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The Beatles - The Beatles It all started in Liverpool where four guys got together to form a group in 1956. They called themselves The Beatles. The band broke up in 1970 for many different reasons. The Beatles are one of the most influential bands in history, because they seemed to have limitless imagination and their creativity will never be matched. In 1956 Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet at Woolton Parish Festival, John then asked Paul to join his band The Quarrymen. In 1958 a school mate of Paul’s George Harrison left his band the Rebels to join The Quarrymen....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Beatles Bible - British rock ‘n’ roll began in the 1950’s and it wasn’t until the 1960’s when The Beatles heightened the start of the British Invasion. The band consisted of eclectic individuals such as John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Beatles’ group dynamic was founded on team-based operations as well as two-way innovations such as problem-to-solution and solution-to-problem of team building. However, like every group, internal and external interaction arose creating competition, which lead to both positive and negative conflict....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Incredible Beatles - The Beatles There has been many bands through the centuries, but none have stood out more than The Beatles. A Liverpool based band has never been bigger than the four-man band. They took the world by storm from their charm to their many styles of music. They changed the way that Rock and Roll was played over the decades and had a major influence on people’s lives. When you sit down and ask people from the 1960s what band changed their lives, many would say it was the The Beatles. The band consisted of four guys that all went to same school....   [tags: Liverpool, Band, Music Industry, Beatles]
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The Beatles - The The English ROCK MUSIC group The Beatles gave the 1960s its characteristic musical flavor and had a profound influence on the course of popular music, equaled by few performers. The guitarists John Winston Lennon, b. Oct. 9, 1940; James Paul McCartney, b. June 18, 1942; and George Harrison, b. Feb. 25, 1943; and the drummer Ringo Starr, b. Richard Starkey, July 7, 1940, were all born and raised in Liverpool. Lennon and McCartney had played together in a group called The Quarrymen. With Harrison, they formed their own group, The Silver Beatles, in 1959, and Starr joined them in 1962....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Beatles - The Beatles The group that I picked to be an example of a particular type of music is The Beatles. The Beatles included George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and Richard Starkey, other wise known as Ringo Starr. This group is very well known and also influenced many musicians since they formed. The Beatles started their careers in England. They were a huge success there, playing in clubs and eventually for the queen herself. After the appearance before the queen, The Beatles came to the USA....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 403 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles It was new. It was wild. It was weird. But for the 60'8, it was fabulous. On February 12, 1964 in old Camegie Hall, the place in New York where classical musicians played, there was music history being made that day by four young musicians. Their music was loud. It came thundering out of the electric amplifiers that was drowned out by screams of fans. The musicians emerged on the scene like fireworks. Thousands of teenagers packed Carnegie Hall. They squealed, groaned, howled and stamped their feet until the old building shook....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 865 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles were a mystical happening that many people still don't understand. Phenomenoligists had a ball in 1964 with Beatlemania, a generally harmless form of madness which came from Britain in 1963. The sole cause of Beatlemania is a quartet of young Englishmen known as the Beatles. In the less than one year that they achieved popularity in England to the time they came to America, The Beatles achieved a popularity and following that is unprecedented in the history of show business in England....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 1635 words
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The Beatles - The world's number one rock group consisted of John Winston (Ono) Lennon (born 10/09/40 - died 12/08/80), whose middle name came from his parent's admiration of Winston Churchill, and which John changed to Ono in later years; James Paul McCartney (born 06/18/42); George Harold Harrison (born 02/25/43 - died 11/29/01); and Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey 07/07/40). During the Beatles recording career from 1962 to 1970, they would release twenty-two singles (45rpm) in the United Kingdom, and thirty-three in the United States....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 817 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles were the most influential popular music group of the rock era. They affected the post-war baby boom generation of Britain, the United States and many other countries during the 1960s. Certainly they are the most popular group in rock history, with global sales exceeding 1.1 billion records. While they were originally famous for merseybeat, or what some labelled light-weight pop music which provoked complete hysteria in young women. Their later works achieved a combination of popular and critical attention....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 645 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles were an extremely popular and influential group in Rock n' Roll. My question is, "Why?" What drew thousands upon thousands of screaming fans to these four British musicians. Was it something in the sound of the instruments. Could it have been the bass beat, or maybe the guitar playing. What about their lyrics. They had a certain personality, too. Was that it. Let's look at each of these, and some other factors as well. What is the first thing you wonder when you hear something new on the radio....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Beatles - The Beatles One of the most influential groups of the 20th Century—the Beatles revolutionized rock and roll into what we know it as today. Not only were they great musicians, they wrote and composed each of their songs. The band proved to be popular and exciting causing mass hysteria at each of their public performances. The “Fab Four’s” talent was so great that the phenomenon was termed “Beatlemania” in Britain and eventually erupted in the United States being called the British Invasion of the Beatles (Britannica Online, 2005)....