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). 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.
They had no idea the impact their music had made in American charts. 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.
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
There are countless significant and meaningful songs that have been released between 1950 and the present day that it would be impossible to analyze each one of them. There are, however, a few ones that shine brighter than the rest. Artists such as The Beach Boys, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones have had such a huge impact on some people and society that they are still recognized to this day. It’s important to remember that songs are not just made to sound good for the listener. Songs carry a message that could sometimes have a huge influence and impression on people.
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. They were creating their famous albums, playing and enjoying unusual and unexpected music and sound effects.
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". On 15th of November 1969, half a million of people demonstrated against the war in Vietnam during the Moratorium march in Washington, D.C.. On Moratorium day, five hundred thousand of people gathered around the White House and they sung John Lennon’s new song "Give Peace A Chance", followed by chanting "Are you listening, Nixon?
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.
Constant fighting, numerous affairs, and divorces…would destroy most bands, but not Fleetwood Mac. Fleetwood Mac is a Rock and Roll band, but they didn’t start that way. One of their top selling albums was Rumours. They had many problems that led to them splitting up twice. Fleetwood struggled with many of their problems, but won a Platinum and Grammy award for their music, and got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, making Fleetwood Mac one of the most emotional and one one of the greatest bands of the 20th century.
Rock Genre Mutation When music from the 20th and 21st centuries comes to mind, many are immediately drawn to the genre of rock and roll. Rock and roll, which emerged in the 1950’s, was unlike any genre before it. It combines elements from several different existing genres such as country music and blues (“Tracing the History of Rock `n' Roll”). Rock instrumentals consist mainly of bass, drums and guitars. Its fast paced tempo, element of rebellion in its lyrics and music, and its popularity amongst young people created a music genre and a way of life that would change the music industry and society forever.
The music scene during the 1980s in England was filled with experimental, talented and popular artists such as Boy George, Pet Shop Boys and Men at Work. It was a decade filled with revolution and flair. Many artists wanted to express who they were through their music, whether it was punk, pop or rock. Among them was the iconic David Bowie who expressed his beliefs with the help of androgyny in his stage presence. Androgyny is being neither distinguishably masculine nor feminine, as in dress, appearance, or behavior.