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. The Beatles remain one of, if not the most, influential band in
Americans seemed to think very highly of European music even considered it the "real culture" of music. After the Beatles released the albums of Rubber Soul and Revolver was when they began their musical transition and started exploring different areas of music. “On these albums the group moved away from simplicity, experimenting with electronic effects and added instruments in the studio, moving in all kinds of stylistic directions” (GAMMOND 46). On the Beatles first album was a song called “There’s a place” and it was one of there simpler songs compared to “Yellow submarine” on their later album “Revolver”. The whole musical structure between these songs is completely different.
Per John Lennon of The Beatles, Presley influenced him to take up music. In, The Beatles Anthology, Lennon is quoted “When I heard Heartbreak Hotel, it was the end for me. Once I heard it and got into it, that was life, there was no other thing. I thought of nothing else but rock 'n' roll" (11). Elvis Presley impersonators all over the world continue perform his songs so a younger generation can enjoy the music of Elvis Presley.
The “Rolling Stones”, the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World”, or the “Stones” are all names of which the influential bad boys of Rock ‘n’ Roll go by. The well deserved and hardly argued title of the “Greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll Band in the World” was first bestowed upon them in the 1960s. Although there were other Rock ‘n’ Roll bands rising to fame at this time, almost simultaneously, the Rolling Stones graciously accepted the title and carried it to the top along with them, taking no breaks from the spotlight. The Rolling Stones left a lasting impression on the music industry as well as on most, if not all, of the people that have had the pleasure of enjoying their music, including myself. I was first captivated by the Stones as a kid
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.
Buddy Holly Introduction Buddy Holly changed Rock and Roll in his own way. He accomplished many things in his life and learned to sway the crowd. Buddy had a huge impact on people for such a short life, created his own style on his guitar, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making him one of the most creative singer of the 20th century. Buddy Gains His Interest Holly gain interest in music at a young age. “We owe it all to Elvis,” that was the quote that Holly said after doing an opener show.
“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” This quote summarizes the fulfilling life and controversial legacy of Richard Wagner. He was one of the most exciting composers of his time. He was extremely confident in himself which allowed him to write some controversial works later in his life. Unlike many composers, he had no major interest in music until he was almost 16 years old. He should be studied in all music classes because of his complex and amazing operas, and his new way of composing music.
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley was one of the most successful recording artists of all time, winner of numerous awards, including three Grammy awards. Elvis had an indescribable cultural impact, according to Rolling Stone Magazine: “It was Elvis who made rock’n’roll the international language of pop” Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi, the son of Gladys Love and Vernon Elvis Presley, both Mississippi born. Elvis was supposed to be a twin but his brother was announced stillborn. Although a boy was raised in love, because of the lack of the money, a family had to move from place to place quite often. With parents Presley attended the Assembly of God Church where gospel music left its imprint on him.
The 1950’s was a moment in American history when rock and roll was about to turn everything upside down in American culture. Every week hundreds of singles were being released by record companies. Grease is a musical based on the transformation from the 1950’s to the 1960’s not caring about repression and tradition and living for freedom and adventure. Grease was inspired by the success of Hair and shows like it, that revealed great cultural truths about America
They became very significant in the United States during February of 1964 after their single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” appeared on Billboards Top Forty chart. John Lennon once said that without the musical works of Elvis Presley and others alike, “there would have not been The Beatles.” The Beatles are the number one selling music artist of all time, selling a miraculous 260 million copies. “Beatlemania” is a term used to describe the intense fandom that The Beatles had from the beginning of their careers that continued past the bands initial