MUSC 2150 Lecture : Unit 6.pdf

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The term beatlemania had been coined in the uk in 1963 to describe the reaction of. British bands did not erase all american pop acts from the charts; many groups who had hit records during 1963 continued to have success. By the summer of 1965, new musical styles in american pop were emerging as a result of the cross-fertilization of american styles with the mersey beat folk rock being the most obvious example. Folk rock took the east strumming-and-singing texture of folk and added electric guitars, bass, drums and occasionally keyboards to create an american music-stylistic reaction to the british invasion. Emulating the beatles" and stones" guitar-dominated sound, a slew of garage bands formed across the country, most with only minimal musical skills. Ny (new york) was the centre of the american pop music scene in the early 1960s, but after 1964, much of the most popular new music emerged from la (los angeles)

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