Elvis Presley impersonators all over the world continue perform his songs so a younger generation can enjoy the music of Elvis Presley. Almost fifty years after his death, Elvis still influences artist. Following Presley is one of the very bands his influence helped create, The Beatles. The Beatles consisted of Paul McCartney, Ringo Star, John Lennon, and George Harrison. The Beatles first album, Please Please Me, released in 1963.
Formed in 1960, The Beatles were one of the most famous rock groups to this day. The Beatles consisted of four group members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. In the beginning, The Beatles were playing in clubs in Hamburg, Germany until they returned to Liverpool where they were noticed by Brian Epstein, their soon to be manager, in November of 1961. This sparked their decade long impact that they made on music from the 1960’s to today. The Beatles’ style was of significant importance to the evolution of music.
They started off being influenced by Chicago blues and have since interpreted the blues style into each song they've released. They were a band that was determined to move themselves before they worried about moving the crowd. (telegraph.co.uk) There was a lasting impression left on each generation of musicians that came after them. The Stones defined the attitude, style, and sound of Rock ‘n’ Roll, as well as the drug and sex characteristics that were established as Rock ‘n’ Rolls’ lesser half. Even while the Stones were high as a kite, they managed to tour for three straight years and perform nightly.
Elvis is also an actor in a bunch of old tv shows. Elvis received his guitar on his 11th birthday from his parents. Elvis’ first good music he wrote was in Humes high school in Memphis Tennessee. Elvis got famous because he could not only do rock,country, and gospel but he could also dance very well. He was actually one of the first music performers to be included into the rock n’ roll hall of fame.Elvis could play many instruments(ukulele and guitar.)
The Beatles and Their Impact The Beatles embodied the 60s, defining the fashion, the music and the overall pop culture that followed the decade. Fronting the British Invasion, their influence can be seen across the globe, especially changing the United States. The band went from a local phenomenon performing in their home of Liverpool, England to becoming the best-selling band in history, now with over 600 million records sold, sparking a musical revolution in the process.1,2 In 1957, at 17 years of age, John Lennon founded his band dubbed “The Quarry Men”, a group that played around Liverpool with no consistent members.3 After hearing 15 year old Paul McCartney playing guitar, John asked him to join the band, until eight months later, George
When Elvis was leaving for Maine, Portland he did not pack because of his depression (Peterson). On August 16, 1977 Elvis was found dead in his mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and at 3:30 he was announced dead at the age of 43 (Peterson, “Elvis”). Elvis had died from cardiac arrhythmia and later, the doctors found out that Elvis had taken ten drugs and four of them were toxic (Peterson). Elvis’ heart and liver were damaged from the years of the substances (Peterson). At Elvis Presley’s funeral there were 15,000 to 20,000 fans that were lined up from Graceland to the cemetery and later, there were about 50,000
Authentic rock and roll originated and emerged in the United States during the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. It branched off the musical stylings of gospel, blues, jazz country, and boogie. Numerous rock historians believe that rock music was one of the first music genres to define an age group. Famous artist during this time period include Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, and Johnny Cash. As time continued, rock music has brought us many familiar faces that nearly any music lover could recognize.
Music has been the blood of our pop culture since the first signs of sounds made by our cavemen ancestors. It had been a huge influence in our culture like our lifestyles, fashion, attitudes, and language. But one genre in music has created an impact in our history, especially the American history for it paved way to the Civil Rights movement. It was through combining African American and white music that created a spark in that movement, and without The King none of this spark would have ever light up in the first place. And this “King” is none other than, the king of rock and roll, Elvis Aron Presley.
Jimi Hendrix is such a prominent figure in American popular music that many books had been written about him and many movies had been made, attempting to recreate him. One such biopic that came out in 2014 is Jimi: All Is By My Side, directed by John Ridley. Instead of this biopic spanning Hendrix’s life, eventually ending with his death, Ridley took a different approach. Ridley focuses on the one year prior to Hendrix’s explosive performance at the 1967 Monterrey Pop Festival. This small but crucial period in Hendrix’s life is typically glazed over, but for this biopic, it is the central point.