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The Beatles Report Abuse
And, incidentally, of all time! Nothing more needs to be said.
134 points - added 7 years ago by BradHemphill - 1 comment
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The style of rock changed so dramatically that the 50s rock decade should be thought of as 1954 to 1964. The Beatles weren't alone, but they were one of the most important influences that brought rock to its zenith between the late 60s till disco. The Fab Four didn't just change music, they changed styles in clothes, hair and thought.
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The Kinks Report Abuse
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The Who Report Abuse
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The Doors Report Abuse
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Jimi Hendrix Report Abuse
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Bob Dylan Report Abuse
Rocks greatest songwriter penned the greatest tunes of the decade.
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Simon and Garfunkel Report Abuse
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Roy Orbison Report Abuse
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Probably the best voice of the decade, but most of his influence was pre-Beatles.
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CCR Report Abuse
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Led Zeppelin Report Abuse
2 albums 1& 2
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The Moody Blues Report Abuse
Their innovative theme album: Days Of Future Passed utilized mind expanding oration & orchestra with rock rhythms. A couple of the most played cuts are: "Knights in White Satin" & Forever Afternoon or "Tuesday Afternoon".
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Ray Charles Report Abuse
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The Band Report Abuse
Best tunes: "The Weight" & "Up On Cripple Creek".
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Steppenwolf Report Abuse
"Born to Be Wild", "Sookie Sookie", "Magic Carpet Ride", "Rock Me".
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James Brown Report Abuse
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Was the hardest working showman of his time. His energy even inspired a dance, of his name.
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The Supremes Report Abuse
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Sam Cooke Report Abuse
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Eric Burdon Report Abuse
Sang raw & powerful, with a touch of vulgar. His band was called the Animals.
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The Marshall Tucker Band Report Abuse
Southern Rock: "Can't You See", "Virginia", "Fire on the Mountain", "Fly Like An Eagle"
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Smokey Robinson Report Abuse
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The Monkees Report Abuse
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Badfinger Report Abuse
A great 70s band with a tragic story. Best tunes: Hold On, Day After Day, Name of the Game, Come And Get It, No Matter What.
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Mary Wells Report Abuse
Beautiful, sultry and music you could dance to: "The One Who Really Loves You", "My Guy", "Don't Mess With Bill", "Foolish Little Girl", "It's In His Kiss", "You Beat Me To The Punch"...
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The Temptations Report Abuse
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The Searchers Report Abuse
An early successful band from Liverpool with several hits.
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The Association Report Abuse
California sunshine pop with a string of good tunes: Along Comes Mary, Never My Love, Cherish, Windy, Everything That Touches You.
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Gerry & The Pacemakers Report Abuse
As friends of the Beatles, they were part of the British Invasion, but had two wonderful songs in: Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying & Ferry Across the Mercy.
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The Four Seasons Report Abuse
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Jay & the Americans Report Abuse
Had a string of good song hits in the '60s featuring the powerful high tenor voice of Jay Traynor.
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The Shirelles Report Abuse
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The Crystals Report Abuse
One of the girl groups that flourished in the world of Rock before the Beatles influence took over. "He's a Rebel", "Da Doo Ron Ron" & "Then He Kissed Me"
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