One example is shown the by circumstance of fame for the Beatles. The Beatles first became a band in the 1960’s as the Quarrymen with the original members being Paul, George, and John. As a group, they played many gigs for hours and days while having to abuse drugs to keep them awake most of the time. With Ringo eventually joining the group, it still took the Beatles landing a gig on the Sunday Night at the London Palladium, to be considered to finally become noticed. Whereas Ed Sullivan just so happened to be at the right place at the right time to find the Beatles and decided to give them a chance on his show.
Pete was what the band needed at the time and he became their new drummer. (All Music) In the beginning of The Beatles career, they performed in their local Cavern Clu... ... middle of paper ... ...album they had; “The Beatles”. Most of the songs on the album were individuals, accompanied and sung by just one person. After a long time of inactivity and a bad album, the group went their seperate ways. After the group parted, Paul McCartney recorded with the successful group, the Wings.
The Beatles knew each other and had already been playing together in Liverpool for about five years before they had begun having hit records. As composers, their craft and melodic inventive were the best. As singers, both John Lennon and Paul McCartney were among the best and most expressive vocalists in rock and as performers they were exciting and photogenic. Guitarist and teenage rebel John Lennon got hooked on rock and roll in the mid fifties and formed a band called the Quarrymen at his high school. Around 1957, the Quarrymen were joined by another guitarist, Paul McCartney.
This band influenced so many people around the world that to this day they are considered the best band in rock and roll history. Beatlemania was created in the 1960’s, similar to Bieber Fever, it was a term that described The Beatles fandom and their love and devotion towards the band. This was when their fame first began to rise. The Beatles first UK single was ... ... middle of paper ... ...many fans. Their fans have carried throughout generations and even the people who aren’t fans know all too well who the Beatles are.
Paul McCartney then introduced George Harrison, his younger but very musically talented friend into the band (Beatles Biographies). When Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined The Quarrymen the other members slowly drifted away (The Quarrymen). Stuart Sutcliffe soon came along as well, and was one of the original members of The Beatles, however he left the band before the group got its fame. The Beatles, like everyone else had their beginning and it was quite a ride before they finally reached success. They were not always crawling with fame, and they started off by playing at small clubs before they reached complete stardom.
They are the best selling band in the United States with over one hundred and fifty million units sold according to the RIAA. Up until the band's break up, they created many songs that changed the form of popular music on the airwaves for years and years. Although not all of the members are still alive and well as of today, their music has made a longlasting impact that will be enjoyed by those who hear it for generations upon generations to come. The Beatles began to form in March of 1957 due to John Lennon starting a music group with some of his friends from Quarry Bank High School called “The Blackjacks”, which was later changed to “The Quarrymen” due to another well respected local band sharing the name of “The Blackjacks”. Paul McCartney later joined the group after he met Lennon in July of the same exact year in which the band was formed.
In February of the following year, Paul introduced John to a very young boy called George Harrison. After Paul’s pleads, George began to play the song “Raunchy” for John while they were all on the top of a double decker bus in Liverpool. Because of George’s fantastic performance, he was recruited into the Quarrymen with John and Paul. The Quarrymen began their first transformation as a band at a coffee dance club called the Casbah. Here was where the Quarrymen changed their name to become the Beatles and where their reputation in Liverpool began to enlarge.
In the eyes of many, The Beatles are one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. They have influenced me in my everyday life and so many great musicians in the past 50 years. This fact alone, makes it hard to imagine that they were once influenced by someone else. While doing some research, I found various artists that influenced them through the beginning of their careers until the very end. In the following paragraphs, I will be sharing with you a few of the artists I thought to be the most influential to The Beatles extremely successful career and why I thought them to be so influential.
At a performance roughly a year after their beginning (1957) John had met Paul McCartney at one of their performances and Paul had impressed them with his skill on the guitar later asking Paul to join the band. In 1958 George Harrison wanted the join the quarrymen he had a good audition but John though of George as too young at the age of fourteen, but almost a year later when he turned fifteen Paul had set up a meeting for George and convinced John to let George to join the band as the lead guitarist. .Then in 1960 the band decided they needed a new name, they had gone with the name “The Silver Beatles” which later was just changed to “The Beatles”. In 1962 the last Beatle to join the group was Ringo Starr, Ringo’s story isn’t much the only reason he joined the Beatles over his old band was they offered him twenty-five GBP over his old bands 20 GBP per week check. To give their band a name the newly formed band went to Hamburg Germany to perform at various clubs, they would continue to come to Hamburg five times over the next two years.
Sadly the speculations were right, Epstien who was their manager, was found dead at his home. After the death of the bands manager, the band was no longer forced to make live performances. The next time the public would see them, the band would have undergone a complete style change. The beatles that many loved seemed like strangers, yet still possesed the same charisma that the fans grew to love. "Sgt pepper and the lonely hearts club" was the next album that the band released.