Rock Music in the 1960's

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Grateful Dead


My topic is all about rock music in the 1960's. This decade was the peak of rock and roll. Many diverse groups like the Beatles and the Rolling Stones came to the U.S and made this decade of music very popular. There were so many bands you could choose from and they all had their own style. Most of these bands stayed together for a long time before breaking apart.

What band or singer was almost always on top of the charts?

In the U.S it was usually The Beatles or the Rolling Stones being in the top 5. And in the U.K it was almost always The Beatles. From time to time The Yardbirds or The Who and many other bands would also make it to the top 5. (
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What were the main instruments used by bands and singers?

The Rolling Stones used the harmonica, piano, guitar, bass, and drums.

The Beatles used the drums, guitar, rhythm guitar, bass, and piano. They would occasionally play Indian instruments and the moog. These were the most common instruments used. (Wikipedia)

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What bands and singers came from a different country?

The bands that came from the UK were The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and The Yardbirds which all came from the British Invasion.(Jim Callan)
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What was the most popular genre of music?

British Rock was the most popular kind of music because of Beatlemania.(Wikipedia)

What/where were the main recording studios in the U.S for bands and singers?

One main recording studio is Gold Star Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The studio was founded by David S. Gold and Stan Ross.

Another recording studio is Columbia 30th Street Studio in Manhattan, NY. This studio was considered the best sounding room and greatest recording studio. (Wikipedia)

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Fun Facts

•The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989 (Wikipedia)

•One of the Grateful Dead guitarists Jerry Garcia played guitar with only four fingers (Wikipedia)

•The Rolling Stones named their band after a song by Muddy Waters, Rollin' Stone. (Wikipedia)

•Heavy Metal came around after British rock died down. (Wikipedia)

•The Yardbirds introduced three of the most famous and influential guitarists of the rock era: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. (The Rolling Stone Magazine)