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"The Heartbeats" are now recognised as one of Kent’s premier ‘Fifties / Sixties’ bands. "The Heartbeats" continue to go from strength to strength, entertaining audiences of all ages with their renditions of classic numbers, as well as a few of the lesser played, but instantly recognisable, tunes that are synonymous to an era of fabulous music and melody.

Their 'La Bamba' finale defies anyone in

the audience to remain seated!

The music of the '50s

The 1950's were a time of changes and the music of the decade both reflected the cultural changes that were happening while still holding on to the societal norms of the past. Following the detrimental effects of World War II, the United States was about to embark on a musical journey that would change the face of music for decades to come. We saw the rise of rock 'n' roll while other music genres clung on - whichever way you look at '50s music from both sides of the Atlantic - this decade was a time of innovation that helped to influence everything that we listen to on the radio today.

The music of the '60s

The 1960's were a time of upheaval in society, fashion, attitudes and especially music. Before 1963, the music of the sixties still reflected the sound, style and beliefs of the previous decade and many of the hit records were by artists who had found mainstream success in the 1950s, like Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Dion and The Everly Brothers. In 1963 and the years to follow, a number of social influences changed what popular music was and gave birth to the diversity that we experience with music today. The '60s was also the decade of the "British Invasion", when our bands found great success in the US.