The 500 Most Recommended Artists of the 1960s


1 The Beatles
2 Bob Dylan
3 The Rolling Stones
4 The Beach Boys
5 Jimi Hendrix
6 The Velvet Underground
7 The Byrds
8 The Who
9 Aretha Franklin
10 The Kinks
11 John Coltrane
12 Otis Redding
13 James Brown
14 The Doors
15 The Band
16 Led Zeppelin
17 Creedence Clearwater Revival
18 Elvis Presley
19 Van Morrison
20 Simon and Garfunkel
21 Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention
22 Sly and the Family Stone
23 The Supremes
24 Cream
25 Sam Cooke
26 Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
27 Jefferson Airplane
28 Roy Orbison
29 Pink Floyd
30 Marvin Gaye
31 Love
32 Dusty Springfield
33 Ray Charles
34 Leonard Cohen
35 Johnny Cash
36 Miles Davis
37 The Ronettes
38 Four Tops
39 Charles Mingus
40 Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
41 Buffalo Springfield
42 The Temptations
43 The Stooges
44 Nico
45 The Animals
46 Ike and Tina Turner
47 Neil Young
48 Small Faces
49 Stan Getz
50 The Righteous Brothers
51 Martha and The Vandellas
52 The Zombies
53 Fairport Convention
54 Nick Drake
55 King Crimson
56 The Drifters
57 Janis Joplin/Big Brother and The Holding Company
58 Procol Harum
59 MC5
60 The Crystals
61 The Shangri-La's
62 The Mamas and the Papas
63 Them
64 Ben E. King
65 The Flying Burrito Brothers
66 The Monkees
67 Serge Gainsbourg
68 Etta James
69 The Impressions
70 Bill Evans
71 Wilson Pickett
72 B.B. King
73 Patsy Cline
74 Grateful Dead
75 Crosby, Stills, Nash (& Young)
76 Yardbirds
77 Howlin' Wolf
78 Ornette Coleman
79 Sam & Dave
80 The Shirelles
81 Tim Buckley
82 The Kingsmen
83 Traffic
84 The Lovin' Spoonful
85 Scott Walker
86 Glen Campbell
87 The Jackson 5
88 Booker T. & The MG's
89 Donovan
90 The 13th Floor Elevators
91 Dionne Warwick
92 Fleetwood Mac
93 Steppenwolf
94 Herbie Hancock
95 Del Shannon
96 Frank Sinatra
97 Duke Ellington
98 Dion
99 Spencer Davis Group
100 David Bowie
101 Wayne Shorter
102 The Everly Brothers
103 The Rascals
104 Desmond Dekker
105 The Sonics
106 Albert Ayler
107 Jeff Beck
108 Eric Dolphy
109 The Moody Blues
110 The Pretty Things
111 Stevie Wonder
112 Bobby Bland
113 The Troggs
114 Os Mutantes
115 Blood, Sweat & Tears
116 Isaac Hayes
117 Percy Sledge
118 Laura Nyro
119 Nancy Sinatra
120 John Mayall
121 The Four Seasons
122 Lee Morgan
123 Jackie Wilson
124 Muddy Waters
125 Moby Grape
126 The Box Tops
127 The Shadows
128 Dr. John
129 Quicksilver Messenger Service
130 The Isley Brothers
131 Chuck Berry
132 Oliver Nelson
133 Blind Faith
134 Albert King
135 Solomon Burke
136 Wes Montgomery
137 Joe Cocker
138 Cecil Taylor
139 Question Mark and the Mysterians
140 The Walker Brothers
141 João Gilberto
142 Sun Ra
143 The Soft Machine
144 Harry Nilsson
145 Tammy Wynette
146 Jimmy Cliff
147 Fred Neil
148 Antônio Carlos Jobim
149 Phil Spector
150 The Chiffons
151 The Incredible String Band
152 Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood
153 Iron Butterfly
154 The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
155 James Carr
156 Tim Hardin
157 Tommy James and The Shondells
158 Chubby Checker
159 Santana
160 Terry Riley
161 Nina Simone
162 Country Joe & The Fish
163 Max Roach
164 Gil Evans
165 Merle Haggard
166 Phil Ochs
167 Dexter Gordon
168 Canned Heat
169 Bobby Fuller Four
170 Jacques Dutronc
