Top Pop Artists of the 1960s Bands/Musicians
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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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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

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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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    Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    often listed Doo-wop, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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    added by ChangesDownClub Pop music, Worldbeat, Rock music

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

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    Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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  13. 13
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    added by ChangesDownClub Music hall, Pop music, Rock music

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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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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

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    Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

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    Motown Sound, Psychedelic soul, Pop music

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    Doo-wop, Motown Sound, Rock music

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  20. 20
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    added by ChangesDownClub Jangle pop, Pop music, Raga rock

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  21. 21
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    added by neilp Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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

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    British Invasion, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by BostonBruins British Invasion, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Purple Panther Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

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    Doo-wop, Disco, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Pop music

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  28. 28
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    Pop music, Rockabilly, Country

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    ranked low on reranks & added by richerb Blues-rock, Classic rock, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Rock music, Acoustic music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Doo-wop, Christian music, Pop music

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    added by looksharp Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music

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    added by richerb British Invasion, Classic rock, Pop music

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    new! & added by richerb Blues-rock, Psychedelic soul, Rock music

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    Southern soul, Soul blues, Rock music

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    ranked low on reranks & added by looksharp Sunshine pop, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Southern soul, Instrumental rock, Electric blues

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    Lounge music, Pop music

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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    added by CWinn Noise rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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    Country pop, Rock music, Traditional pop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Rock music, Rock and roll

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    ranked low on reranks Pop music, Rock music, Psychedelic pop

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    Blues-rock, Rock music, British blues

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    added by looksharp Southern soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    added by looksharp Lubbock sound, Rock music, Rockabilly

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

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    added by looksharp Outlaw country, Christian music, Americana

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    added by looksharp Christian music, Rock music, Rockabilly

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    added by looksharp Rock music, Rockabilly, Heavy metal

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