60s Platinum (100 Hits 1965-1970)

by egmeinder | created - 28 Feb 2013 | updated - 28 Feb 2013 | Public

The artists therein. Trying to see what movies these songs were in.

1. The Four Seasons

Soundtrack | Sleepers

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as "Performers") in 1990.

2. The Byrds

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Members have included Gene Clark (tambourine and vocals), Mike Clarke (drums), David Crosby (guitar and vocals), Chris Hillman (bass), Roger McGuinn (guitar and vocals), Gram Parsons, Skip Battin, Gene Parsons, Kevin Kelley, Clarence White.

4. The Mamas and the Papas

Soundtrack | The One I Love

With the death of Denny Doherty on January 19, 2007, Michelle Phillips is the last surviving original member of the group.

5. The Hollies

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The band's name is not, as is often thought, a tribute to Buddy Holly, but was named after some Christmas holly plants that were decorating band member Graham Nash's house.

6. The Strawberry Alarm Clock

Soundtrack | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

The Strawberry Alarm Clock are a psychedelic rock group from Glendale, California. The band formed in 1965 and called themselves Thee Sixpence. They initially did for the most part covers of popular songs. The original band members are: Ed King (vocals), Mark Weitz (keyboards), Lee Freeman (rhythm ...

7. Scott McKenzie

Soundtrack | The Rock

Scott McKenzie was born on January 10, 1939 in Jacksonville, Florida, USA as Philip Wallach Blondheim. He died on August 18, 2012 in Silver Lake, California, USA.

8. Jefferson Airplane

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

Jefferson Airplane, a rock band based in San Francisco, California, was one of the pioneering bands of psychedelic rock. Formed in 1965, the group defined the San Francisco Sound and was the first from the Bay Area to achieve international commercial success. They were headliners at the three most ...

9. The Grassroots

Soundtrack | Jackie Brown

The Grass Roots were created by the storied producer/songwriter duo of P.F. Sloan and Steve Barri under the direction of Lou Adler in 1966. The group frequently hit the Billboard charts until the early 70's with several lineups of musicians. Their music has stood the test of time by appearing in ...

10. The Lovin' Spoonful

Soundtrack | Die Hard: With a Vengeance

They were on the short list of bands to be invited to the legendary Monterey Pop Festival in June of 1967. Unfortunately, after Zal Yanovsky was arrested and deported back to Canada for marijuana possession, which resulted in his being forced to leave the band, the band was forced to decline the ...

11. The Troggs

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The band took its name from "troglodyte", which is a mythical beast that lives in caves.

12. Donovan

Soundtrack | Children of Men

Donovan Philips Leitch was born May 10, 1946, in Glasgow, Scotland. Music was always part of his home life, with both traditional Scottish/Irish songs at family and local celebrations, and popular music through radio and live performances. When Donovan was ten his family moved south to England, ...

13. Barry Sadler

Soundtrack | Showtime

Barry Sadler achieved national fame for his 1960s hit song, The Ballad of The Green Berets. The song was used as the theme song for the John Wayne film, The Green Berets. Sadler was a real-life war hero. He joined the U.S. Army and went through the grueling training to become a Green Beret. A ...

14. Wilson Pickett

Soundtrack | The Commitments

Wilson Pickett was born on March 18, 1941 in Prattville, Alabama, USA. He was married to Bonnie Covington. He died on January 19, 2006 in Reston, Virginia, USA.

15. The Turtles

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Starting out in the early 1960s as an instrumental band playing surf music under a variety of names, The Turtles saw the impact that "British invasion" groups were having on pop music and in 1964 decided to go in that direction. They then veered toward folk-rock, a la The Byrds, but soon veered off...

16. Aretha Franklin

Actress | The Blues Brothers

Grammy-winning Queen of Soul and the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Aretha Louise Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, to Barbara Vernice (Siggers) and C. L. Franklin, a Baptist minister, who preached at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit for over thirty ...

17. The Box Tops

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Box Tops formed in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1963 as The Devilles. They became a popular band in the Memphis rock scene. In 1967 they changed their name to The Box Tops to avoid confusion with another local band called The Devilles. They reached national prominence with their song "The Letter" in ...

