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All about folk-rock -- the songs, the artists, the singers, and the bands, including the history of how these two seemingly disparate styles merged in the mid-60s.

In the Spotlight: The Byrds
The Byrds pioneered folk-rock, godfathered jangle-pop, explored jazzy psychedelia and helped create country-rock with radio hits and timeless golden oldies such as "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "Eight Miles High." This profile is the latest in a series on music's most popular artists of the first top 40 era, written and compiled...

What is Folk-rock?
A basic guide to Folk-rock music, its best and most popular artists, composers, singers, and songs, and a history of how the style fits into other areas of pop and rock music. From the Oldies music guide at About.com.

The story of Donovan, the folk-pop hippie icon of the 60s who defined the commercial side of his generation's music with classic hits like "Sunshine Superman," "Mellow Yellow," and "Atlantis." This Donovan profile, which includes music, history, and trivia, is one of a series written and compiled by your oldies Guide at About.com.

The Lovin' Spoonful
The folk-pop powerhouse who hit big in the Sixties with "Summer In The City," "Daydream," and "Do You Believe In Magic?"

The Mamas and the Papas
A profile of the Mamas and the Papas, the folk-rock quartet who epitomized the West Coast sound of the Sixties with hits like "Monday Monday," "California Dreamin'," and "Creeque Alley."

Simon and Garfunkel
A profile of Paul Simon and Art Garnfukel, folk-rock's most successful duo of all time, responsible for taking the genre to new heights with hits like "The Boxer," "The Sounds of Silence," and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."

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