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Beatles - When doing the reading for this weeks class I was struck by a quote form a deleted scene of my favorite movie, Pulp Fiction. Consequently, I went back to my Pulp Fiction DVD and watched this deleted scene. The quote is “there’s only two kinds of people in the world: ‘Beatles people’ and ‘Elvis people’. Now Beatles people can like Elvis, and Elvis people can like the Beatles...but nobody likes them equally. Somewhere you have to make a choice, and that choice tells you who you are.” - Mia Wallace....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 1308 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles: Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) was born in Liverpool on 7 July 1940. Drums and vocals. John Lennon was born in Liverpool on 9 October 1940. He was shot dead in New York on 8 December 1980. Rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica, vocals. Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool on 18 June 1942. Bass guitar, keyboards, lead guitar, drums, vocals. George Harrison was born in Liverpool on 25 February 1943. Lead guitar, sitar, keyboards, vocals. The Beatles evolved from an amateur teenage skiffle group, the Quarry Men, formed by Lennon in 1956 and named after his school, Quarry Bank High....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 2944 words
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The Origin of The Beatles - The Origin of The Beatles The origin of the phenomenon that became the Beatles can be traced to 1957 when Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942, Liverpool, England) successfully auditioned at a church fête in Woolton, Liverpool, for the guitarist's position in the Quarrymen, a skiffle group led by John Lennon (b. 9 October 1940, Liverpool, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York, USA). Within a year, two more musicians had been brought in, the 15-year-old guitarist George Harrison (b. 25 February 1943, Liverpool, England) and an art school friend of Lennon's, Stuart Sutcliffe (b....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 3002 words
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The History of the Beatles - The History of the Beatles The Beatles are known to many as one of the greatest bands of all time. Their music has influenced many people, including the Queen of England, future musicians, parents, and teens. All four, Ringo Starr, Paul McCarteny, John Lennon, and George Harrison, were knighted by the Queen. The controversy of the statement made by John Lennon that "sparked protesters everywhere to burn countless records. Teens were influenced by the peaceful lyrics and hippie messages. Numerous musicians of today count the Beatles among of their inspirations....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 1522 words
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John Lennon of the Beatles - Notably, the Greatest Singer” definition would fit the lines of a singer who sang professionally that made him more than average or normal. John Lennon, known English musician, who rose to worldwide fame through his life. Lennon was not only successful as an individual artist, but as well as a Beatle. He was one of the founding members of the Beatles, which is one of the most commercially successful bands in the history of music (“John Winston Lennon”). Lennon’s involvement in political and peace activism also helped him rise to fame; events like his Bed-In for Peace project with his wife, and his potential leader status for the anti-war movement....   [tags: Singer, Professional, The Beatles, English Band]
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The Beatles Experimental Influence With Indian Music - In the earlier stages of their career and success, The Beatles were established as a pop rock group within the world of music. Despite the fact that this was their marker of sound, The Beatles were always thriving to experiment with their music and this showed that they had the power to diversify their sound. By broadening their horizons with Indian music, and culture it represented their development, growth, and eclectic ways with songwriting. Overall, it can be argued that the music and philosophy of India influenced The Beatles approach and exploration with songwriting through their experimentation with music....   [tags: ravis shankar, indian music, the beatles]
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The Beatles' Influence in Pop Culture - The Beatles' Influence in Pop Culture The Beatles were one of the most influential music groups of the rock era. They were able to conquer and influence pop culture with their music. Initially they affected the post-war baby boom generation of Britain and the W.S. during the 1960s, and later the request of the world. Certainly they were the most successful group, with global sales exceeding 1.3 billion albums. During the sixties, The Beatles using revolutionary ideas in their music inspired a generation of young adults across the globe to look at life from their perspective....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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The Legendary Journey of the Beatles - The Beatles. One of the most incredible musical talents in history, they also have one of the most intriguing backgrounds. From John Lennon’s early groups in the late fifties to his assassination in 1980, the Beatles had very full and eventful lives (Haber). Some may believe that the “Beatles Revolution” did not begin until the band arrived in the U.S. on February 7, 1964, but the beginnings of their legacy can be traced much further back (Haber). John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, the “Fab Four” as they were called were each born in the early forties in Liverpool, England....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 897 words
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The Beatles: The Sound of a Social Revolution - The Beatles: The Sound of a Social Revolution It was on February 9, 1964, that the Beatles made their American debut on the Ed Sullivan Show, marking the beginning of a musical and cultural hysteria the likes of which the world had never seen. Americans were drawn to "Beatlemania" instantaneously, and would follow these four boys from Liverpool for years to come. That night in February, 73 million Americans sat, transfixed, in front of the television as if the world had just came to a complete standstill....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 521 words
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The Impact of Groups Such as The Beatles on the Nineteen-Sixties - The Impact of Groups Such as The Beatles on the Nineteen-Sixties Groups such as the Beatles effected British society in many ways in the period of the 1960's. The course of the Beatles came in 3 distinct phases between 1962 and 1968. The Beatles were an all male quartet from the North West working class city of Liverpool. John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Paul McCartney would set about changing popular music forever. The Beatles had many musical influences ranging from Elvis Pressley to Chuck Berry....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 869 words
