1960's Music

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  • Elvis hits the scene

    Elvis hits the scene
    Elvis Presley is discharged from the Army and immediately scores a series of hit singles and albums upon his return with a slightly less menacing, more mature persona.
  • "Rock" takes over Rock'n'roll

  • British Invasion

    Many people count the Fab Four's landing at La Guardia airport on February 7, 1964, and their performance on the Ed Sullivan Show a week later, as the official beginning of what came to be called the "British Invasion."
  • Studio-oriented bands

    Studio-oriented bands
    Bands like The Beatles and The Beach Boys become more studio-oriented.
  • Rock music becomes the counter-culture seal of approval

    Rock music becomes the counter-culture seal of approval as psychedelia hits and San Francisco becomes the focal point of the new rock era with groups such as the Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & The Holding Company and The Grateful Dead enter into the mainstream.
  • Woodstock

    Woodstock Music & Art Fair
    When: August 15 to August 18, 1969
    Where: Bethel, New York (Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm)
    Who: Thirty-two Rock, Folk, Blues Artists.
    Founded by: Michael Lang, John P. Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfeld
    Ticket Price: $18 in advance / $24 at the gate (for all 3 days)