I was listening to a hard rock/heavy metal radio station and suddenly the glorious American
“In a country in which popular culture is extremely important, there’s nobody more important than The Beatles.” Steven Stark, a friend of The Beatles once said. The Beatles are not only the biggest band of their time, they are one of the biggest bands of all times. The Beatles did not just sing to sing, they sang to give hope to a generation, they set some of the highest standards in popular culture, they changed music forever, and they still manage to affect our generation today.
Many new music types such as disco, soft-rock, glitter rock, and heavy metal hitting the scene with new artists such as Ziggy Stardust. Rock, Pop, and the blues continued to be popular with new bands hitting the big time such as Led Zeppelin. The Jacksons, and Diana Ross dominated Disco, Rock was ruled over by Kansas, and Pink Floyd who each sold millions of records. The new music age was a foot, with kids, teenagers, and even adults loving the cutting-edge look and feel of the
February 9th, 1964: The Beatles took the world by storm by making their debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show”. The popular rock group included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They’ve changed the world with their music and became the best selling band in history. The Beatles are one of the most influential music groups impacting the world in more ways than one.
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. Although one should not do drugs due to the health hazards, the Stones made singing, dancing, and playing instruments look ridiculously easy while they were looped out of their minds on drugs.
The Beatles were an english band, famous for their unique music and hit songs they sang and wrote during the 60’s. The Beatles consist of 4 members John Lennon the lead vocals, Paul McCartney the bass guitarist, George Harrison the lead guitarist and Ringo Starr the drummer. The Beatles became the rock era of music and their fame started in 1963’s till they disbanded in 1970’s. The Beatles members were all born in Liverpool England. John Lennon was born on October 9th 1940 and died in New York on December 8th 1980. George Harrison the youngest of the members was born on February 25th in 1943 and died on November 29th 2001. Paul McCartney was born on June 18th 1942 and is still currently living. Finally the last member Ringo Starr was born
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. They started new and innovative trends of experimentation with sex and started the idea of using drugs for recreation. They promoted peace and opened up capitalist society to the idea of socialism. These are all major themes which have forever altered the course of future societies and are themes that are still massive influences on our societal decisions today!
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
The five members went to school together, were friends together and also decided to quit school together. Their school teacher Leonard Skinner who followed the guidelines set by the school demanded for each of the five members to get a haircut before they could return to school. The members refused and never returned to school. This tight-knit group practiced together continuously. Their lives intertwined with each other and they became a close-knit family. They had an unusual barroom swagger, but their distinctive style was the guitar. Not only did they love the guitar, but they introduced to the audience a triple-lead guitar sound.
while in England which are Eric Clapton, “The Beatles”, and “The Rolling Stones.” Once Jimi
They performed on day two of the Woodstock festival. They started at 10:30 in the morning on Saturday the 16th. They played for 95 minutes. Their equipment squashed the turnable stage. Then the rain started flooding the stage. The band kept playing until they were forced to come off the stage. It was a thunderstorm and they had to take the band off in fear of them being electrocuted. They finished around midnight because of all the breaks due to the thunderstorm. Their set was Influenced by Blues, Jazz, Country, Folk and of course Rock ‘N’ Roll, they used to stretch their compositions to incredible lengths, improvising solos and lyrics. Their songs got delayed because of the storm so there were long breaks between the song. Their end song was “Turn on your love light”.
Guns N’ Roses’ early career was strange, like any other rock n’ roll band. Guns N’Roses was a band that took a very short time to get together. There were many members involved when they first came together. They lost Tracii Guns who played guitar and Ole Beich who played bass. They gained Axl Rose, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, and Steven Adler (Phillips & Cogan, 2009).
Many great musicians who died before the 1960’s still have left a significant impact on the world. Their music resonates with us and even in the current artist who create music now. The new style of rock and roll changed the way we listen to music, influencing modern day generations to use the same rhythm and techniques. Their legacy is in the rock and roll hall of fame, making their death a tragedy. Not only using their genius abilities but personal life to bring emotion and meaning into their songs. But artist like Cecil Gant, Hank Williams, Danny Cedrone, Johnny Ace, Chuck Willis, Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Guitar Slim all lived and died in interesting ways. What caused these rock and
Van Halen stands true to this belief. The band came to fruition when in 1974 a group of college students in Pasadena, California, decided to make a band, drop out of school, and pursue their dreams of becoming a part of the music industry (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, n.d.). The band originally consisted of four members: Eddie Van Halen, who was the band’s guitarist, Alex Van Halen, Eddie’s brother and the band’s drummer, David Lee Roth, the lead vocalist, and Michael Anthony, the band’s bassist and harmony singer. The band would later end up signing a contract with Warner Bros., and changing its name, which had been Mammoth, to Van Halen, because another band with the name Mammoth already existed. (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, n.d.)It wasn’t until 1978 that the band received public attention with the release of their self-titled debut album (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum, n.d.), which quickly launched them onto a long
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).