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Psychedelic rock
Liquid Oil Projection.jpg
Liquid oil projections: a popular visual accompaniment for live psychedelic rock performances.
Stylistic origins
Cultural origins Mid 1960s, United States and United Kingdom
Typical instruments
Derivative forms
  • Acid rock
Fusion genres
Regional scenes
  • Turkey
  • Australia
  • Latin America
  • New Zealand
Local scenes
  • Canterbury scene
  • San Francisco Sound
Other topics

Psychedelic rock is a style of rock music. It was very popular in the 1960s when it started, and still has many fans today. It was first made in San Francisco, but it also was made in other cities such as New York City, and in other countries including England.

Psychedelic rock songs sometimes have lyrics describing the effects of drugs, if any words at all. Songs were sometimes very long (10-15 minutes), and much of this time might be taken up by a solo, like a drum solo or a guitar solo. Some major groups that made psychedelic rock included: The Beatles, The Doors, The Byrds, The Grateful Dead, The Who, Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa and The Animals.

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