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. dockofthebay

    dockofthebay Forum Resident

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    Pink Floyd
    The Who
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Beatles
     
  2. Ellen1014

    Ellen1014 Forum Resident

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    Yeah, I just realised what a cock up I made of my list. I didn't read '1960s'.
     
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  3. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

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    Cincinnati, OH
    Beatles
    Rolling Stones
    Moody Blues
    Kinks
    The Who
     
  4. nojasa

    nojasa Forum Resident

    The Rolling Stones
    The Beatles
    The Who
    The Kinks
    The Zombies

    Runner ups..

    The Small Faces
    The Yardbirds
    Fairport Convention
    The Animals
    Cream
     
  5. BrokenByAudio

    BrokenByAudio Forum Resident

    Rolling Stones
    Beatles
    Fairport Convention (especially with Sandy Denny, Richard Thompson)
    Gentle Giant
    Yardbirds
     
  6. Bob Dobalina

    Bob Dobalina Forum Resident

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    In this order:
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Who
    The Yardbirds
    The Beatles

    bubbling under:
    The Small Faces
     
  7. croquetlawns

    croquetlawns Forum Resident

    Kinks
    Beatles
    Small Faces
    Syd's Pink Floyd and after
    Who

    with Rolling Stones, Zombies and Creation close behind.
     
  8. Mainline461

    Mainline461 Forum Resident

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    The Who
    Beatles
    Stones
     

  9. Hey Steve,

    Any other info or comments that we can share that would help your friends book?

    Thanks
     
  10. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

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    I would include Tull hands down in my top 5 but because their most significant material didn't come around till the 70's, I can't include them. I can, however, include Led Zeppelin since their first two album already fall in the "significant" category.

    That said, in order:
    Beatles
    Stones
    The Who
    Cream
    Led Zeppelin

    ...just an added note...The Who are above both LZ and Cream simply on the weight of Tommy and Sell Out which are both in my top 20 favorite albums of all time list (Tommy, in the top 10). However, if this went well into the 70's, LZ would easily outdo The Who. Far as Beatles and Stones, they are the only two for whom I place heavy emphasis on BOTH singles and albums throughout the decade. With The Who, it's mostly the singles for me prior to Sell Out and then it reversed. I know, I talk too much.
     
  11. Dan Steely

    Dan Steely See the glory of The Royal Scam

    The Beatles
    Led Zeppelin
    The Rolling Stones
    The Kinks
    The Small Faces
     
  12. Justanamericanboy

    Justanamericanboy Forum Resident

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    The Kinks- Ray Davies with songwriting that was as good as anyone around at the time
    Small Faces - a small band with a lot of power
    The Who - great songs
    Rolling Stones- best white boys at messing with the blues
    Free - very young but started out in the late 60s does that make them a 60s band? I dunno
    The Status Quo - I have a soft spot for that psychedelic pop sound- they should never have dropped THE and gone all 12 bar bluesy
    Them - Van the Man before he got even better !
    Brian Auger and The Trinity
    Hollies - great pop songs
    The Animals - best version of HOTRS
    The Beatles - did I mention them yet? I did ^
    The Incredible String Band - weird
    Stone the Crows - Maggie Bell had a great gritty vocal
     
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  13. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    wales
    Fairport Convention
    Ian Campbell Folk Group
    Incredible String Band
    Moody Blues

    And that's about it.

    I love Tull but the Seventies are their glory years. Likewise, I don't get that much out of The Kinks until after '69. I love Ogden's Nut Gone Flake but not much else by The Small Faces and I'm not overly keen on the rest of the usual suspects.

    I haven't heard enough by The Hollies, The Searchers, The Move or Procol Harem so they might fill the fifth spot and there are a bunch of solo performers from the late Sixties who are excellent but I've excluded them because we are dealing with bands.
     
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  14. darv595

    darv595 Member

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    United Kingdom
    The Beatles
    The Small Faces
    The Kinks
    The Rolling Stones
    The Hollies
     
  15. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

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    California
    Beatles
    Byrds
    Buffalo Springfield
    Stones
    CCR
     
  16. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    Well, there are a couple of British bands in there. :)
     
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  17. Tristero

    Tristero Touching from a distance

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    Replace The Hollies with The Small Faces and you'd have my list. I also love Pink Floyd, though they were more of a 70s phenomenon.
     
  18. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Beatles
    Who
    Kinks
    Yardbirds
    Procol Harum
     
  19. CrawdaddySim1

    CrawdaddySim1 Forum Resident

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    Indianapolis, IN
    Stone the Crows? You named a British band from the 60's that I've actually never heard of! What are the chances? Checked 'em out on YouTube... good stuff! That lady can really sing!
     
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  20. Lostchord

    Lostchord Dr. Livingstone, I presume

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    Poznań, Poland
    The Moody Blues
    The Beatles
    The Move
    The Searchers
    The Hollies
     
  21. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    You can't consider Sabbath a 60s band technically
     
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  22. waterface

    waterface Forum Resident

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    Dyersburg, TN
    Beatles
    Stones
    Kinks
    Who
    Herman’s Hermits
     
  23. Eframt

    Eframt Forum Resident

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    Seattle, WA
    The Who
    Small Faces
    The Beatles
    The Pretty Things
    The Kinks

    Depending on the day of the week, Hollies, Zombies, or Easybeats could come in at #5 (Easybeats must be allowed if the Bee Gees are!).
     
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  24. Crawdad

    Crawdad Detroit Rock Citizen

    The third wave:
    Zeppelin
    Jeff Beck Group
    Fleetwood Mac
    Pink Floyd
    Deep Purple
     
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  25. m5comp

    m5comp Classic Rock Lover

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    Hamilton, AL
    The Beatles
    The Who
    The Rolling Stones
    The Yardbirds
    The Zombies
     

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