Rock AMERICA 60s
While Elvis Presley's 17-hit streak ended in 1962, "Let's twist again" (1961, Chubby Checker) and "Oh, pretty woman" (1964, Roy Orbison) were the two iconic rockabilly songs of the 60s. Hailing from the West Coast, surf rock reached world fame in 1963 with the Beach Boys and Dick Dale. But the frenzy for the Beatles and the Rolling Stones gripped the USA in early 1964 and sparked both the "British Invasion" of the US charts and the influence of British beat on American rock.
Progressive rock started in the mid-60s and became mainstream in 1967. Although folk singer Bob Dylan came under heavy criticism when he turned to electric rock in 1964, the following years spawned wide acceptance of many new styles of progressive rock. These include art rock (the Byrds, Grateful Dead), underground rock (the Mothers of Invention, the Velvet Underground), psychedelic rock (Jefferson Airplane, the Doors, Jimmy Hendrix, Iron Butterfly), hard rock (Steppenwolf, Rare Earth), jazz rock (Chicago Transit Authority, Blood Sweat & Tears), latin rock (Santana) as well as innovative forms of country rock (Buffalo Springfield, Creedence Clearwater Revival), blues rock (Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Canned Heat) and soul rock (Janis Joplin, Tommy James & the Shondells, Mother Earth).
RnB Rock 1960s.. see 'RnB SOUL'
ROCKABILLY & COUNTRY ROCK ∙ 1960 ∙ You're sixteen (Johnny Burnette) ∙ Only the lonely (Roy Orbison) ∙ 1961 ∙ Let's twist again (Chubby Checker) ∙ Travelin' man (Ricky Nelson) ∙ Runaway Sue (Dion) ∙ 1962 ∙ Let's dance (Chris Montez) ∙ Satan is her name (Steve King & The Echelons) ∙ 1963 ∙ Suger shack (The Fireballs) ∙ Mr. Bass man (Johnny Cymbal) ∙ 1964 ∙ Oh, pretty woman (Roy Orbison) ∙ 1967 ∙ Guitar man (Jimmy Reed) ∙
SURF ROCK ∙ 1960 ∙ Walk, don't run (The Ventures) ∙ 1961 ∙ Runaway (Del Shannon) ∙ Mr. Moto (The Bel-Airs) ∙ 1962 ∙ Misirlou (Dick Dale & the Del Tones) ∙ Pipeline (The Chantays) ∙ 1963 ∙ Surfin' USA (Beach Boys) ∙ Surf rider (The Lively Ones) ∙ Surf city (Jan & Dean) ∙ Surf walk (Manuel & the Renegades) ∙ Surfin' bird (The Trashmen) ∙ 1964 ∙ Mr. Rebel (Eddie & the Showmen) ∙ 1965 ∙ Bony Moronie (Dick Dale & the Del Tones) ∙
BEAT ROCK ∙ 1965 ∙ Count me in (Gary Lewis & the Playboys) ∙ Hang on Snoopy (McCoys) ∙ 1966 ∙ Dirty water (The Standells) ∙ Get it on (Paul Revere & the Raiders) ∙ I fought the law (Bobby Fuller Four) ∙ Summer in the city (The Lovin' Spoonful) ∙ Psychotic reaction (The Count Five) ∙ You gonna miss me (The 13th Floor Elevators) ∙ 1967 ∙ Windy (The Association) ∙ Incense & peppermints (Strawberry Alarm Clock) ∙ Green tambourine (Lemon Pipers) ∙
PROGRESSIVE ROCK ∙ 1965 ∙ Like a rolling stone (Bob Dylan) ∙ Maggie's farm (Bob Dylan) ∙ Pushin' too hard (The Seeds) ∙ 1966 ∙ Eight miles high (The Byrds) ∙ Trouble every day (Mothers Of Invention ft Frank Zappa) ∙ Walkin' blues (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) ∙ 1967 ∙ Hush (Billy Joe Royal) ∙ White rabbit (Jefferson Airplane) ∙ Purple haze (Jimi Hendrix) ∙ People are strange (The Doors) ∙ Sunday morning / Venus in furs (The Velvet Underground) ∙ The other one (The Grateful Dead) ∙ Mr. Soul (Buffalo Springfield ft Neil Young) ∙ You keep me hangin' on (Vanilla Fudge) ∙ Alone again or (Love) ∙ 1968 ∙ Piece of my heart (Janis Joplin) ∙ Born to be wild (Steppenwolf) ∙ In-a-gadda-da-vida (Iron Butterfly, 17') ∙ I got a line on you (Spirit) ∙ Mony mony (Tommy James & the Shondells) ∙ Nobody but me (The Human Beinz) ∙ 1969 ∙ I'm a man (Chicago Transit Authority) ∙ Spinning wheel (Blood Sweat & Tears) ∙ Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival) ∙ Get ready (Rare Earth) ∙ On the road again (Canned Heat) ∙ Evil ways (Santana) ∙ What are you trying to do (Mother Earth) ∙