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The Beatles and the Anti-War Movement - The Beatles have been noted as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, and most persuasive bands of all time. They were both musical and lyrical masterminds whom interpreted their opinions through their music. Of those many opinions their main message they wanted to send was the idea of peace. The Beatles opposed the war in Vietnam and were avid participants in the anti-war movement; by trend setting, not being afraid to speak their mind, and writing songs including: “Give Peace A Chance,” “Revolution,” “All You Need Is Love,” and many more....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles 2014]
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The Beatles Song Blackbird and the Frankenstein Creature - The Beatles composed and sang many beautiful and timeless songs during their musical career. One song, however, captures the essence of Victor Frankenstein’s creation. Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein in 1818. The Beatles wrote a song off their The White Album entitled Blackbird in 1968. Generations apart from each other, these two artistic masterpieces are more similar than one may deem. Although the era during which Blackbird came out most likely suggests it was written for the African American race to associate with, it very much correlates to Shelley’s being in Frankenstein....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 657 words
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The Beatles’ Legacy - The Beatles’ Legacy      Many know The Beatles as the most popular and influential music group of the 20th century. In the early 1960’s, their popularity grew rather rapidly. They continued gaining popularity well through the 1960’s. Although their popularity has decreased somewhat over time, the influences they have contributed during their career have remained apparent even today.      The Beatles originated from the UK in the early 1960’s. Before becoming known as the “Fab Four” the Beatles had multiple band member alterations....   [tags: Beatles Music Group History Essays] 1737 words
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The Impact of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones Upon Music During the 1960's - The Impact of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones Upon Music During the 1960's The Beatles were a new band with a difference and this led to their impact in the sixties. They were different because they were producing real music and stepping away from sounding 'like just another band trying to imitate American stars'. Beatles music was 'totally unique, a mixture of rock and roll, Rhythm and Blues and Tamla Motown'. British music had always been dominated from American produced goods but the Beatles introduced abit of their own lives into their music....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles] 1379 words
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A History of The Beatles - When most people hear the word the Beatles, they automatically think of the bug, but what about the best boy band the Beatles. The Beatles is composed of four men: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Star, and George Harrison. It is said that they were best boy band of the sixties, but their influence goes beyond the sixties and still continues in today’s society. The four men weren’t just a band; they became a family. They started working together as teens, and worked together until a band member died or was replaced....   [tags: the British music invasion, beatlemania]
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The History of The Beatles - Are you fond of band music. “As John Lennon said, Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own It. Ever heard of The Beatles. It is one of the greatest bands of all time, they are the first band that used The effects in their music. The Beatles are the best selling band in the United States. Even though they are Already disbanded, they have a lot of fans until now and they continue to influnce people with their Music. Because of their popularity since decades ago until now, people can’t go wrong when they hear The word The Beatles, the first thing that will come into their mind is the famous classic rock band....   [tags: music, greatest band]
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Blackbird, by The Beatles - In the White album, formally known as The Beatles album, Blackbird is deemed as an underrated song. Why do I say this. YouTube’s commentators told me, repeatedly. I personally discovered the song after reading the book The Perks of being a Wall flower during middle school.It was one of the songs that Charlie , the protagonist , had on his mix tape, and I, being the curious soul that I am, looked the songs up. Blackbird completely outshone all of the other songs. Back then, I felt like it was written for me....   [tags: music analysis]
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The Beatles' Impact - ... The Beatles also influenced the way artists would come to write and compose their songs. Most pop and rock recording artists of the early sixties did not write their own music, but instead recorded music composed by other people. When they did write, it would simply be modified classic riffs and melodies. Many of Elvis Presley’s biggest hits follow the classic C-G-A-F chord progression. As The Beatles ascended into worldwide fame, they developed a form of creative composition that was never before seen on the musical scene....   [tags: USA, music influence, popularity] 982 words
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The Beatles - The Beatles There have been more books published about one 20th century icon than any other, this band that is said to have broken down barriers in all ways, is the Beatles. Their music was said to have driven that younger generation mad. Perhaps it was because they were one of the first bands ever play real rock and roll music; or maybe it was those cute little peacoats they wore. Or maybe it was just because they were foreigners in the world of music, yet seemed to fit right in with the young people....   [tags: essays research papers] 836 words
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The Beatles Fight for Equality - Imagine you are driving down a road and a song by The Beatles comes on the radio. The song takes you back to the days of the Civil Rights Movement. A time when the power of the Ku Klux Klan, racial prejudices, and segregation controlled the lives of many individuals. The song tells a story and implores the listener to stand up for what is right and to end the war on race. It brings you a sense of empowerment to change the world. That is what The Beatles did in their time preforming together. The Beatles contributed to the Civil Rights Movement with their concerts, songs, and way of life....   [tags: songs, civil rights movement, ku klux klan]
