Some 1960s rock bands are The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and Pink Floyd. Other 1960s rock bands include The Beach Boys, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
The 1960s saw the growth in popularity of British rock bands in the United States during the so-called British Invasion. The most famous of these groups, The Beatles, produced many successful albums and singles throughout the 1960s. The success of The Beatles paved the way for other British rock bands, such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who. Some British rock bands became famous towards the end of the 1960s, such as Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
American rock bands were very popular throughout the 1960s as well. The Beach Boys, who achieved fame in the early 1960s, were one of the first major American rock bands of the decade. The mid-1960s saw the emergence of psychedelic rock bands, such as The Doors, Jefferson Airplane and The Jimi Hendrix Experience. Other famous American rock bands of the '60s were blues rock bands, such as The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. In the late 1960s, progressive rock bands became popular, including Procol Harum, The Moody Blues and King Crimson.