The 1960s decade in the United States Music scene, introduced influential artists and personalities, with a strong invasion from UK too. Not only genres like Folk, Blues, R&B, and Rock and Roll were taken to the next level, fresh genres such as Psychedelic, Radical Folk, and Alternative Rock, were formed and instated by talented and influential artists. Even today, Radio Broadcast Stations air musical hits of this decade.
The 1960s decade proved to be of great turmoil for America, with the pressures of the Cold War, the Kennedy assassinations, Cuban Missile crisis, Civil Rights movement and the Vietnam War. But from the great conflicts that engulfed the nation, the music scene amazed us with musicians such as Jimi Hendrix, Sonny and Cher, and the Doors. New technology in recording studios now enabled music artists to perform, with better flexibility, exotic instruments and with special sound effects. Surreal sounds and lyrics now dominated recordings of The Beach Boys, Motown, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Grateful Dead and more. Alternative culture also simultaneously grew on the rise with influential musicians such as Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix. Bob Dylan, Pete Seger, Joan Baez, and Woody Guthrie invented fresh perspectives of folk music. Woodstock music festival, which began in 1969, became a catalyst ground for the youth culture from all over America. Millions of listeners from around the country, tuned in to Radio Broadcasts to listen to favorites and fresh hits.
Rising bands from the UK also began making a mark in Europe and America. Alternative and surreal sounds from bands such as The Beatles, The Dave Clark Five, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd began creating a powerful market in America. The American audiences were now ready to move on from Saxophone sounds onto the blend of beat, pop, and rock and roll music. The Beatles’ records instantly hit Number 1 on the charts and soon became a sensation in American society. The Rolling Stones experienced considerable success with their mix of R&B, Blues and Rock and Roll.