My Favourite British Beat Groups of the 60s.

Following hard on the heels of Merseybeat was the harder, bluesier British Beat Groups. In 1964/5 it seemed that there was another great band coming out every single week.

I liked some of the more obscure ones like the Downliners Sect, Birds, Undertakers, Others, Measles and Paramounts.

My favourites were:

Rolling Stones (obviously)

Yardbirds

Who

Smallfaces

Kinks

Others

Downliners Sect

Animals

Prettythings

Them

Measles

Paramounts

Manfred Mann

Bo Street Runners

Nashville Teens

Birds

Undertakers

Graham Bond Organisation

Blues Incorporated

The Sorrows

Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

Poets

Today’s Music to keep me nearly SsSSAaaaAnNnnneeeee in Isolation – 60s Beat Groups

I thought I’d go back to those heady days of 1964/65 when I were but a lad. Those were the days when bands like The Who, Kinks, Smallfaces, Yardbirds, Birds, Poets, Them, Nashville Teens, Downliners Sect, Measles, Animals, Pretty Things, Others, Paramounts, and, of course, The Stones and Beatles, were all starting out. Every week it was like a new sound exploded on the scene. I was fourteen/fifteen and I loved it.

Today’s Music to keep me SSSSaaaaNNNNEEE in Isolation – Minor Beat Groups of the sixties.

I’m going right back to when I was a young kid and I used to dig all the great obscure Beat groups. They didn’t have to make the charts – just to be good and exciting!

Today I’ll hunt them all out!