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  • 1. The decade of Rock n Roll and sub-genre (Motown)
    60s Music
  • 2. British 60s Music
    Music at the beginning of the 60s was a sanitised commercial version of mid fifties American Rock'n‘Roll.
    Often referred to as the ‘swinging sixties’.
    Elvis was an established movie star and Rock'n‘Rollsinger by the 60s.
    Artists consisted of; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, The Who and The Beach boys.
    The Rolling stone had a huge #1 with ‘I can’t get no satisfaction’.
    The Beetle’s music in America is said to be the first British invasion: many Americans mimicked and wanted to be like the British.
    Music tackled the social changes of the era: relaxation of social taboos like sexism and racism.
  • 3. American music 60s decade consisted of Black Folk music incorporated with Jazz - Motownmusic.
    Founded by Berry Gordy Jr it rooted from Detroit America: Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson were established Motown artists.
    1960s super hits came from artists such as The Supremes, Aretha Franklin - Respect, The Marvelettes scored the first US #1 in this genre with ‘Please Mr Postman’
    Music catered for the young energetic generation in the 60s that came of the ‘Baby Boom’ era 1946 -1947 (post war)
  • 4. Examples of Top songs;
    Respect – Aretha Franklin
    Like a rolling stone – Bob Dylan
    Purple Haze – Jimi Hendricks
    Dock of Bay – Otis Redding
    Whole lottalovin – Led Zepplin