Rock (1960s)


Arthur Alexander (1942–93)

The Allman Brothers Band [1969–1982]

Amon Düül [1968–1981]

The Animals [1964–1968]

The Association [1966– ]

Kevin Ayers (1945–2013)

David Axelrod (1936– )

Badfinger [1969–1981]

The Band [1967–1976]

The Beach Boys [1961– ]

The Beatles [1960–1970]

The Beau Brummels [1964–1968]

Jeff Beck (1944– )

Bee Gees [1963– ]

William Bell (1937– )

Big Brother and the Holding Company [1965–1972]

Blind Faith [1969– ]

Blood, Sweat and Tears [1968– ]

Blue Cheer [1968–1972]

The Blues Magoos

Gary U.S. Bonds (1939– )

The Bonzo Dog Band

The Box Tops [1967–1970]

David Bowie (1947–2015)

Arthur Brown (1944– )

Lattimore Brown

Brute Force (1940– )

Don Bryant (1942– )

Tim Buckley (1947–75)

Buffalo Springfield [1966–1968]

Solomon Burke (1936– )

Jerry Butler (1939– )

Joseph Byrd

The Byrds [1964–1973]

John Cale (1942– )

Can [1968– ]

Canned Heat [1966– ]

Freddy Cannon (1939– )

Captain Beefheart (1941–2010)

Caravan [1968– ]

The Carpenters [1969–1983]

Clarence Carter (1936– )

Mel Carter (1943– )

The Chairmen of the Board [1969–1976]

The Chambers Brothers [1965– ]

Cher (1946– )

Chicago [1969– ]

The Chi-Lites [1969–1983]

Lou Christie (1943– )

The Dave Clark Five [1964–1970]

The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band

Joe Cocker (1944– )

Dennis Coffey (1940– )

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016)

Alice Cooper (1948– )

Country Joe and the Fish [1965– ]

Don Covay (1938– )

Cream [1966–1968]

Creedence Clearwater Revival [1967–1972]

Jim Croce (1943–73)

Crosby, Stills, and Nash [1968– ]

The Crystals [1961–1966]

Dick Dale and His Del-Tones (1937– )

Tyrone Davis (1938–2005)

Delaney and Bonnie [1966–1972]

John Denver (1943–97)

Neil Diamond (1941– )

Donovan (1946– )

The Doors [1965–1973]

Lee Dorsey (1924–86)

The Dovells [1961– ]

Dr. John (1940– )

Bob Dylan (1941– )

The Electric Prunes [1967–1969]

The Faces [1969–1975]

Fairport Convention [1967– ]

Marianne Faithfull (1946– )

Chris Farlowe (1940– )

Roberta Flack (1939– )

The Flamin' Groovies [1965–1979]

Fleetwood Mac [1968– ]

Eddie Floyd (1935– )

The Flying Burrito Brothers [1969– ]

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders [1964–1967]

Four Tops [1956– ]

Kim Fowley (1942– )

Aretha Franklin (1942– )

John Fred (1941– )

The Fugs [1964–1970]

The funk Brothers

Marvin Gaye (1939–84)

Gerry and the Pacemakers [1963– ]

The Godz [1966–1974]

Lesley Gore (1946– )

Grand Funk Railroad [1968–1983]

Grateful Dead [1965–1995]

Al Green (1946– )

Norman Greenbaum (1942– )

Ellie Greenwich (1940– )

Grin [1969–1973]

Guess Who [1963–1976]

Roy Harper (1941– )

Betty Harris (1939– )

George Harrison (1943–2001)

Isaac Hayes (1942– )

Bobby Hebb (1938– )

Jimi Hendrix (1942–70)

Herman's Hermits [1964–1970]

Dan Hicks (1941– )

The Hollies [1962– ]

Mary Hopkin (1950– )

Hot Tuna [1969– ]

The Impressions [1961–1968]

The Insect Trust [1968–1970]

Iron Butterfly [1968–1976]

The Jackson Five [1966– ]

Jefferson Airplane [1965–1973]

Jethro Tull [1967– ]

Elton John (1947– )

Tom Jones (1940– )

Janis Joplin (1943–70)

Kaleidoscope [1967–1970]

Stephen Kalinich

Ernie K-Doe (1936–2001)

King Crimson [1969– ]

The Kinks [1963– ]

Gladys Knight (1944– )

Kool and the Gang [1969– ]

Patti LaBelle (1944– )

The L.A. Carnival [1969–1971]

Led Zeppelin [1968–1980]

The Left Banke [1966–1969]

John Lennon (1940–80)

Gary Lewis (1946– )

Jackie Lomax (1944– )

Love [1965–1974]

The Lovin' Spoonful (1965–68)

The Mamas and the Papas [1964–1972]

Manfred Mann [1964– ]

Martha and the Vandellas [1963–1972]

The Marvelettes [1960–1971]

The Masked Marauders [1969– ]

John Mayall (1933– )

Curtis Mayfield (1942–99)

MC5 [1966–1971]

Wayne McGhie (1947– )

Bill Medley (1940– )

The Meters [1966–1977]

Lee Michaels (1945– )

