John Lennon was a prominent singer/songwriter that founded the Beatles and impacted music like no other band before. This impact on music roused society in many ways during the 1960s. After WWII, there was an inflation in consumerism as people began to settle economically in the 1960s. As a result, the need for entertainment increased since people were able to afford entertainment without rationing or supporting the war. Moreover, as a result of the 1950’s, a period of social conservatism and conformity, the “Baby Boom” (1945-1964) produced 76 million babies that John Lennon and the Beatles would impact and, therefore, move emotionally. Despite the widespread geographical changes during this period, the demographical changes of society distinguish the 1960s from any other decade. During this time, Lennon inspired generations to
During the sixties, when The Beatles were first introduced to The United States; they were in a depression. Due to the wars, they did not have much to look forward to. However, that was until February 7, 1964 when The Beatles first came to The United States to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. Most people still did not know that much about The Beatles yet, they were a mystery to everyone. Therefore, everyone were in for a surprise two nights later when they performed. That night, over 40% of the United States tuned in to watch The Beatles perform (“The Beatles”): “Some say it was the night the second half of the 20th Century officially began,” (“When the
From almost the very start of the 1970’s people could infer that change was going to happen. “In April 1970 the Beatles broke up, in September Jimmy Hendrix died from mixing pills and alcohol,
February 9th, 1964: The Beatles took the world by storm by making their debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. The popular rock group included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They’ve changed the world with their music and became the best selling band in history. The Beatles are one of the most influential music groups impacting the world in more ways than one.
It wasn’t long after those tragic events that the Beatles appeared on the scene in Liverpool and what a phenomenon that was to be. British bands followed suit and proliferated. I am still a loyal Beatle fan and enjoyed The Kinks, The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, The Dave Clarke Five, The Animals, The Small Faces, The Who, and some other lesser-known bands such as
The Beatles and more specifically John Lennon had an immense impact on society throughout the 1960s to the 1980s. The Beatles affected society with their music by bringing about an age where experimentation with drugs, sex and hallucinogens (previously taboo) became the norm. They were also very popular amongst the new hippie counter culture as they too were anti-war and shared continuity with the ideals of the band. They served as examples and leaders not only to the hippies and other youth movements, but also to the youth of society in general. The Beatles and their music redefined the rules of society. They started new and innovative trends of experimentation with sex and started the idea of using drugs for recreation. They promoted peace and opened up capitalist society to the idea of socialism. These are all major themes which have forever altered the course of future societies and are themes that are still massive influences on our societal decisions today!
Before The Beatles became a band they were individual musicians all with people they looked up to and all with musicians they wanted to take certain traits form. Having four members of the band created a wide variety of influences on the band as a whole by combining the individual members pervious musical repertoire. Starting with George Harrison, his guitar work was influenced by American rockabilly music by Eddie Cochran and Carl Perkins that influenced the band’s songs throughout the years. He also incorporated the melodic lines and slight fills that both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton created. John Lennon was a huge fan of Elvis, his opinion implied that the there was no true music before Elvis’s time. He also brought The Beatles into considering the psychedelia and folk side of music. Many of the first songs The Beatles created were directly influenced by Buddy Holly with slight influences from Roy Orbison. They wanted to create a similar sound to Holly with their own spin on the genre. Paul McCartney’s songwriting was created to emulate the technique of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys.
Two of the biggest groups to separate themselves from the other bands of the 1960s were the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Each had their own style of rock ’n’ roll and their own way of creating new music. The Beatles had a very British pop style at the start, which morphed into their unique style of music as they blended and mixed it with different kinds of “world music.” The band worked together to write and develop their style, which was different from the Beach Boys “whose creative center was unquestionably one member of the group” (Starr & Waterman, 305) Brian Wilson. Through Wilson, the Beach Boys developed a surfin’ style of rock ’n’ roll and like the Beatles, Wilson liked to experiment with different instruments and effects to change their sound. Having the ability to play with their music like this meant that they needed an encouraging producer, like the Beatles producer George Martin, or they needed to be the producer, so Wilson took on the job.
“Thank you, thank you very much” is what Elvis used to say back in the day when he was the King of Rock and Roll. Although Elvis was a great singer parents did not want their kids to watch Elvis, because the older generation did not like Elvis, but the younger people thought he was very entertaining. Elvis had created Rock and Roll, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he earned 14 Grammy nominations, which makes my artist one of the best Rock and Roll singers of the 20th century.
Nirvana brought an introduction to a new type of music, Even though Nirvana lost their lead, they still continued to sustain their legacy in grunge music. They had a slow but steady rise to fame that came to a sudden and painful end. Winning many awards and impacting many people with the feel of grunge, Nirvana had lost many things alongside their journey. Nirvana ushered the age of grunge, won Grammy awards, and secured a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making them a band that blazed their own trail through the 20th century.
Hello everyone today I will speak to you about an English rock band who most of you have heard off, “The Beatles”. They were one of the biggest musical icons in history. The band consisted of 4 legends: John Lennon (guitar), George Harrison (guitar), Paul McCartney (bass) and Ringo Starr (drums).
Before this Beatles album was created mainstream pop music was not taken very seriously. Many people looked at mainstream pop as something that was silly and made only for teenagers. However, after this album was created it changed the way people looked at pop music. Along with the fact that this album changed pop music, it also spent 15 weeks at number one in the United States, and won four Grammys, including album of the year. I truly believe that without this album and without the Beatles pop and rock music would absolutely not be where it is today.
In the 1960s, the rock and roll music reached peak times. As we all know, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the Kinks were all fantastic rock and roll musicians who represented the top level of that times.
They performed the song “I want to hold your hand” to millions of people who were anxious to hear their unique style of music. Of course, The Beatles became an instant success in the USA. Not so long after their first performance of The Beatles they already had the five best selling records. Fitzgerald noted. “That never before had he seen one group record on at least four different labels and have five records in the top 100 best-sellers at the same time.” By the end of 1964 almost everyone not only in the USA but worldwide knew who The Beatles were. The reason their rock and roll was unique was because they did something out of the norm, they added melody to rock. The Beatles were also able to connect with many of their fans by putting out music with meaningful context. Their first songs seems to relate to love something that everyone was able to relate to one way or another. But this didn’t stay as their style of lyrics because later in their careers they began to make music which spoke on things happening in the world. Though the group decided to break up and do their own thing, as solo artists they still produced music that was meaningful to the
Throughout all of the world 's history, there have been several different conspiracy theories, from aliens helping our ancient ancestors build their amazing structures, to our government being the cause of 9/11. In the late Fall of 1969, a rumor started spreading around of the famous Beatles lead bass guitarist had actually died in a fiery car crash in the year of 1966. (Patterson Online) The fans of the beatles, referred to as “Beatlemaniacs” started picking through the albums after his rumored death and began to pick out clues that referenced it.