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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture     The roots of folk rock can be detected in a few pre-1965 recordings by the Seachers and Jackie DeShannon (who helped introduce the ringing, circular 12-string guitar riffs yhat become one of the music’s major trademarks), as well as the Beau Brummels, the Animals superb bluesy inerpretation of traditional folk standard „The House of the Rising Sun”, and Beatles’ own “I’m a Looser”. It took, the Byrds however, to really kick the movement into gear with their electric version of Dylan’sMr. Tambourine Man”, which topped the charts in mid-1965.[1]

    The “rock” in folk rock was always more prominent than the “folk”; all of the above acts had a highly commercial sense of melody, grafting, guitar patterns and somewhat more personal, topical lyrical concerns from folk music into their own superb pop/rock creations. Performers approaching the hybrid from the folk side were less frequent and less commercially successful, but singer/songwriters like Fred, Neil, Phil Ochs, Gordon Lightfoot, Ian & Sylvia, Richard & Mimi Farina, and others proved willing and able to electrify their sound with positive commercial and artistic results.[1]

 While folk rock’s commercial heyday was in1965 and 1966, in truth it has been a strong presence in rock ever since, fading only a marketing term for a sound that was initially perceived by the industry as a fad, not a permanent addition to the rock & roll lexicon. In 1967, L.A. bands Buffalo Springfield and Love would release classic recordings that drew upon folk rock as their core, adding elements of eclecticism and psychedelia.  In late ‘60s, British groups like Fairport Convention and Pentangle achieved perhaps the purest folk rock blend, with nearly equal balances, between the electric and the acoustic, and between modern compositions and traditional numbers.[1]

- Richie Unterberger

1. "All Music Guide to Rock. The Definitive guide to Rock, Pop, and soul". Edited by Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas. 3rd Edition. Publisher: Backbeat Books, ISBN 0-87930-653-X. p. 1334

Folk Rock bands starting with 'S': 13 bands in database

Bill Schwartz Quartet (Canada)Cat Stevens (United Kingdom)
Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)Rod Stewart (United Kingdom)
Santana (United States)Santana Blues Band (United States)
Silly Sisters (United Kingdom)Siloah (Germany)
Sly and the Mojo Men (United States)Stackridge (United Kingdom)
Stackridge Lemon (United Kingdom)Stealers Wheel (United Kingdom)
Stephen Stills (United States)

Folk Rock artists starting with 'S': 101 artists in database

"Rank Frank" SmithAndrea "Bunky" Skinner
Andrew SteeleAndrew Szuch Jr.
Andy SneddonAurero De Souza
Berry SarluisBill Sutton
Bobby SimmsBoz Scaggs
Calvin "Fuzzy" SamuelCarlos Santana
Charles StepneyChris Smith
Chris SolbergClive Shepherd
Comrie SmithCurtis Salgado
Danny StradlingDarby Slick
Dave SheenDave Smith
David SanciousDavid Stolz
Don StevensonDoni Sharbono
Erb SwaniganErnie Sheldon
Frank "Poncho" SampedroFrank St. Peter
Günther SohrGlenn Schwartz
Grace SlickHeinrich Stricker
Jürg StockerJózef Skrzek
Jack SundrudJeff Steele
Jerry SlickJim Sawyers
Jim SutherlandJo Shaw
John SeiterJohn Shepherd
John SteelJomac Suazo
Jon SeagroattJon Stocklin
Kevin SavigarKostas Skokos
Lucas SiderasLuiz Paulo Simas
Marek SurzynMartin Snell
Michael ShrieveMike "Mutter" Slater
Mike ScottMike Shipp
Mike SnowMike Stoffner
N.D. Smart IINeal Schon
Nick SouthPatricio Salazar
Patsy SeddonPattie Santos
Pete SearsPeter Steffen
Powell St. JohnRalph Shuckett
Redd SullivanReese Sheets
Ric SandersRichard Scott
Richard StubbingsRick Seratte
Rick SharpeRobb Strandlund
Robin SpreaficoRod Stewart
Rod StradlingRoger Sutton
Roger SwallowRonald Stallings
Sam SeeScotty Stoneman
Shalimar SamuelsonShayna Stewart
Shigeru SuzukiSkip Spence
Sly StoneStephen Stills
Steve SaundersSteve Schuster
Steve SimpsonTim Smith
Timothy B. SchmitTrey Sabatelli
Tufty SwiftVal Stoecklein
Vic Smith

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