Brief Summary: The Beatles Impact On America

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Rylie Mong
Mrs. Dalrymple
English 11
9 February, 2018
The Beatles Impact on America George Harrison once said, “The thing about the Beatles is, they saved the world from boredom,”(Scotti). The Beatles were a band that almost everyone, in the 1960s, knew about. The Beatles took England by storm, and America shortly after. The Beatles positively impacted American music with their unique style and sound. ADD TO THIS In 1963, every household in England and most of Europe knew who the Beatles were. They regularly played sold out shows filled with obsessed teenagers. However, even though they were very popular in Europe, the United States had a harder time accepting them as a band. Eventually, a studio noticed them and the rest is history. Their
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Most artists at this time relied on the artistic ability of paid professionals, but the Beatles wanted to do it themselves. The Beatles wrote every song they sang together. They wanted to be able to express themselves, not anyone else. Their main goal was to create the loudest sound possible. Their fans thrived on the energy of these four men (Taich). As well as their song writing, they had a very extensive variety of genres and songs. The Beatles didn 't want to have a set genre or set type of song. They had a song for every type of day. They had heartbreak songs, songs for troubled teens and loners. The lyrics were relatable and the music felt like it was targeted at each individual for whatever they needed (Taich). The Beatles’ sense of style contained a sense of androgyny. The Beatles ' fans set up an expectation for the band to be cool. The band did not have a set style and was often one color and was easy to copy. The band often confused parents with their style, and especially their hair. Their hair was long and grown out. The look that they created gave off a cocky or mocking vibe (Taich). WHY IMPORTANT CONNECT TO…show more content…
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