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The Effects of The Beatles Legacy - ... Just bang their instruments to an unnatural beat and their looks took the attention away from their terrible taste in musical art. Even the Ed. Sullivan show’s musical director gave them no more than a year (Hill). The critics were three to one against the young English boys and gave them no recognition, just hate. The Beatles didn’t only get hate though; the younger generation loved them and was the main source of the Beatles fans. Invited to America to play on the Ed. Sullivan show, the Beatles got an offer they could not shut down, and that decision would soon not only change the lives of the Beatles, but the lives of Americans as well....   [tags: influential British rock bands] 1285 words
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The Influence on the Beatles on American Culture - The Beatles were more than their music. They influenced the lives of millions of people unlike any musicians before them. They were the first and most popular band in one of the most important music movements in American history, the British Invasion. The year 1964 was the year both the British Invasion and “Beatlemania” came to America and forever changed the landscape of music in the United States by introducing the genre of pop, as it is today. The Beatles changed the rules of music....   [tags: The British Invasion]
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The Beatles: An Influence on Pop Culture - ... (Simon & Schuster, 2001). After Epstein did a little research, he found out that the Beatles were not German and that they were the most popular local band in Liverpool. When Epstein became their manager, he cleaned up their style. They went from black leather jackets, tight jeans, and pompadours with collarless gray suits and mildly haircuts. (Rayza, 2009) Later on, Epstein tried to get the Beatles a recording contract, but nearly every label in Europe turned the deal down (Simon & Schuster, 2001)....   [tags: notorious rock bands, British invasion] 1167 words
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The Beatles: The Rock Era Legends - The Beatles were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Although The Beatles’ fame accelerated in 1963, they began playing in Liverpool England in the late 50’s; where they grew up. They were first named The Quarrymen, then were renamed The Silver Beatles, and finally The Beatles. The group's Main Members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. George Harrison was their prominent songwriter, who recieves less credit than he deserves. George Martin, their producer; wrote a lot of their orchestration, covering a lot of ground that had never been covered before....   [tags: wrote, songwriter, perform, fame] 622 words
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The Beatles: Their Influences and Early Years - Hamburg had a street called Reeperbahn which had more strip clubs than any street in the world. Hamburg also had a really high crime rate because all the gangs from Berlin moved to Hamburg due to the Berlin Wall (Davies 80.) This makes me think this is why their parents were hesitant about letting them go. They played in an Indian club called Indra. They became very good, so good that they started playing 7 days a week until 2 am. Eventually the club got so loud that they had to move due to complaints by the neighbors (Davies 82.) They would play so much they would usually get around 5 hours of sleep....   [tags: Hamburg, Elvis, Chuck Berry] 4017 words
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A Brief Look at The Beatles and Their Music - ... Back in 1966, The Beatles now exceptional earnings, were liable for the 95% super tax, which had been introduced by Harold Wilson's government. “She's leaving home” was recorded in March 1967 for the Sgt. Pepper album. The lyrics reflect the generational divide of the 1960's. “it ultimately speaks of a generational stand off” Northcutt, W,M (2006). Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four. New York: State University of New York Press. p139. With the post-war baby boom, there was an unprecedented number of young people coming of age in the 1960's....   [tags: most influential British bands] 2912 words
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A Brief Research on The Beatles - ... I loved them sice I was a kid and I know a lot a stuff about them. I know all the lyrics to a bunch of their songs but would like to learn more about the words. What were they doing at the time in their lives when they wrote certain styles of music. I have discovered the meanings of some of them if they exist and now that I’m older I appreciate their lyrics more. Another reason is that they were the first band I ever liked. Also, the first song I ever knew all the lyrics to was their song, Yesterday....   [tags: influential musical bands]
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The Beatles and Here Comes the Sun - ... UK band, The Beatles, formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Beatles later became regarded as the most influential act of the rock era (Uterberger, 2014). The Beatles were very successful, not only with their charming looks, but their new age music targeted the current sociocultural revolution. The band was influenced by artists such Chuck Berry and Elvis Presely, the innovators of rock and roll in the 50s. The Beatles were the first band to evolve rock and roll music, they drew from styles such as classical and hard rock, as well as the American influences of soul and blues....   [tags: British invasion, lyrics analysis] 1586 words
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Rock and Roll: The Beatles - Rock and Roll was one of the most influential music of the 1960’s. People that have listened to 60’s music and/or grew up in that era say it was the genre to listen to. People say that The Beatles were as good or better as Elvis Presley. The Beatles are one of the most listened to band since the 60’s. The way they took over the world is unforgettable and amazing; but as we get older we soon will forget our past and focus on our future but we can not forget what raised us and got us to this point in life....   [tags: liverpool, history, touch image]
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The Beatles: A Brief Biography - Contents Introduction 1 Who were the Beatles? 1 Musical genre and influences 2 Lyrical content 3 Why were the Beatles so successful? 4 Conclusion 7 Bibliography 8 Introduction During the 1950s when the world was still recuperating from post war despondency, and Britain was in the process of reversing the negative economic impact of the Second World War, there were four men laying the foundation for what would come to be known as the Beatles. The Beatles were a rock and roll band that gained massive success in the early 1960s, which materialised as “Beatlemania”....   [tags: notorious, influential rock'n'roll bands]
