How Did The Beatles Impact On American Culture

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The Beatles
Introduction
The United States wouldn’t be the same after the British Invasion. The Beatles made a statement in US that young and old could relate to. They had a leading edge on the British invasion which they earned many awards, won 25 grammy’s, and even earned a place in the Rock & Roll hall of fame, making the Beatles one of the best Rock & Roll bands in the 20th century.
Ringo Starr’s love for music started in the hospital. When Ringo Starr was young he became very sick with peritonitis. His appendix burst and had to go to the hospital. He became very interested in playing drums (The Beatles, 2000). There was a band in the hospital that came room to room playing for people. Ringo loved the music and wanted to play the drums.
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George Harrison had kidney trouble when he was 12 or 13 and had to go to the hospital. When George was in the hospital, he wanted to get a guitar (The Beatles, 2000). Lonnie Donegan sang a type of music called skiffle. George loved it. So he asked his mother a lot for a guitar and she after a while she got him one (Edgers & Tugeau, 2006). George may have not been such good guitarist if he didn't get sick and was inspired by Lonnie Donegan the Beatles wouldn’t be the Beatles that they are known for today. George Harrison and John Lennon both were inspired by a musician.
Elvis Presley had a big impact on John Lennon's career. Elvis Presley was John’s favorite singer. Elvis made John want to sing. John liked his style and copied it. Also John liked Elvis’s style and type of singing (Edgers & Tugeau, 2006). Elvis was an inpiration to John. When John was young his mom taught him how to play banjo and guitar. He also had a grandfather that played the banjo (Edgers & Tugeau, 2006). If John never learned to play the banjo at such a young age he would probably not be such a great guitar player. Paul McCartney would not be such a great singer if he had never heard Little Richard
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