Some of the most popular types of music in the 1960s were types of rock and roll, such as the British Invasion and psychedelic rock. R&B music, particularly by artists associated with Motown, were popular as well.
Some of the most popular music of the 60s was part of the British Invasion, which was the result of British rock bands gaining popularity in the United States. Some of these bands included The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. Psychedelic rock was popular as well, due to the success of bands such as The Doors, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane. R&B groups, such as The Supremes and The Temptations, were popular as well.