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The Beatles - ... “Each came from a working class background, and all had experience in various other rock groups before performing together.” (Encyclopedia Britannica pg.15) The group adopted the name The Beatles in 1960. “On July 7, 1940 Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, England. John Winston Lennon was born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool on October 9, 1940. July 18, 1942 James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England. George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England.”(rockhall.com) The Silver Beatles won an audition and got a gig backing up for a singer named Johnny Gentile on a tour of Scotland....   [tags: Essay on The 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 Beatles Bible - ... This means as a group, they observed the problem, then created a solution. For instance, The Beatles played in Liverpool for an hour session but needed to get better venues. They proactively cooperated to brainstorm, write, and produce songs, which brought the group to new creative heights. “We got better and more confident. In Liverpool we only ever did one hour sessions and we only did our best numbers- the same ones, over and over. In Hamburg we had to play for eight hours so, we really had to find a new way of playing” (Tamer Kattan, Smarter Harder)....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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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. Many things that are considered normal now were pioneered by the Beatles such as: creating compilation albums, expressing their views on world happenings through the media, musicians in movies, and even mass media advertising....   [tags: Essay on The Beatles]
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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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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 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 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 Legendary Journey of the Beatles *Missing Works Cited* 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)....   [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 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 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 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 - 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 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]
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The Beatles and the Paul McCartney Hoax - The Beatles and the "Paul McCartney Death Hoax" Missing Works Cited 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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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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Rock Bands - ... Around the time the Rolling Stone’s first started to get their name known and gain some popularity “Beatlemania” began to sweep the nation (Kallen24). Everyone knew who the Beatles were and everyone knew they were destined to be “the most popular rock and roll band of the decade,” Keith Richards stated that the Stones were trying to be the anti-Beatles (Kallen24). Richards said “we were playing the blues, they were singing pop music in suits.” (Kallen24). The Rolling Stones had their first tour to America in 1964....   [tags: Music, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones] 1698 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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Review of 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 of the early sixties, before Vietnam and LSD opened the eyes of millions to political injustices and self-explorations....   [tags: Movie Film Hard Day's Night Beatles] 1442 words
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Concert Review of the Cabana Boys - Concert Review of the Cabana Boys The Concert involved a variety of instruments performed by the "Cabana Boys." Each of the band members included: alto and tenor saxophones, a trombone, a trumpet, keyboards, bass guitar, drums, and percussion. In the beginning, four songs were performed by "Bravo!" All of which were from the Disney motion picture soundtracks which included: "Circle of Life," "A Whole New World," "Colors of the Wind," "Bells of Notre Dame," "Out There," and the finishing of "Circle of Life." Two of the songs involved two soloists, one of the songs included three soloists, the other included one soloist, and the song "Out There" involved four soloists....   [tags: Music, Rock and Roll, Beatles, Latin American Musi] 320 words
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John Lennon's Use of Writing in Lyrics - John Lennon, the late Beatle, and immortal Walrus, said, “I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. See how they run, like pigs from a gun, see how they fly-I’m crying.” And, the strangest thing about it is, after A Hard Day’s Night of typing this into my computer’s grammar checker, the program didn’t indicate a single error. Imagine, three decades before the age of the word processor, Lennon made his words Come Together. Think back to secondary school. What would many of your teacher’s reaction have been had you written what John Lennon did....   [tags: English Writing Grammar Music Lennon Beatles]
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Rock Bands - There have been all kinds of different types of rock bands throughout the years. Most of the bands have had a different type of style. All of these different types of style are what has shaped today’s music. Some of the bands from the earlier times were: The Beatles, AC/DC, Guns and Roses and the Bee Gees. The Beatles were the greatest and most powerful act of the rock era. They introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. The Beatles grabbed a hold of the attention in 1964 and never let go for the next six years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1705 words
