1960s Music: A Wide Variety


Coming out of the big band era and crooners like Frank Sinatra, the sounds of the 1960s were so diverse, it was a regular smorgasbord of tunes for all ears. 

Let's look at the icons of the decade to see how rock and roll's adolescence was moving at an accelerated pace.

Here's just some of the singers and bands that made the decade the widest variety of sounds possible - 

Elvis Presley 

The Who

The Beach Boys

The Doors

The Beatles

The Rolling Stones

Credence Clearwater

Pink Floyd

Andy Williams

The Marvelettes 

Simon and Garfunkel

The Monkees

The Jackson 5

Four Tops

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

Tammy Wynette

Glen Campbell

Patsy Cline

The Supremes

Johnny Cash

Jimi Hendrix

Bob Dylan

The Yardbirds

Dick Dale

Janis Joplin

Jefferson Airplane

The Mamas and the Papas

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young


Sha Na Na

Nancy Sinatra

Sonny and Cher

Joni Mitchell

The Moody Blues

The Archies

The Marcels

Paul Revere and the Raiders

The Hollies

Herman's Hermits

The Fifth Dimension

And remember this??? 

American Bandstand 1963