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.
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.