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 …show more content…
Before The Beatles became a band they were individual musicians all with people they looked up to and all with musicians they wanted to take certain traits form. Having four members of the band created a wide variety of influences on the band as a whole by combining the individual members pervious musical repertoire. Starting with George Harrison, his guitar work was influenced by American rockabilly music by Eddie Cochran and Carl Perkins that influenced the band’s songs throughout the years. He also incorporated the melodic lines and slight fills that both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton created. John Lennon was a huge fan of Elvis, his opinion implied that the there was no true music before Elvis’s time. He also brought The Beatles into considering the psychedelia and folk side of music. Many of the first songs The Beatles created were directly influenced by Buddy Holly with slight influences from Roy Orbison. They wanted to create a similar sound to Holly with their own spin on the genre. Paul McCartney’s songwriting was created to emulate the technique of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys. …show more content…
They changed the world of music repeatedly throughout their time together. They created the version of music videos we now have today, before they were short film performances of songs or original settings of songs that ended up in movies. The Beatles created the merge of the two creating the modern day version of music videos. Before The Beatles, an artist would release single songs one after the other and then after all the songs were all released a long-playing album would be released. The Beatles however were the first people to keep an entire album unheard until the release day and then expose it as a complete album. They did this with their “Sgt. Pepper” album in June 1967 and that is now why artists put out a single or two and then released their entire album a little further in the future. Before, musicians would preform their music for smaller groups of people between the sizes of 1,000 to 10,000 in things like theaters, amphitheaters, and auditoriums. The Beatles for the first time had the idea to make their show incredibly larder and preform in a stadium full of 55,000 fans. This was the first time anyone has every played a show that large and it is now why the biggest artist preform for huge numbers of people today. Their studios techniques were some evolutionary in the music industry “The Beatles either pioneered or popularized Artificial Double Tracking (ADT), back masking, tuned
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The "British Invasion" is the name awarded to the time in the 1960's, when many British rock bands and pop artists attained mainstream success in the US and worldwide. Many of these bands started out covering American songs and showcasing an American Rock and R&B influence in their music. As these groups gained popularity, lots of them explored new music territory and created their own unique sounds. The band that comes to the front of the mind when the of the British Invasion is mentioned is The Beatles, who first came onto the American music scene in 1963, but attained widespread popularity in 1964 after their appearence on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Beatles were a force to be reconed with on the worldwide music charts from that point until
Elvis also had effect on other famous musicians. For example: The Beatles and Johnny Cash. Some people even question whether the Beatles would be famous if it wasn’t Elvis’s influence. John Lennon, of the Beatles, once said, “Before Elvis, there was nothing,” (“Musician Guide”).
The teenagers made up the biggest portion of the Beatles fan base but that didn’t stop the older and younger generation getting on board as well. One of the ways to appeal to a very young audience was to meet them on their level and so they approved the production of a weekly animated series that would feature their music. Also that is much forgetting was their other Beatles cartoon that ran in the late 60s. They were also the first pop music cartoon it was probably the first cartoon based on real life
Two of the biggest groups to separate themselves from the other bands of the 1960s were the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Each had their own style of rock ’n’ roll and their own way of creating new music. The Beatles had a very British pop style at the start, which morphed into their unique style of music as they blended and mixed it with different kinds of “world music.” The band worked together to write and develop their style, which was different from the Beach Boys “whose creative center was unquestionably one member of the group” (Starr & Waterman, 305) Brian Wilson. Through Wilson, the Beach Boys developed a surfin’ style of rock ’n’ roll and like the Beatles, Wilson liked to experiment with different instruments and effects to change their sound.
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.
The British Invasion in American music would not have been as prominent without The Beatles, who paved the way for other British groups to come to America and be successful. The 1950’s rock and roll artist like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, and others, influenced many British groups during the early 1960’s, but in America in the early 1960’s folk music was the popular choice of music. The popularity of folk music was due in large part to what was going on in American society with the civil rights movement, JFK assassination and the Vietnam War and folk music spoke to what was going on in America. The British Invasion ended the popularity of folk music in 1964 with The Beatles and other British groups.
During the sixties, when The Beatles were first introduced to The United States; they were in a depression. Due to the wars, they did not have much to look forward to. However, that was until February 7, 1964 when The Beatles first came to The United States to perform on The Ed Sullivan Show. Most people still did not know that much about The Beatles yet, they were a mystery to everyone. Therefore, everyone were in for a surprise two nights later when they performed.
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. The words of their songs and images passed on influential ideas of love, peace, and imagination and helped in breaking walls in the thoughts of the people, therefore making a big impact on music and human history . (internal preview) Now that we have a brief intro about who "The Beatles" are lets move on to more details.
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.
Janis Joplin was one of the first woman rock singer who used blues to inspire her music and put her on the same playing field as men in the 60s. The Beatles had many influences of music, including Bob Dylan's music, but they also created their own unique music that was different from song to song. In "A Day in the Life", The Beatles created a crazy dissonant sound that really hasn't been heard up until the 60s, that's actually quite creepy. Then they bring back calm in the song by playing the consonant chord to make you feel like you didn't jump off the cliff, so to speak. These were new innovations in rock that made a difference in American rock in the
UK rock 1960s: The Beatles from Merseybeat onwards. The essay will describe the key musical and stylistic features of the Rock genre during the 1960s with the ‘Merseybeat’ genre as the foundation of 60s rock. The essay will set out why the Beatles and the social phenomenon of the “British invasion” are crucial to development of the emergence and reception of Anglo-American Rock music during the 1960s.
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.
Hail the human race, but I never knew a person can gyrate their body part of their body with such vigor and dedication such as I see today. I doubt if whether Elvis Presley were to wake up today he would do a gig with Justin Bieber or Shakira and go home celebrating how they fired up the place. Or would he go home complaining how the song lacked harmony, or they were too synthetic or lacked a particular instrument? I don’t for a second doubt whether The Beatles and Lady Gaga would find common ground when it comes to rebellion and controversy, but would share the same platform. Disappointingly, this new crop of musician will always find a way to get inspired by a Diana Ross, a Michael Jackson, or an Elvis Presley.