Rock (1960s) (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


David Ackles (1937–99)

Arthur Alexander (1942–93)

The Allman Brothers Band [1969–1982]

The Amboy Dukes [1967–1975]

Amon Düül [1968–1981]

The Angels

The Animals [1964–1968]

Aphrodite's Child [1968– ]

The Apollas

Argent [1969–1976]

The Association [1966– ]

The Astors [1961–1967]

The Atlantics

Kevin Ayers (1945–2013)

David Axelrod (1936– )

Badfinger [1969–1981]

The Band [1967–1976]

The Bar-Kays [1966– ]

The Beach Boys [1961– ]

The Beatles [1960–1970]

The Beau Brummels [1964–1968]

Jeff Beck (1944– )

Bee Gees [1963– ]

William Bell (1937– )

Duster Bennett (1940–76)

Bert Berns (1929–67)

Big Brother and the Holding Company [1965–1972]

Cilla Black

Hal Blaine (1929– )

Blind Faith [1969– ]

Blood, Sweat and Tears [1968– ]

Blue Cheer [1968–1972]

The Blues Magoos

Graham Bond (1937–74)

Gary U.S. Bonds (1939– )

The Bonzo Dog Band

The Box Tops [1967–1970]

David Bowie (1947–2015)

Bread [1969–1977]

Brewer and Shipley

Johnny Bristol (1939– )

Arthur Brown (1944– )

Lattimore Brown

Maxine Brown (1932– )

Jack Bruce (1943–2014)

Brute Force (1940– )

Don Bryant (1942– )

The Buckinghams [1967–1969]

Tim Buckley (1947–75)

Buffalo Springfield [1966–1968]

Lord Buckley

Solomon Burke (1936– )

Billy Butler (1945– )

Jerry Butler (1939– )

Joseph Byrd

The Byrds [1964–1973]

John Cale (1942– )

Can [1968– ]

Canned Heat [1966– ]

Cannibal and the Headhunters [1966– ]

Freddy Cannon (1939– )

Captain Beefheart (1941–2010)

Caravan [1968– ]

The Carpenters [1969–1983]

Clarence Carter (1936– )

Mel Carter (1943– )

Jimmy Castor (1947– )

Chad and Jeremy [1964–1969]

The Chairmen of the Board [1969–1976]

The Challengers

The Chambers Brothers [1965– ]

Gene Chandler (1937– )

The Chantays

Cher (1946– )

Chicago [1969– ]

The Chiffons

The Chi-Lites [1969–1983]

The Chocolate Watchband [1967–1969]

Lou Christie (1943– )

The Dave Clark Five [1964–1970]

Gene Clark (1944–91)

The Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band

Joe Cocker (1944– )

Dennis Coffey (1940– )

Leonard Cohen (1934–2016)

The Contours

The Cookies

Alice Cooper (1948– )

Les Cooper (1931– )

Mike Cooper

Count Five [1966–1967]

Country Joe and the Fish [1965– ]

Don Covay (1938– )

Cream [1966–1968]

The Creation [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– )

The Spencer Davis Group [1963– ]

Tyrone Davis (1938–2005)

Joey Dee (1940– )

Deep Purple [1968– ]

The Delfonics [1965–1974]

Delaney and Bonnie [1966–1972]

John Denver (1943–97)

Jackie DeShannon (1944– )

The Deviants [1967– ]

Neil Diamond (1941– )

Donovan (1946– )

The Doors [1965–1973]

Lee Dorsey (1924–86)

The Dovells [1961– ]

Dr. John (1940– )

Aynsley Dunbar (1946– )

The Duprees [1962– ]

Dyke and the Blazers

Bob Dylan (1941– )

The Easybeats [1965– ]

Electric Flag [1967–1974]

The Electric Prunes [1967–1969]

Elephants Memory

Shirley Ellis (1941– )

Lorraine Ellison

Euphoria

Betty Everett (1939– )

Every Mother's Son [1967– ]

The Exciters

The Faces [1969–1975]

Fairport Convention [1967– ]

Marianne Faithfull (1946– )

Family [1968– ]

The Fantastic Baggys

Chris Farlowe (1940– )

The Fifth Dimension

Wild Man Fischer

The Five Americans [1966–1967]

Roberta Flack (1939– )

The Flamin' Groovies [1965–1979]

Flat Earth Society [1968– ]

Fleetwood Mac [1968– ]

Eddie Floyd (1935– )

The Flying Burrito Brothers [1969– ]

Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders [1964–1967]

Jim Ford

Four Tops [1956– ]

Kim Fowley (1942– )

Aretha Franklin (1942– )

John Fred (1941– )

Free [1968– ]

Friends of Distinction [1969–1970]

Bobby Fuller (1942– )

