On the most popular musical geniuses of the 1960s…
The sixties were imprinted on the pages of world music with great breakthroughs and new, truly great names today! Rock 'n' roll comes of age and tops the popular music charts, and Elvis Presley becomes an icon of this incendiary genre. The musical masterpieces born at that time are full of political and philosophical statements ... Album sales are beginning to become increasingly important. Many artists of that time become icons of their era, and their compositions become golden classics. Let's remember our favorite bands and the most popular performers from the 1960s!
In less than 10 years of their existence, this foursome from Liverpool have released more than 200 tracks and 13 gorgeous albums! The team won 10 Grammy awards, as well as an honorable 1st place in the list of the greatest performers of all time according to Rolling Stone! The Beatles are listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the most commercially successful group in the world - more than a billion discs and cassettes associated with the name of this legendary band were sold on the threshold of the zero years!
Why the Beatles? At that time, there really were quite a few other groups that even surpassed the Liverpool ones in some way ... But not in success. Their success is a unique phenomenon, and their music is eternal, as are their names in the hearts of their fans...
The "King of Rock 'n' Roll" is the Beatles' closest competitor. The work of Elvis Presley is highly regarded to this day. His music inspired more than one generation of listeners and musicians, and he himself became the personification of his genre.
In total, more than a billion of his records have been sold in the world, including the latest editions with previously unreleased recordings! It was not for nothing that Presley became one of the first musical creators to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1986).
The Rolling Stones
The popular Rolling Stones also competed with The Beatles for quite a long time... Today, the band is considered the epitome of the British Invasion, as well as one of the most influential bands in the history of rock.
The circulation of The Rolling Stones albums worldwide exceeds 250 million! In 1989, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2004 they were ranked number four on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 50 Greatest Artists of All Time.
This great musician has been one of the most influential figures in the history of world music for many decades now! At one time, Bob Dylan was hailed as the "voice of a generation." Today he is one of the main representatives of the protest, as evidenced by his compositions "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'".
It is worth emphasizing his literary skill, the ability to raise serious topics in his music ... His work inspired such great geniuses as Johnny Cash, Leonardo Cohen and even the Beatles themselves! Dylan's albums have sold 100 million copies worldwide. He himself was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Beach Boys
"The Beach Boys" won the hearts of millions with their soulful songs about California life ... What are their "California Girls", "Fun, Fun, Fun", "I Get Around" - each composition is unique and excellent.
In total, The Beach Boys released 30 great albums and over 70 singles, half of which completed the Top 40! The total circulation around the world is 65 million copies.
The songs of Frank Sinatra fascinate with their romantic plots... The "velvet" sound of this outstanding performer has captivated more than one generation of listeners, and he himself has become a legend not only in the music world, but also in American culture in general!
When Frank Sinatra passed away, journalists and critics wrote: “Damn the calendar. Together with his departure, the sunset of the 20th century came ... "
He is widely regarded as one of the most daring and inventive guitar virtuosos in rock history. His work has been admired and admired to this day: Ritchie Blackmore, David Gilmour, Miles Davis, Freddie Mercury, Matthias Jabs... Jimi Hendrix was and will forever remain a phenomenal genius of his time. It was he who gave rock music a completely new face!
Jimi Hendrix is an absolute legend. In 27 years of his life, he managed to achieve what others could not even in several centuries ...
“When I die, keep listening to my records,” he said during his lifetime ...
The success of Roy Orbison contributed to his special timbre of voice, complex musical compositions and emotionally intense ballads ...
His legendary "Oh Pretty Woman" never ceases to amaze listeners to this day! Between 1960 and 1964, Orbison released 9 singles, each of which entered the US Top Ten! In honor of the outstanding musician, a nominal star was installed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Streisand remains one of the most successful women in the modern music industry. She became the only artist to top the popular Billboard in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s! And her "Woman in Love" - the great romantic hits of the 1980s!
In total, more than 145 million copies of her excellent records have been sold worldwide.
Ray Charles is a legendary and, of course, a unique person and a wonderful musician ... On his own experience, despite his physical limitations, he proved to everyone: life is full of bright and memorable moments!
Already at the age of 7, the boy was completely blind ... Ray was born into a very poor family, and early lost his mother and father ... But this did not stop him from becoming a legend. He is remembered as an outstanding performer, pianist and author of golden hits of the last century...
Most of all, Ray Charles succeeded in such directions as soul and rhythm and blues. During his life, he released 70 record albums, and won 17 Grammy awards! Today, this great genius is inducted into the Rock and Roll, Jazz, Country, and Blues Halls of Fame, as well as the Georgia State Hall of Fame.