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If you’re interested in other influential figures from 1960s America, check out our lists of the Top 10 American Civil Rights Activists: , Top 10 Women’s Activists: , and Top 10 Defining Moments of 1960s America: .

00:49 #10: Jack Kerouac
01:50 #9: Jimi Hendrix
02:45 #8: Andy Warhol
03:34 #7: Gloria Steinem
04:33 #6: Lenny Bruce
05:26 #5: Timothy Leary
06:26 #4: Muhammad Ali
07:24 #3, #2 & #1 ???

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  2. Robert Crumb deserves a nod. As does Janis Joplin, the Smothers Brothers, and Joan Baez

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