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Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

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List of the best pop artists of the 60s, ranked. The 1960s may very well be the best decade for music in the rock era. Music from the decade 1960-69 can bring back good memories for many who grew up in this era, those who can help decide which of these artists were truly the best of the 60s. Even younger generations who grew up in later decades are fond of 1960s music, which persists in the collective conscience.
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    the people's #1 & most listed Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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  2. 2
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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  3. 3
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Christian music, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by CWinn Popular music, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by DennisNJ Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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    Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by ChangesDownClub Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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  10. 10
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    added by ChangesDownClub Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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  11. 11
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    Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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  12. 12
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    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Purple Panther Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop

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  14. 14
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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  15. 15
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    Soul blues, Pop music, Rock music

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  16. 16
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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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  17. 17
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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    added by ChangesDownClub Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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    ranked low on reranks & added by neilp Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by Purple Panther Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

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    added by richerb Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    added by BostonBruins British Invasion, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  28. 28
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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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  29. 29
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    added by richerb Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues

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    Pop music, Rockabilly, Country

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    added by looksharp Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    Doo-wop, Christian music, Pop music

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    added by richerb British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

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    Rock music, Rock and roll

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lounge music, Pop music

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    often listed & added by CWinn Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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  41. 41
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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music

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  42. 42
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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Southern soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  43. 43
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    ranked low on reranks Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

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  44. 44
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    added by looksharp Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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  45. 45
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    Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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  46. 46
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    added by looksharp Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    added by looksharp Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    added by looksharp Rock music, Folk rock

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    added by looksharp Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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    added by looksharp Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

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