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The Swinging 60s

The Birth of Popular Music


Mini Skirts and frilly shirts, Pop Art, Carnaby Street, GoGo Dancers, Twiggy, Mods and Rockers – what a fantastic decade for a theme party! With our psychedelic oil wheels and the widest range of 60's music from pop to soul to rock you can guarantee every one will have a groovy time.


Our Top 10 Requested Sixties Artists

The Beatles

The Beatles

One of the world's best known and biggest selling bands, The Fab Four owned the 60s. From rock and roll beginnings with songs like She Loves You and Help through to the film soundrack for Magical Mystery Tour and the strangely unique Yellow Submarine.

Kinks

The Kinks

The Kinks first came to prominence in 1964 with their third single release You Really Got Me, written by Ray Davies. Until their demise in the early 70s the group released a string of cricitally acclaimed tunes amongst the most influential recordings of the period.

Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

Named after the Muddy Waters song Rollin' Stone, this eponymous band formed initially in 1962 covering R&B and blues songs before going to to become one of the UKs best known acts internationally, responsible for an incredible catalogue of memorable hits.

The Who

The Who

Championed by Radio Caroline, The Who arrived in 1965 with I Can't Explain which was followed by the impressive album My Generation. Considered by many to be the world's greatest rock band, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey tour as The Who to this day.

The Small Faces

The Small Faces

One of the most acclaimed and influential mod groups of the 1960s, The Small Faces were responsible for hits such as Itchycoo Park, Lazy Sunday, All or Nothing and Tin Soldier before morphing into a psychedelic act in the late 60s prior to disbanding in 1969.

The Troggs

The Troggs

Formed in 1964 and managed by Larry Page, manager of The Kinks, The Troggs were responsible for the instantly-recognisable Wild Thing which was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. Other successes included I Can't Control Myself and Love Is All Around.

The Monkees

The Monkees

One of the earliest manufactured bands, American band The Monkees were formed initially for the TV series of the same name but went on to deliver a string of international hits including I'm A Believer, Last Train To Clarksville and of course the theme from The Monkees.

Manfred Mann

Manfred Mann

Chart regulars throughout the 60s, Manfred Mann (named after their South African keyboard player) formed in London in 1962 and spawned hits such as 5-4-3-2-1, Do Wah Diddy Diddy and the Shirelles cover Sha La La. Pretty Flamingo was another of their memorable hits.

The Animals

The Animals

A gritty, bluesy 60s band from Newcastle, The Animals were so named due to their wild on-stage antics. Their first international success came in 1964 with House Of The Rising Sun and 1965's We Gotta Get Out Of This Place.

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Gerry & The Pacemakers

Hailing from Liverpool and managed by The Beatles' Brian Epstein, the band began recording in 1963 with How Do You Do It?, a song originally rejected by The Beatles and which went on to score a UK number one. You'll Never Walk Alone is their enduring anthem.

Theme Ideas

SoulDisco specialises in a range of popular musical styles from the 60s, 70s and 80s including Motown, Funk and Soul.

If a whole evening of the best of Sixties isn't your bag, why not consider one of our other popular themes?

Alternatively, we'd be more than happy to put together a mixed playlist just for you!

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Playlist Faves

Other Swinging 60s favourites that we play on a regular basis include:

  • Cream
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Doors
  • Ike & Tina Turner
  • Joe Tex
  • Lee Dorsey
  • Marvelettes
  • Roy Orbison
  • Sam & Dave
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Sonny & Cher
  • Swinging Blue Jeans
  • The Searchers
  • The Shirelles

Any Questions?

Ask Martin a question about parties and events featuring Sixties classics!

SoulDisco - Specialist Sixties DJ

In our opinion the sixties was the best decade for music! It was a time of freedom, expressing yourself and experimentation.

A sixties night can cover the classic pop, soul, rock'n'roll, reggae and rock tunes that were in the charts but for the true fans we can dig a bit deeper and find a wealth of music that never entered the mainstream. Take a look at our IndieRetro site where we cater for the alternative side of the 60's – add our original retro lighting projections and we can transform any venue into a 60's club!