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Music of the 1960s!

Music of the 1960s!

Morgan Jett

on 16 November 2013

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Transcript of Music of the 1960s!

Music of the 1960s!
By: Morgan Jett
Due Date: 11/13/13
3rd Period

How has music from the 1960s changed our music now?
The British Invasion
Motown and R&B
Surf Rock
Psychedelic Rock
Folk Rock and Protest Music
In the mid-1960s, British bands started hitting it big in the music industry.
The number one hit in the British invasion was "I want to hold your hand" by The Beatles.
Some groups from this time were....The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Herman's Hermit and many more!
Music has become moodier and more emotional.
85% of the music back then was in a major key.
Songs have become slower and longer.
Sad songs are becoming faster and happy songs are becoming slower.
What are additional ways music has changed?
Popular songs now have become more self-focused and anti-social.
More violent and more profanity.
A lot of music now is in minor keys.
Different kinds of music from the 1960s!
The British Invasion
Motown and R&B
It had major significance in the Civil Rights Movement.
Mostly black singers.
The number one hit for Motown and R&B was " Shop Around" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles.
Some of the groups from then were Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, and many more!
Surf Rock
Psychedelic Rock
It associated with hippie counter culture that made reference to drugs.
It used instruments like a Sitar, Tabla, Harpsichord, and Organ.
The number one hit for Psychedelic Rock was "The Rain, The Park, and Other Things" by The Cowsills.
Some of the groups then were The Cowsills, Jimmy Hendrix, and many more!
Folk Rock and Protest Music
It grew as protest movements were more active.
It contained protest messages.
Often a reaction of social injustice, cultural changes, and new events.
The number one hit for Folk Rock and Protest Music was " Mr.Tambourine Man" by The Byrds.
Some groups from then were The Byrds, Cat Stevens, and several others.
Psychedelic Era
When drugs became an "influential" part of the music era.
Drugs like LSD, Marijuana, and Acid.
Fun Fact: Did you know that when it became public, The Beatles started using LSD in the studio while working.
Another Fun Fact: Also did you know that The Beatles' song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" stood for LSD.
Surf Rock began in Southern California.
It is a type of dance music.
It was popular until the British Invasion.
Mostly instrumental.
The number one hit for Surf Rock was "Surf City" by Jan and Dean.
Some of the groups then were Jan and Dean, The Beach Boys, and many more!
And last but certainly not least......
The song you are listening to at this very moment is the 1960s number one hit......"I want to hold your hand" by The Beatles!!!!:)
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