The Greatest Musical Acts Of The ’60s And ’70s

Idolator Staff | August 9, 2018 7:49 pm

Much of today’s music might not even exist if not for the generations that came before us. Music out of the 1960s and 1970s has been especially influential as it came during a time of tremendous cultural and political shifts in modern American history. As a result, music artists of the era — including everyone from The Beach Boys to Stevie Wonder — have been regarded as the “greatest artists of all time.” Keep reading to see if you agree with this list! But first, you can’t have a “greatest artists” list without mentioning this band:

The Beatles


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Fresh out of Liverpool, England, The Beatles led the “British Invasion” into the United States in the late ’50s. Together, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr have become what is arguably the most popular rock and roll band in musical history.

The Beatles maintained their success throughout the ’60s by experimenting with a variety of musical styles, gracing fans with iconic albums such as Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Revolver, and Abbey Road. But tensions within the band caused them to break up by the mid-’70s.