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Strawberry Alarm Clock - 85% match to Timothy Leary

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

Country Joe & The Fish - 61% match to Timothy Leary

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

13th Floor Elevators - 54% match to Timothy Leary

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

Kaleidoscope - 48% match to Timothy Leary

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Pearls Before Swine - 43% match to Timothy Leary

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

Nurse with Wound - 34% match to Timothy Leary

Genres: Instrumental Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The late 70s saw the emergence of several UK bands that would influence a legion of industrial bands a decade later, acts such as Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, and countless lesser-known ones, including London’s Nurse With Wound. Like the aforementioned acts, Nurse With Wound contained elements of what would one day be dubbed industrial music, but they also incorpor Read more

The Great Society - 31% match to Timothy Leary

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s
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The Great Society was formed in August 1965 by Grace Slick (Grace Barnett Wing, 30 October 1939, Evanston, Illinois, USA; vocals, piano, recorder, guitar), her husband Jerry (drums) and his brother Darby Slick (lead guitar). David Minor (rhythm guitar) and Bard DuPont (bass) completed the line-up having replaced Bill and Jean Piersol, although DuPont was replaced by Peter va Read more

Ravi Shankar - 30% match to Timothy Leary

Genres: Classical Instrumental World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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7 April 1920, Benares, India. The foremost exponent of Indian music, Shankar was largely responsible for introducing the sitar to western audiences. He began his career as a member of elder brother Uday’s music company, and was first recorded in 1936 playing esraj. In 1938 he gave up an interest in dance to study classical music under Guru Ustad Allauddin Khan of Mahair Read more

Allen Ginsberg - 28% match to Timothy Leary

Genres: Folk Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 June 1926, New Jersey, USA, d. 5 April 1997, New York City, New York, USA. One of the most prominent poets of the twentieth century, Ginsberg also recorded several singles and albums, some including unaccompanied readings of his poetry, others featuring his writings set to music. Ginsberg originally aligned with the ‘beat’ movement of the 50s and 60s. He befriend Read more

Love - 28% match to Timothy Leary

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

Blossom Toes - 26% match to Timothy Leary

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

Spirit - 26% match to Timothy Leary

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s
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Quicksilver Messenger Service - 25% match to Timothy Leary

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 Electric Prunes - 25% match to Timothy Leary

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 Peanut Butter Conspiracy - 25% match to Timothy Leary

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


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