The Pretty Things Similar Artists

Kaleidoscope - 74% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Electric Prunes - 74% match to The Pretty Things

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

The Move - 68% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1966 in the Cedar Club from the ashes of several Birmingham beat groups, the original Move comprised Roy Wood (Roy Adrian Wood, 8 November 1946, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; vocals/guitar), Carl Wayne (b. Colin David Tooley, 18 August 1943, Birmingham, England, d. 31 August 2004, England; vocals), Chris ‘Ace’ Kefford (b. 10 December 1946, Birmingha Read more

Spirit - 66% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Seeds - 66% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Flamin' Groovies - 57% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This unflinchingly self-assured act evolved from an aspiring San Francisco-based garage band, the Chosen Few. Roy Loney (13 April 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals), Tim Lynch (b. 18 July 1946, San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), Cyril Jordan (b. San Francisco, California, USA; guitar), George Alexander (b. 18 May 1946, San Mateo, California, USA; bass) and R Read more

Moby Grape - 56% match to The Pretty Things

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 Byrds - 54% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk 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

Country Joe & The Fish - 52% match to The Pretty Things

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 Litter - 52% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, Denny Waite (Dennis Waite; vocals/organ), Tom Caplan (lead guitar), Dan Rinaldi (rhythm guitar/vocals), Jim Kane (b. James Worthington Kane III; bass) and Tom Murray (drums) won cult acclaim for the impressive 1966 release Distortions. Inspired by British favourites the Who, Spencer Davis Group and Yardbirds, the Litter drew material fro Read more

The Shadows Of Knight - 52% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s
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Formed in Chicago in 1965, the original line-up comprised Jim Sohns (vocals), Warren Rogers (lead guitar), Jerry McGeorge (rhythm guitar), Norm Gotsch (bass) and Tom Schiffour (drums). As the house band at the city’s Cellar club, the Shadows were already highly popular when they secured a recording contract. Their debut single, a cover version of the classic Them track, &# Read more

The Beau Brummels - 51% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in San Francisco, California, USA in 1964, the Beau Brummels provided a vital impetus to the city’s emergent rock circuit. Vocalist Sal Valentino (Sal Spampinato, 8 September 1942, San Francisco, California, USA) had previously led his own group, Sal Valentino And The Valentines, which issued ‘I Wanna Twist’/‘Lisa Marie’ in 1962. Ron Elliott ( Read more

The Misunderstood - 51% match to The Pretty Things

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

Love - 50% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk 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

Quicksilver Messenger Service - 50% match to The Pretty Things

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


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