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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:26 PM
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Poll question: Best vocal group of the 1960s?
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 01:29 PM by NightTrain
This poll concentrates on groups who specialized in vocal harmony. As such, it does not include the Beatles, Stones, Who, CCR, etc. They were all great bands, but vocal group harmony was not their main focus.

As always, feel free to write in your favorite if I neglected to include it!

ON EDIT: Added the Beach Boys. Duh! :eyes:
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:28 PM
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1. The Beach Boys
Although ALL the Motown Groups were sweet
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:29 PM
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3. Thanks for the reminder!

I just added them on edit. God, how the hell could I have forgotten the Beach Boys?! :eyes:
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:15 PM
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18. These omissions are becoming highly suspect...
:D
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 06:35 PM
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23. I hate having "senior moments" when I'm not even 40 yet!

:cry:
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DODI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:29 PM
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2. Can't choose between Temps, Impressions & CSN. n/t
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:33 PM
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4. Temptations
had the full range of awesome talent-I voted for them! Nice list though.
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Devlzown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:34 PM
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5. delete, please
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 01:35 PM by Devlzown
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LSdemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:37 PM
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6. Righteous Brothers
How do you not include them?
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:51 PM
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11. Duo, not group.

Sorry....
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gonefishing Donating Member (622 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:41 PM
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7. Baby I Need Your Lovin
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 01:48 PM by gonefishing
That was a tough one.



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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:44 PM
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8. Vocals? The Mamas and Papas.
Great list to choose between, though Night Train.


I dig the Mamas and the Papas at "The Trip," Sunset Strip in L.A.
And they got a good thing goin' when the words don't get in the way.
And WHEN THEY'RE REALLY WAILING, MICHELLE AND CASS ARE SAILIN'.
Hey! they really nail me to the wall. --- Peter, Paul & Mary
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:56 PM
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14. Not a big M&Ps fan myself, but...
...I figured there'd be some folks around here who liked them. Hence their inclusion! ;)

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seventhson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:48 PM
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9. U missed 4: Delfonics, Stylistics, Chilites AND Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 01:50 PM by seventhson
Any of these practcially blow the socks off the rest of your nominees.

In your list, though, the Tempatations are probably the tops in many respects. Eddie Kendricks is still a favorite of mine for all time. The Impressions and the the Miracles too (Curtis and Smokey).

This poll is too subjective. I thnk the delfonics are the most underrated and unappreciated.

Ahh - love in the sixties....


Favorite song - though -

"Just my Imagination" - still makes me cry for a lost or unfulfilled teenage love affair (Temptations)

and "If this world were mine" by Marvin and Tammy my "first" time . Yowch - whatta memory.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:50 PM
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10. As a matter of fact, I didn't "miss" any of those acts.
<<Delfonics>>

One major hit in the '60s, "La-La Means I Love You." Second biggest hit didn't come until 1970.


<<Stylistics>>

Didn't record in the '60s. Earliest recordings, 1971.


<<Chilites>>

Recorded in the '60s, but made their best records from about 1971-74.

<<AND Marvin Gaye/Tammy Terrell>>

Duo, not a group.
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seventhson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:54 PM
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12. Sorry 1969-1971 all blends together for me
puppy love and adolescent angst all rolled into one blur of emotion and memory
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seventhson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:56 PM
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15. Welllll = Parliament might qualify
You've got my juices going though.

Too hard to choose for me. I loved so many groups then.

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 01:54 PM
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13. The Supremes. Without a doubt.
:-)

Terry
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:35 PM
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22. My only problem with the Supremes...
Is that Flo and Mary were better singers than Diana.

Yet she sang lead.
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Hand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 02:09 PM
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16. The Persuasions...
Obvious to even the least informed. Must I do everything around here?
:toast:
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Spirochete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:04 PM
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17. The Four Seasons
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Donating Member ( posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:18 PM
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19. don't forget the Ronettes
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 04:30 PM
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20. The BB..pickin up those sweet vibrations
Endless Harmony
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 05:34 PM
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21. I voted for the Four Tops.
But seriously -- no love for Smokey? Nobody voted for Smokey? Great googly moogly, y'all.

Regardless, Levi could sing rings 'round all the other lead vocalists in your list. And while Brian Wilson COULD be a great composer sometimes, his work was only as even as his mental state.

Put Levi Stubbs and Holland/Dozier/Holland together, and you've got Heaven.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 06:42 PM
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24. Know what just occurred to me?
Edited on Sat Feb-14-04 06:47 PM by NightTrain
I forgot the include the mighty Dells. And they're even getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year!

Bad NightTrain! :spank:
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 07:32 PM
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26. Dells big hit?
help me out here NT
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 07:53 PM
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27. They had several. Among them....

"Stay In My Corner," "There Is," "Always Together," "Oh What A Night," "The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind)," and "Give Your Baby A Standing Ovation."
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 07:29 PM
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25. kick

n/t
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Prisoner_Number_Six Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 07:58 PM
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28. Simon & Garfunkel
followed closely by The Mamas And The Papas (I've always been in love with Cass Elliot).

Others: The Association, The Temptations, Spanky And Our Gang
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Dees Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 08:13 PM
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29. Two more great groups from sixties
The Association and The Turtles. Fantastic harmonies.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 08:45 PM
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30. That's why I wish these polls had more than 10 positions!

n/t
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 08:45 PM
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-14-04 09:09 PM
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33. Archie Bell and the Drells.
Hi, I'm Archie Bell, and these are the Drells; from Houston, Texas. And we not only sing, we dance just as good as we walk. Down in Houston, we got a brand new dance called the "Tighten Up." This is the music we tighten up with.
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