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Jefferson Airplane - 100% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Documentaries Folk Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Along with the Grateful Dead, the Jefferson Airplane is regarded as the most successful San Francisco band of the late 60s. The band was formed in August 1965 by Marty Balin (Martyn Jerel Buchwald, 30 January 1942, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; vocals/guitar). The other members in the original line-up were Paul Kantner (b. 17 March 1941, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar/vocal Read more

Pink Floyd - 100% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Documentaries Educational Music & Radio Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most predominant and celebrated rock bands of all time, the origins of Pink Floyd can be traced to Cambridge High School in England. Syd Barrett (Roger Keith Barrett, 6 January 1946, Cambridge, England, d. 7 July 2006, Cambridge, England; guitar/vocals), Roger Waters (b. George Roger Waters, 9 September 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey, England; bass/vocals) and David Read more

13th Floor Elevators - 97% match to Syd Barrett

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

Love - 90% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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For many, the doyens of Los Angeles progressive rock in the 60s, brilliantly erratic and producers of one of the most beautiful albums ever made: Forever Changes. Love were formed in 1965 out of the ashes of the Grass Roots, and comprised former Byrds road manager Bryan MacLean (25 September 1946, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 25 December 1998, Los Angeles, California, US Read more

Iron Butterfly - 85% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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During the progressive music revolution in the late 60s, one of the most surprising successes was that of Iron Butterfly. The band was formed in 1966 by Doug Ingle (9 September 1946, Omaha, Nebraska, USA; organ/vocals) and Ron Bushy (b. 23 September 1941, Washington, DC, USA; drums), with Danny Weiss (guitar), Jerry Penrod (bass) and Darryl DeLoach (vocals) completing the li Read more

Country Joe & The Fish - 79% match to Syd Barrett

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

Kevin Ayers - 79% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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16 August 1944, Herne Bay, Kent, England. Ayers spent much of his childhood in Malaysia where his stepfather was a District Officer, before returning to England and becoming a central figure in the ‘Canterbury scene’. A founder member of the Wilde Flowers and the Soft Machine, this talented singer and songwriter abandoned the latter outfit in 1968 following an ardu Read more

Quicksilver Messenger Service - 77% match to Syd Barrett

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

The Yardbirds - 77% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This pivotal UK R&B outfit was formed in London in 1963 when Keith Relf (22 March 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England, d. 14 May 1976; vocals, harmonica) and Paul Samwell-Smith (b. 8 May 1943, Richmond, Surrey, England; bass), both members of semi-acoustic act the Metropolis Blues Quartet, joined forces with Chris Dreja (b. 11 November 1944, Surbiton, Surrey, England; rhythm Read more

Doors - 76% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Kaleidoscope - 76% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Doors - 76% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Documentaries Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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‘If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.’ This quote from poet William Blake, via Aldous Huxley, was an inspiration to Jim Morrison (James Douglas Morrison, 8 December 1943, Melbourne, Florida, USA, d. 3 July 1971, Paris, France), a student of theatre arts at the University of California and an aspiring musician. Read more

West Coast Pop Art Exp. Band - 75% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Donovan - 73% match to Syd Barrett

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Reggae World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946, Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. Uncomfortably labelled ‘Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan’ Donovan did not fit in well with the folk establishment. Instead, it was the pioneering UK television show Ready, Steady, Go! that adopted him, and from then on success was assured. His first single, ‘Catch The Wind’, launched a ca Read more

The Pretty Things - 73% match to Syd Barrett

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


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