• During the Vietnam war, The Beatles changed music in the
USA and around the world.
• Martin Luther King becomes famous with his Dream.
• John F. Kennedy is assassinated in 1963, after serving the
office of president for three years. For the first time in
History, a human being sets his foot on the Moon, in the Moon
Landing of July 1969.
• The Cold war was going on during this time but the most
important was the Vietnam War (1959 – 1975). Also the Bay
of Pigs Invasion (1961) and Portuguese Colonial War, (19611974).
• British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
‘The 60’s were a leap in human
consciousness. Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm
X, Martin Luther king, Che Guevara, Mother
Teresa, they lead a revolution themes. The
Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix created
revolution and evolution themes. The music
was like Dali, with many colours and
revolutionary ways. The youth of today
must go there to find themselves.”
- Carlos Santana
The Beatles were an English rock
band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
Their best-known lineup, consisting
McCartney, George Harrison, and
Ringo Starr, became considered by
many as the greatest and most
influential act of rock era.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix was an
mainstream exposure of four years, he
is widely considered one of the most
influential electric guitarists.
The arrival of the Beatles in the
U.S., and subsequent appearance
on The Ed Sullivan Show, marked
the start of the British Invasion in
which a large number of rock and
roll, beat and pop performers from
Britain gained massive popularity in
The ‘Sixties’ Technology
• The Laser was invented – 16th May 1960
• Robots created – 23rd April 1961
• The first type writer – 27th July 1961
• The first cassette tape – 19th June 1962
• The first internet sent message – 29th October 1969
• Internet to the public – 3rd July1969
• Mary Quant’s mini-skirt changed everything in the
world 1960’s fashion
• Young adults, following Twiggy
• Carnaby Street were is all happened,
loads of young adults were seen.
Genre and Artists
British invasion- The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Tom Jones, Dusty
Motown/R&B- The Marvelettes, The WonSupremes, Stevie der, Aretha franklin.
The "British Invasion" is the name given to the period of time in the early to mid1960's, during which many British rock bands and pop artists found mainstream
success in the United States and worldwide. Many of these bands first started
by covering American songs. As these bands gained popularity, many of them
ventured into new music territory and created their own unique styles. The one
band that comes to mind when speaking of the British Invasion is The Beatles.
The "Motown Sound" and popular R&B music had a major significance in terms
of the Civil Rights movement and integration in American society during the
sixties. Motown records consisted mainly of African-American
groups, singers, their musical and business success proved in breaking down
the barriers of segregation and granted African-American performers and
musicians a chances to appropriate much of the success that had been credited
to white rock 'n' rollers and pop artists.
The Twist- Chubby
Stand By Me
Ben E. King
Surfin' Safari-The Beach
She Loves You-The
Twist and Shout-The
Sherry – The Four
It's Now or Never
Like A Rolling StoneBob Dylan
Alright) - Stevie
I'm A Believer The Monkees
What A Wonderful
World - Louis
My Way - Frank Sinatra
(I Can't Get No)
Monday, Monday - The
Mamas and the Papas
Light My Fire The Doors
House of the Rising
Sun - The Animals
Piece of My Heart - Big
Brother & The Holding
Whole Lotta Love - Led
Video link of a overview of the sixties