Culture In The 1960’s Essay

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In this essay I will talk about the music in the 60's, noteworthy that in some cases I will compare some situations with the Latino-American situation, I know is has nothing to do with the topic, but who is the guy who is writing in this sheet of paper? ME, Is my essay and I will write what I want (This is an example of Freedom Of Expression, we will see it more on that later)

Music of the sixties will reflect the style of the past decade made by artists that became famous by their mainstream in the 1950's like Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dion. etc. in 1963 many social influences changed the concept of popular music, and it was like the renaissance of music, why? because it changed the diversity of what we experience with music in our days. Many issues made impact in music like the murder of JFK, The war at Vietnam, the civil rights movement, made music reflect that change. In the 1963 came the famous British Invasion, most of the people say that the ringleader of the Famous British Invasion were the Beatles, the BeatleMania, very similar to having the girls fervor by One Direction and Justin Bieber, it also came Motown, R&B, Folk and Protest Music, and all its variations.

Here I have listed the genres and its exponents:

British Invasion:
The Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Manfred Mann, The Kinks, Herman's Hermits, Tom Jones, Dusty Springfield, The Animals

Motown:
The Marvelettes, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Drifters, The Temptations, The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Spinners, Aretha Franklin

Psychedelic Rock:
The Beach Boys, The Ventures, The Champs, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jefferson Airplane, Jan and Dean, The Kingsmen, The Trashmen

Hard Rock:
Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steppenwolf, Roy Orbison, Procol Harum, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Animals, The Band, The Troggs

Protest Music:
Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, The Mamas & the Papas, Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Byrds, The Turtles, Gordon Lightfoot, Peter, Paul and Mary

Racial Equality, Freedom of Expression, and other topics are important changes and without those few people in the country may not have got as far with racial equality or freedom of expression....

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