Ain’t No Rock Sheet Music

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Download and print Ain’t No Grave sheet music by Johnny Cash. Sheet music arranged for Piano/Vocal/Guitar in C Major.

Music of the 60s

The 1960s were marked by social and political upheaval. From the civil rights movement to the Cuban Revolution, the music of the 60s reflected the times. The British Invasion brought new sounds to the American charts, while soul, Motown, and surf music dominated radio waves. Psychedelic rock and folk music also emerged during this decade.

Classic rock songs from the 60s include “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles, “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals, and “Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones. Motown artists like Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson had numerous hits during this decade, as did soul singer Aretha Franklin. Other popular 60s musicians include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Simon & Garfunkel, and Bob Dylan.

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”; as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional actbr/>and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first single, “Love Me Do”, became a modest hit in October 1962. They acquired the nickname “the Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year.

By early 1964 , they had become international stars due to the international success of “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and formed part of the British Invasion of North America . From 1965 onwards , they produced what many critics consider to be some of their finest material , including songs such as ” Yesterday “, “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be” . After their break-up in 1970 , they each enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths .

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first stable line-up consisted of Brian Jones (lead guitar, harmonica), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bass guitar) and Charlie Watts (drums). Style: Classic Rock. Album: Blue & Lonesome.

Blue & Lonesome is the twenty-fourth studio album by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released on 2 December 2016 by Polydor Records. It is a covers album featuring songs by Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and Willie Dixon.

The Who

The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964. They became known for their energetic live performances and hits such as “My Generation”, “Pinball Wizard”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, and “Baba O’Riley”. The Who have sold over 100 million records, making them one of the best-selling rock band in history.

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin was an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The group consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist and keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band’s heavy, guitar-driven sound, rooted in blues and psychedelia on their early albums, has earned them recognition as one of the progenitors of heavy metal. Their fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven”, is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it cemented the status of the band as “superstars”.

Jimi Hendrix

Hendrix’s music was heavily influenced by the blues and, as such, had a raw, emotional quality that was unique among rock musicians of his generation. His lyrics often contained political and social commentary, and he was notorious for his unconventional use of feedback and distortion. Hendrix’s experimentalism earned him a place as one of the most influential guitarists of all time, and his music continues to inspire musicians today.

Janis Joplin

Janis Joplin was an American singer-songwriter who became one of the most successful and well-known rock stars of her era. Born in 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas, Joplin rose to fame in the late 1960s after releasing a string of hits with her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her powerful bluesy vocals and her highly individual stage presence. Joplin died of a drug overdose in 1970 at the age of 27.

The Doors

The Doors were an American rock band formed in 1965 in Los Angeles, with vocalist Jim Morrison, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, guitarist Robby Krieger, and drummer John Densmore. They were among the most controversial and influential rock acts of the 1960s, mostly because of Morrison’s lyrics and his erratic stage persona. After Morrison’s death in 1971 at age 27, the remaining members continued as a trio until disbanding in 1973.

Losing interest in college, Morrison moved to Los Angeles in mid-1965 to live with his sister. There he met Manzarek, who had quit UCLA film school after one semester to pursue a career in music. The two had been acquainted previously but reconnected through their mutual love of Dylan and jazz. While frequenting the Whisky a Go Go nightclub on Sunset Strip they met Krieger and Densmore, both of whom were excellent musicians. The three formed a band called the Doors of Perception after Aldous Huxley’s book The Doors of Perception (1954), which dealt with the experiences caused by psychedelic drugs.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young is a folk rock supergroup made up of American singer-songwriters David Crosby and Stephen Stills, and British singer-songwriter Graham Nash. Bassist-singer Neil Young was later added to the group. They were known for their signature harmonies, often tumultuous interpersonal relationships, political activism, and lasting influence on American music and culture.

Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk rock duo consisting of singer-songwriter Paul Simon and singer Art Garfunkel. They were one of the best-selling music groups of the 1960s and became counterculture icons of the decade. Their biggest hits—including “The Sound of Silence” (1965), “Mrs. Robinson” (1968), “The Boxer” (1969), and “Bridge over Troubled Water” (1970)—reached number one on singles charts worldwide.

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