18. The Who

Soundtrack | The Kids Are Alright

Roger Daltrey formed the Detours in 1962, with several member changes and role swaps abound, John Entwistle joined. Sometime later, on John's recommendation, Pete Townshend was added to the line up. In the meantime, The Detours had become a four-piece band; the drummer was changed with Keith Moon ...

19. The Monkees

Soundtrack | The Monkees

Though he often called himself the "World's Greatest Tambourine Player", Davy Jones did learn the basics of rhythm guitar, bass guitar and drums during the Monkees' heyday, and sometimes took over for Micky or Peter onstage, freeing Micky to perform at stage front, or Peter to play keyboards or ...

21. Buffalo Springfield

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 by Tom Petty.

22. Lulu

Soundtrack | To Sir, with Love

Born in Glasgow in 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, "the Luvvers". After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s. She made her film début in ...

23. The Association

Soundtrack | Congo

The group was the opening act of the landmark 1967 Monterey Pop Festival.

24. The Beach Boys

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Beach Boys is an American rock band formed in Hawthorne, California, in 1961. The group's original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis, and Carl Wilson; their cousin Mike Love; and their friend Al Jardine. The Beach Boys are one of the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, ...

25. Spencer Davis

Soundtrack | Flight of the Phoenix

Spencer Davis was born on July 17, 1942 in Swansea, Wales as Spencer David Nelson Davis.

26. Cream

Soundtrack | Snowpiercer

British rock band Cream formed in 1966. Its members had come from other bands and had backgrounds in blues. Drummer Ginger Baker and bass guitarist Jack Bruce had both played with The Graham Bond Organization, an early British blues band, while lead guitarist/vocalist Eric Clapton had come from The...

27. Stevie Wonder

Soundtrack | The Woman in Red

Born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, United States, to Calvin Judkins and Lula Mae Hardaway. Due to being born six weeks premature, Stevie Wonder was born with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity, which made him blind. Stevie Wonder, even with this disability, made his ...

28. The Buckinghams

Soundtrack | The Guru

The Buckinghams formed in 1965 in the Chicago area, consisting of Carl Giammarese, Nick Fortuna, Jon Jon Poulos, Dennis Tufano and Dennis Miccoli. Their break came when they won a "Battle of the Bands" contest sponsored by a Chicago TV show, "All Time Hits", and were awarded a 14-week gig on the ...

29. The New Vaudeville Band

Soundtrack | Shanghai Knights

The band's recording of "Winchester Cathedral" reached #1 on Billboard magazine's pop music chart in 1966.

30. Creedence Clearwater Revival

Soundtrack | Battleship

Ranked #47 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll.

31. Brenton Wood

Soundtrack | Love, Simon

Brenton Wood was born on July 26, 1941 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA as Alfred Jesse Smith.

32. The Animals

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

The Animals was a British rock band that started out as The Alan Price Combo and aimed for a hard blues/R&B sound. They changed their name when Eric Burdon joined the band in 1962. Their second single, "House of the Rising Sun", hit #1 on both the British and American charts in 1964. They had a ...

33. Bobbie Gentry

Soundtrack | The Guard

Country singer/songwriter Bobbie Gentry was born Roberta Lee Streeter on July 27, 1944 in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. Gentry grew up in poverty on her grandparents' farm after her parents divorced when she was a little girl. She learned to play piano by watching the church pianist. Her ...

34. Hugh Masekela

Soundtrack | The Jewel of the Nile

Hugh Masekela was born on April 4, 1939 in Wilbank, South Africa as Hugh Ramapolo Masekela. He was married to Elinam Cofie, Jabu Mbatha, Chris Calloway and Miriam Makeba. He died on January 23, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

35. Blood Sweat & Tears

Soundtrack | Where the Truth Lies

Members have included Al Kooper, Steve Katz, Fred Lipsius, Jim Fielder, Bobby Colomby, Randy Brecker, Jerry Weiss, Dick Halligan, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Jerry Hyman, David Clayton-Thomas, Bobby Doyle, Joe Henderson, George Wadenius, Jerry Fisher, Lou Marini, Larry Willis, Tom Malone, Ron ...

36. ? and The Mysterians

Soundtrack | Bandstand

Members have included Larry Borjas. Rudy Martinez, Frank Rodriguez, Bobby Balderrama, Robert Martinez, Frank Lugo, Mel Schachter, Richard Schulz, Eddie Serrado, Timothy Reid, Mark Blesener.

