60s music

Groove along to Beat Media's breakdown of the bands, artists, songs and culture that defined the 60s.

  • DCAUTHOR360
    Published a day ago
    The novel 'decade' that created the rap you enjoy today

    The novel 'decade' that created the rap you enjoy today

    By JAMAAL ABDUL-ALIM
  • Caitlin Cooper
    Published 2 days ago
    Queen of the 1960s Slipstream

    Queen of the 1960s Slipstream

    I love music from many decades but my heart is with the songs of the 1960s. Born in 1973, I was, to a great extent raised with these melodies and the chords resonate with me. I am not convinced that the only reason for this is that they were the background for the road trips of my youth.
  • Rob Taylor
    Published 2 days ago
    The Swinging 60's... More Than Just The Decade of The Beatles!

    The Swinging 60's... More Than Just The Decade of The Beatles!

    In 2020, where just four short months has seen such seismic shifts in our lives it is easy to call this an unprecedented time. Music and entertainment have been decimated along with much of normal life by the sweeping wave of COVID-19. Nearly 50 years prior to lockdown, cancelled concerts and even singing bans becoming "the new normal" the world saw a similar seismic change.
  • Ljubinko Zivkovic
    Published 2 days ago
    Music of The Sixties - More Than Just Personal Memories

    Music of The Sixties - More Than Just Personal Memories

    It is the music that enters your ears when you are a teenager that usually sticks in your mind the longest. Being a teenager during a certain decade, or just a part of it and listening to the music of the day just seems to stick with you forever. No exception here, spending a part of teenage years in the sixties, has made the music of that decade a personal favorite that simply doesn't go away.
  • Reese Marie
    Published 2 days ago
    Everything Lost will be Recovered

    Everything Lost will be Recovered

    It's 2012. Thirteen-year-old me is sitting in front of the TV on a Saturday night, waiting for a re-run of The Monkees to come on at midnight. Truly.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 11 days ago
    Crimson and Clover

    Crimson and Clover

    Tommy James and the Shondells hold a special place in my heart because they have so many great songs which I just simply love to listen to again and again. They reached the peak of their success in the late 1960s. This American rock band had two very popular hit singles in the U.S. which are still played on the radio today. The hits were”Hanky Panky” and”Crimson and Clover”.
  • Mohit Tandon Chicago
    Published 23 days ago
    Blog With The Best: Helpful Tips

    Blog With The Best: Helpful Tips

    Blog With The Best: Helpful Tips
  • Sally McKinstry
    Published 27 days ago
    5 Interesting Facts About The Beatles

    5 Interesting Facts About The Beatles

    John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr formed a musical quartet that took the music industry by a storm in the 1960s and went on to achieve monumental global success.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 29 days ago
    Sing Me Back Home

    Sing Me Back Home

    The Byrds came on the scene in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. This was an American rock band that was formed by Roger McGuinn a.k.a. Jim McGuinn, who remained the band's constant member until they disbanded in 1973. If you would ask anyone about them today you would be informed that they are considered to be one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 2 months ago
    The Bee Gees

    The Bee Gees

    This incredible pop music group The Bee Gees came together in 1958 and consisted of three brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. They had great success and in the 1970s joined the disco craze. The Bee Gees wrote all of their own hits as well as writing and producing hits for other artists.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 2 months ago
    Del Shannon

    Del Shannon

    An incredible rock and roll singer whose heart also belonged to country music. Del Shannon came from the U.S. and scored a string of hits in the 1960s. In 1961 he had his first big hit with ”Runaway” which was followed by others as people started noticing this singer with his smooth singing style. Among his other hits were”Keep Searchin’ (We’ll follow the Sun)" and”Hats Off to Larry”. Del Shannon’s last appearance onstage was on February 3, 1990 when he appeared with other rockers in North Dakota. Tragically on February 8, 1990 he died of a gunshot wound which was thought to be a suicide as he was suffering from depression.
  • Rasma Raisters
    Published 3 months ago
    The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five

    The Dave Clark Five played some really great rock. When I got to know their music and I realized how wonderfully talented they really were. One of my all time favorite songs by the Dave Clark Five is ”Bits and Pieces” which has a really nice beat to it.