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Roots of Success In The Music of The Beatles - Roots of Success In The Beatles Music 1963 defines the year of early success for The Beatles who generated a cultural impact with their music. Although they were known for covering songs of groups that they were influenced to be like such as Buddy Holly, their producer George Martin believed they had talent through producing their own original material. It can be argued that by The Beatles focusing on their abilities to write their own songs, ‘She Loves You,’ and ‘I’ll Get You’ lead to their achievement and appeal in the music industry....   [tags: She Loves You. I’ll Get You]
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Artists that Influenced The Beatles - ... Though “Please Please Me” has more of a high energy fast tempo, the song was inspired by Roy Orbison’s 1960 hit “Only the Lonely”. It was John Lennon’s attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song. The Beatles were fond of Roy Orbison’s song writing and distinct singing approach. “Roy Orbison had one of the most distinctive and expressive voices, with a three to four octave range to match, in rock and pop music” (Tranquillo 24). Another influence found in the chart topper was The Everly Brothers. The opening verse of “Please Please Me,” exhibits this in the likeness of Don and Phil Everly's distinctive two-part harmonies....   [tags: Elvis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan]
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The Fab Four: The Beatles - The 60’s were a time of drugs, Vietnam, civil rights, and rock and roll, but most of all the sixties were known as the birth of one of the greatest bands to ever exist, the Beatles. In Liverpool, England four boys, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, formed an English rock band. The Beatles started their career by playing in simple clubs for around a three-year period. In 1961 they auditioned for Decca Records. Dick Rowe the man in charge of Decca, turned down the boys and passed up the biggest chance of a lifetime....   [tags: liverpool, civil rights, bands]
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A Brief Look at The Beatles - ... Even though their albums continued to be successful, the inter-band relationship had become quite frayed and fragile. Lennon and McCarthy could no longer work together and members began releasing solo albums. In 1970, after discourse among the group, McCartney filed a suit and broke his contract which came to fruition in 1974. A decade; that was the amount of time that the group had together and yet, their influence is still felt by many today. Even those not familiar with the Beatles have heard their songs in some incarnation or another....   [tags: British invasion, the Fab Four] 1854 words
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The Beatles and the concept of Free Love - ... What followed the seemingly small culture, was a revolution. The long road to peace was paved with riots, bombings, and virtual war zones, in which many young hippies changed the meaning of peace, forever. “Flower power” was a sort of slogan used in the 1970s to describe the passive resistance ideology. It started because of the Vietnam War (Hall). The term was used during rallies across the United States especially in San Francisco and New York. Now, because of the fear of the “Domino Theory”, The U.S....   [tags: long road to peace, hippies, culture] 618 words
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The Beatles from Liverpool - ... It’s only fair to say that the music style adopted by the Beatles has in roots in 1950’s American rock ‘n roll. Though the American music scene seemed to ignore what was going on in England. The song "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was released in the United States in January of 1964, and hit number one within three weeks. America could no longer resist these four loveable guys with such a unique style in music and style, even though still many American adults remained skeptical. When The Beatles arrived at Kennedy International Airport in New York City On February 7, 1964, they were met by 110 police officers and greeted by more than 10,000 screaming fans....   [tags: bands, music, style] 1981 words
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The Greatest Band of All Times: The Beatles - ... Before, rock and roll could only have guitars and drums, but The Beatles broke the rules by implementing strings and brass, while still keeping it rock. They were able to demonstrate that rock and roll could have a variety of sounds, structures, and harmonies. The Beatles created an innovative style of music that was a mix of rock and roll and pop with a taste of historic rhythm and blues. Regarding music recordings and soundtracks, The Beatles made a lot of contributions. The group was the first one to intentionally use sound of feedback, as well as reversing a recording, that nowadays the majority of musicians use it, and the public doesn’t realize it....   [tags: notorious and influential musical groups] 759 words
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Band Days:The Beatles - Band Years After the band was signed by EMI, Pete Best the drummer, was kicked out of the band and replaced by Ringo Starr. This was wildly unpopular with fans of Pete. Fans rioted in the streets of Liverpool, outside the cavern, and even front of Brian’s record store (Davies 140-141). Everyone was really mad at Brian and the band for doing this. Pete was as popular as Paul at the time, but it was the right decision because he was not that good of a drummer. Fans ended up gradually accepting Ringo into the band....   [tags: liverpool, beatlemania]
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Who is Better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones - Who is better: The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. This is quite possibly the most debated question in the history of rock music. Unfortunately, many debaters don’t learn the facts about these two legendary bands before plunging into heated arguments about this topic. What is surprising about these two groups is that they are exceptionally alike. Though they are minuscule, there are distinctions that set The Beatles and The Rolling Stones apart. The Beatles are known, respectively, as the fathers of modern pop music....   [tags: rock music, charts, albums] 562 words
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Comparing and Contrasting The Beatles With The Rolling Stones - I’m here today to discuss, compare, and contrast the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, two of the best rock and roll bands from the 1960s. During the British Invasion, both of these bands had a lasting impression worldwide inspiring many of the current artists today. Although both bands are similar, they have many differences. The Beatles were formed in London and consisted of four prime members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. When they first came out from Liverpool to America, they gave a clean look toward people by wearing suits and trimmed haircuts....   [tags: bands, rock and roll, british] 515 words
