60's: The Beatles The Rolling Stones The Doors Cream The Kinks The Beach Boys The Monkees The Animals The Troggs The Velvet Underground Elvis Presley Jackie Wilson Simon & Garfunkel The Isley Brothers The Righteous Brothers The Turtles The Hollies
70's: Pink Floyd Deep Purple Queen Rush Led Zeppelin Caravan Genesis Jethro Tull Bruce Springsteen Michael Jackson Black Sabbath Uriah Heep Lynyrd Skynyrd Roxy Music David Bowie Electric Light Orchestra Rainbow Bob Dylan Elvis Costello T. Rex Judas Priest Boston Thin Lizzy Fleetwood Mac Blondie Bee Gees Ramones Dire Straits Alice Cooper AC/DC Kiss
80's: Motley Crue Poison Journey Bon Jovi Guns N Roses Def Leppard Skid Row Twisted Sister Ratt Warrant Whitesnake Quiet Riot Van Halen Iron Maiden W.A.S.P. Steel Panther
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60s: Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield, the Beatles, The Animals, The Box Tops, Johnny Rivers, Simon & Garfunkel
70s: Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds, War, Barry White, Parliament, Nicolette Larson, The Guess Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Isaac Hayes, Maceo Parker, Isley Brothers, Rufus, Andrea True Connection, Walter Murphy, Abba, Alan Parsons Project, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, England Dan & John Ford Coley, David Soul, Fleetwood Mac, The Carpenters, Peter Frampton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Quincy Jones, Loggins & Messina, Gq, Shango, Bad Company, Allman Brothers Band, Little River Band, Neil Young, Bob Marley
80s: Marillion, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Lionel Richie, Chris DeBurgh, Michael Bolton, The Bangles, Aerosmith, Neil Young, April Wine, Pat Benatar
One of the bands from the late 80s that is often overlooked - and I've no idea why as they were pretty good - is 'Then Jerico.' I bought their first couple of albums when they were first released and played them to death. Can't listen to them these days as there's no turntable to go with that big old box of vinyl.
60's: Frank Zappa, Claudette And The Corporation, Rico & The Rudies, Dandy Livingstone, The Pioneers, Jun Mayuzumi, Justin Hinds, The Kinks, The Zombies, Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation, Jr. Walker & The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, Erma Franklin, Elis Regina, Gilberto Gil, The Who
70's: San Francisco's Shiver, The Upsetters, Bob Marley & The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs' All Stars, Pagan Altar, Witchfinder General, Black Sabbath, Lucifer's Friend, Leaf Hound, Atomic Rooster, Meredith Monk
80's: Zounds, Crass, Chain of Strength, Flux of Pink Indians, Bold, Circle Jerks, 45 Grave, Bad Brains, Skaos, The Specials, The Selecter, The Oppressed, Bauhaus, Corpus Delicti, Coven (the Seattle thrash-metal band), Dark Angel, My Bloody Valentine, Jesus And Mary Chain, Diamanda Galás, Lydia Lunch, The Phantom Limbs, Sex Gang Children, Public Enemy
I'm guessing you're looking more for rock music from the decades, so I tailor my lists as such.
60's: The Velvet Underground, The Byrds, 13th Floor Elevators, Love, The Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, MC5, The Zombies 70's: Can, King Crimson, Talking Heads, Public Image Ltd., Funkadelic, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Roxy Music, Neu! 80's: Big Black, Minutemen, Killing Joke, Meat Puppets, The Fall, X, Mano Negra, Dead Kennedys