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. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

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    Beatles, Rolling Stones, Kinks, Who, Hollies are my 5 favorite 1960's British bands. Yours?
     
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  2. astro70

    astro70 Forum Resident

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    1-5:
    The Zombies
    The Who
    The Rolling Stones
    The Pink Floyd
    Cream
    6-10:
    The Beatles
    The Creation
    The Kinks
    Led Zeppelin
    The Pretty Things
     
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  3. elvisizer

    elvisizer Forum Resident

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    LOL!! that's what I get for posting before coffee, I must be blind.
     
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  4. Tinnitus Andronicus

    Tinnitus Andronicus Living Too Late

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    I guess I'd agree with the OP top five in terms of influence and impact, but mine would probably be

    Stones
    Beatles
    Who
    Procol Harum
    Pink Floyd

    Most of the UK bands I love best didn't really come around till the end of the 60s or early 70s. King Crimson at the end of '69. Jethro Tull and Pentangle around '68. There's Traffic, I guess, Fairport Convention and Incredible String Band.
     
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  5. peteham

    peteham Forum Resident

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    Beatles
    Moodies
    Who
    Timebox
    Stones
     
  6. samthesham

    samthesham Forum Resident

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    In order of preference...

    Them will always be my #1 but they were from Ireland, with that said...

    1.Rolling Stones
    2.Beatles
    3.Who
    4.Yardbirds
    5.Animals...

    6.Mott The Hoople
    7.Pink Floyd
    8.Fleetwood Mac
    9.Kinks
     
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  7. palisantrancho

    palisantrancho Forum Resident

    Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    Small Faces
    Zombies

    and The Bee Gees- wasn't sure as some would say they are Australian, but they were born in England and made their best 60s albums in England.
     
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  8. WhoTapes1

    WhoTapes1 Forum Resident

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    The Who
    Led Zeppelin
    Rolling Stones
    Beatles
    Dave Clark Five
     
  9. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

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    The Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Who
    Pretty Things

    Second bracket: Pink Floyd, Incredible String Band, Yardbirds, Tyrannosaurus Rex, The Move, Downliners Sect, John Mayall's Bluebreakers, The Pentangle, Led Zeppelin, The Nice, Fairport Convention, The Sorrows, Cream, The Hollies, Graham Bond Organization, Small Faces, The Poets, Fleetwood Mac, The Shadows, Spooky Tooth, The Animals, Manfred Mann, The Creation.
     
  10. Subvet

    Subvet Forum Resident

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    Fairport Convention
    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    Cream
    Fleetwood Mac
     
  11. CusBlues

    CusBlues Fort Wayne’s Favorite Son

    The Rolling Stones
    Pink Floyd
    The Who
    The Kinks
    Yardbirds
     
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  12. A6mzero

    A6mzero One foot in the grave, one foot on the pedal

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    Beatles
    Stones
    Animals
    Manfred Mann
    Kinks
     
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  13. jmxw

    jmxw Forum Resident

    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who

    Those are the triumvirate.
    Following would be:
    Pink Floyd and The Kinks [although both more for their 70s work]
    The Move were good, but limited
    Cream, good but brief
    Yardbirds, unfortunately never listened to all that much, not to say they're not good, but we heard more of the originals in my house...
    Hendrix, of course, if he were not American...
     
  14. CRJ

    CRJ Forum Resident

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    Mr. Hoffman, please, edit your post. Them are from Northern Ireland so they are British.
    Also, going on some posts here, maybe put Sixties and British in CAPS.
     
  15. Somerset Scholar

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    1. The Beatles
    2. The Rolling Stones
    3. The Who
    4. The Small Faces
    5. The Kinks

    In that order, too.

    I didn't consider bands that started in the 60s but whose best or most popular work is predominantly 70's (Floyd, Zep).
     
  16. GlassPepper

    GlassPepper I can't get no

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    1. The Rolling Stones
    2. The Who
    3. Small Faces
    4. The Beatles
    5. Tyrannosaurus Rex/T. Rex
     
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  17. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    Second Wave
    Cream
    Move
    Small Faces
    Pretty Things (to be fair they are 1st Gen but I need to recognize them)
    Stevie Winwood (who cares what band)
     
  18. sons of nothing

    sons of nothing Forum Resident

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    Black Sabbath
    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Led Zeppelin
    Rolling Stones
    Beatles.

    Pink Floyd if you don't like JHE as a British group. I believe I read somewhere that Jimi saw themselves as a British group.

    Some of you might not see JHE as being a British band. If you do a little homework, then you'd see why I've added them to my list. 2/3 of them were British, and they got their start on that side of the pond. There's more, but that should be enough
     
  19. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

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    1) Beatles
    2) Rolling Stones
    3) Pink Floyd
    4) Led Zeppelin (I know they only did two albums in the 60's, but those first two are my favorites)
    5) Cream
     
  20. john lennonist

    john lennonist There ONCE was a NOTE, PURE and EASY...

    In the order of preference / love:

    #1 -- Beatles

    #2 -- The 'Oo

    #3 -- Kinks

    #4 -- Cream

    #5 -- Yardbirds


    If Jethro Tull and Led Zep qualified (as Steve mentioned, they were really sort of 1970s bands, with their first release or two being in '68 and '69) I'd have Tull at #3 and Zep at #5.
    .
     
  21. The Bard

    The Bard Highway 61 Revisited. That is all.

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    The Rolling Stones
    The Who
    The Animals
    The Small Faces
    The Kinks

    Definitely not The Beatles. I have just never seen the attraction. :hide:
     
  22. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

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    I would have put Sabbath in there, but the first album wasn't out until early 1970 (I think)?
     
  23. Rockin' Robby

    Rockin' Robby Gettin' down so low I'm below ground!

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    Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Led Zeppelin
    Cream
    Faces
    Free
    Humble Pie
    Ten Years After
    Rolling Stones

    Whoops, that is 8.
     
  24. Two Sheds

    Two Sheds Tea-sipping bad boy!

    I'm only counting bands that emerged from 1963-65. Mine are:

    1. The Beatles
    2. The Who
    3. The Kinks
    4. The Rolling Stones
    5. The Yardbirds

    Next five:

    6. The Small Faces
    7. The Zombies
    8. The Moody Blues
    9. The Animals
    10. The Hollies

    Honorable mention: The Dave Clark Five, Hermans' Hermits, the Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Manfred Mann, Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, the Spencer Davis Group, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, the Pretty Things, Freddie and the Dreamers
     
  25. smorrison

    smorrison His Master's Voice

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    The Beatles
    The Rolling Stones
    The Moody Blues
    The Who
    Cream
     

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