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The Beatles and The Rolling Stones: The Game Changers - ... Mick Jagger would eventually write a letter to an American record company asking how he could access their albums (Nelson 9). During their early years, The Stones would cover Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, and Jimmy Reed (Nelson 12). Playing Jimmy Reed songs would prove to be advantageous for the young Stones, for it would teach Keith and Brian how to weave their lead guitar work together, and excite Charlie in his drumming (Nelson 12). Their rhythm and blues style would be what set them apart from other bands at the time....   [tags: influential bands, musicians]
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Similarities Between The Beatles and Pink Floyd - ... Accordingly, Pink Floyd altered their sound from a Blues like sound, to a Mystique, psychedelic tune. With the music, comes the managing, The Beatles were rejected by Decca, a recording company, similarly, as Pink Floyd was cut loose from their recording producer, Jenner, before the bands settled with different companies. Of course, the bands succeeded beyond the rejection, at some point the groups both enthused their movies: Yellow Submarine and The Wall. That being said, both bands have a reputation to have experimented with the Hippie drug of the sixties; lysergic acid diethylamide, otherwise known as LSD....   [tags: Musicians, English, Pop-Culture] 766 words
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The First American Invasion: The Beatles Takeover - ... However, this unique sound alone didn’t get them to the top, after Liverpool we shift our focus towards Hamburg, where the band perfected and fine-tuned their art, and acquired a strong stage presence. Without practice and tedious fine-tuning, one’s art will never be the best that it can possibly be. For The Beatles, this practice arrived in an opportunity to play at nightclubs in Hamburg’s red light district. (The Beatles). Once they took the offer they migrated from Liverpool to the rough and dark part of Hamburg where they were going to spend almost all of their time performing....   [tags: British bands that influenced the world]
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The Beatles: The Biggest Media Sensation in the United States - ... “Kids are not in school. And they listened to the radio in those days. There are no video games. Kids that have Christmas and Hanukkah money and Mommy and Daddy can take them to the record store, and the next thing you know ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’ is a humongous hit in New York and other cities follow.” It’s thought that America used The Beatles’ enthusiasm to raise spirits in the country following JFK’s assassination. Since the group wasn’t from the U.S., it seemed OK for the energetic band to put an end to the mourning period....   [tags: evolution of media in the US, music, recognition] 2743 words
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Why The Beatles Revolutionized Music and Pop Culture - ... It's them twisting it that ruins it for me." These comments were received in a very negative way unsurprisingly in the United States, some people, companies, and even radio stations protested their music and tour that year; some radio stations even boycott the Beatles and even decided to not play their music on their radio stations. Compared to the US, the UK did not have such a high reaction to it. At that time in the UK the declining state of Christianity was a big topic at that time....   [tags: style, lyrics, message of peace and love]
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The Beatles and the Paul McCartney Hoax - I read the news today, oh boy, about a lucky man who made the grade...he blew his mind out in a car. He didn't notice that the lights had changed.(the Beatles, 1967) These lyrics proved to fans that Paul McCartney had indeed died in a tragic auto accident in late 1966. Some people were skeptical about the explanation, but upon investigating the album covers and the lyrics of the Beatles' songs, the story seems to make sense. Some of the lyrics have to be a twisted in order to make sense in the prank, but after an explanation, the clues are perfectly coherent....   [tags: Research Papers Paul mcCartney Essays] 4274 words
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The Most Influential Rock Band in History - The Beatles - There has been many rock and roll bands in the 20th century, but certainly there has been none like The Beatles. How four little young adolescents from Liverpool became the most influential songwriters in history. How they transformed from an underground rock and roll band to a worldwide sensation. While the Beatles only lasted eight years together as a group, it was enough to re-shape the history of “Rock and Roll” music. In a short period of time, in a remote city a few miles away from London called Liverpool was about to see the birth of one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history....   [tags: liverpool, music, culture] 1957 words
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How Does Beatles Music Alter Heart Rate? - Introduction Humans have played music since at least 35,000 years ago (Nicholas J. Conard, June 25, 2009). Since then music has evolved in many genres and has become a huge part of every culture. It is often called the Universal language because music can convey information like a feeling, an attitude or a mood (Chris Dobrian, 1992). It affects people in a way deeper than regular speech. Regular speech does not make people feel any particular emotion if they cannot understand what one is saying (Mark Changazi, September 15, 2009)....   [tags: feeling, mood, emotions, speech]
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Technology and Timing: The Basis for Beatlemania in America - ... They were not afraid to explore harmonically which made it difficult for contemporaries to keep up with their audacious musicianship. The Beatles’ music mirrored the mindset of the new generation, the baby boomers. The baby boomers were in need of an identity of which The Beatles became the manifestation of. The boomers were attracted toward song lyrics that revealed concerns of the role of the individual in the conventional world (Hirsch 373). The lyrics of Lennon’s “I’m a Loser,” are sombre – this provided relief of teenage anxieties of being alone and misunderstood, and even more importantly, “outside the context of empty pop formulas that characterized American youth music at the tim...   [tags: Beatles, Musicians] 1088 words
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Beatlemania: Paul's Death, Playing the Record Backward, and Fans - Everyone was going crazy because of The Beatles. Beatlemania was defined by the multitude of crazed young women obsessed with this new rock 'n roll band. It began in 1963 and continued until they broke up in 1970. In 1969, a listener of WKNR-FM called in and made a comment that shocked the world: Paul McCartney, one of the four Beatles, was dead. The caller, who gave only the name Tom as an identity, claimed that in 1966, McCartney had been in a fatal car accident, but it had been withheld from the public to avoid riots and other mayhem by grief-stricken fans....   [tags: Music, The Beatles,] 1430 words