The Fugs [1964–1970]

The funk Brothers

Marvin Gaye (1939–84)

Genesis [1969– ]

Barbara George (1942– )

Gerry and the Pacemakers [1963– ]

Jimmy Gilmer (1940– )

The Godz [1966–1974]

Golden Earring [1965– ]

Bobby Goldsboro (1941– )

Lesley Gore (1946– )

Grand Funk Railroad [1968–1983]

The Grass Roots

Grateful Dead [1965–1995]

Dobie Gray (1943– )

Al Green (1946– )

Norman Greenbaum (1942– )

Ellie Greenwich (1940– )

Grin [1969–1973]

Henry Gross (1950– )

Guess Who [1963–1976]

Tim Hardin (1941–80)

Roy Harper (1941– )

Harper's Bizarre

Betty Harris (1939– )

George Harrison (1943–2001)

Isaac Hayes (1942– )

Roy Head (1943– )

Bobby Hebb (1938– )

Jimi Hendrix (1942–70)

The Herd [1967– ]

Herman's Hermits [1964–1970]

Dan Hicks (1941– )

Jesse Hill (1932–96)

The Hollies [1962– ]

Brenda Holloway (1946– )

Eddie Holman (1946– )

Mary Hopkin (1950– )

Hot Tuna [1969– ]

Thelma Houston (1943– )

Jimmy Hughes

Humble Pie [1969– ]

Tommy Hunt

Janis Ian (1951– )

The Idle Race [1968– ]

The Impressions [1961–1968]

The Insect Trust [1968–1970]

The Intruders [1967–1974]

Iron Butterfly [1968–1976]

It's a Beautiful Day [1969–1974]

Chuck Jackson (1937– )

Walter Jackson (1938–83)

The Jackson Five [1966– ]

Jimmy James (1940– )

Tommy James

James Gang [1969– ]

Jay and the Americans [1962– ]

Jay and the Techniques

Jefferson Airplane [1965–1973]

Jethro Tull [1967– ]

The Jive Five [1982– ]

J.K. and Co.

Elton John (1947– )

John's Children [1966–1968]

Syl Johnson (1938– )

Tom Jones (1940– )

Janis Joplin (1943–70)

Kaleidoscope [1967–1970]

Kaleidoscope [1967–1969]

Stephen Kalinich

Ernie K-Doe (1936–2001)

Chris Kenner (1929–76)

Johnny Kidd (1939–66)

Ben E. King (1938– )

King Crimson [1969– ]

The Kingsmen [1963– ]

The Kinks [1963– ]

Gladys Knight (1944– )

John Kongos

Kool and the Gang [1969– ]

Al Kooper (1944– )

Patti LaBelle (1944– )

The L.A. Carnival [1969–1971]

Major Lance (1941–94)

The Leaves

Led Zeppelin [1968–1980]

Laura Lee (1945– )

The Left Banke [1966–1969]

John Lennon (1940–80)

The Lettermen [1961– ]

Barbara Lewis (1943– )

Gary Lewis (1946– )

Bob Lind (1944– )

Little Eva (1943– )

Jackie Lomax (1944– )

Love [1965–1974]

Love Sculpture

The Lovin' Spoonful (1965–68)

Lulu (1948– )

Barbara Lynn (1942– )

Mama Cass (1941–74)

The Mamas and the Papas [1964–1972]

Mandrake Memorial [1968–1970]

Carl Mann (1942– )

Manfred Mann [1964– ]

Martha and the Vandellas [1963–1972]

The Marvelettes [1960–1971]

The Masked Marauders [1969– ]

Barbara Mason (1949– )

John Mayall (1933– )

Curtis Mayfield (1942–99)

Van McCoy (1944–79)

The McCoys [1965–1969]

MC5 [1966–1971]

Wayne McGhie (1947– )

Bill Medley (1940– )

Joe Meek (1929–67)

Mel and Tim [1969–1973]

The Meters [1966–1977]

Lee Michaels (1945– )

The Millennium

Steve Miller (1943– )

Garnet Mimms (1938– )

The Miracles [1961– ]

Joni Mitchell (1943– )

Willie Mitchell (1928–2010)

Moby Grape [1967–1969]

Essra Mohawk

The Moments [1968–1978]

The Monkees [1966–1969]

The Monks [1966– ]

The Moody Blues [1964– ]

Melba Moore (1945– )

R. Stevie Moore (1952– )

Scotty Moore (1931– )

Van Morrison (1945– )

Lee Moses (1941–97)

Mother Earth

Mott the Hoople [1969–1976]

Mountain [1969–1972]

The Move [1966–1972]

Nazz [1967–1970]

Michael Nesmith (1942– )

Aaron Neville (1941– )

