Recently the world has celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first concert of the four Beatles. There was something mysterious, extraordinary, and unusual about the Beatles –they were so famous during 7 years and disappeared unexpectedly. Nearly every person in the world recalls the name of this famous group if he/she just hears a simple word “yesterday”. The song “Yesterday” brings us back to the period of a great fame of British band The Beatles, which won hearts of millions of people. This song is still popular all over the world and awakens different memories, connected with these great singers.
Many of this success was also influenced from other legendary artists they looked up too for example: Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Also, American music such as jazz, country and even Indian music influenced their creativity. They were able to incorporate all styles and make it their own. One of the reason the band was so successful was because they were do dedicated to music, they knew how to satisfy the people and deliver their music. There were even occasions that they would play for more than seven hours.
1. Most punk bands did not find it interesting that labels were interested in punk because they were against commercialism, so they made their own labels to use instead. a. Growing by word of mouth, these labels helped young bands find places to play or places to record without “selling
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.
There was rock, folk music, and many more. But, in the late sixties Rock n Roll, commonly reckoned as the golden age of rock and roll when it attained a maturity unimaginable for the delinquent rebellion of the fifties, there are numerous references to the Vietnam War. The criticism of the war is submerged in or displaced by the politics of sexuality, lifestyle, and drugs. Rock music of that time period celebrated anti-materialism, spiritual awakening and social disengagement (James pg 133). Like the social movement it made possible, hippie music was ideologically and economically assimilable.
It is perfectly true that many famous Rock musicians are notorious for leading very precarious, extravagant, even self-destructive lives, the lives of Hedonism and debaucheries. Many have died of drug overdose and HIV/Aids (Freddie Mercury – Queen, Elvis Presley – the king of Rock n’ Roll, Jimi Hendrix – The Jimi Hendrix Experience, the list goes on). However, there are many Rock musicians who have acknowledged battling against addictions to substances including alcohol, cocaine, and heroin. They have helped millions of people struggling with insecurities, suicidal thoughts, etc. Many bands (hardcore punk) also promote the Straight edge lifestyle (of which the rudimentary philosophy is abstinence from recreational drugs, tobacco, drinking, promiscuous sex).
Keeping this in mind, music is constantly changing and that was no different almost 160 years ago in 1859. Everything about music has changed, from what kind of music you’re hearing to the types of people composing it, music has changed an immense amount since the mid-1800’s and it’s still going. When you think of genres nowadays there are more than you can count. There are the standard pop, country, rock, and jazz, but after that you have endless amounts of subgenres. These subgenres can combine one or more of the standard genres or they can even create an entirely new genre altogether.