Top 10 Best Hard Rock Heavy Metal Bands Formed in the 60s

The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Formed in 1966, this band, led by guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix, pushed the boundaries of rock music with their innovative use of feedback.

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The Doors: Established in 1965, The Doors combined dark, poetic lyrics with a distinctive sound that incorporated rock.

Steppenwolf: Emerging in 1967, Steppenwolf popularized the term "heavy metal" with their hit "Born to Be Wild.

ron Butterfly: Formed in 1966, Iron Butterfly is best known for their epic track "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.

MC5: Established in 1964, MC5 (Motor City 5) were known for their loud, energetic performances and politically charged lyrics.

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Led Zeppelin: Formed in 1968, Led Zeppelin revolutionized rock music with their powerful blend of blues.

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Deep Purple: Established in 1968, Deep Purple became pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal with their virtuosic musicianship.

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Cream: Formed in 1966, Cream was a supergroup featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker.

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Blue Cheer: Formed in 1966, Blue Cheer is often credited with pioneering the heavy metal sound with their loud.

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Black Sabbath: Emerging in 1968, Black Sabbath is often credited with creating heavy metal.

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