Birmingham in the 1960s: 12 of the best Birmingham bands of the 1960s

Here are some of the very best bands to emerge from Birmingham's music scene during the swinging sixties

The 1960s was a seminal year for music in the UK.

The decade was a watershed for the industry, with a number of great British bands helping to change the face of popular music. It was a decade where The Beatles shot to fame in the UK and Amercia, with other English groups such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Who also seeing huge success.

In Birmingham, the city was starting to rapidly change in the post-war years with many still suffering from poverty. The city centre looks a lot different these days with New Street Station being completely rebuilt. The car industry was key and celebrations for the millionth and two millionth minis made at Longbridge were held.

There were also a number of brilliant bands which emerged from Birmingham. Here is a look back at some of the best local bands to come out of Birmingham and West Midlands during the era