American Music Timeline
Part VI: The 1960s
by David Johnson
Country singer Patsy Cline becomes mainstream popular (pop) music hit
|Circa 1963|| |
Folk singer Bob Dylan popularizes protest songs; Peter, Paul and Mary sing Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" at the 1963 March on Washington
The Beatles' song "I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a sensation, igniting the immense popularity of British groups, known as the "British invasion"; Other popular British groups are the Rolling Stones, the Who, and Herman's Hermits
The Byrds version of Bob Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" creates new form, "folk-rock;" The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane played their first shows
|Circa 1968|| |
Jimi Hendrix celebrate counterculture with psychedelic rock
Woodstock Music and Art Fair, featuring Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, attended by hundreds of thousands of fans; culmination of rock 'n' roll and counterculture movement
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