The Beatles Influence On Music

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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. Keno states: “They not only changed how music was written, put out and sounded, but helped to lead the baby boomers to social change and the rebellion against the establishment” (Keno’s Classic Rock n Roll Web Site). During the 1960’s, rock bands usually only did cover songs. However, The Beatles changed that. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote their first single “Love Me Do”/”P.S. I Love You” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXDgn4OTnjU) which was the dawn of a new era. Also, because of one of their former bass guitarist, Stu Sutcliffe, who…show more content…
One of the groups would be Nirvana. Dave Grohl, the drummer of Nirvana, stated: “When I was young, that’s how I learned how to play music – I had a guitar and a Beatles songbook. I would listen to the records and play along. Of course, it didn’t sound like the Beatles, but it got me to understand song structure and melody and harmony and arrangement. So, I never had a teacher – I just had these Beatles records” (Mastropolo). Even Kurt Cobain, the lead singer of Nirvana, was inspired by The Beatles. Grohl claimed that Kurt Cobain loved the Beatles because they sounded simple but they were not easy to play (Mastropolo). In conclusion, the Beatles were definitely one of the greatest artists to ever become a part of the music industry and history. They had a huge impact that left their influence on everyone it touched, even to this

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