171 Little Eva
172 The Left Banke
173 The Easybeats
174 Joan Baez
175 Louis Armstrong
176 Bee Gees
177 John Lee Hooker
178 Jan and Dean
179 Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
180 Bobbie Gentry
181 Jerry Lee Lewis
182 John Lennon
183 The Dixie Cups
184 The Tornados
185 Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels
186 Bob Marley and The Wailers
187 Eric Clapton
188 The Electric Prunes
189 The Marvelettes
190 Jimmy Giuffre
191 The United States of America
192 Horace Silver
193 Silver Apples
194 Henry Mancini
195 Blue Cheer
196 Archie Shepp
197 Van Dyke Parks
198 Can
199 Art Blakey
200 Alexander Skip Spence
201 Michel Polnareff
202 Caetano Veloso
203 The Count Five
204 Sonny and Cher
205 Dick Dale
206 The Delfonics
207 Jr. Walker & The All Stars
208 Mary Wells
209 Andrew Hill
210 Millie
211 Peter, Paul and Mary
212 Jimmy Reed
213 Junior Wells
214 The Searchers
215 Aaron Neville
216 Thelonious Monk
217 The Contours
218 Thunderclap Newman
219 Toots and The Maytals
220 The Pentangle
221 Gene Chandler
222 Randy Newman
223 The Trashmen
224 Sonny Rollins
225 Richard Harris
226 The Surfaris
227 Johnny Kidd and The Pirates
228 The Hollies
229 The Ventures
230 Peter Brötzmann
231 Archie Bell & The Drells
232 The Turtles
233 Tammi Terrell
234 Hank Mobley
235 Judy Garland
236 Chicago
237 Jane Birkin
238 The Meters
239 Françoise Hardy
240 Bloomfield - Kooper - Stills
241 Monks
242 Lorraine Ellison
243 Norman Greenbaum
244 Manfred Mann
245 The Association
246 The Chantays
247 Barbara
248 Joe Henderson
249 The Edwin Hawkins Singers
250 Petula Clark
251 Family
252 Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier
253 Pearls Before Swine
254 Magic Sam
255 The Jaynetts
256 The Marcels
257 Roger Miller
258 Pharoah Sanders
259 Arthur Conley
260 Brenda Lee
261 Rahsaan Roland Kirk
262 Sir Douglas Quintet
263 The Seeds
264 Lesley Gore
265 Chick Corea
266 Oscar Peterson
267 The Allman Brothers Band
268 Freddie King
269 Gene Pitney
270 Joni Mitchell
271 Kaleidoscope (US)
272 Gerry and The Pacemakers
273 Karen Dalton
274 Rick Nelson
275 The 5th Dimension
276 Barry McGuire
277 The Skatalites
278 George Jones
279 Tom Jones
280 Joe Tex
281 Fontella Bass
282 Ketty Lester
283 Eddie Floyd
284 Jackie McLean
285 McCoy Tyner
286 Jimmy Ruffin
287 The Tony Williams Lifetime
288 The Foundations
289 Amon Düül II
290 Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity
291 Jackie DeShannon
292 The Standells
293 Tom Rush
294 The Stanley Brothers
295 Jimmy Smith
296 Jorge Ben
297 Ernie K-Doe
298 Brook Benton
299 The Archies
300 Jerry Butler
301 Dave Clark Five
302 The Creation
303 Brigitte Bardot
304 Roberta Flack
305 Jacques Brel
306 Fats Domino
307 Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs
308 Charles Aznavour
309 John Barry Orchestra
310 Pete Seeger
311 Peggy Lee
312 Jethro Tull
313 Arthur Brown
314 Spirit
315 The Millennium
316 Prince Buster
317 Larry Young
318 Herman's Hermits
319 Kevin Ayers
320 George Russell
321 Loretta Lynn
322 Georges Brassens
323 The Showmen
324 John McLaughlin
325 Moondog
326 Grant Green
327 The Folkes Brothers
328 Tony Joe White
329 Bobby Bare
330 Sonny Boy Williamson (II)
331 Claudine Clark
332 The Jive Five
333 William Bell
334 Gary "U.S." Bonds
335 The Mar-Keys
