Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Who, Hollies are my 5 favorite 1960's British bands. Yours?

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  1. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Mastering Engineer Your Host Thread Starter

    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Who
    The Hollies

    My current Top Five British Bands of the 1960's.

    The Animals, Cream, The Zombies, The Dave Clark Five, The Yardbirds, complete my Top Ten

    Cliff & The Shadows, The Searchers, The Bee Gees, Gerry & The Pacemakers, Small Faces, Freddie & The Dreamers, Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas, Them, Herman’s Hermits, etc. also close to my heart...

    Moody Blues, Procol Harum, Traffic, Jethro Tull right on the cusp of the 1970s, same as Led Zep. Donovan was solo, Peter & Gordon, Chad & Jeremy not bands, Jimi Hendrix was American so I don't consider proper British band. Should I?

    Can you please tell me yours? For a book I'm helping with. Appreciated.
     
  2. GuyDon

    GuyDon Senior Member

    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Zombies
    The Kinks
    The Who
     
  3. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Expat in Helsinki
    Yardbirds
    Them
    Pretty Things
    Small Faces
    The Animals

    My fave all time LP is the remix and remaster Jimmy Page put out in autumn 2017 called "Yardbirds '68" which is the band's Anderson Theater show from March '68 and the studio session they did a few days later.

    Edit: had to bump the Move for Animals. Sorry, Roy!
     
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  4. malco49

    malco49 Forum Resident

    pretty sure
    the kinks
    the beatles
    the rolling stones
    the who
    take up four slots will interesting to see what the 5th is for folks.
    off the top of my head not sure i have one.
     
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  5. Swamiji

    Swamiji Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Singapore
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Animals
    The Who
    The Pretty Things
     
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  6. sami

    sami Mono Rules

    Location:
    Down The Shore
    In no order ....

    Stones
    Kinks
    Move
    Pretty Things
    Small Faces
     
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  7. Mullin

    Mullin Forum Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Free
    Led Zeppelin
    Cream
    The Who
    The Rolling Stones
     
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  8. Spaghettiows

    Spaghettiows Forum Resident

    Location:
    Silver Creek, NY
    The Dave Clark Five
    The Beatles
    The Yardbirds
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
     
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  9. thehatandbeard

    thehatandbeard Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    In no particular order

    Beatles
    Hollies
    Animals
    Small Faces
    Kinks
     
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  10. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Expat in Helsinki
    British, no Yanks
     
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  11. Ellen1014

    Ellen1014 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Leeds
    Going through my music player the top 5 would be (in no order)

    The Rolling Stones
    The Beatles
    The Gaslight Anthem
    The Kinks
    Travelling Wilburys
     
  12. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Cypress, Texas
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
    Herman's Hermits
    Led Zeppelin
     
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  13. sennj

    sennj I'm slower than I look...

    Location:
    Muskegon, Michigan
    The Who
    The Kinks
    The Rolling Stones
    The Beatles
    Small Faces
     
  14. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

    Location:
    Expat in Helsinki
    I've often said "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" is the most adventurous A-side ever released (Beck and Page's six-string collisions and ricochets combined with lyrics about reincarnation) but my favorite 45 is the Yardies "I'm a Man" b/w "Still I'm Sad"... chicken-chasing-steamroller rave-ups and Gregorian chants... what's not to love?
     
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  15. Veni Vidi Vici

    Veni Vidi Vici Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
    The Animals
    The Small Faces
     
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  16. Tingman

    Tingman Forum Resident

    Location:
    Waukesha, WI USA
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Zombies
    The Who
    The Moody Blues
     
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  17. Merrick

    Merrick The return of the Thin White Duke

    Location:
    Portland
    The Beatles
    The Stones
    The Who
    Kinks
    Pink Floyd (specifically their ‘60s singles and albums)
     
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  18. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scranton, PA
    The Beatles
    The Who
    Pink Floyd
    Led Zeppelin
    The Rolling Stones
     
  19. RockDude4492

    RockDude4492 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York, NY
    The Beatles
    The Who
    The Rolling Stones
    The Jeff Beck Group
    Cream

    Zeppelin would be up there but since most of their output was from the 70s, I consider them a 70s group. I also love the Yardbirds but generally prefer the groups they spawned. I was also tempted to include the Jimi Hendrix Experience (they would probably knock the last two down a peg) but Jimi is American so even if the band is a majority English, its star was American.
     
  20. Lynd8

    Lynd8 Forum Resident

    Location:
    New York
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
    The Clash
    The Police
    The Talking Heads

    I'm a big fan of solo artists too,
    Cat Stevens, Paul Simon, Pete Townshend, Neil Young, John Lennon are among my favs
     
  21. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    From about the start of the 1970s through the end of the 1990s, so, roughly 30 years :

    1. Brian's Stones
    2. The Beatles
    3. The Yardbirds
    4. The Hollies
    5. The Who


    More recently, a classic rock top-five for me looks more like :

    1. Van der Graaf Generator
    2. Jeff Beck
    3. Mahogany Rush (Canadian, no Yanks!)
    4. Nazareth
    5. The Hollies
     
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  22. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    Stones
    Beatles
    Pink Floyd
    The Who
    Humble Pie
     
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  23. jomo48

    jomo48 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Davis CA, USA
    The Who
    Pentangle
    Procol Harum
    The Yardbirds
    The Kinks
     
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  24. btltez

    btltez Forum Resident

    In order
    The Stones
    The Kinks
    The Small Faces
    The Beatles
    The Zombies
    Then:
    The Who
    The Yardbirds
    The Hollies
    The Pretty Things
    Pink Floyd
     
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  25. Jet Age Eric

    Jet Age Eric Forum Resident

    Location:
    SIlver Spring, MD
    The Who
    The Small Faces
    The Moody Blues
    The Beatles
    Cream

    Stones
    The Kinks
    The Move
    The Hollies
    The Creation

    -E
     
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