The Beatles first album, Please Please Me, released in 1963. A year later, in 1964, The Beatles preformed on The Ed Sullivan Show. With a record number of people tuning in to see the band on television, Beatlemania began. The band would go on to have twenty-seven number one hits throughout their musical career. Much like Elvis Presley, The Beatles also made the transition between music and
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.
Holly was inspired by this and learned many ways to sway the crowd and get them to fall in love with his entertaining music. They got a contract in Nashville for Decca, after they performed on the local radio station KDVA. They also released several songs as Holly in the Hills before their contract (Romanowski & George-Warren, 2001). The bands start took a little longer than they expected, but they were happy when they got their start. The band had to think of a name before they got their break.
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
On January 8th, 1935 one of the greatest influences to pop and country was born. Elvis Aaron Presley changed the way people heard and saw music through his songs and the way he performed them. Elvis’ music was stunning, he had eighteen American No. 1s and hundreds of gold records from around the world. He brought a way of performing that people had never experienced before, he was electrifying when he performed on stage.
A while later Armstrong left Oliver’s band and began to play for a couple of different organizations. Louis played in orchestras, a few other jazz bands, and occasionally in church. All of these experiences allowed him to develop an amazing trademark sound for himself. The popularity Armstrong was receiving was so extravagant that in the mid and late twenties, he began creating records with a couple different bands throughout the different times he would participate in them. The next step Louis took in his climb to fame was to create his own band soon named the Hot Five.
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
His singular style of play brought joy to millions, and has likewise led to the spread of cultural acceptance mentality that is present in his songs. Dave Matthews was an exceptional player who brought something fresh to the table where the music industry was dominated by rap and grime music. His music, instead of containing lyrics that hold contempt for others, preached acceptance of all polishes. Matthews was also an incredible success with successful multiple visits and a great fan base that allowed Matthews to achieve four platinum albums, and one independent album gold. The music of Dave Matthews preaches acceptance of cultures, and I think Matthews intends to shift the point of persuasion of people about different cultures through his speech.
Their musical choice in all of their songs have influenced not only the assorted group of bands, but our culture as a whole. Without the inspiration of the Beatles unusual style rock and roll music would be entirely different, our society would be different. To think in one of the most consequential and disquiet decades, among the myriad of other music groups, four guys from Liverpool played, sang and changed the
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