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John Lennon - John Lennon John Lennon was a great song writer and musician. He played the rhythm guitar, the piano, and sang. He was in the most popular group in the history of rock music. In 1959, John founded this group, called The Beatles. The original Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best. Brian Epstein became the manager of the Beatles in 1961. Epstein made many changes in the group. John rebelled and did not want to "package" and "clean up" the group in order to please fans....   [tags: essays research papers] 805 words
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Mccartney Songwriter - When someone mentions the Beatles, most people who know of the band would think of Lennon, McCartney, Ringo and Harrison playing great music on stage. The Beatles still are the best pop rock group ever and it has been said that no other pop rock band will come close to their level of success. Their music was fresh, new and of course it sounded fantastic. But there have been rumors and stories about what the Beatles were singing about, and also about the band members such as whether Paul McCartney was dead or alive along with many other well-known controversial rumors.Elson manages to bypass all this hearsay and write and intimate diary of Paul McCartney's life and also a short history of his father and mother....   [tags: essays research papers] 635 words
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Rock Music and Confined Sexual Repression in the 1960's - In the 1960s, rock music had an increasing impact in teen culture. According to teenage girl response to the confined sexual repression, rock music created many controversial consequences. Music became a commodity that served escapism from reality instead of creating options and choices and brought the teen cultures to go against the mainstream culture to bring forth identities that are more coherent and ideal. Rock and roll was the most compelling commodity to enter the teen consumer culture. Gender roles being unequal created a sexist double standard and women were the object of needs and desire of men....   [tags: rock, music, sexuality, history, argumentative, pe]
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Revolution of music in the 1960s - ... Santana is remembered for a “show stopping performance” at the Woodstock festival in 1969 (Santana). Carlos Santana was born in Autlán de Navarro, Mexico (Santana). He took up guitar at a young age and was inspired by other guitarist like B.B. King. He and his family moved to San Francisco, California in 1961 and by 1967 he formed the band Santana (Santana). Lastly, Black influences came into play in the 1960s. The first successful black record label, which directly put blacks into mainstream music, was the Motown Company in 1962....   [tags: Music, American History]
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History Of Rock And Roll - History of Rock and Roll                     INTRODUCTION Rock and Roll started after the year 1955 with its roots being in Blues, Gospel, and Jazz. This influenced vocal music, which was popular with the African American population. Hep Harmony which added rhythm and harmony was sung by groups such as The "Mills Brothers" and the "Ink Spots".      Small Swing Bands or Jump Bands featured saxophone soloists and repeated phrases. These city style blues featured singers such as Joe Turner, Dina Washington, T-Bone Walker, and composer-singer Percy Mayfield....   [tags: Music History Research Papers] 1331 words
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My Thoughts on the Movie I am Sam - My Thoughts on the Movie I am Sam I could never ever pick a movie and call it my favorite. Movies are somewhat like people in that aspect. I do not think I will ever have a favorite person, just a lot of favorite people. In saying so, I have to say that I am Sam is definitely one of my favorite movies. To begin, I bought the soundtrack before I even knew what the movie was about simply because the entire soundtrack is composed of Beatles songs covered by today's artist. Ben Harper sings "Strawberry Fields." Eddie Vedder sings "Hide Your Love Away." Other artists such as the Wallflowers, the Stereophonics, and others sing original Beatles songs, and the soundtrack is absolutely beautiful....   [tags: Papers] 427 words
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Rolling Stones - ... In fact, they were fans of each others’ music for a very long time. In 1963 the Beatles were very well known, and decided to visit one of the Rolling Stones’ shows. After the show the Beatles invited the Stones to go with them to a concert nearby, where the Stones witnessed the phenomenon, Beatlemania. Brian Jones, leader of the Stones at that time, is quoted in Davis’s book as saying, “That’s what I want” (46). Luck of timing aside, the Rolling Stones’ first large-scale emergence in the London scene of music came in 1963 after successfully covering Chuck Berry’s song, “Come On”....   [tags: Music] 2069 words
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Revolution of Music - ... He and his family moved to San Francisco, California in 1961 and by 1967 he formed a band (Santana). Lastly, Black influences came into play in the 1960s. The first successful black record label which directly put blacks into mainstream music was the Motown Company in 1962. Black music has always been covered and remade by white artists into popular songs. The Rolling Stones were known to make cover music of black rooted music (Holland 105). After the success of the Motown Company, the generation often passed the white music, as they were “supposed” to buy, to get to rhythm and blues, soul, and other black music (Holland 103)....   [tags: Music]