37. The Four Tops

Soundtrack | Four Brothers

The group's original members were Levi Stubbs, Renaldo Benson, Abdul 'Duke' Fakir and Lawrence Payton.

38. John Fred and His Playboy Band

Soundtrack | Drugstore Cowboy

Member John Fred Gourrier died April 15, 2005, at age 63 from kidney disease.

40. Dionne Warwick

Soundtrack | Alive

Dionne Warwick was born on December 12, 1940 in East Orange, New Jersey, USA as Marie Dionne Warrick. She was previously married to William Elliott.

42. The McCoys

Soundtrack | The Doors

Member Randy Jo Hobbs died of heart failure on August 5, 1994, at age 45. Bobby Peterson died on July 21, 1993, at age 47.

43. Otis Redding

Soundtrack | Top Gun

Otis Redding was born on September 9, 1941 in Dawson, Georgia, USA as Otis Ray Redding Jr. He was married to Zelma Atwood. He died on December 10, 1967 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

44. Lemon Pipers

Soundtrack | Wild America

The Lemon Pipers was formed by a group of high school musicians in Oxford, Ohio, in 1966. They became well known on the Ohio bar and club circuit, and eventually landed a contract with Buddah Records. They played a mixture of blues, rock and folk, but when they signed with Buddah they were ...

45. Steppenwolf

Soundtrack | Star Trek: First Contact

Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock band, formed in late 1967 in Los Angeles. Steppenwolf has sold over 25 million records worldwide, released eight gold albums and 12 Billboard Hot 100 singles, of which six were top 40 hits, including three top 10 successes: "Born to Be Wild", "Magic Carpet ...

46. Ohio Express

Soundtrack | Detroit

There was never a band called "Ohio Express", as such. The name, which was controlled by Super K Productions--owned by producers Jeff Katz and Jerry Kasanetz--was applied to several songs recorded by bands contracted to Super K Productions but credited to "Ohio Express"--for example, in 1966 a band...

47. The Doors

Soundtrack | 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 John Densmore on drums. The band got its name, at Morrison's suggestion from the title of Aldous Huxley's book The Doors of Perception. They were ...

48. Joe Cocker

Soundtrack | Across the Universe

Joe Cocker was born on May 20, 1944 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England as John Robert Cocker. He was married to Pam Baker. He died on December 22, 2014 in Crawford, Colorado, USA.

49. Iron Butterfly

Soundtrack | Resident Evil: Extinction

In 1995 band member Phil Kramer called Los Angeles police and told them he was going to commit suicide. On May 31, 1999--more than four years later--his remains were found in a wrecked car at the bottom of a canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains outside of Los Angeles.

50. The Zombies

Soundtrack | The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

The Zombies were formed in 1961 by students Rod Argent, Paul Atkinson and Hugh Grundy. They later brought in bassist Paul Arnold, who in turn brought in Colin Blunstone as lead singer. They first called themselves The Mustangs, then The Sundowners, before finally settling on The Zombies. The band ...

51. Richard Harris

Actor | Gladiator

Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family, one of nine children born to Mildred Josephine (nee Harty) and Ivan John Harris. He attended Crescent College, a Jesuit school, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature. ...

52. The Beatles

Soundtrack | The Beatles Anthology

The Beatles were an English rock band that became arguably the most successful act of the 20th century. They contributed to music, film, literature, art, and fashion, made a continuous impact on popular culture and the lifestyle of several generations. Their songs and images carrying powerful ideas...

53. The 5th Dimension

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

When they first formed in 1965 they called themselves The Versatiles. Their producer, Johnny Rivers, suggested they come up with a newer-sounding name. That night they sat around trying to think up a new name, and member Ron Townson came up with The Fifth Dimension.

54. Marvin Gaye

Soundtrack | R.I.P.D.

Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Marvin Pentz Gay Jr. He was married to Jan Gaye and Anna Gordy Gaye. He died on April 1, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

55. The Youngbloods

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

Members have included Jesse Colin Young, Jerry Corbitt.

56. The Cowsills

Soundtrack | Dumb and Dumber

The chirpy, bubble-gum singing family from Newport, Rhode Island who inspired TV's The Partridge Family (1970) (not to mention the sibling-oriented groups "The Jackson 5" and The Osmonds") would expand over the years to include siblings Billy (born 1948); twins Bob and Dick (born 1950); Paul (born ...