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Music is My Mood Maker - Freidrich Nietzsche stated that “without music life would be a mistake” I tend to agree with his viewpoint. To imagine my world devoid of music would certainly be unsound; a place where melodies and voices could not meet to mold my mood. It would become a colorless planet shaped ball of blacks and whites. A sad, backwards state of being where happiness could not be downloaded; and people were docile and droll. A world without music… Are you mad. Music has the supreme power to elicit emotions in extreme polarity....   [tags: Nietzsche, beatles] 520 words
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How John Lennon Made the Beatles More Popular than Jesus - The story of the most legendary group in the history of popular music began in 1960, in Liverpool, England. The Beatles, were an English rock band, whose most well-known lineup, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, is considered by many as the most innovative, emulated, and successful music group of the twentieth century. John Lennon was largely responsible for the development of the band, since he, together with Paul McCartney, wrote most of the music for the Beatles....   [tags: English Band, Biography, Music]
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Analysis of the Song, You´ve Got to Hide Your Love Away, by The Beatles - “You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away”, a ballad composed by John Lennon in 1965, juxtaposes the new and old Beatles in a thrilling manner. This song represents the Beatles’ returning to their instrumental roots from The Quarrymen with Paul’s bass, George and Lennon’s acoustic guitars, and Ringo’s percussion forming the main instruments throughout the piece. This song comes at a time when Lennon lyrics and tonal timbre proved susceptible to Bob Dylan’s influence , causing Lennon to impersonate Dylan’s vocal style as he searched for his own....   [tags: Lennon, Dylan, Lyrics] 1963 words
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The Extrordinary Influence of the Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - ... “For the first time on a Beatles record, every song seemed connected in some way, however small. It didn’t feel right to listen to just one song at a time; it felt right to listen to the whole album, front to back, every song” (Blackwell). The album offered a completely new view on the way albums should be seen in general. For the first time, the album could be seen as a wholesome work of art rather than just a collection of songs. Music critic William Mann described it as “the first rock LP that was held together, however spaciously, by a thematic device — namely the first song which is reprised towards the end — and this gave it a sort of unity....   [tags: music, masterpiece, album]
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George Harrison: A Musician and Spiritual Man - ... This changed how people made music and the style people could make (“George Harrison Biography”). After The Beatles broke up, George was able to maintain a successful solo career. He was able to share more of his musical talents through these albums and also earn his own awards for it. George won three grammys during his solo career. He also won a Grammy with his group; The Traveling Wilburys. The Traveling Wilburys were a group consisting of Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne....   [tags: Beatles, India, Wisdom] 778 words
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Biography of Musician Lou Reed - ... Reed represented New York to the bone. Described as an East Coast hipster who had a love for classic pre-Beatles rock and was inspired by very quintessential New York writers like William S. Burroughs, Hubert Selby Jr., Raymond Chandler, and Allen Ginsberg. (Ratliff) His sense of romanticism and cynicism, classic New York attributes, is apparent in many of his works. In “Perfect Day” “a hymn to an idyllic afternoon hanging out downtown, undercut by a refrain that drips with dread: “ You’re gonna reap just what you sow,” (Rosen) he embodies this aesthetic perfectly....   [tags: the beatles, rolling stones] 2514 words
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Malcom Gladwell : The Truth behind the 10,000 Hour Rule - The road to greatness is a long path filled with struggle and time. Based on research by the best-selling author Malcom Gladwell inside his book Outliers popularized the idea of 10,000 hours of guided practice “the magic number of greatness”(Gladwell, 47). With enough practice he said anyone could achieve any work that of a professional. While some say the 10,000 hour rule is the key to success I believe that success is based on genetics, talent, and time period. It is whether one was born with the talent, achieved it later within life or was born during the wrong time period is what makes a master out of someone....   [tags: bill gates, the beatles, greatness]
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The Fascination with Rock Music in The 1960s - Throughout the 1960’s, popular music empowered youth and emphasized this portion of the population as a whole. As the cold war comes to an end in history, society’s unnerve, especially among the newer generations, assembled ideas in order to create a certain understanding of their desires. However, unlike most of social uprisings in the past where demands were normally written through official documentation, in the sixties, rebellion is introduced in a lyrical manner through Rock Music. The fascination with this type of music reflects the controversy in times of war regarding race, gender, and social class....   [tags: cultural icons, beatles, presley] 1286 words
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John Lennon Helped Shape 1960s America - “He helped shape the agenda of the sixties – socially and politically, no less than musically” (“John Lennon”). John Lennon was extremely influential to the world during his lifetime, and mainly during the sixties. He fueled many movements with his strong willed beliefs in peace and happiness. The actions and music of John Lennon drastically altered how many people viewed the world around them during the sixties and throughout his entire life. John Lennon was very outspoken and contributed greatly to his mission of peace....   [tags: the beatles, biography, music] 1726 words
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Music’s Influence on Society - ... A very definite way to tell a Beatles fan was by the hair style they sported as the iconic group’s individual cuts became very common around colleges and concerts. The hippie style becomes more and more identifiable by the flagrant and colorful clothes they wore, being very loose and comfortable, but showing more skin than the traditional, conservative wear of the time. The general attitude of the hippie counterculture was that of peace and harmony, promoting the environment, and was very much against the established government, also called “the man”....   [tags: the beatles, liverpool, influence] 2152 words
