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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 Seeds - 71% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Kaleidoscope - 70% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Move - 69% 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 - 62% match to The Pretty Things

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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The Litter - 60% 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

Moby Grape - 59% 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

Blossom Toes - 57% match to The Pretty Things

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

The Misunderstood - 54% 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

Flamin' Groovies - 53% 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

Kevin Ayers - 53% match to The Pretty Things

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

13th Floor Elevators - 52% match to The Pretty Things

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 Byrds - 52% 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

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

Country Joe & The Fish - 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 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


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