Wow! The 1960’s introduced us to a lot. Besides songs of the 60s, when we think of this decade, we usually think of tie-dye, mini-skirts, mod, psychedelic, beehives, hippies, experimentation, drugs, cultural revolutions, social movement, protests, the loss of innocence, a walk on the moon, folk-rock, Woodstock, Shindig, Motown and the British Invasion.
Music in the 60s was pivotal because the decade ushered in the era of the singer/songwriter – most notably the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Rolling Stones. Other popular singer/songwriters and performers of 60s songs included the Animals, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gee’s, Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, the Chiffons, the Dave Clark Five, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, Dion, Donovan, the Doors, Fabian, the Four Seasons, the Four Tops, Connie Francis, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Lesley Gore, the Grass Roots, the Grateful Dead, the Guess Who and Jimi Hendrix.
And don't forget Herman’s Hermits, the Hollies, Engelbert Humperdinck, Tommy James and The Shondells, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, the Kingston Trio, the Kinks, Brenda Lee, the Lovin’ Spoonful, the Mamas And The Papas, the Monkees, Roy Orbison, Peter, Paul & Mary, Gene Pitney, Elvis Presley, the Rascals, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Cliff Richard, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Bobby Rydell, Neil Sedaka, the Shirelles, Simon and Garfunkel, Sly and The Family Stone, Sonny and Cher, Dusty Springfield, the Temptations, Three Dog Night, the Turtles, Bobby Vinton, The Who, Jackie Wilson and the Zombies.
So, relax and take a trip through the songs of the Serious Sixties!