1950s and 1960s

1950s and 1960s

Without question the two most exciting decades ever in popular music. The 1950s saw the emergence of American Rock and Roll after Doo-Wap / Pop / R&B and Country Music styles. The early American rock n roll artists invaded the UK including ; Elvis Presley / Buddy Holly / Chuck Berry / Bill Haley / Jerry Lee Lewis / Eddie Cochran / Little Richard / Fats Domino / The Everly Brothers / Bo Diddley / Sam Cooke / Carl Perkins / Johnny Cash and Gene Vincent. In response during the latter part of the decade the early UK artists started to appear including ; Tommy Steele / Cliff Richard / Marty Wilde / Adam Faith / Billy Fury and Joe Brown. The 1950s gave way to the 1960s, now widely regarded to be the greatest decade ever for pop music and cultural change. The 1960s produced British Invasion / Motown / R&B / Surf & Psychedelic Rock / Roots & Hard Rock / Accapella and Folk & Protest musical genres. The countless major artists include ; The Beatles / Rolling Stones / The Who / Kinks / Animals / Moody Blues / Dusty Springfield / Manfred Mann / Jimi Hendrix / Bob Dylan / Beach Boys / The Doors / Grateful Dead / Janis Joplin / CCR / Roy Orbison / The Monkees / Supremes / Marvin Gaye / Otis Redding / Four Tops / Cream / The Yardbirds / Stevie Wonder / Simon & Garfunkel / The Byrds and many more ....

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