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Grace Slick - 100% match to The Great Society

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Grace Barnett Wing, 30 October 1939, Evanston, Illinois, USA. A former fashion model, Grace Slick began a career in music by contributing recorder and piano soundtracks to husband Jerry’s films. This experience was later enhanced by an interest in the nascent San Francisco rock scene and in August 1965 the couple formed the Great Society. This short-lived group combined Read more

The Leaves - 56% match to The Great Society

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Northridge, California, USA, in 1964, this folk rock group began its career as the Rockwells, a college-based ‘frat’ band. Founder members Robert Lee Reiner (guitar) and Jim Pons (bass) were joined by Bill Rinehart (guitar) and Jimmy Kern (drums) in an attraction offering a diet of surf tunes and R&B-styled oldies. By the end of the year vocalist John Be Read more

Jefferson Airplane - 50% match to The Great Society

Genres: Documentaries Folk Music Theme Pop / Rock 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

The Music Machine - 47% match to The Great Society

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Five Americans - 46% match to The Great Society

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Five Americans are best recalled for their 1967 US Top 10 single, ‘Western Union’. The band formed at South Eastern State University in Durant, Oklahoma, USA in the early 60s. They comprised Mike Rabon (vocals/guitar), Norman Ezell (guitar), John Durrill (keyboards), Jim Grant (James Grant, 29 July 1943, Hugo, Oklahoma, USA, d. 29 November 2004, Dallas, Texas, Read more

Country Joe & The Fish - 44% match to The Great Society

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock 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

Syd Barrett - 39% match to The Great Society

Genres: Folk Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Roger Keith Barrett, 6 January 1946, Cambridge, England, d. 7 July 2006, Cambridge, England. One of English pop’s most enigmatic talents, Barrett embraced music in the early 60s as a member of Geoff Mutt and the Mottoes, a local group modelled on Cliff Richard And The Shadows. He acquired his ‘Syd’ sobriquet while attending Cambridge High School (a misspelt re Read more

The Amboy Dukes - 39% match to The Great Society

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Originally from Detroit, Michigan, USA, the Amboy Dukes - John Drake (vocals), Ted Nugent (13 December 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA; lead guitar), Steve Farmer (rhythm guitar), Rick Lorber (keyboards), Bill White (bass) and Dave Palmer (drums) - achieved notoriety for their rendition of ‘Journey To The Center Of The Mind’, which featured Nugent’s snarling gui Read more

The Electric Prunes - 37% match to The Great Society

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock 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

The Peanut Butter Conspiracy - 37% match to The Great Society

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

Quicksilver Messenger Service - 36% match to The Great Society

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 Pretty Things - 36% match to The Great Society

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

Love - 35% match to The Great Society

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Funk Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock 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

The Seeds - 35% match to The Great Society

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Byrds - 34% match to The Great Society

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally formed as a trio, the Jet Set, this seminal band featured Jim (Roger) McGuinn (James Joseph McGuinn, 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois, USA; vocals/lead guitar), Gene Clark (b. Harold Eugene Clark, 17 November 1944, Tipton, Missouri, USA, d. 24 May 1991, Sherman Oaks, California, USA; vocals, tambourine, rhythm guitar) and David Crosby (b. David Van Cortlandt, 14 Au Read more


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