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Top 10 Psychedelic Rock Bands

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are a psychedelic/progressive rock band formed in Cambridge in 1965 and as we all know, is considered as one of rock's most successful bands of all time.

2

13th Floor Elevators

13th Floor Elevators

Hailing from Austin, Texas, the members of 13th Floor Elevators were one of the first artists to describe their music as psychedelic. The 13th Floor Elevators was formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland.

3

The Doors

The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore.

4

Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane

Jefferson Airplane was a San Francisco, California-based band who pioneered psychedelic rock. It was the first of several Bay Area psychedelic groups of the 1960s.

5

Cream

Cream

Cream were a 1960s British rock supergroup power trio consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

6

Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead

The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. Ranging from quintet to septet, the band is known for its unique and eclectic style.

7

Tame Impala

Tame Impala

Tame Impala is an Australian psychedelic rock band founded by Kevin Parker in 2007. The group began as a home recording project for Parker, who writes, records, performs, and produces the music.

8

Hawkwind

Hawkwind

Hawkwind are an English rock band and one of the earliest space rock groups. Their lyrics favour urban and science fiction themes and is one of the earliest space rock groups. The band was formed by ex-busker and blues man Dave Brock.

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The Beatles

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 with members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era.

10

Iron Butterfly

Iron Butterfly

Iron Butterfly is an American psychedelic rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.