Top Bands from the 1960s
The 1960s was a time of pivotal change, not only in the United States, but also across the globe. Social activism, the political climate, and technological advancements all helped to define the era and shape future ones. Music also changed, and a counterculture of young people was searching for new, exciting music to coincide with the changing times. During the 1960s, rock n’ roll became extremely popular, and several bands rose to prominence. Here are a few that released songs in the 1960s that still hold up and are often still enjoyed today.
Formed in 1960 in the United Kingdom, The Beatles quickly became one of the most popular bands in the world – and perhaps of all-time – with their musical innovations and widespread appeal. Members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison helped to create some of the most popular songs of the generation, including, “Love Me Do,” “Let It Be,” and “Come Together.”
The Rolling Stones
Along with the Beatles and several other bands, The Rolling Stones defined the British Invasion, which is a term used to describe the popularization of British rock music in the United States in the mid-1960s. Their sound was a combination of old blues and psychedelic tunes that can be heard in hits such as “(I Can’t Get No Satisfaction),” “Under My Thumb,” and “Sympathy for the Devil.”
Lead singer Robert Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend headlined this UK rock band that exploded onto the music scene alongside the aforementioned bands in the mid-1960s. The also produced “bluesy” music that’s still widely listened to. Some of their top hits include, “Pinball Wizard,” and “My Generation.”
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