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
Radio and Television 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.
Before when The Beatles where still fairly new in the United States the media portrayed them as clean cut British guys who made good music. The medias eye had always been specifically on Paul and John for being the front men of the band, and the media loved them. Towards the end of the 60 's the media started to develop a different view on Paul and John. When Paul was caught with half a pound of Marijuana and sent to jail the media took this event as an opportunity to diminished the image of Paul by basically depicting him of being just a drugged up musician. John on the other hand was being spied on by the FBI. The reason he was being spied on was because John Lennon apparently had contact with anti-war activist. President Nixon did not approve
Song writers all over were moved to write some of the most well known songs. Such as War by Edwin Starr, which if it is not obvious enough is about the cruelty, harm and the unknown reason for the war. As Edwin Starr clearly says in his song; “War, what is it good for.... Cause it means destruction of innocent lives.” people knew whether you were against the war people were dying.
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
In other words, they changed popular culture. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame puts it this way: “They literally stood the world of pop culture on its head, setting the musical agenda for the remainder of the decade” (“The Beatles”). There is nobody more important than The Beatles when it comes to popular culture (“The Beatles”). The Beatles changed fashion; in hope to be like the band, boys started growing their hair out, purchasing cheap suits, and buying boots just like The Beatles. The sixties were about personal liberation, with this in mind, The Beatles had perfected a soundtrack to go with that.
The Beatles have been revolutionizing music since the time they wrote their first song to the modern sound of the twenty first century. “Through ceaseless inventiveness, The Beatles set musical trends that are still being followed,” (Dempsey). Bands, like Oasis, have credited The Beatles to impacting several of their songs. By being the most successful songwriters of their age, it is no surprise that their style is influencing music to this extent. The Beatles have become one of the most influential bands through their musical innovation.
The song sketched the career of the green beret, one of America’s best (James pg 135). Sadlers song is one of many pro-war songs within the Rock n Roll genre of music. Rock was huge in the socio cultural uproar of the Vietnam War through anti-war music and pro war music 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.
In an odd way, these two actually relate to each other. The article described a firsthand experience of one person during the protests. The song relates to the article by how all protesters think, “Why are you we in this mess?” As bombs go off on schools and houses, student veterans spoke out. In the song, it repeats, “We
“Music has always been both a barometer measuring and responding to society's problems and possibilities, and the twentieth century was a period that witnessed the emergence of a diverse range of musical styles and genres, each seemingly in reaction to the dominant sociopolitical concerns of the day” (Morgan). Presley, Dylan, and Joplin had the greatest influence on American culture in the 1960’s.
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.
When thinking of icons of Rock n’ Roll, many would think of the Beatles. The Beatles took the world by storm during 1960s. The story of the Beatles began when Paul McCartney and John Lennon met in 1957 in Liverpool, England. The pair then started to compose songs together and slowly added more musicians to their duo. From then to 1959, the band of musicians under various different names that included Johnny & the Moondogs, The Quarrymen, and the Silver Beatles.
I) Introduction: 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).