Steve Miller (1943– )

Garnet Mimms (1938– )

The Miracles [1961– ]

Joni Mitchell (1943– )

Willie Mitchell (1928–2010)

Moby Grape [1967–1969]

The Monkees [1966–1969]

The Monks [1966– ]

The Moody Blues [1964– ]

R. Stevie Moore (1952– )

Scotty Moore (1931– )

Van Morrison (1945– )

Mott the Hoople [1969–1976]

The Move [1966–1972]

Nazz [1967–1970]

Aaron Neville (1941– )

Randy Newman (1943– )

Nico (1938–88)

Harry Nilsson (1941–94)

NRBQ [1967– ]

Laura Nyro (1947–97)

Ohio Players [1968– ]

The O'Jays [1965– ]

The Orlons [1961– ]

Van Dyke Parks (1941– )

Gram Parsons (1946–73)

Pearls Before Swine [1967–1971]

Ann Peebles (1947– )

John Phillips (1935–2001)

Wilson Pickett (1941–2006)

Pink Floyd [1967– ]

Gene Pitney (1941– )

Poco [1969–1989]

Bobby Powell (1941– )

Andy Pratt (1947– )

Billy Preston (1946–2006)

The Pretty Things [1963–1976]

Alan Price (1941– )

Procol Harum [1967– ]

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

? and the Mysterians [1966–1967]

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Rare Earth [1968– ]

The Rascals [1965–1972]

Lou Rawls (1935–2006)

Red Krayola [1967– ]

Redbone [1969– ]

Otis Redding (1941–67)

Terry Reid (1949– )

The Remains

Paul Revere and the Raiders [1960– ]

The Righteous Brothers [1962–1976]

Johnny Rivers (1942– )

The Rolling Stones [1963– ]

The Ronettes [1959– ]

Linda Ronstadt (1946– )

Diana Ross (1944– )

Rotary Connection [1967–1973]

David Ruffin (1941–91)

Mitch Ryder (1945– )

Barry Sadler (1940–89)

Sam and Dave [1962– ]

Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs [1965–1968]

Ed Sanders (1939– )

Santana [1969– ]

Savoy Brown [1967– ]

Boz Scaggs (1941– )

Moody Scott (1944– )

Seals and Crofts [1969–1980]

The Seeds [1966– ]

Bob Seger (1945– )

The Serpent Power

The Shaggs [1969– ]

The Shangri-Las [1963–1969]

Dee Dee Sharp (1945– )

Shocking Blue [1967– ]

Silver Apples [1968–1969]

Paul Simon (1941– )

Simon and Garfunkel [1964–1970]

Sir Douglas Quintet [1966–1972]

Percy Sledge (1941–2015)

Sly and the Family Stone [1967–1981]

Small Faces [1965–1969]

Soft Machine [1968–1976]

The Sonics [1965– ]

Sonny and Cher [1964–1977]

Benny Spellman (1931– )

Alexander "Skip" Spence (1946–99)

The Spinners [1963– ]

Spirit [1968– ]

Dusty Springfield (1939–99)

The Standells [1965–1968]

Mavis Staples (1939– )

Edwin Starr (1942–2003)

Candi Staton (1940– )

Status Quo [1968– ]

Steppenwolf [1968–1972]

Cat Stevens (1941– )

Rod Stewart (1945– )

The Stooges [1969–1973]

Swamp Dogg (1942– )

Bettye Swann (1944– )

The Supremes

Booker T. and the MG's [1961–1971]

T. Rex [1970–1977]

Tangerine Dream [1969– ]

Howard Tate (1938–2011)

Chip Taylor (1940– )

Gloria Ann Taylor (1945– )

James Taylor (1948– )

Johnnie Taylor (1938–2000)

The Temptations [1960– ]

Ten Years After [1967– ]

Joe Tex (1933–82)

Them [1963–1971]

Three Dog Night [1968– ]

13th Floor Elevators [1966–1968]

Carla Thomas (1942– )

Irma Thomas (1941– )

Rufus Thomas (1917– )

Thunderclap Newman [1969– ]

Traffic [1967–1975]

The Trashmen (1962–68)

The Tremeloes [1963– ]

The Troggs [1966– ]

Doris Troy (1937–2004)

The Turtles [1965–1970]

The Tymes [1963– ]

United States of America [1968– ]

Vagrants [1964–1968]

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (1937– )

The Velvet Underground [1967–1970]

Bobby Vinton (1935– )

Junior Walker (1931–95)

Scott Walker (1943– )

Dionne Warwick (1940– )

Jimmy Webb (1946– )

Mary Wells (1943–92)

Whistler, Chaucer, Detroit and Greenhill [1967–1968]

Ian Whitcomb

Tony Joe White (1943– )

The Who [1964–1983]

Bobby Womack (1944–2014)

Stevie Wonder (1950– )

Betty Wright (1953– )

Charles Wright (1942– )

Robert Wyatt (1945– )

The Yardbirds [1963–1968]

Yes [1969– ]

Neil Young (1945– )

The Youngbloods [1967–1972]

Frank Zappa (1940–93)

The Zombies [1964–1968]

Various Artists


Introduction