57. Oliver

Soundtrack | Zodiac

Oliver was born on February 22, 1945 in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, USA as William Oliver Swofford. He was married to Rebecca Jean Alexander and Margaret Hicks Ramspacher. He died on February 12, 2000 in Shreveport, Louisiana, USA.

58. The Rascals

Soundtrack | American Gangster

Their last major hit, the 1968 recording of "People Got To Be Free", reached #1 on the US Pop charts. It had long been thought that the song was written as a reaction to the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy, but it was actually written prior to those murders. The band's ...

59. Dusty Springfield

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Dusty Springfield has been acknowledged around the world as the best female soul singer that Britain ever produced. With her oddly erotic, throaty voice, she racked up a string of hits from the 1960s onwards. Born in London to Irish parents, Dusty grew up in and around London. Her early work ...

60. 1910 Fruitgum Company

Soundtrack | No Place to Hide

Got their name when a band member was trying on a jacket in a used-clothing store and found a gum wrapper in a pocket. The company that made the gum was called the 1910 Fruitgum Company.

61. The Band

Soundtrack | Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Lived together in a pink-colored house called "Big Pink", with the basement used as rehearsal space; their first album was titled "Music From Big Pink". Bob Dylan's jam sessions at the house were recorded, bootlegged, then later released officially as "The Basement Tapes".

62. Neil Diamond

Soundtrack | The Jazz Singer

Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of...

63. B.J. Thomas

Soundtrack | Spider-Man 2

B.J. Thomas was born on August 7, 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma, USA as Billy Joe Thomas. He has been married to Gloria Richardson since December 9, 1968. They have three children.

64. Dion DiMucci

Soundtrack | The Long Kiss Goodnight

Dion DiMucci was born on July 18, 1939 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He has been married to Susan Butterfield since March 23, 1963. They have three children.

65. Procol Harum

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

Members have included Dave Knights, Robin Trower, B.J. Wilson, Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Diz Derrick, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham, Bobby Harrison, Dave Bronze, Mark Brzezicki

66. Steam

Soundtrack | Remember the Titans

Members have included Gary DeCarlo (d. 2017), Paul Leka, Dale Frasheur.

67. Sly and the Family Stone

Soundtrack | Stealth

Members have included Sly Stone, Rose Stone (piano/vocals), Jerry Martin (sax), Greg Errico (drums), Cynthia Robinson (trumpet/vocals; d. of cancer 11/23/2015 at age 69). Freddie Stone, Larry Graham (bass guitar).

68. The Rolling Stones

Soundtrack | The Boat That Rocked

The Rolling Stones are the legendary British rock band known for many popular hits, such as Paint it Black, Lady Jane, Ruby Tuesday, and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction. Almost everyone who attended their shows is quick to comment on their ability to start you up and shake your hips. Their song "...

71. Bob Dylan

Soundtrack | Renaldo and Clara

Robert Allen Zimmerman was born 24 May 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota; his father Abe worked for the Standard Oil Co. Six years later the family moved to Hibbing, often the coldest place in the US, where he taught himself piano and guitar and formed several high school rock bands. In 1959 he entered the...

73. The Archies

Soundtrack | Archie's Funhouse

Another creation by rock impresario Don Kirshner, who unleashed The Monkees on an unsuspecting world, The Archies were never a group, in the commonly accepted sense of the word--the voices for this animated cartoon series were supplied by session singers (among them Andy Kim, who later went on to a ...

74. Norman Greenbaum

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Singer/songwriter Norman Greenbaum was born November 20, 1942, in Malden, Massachusetts. He was raised in a traditional Jewish household and went to Hebrew school. His initial interest in music was sparked by Southern blues music and the folk music that was hugely popular in the late 1950s and ...

75. Elvis Presley

Soundtrack | Girls! Girls! Girls!

Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in East Tupelo, Mississippi, to Gladys Presley (née Gladys Love Smith) and Vernon Presley (Vernon Elvis Presley). He had a twin brother who was stillborn. In 1948, Elvis and his parents moved to Memphis, Tennessee where he attended Humes High School. ...

