An overview of the music from the 1960s and 1970s

Music in the 1960s – Introduction

During this period there was a thriving "underground" scene in Sydney. With us we carried the sounds and images of those days. This simple invention took personal music listening out of the home and into the streets.

The 1960s: American Pop Culture History

I would like to thank Abraham Santiago who wrote the paragraph about Acappella Music for us If you would like to find out much more about the subject please visit www. The central importance of the Melbourne music scene continued into the Seventies and beyond with Sunbury, Mushroom Records and Countdown.

But other styles began to emerge during the s. Many of the leading acts of the Sixties broke up, including our two top groups, The Easybeats and The Twilights. Up to the mid-Sixties, almost all pop recordings were made on mono or two-track recorders.

The s saw African-American audiences shift away from genres like rock and blues which had originally been invented and dominated by black musicians.

Through the scene underwent some dramatic changes.

1970s in music

Two of the most influential groups to come out of the Motown sound were Smokey Robinson and the Miracles and Diana Ross and the Supremes, both of which had as much chart success as any of the rock groups that dominated the airwaves during the sixties.

A number of styles defined country music during the s decade.

Music Played in the 1970's Popular Music From the 70s

The key band here was the great Tamam Shud, who were perhaps the first local act to absorb and interpret the influences of the American West Coast scene and psychedelic music. True, some TV regulars were genuinely popular at the grass roots level, and occasionally even "left field" acts like The Missing Links or The Wild Cherries were granted a rare appearance.

The s continued a trend toward a proliferation of No. InPresident Lyndon Johnson declared that he envisioned the United States evolving into a " Great Society ," a nation of abundance, in which poverty and blight would be eradicated.

Brenda Lee and Roy Orbison both recorded in Nashville, but their pop hits for Decca and Monumentrespectively were shunned by country radio. Audiences sat and listened, and the drug of choice was cannabis, and also hallucinogens like LSD, that were by then making becoming more widely available.

Like Parton, whom he would record with in the s and thereafter, Rogers enjoyed a long series of successful songs that charted on both the Hot Country Singles and Billboard Hot charts; the first of the lot was " Lucille ," a No. In the small New Zealand city of Christchurch, on the South Island, experienced this phenomenon on a reduced scale.

It was a time to protest the war in Vietnam by day, then chill out in open parties at night where good music, gallon-jug wine, marijuana and relatively free sex could be experienced. Free-flowing dresses with country prints were popular among young women, with headbands, zodiac-love-charm jewelry, and minimal make-up rounding out their "flower children" apearance.

This genre was characterized by its melodic sound and did not necessarily have to connect to the protest movements at the time, although lyrically a lot of the folk rock contained protest messages.

Country[ edit ] Willie Nelson became one of the most popular country music artists during the s. Of her 25 career No.The mids saw the rise of punk music from its protopunk-garage band roots in the s and early s.

The Ramones, Patti Smith, and Blondie were some of the earliest American Punk rock acts to make it big in both the United Kingdom and the United States.

1960s in music

The 's were a time of upheaval in society, fashion, attitudes and especially music. Beforethe music of the sixties still reflected the sound, style and beliefs of the previous decade and many of the hit records were by artists who had found mainstream success in the s, like Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dion, and The Everly Brothers.

featured s music posts Monterey Pop Festival () The most memorable musical event of was the Monterey International Pop Festival, held in the Californian sunshine over three days between June 16th. the, of the continuity from the end of the s into the early s.

there are a couple things that we have to keep in mind that we talked about in History of Rock Part 1 at the very end in the psychedelic era. Feb 14,  · Welcome to the Hippie Music and Culture site!

This site looks at a whole lot of s culture as well as reviewing the classic psychedelic, jazz-rock and blues inspired music of the s and s. There was more variety in music in the s than ever before. Music listeners had dozens of genres to choose from and many of them rose to popularity at different points during the decade.

Funk, Soul, R&B, Pop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock and Disco all carved out their place in the music world in the.

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