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  1. The mid-1960s saw the 'mod' fad, which had been popular in Britain, come and go. Most of the Australian acts of the 1960s were influenced by the British acts, which were more common and thus more exposable, than the American acts and so most of the Australian songs of the decade were recorded in British styles of music.

  2. He argued that the hard mods were attracted to ska because it was a secret, underground, non-commercialised music that was disseminated through informal channels such as house parties and clubs. [42] By the end of the 1960s, the hard mods had become known as skinheads , [43] who, in their early days, would be known for the same love of soul ...

  3. Ska- a music genre that originated in Jamaica in the late 50s and was the precursor to rocksteady and reggae Ska combined elements of Carribbena mento and calypso with american jazz and rhythm and blues characterized by a walking bass line accented with rhythms on the upbeat In the early 1960s ska was the dominant music genre of Jamaica

  4. In the 1960s the popularity of Mento began to decline as people were influenced by R&B music from the USA, played on radio stations. Across Jamaica musicians and singers began to cover these songs ...

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