1960's Music of
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http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/ . Then do a search on the genre or one of the artists - - - better then wikipedia - they did a background check on wikipedia's info!
R&B / Soul Genre
This would be the breakoff of Jazz at this time. It was the natural progression of where Jazz music led to. It would lead to Disco music in the next decade and be the root of modern R&B music for today.
Important people to Check out:
Dianne Ross and the Supremes
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Rock 'n' Roll Genre
The last in this genre before it phased out altogether into the different forms of R&B and Rock music.
Featured some of the most famous women singers in Country. This was the first time women as solo artists featured air time on the radio waves. Prior to this time dominated by group or solo male artists. (There were still many male artists, but this was an evolution for women.)
Hank Williams Jr.
This genre began developing as it's own genre during this time as a break-off from Rock n' Roll. It simultaneously took on the characteristics of many other types of music as well. That's why you see. Blues/Rock, Southern/Rock, etc. There are definitely hybrids. Check out the different artists and variety of different sounds.
Creedance Clearwater Revival
The Beach Boys
also known as the British Invasion and America's response to it
The Rolling Stones