No decade has ever been more insprirational, aspirational, transcendant, & effervescent than the 60's. It was a time when art and commerce came together to produce truly long lasting works and great music.

The 60's were a transcendant decade. It was the first decade to feature a manned trip to the moon, when cinema was at its most creative, and activism stood for something pure. The 60's brought with it a lot of change, both good and bad, with lasting effects that linger into today's culture.

The 1960's saw an influx of various musical styles each with its own impact on society and music. While the 50's primarily saw rock 'n roll s the dominant music genre, the 60's saw jazz, pop, folk music gather loyal listeners as well. The popularity of these genres did not negate rock 'n roll. The genre had developed almost two different forms, navigating between hard rebellious rock such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, and soft rock, the pop music of the time.

Folk music also saw a resurgence at the time thanks to artists such as Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, & Peter, Paul and Mary. The folk music produced by these and other artists in similar vein were simple arrangements on acoustic instruments but were filled with political commentary. The music addressed the civil rights issues of the time including The Vietnam War. This helped artists gain a following with younger listeners who believed in causes they were singing about. Later in the decade, folk-rock emerged as a sub-genre. This genre fused the political commentary of folk-rock but added the element of electric instruments. Bob Dylan as well and Simon & Garfunkel were the torch bearers for this genre.

The landscape of Rock 'n Roll as we know it today was forever changed by the four lads from Liverpool, The Beatles. Single-handedly this group exploded onto the scene and changed music forever. Creating lush sonic soundscapes and innovative production techniques, this band inspired the next several decades of rock music and music production. While the Beatles dominance began in the 60's, the British invasion was well underway. Groups like The Animals, The Rolling Stones, and The Who all had hits in the USA because of the popularity of The Beatles.

As with the 60;s, drug culture became prominent. The music being made at the time began to reflect on the flower child era. Albums such as Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beach Boys groundbreaking Pet Sounds, and even The Rolling Stones got in on the scene with Their Satanic Majesty's. In California, the drug scene influenced the music to become even harder, and trippier. Artists like The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix helped give birth to psychedelic rock. To celebrate the emerging music of the time, a festival was put together known as Woodstock. The 60's were a transcendant decade, with each sub-genre a reflection of the cultural and historical events surrounding it.