1960s Music: Artists & History


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_____ are one British Band that gained fame in the U.S. during the British Invasion of the early 1960's.

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1. Janis Joplin's music blended rock with _____ music.

2. _____ was one of the most successful music labels in U.S. history and popularized artists like the Supremes and Marvin Gaye.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions help you find out how much you remember about the music of the 1960s. You will need to identify major artists and styles of this decade.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz, you'll assess what you know about:

  • The singer who wrote the song Blowin in the Wind
  • Examples of famous British bands during the 1960s
  • The major influences on Janis Joplin's music

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the music of the 1960s and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what famous record label of this era signed such acts as Marvin Gaye and the Supremes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about famous artists and their motivations during this period

Additional Learning

You can learn more about the musical style of this decade by reviewing the lesson titled 1960s Music: Artists & History. This will cover:

  • The somewhat taboo topics covered by artists like The Rolling Stones
  • Major folk musicians and their work
  • The state of American rock at the beginning of this decade