Music blossomed during the 1960s. There were many new styles of music emerging as opportunities arose with increase visibility of women and minorities in music.

Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix are two of the most famous musicians of the 1960s. They exemplified the hippie style of music and lyric content associated with the era. [10]

Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Beatles, and Beach Boys also gained popularity during the 1960s. Of these, the Rolling Stones expressed some of the most sexual and overt lyrics. The Beatles were the most famous worldwide. [6]

Country music also saw the emergence of Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. They would go on to become two of the most successful female country musicians of all-time (220-221). [10]

The Motown music era started during the 1960s. The Supremes, Diana Ross, Lena Horne,and James Brown were some of the most popular artists out of Motown. Motown faced a whole different set of problems then some of the other genres emerging from this time because of the racial tensions of the era (169-171). [6]

Rolling Stone was the perfect example of how things were still mostly segregated in the different musical genres. The magazine was white male centric, rarely featuring women or black people. The writers were all white and did not attempt to add any diversity to the writing staff (167). [6]


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Janis Joplin belts out one of her classic songs. [30]

Jimi Hendrix and his famous Fender guitar. [28]

The Supremes were a classic Motown group. [38]