Rylie Mong Mrs. Dalrymple English 11 9 February, 2018 The Beatles Impact on America George Harrison once said, “The thing about the Beatles is, they saved the world from boredom,”(Scotti). The Beatles were a band that almost everyone, in the 1960s, knew about. The Beatles took England by storm, and America shortly after. The Beatles positively impacted American music with their unique style and sound. ADD TO THIS In 1963, every household in England and most of Europe knew who the Beatles were.
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.
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.
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 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
John Lennon was a prominent singer/songwriter that founded the Beatles and impacted music like no other band before. This impact on music roused society in many ways during the 1960s. After WWII, there was an inflation in consumerism as people began to settle economically in the 1960s. As a result, the need for entertainment increased since people were able to afford entertainment without rationing or supporting the war. Moreover, as a result of the 1950’s, a period of social conservatism and conformity, the “Baby Boom” (1945-1964) produced 76 million babies that John Lennon and the Beatles would impact and, therefore, move emotionally.
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 were a British rock and roll group in the 1960's they have been called the most influential rock group ever. The members of the band were John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Ringo Starr on drums. The Beatles formed in Liverpool, England in the early 1960's. After an impressive decade The Beatles broke up and they all found success in their solo careers. The Beatles break up was part of many problems but the main problem was that they were no longer enjoying being The Beatles.
Looking back on how music became what it is today, there are many significant influences through culture, society, and even religion. One particular impact that changed how the US perceives the rock music genre, is the British Invasion. Ties can be made to today’s music as well, elaborating into the newly popular Adele, Ed Sheeran, Mumford and Sons, and One Direction along with many other UK comrades. But what exactly is the British Invasion and how do these events actually tie into popular music in the United States at our current point in music? The British Invasion marks a historical time in the world of music.
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