There is no denying that San Francisco is one of the world's heavyweight cities when it comes to the creative arts, especially music. This beautiful American metro area has produced hundreds of successful bands, and is a must-stop location for any serious artist on tour.
Although San Francisco has given birth to bands from a wide variety of genres, it's probably best known for the psychedelic movement of the 1960s that was ground zero for the hippy movement.
San Francisco is a big place, so for this playlist I wanted to narrow it down a bit. To build the list, I've selected one track from a band that was formed in the 1960s, but only those who emerged from the San Francisco Peninsula/North Bay area. You could create different lists using the East Bay or South Bay areas of the city.
Even with this limitation, this playlist still contains 22 songs by 22 different artists from the 1960s. As you would expect, it's rife with psychedelia and garage rock.
So step back in time and enjoy, no TARDIS needed.
Rock bands that emerged from the San Francisco Peninsula/North Bay in the 1960s
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