Pop music the 60s
Music History II at Barbados Community College.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Pop music the 60s
Soul and Motown
British Invasion: Muddy Waters tours
England, influencing growing
generation of British players.
Brits played an approximation of
R&B/Rock and Roll.
The Beatles – Paul Mcartney, John
The Rolling Stones.- Mick Jagger, Keith
A black owned record label (Berry
Gordy) based in Detroit.
Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Smokey
A conscious effort to produce authentic
black music with commercial appeal.
Artists heavily influenced by African
American gospel and R&B.
Similar type of music produced by Stax
and Atlantic.(Aretha Franklin)
blues vamps with
melodic bass lines.
solo singer dance
Folk tradition was established in 50s.
Consisted of solo performer, usually
accomp. by guitar.
With the adoption of technology this
medium became electrified giving birth
to alternate form of producing music.
Key Figures: Bob Dylan, Jodi Mitchell.
Jimi Hendrix guitar phenom who introduced
different textures to guitar playing.
Wah- Wah pedal, fuzz box….
Other guitarists- Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page,
Jeff Beck (Yardbirds) and George Harrison
These textural differences created the
sound opened the door the explorations in
Baraka, Amiri. Blues People: Negro Music
in White America. New York: W. Morrow,
Starr, Larry, and Christopher A.
Waterman. American Popular Music:
From Minstrelsy to Mp3. New York: Oxford
University Press, 2007. Print.