Rock and roll. Rock and roll developed in the early 1950s from a kind of music called rhythm and blues performed by black singers and musicians. At first, this music was popular only with African-Americans. In the later 1950s and in the 1960s, rock and roll became popular across the United States and in Europe.What is 1960s music?
Disco Music. During the 1960s and 70s, disco music became popular internationally. Disco music is meant to be danced to or to entice listeners to get up and dance. Popular disco artists include The Bee Gees, Grace Jones, and Diana Ross. Disco was a reaction against the rock genre that was popular at the time.