RETRO MUSIC HISTORY
The 1960's began with musicians costumed in dresses and suits and ended with head bands, fringed vests and bell bottom jeans. What a revolution in 10 short years!
One of my favorites still today is Franki Valli. I loved him as a kid and in the disco age too. Then he appeared on the Sopranos as mobster Rusty Millio. They wacked him like everyone else.... Black screen here...
"The Four Seasons and the Beach Boys were virtually the only American groups whose successful careers were not derailed when the Beatles and the British invasion bands hit the States in 1964," according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum web site HERE.
See Frankie sing Peanuts! I love that song HERE
Motown Records founded in 1960. Its first Top Ten hit was "Shop Around" by the Miracles in 1960. "Shop Around" peaked at number-two on the Billboard Hot 100, and was Motown's first million-selling record.
The Marvelettes scored Motown Record Corporation's first US #1 pop hit, "Please Mr. Postman" in 1961. Motown would score 110 Billboard Top-Ten hits during its run.
The Four Seasons with Frankie Valli released 4 straight number 1s
The Beatles came to America in February 9, 1964 (my birthday YAY), spearheading the British Invasion.
The Supremes scored twelve number one hit singles between 1964 and 1969, beginning with Where Did Our Love Go.
The Beach Boys release Pet Sounds in 1966, The Beatles were so jealous of that album.
Nancy Sinatra's song "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" became very popular In February 1966.
The Supremes A' Go-Go was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States.
Jefferson Airplane release the influential Surrealistic Pillow in 1967.
The Velvet Underground release their influential self-titled debut albumThe Velvet Underground and Nico in 1967.
The Doors release their self-tilted debut album The Doors.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release two successful albums during 1967 Are You Experienced The first Jimi song I ever heard was Fire HERE
The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in June 1967.
The Moody Blues release the album Days of Future Passed in November 1967. But we didn't like until like 1973
Pink Floyd releases their debut record The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.
The Bee Gees release their international debut album Bee Gees 1st in July, 1967. Love that old Bee Gee playlist the best.
The Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 was the apex of the so-called "Summer of Love".
Johnny Cash releases At Folsom Prison in 1968
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones called themselves Led Zeppelin;
The Band releases the roots rock album Music from Big Pink in 1968.
Big Brother and the Holding Company, with Janis Joplin as lead singer, becomes an overnight sensation after their performance at Monterey Pop in 1967 and release their massively successful second album Cheap Thrills in 1968.
Sly and the Family Stone revolutionize black music with their massive 1968 hit single Dance to the Music
The Who release and tour the first rock opera Tommy in 1969.
MC5 Brother's and Sisters! release their live album Kick Out The Jams in 1969. See more on the 5 HERE
The Stooges release their debut album in 1969. Go Iggy (from Ann Arbor)
The Woodstock Festival, and four months later, the Altamont Free Concert in 1969.
Here is a little band that was born in the 60's that is beyond compare...
Santana Soul Sacrifice from Woodstock 1969 HERE
Guitarist Carlos Santana is one of rock’s true virtuosos and guiding lights. Since 1966, he has led the group that bears his surname, selling over 30 million albums and performing before 13 million people. Though numerous musicians have passed through Santana’s ranks, the continuing presence of Carlos Santana at the helm has insured high standards. From the earliest days, when Santana first overlaid Afro-Latin rhythms upon a base of driving blues-rock, they have been musical sorcerers. The melodic fluency and kineticism of Santana’s guitar solos and the piercing, sustained tone that is his signature have made him one of rock’s standout instrumentalists. Coupled with the polyrhythmic fury of drums, congas and timbales, the sound of Santana in full flight is singularly exciting. Underlying it all is Santana’s belief that music should “create a bridge so people can have more trust and hope in humanity.” From the Rock Hall of Fame