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

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Steve Hoffman, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Deja Doh

    Deja Doh Well-Known Member

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    Los Angeles
    The 1960's really are dominated by The Beatles/The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Then it's The Who and to a far lesser degree Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
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    The Who
    Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin
     
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  2. Zappateer

    Zappateer Forum Resident

    Beatles
    Kinks
    Stones
    Who
    Cream
     
  3. Jon H.

    Jon H. Forum Resident

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    Looking forward to the book you are helping with Steve!

    Though the list is malleable, my favorites are pretty solid:
    The Who
    The Yardbirds
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks

    I would have included the Small Faces, the Zombies and the Move here, but their output is slimmer. Love the Animals and the Pretty Things too!

    Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Traffic, Led Zeppelin, King Crimson, Yes, and others seem to overlap in a more "'70's" territory - though I love (and collect!) them all.
     
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  4. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Even though LZ got started in the 60's, I consider them a 70's group. They were heavy, grand scale, and an albums band... far closer to the 70's aesthetic.
     
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  5. schnulli

    schnulli Forum Resident

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    Germany
    Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    Bee Gees
    The Who
    Pink Floyd (although I dislike their later records)
     
  6. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

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    Toronto
    I think most of us feel like we are in the same boat. On the other hand, the best are the best! The 60s were the only decades when the best music was also the most popular music.
     
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  7. Thesmellofvinyl

    Thesmellofvinyl Forum Resident

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    Cohoes, NY USA
    These three comprise my top five. I hope this helps.

    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
     
  8. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    Fairport Convention
    Ian Campbell Folk Group
    The Rolling Stones
    The Move
    The Beatles
     
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  9. YardByrd

    YardByrd Forum Resident

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    I'd have to quibble about Them, though. They're from Belfast, which is in Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom aka Britain... they recorded in England to boot... part and parcel of the British Invasion in my books... ymmv...
     
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  10. In no particular order:

    The Zombies
    Traffic
    The Beatles
    The Yardbirds
    The Who
     
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  11. Rocky's Owner

    Rocky's Owner I Don't Rent Air

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    Los Angeles
    Pink Floyd
    Pretty Things
    Bulldog Breed
    Wimple Winch
    The Move
     
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  12. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
    Herman’s Hermits
    Gerry & The Pacemakers

    Runner Ups:

    Dave Clark Five
    Freddie & The Dreamers
    The Kinks
    Peter & Gordon
    Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
    Chad & Jeremy
     
  13. DRM

    DRM Forum Resident

    Moody Blues are a 60’s band to me. And very early Seventies with 1972’s Seventh Soujourn. But check out all of the classic albums they had in the Sixties:
    The Moody Blues | Album Discography | AllMusic

    1. The Beatles
    2. The Moody Blues
    3. The Who, although they too edge into the early Seventies similar to the Moody Blues. Don’t like The Who like I used to.

    I don’t rank the Kinks up there. Not a big Stones fan.

    The British Invasion was The Beatles. Although there were plenty of good British bands from the Sixties. Herman’s Hermits SOUNDED British and were solid Sixties.
     
  14. christian42

    christian42 Forum Resident

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    Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    Kinks
    Small Faces
    Zombies
     
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  15. docwebb

    docwebb Forum Resident

    Same as yours except Animals nudge out Hollies. I have multiple releases from all the other groups on your list including your top ten but only compilation of the Hollies so maybe I am selling them short.
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Who
    The Animals
     
  16. Chrisaw

    Chrisaw Well-Known Member

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    England
    1. The Who
    2. The Kinks
    3. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
    4. The Small Faces
    5. The Yardbirds
     
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  17. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

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    North Yarmouth, ME
    Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    Yes
    Blind Faith
    Cream
     
  18. J.A.W.

    J.A.W. Music Addict

    Rolling Stones (Decca years, and also Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main Street)
    Animals (Columbia years and the 1965-1966 sessions)
    The Who (Brunswick and Track singles, The Who Sell Out and Who's Next)
    Kinks (Pye years)
    Cream (Fresh Cream and Disraeli Gears)
    Never really been a Beatles fan, but I do like a lot of their songs.
     
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  19. bxbluesman

    bxbluesman Forum Resident

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    Bronx, NY
    Cream
    Yardbirds
    Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    The Jeff Beck Group
     
  20. jtiner

    jtiner Forum Resident

    Location:
    Maine
    The Beatles
    The Who
    Cream

    I like many more, but for me those three are tops by a significant margin.
     
  21. CRJ

    CRJ Forum Resident

    Location:
    East Devon
    Absolutely, re Them.
    Then I thought about all the times I've heard of Americans seemingly having a bad grasp of geography and let it go.
     
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  22. Most UNDER-RATED 5:

    Hollies
    Yardbirds
    Donovan
    Animals
    Traffic
     
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  23. Syscrusher

    Syscrusher Forum Resident

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    Toronto
    The Kinks
    Pink Floyd
    Traffic
    Them - to me they are a “British Invasion Band” but ok they ARE Irish

    Those are the only bands I am REALLY into.

    Jethro Tull
    The Beatles

    I like enough to round out my top 5.
     
  24. NightGoatToCairo

    NightGoatToCairo Sheik Madeir

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    Hampshire, UK
    :shh:
     
  25. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

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    The Southwest
    The Who
    Cream
    The Rolling Stones
    The Beatles
    The Yardbirds

    I understand placing Zeppelin in the 1970's -- partly because they became one of the biggest bands of the decade, plus unlike bands like The Kinks, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, Zeppelin did not have strings of singles and hits during the 1960's, but they did release two phenomenal albums circa 1969 (with Led Zeppelin II considered a pioneering rock album), so technically they could make a 1960's list even though they did much more the following decade.
     

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