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Do You Know What I Mean? - Do You Know What I Mean. Anyone familiar with music magazines will notice a common method used by most music critics: comparing artists to one or more of their peers. In most cases this method is critical to the review, especially if the readers have never heard the artist being reviewed. It gives them a point of reference, and if they like the artists being compared, they might buy the album. Such comparisons can work for or against an artist, but for one band in particular it has been incorporated into almost everything ever written about them....   [tags: Oasis Musicians Music Essays]
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The British Music Invasion: The Effects on Society and Culture - “So the British invasion was more important as an event, as a mood: than as music” (Bangs, 171). This was the British invasion. I wasn’t just about the music, it was more then that; this is what makes it so unique. It didn’t just happen to effect America by chance, it lifted the spirits and moods of its youth. It isn’t just coincidence that Kennedy was assassinated right before the Beatles famous Ed Sullivan Show performance. The whole country was in a deep depressive doldrum after the assassination, and for good reason....   [tags: essays research papers] 1335 words
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Analysis of the Songs Bittersweet Symphony, Fixing a Hole, and Creep - Analysis of the Songs Bittersweet Symphony, Fixing a Hole, and Creep Music has played an important role in the daily lives of people everywhere and perhaps the most influential music has come from British artists. The Beatles faced a problem when, John Lennon innocently stated that The Beatles were, in fact, more popular than Jesus. In the song "Fixing a Hole", The Beatles sing about the problem with the media. The song "Creep", by Radiohead, deals with a personal problem. It illustrates the writers frustration, and inner turmoil with his life in a negative, self-hating way....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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John Lennon - I like music. Whenever I listen to my favorite music, I feel good. My favorite musician is John Lennon. I have reasons why I like him and why I choose John Lennon as famous person. I like songs of John Lennon because of his song is kind and beautiful. In addition to we always impressed with his songs. I consider that John Lennon was one of the best musician in history because of his songs had a lot of influence on us. Everybody knows John Lennon regardless of the generation gap. John Winston Lennon was born October 9,1940 in Liverpool England....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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John Lennon - Two summers ago, I was in a bit of trouble. My parents grounded me and kept me indoors for a majority of the break. I had little contact with friends, besides my job and the occasional visits. Though I do not look back at this period of my life happily, I now realize I benefited greatly after surviving through it. My internet access had been taken away, but I still used my computer. I had a stash of mp3's I had downloaded in the past few months, which consisted mainly of Beatles songs. I had downloaded just about every album they ever made, from the pop-influenced "Please, Please Me", to the mellowed out, psychedelic "Magical Mystery Tour"....   [tags: essays research papers] 350 words
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Counterculture Movement - John Lennon of the famous rock band, The Beatles, once said, “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace”. This quote essentially defines the 1960s and the counterculture movement in America. After WWII people had much more free time than they did during the war, and many people decided that they wanted to settle down and start a family. This caused a large boom in child birth. The children born during this boom are known as “baby-boomers”. “Due to the baby boom between 1945 and 1955, over half the population was under 30 years old” (The American Experience 1)....   [tags: American History]
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John Lennon: Biography - John Lennon: Biography I, John Winston Lennon, was born in Liverpool, England in 1940. I was the founding member of a group called the Beatles, which was the most popular music group in the history of rock and roll (World Book 197). The group included George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and myself. We originally formed in 1958, but it wasn't until 1960 that we decided to name ourselves the Beatles (World Book 191). My philosophy of the Beatles was, "when you said it, it was crawly things; when you read it, it was beat music (The New Book of Knowledge 108)....   [tags: essays research papers] 496 words
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Abbey Road - “Abbey Road” By The Beatles Abbey Road is heralded as one of the greatest rock ‘n roll albums ever. It grinds with hard rock and sways with soft guitar. The variety of the tracks provides something for everyone. It was created in 1969 at the famous Abbey Road studios. George Martin and Geoff Emerick, who had produced many other Beatles’ albums, contributed to this work. This album is one of the more famous albums of the Beatles, who are one of the most popular bands ever. Almost every piece of this album, even the cover, is art works in themselves....   [tags: essays research papers] 812 words
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Concert - CONCERT REPORT #2 Beatles Z320 For my second concert report I thought that I would write about my only experience hearing songs of the Beatles live. The Rib America Festival was hosted by The Beatles Live Repertoire. The group dressed exactly like the Beatles, even had the same names, John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I had never heard any Beatles songs live before, so that was enough to get me off my butt. Not to mention, it was free entertainment, not a bad time at all. So the show starts, and I’m not sure what to expect....   [tags: essays research papers] 1085 words
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