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Strawberry Alarm Clock - 73% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Based in California and originally known as the Sixpence, the Strawberry Alarm Clock enjoyed a US number 1 in 1967 with the memorable ‘Incense And Peppermints’. This euphoric slice of ‘flower-power’ bubblegum was initially intended as a b-side and the featured voice was that of a friend on hand during the session, rather than an official member. The group - Read more

The Electric Prunes - 70% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1965, the Electric Prunes originally consisted of Jim Lowe (San Luis Obispo, California, USA; vocals, guitar, autoharp), Ken Williams (b. Long Beach, California, USA; lead guitar), James ‘Weasel’ Spagnola (b. Cleveland, Ohio, USA; guitar), Mark Tulin (b. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; bass) and Michael Weakley aka Quint ( Read more

Blossom Toes - 66% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Initially known as the Ingoes, Brian Godding (19 August 1945, Wales; guitar, vocals, keyboards), Jim Cregan (b. James Cregan, 9 March 1946, Yeovil, Somerset, England; guitar/vocals), Brian Belshaw (b. 25 February 1944, Wigan, Lancashire, England; bass/vocals) and Kevin Westlake (b. 5 March 1947, Eire, d. 29 September 2004; drums) became Blossom Toes in 1967 upon the launch o Read more

Country Joe & The Fish - 62% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1965, this imaginative quintet began life as the Instant Action Jug Band. Former folk singer Country Joe McDonald (1 January 1942, El Monte, California, USA) established the band with guitarist Barry Melton (b. 1947, Brooklyn, New York, USA), the only musicians to remain in the line-up throughout its turbulent history. Part of a politi Read more

The Pretty Things - 56% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the UK’s seminal R&B bands, the Pretty Things formed at Sidcup Art College, Kent, England, in September 1963. The original line-up featured a founder member of the Rolling Stones, Dick Taylor (Richard Clifford Taylor, 28 January 1943, Dartford, Kent, England; guitar), plus Phil May (b. Phillip Arthur Dennis Kattner, 9 November 1944, Dartford, Kent, England; v Read more

The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - 50% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as the Ashes, this Los Angeles, California, USA-based quintet assumed the above name in 1966. The band, comprising Sandi Robinson (vocals), John Merrill (guitar), Lance Fent (guitar), Al Brackett (bass) and Jim Voigt (drums) made their debut with ‘Time Is After You’ for the locally based Vault label, before securing a major recording contract with CBS Read more

Moby Grape - 49% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The legend that continues to grow and grow around this memorable late 60s San Francisco, California, USA band is mainly based on their magnificent debut album, which fans vainly willed them to repeat. This iconoclastic but sometimes shambling unit was formed in September 1966, with the seminal line-up of Alexander ‘ Skip’ Spence (18 April 1946, Windsor, Ontario, Ca Read more

The United States Of America - 48% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Formed in 1967 by New York-born electronics composer Joseph Byrd (Tucson, Arizona, USA). The rest of the line-up comprised University of California Los Angeles students Dorothy Moskowitz (vocals), Gordon Marron (electric violin), Rand Forbes (bass) and Craig Woodson (drums). The quintet’s lone, self-titled album, a biting satire on contemporary America, featured several Read more

Pearls Before Swine - 46% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Florida, USA, in 1965, Pearls Before Swine originally comprised songwriter Tom Rapp (1947, Bottineau, North Dakota, USA; vocals/guitar), Wayne Harley (autoharp/banjo/mandolin/vibraphone), Lane Lederer (bass/guitar/horns), Roger Crissinger (keyboards), and Warren Smith (drums). The band pursued a recording contract with the avant garde ESP label, opining that the ho Read more

Quicksilver Messenger Service - 46% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late 60s Quicksilver typified most the style, attitude and sound of that era. The original band in 1964 comprised Dino Valenti (Chester Powers, 7 October 1937 (1943 is also cited), Danbury, Connecticut, USA, d. 16 November 1994, Santa Rosa, California, USA; vocals), John Cipollina (b. 24 August 1943, Berkel Read more

Skip Bifferty - 45% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Mickey Gallagher (keyboards) and Tommy Jackman (drums), were members of beat group the Chosen Few. They linked up with John Turnbull (guitar/vocals) and Colin Gibson (bass) who were together in another Geordie R&B group the Primitive Sect. Both were based initially based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England. Vocalist Graham Bell was added to the line-up which assumed the name Sk Read more

13th Floor Elevators - 40% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA in 1965, this influential psychedelic rock band evolved from the nucleus of the Lingsmen, a popular local attraction. The original line-up included Stacey Sutherland (guitar), Benny Thurman (bass), John Ike Walton (drums) and Max Rainey (vocals), but the latter was replaced by Roky Erickson (Roger Kynard Erickson, 15 July 1947, Dallas, Texas, USA Read more

The Koobas - 38% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 2000s
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Formed in Liverpool, England, in 1962 and initially known as the Kubas, this superior beat group was comprised of two ex-members of the Midnighters - guitarists Stu Leatherwood and Roy Morris - alongside Keith Ellis (bass) and Tony O’Riley (drums), formerly of the Thunderbeats. The Koobas enjoyed a role in Ferry Across The Mersey and in 1965 supported the Beatles on a nati Read more

Incredible String Band - 37% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Misunderstood - 37% match to Kaleidoscope

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of psychedelia’s finest bands, the Misunderstood originated in Riverside, California, USA, and evolved from a local surfing outfit, the Blue Notes. Their first line-up - Greg Treadway (guitar), George Phelps (guitar) and Rick Moe (drums) - was augmented by Rick Brown (Richard Shaw Brown, 26 April 1947, Florida, USA; vocals) and Steve Whiting (bass), before adopting Read more


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