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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 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 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 Experimental Influence With Indian Music - ... Its signature sound lies in the spiritual voice, which is heard right at the beginning of the song and it makes it stand out, because it is reiterated as a unique voice. Indian philosophy, music and culture have been maintained through The Beatles by George Harrison’s interest and knowledge of it. This establishes experimentation with The Beatles music, because of the contributions that Harrison brought to the group. He started writing his own songs such as ‘Within You Without You,’ which is a very eclectic song, that eposes with the sound and style of India....   [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 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 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’ 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 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 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 History of The Beatles - ... The “Quarry Men” broke up early in 1959. Lennon and McCartney continued their songwriting, and Harrison joined a group called “The Les Stewart Quartet”. The Quarry Men reunited when Harrison group fell apart, and he recruited Lennon and McCartney to help him fullfill a contract with Liverspool’s Casbah coffee club. When the gig has ended, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison continued performing as “Johnny and the Moondogs”. Pete Best was invited to drum for the band. In 1961, they returned to Liverpool, Brian Epstein saw the Band for the first time at the Cavern club in Liverpool (not as that as famous club)....   [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 - 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 - ... I’d [John Lennon] sooner lose our [The Beatles] appearance money” (Clutch Magazine). When John Lennon said this quote The Beatles had never played to a segregated audience and would never play to a segregated audience, the boys had meant this too. The Beatles were making a stand against segregation; they did not want people to be segregated at their shows. The boys wanted everyone to have equality for their shows. The Beatles did not care if you were white, black, pink, and purple they simply wanted their fans to be delighted....   [tags: songs, civil rights movement, ku klux klan]
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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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Rock and Roll: The Beatles - ... Please Please Me and She Loves You, were really popular and continuing airplay in the US. They were unstoppable, the way they were set up was a perfect match. As a unit the Beatles were a synergistic combination: Paul McCartney's melodic bass lines, Ringo Starr's no-rolls drumming, George Harrison's guitar leads, John Lennon's rhythm guitar and their four fervent voices. Most of all, they were attractive. Girls and boys would go crazy when they huard The Beatles they were beginning to become popular....   [tags: liverpool, history, touch image]
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Roots of Success In The Music of The Beatles - ... They were identified as collaborative efforts, which shows that they wrote the songs together.” (Buskin) Their relationship was a key ingredient in the Beatles success, because they made a good team. The signature style of singing together in ‘I’ll get you,’ but then having moments of harmonizing shows originality and how having them sing together maintains their relationship. There development as musicians helped them contribute fortune in songwriting, because they had a healthy respect for each other’s ideas....   [tags: She Loves You. I’ll Get You]
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Transcendentalism in the Beatles Songs - Transcendentalism has been felt by all humans at one point or another, the outcome all depends on whether or not this feeling is acted upon. Various sources have all explored transcendentalism and its effects / outcomes, and these sources have ranged from songs, to poems, to books, and even movies. All of these sources tend to lead towards one distinct definition. This definition can be supported by all of my material and transcendentalism is best defined, through these sources, as a philosophy that reality should be explored through spiritual means, involving a unique spiritual connection with the natural world around you....   [tags: Spiritual Connection, Natural World]
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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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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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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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Malcom Gladwell : The Truth behind the 10,000 Hour Rule - ... The example of Bill Gates being born in the right time period also has a flip side, for example of Galileo. Galileo new that the sun was the center of the universe and tried to convince his colleagues of it. But the church was not a fan and sentenced him to house arrest for the rest of his life. He was still successful but was just born just in the wrong time period, but it didn’t stop him from pursuing what he loved. He made history and fought against the church, maybe he was born in the right time period so that everyone else could take a lesson from him....   [tags: bill gates, the beatles, greatness]
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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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Success in Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell - ... In his book, he tells numerous stories and gives various examples as to why he believes this. Two of the many stories are Harlan, Kentucky, and The Ethnic Theory of Plane Crashes. Basically the whole second part of the book is about cultural legacy. Gladwell believes that where you are from and where your ancestors are from has an big impact on you. He says that the traditions and attitudes are passed down through generations. Although I do agree with Gladwell up to a point, I cannot accept his overall idea that this applies to everyone....   [tags: bill gates, the beatles, sucessful people]
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The 60's - ... “It doesn’t matter how long my hair is, or what color my skin is, or whether I’m a woman or man” (A&E) John often spoke out against prejudicing, particularly sexism and racism. One of his singles called “Woman is the N----- of the World” proves this. When asked about this later in an interview, John explained that when he uses the word n----- he is referring to an oppressed person who is treated as a lesser when they should be treated as an equal. (Savic) Yoko says in an interview that John had once come to her in tears, apologizing to her and to all women about the way that they had been wrongfully treated in history and even at the current time period....   [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 - ... Toward the end of 1962, just a year later, The Beatles broke the UK charts with their single “Love Me Do”. Continually, throughout the remainder of the year and through the next The Beatles continued to grow in fame. In the beginning of 1963, the appeared on a TV show, “Thank Your Lucky Stars,” to promote their single. The episode was seen by nearly six million people. The Beatles were now continuously topping the charts with every single they created. “I want to hold your hand” advanced to UK number one with over one million copies sold, and that same year it also became the number one single in the United States....   [tags: music, the beatle, memory]
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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...   [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 so...   [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 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 - Revolution of Music Music has continued to change throughout each decade, but the 1960s was the most influential decade in the history of music. Starting in the early 1950s, rock music was first introduced. Major record labels were releasing new “cover songs” which were originally made by black artist, but now by white artist (Rock and Roll). These cover songs changed a few lyrics from the original songs to avoid copyright issues and to also make the song more appropriate for the white listeners....   [tags: Music, American History]
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Luck: The Key to Success - At its core, success boils down to the combination of three essential ingredients: talent, commitment, and opportunity. Talent is innate; it cannot be taught or attained through experience yet it is the base of the pyramid we call success. Commitment, on the other hand, is acquired through foresight and aspiration. At the top of the pyramid lies opportunity; it is the quality that distinguishes the outstanding from the average. Those outstanding people are forever indebted to both the seeming negligible, and the obviously beneficial opportunities they were presented with....   [tags: talent, commitment, opportunity]
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Pop Culture as an Expression of Society - Pop culture is the modern lifestyle which is countenanced and recognized by society, the cultural patterns that are common within a population. The general opinion is that pop culture is a useful expression of society and the prevailing environment, as pop culture is the culture which is followed by the majority, and therefore reflects society. The pop culture of a society is influenced by many aspects of society such as music, movies and modern technology. Modern day songs and movies promote ideas about drinking, smoking and clubbing, as well as the usage of appalling language....   [tags: Music, Movies, Modern Technology]
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Bob Dylan's Impact on Popular Music - Bob Dylan is a man that needs no introduction, He was a poet with a guitar who brought poetic interest back to the younger generations. Born Robert Allen Zimmerman on May 24th 1941, no one saw him coming. Dylan started his music career upon dropping out of college and moving to New York, After reading his musical icon, Woody Guthrie's partially fictionalized autobiography, “Bound for Glory”, where he changed his name and began performing in Greenwich emulating his idol. He was given a 5 year contract by Columbia Records in 1961 and Bob Dylan released his first album in 1962 which consisted of mostly cover songs and only two original works....   [tags: music history, influence, poetry, freedom]
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