When they broke up in 1970, all four members followed their own solo careers. They continued to have numerous successes, both outside and inside the music industry, with solidarity acts or becoming a famous peace activist. If John Lennon had not been murdered, he would probably have become an important political figure. To summarize, the Beatles changed pop music as we know it now. They are still an important influence of modern bands and they are recognized as the most successful group in the history of pop
Moreover, “ The Beatles” made a breakthrough in deferent regions such as music, film, literature, art, and fashion. Even after their career ended The Beatles made a big influence on the lifestyle and culture of several generations. The words of their songs and images passed on influential ideas of love, peace, and imagination and helped in breaking walls in the thoughts of the people, therefore making a big impact on music and human history . (internal preview) Now that we have a brief intro about who "The Beatles" are lets move on to more details.
The Beatles were one of the first artists to consider their albums more strongly, not thriving off of the success of key singles.10 Songs besides singles were not only filler, creating thematic songs that were consistently high quality, from beginning to end.11 Long before music videos’ popularity in the 1980s, The Beatles made full length films featuring their music, in essence being the first music videos. 12 They also pioneered the genre of Psychedelic Rock along with The Beach Boys, being some of the first to highly chart using guitar feedback and electronic effects within their music.13 It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of America’s young people began to play guitar and form bands from the influence of The Beatles, heightening the amount of garage rock bands forming in the US.14 “Beatlemania”, the term used to describe the intense fandom surrounding The Beatles, was clearly visible through their impact upon fashion.15 The hairstyle shared by each Beatle, the “mop-top”, was seen as messy and was often disdainfully looked upon by adults, yet it began to be widely imitated across youth.16 Their hair grew longer and longer, and other groups followed as longer hair became more socially accepted due to their influence.17 It is difficult to understand the extent to which The Beatles have affected us, transforming music, fashion, and culture in general.
It was the beginning of the end of the band’s career. Even though, musicians did not want to stop their work and planned to work on 2 great projects, one of which was the cartoon "Yellow Submarine". In 1968 they released their next album, but it was without any name, and the audience called it “a double-white album”, which took a special place in the career of The Beatles as it represented the first evidence of the band’s break up. The symptoms were seen not in songs, in particular, but in the way of their creation.
The song was not a hit of pop charts in the Great Britain and the United States of America, but became an anthem of American anti-war movement during 60’s and 70’s. There was nothing like a song which could crowds of people sing. Nothing strengthened the message and attitude of the protesting crowds than a simple song. "All we are same, just give peace a chance".
This hypothesis could also be substantiated by the sound dynamic from minute 2:00 to 2:15 where the heavy guitar distortion makes the electric guitar sound bouncy - psychedelic. These fifteen seconds might be an alternative offered by Hendrix to the violence that could have arisen from his cover song. In particular, these sounds could be a reference to the Hippie counterculture that developed as an anti-war movement during the sixties. The Hippie movement advocated peace, love, and, also, pleasure. They expressed their disagreement with politicians and society through their style, the music they listened to, their way of speaking and communicating, and the use of recreational drugs.
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.
As the population would later find out, The Beatles’ influence in America spread far beyond just the music. The Beatles presence in America provoked a social change through their music, media coverage, and influence on popular culture. The Beatles are by far the most well known for their music. Before coming to America, the four men had no idea what to expect- their albums had been doing well in Britain, but not as well as they had hoped. They thought that coming to America would prove to be a successful career move for their band.
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.
But, history books name the whole world with same age “Dark Age”. The rest of the world was not Christian. Therefore, no one can claim that the world was like Europe which even Europe was not that bad compared what they invented in arts, philosophy etc. Besides, Islam world had its Golden Age, as history books tell. Dark Age was between 6th and 14th centuries.
February 7th, 1964, The Beatles land at New York’s Kennedy Airport, and they were greeted by 3,000 screaming fans. Six days before that The Beatles had scored their first No. 1 in America with “I Want to Hold Your Hand”. Two days later The Beatles would make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. “ An estimated 73 million U.S. television viewers, or about 40 percent of the U.S. population, tuned in to watch”(History Top). But, what if “Beatlemania” never arrived to American soil.
Throughout the years lots of things have changed, people, languages, technology, and music, especially rock. Rock has made a big impact on the world, affecting the way we dress, talk and act. Although faces of rock have drastically changed in the last 60 years, there is one thing that will always be true, parents dislike the trendy rock bands. The 1950’s:
The Beatles had and continue to contribute to the development of rock and roll. There are many reasons why the Beatles are considered so essential to music and rock and roll history. The Beatles were different, a band that was completely unique for that era. Additionally, The Beatles have made many contributions to the development of Rock and Roll, they were a musical phenomenon that began the British invasion which untimely changed Britain and the entire world. Furthermore, the Beatles were largely responsible for the development and genre of Psychedelic rock and the rock ‘n ‘roll revolution, inspiring past, present and future artists.
In the last 60 years music has changed a great deal but while you were in the fallout shelter you missed out on one of the most influential music performers of all time and that is The Beatles. The Beatles took the America by storm when they arrived in 1964. With their influential stylings and their new sound on music everyone fell into “Beatle-Mania”. While you were in the fallout shelter you missed out on all the music that came about because of The Beatles, through their influence it brought forth a new way people saw rock and how many people interpreted it. One of America’s best musician and proclaimed as the “King of Rock” was influenced by The Beatles and that person was Elvis Presley(Biography).
When The Beatles originally came out with their first version of the “Yesterday, and Today” album it had a backlash from the public. Their original album cover artwork was nothing seen at the time, and a taboo concept behind it. The album had The Beatles dressed in doctor coats while holding baby dolls with their heads cut off covered in blood (ketchup) with slabs of meat on them. This was different from their other clean cut album covers that they had. The topics of the songs they were singing had also changed it was no longer just about love songs.