336 Jessie Hill
337 Henri Salvador
338 Bert Jansch
339 Darlene Love
340 Barbra Streisand
341 The Knickerbockers
342 Marianne Faithfull
343 Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbushan Kabra & Hariprasad Chaurasi
344 Merrilee Rush
345 Rufus Thomas
346 Little Anthony and The Imperials
347 Johnnie Taylor
348 Harry J. Allstars
349 Tony Bennett
350 Babatunde Olatunji
351 Lee Dorsey
352 Paul Revere & The Raiders
353 Steve Miller Band
354 Johnny Winter
355 Benny Carter
356 Joe South
357 Neil Diamond
358 Bo Diddley
359 Syd Barrett
360 Garnet Mimms
361 Bob Andy
362 Arthur Alexander
363 The Rivingtons
364 Freddie Hubbard
365 Cannonball Adderley
366 The Youngbloods
367 Shirley Bassey
368 Anne Murray
369 Barbara Lewis
370 Boz Scaggs
371 Bobby Vee
372 Gal Costa
373 Gilberto Gil
374 Nara Leão
375 Tom Zé
376 Badfinger
377 The Dovells
378 Mel Tormé
379 Mongo Santamaría
380 The Red Krayola
381 Bob & Earl
382 Rod Stewart
383 Edith Piaf
384 Charlie Rich
385 Wynton Kelly
386 P. P. Arnold
387 Skeeter Davis
388 Los Gatos
389 The Flirtations
390 Betty Everett
391 The Angels
392 Joey Dee
393 The Jarmels
394 Irma Thomas
395 The Dells
396 Cat Stevens
397 Ian and Sylvia
398 Gilbert Bécaud
399 The Tammys
400 Bruce Channel
401 Doris Troy
402 The McCoys
403 Almendra
404 Nancy Wilson
405 Elmore James
406 The Guess Who
407 Art Ensemble of Chicago
408 Strawberry Alarm Clock
409 Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
410 Billy Fury
411 Tommy Tucker
412 Jeannie C. Riley
413 Faron Young
414 Shep and The Limelites
415 Barbara Lynn
416 Wilbert Harrison
417 Skip James
418 Buck Owens
419 The Seekers
420 Mama Cass
421 Antoine
422 Robert Charlebois & Louise Forestier
423 Ten Years After
424 Son House
425 Claude François
426 The Chairmen of the Board
427 Gloria Jones
428 Los Bravos
429 The Tymes
430 Roscoe Mitchell
431 Judy Collins
432 James & Bobby Purify
433 The Tokens
434 Scott McKenzie
435 The Hollywood Argyles
436 Kenny Burrell
437 Keith West
438 Taj Mahal
439 Lou Christie
440 Bob Lind
441 Anthony Braxton
442 Don & Juan
443 Jack Nitzsche
444 Sonny Charles & The Checkmates Ltd.
445 Carla Thomas
446 Judy Clay and William Bell
447 Vanilla Fudge
448 The Regents
449 The Pioneers
450 Dick & DeeDee
451 The Chambers Brothers
452 Johnny Rivers
453 The Swinging Blue Jeans
454 Johnny Tillotson
455 Sandie Shaw
456 Justin Hinds & The Dominoes
457 Clarence "Frogman" Henry
458 Les Chats Sauvages
459 Carole King
460 Chuck Jackson
461 Little Peggy March
462 The Castaways
463 Kathy Young with The Innocents
464 The Soul Survivors
465 Ramsey Lewis
466 Peter and Gordon
467 Bobby 'Boris' Pickett and the Crypt Kickers
468 The Toys
469 Jeanne Moreau
470 The Rockin' Rebels
471 Brenda Holloway
472 Don Covay
473 Donny Hathaway
474 B.J. Thomas
475 The Human Beinz
476 Bobby Hebb
477 Slim Harpo
478 The Barbarians
479 Major Lance
480 Tyrone Davis
481 The Fugs
482 Jackson C. Frank
483 John Leyton
484 The Mindbenders
485 Ronnie Bird
486 The Swingin' Medallions
487 Dean Martin
488 Lenny Welch
489 Robert Parker
490 Funkadelic/Parliament
491 Anna Karina
492 Shocking Blue
493 The Music Machine
494 Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
495 Johnny Hallyday
496 The Paris Sisters
497 Deep Purple
498 The Bar-Kays
499 Jimmy Jones
500 Claude Nougaro