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Rock and Roll Tops 1960

Death strikes rock and roll. After a concert in February singer and songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in a car crash. Two months down the line another car crash takes the life of Eddie Cochran while on tour in England. He was only 21.

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The most widespread dance craze takes over the Twist has everyone dancing.

The 1960s became a girl group era launched by The Shirelles with “Will You Love Me Tomorrow”.

Motown Records scores a hit with a number 1 R&B hit by The Miracles “Shop Around”.

the first major hit for Roy Orbison “Only the Lonely”.

An instrumental hit for The Ventures “Walk – Don’t Run” paves the way for surf rock and brings back the electric guitar as a prominent instrument.

The Army discharges Elvis Presley and he records a string of hits and albums to the delight of his fans.

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