The term folk
music originated in the 19th century as a term for musical folklore.
It has been defined in several ways; as music transmitted by word of mouth, music of the lower classes, music with
no known composer. It has been contrasted with commercial and classical styles.
Since the middle of the 20th century the term has also been
used to describe a kind of popular music that is based on
traditional music. This music was performed by many popular artists, notably during the 50s and 60s
era. Folk music has had a major impact on musical history. Artists such as
Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, The Kingston Trio, Trini Lopez, The
Highwaymen, Simon and Garfunkle, Judy Collins and so many
more have made their mark on folk music. I have selected 20 songs I felt had a heavy influence on
the 60s decade. I hope you enjoy this latest jukebox as we listen to what has been termed as folk