401. Country Joe & the Fish
Best known for being one of the primary protest bands against the Vietnam War, Country Joe McDonald was a voice that rang throughout the American counterculture and may have helped define an era. Maybe that’s the problem as music like that does not have a long shelf life and the music which was so topical then seems to have escaped from a time capsule now. Still, the Monterrey and Woodstock connection may help and if there is a more “left” field candidate than Country Joe we can’t come up with them.