Top Five San Fransisco Bands Of The 1960′s

Carlos Santana and his band introduced a fresh Latin-based rock sound with an Afro-Cuban beat to the music scene in the late 1960′s. Santana was born on July 20, 1947 in Jalisco, Mexico, and has teamed up with acts like Lauryn Hill, Everlast, Jennifer Lopez, and Eric Clapton.
Greadful Dead was more recognized as a live performance band than a studio band in the 60′s. They crossed many genres including rock, blues, country, and psychedelic. The death of Jerry Garcia ended the band performing with its original name.
There were many anti-war songs in the 60′s. Country Joe and The Fish’s “I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die” was in the voice of a military recruiter encouraging men to fight in Vietnam, then trying to get their parents to ‘have their baby come home in a box’. Mcdonald wrote it in thirty minutes.
The Steve Miller Band’s blueslike sound influenced classic rock in the 1960′s. They formed in San Francisco in 1967, and were founded by Steve Miller and Barry Goldberg.
A famous hippie band was Jefferson Airplane. Martin Balin formed it in 1965 while looking for club acts, and they became the first band from San Fran to perform a dance concert.

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