76. Edwin Starr

Soundtrack | Adventures in Babysitting

Born Charles Hatcher in Nashville, Tennessee, Starr formed his first group, the Future Tones, in 1957, recording one single before his three-year army service. In 1965, he was offered a solo deal following two years of touring with another band.

Starr's early hits included "Agent Double-O Soul" and ...

77. The Miracles

Soundtrack | Wild Things

Mentioned in the song "Life Is a Rock But the Radio Rolled Me" by Reunion.

78. Tommy James

Soundtrack | Frequency

Tommy James was born on April 29, 1947 in Dayton, Ohio, USA as Thomas Gregory Jackson.

79. The Left Banke

Soundtrack | The Bodyguard

The Left Banke was a highly creative and distinctive 1960s pop-rock group that was formed in New York City in 1965. The original band members were Michael Brown (keyboards), George F Cameron (drums), Tom Finn (bass), Jeff Winfield (guitar) and Steve Martin (vocals). The group's unique sound was ...

80. Edison Lighthouse

Soundtrack | Shallow Hal

Edison Lighthouse was an early 70s British pop-rock group that was primarily devised by songwriters and record producers Barry Mason and Tony McCaulay as a showcase for veteran session singer Tony Burrows' pleasant, soothing vocals. The other original band members were: Stuart Edwards (lead guitar)...

82. Gene Chandler

Soundtrack | It's Kind of a Funny Story

Gene Chandler was born on July 6, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Eugene Drake Dixon.

84. Charles Wright

Soundtrack | Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Charles Wright was born in 1940 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA.

85. Three Dog Night

Soundtrack | Forrest Gump

The group's three biggest #1 hits ("Mama Told Me Not to Come", "Joy to the World", and " Black and White") each featured a different lead vocalist.

87. Harry Nilsson

Soundtrack | Magnolia

Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Harry Edward Nilsson III. He was married to Una Mary O'Keeffe, Diane Clatworthy and Sandra Lee McTaggart. He died on January 15, 1994 in Agoura Hills, California, USA.

88. Eric Burdon

Soundtrack | Attack the Block

Eric Burdon has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music forged new territory while also topping the charts for over 5 decades.


89. Paul McCartney

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

Sir Paul McCartney is a key figure in contemporary culture as a singer, composer, poet, writer, artist, humanitarian, entrepreneur, and holder of more than 3 thousand copyrights. He is in the "Guinness Book of World Records" for most records sold, most #1s (shared), most covered song, "Yesterday," ...

90. Jackson 5

Soundtrack | Guardians of the Galaxy

Group formed in 1964 containing siblings Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Marlon Jackson and Michael Jackson. In 1975, they changed their name to The Jacksons and replaced Jermaine with another brother, Randy Jackson.

91. The Velvet Underground

Soundtrack | Men in Black 3

The Velvet Underground had its origins, oddly enough, in the world of manufactured pop music, around 1965. Long Island native songwriter/singer/guitarist Lou Reed had gone from college at Syracuse University to a day job as a staff composer and musician for Pickwick Records, whose specialities (...

92. The Guess Who

Soundtrack | American Beauty

Kurt Winter died of complications from bleeding ulcers.

93. The Temptations

Soundtrack | Ready Player One

Not to be mistaken for the earlier "Temptations", the Long Island NY group who had a 1960 top 40 hit with "Barbara".

94. George Harrison

Actor | A Hard Day's Night

A master musician, a film producer and actor, best known as the lead guitarist and occasionally lead vocalist of The Beatles, George Harrison was born February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. He was also the youngest of four children, born to Harold Harrison and Louise Harrison.

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95. Richard Dean Taylor

Soundtrack | Phenomenon

Richard Dean Taylor was born on May 11, 1939 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

96. The Supremes

Soundtrack | The Sixth Sense

The greatest girl group ever had its origins in the late 1950s in Detroit's Brewster Projects. At the beginning the girls formed a quartet and named themselves "The Primettes", achieving mild success locally and recording a single for the Lupine record label. They ended up being a trio in 1960 ...

97. Eric Clapton

Soundtrack | Lethal Weapon 3

Eric Clapton was born in Ripley, Surrey, England, on March 30, 1945. His real father was a Canadian pilot but he didn't find that out until he was 53. When he was 2 his mother felt she was unable to look after him, so Eric then went to live with his grandparents. When he was 14 he took up the ...

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