The Beatles consisted of four talented men that were about to change the world. Originating from Liverpool, The Beatles changed the rock era, basically making rock what it is today. They changed the scene of fashion, music and beliefs. Lennon, in particular, stood for peace. This band influenced so many people around the world that to this day they are considered the best band in rock and roll history.
George impr... ... middle of paper ... ..., the Beatles accomplished things no other band had ever done before. Even though they were a band only in the 60’s and 70’s the music is still played throughout society today. The Beatles influenced many other bands and people. Many will agree that the Beatles changed music forever, and mostly became family. It is without a doubt the Beatles were and still are the best band ever.
However, their first single wasn't the record to skyrocket their music career; it was their second hit “Please Please Me” that did the trick. Their fame, then, began to take off in the early months of 1963. After their big break, the band decided to record a full album and spend most of 1963 touring Great Britain (About.com). Even though the Beatles took over Great Britain, they still have yet to make it big in America; the boys looked at that as a challenge, a challenge... ... middle of paper ... ...ecorded his comeback album (“John”). George Harrison, after the Beatles, had a solo career and was a film producer: Handmade Films.
They didn’t like the Germans. John said,” They are all half-witted.” They didn’t make friends with the British people there because they would start arguments with Germans (Davies 85.) Eventually they had to come back home. When they came back from Hamburg, one of their friends put up a sign that said: The Beatles, Direct from Hamburg. This lead to people thinking they were German.
Personally, I feel that the Beatles is the greatest band ever because they have influenced millions of people, their music was a huge success, they are well known around the world, and their songwriting skills were legendary. To start off, the Beatles have influenced millions of people all around the globe. In the early ‘60s, teenagers were just beginning to assert their voices as a generation, and the Beatles were something of an outlet for that voice (http://www.hooksandharmony.com/20-reasons-beatles-greatest-ever/). The Beatles appeared in the United States not long after John F. Kennedy was assassinated, so they were sort of an optimistic antidote for a nation under grief (http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/life/music/news/story/2012-06-10/beatles-50th-anniversary/55506324/1). Also, they had an influence of musical style, fashion, and even world view to a degree (in that for maybe the first time, the public cared what a pop start thought).
They rarely sang other people's music because they had so much content. Many other groups which followed were inspired by The Beatles. They set trends for music and style for many years. Over the years, The Beatles have made a huge impact on music and music history because they were willing to try things that were new and different. They will never be forgotten (News, Daily).
Their upbeat crazy music keeps people listening. They became more and more popular with every new album they released. Queen?s songs often had several hidden meanings. We think that they were just having fun when they wrote certain songs, but in reality they were expressing themselves. A lot of the meanings went unknown for a very long time and some are still making people wonder.
Throughout my life I have grown up to believe that the Beatles were one of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th Centuries. However, I find it to be extremely motivating that they, The Beatles themselves, were once students of great musicians. Artists that I have never listened to before were inspirations to The Beatles and that is appealing in that it gives hope to each artist that he/she can develop himself and learn from others. Chuck Berry is one musician who was unknown to be before reading about him in the Szchmatsy. One does wonder why The Beatles never recorded any of Elvis’ music.
This form of music seemed to be the beginning of Ringo and the rest of The Beatles love of music. While John Lennon was in the Liverpool College of Arts, he grew to hate the conformity that surrounded him. His loath of conformity lead John to seek asylum in Rock and Roll. Paul McCartney’s love of music came early on thanks to his multi-talented musician father who had his own band. Last, but not least, George Harrison’s admiration for rock came to him in the form of an epiphany.
They were the first band to have huge mainstream success, and thus, after Beatlemania, musicians began to preform in groups more often, instead of trying to “make it on their own” (Lulu). The Beatles also changed the conditions that musicians would come to record under. Prior to The Beatles, record companies held great power over musicians; musicians were told when and where to record by their record labels. As The Beatles became megastars, they re... ... middle of paper ... ...in the 1960’s, there were mass protests and demonstrations occurring throughout Europe. The Beatles became the most significant and influential rock band during this period; the majority of their songs catalyzed anti-war movements.