What are some good bands or singers that existed before the Beatles in 1963?

Update:

Wow, that is one great answer !

Update 2:

I'm going to see if several bands or singers come up over and over, may wait awhile to pick.

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  • 8 years ago
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    1. Elvis Presley

    2. Fats Domino

    3. Chuck Berry

    4. Little Richard

    5. The Everly Brothers

    6. Bill Haley & The Comets

    7. Ray Charles

    8. Buddy Holly & The Crickets

    9. The Clovers

    10. The Platters

    11. The Dominoes

    12. Ruth Brown

    13. Bo Diddley

    14. Jerry Lee Lewis

    15. Sam Cooke

    16. Hank Ballard & The Midnighters

    17. Johnny Otis

    18. Ricky Nelson

    19. Big Joe Turner

    20. The Drifters

    21. The "5" Royales

    22. Johnny Ace

    23. The Coasters

    24. LaVern Baker

    25. Eddie Cochran

    26. The Flamingos

    27. Chuck Willis

    28. Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

    29. Carl Perkins

    30. Little Willie John

    31. Clyde McPhatter

    32. The Moonglows

    33. Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps

    34. Ivory Joe Hunter

    35. Jackie Wilson

    36. Lloyd Price

    37. Shirley & Lee

    38. Otis Williams & The Charms

    39. Jesse Belvin

    40. James Brown

    41. Faye Adams

    42. Jack Scott

    43. Duane Eddy

    44. Screamin' Jay Hawkins

    45. The Five Keys

    46. Sonny Til & The Orioles

    47. Larry Williams

    48. Link Wray

    49. Professor Longhair

    50. The Chantels

    51. Etta James

    52. Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns

    53. Dion & The Belmonts

    54. The Cadillacs

    55. Bobby Darin

    56. The Del-Vikings

    57. Mickey & Sylvia

    58. "Little" Esther Phillips

    59. Percy Mayfield

    60. Ritchie Valens

    61. Gene & Eunice

    62. Big Maybelle

    63. The Penguins

    64. Smiley Lewis

    65. The Cleftones

    66. Johnny Burnette Rock 'n' Roll Trio

    67. The Crests

    68. The Harp-Tones

    69. Marvin & Johnny

    70. Big Mama Thornton

    71. The Spaniels

    72. Dale Hawkins

    73. Gene Allison

    74. Buddy Knox & The Rhythm Orchids

    75. The Five Satins

    76. Johnny "Guitar" Watson

    77. Roy Hamilton

    78. Bobby Day/Hollywood Flames

    79. Wanda Jackson

    80. Don & Dewey

    81. Bobby Freeman

    82. The Robins

    83. Lee Andrews & The Hearts

    84. Bill Doggett

    85. The Larks

    86. El-Dorados

    87. The Heartbeats

    88. Richard Berry

    89. The Skyliners

    90. Brenda Lee

    91. Bobby Mitchell

    92. Little Anthony & The Imperials

    93. Amos Milburn

    94. Cliff Richard

    95. Roy Orbison

    96. Don Julian & The Meadowlarks

    97. Andre Williams

    98. The Chords

    99. The Diamonds

    100. The Crows

    101. Brook Benton

    102. Ike Turner

    103. The Treniers

    104. Jimmy Clanton

    105. The Falcons

    106. The Swallows

    107. Young Jessie

    108. Joe Morris (featuring Laurie Tate)

    109. Rosco Gordon

    110. Varetta Dillard

    111. The Spiders

    112. The Cardinals

    113. Billy Wright

    114. The Hearts

    115. The Collins Kids

    116. Tiny Bradshaw

    117. Esquerita

    118. The Medallions

    119. Big Jay McNeely

    120. Billy Lee Riley

    121. Earl King

    122. The Mello-Kings

    123. Clarence "Frogman" Henry

    124. The Four Blazes

    125. The Bobbettes

    126. Wilbert Harrison

    127. Roy Brown

    128. Shirley Gunter & The Queens

    129. The Du Droppers

    130. Buster Brown

    131. The Diablos

    132. The Checkers

    133. Lula Reed

    134. The Cadets/The Jacks

    135. Johnnie & Joe

    136. Red Prysock

    137. Billy "The Kid" Emerson

    138. Robert & Johnny

    139. Little Junior Parker

    140. Nappy Brown

    141. The Ravens

    142. Warren Smith

    143. The Dells

    144. Boyd Bennett & His Rockets

    145. Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns

    146. The Cues

    147. Charlie Feathers

    148. Dave Bartholomew

    149. Titus Turner

    150. Lee Allen

    151. Conway Twitty

    152. The Monotones

    153. Marie Adams

    154. The Turbans

    155. Dee Clark

    156. The Fabulous Wailers

    157. The Elegants

    158. Sonny Burgess

    159. The Dubs

    160. Chuck Higgins

    161. Tony Allen

    162. Bobby Charles

    163. The Flairs

    164. Jewel King

    165. The Olympics

    166. Eugene Church

    167. Jody Reynolds

    168. Dave "Baby" Cortez

    169. Earl Bostic

    170. Johnny & The Hurricanes

    171. Phil Phillips

    172. Bill Black's Combo

    173. Dean Barlow & The Crickets

    174. Rufus Thomas

    175. The Fireballs

    176. Bobby Hendricks

    177. The Jewels

    178. Ronnie Hawkins

    179. The Mystics

    180. The Prisonaires

    181. Jimmy McCracklin

    182. Little Joe & The Thrillers

    183. Janis Martin

    184. Kent "Boogaloo" Harris

    185. Mac Curtis

    Source(s): I just noticed Johnny Cash is not on this list. Weird.
  • 8 years ago

    Chuck Berry

    Dean Martin

    The Ink Spots

    Roy Brown

    Johnny Cash

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, the Ink Spots, Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, the Mills Brothers.

    Source(s): :)
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    *I'm going to list 5 who were popular in '62 or stil alive by '62.

    1. Bob Dylan

    2. Chuck Berry

    3. Elvis Presley

    4. James Brown

    5. Little Richard

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  • 8 years ago

    Fats Domino, Muddy Waters

  • 8 years ago

    that was a nice cut and paste job by someone.

    My favorites are Elvis, Beach Boys, Carl Perkins, and Chuck Berry

  • 8 years ago

    Bob marley

    bob dylan

    elvis presley

    anyways music history begins with the beatles and end with nirvana!

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