The music scene changed month by month. Rock n Roll competed, with a new brand of music, for the ears of countless teenagers. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones made some of the best classic records of all time. As did the Animals and the Kinks. The pop era was alive and well with The Monkees, Beach Boys et al.
I can remember the first time I ever saw the Beatles on Television. I was about 8 years old and it was Sunday Night At The London Pallidium. A week later my brothers and I were wearing Beatles wigs from Woolworths.
The Beach Boys image became tainted with allegations of drug taking and wild parties. For me the biggest disappointment was discovering that they never, ever, went surfing. It was like discovering Father Christmas doesn't exist, as if! The swinging sixties were just that, there was a wonderful atmosphere around, although I was only 14 when the 60's ended I had attended the London demonstration march in support of free radio, the only demonstration I have ever been on and my love of music started with 'Be My Baby' by the Ronettes and concluded in this decade with 'Suspicious Minds' by Elvis Presley.