Do you know a Rock and Roll legend behind the scenes? Throughout Elvis Presley’s career, he made a legendary accomplishment in American history. He is known as “King of Rock and Roll”; he influenced the society with magnificent morals. Elvis’ performances brought enjoyment and excitement to American culture. He brought both races together. However, Elvis has a historic value behind his life during the Civil Rights movement. He brought African American and White music together. During Elvis’ life, he impacted mainly in American society. Elvis Presley” the King of Rock and Roll” was a remarkable and influential musical artist of the 20th century.
“In a country in which popular culture is extremely important, there’s nobody more important than The Beatles.” Steven Stark, a friend of The Beatles once said. The Beatles are not only the biggest band of their time, they are one of the biggest bands of all times. The Beatles did not just sing to sing, they sang to give hope to a generation, they set some of the highest standards in popular culture, they changed music forever, and they still manage to affect our generation today.
The music of the 1960s and 1970s definitely had an impact on culture and society in the United States. Protest music, specifically, brought ideas, as well as problems, to the attention of many Americans. Radio stations across the nation were a big part of the spread of protest music. Radio experienced a boom after World War II. Stations started appearing all over, which meant more people could be reached. The messages written in popularized protest songs were heard over the radio by people who otherwise may not have gotten the chance to hear the artists.
The Beatles were considered political activists by using their music as a way to talk about issues happening in the real world at that time. The Beatles “were the first to really legitimize popular music as a form of political expression, and through this expression inspired political activity and participation amongst those who consumed their music; young people,”
The 1960’s shattered American and world politics with the assassination of Kennedy. I was lying on the floor in the lounge in Burton Street when the news came across the radio. We were stunned. Kennedy was such a good guy! Why this despicable act?
Elvis Presley once said, “I never expected to be anybody important.” Elvis was a famous actor and singer who became one of the biggest names of Rock ‘n’ Roll. He filmed and sang many movies and songs that were popular among the two conflicting races. Presley gained popularity especially with the teenage generation. From being nothing to being a huge impact on culture across the world, reaching out to both African American and American lives and changing the music industry forever, Elvis Presley is truly a great american.
The band consisted of John Lennon (1940–1980), Paul McCartney (b. 1942), George Harrison (1943–2001), and Ringo Starr (b. 1940) (Source 2). However, John Lennon was the most rebellious and politically active out of all the members of the group and he used the influence of his fame and music to be incredibly involved in political activism. He and his wife Yoko Ono were in what seemed to be a constant state of protest to the war which was also highly influential on society as their protests were seen by all. John
It all started in Liverpool in 1960 when four men came together to create the iconic band, The Beatles. The English rock band members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were able to create timeless music that still continues to influence artists even years after the end of the group’s time. Not only did they surpassed every limit that was reached before them, they left a mark on the music industry that most artist can only hope they achieve. They changed the way music itself was created and the way it was presented to people listening all over the world. There are few artists in the world that have been able to have the success The Beatles did, their musical achievements truly were one of a kind
Throughout history there are many characters who stood out for their great skills in music as Beethoven, Chopin, Mozart, Bach, and Vivaldi. The Beatles are considered as one of the most important and influential groups of all times. Even 40 years after they disbanded, they are still current reference in the music scene, and influence new artist that see them like role models to follow. It is fair to say that there are not many artists that have not been influenced by the Beatles. There were a group of factors which helped the Beatles get popular in a short time. The Beatles were lucky enough to have perfect timing with different world events; there was an exponential demographic growth after the World War II. The 60s were a decade marked by the rebellion against the system, drug use and search for liberty. The Beatles are
According to some, John Lennon 's assassination was considered just as devastating as the deaths of Martin Luther King Jr. and John F. Kennedy (Feeney 1). John Lennon use to be a member of the very popular and impactful band, the Beatles. Most considered Lennon the intellectual and outspoken Beatle and this resulted in hate from some people (History.com 1). Days before the shooting, Chapman told his wife he had been obsessed with killing Lennon. He showed her the gun and bullets, but she did not tell the police what Chapman planned on doing. On the day of the shooting Chapman met Lennon outside of the hotel Lennon was staying at, he even shook hands with his son and got him to sign his copy of Catcher in the Rye. While meeting Lennon Chapman was too starstruck to pull the trigger and waited hours outside the hotel for Lennon to return that night. The assassination of John Lennon was unjust because he was an innocent musician who was killed by a mentally unstable man; however some believe that because of his outspoken personality he deserved the animosity he received (History.com 1).
“Born in New York City, on December 12, 1745, John Jay spent his childhood in nearby Rye,
“Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom,” John Adams. President Adams was instrumental in gaining the independence of the United States of America. John Adams, father of John Quincy Adams, was born in Quincy, Massachusetts, and was the oldest of three sons. Adams graduated from Harvard College in 1755. He was to become a spiritual leader in his community. After starting a career in law, John rose as a figure in the American Revolution. With the influence of John Adams, the USA gained freedom from Great Britain in 1776. Adams helped negotiate the Treaty of Paris (1783). He showed his patriotism as a delegate in the Continental Congress by introducing his federalist ideas and persuading the other delegates. Because John Adams valued independence and possessed righteousness and leadership he had a major impact on American history.
George Harrison: The idealistic. He had faith in a perfect world that never materialized. Between every one of the individuals from the band, Harrison was the most masterfully subdued despite the fact that his optimism roused the majority of their music.
The Beatles were undoubtedly one of the best song composers of the twentieth century. Their countless number of hits have motivated and inspired millions of songwriters and fans all throughout the world. “Hey Jude” is certainly one of their most popular songs of all time. Not only has the track been recognized as one of the Beatles’ greatest songs of all time, but has been influential enough to be classified as an anthem. What was is about “Hey Jude” that was so captivating, and influential in rock and roll history?
One of the greatest leaders that greatly impacted society and still influences culture today is Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was an advocate for peaceful resistance, he believed in standing up against injustices with peace. On the contrary, there is another great author who impacted society with his literature, and his name is Henry David Thoreau. Henry Thoreau believed in a much different manner of resisting in society. He believed in nonconforming and breaking the law. His literature greatly impacted how society views nonconformity today. Gandhi and Thoreau have many similarities and differences about the way things in society should run, and how the government should govern.