The Beatles contribution to changing American culture is endless. But the Beatles appearance in America really changed our music,style, and arts. Without the Beatles we would still be stuck in the 50s with greased hair, Buddy Holly, and cartoon bears stealing picnic baskets. A reporter once asked “How long do you think Beatlemania will last?” And John Lennon answered with, “ As long as you all keep coming.” And sometime later we are still following in their
singles and six LPs, adding up to 25 million Beatles records sold in total in America that year alone. What started “Beatlemania” or the world-wide Hysteria was not only due to the fab fours charm or good looks, but they connected with the American fans in a much deeper way. “The relationship the Beatles had with their U.S. audience transcends any individual song, album or even the effect they had on entire musical subgenres. According to Wald, their entrance into America represents a crucial transition in the development of American musical pop culture: Americans began to prefer dancing to recorded music instead of live bands, and the term "rock 'n' roll" was no longer synonymous with dance
It all started in Liverpool, England in 1957 with four men named John, Paul, Ringo and George. The Beatles started out by playing in local bars and cellars when they were discovered by a music entrepreneur named Brian Epstein in November 1961. It wasn’t until 1963 when Beatlemania began, an intense hysteria from the rock band’s fans. The Beatles were everywhere, from their music to their fashion and the Beatlemania “epidemic” would shortly thereafter infect America and the rest of the world. The Beatles have made a lasting impact on fashion, music industry and modern culture, making them the most successful and influential bands of all time.
The Beatles were formed in Liverpool during the 1960s. In this decade the society and the culture was changing and the Beatles had a rebellious image that the English youth liked. But later, they reached the biggest musical success of modern history in the world, in just a few years. Many social movements would have not done if The Beatles had not played songs against the war. They became in the most important influence in the sixties, both in music and in society.
John Lennon is known worldwide for being the lead singer of one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but something that he is almost equally known for is his revolutionary ideals for the sake of world peace. From the day he was born and until the day of his assassination, his whole life revolved around challenging the status quo. Maybe some people saw him as being just another straggly hippie, but many people viewed him as an adored legend that made a positive impact on society.
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.
The Beatles can easily be considered a microcosm of the 60’s in a multitude of ways. First and foremost, they were a band in which all members were vital to the production of the music of the band as a whole; therefore, they needed each other to survive as a band. During the dark times in America after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the young people of America also felt that they needed each other to survive. They also performed music that was very stylistically different from what the teenagers of the 60’s were used to hearing. Their tune tended to be more upbeat, and spoke to their happy side. In many ways, it inspired the teens of this generation to march to their own beat. Because of the fact that each of the five members of the band had a distinct personality yet was still vital to the band, every fan
When anyone says, British Invasion, the mind instantly jumps to music. And more often than not, one band in particular pops into mind. Maybe The Who, singing My Generation pops into mind. However, more often than not, it is The Beatles that come to mind. (too many come to mind?) The Beatles are the main cause of the British invasion. The Beatles tried for many years to gain the support and recognition of the American public, but to no avail. In 1963, The Beatles released a single, trying to get onto the American charts, but it ended up only gaining popularity in England. But on November 22, 1963, the unthinkable happens, and president John F. Kennedy was shot and
Beatles started off playing at local clubs after a couple of years as they were building up their An English band from Liverpool, England formally known as “The Beatles” was formed in 1960’s. The reputation, one of the band member suffered a tragic death; eventually The Beatles ended up breaking up in 1970.The Beatles started building their career at local clubs in Hamburg, West Germany where they gained most of their popularity and led to their first recording single. Brian Epstein (became The Beatles manager in December 1961) helped polish the groups appearance; attired them in dapper collarless gray suits. Epstein made them appear more accessible than menacing leathers they use to wear. Stuart Sutcliffe (the bassist) left the band to pursue his career as an artist; less than year after he left, he died of a brain hemorrhage. The Beatles music stood the world of pop culture setting the musical agenda for the remainder of the decade. Beatles charted 20 number one singles in the states;
Their musical choice in all of their songs have influenced not only the assorted group of bands, but our culture as a whole. Without the inspiration of the Beatles unusual style rock and roll music would be entirely different, our society would be different. To think in one of the most consequential and disquiet decades, among the myriad of other music groups, four guys from Liverpool played, sang and changed the
Recently the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first concert of the four Beatles. There was something mysterious, extraordinary, and unusual about the Beatles –they were so famous during 7 years and disappeared unexpectedly. Nearly every person in the world recalls the name of this famous group if he/she just hears a simple word “yesterday”. The song “Yesterday” brings us back to the period of a great fame of British band The Beatles, which won hearts of millions of people. This song is still popular all over the world and awakens different memories, connected with these great singers. Anyway, there are many theories and points of view how they got their popularity, and why they finished their career.
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?
Why the Beatles brought change to the the wolrd? Three words : love of music. They just followed their passion and wanted to show the world what they were capable of. Like Paul said :
The Beatles released 13 albums in only 7 years. There’s no denying that the beatles changed the music industry from the way album appears, to writing their own music, to recording techniques. The Early Members of the Beatles included Pete Best,
The Beats and the gays managed to challange the beliefs of that period. As they became a sensation, they managed to shake the ambience of a dull period, started a movement that spread through the country and later on inspiered a new generation . It was the Beat writers who managed to stimulate the need to stand out, to be vocal about your needs and fight for what you believe.