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The 1960's

The 1960's was particularly revolutionary era in terms of popular music, as it saw the formation and evolution of rock. At the beginning of the decade, pop and rock and roll trends of the 1950s continued; nevertheless, the rock and roll of the decade before started to merge into a more international, eclectic variant known as rock.

In the early-1960s, rock and roll in its purest form was gradually overtaken by pop rock, beat, psychedelic rock, blues rock, and folk rock, which had grown in popularity. The country and folk-influenced style associated with the latter-half of 1960s rock music spawned a generation of popular singer-songwriters who wrote and performed their own work. Towards the decade's end, genres such as Baroque pop, sunshine pop, bubblegum pop, and progressive rock started to grow popular, with the latter two finding greater success in the following decade.

Furthermore, the 1960s saw funk and soul music rising in popularity; rhythm and blues in general remained popular, and this style was commonly associated to Girl groups of the time, whose fusion of R&B and Gospel with rock and roll enjoyed success until the mid-part of the decade.

Aside from the popularity of rock and R&B music in the 1960s, Latin American as well as Jamaican and Cuban music achieved a degree of popularity throughout the decade, with genres such as Bossa nova, the cha-cha-cha, ska, and calypso being popular. From a classical point of view, the 1960s were also an important decade as they saw the development of experimental, jazz and contemporary classical music, notably minimalism and free improvisation.

Beatles, The

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960 and widely regarded as the most influential acts of the rock era.

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Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist & writer. He has been influential in popular music & culture for more than five decades.

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Cat Anderson

Cat Anderson

Cat Anderson was an American jazz trumpeter known for his long period playing with Duke Ellington's orchestra & his extremely wide range.

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Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry

So sad to hear of the passing of Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll legend who influenced generations of great musicians

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Cliff Richard (and the Shadows)

Cliff Richard (and the Shadows)

Sir Cliff Richard is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor & philanthropist, he has sold more than 250 million records worldwide.

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Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams

Cootie Williams was a jazz trumpeter best known for his longtime work and recorded legacy with composer and bandleader Duke Ellington.

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Cream

Cream

Cream were a 1960s British rock group consisting of bassist/singer Jack Bruce, drummer Ginger Baker, and guitarist/singer Eric Clapton.

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David Bowie

David Bowie

David Bowie was a leading figure in popular music for over five decades & regarded by critics & musicians as a true innovator.

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Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie

Dizzy Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter & virtuoso credited with developing layers of harmonic complexity previously unheard in jazz.

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Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and bandleader and is considered to have elevated the perception of jazz to an art form.

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Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Fitzgerald

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella.

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton is an English rock & blues guitarist, singer & songwriter. He is the only three-time inductee to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was an American singer, actor & producer who was one of the most popular & influential musical artists of the 20th century.

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Horace Silver

Horace Silver

Horace Silver was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style that he helped pioneer in the 1950s.

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Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela

Hugh Masekela is a South African trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer & singer, born in Kwa-Guqa Township, Witbank, South Africa.

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Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix was an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter & arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.

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John Coltrane

John Coltrane

John Coltrane is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists and has inspired an entire generation of jazz musicians.

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Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash was known for his deep, calm bass-baritone voice and a trademark look, which earned him the nickname "The Man in Black"

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Keith Moon

Keith Moon

Keith Moon, The Who’s celebrated original drummer was noted for his unique style & eccentric, often self-destructive behaviour.

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards

Keith Richards is an English guitarist, singer, songwriter, solo artist, and founding member of the rock band The Rolling Stones.

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Kinks, The

The Kinks

The Kinks, an English rock band formed by brothers Ray & Dave Davies are regarded as one of the most nfluential rock groups of their era.

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Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968 & considered one of the most innovative & influential rock bands in history.

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Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan was an English singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist & poet. He was best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex.

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis

American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis is regarded as one of the most innovative, influential and respected figures in the history of music.

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Nina Simone

Nina Simone

Nina Simone was an American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger & civil rights activist who worked in a broad range of musical styles.

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a member of the rock band The Who.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are currently getting set for the 'Their Mortal Remains' exhibition at the V&A - Check out our range of images for sale.

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Rolling Stones, The

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band who were in the vanguard of the British music Invasion that became popular in the US in 1964–65.

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Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett was a founder member of Pink Floyd and was the lead singer, guitarist and principle songwriter in the band's early years

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Thelonius Monk

Thelonius Monk

Thelonious Monk was part of that small but select group of jazz musicians who were responsible for the birth of a new kind of jazz - bebop.

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Who, The

The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964 & are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century.

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Yardbirds, The

The Yardbirds

The Yardbirds were an English rock band formed in 1963. The group launched the careers of guitarists Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck.

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The Cure, 1980 by Jill Furmanovsky

The Cure

The Cure on the road in Holland and Belgium during their 1980 'Seventeen Seconds' tour.

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Nirvana

Kurt Cobain, from Nirvana, photographed in October 1990 outside the Dalmacia Hotel, Shepherd's Bush, London

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Van Morrison (VM001JF)

Van Morrison

Van Morrison performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London in July 1973.

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Jam, The ( JA013JF)

The Jam

Paul Weller, from The Jam, dressing for a cover shoot for 'The Face' in London in March 1983

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Chuck Berry (CB001MOHO)

Chuck Berry

Limited edition of Morgan Howell's original painting of the cover of Chuck Berry's 'You Never Can Tell' vinyl single

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CY001RS)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young making their London debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970

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Featured Artists

Specials, The

The Specials

The Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band, their music combines a ska and rocksteady beat with punk's energy and attitude.

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AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen (Nicknamed "The Boss") is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and humanitarian.

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Stone Roses

Stone Roses

The Stone Roses are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1983, meshing '60s-styled guitar pop with an understated '80s dance beat.

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Joy Division

Joy Division

Joy Division (originally named Warsaw), an English rock band formed in 1976 were one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.

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Rockarchive Edition 100

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