Music

Sixties MusicLike the fashion of the sixties, the music of this period evolved as the years progressed. During the sixties, the British Invasion came to America. All women were flocking for the Beatles or trying to catch Davy Jones of the Monkeys. Another band that came from the British Invasion is The Rolling Stones. The Rolling Stones are still playing shows today. This movement lasted a while and the Beatles became one of the most popular bands to come from this decade. Many of the music that came from the sixties is still popular today; part of the reason for this is because the sixties had many different music styles.

In the early sixties, many other music styles emerged. Elvis Presley left the army to sing rock music; Motown became popular, as well as Nancy Sinatra’s famous song These Boots are Made for Walking.

Many folk bands became popular in the late sixties. Some of these bands included Bob Dylan, Sonny and Cher, and The Byrds. There were also psychedelic bands that played during the sixties; these bands followed the drug culture of this decade. Some of the famous bands that were produced from the drug culture were bands such as The Doors, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Jimi Hendrix Experience, and Bob Dylan. Some of these bands helped produce the style acid rock. Jimi Hendrix helped to get people interested in playing the electric guitar. These bands emerged between the mid and late sixties. Many preformed songs of protest for the war and believed in the peace movement.

All of these styles lead up to the summer of love and Woodstock. Woodstock was the largest and most remembered music festival that has ever been held. This festival was held in New York. During this festival people smoked marijuana and took many psychedelic drugs such as LSD. This event was one of the most peaceful and remembered musical events in history.