The New Colony Six [1966–1969]

Randy Newman (1943– )

The Nice [1967–1972]

Billy Nicholls

Nico (1938–88)

Harry Nilsson (1941–94)

NRBQ [1967– ]

Ted Nugent (1948– )

Laura Nyro (1947–97)

Ohio Players [1968– ]

The O'Jays [1965– ]

The Orlons [1961– ]

Oscar and the Majestics [1963–1968]

Van Dyke Parks (1941– )

Gram Parsons (1946–73)

Freda Payne (1945– )

Peaches and Herb [1967– ]

Pearls Before Swine [1967–1971]

Ann Peebles (1947– )

Peter and Gordon [1964–1968]

Ray Peterson (1939– )

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– )

P.J. Proby (1938– )

Procol Harum [1967– ]

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap

James and Bobby Purify

? and the Mysterians [1966–1967]

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Lou Ragland

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

Renaissance [1969– ]

Wendy Rene

The Revels [1964–1965]

Paul Revere and the Raiders [1960– ]

The Righteous Brothers [1962–1976]

Johnny Rivers (1942– )

Tommy Roe (1942– )

The Rolling Stones [1963– ]

The Ronettes [1959– ]

Linda Ronstadt (1946– )

Diana Ross (1944– )

Rotary Connection [1967–1973]

The Royalettes

Roy-C

David Ruffin (1941–91)

Jimmy Ruffin (1939– )

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 Searchers [1963– ]

The Seeds [1966– ]

The Seekers [1965–1968]

Bob Seger (1945– )

The Serpent Power

The Shadows [1961– ]

Shadows of Knight [1966–1969]

The Shaggs [1969– ]

The Shangri-Las [1963–1969]

Del Shannon (1934–90)

Dee Dee Sharp (1945– )

Sandie Shaw (1947– )

Shocking Blue [1967– ]

The Showmen [1960–1968]

Bunny Sigler (1941– )

Silver Apples [1968–1969]

Joe Simon (1943– )

Paul Simon (1941– )

Simon and Garfunkel [1964–1970]

Nancy Sinatra (1940– )

Sir Douglas Quintet [1966–1972]

Percy Sledge (1941–2015)

P.F. Sloan (1945– )

Sly and the Family Stone [1967–1981]

Small Faces [1965–1969]

The Smoke [1966– ]

Soft Machine [1968–1976]

The Sonics [1965– ]

Sonny and Cher [1964–1977]

Jimmy Soul (1942–88)

The Soul Survivors [1967–1974]

Joe South

Benny Spellman (1931– )

Alexander "Skip" Spence (1946–99)

The Spinners [1963– ]

Spirit [1968– ]

Spooky Tooth [1968– ]

Dusty Springfield (1939–99)

The Springfields [1961–1963]

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– )

Stephen Stills (1945– )

The Stooges [1969–1973]

The Strangeloves [1964–1968]

Strawberry Alarm Clock [1967–1970]

Strawbs [1968– ]

The String-a-Longs

Swamp Dogg (1942– )

Bettye Swann (1944– )

The Sunrays

The Supremes

The Surfaris

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)

Ted Taylor (1934–87)

The Temptations [1960– ]

Ten Years After [1967– ]

Tammi Terrell (1945–70)

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– ]

Johnny Tillotson (1939– )

Traffic [1967–1975]

The Trashmen (1962–68)

The Tremeloes [1963– ]

The Troggs [1966– ]

Doris Troy (1937–2004)

The Turtles [1965–1970]

The Tymes [1963– ]

Tyrannosaurus Rex [1968–1970]

United States of America [1968– ]

Gary Usher

Vagrants [1964–1968]

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons (1937– )

Van Der Graaf Generator [1968– ]

Vanilla Fudge [1967–1970]

The Velvet Underground [1967–1970]

The Ventures [1961– ]

Bobby Vinton (1935– )

Junior Walker (1931–95)

Scott Walker (1943– )

The Walker Brothers [1965–1967]

Dionne Warwick (1940– )

Gino Washington

Jimmy Webb (1946– )

Mary Wells (1943–92)

Leslie West

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

Kim Weston (1939– )

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

Ian Whitcomb

Tony Joe White (1943– )

The Who [1964–1983]

Bobby Womack (1944–2014)

Stevie Wonder (1950– )

Brenton Wood (1941– )

Betty Wright (1953– )

Charles Wright (1942– )

Robert Wyatt (1945– )

The Yardbirds [1963–1968]

Yes [1969– ]

Jesse Colin Young (1941– )

Neil Young (1945– )

The Youngbloods [1967–1972]

Zager and Evans

Frank Zappa (1940–93)

The Zombies [1964–1968]

Various Artists


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