In Europe and northern America, when it comes to music, they saw the revolution of popular music, just as it saw the evolution of Rock. At the start of the 1960s , pop and Rock and roll towards the ends of the 1950s kept going on. However, the Rock and roll of the decade before the coming together of other international, electric variant. At the beginning of the ’60s , Rock and roll in its best for were gradually beaten over by pop-Rock, blues Rock, and folk-Rock, which became popular.
The 1960s music saw the soul music, and the funk music gaining popularity, the rhythm, and blues as well never lost its popularity. Also, the fusion of R&B, original Rock and roll and Gospel, formed part of and gained their success in the 60s .
Latin American, as well as Jamaican and Cuban music, achieved a degree of popularity throughout the decade, with genres such as Bossa nova, the cha-cha-cha, ska, and calypso being popular. From a musical point of view, the 1960s were also an important decade as they saw the development of electronic , experimental, jazz, and Contemporary Classical music, notably minimalism and free improvisation.
In Asia, a variety of trends also gained popularity in the 1960s . In Japan, 1960 also marked the rise of a lot of western music groups, including The Beatles. The success of band and Rock music in Japan also started the new music genre Group Sound, which was very popular in the late part of the 1960s .
In South America, genres such as bossa nova, Nueva canción, and Nueva ola started to rise. Rock music began leaving its mark and achieved success in the 1960s . Additionally, salsa grew popular towards the end of the decade. In the 1960s , cumbia entered Chile and left a long-lasting impact on tropical music in that country.