Suffice it to say, some of the very best and thoroughly iconic music emerged during The Sixties.
Not only were we introduced to the sounds of Motown and the likes of the great Michael Jackson, but also the singular sound from British artists exploded in North America.
It was an exciting, almost mind-blowing time in music history.
Think The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Petula Clark and The Monkees and you have a general idea of the profound impact and power of this music.
And, to be sure, this music has become embedded in all generations and is still revered to this very day.
Easily. In order to justice to all the artists who emerged during this decade, CNN could devote a two-hour format to this episode. I am hoping this is the case when The Sixtiesshow airs on CNN at 9:00 PM on Thursday, June 10th.
All aspiring musicians should be mandated to watch this special this week. The music during this time period was revolutionary and defined and influenced the music destined to emerge after this decade.
And, it was LIVE – not lip synched. Huge deal for me here.
Will you be watching? Which artists did you love during The Sixties? For me it was, hands down, The Beatles. Their classical approach to their pop sound was adopted by orchestras throughout the world and personally influenced my musical approach.
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