60s Music

10 Reasons Why The Beatles Are Truly The Greatest Band Of All Time

If we are asked which band is the best in history, we, restraining the urge to name our favorite band,…

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The 1960s: Rock Music Came of Age

Introduction to Classic Rock The 1960s: Rock Music Comes of Age The 1970s: Rock vs. Disco The 1980s: John Lennon,…

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Herman’s Hermits

Introduction Herman’s Hermits are one of the popular acts to come out of the British Invasion and the of “beat…

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Biography of Jimmy Dorsey

Introduction: Jimmy Dorsey (February 29, 1904 – June 12, 1957) was one of the highly-regarded musicians and big-band leaders during…

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Biography of Tommy Dorsey

  Introduction: Tommy Dorsey was an American musician and bandleader and one of the prominent figures of the Big Band…

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The Hollywood Argyles

Introduction The Hollywood Argyles were a short-lived studio group assembled by producer/musician/songwriters Kim Fowley and Gary Paxton. They achieved popularity…

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Introduction to Joe Barry

Introduction Joe Barry was an American swamp pop singer hailing from Louisiana, known for his only big hit and now-oldies…

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Introduction to Jimmy Elledge

Introduction: Jimmy Elledge (1943-2012) was an American country singer and musician from the 60s music era. He is primarily known…

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John Fred and His Playboy Band

Introduction John Fred and his Playboy Band was a pop and blue-eyed soul group led by John Fred Gourrier (1941-2005).…

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Introduction to Johnny Ferguson

Introduction Johnny Ferguson (born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1937) is an American country and pop singer-songwriter from the 60s music…

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One-Hit Wonders: Joe Jeffrey Group

Introduction One of the numerous “one hit wonder” groups, The Joe Jeffrey Group fleetingly surfaced in the 60s music scene. …

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One-Hit Wonders: Joe Jones

Introduction Joe Jones was an American R&B singer-songwriter, who was responsible with forming the all-girl group The Dixie Cups.  His…

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Introduction to Jimmy Jones

Introduction Jimmy Jones (1937-2012) was an American singer-songwriter whose distinct vocal quality has been described as an effortlessly soulful falsetto. …

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One-Hit Wonders: Just Us

Introduction Chip Taylor (real name James Wesley Voight, most known for penning songs such as “Wild Thing”; also the brother…

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Introduction to Bill Medley

Bill Medley (born William Thomas Medley on September 19, 1940 in Sta. Ana, California) is an American singer and songwriter…

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Music Legends: Ray Charles

Introduction Ray Charles was an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and pianist who became one of the pioneers and most…

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Music Legends: Otis Redding

  Introduction The late Otis Redding was one of the popular artists during the 60s music era. He is now…

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Music Legends: Muddy Waters

Introduction Muddy Waters was an American blues singer-songwriter and guitarist primarily known for his classic blues standard “Hoochie Coochie Man.”…

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Rock and Roll Legends: Jerry Lee Lewis

Introduction Jerry Lee Lewis is an American singer-songwriter and pianist who was dubbed by his nickname “The Killer.” One of…

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Rock Legends: Jimi Hendrix

Introduction Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970) is no doubt one of the 60s music era legends. The music magazine Rolling Stone ranked…

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One-Hit Wonder: Steam

Introduction Steam was a classic rock and pop band known for their only hit “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him…

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One-Hit Wonders: The Tornados

Introduction The Tornados are an English instrumental/classic rock and roll group formed during the 60s music era. Although they are…

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One-hit Wonders: Napoleon XIV

Introduction American singer-songwriter Jerry Samuels turned himself into a one hit wonder as Napoleon XIV, who made a big hit…

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The Surfaris and Their Only Hit “Wipe Out”

Introduction The Surfaris were an American surf rock group originating from Glendora, California. They are best known for their Top…

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One-hit wonders: Lorne Greene

Introduction Lorne Greene was a Canadian actor, broadcaster and recording artist principally known for his role as Benjamin “Pa” Cartwright…

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One-hit Wonder: The New Vaudeville Band

Introduction The New Vaudeville Band was a novelty group from England formed by songwriter Geoff Stephens. Their bright and cheerful…

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One-hit Wonders: Barry McGuire

Introduction Barry McGuire is a rock and contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and musician known for his only #1 hit, the protest…

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Artists Profile: Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys

Introduction Cat Mother and the All Night Newsboys are one of those classic rock and country rock bands that oldies…

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Artists Profile: Cathy Jean and the Roommates

Introduction to Cathy Jean and the Roommates Cathy Jean and the Roommates (sometimes spelled as “Roomates”) are a US vocal…

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Artist Biography: Cannibal and the Headhunters

  Introduction One of the pioneers of the Los Angeles’ “East Side Sound,” Cannibal and the Headhunters achieved their only…

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