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Music from 1960 -1969.


The rise of the counterculture, particularly among the youth, created a huge market for rock, soul, pop, reggae and blues music produced by drug-culture influenced bands such as The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Cream, The Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, The Who, Sly and the Family Stone, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival. It also saw a major rise in protest songs and the folk genre. Pioneers in the US were Bob Dylan, The Mamas and the Papas, and Joan Baez; in England, Donovan helped create the folk rock sound. Motown Records became one of the biggest labels in music history with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Jackson Five, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many others.