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Album Art Analysis: The Beatles, Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, Red Hot Chilli Peppers - ... Beatle members play a different role in this picture that relates back to their inner personality. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road. Many enemies now review the album as the best album ever recorded by The Beatles. The album is supposed to be a medley from the St. Pepper album. I feel as though it appears differently to fans because it doesn’t look like any of the albums that The Beatles had produced before. While this album was being recording it seemed that this album would be the end for The Beatles, which led to the band going their separate ways for a little bit as soon as the album was, finished recording....   [tags: Abbey Road, Nevermind, Californication]
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The John Lennon Tragedy - ... His difficult upbringing as a child helped shape him into the man he later became in life. At the young age of 15, John made a group called the Quarryman, named after his high school. His aunt never really approved of him being a musician, and “was very aware that John’s friends were lower class,” stated by fellow band member Paul McCartney. John met future Beatle, Paul McCartney, at the bands second performance and later asked him to be a member of the band. Paul’s family let them rehearse in their front room of their house....   [tags: notrious asssassinations, The Beatles] 1084 words
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Being More Popular Than Jesus - In an age of revolutions, four shaggy-haired men were at the forefront of a cultural and musical movement. The Beatles, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, were one of the largest influences in the world during the 1960s, and they still are today. Their creativity and innovation has reached people all around the earth through multiple mediums including, but not limited to, their music, behavior, and even their style. Whether people saw The Beatles as musical gods or as a nuisance and a danger to their children, nobody can deny that the Fab Four impacted society in ways contrary to the strict rule of authority....   [tags: The Beatles, John Lenon, Paul McCartney]
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Success in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - In discussions of success, one controversial issue has been what factors most determine success. One the one hand, Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld argues that their Triple Package is the key. On the other hand, Malcolm Gladwell contends that culture, practice, and luck are the most essential parts of success. Gladwell states facts, and gives reasoning behind all his stories. In his book, Outliers, he writes “When outliers become outliers it is not because of their own efforts. It's because of the contributions of lots of different people and lots of different circumstances, and that means we, as a society, have more control about who succeeds – and how many of us succeed – than we think.” (pg....   [tags: bill gates, the beatles, sucessful people]
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Events in 1945-1980 that Affected the United States History - ... The Korean War was rather beneficial towards the history of the United States. The nation preserved and promoted the interests of the presence of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and along with still defending Japan. Also, due to the Korean War it encouraged and gave reason to the U.S. Cold War policies to further increase defense perimeters in Asia involving their military bases and troops. And also the Korean War created the idea of a limited war in later conflicts, were as all the superior powers of all the nations avoided an all-out-war with each other preventing millions of deaths and with the mutual use of nuclear weaponry....   [tags: the Beatles, Korean War, JFK assassination]
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The 60's - The 60’s were famous for hippies, marijuana, and most of all, music. Many new musicians and bands became famous in the 60’s. One of the most prevalent bands of not only the 60’s, but of world history was started by two young men from Liverpool (Aspen). “The Beatles” came to America in 1964 and over all went on around 30 tours (Dunckle). They were so famous and well known that they were said to be “more popular than Jesus.” John Lennon’s music career did not end when “The Beatles” broke up in 1969....   [tags: Hippies, the beatles, john lennon]
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Rock Bands - Along with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous English rock bands to influence America. Introducing teenagers to African American urban blues, and transforming the urban blues into something like high-energized rock and roll are just some of the things the Stones brought to America (Kallen 10-11). The original line-up of the band included; Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Ian Stewart (Kallen 8-9). They have come a long way to get where they are now, and to this day they are still playing their music around the world....   [tags: Music, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones] 1698 words
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British Beatle Mania: The Career of the Band that Shook the World - The Beatles are unmistakably the most well-known band in the world. The Beatle mania that started in Liverpool and spread throughout the world has changed the music world forever. The Beatles’ astounding careers have affected the music and culture of their era and continue to affect us today. John Lennon, a boy from Liverpool, England, was the leader of a small band called Quarry Men. John knew that he wanted to do great things in music, and wanted to go much further than where he was at the time....   [tags: music, the beatle, memory]
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Review of the Movie, A Hard Day's Night - "A Hard Day's Night" catches the first flaring of Beatlemania in a manner at once subtle and intelligent. The plot is simple: a day in the life of the Beatles as they try to make it to a performance, burdened by Paul's trouble-making grandfather (Wilfred Brambell); inept reporters, police, and studio moguls; and, of course, hordes of screaming teenage girls. All the while, the Beatles remain as laid back as can be, responding with dry, very British one-liners and shifting easily into melodic musical interludes, such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "All My Lovin'," and "I Wanna Be Your Man." This is the pre-Sergeant Pepper Beatles, and their pleasant, playful enthusiasm mirrors the general innocence...   [tags: Movie Film Hard Day's Night Beatles] 1442 words
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