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).
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", which became the first conceptual album in the history of rock music, where its form and content served to fulfill one idea. One of the most extraordinary songs from that album was "A Day In The Life". Recording it, musicians used a symphonic orchestra. The main secret of The Beatles was in their love for music.
It was the most popular group, and they mixed such concepts as music and culture. These two things started to work together. To separate music and culture was not available in that time. Even Aaron Copland said: “If you want to know about the Sixties, play the music of the Beatles.” The Beatles was not just a music band, it was the incarnation of ideal life, behavior.
Moreover, the two transitions between the three verses (0:52-1:10; 1:43-2:00) also prove compelling. First, the electric guitar has a high pitch sound and it is distorted thus generating a sound that feels almost chaotic. This combination of sounds may be a reference to the general confusion that people felt towards the outcome of the Vietnam War during the 1960s. Moreover, even though the instruments build up in intensity, it feels like they never truly unleash the frustration and anger that characterizes the lyrics; this choice could be an allusion to Hendrix 's anti-violence beliefs. Therefore, not discharging all the pent-up resentment could be his way of suggesting that violence is not - and will not - be the solution to anything, neither in a war nor in a song.
The invention of rock & roll was a collaborative effort, yet many music buffs trace its beginnings back to a singer, songwriter, and guitarist named Chuck Berry. Taking what he knew from the blues, big band, swing, country, and pop, Berry developed a style and sound that uniquely spoke to the experience of the American teenager, and that appealed to white as well as black audiences. And he remains, arguably, rock & roll's most influential figure. Among those who admit to having emulated his complex guitar riffs and quick, witty lyrics in their early days are some of the most prominent bands and artists of the past 50 years--including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen. Berry has spent a lifetime in the spotlight, but the spotlight has not always been kind to him.
As stated in the introduction, The Beatles didn’t emerge to popularity until the 1960s. The sixties were a time of rebellion and self-expression, especially among teenagers and young adults. Additionally, most families did not own a personal television until the sixties, this allowed entertainment industry to influence their audiences at home. Musicians now had to be appealing to their audience not just through their music, but now for their appearance.
When the electric guitar was first created, many people debated whether or not it was a “true” instrument, because it did not produce a pure, “authentic” musical sound. Country and jazz musicians, most especially Charlie Christian, a jazz soloist and the electric guitar 's first virtuoso player, defended the electric guitar, proving its louder sound and ability to compete with other melody instruments in ensemble
As John Lennon once said, “a dream you dream alone is just a dream, a dream you dream together is reality”(www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/beatles). Four men, George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Ringo Starr created The Beatles to get their memos of unity, love, jubilance, and emotion across to the world. The Beatles revolutionized Rock and Roll for everyone when they climbed their way to stardom. From some of their first songs: Love Me Do, Please Please Me, and Twist and Shout. To some of their major hits: All You Need Is Love, Eleanor Rigby, and Hey Jude.
The Vietnam War took place during the cold war era, which lasted many years and could be described as the clashing of two conflicting ideologies between the communist eastern countries and the capitalist western countries. The Americans aimed at stopping the spread of communism in Vietnam, based on the their policy of containment, which was set up to stop the spread of communism to any other country in the world. Many American citizens opposed the sending of their own troops to fight in a war that was not even theirs to lose. Many of the soldiers being sent to Vietnam were members of the youth, which led to increasingly rapid protest action amongst students, as well as the parents of the young men being conscripted. These American troops were being placed to fight in unfamiliar and harsh terrain – as the majority of Vietnam was overgrown with forests and dangerous wildlife - which negatively affected the Americans morale and diminishing their possibility of success in the war.
To understand the complexity and influence of Kanye West, one must grasp the context of the music industry at his arrival. Hip hop has become one of the most popular forms of music of the 21st century. Unfortunately, rapping was not always considered this beloved genre of music like it is today. In the 80s and 90s, hip hop had an extremely ardent fan base because many critics considered the genre as “gangsta” or “hood” music. This criticism emerged, “with the mainstream success of gangsta rap, where drugs, violence, and misogyny became more prominent” (Holly).
This band was known for its’ fusion of hard rock, punk rock, progressive rock, and funk rock. The song was composed by Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the band, and it was released on the album The Game in 1980. The band went out of their normal mixture of harder rock music, and sang a song that had more of a Rockabilly sound. This was a very unusual song for the band because no other song performed by the band included this type of sound. When performing this song, Queen transitioned through three guitars, acoustic and electric, played by two different people.
In that article, the reader gets to understand how blues and jazz impacted the rock’n’roll world and created the type of music the Beatles would become famous for producing. This article would talk about the upbringing of rock’n’roll music to the United Kingdom by the way of people brining back records from the United States on trips. This was similar to the Beatles going on tour in Hamburg then coming back to Liverpool with better unheard of rock’n’roll music. People would leave for the United States and come back with this music people in the UK were not exposed to thus giving the UK population exposure through imported music. I believe that the article on Paul McCartney’s upbringing is the least like this article because it just tells the story of Paul McCartney and the creation of the band from his point of view.
Their first album was called Anthem of the sun. One of their early band names was Mother McCree 's Uptown Jug Champions, a string band that played blues, folk and good-time music. By may 1965 they renamed themselves the Warlocks and took a more electric approach. Then they found that there was already a band named the warlocks, and called themselves the grateful dead.
Born in New York, Danny’s career began in 1940’s, and later formed a group called The Esquire Boys. Playing lead guitar on Rock the Joint, he used his jazz side to produce one of the best solos of the recording. Later Cedrone rejoined with Hailey’s group in 1954 to record Rock Around the Clock. Sadly, after his death the hit record would then reach number one which would of flew his career
The Vietnam War drastically changed how Americans viewed their country. The US emerged from World War II as a world superpower and as a country where patriotism meant serving one’s country and following authority’s orders. However, in the 1960s, the discontent of many minority groups who believed that the “American Dream” was only obtainable by a select few, led to many social changes in the US. This discontent also fueled the many individuals who questioned what the US was doing fighting communism on the other side of the world. The Vietnam War divided American society at home on their views on national pride, police protection and justice, and trust in the US government, and also changed Americans view of their countries nobility.