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.
They had a phenomenal amount of fans to support them, and started a new drug usage trend. The British invasion began in America in the beginning of the 1960’s when bands like the Animals and the Rolling Stones entered the United States. These bands started the entire British Invasion. This one move into the United States not only changed America, but the entire world . One reason they were so successful is that they took a familiar American rhythm and blues sound and expanded on its wide range of instruments and vocals.
The Beatles took America by storm. When the band arrived in America, they gained unexpected fame and an incredible fan base. The popularity of the band was unexpectedly rapid. As the first British musical artists to become successful in America, they reversed the musical tide of influence. The Beatles also influenced fashion with their unique style.
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.
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.
The Les Paul electric guitar was also a big contributor in music not just rock. One of the main reasons that rock became so popular was the British Invasion. Groups like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd were all a part of the growth of rock’s development. Jazz was a big part of the music in the 40’s and the 50’s. They used many of the instruments that eventually were used in rock music.
Rock and roll has come to define the roots of teenage rebellion, people who don't follow the norms, and have disrespect for authority. The style of rock and roll itself is a mixture of music and a combination of sounds including, jazz, country, blues, ragtime, gospel, swing, classical, and ethnic music. Rock `n' roll has not only changed music but has altered American culture since the1950's, when it was introduced, and has continued to change and conform to meet musical requests and pop culture today. The greatest rock bands of all time have certain aspects in common that drove them to ultimate fame. The best rock bands of all time influenced their fans with a heavy drinking and partying motto.
There was also great artist in the making and made big names for themselves. For example Elvis, The Beatles, or Richie Valens and so on that made great rock and roll music and had the true meaning of rock and roll. Rock and roll had golden years were it was listened to all over America and then in the late 1900;s that when the different types of rock and roll started to appear into the music culture and started to change the American culture as well for introducing the different types of rock and roll. This changed the music history and the American history because most the genre types of music have various types of the genre and are very different from each other yet related to the roots which are rock and roll when it began in the mid 1900’s. What I liked about the author is that he speaks to us about how there are different types of rock and roll and how it has reshaped our culture and music and how it has changed over time from the past to present.
The 1960s were the "classic" age of rock music. The main sub-genres were defined in the 1960s. The paradigm of rock music as the "alternative" to commercial pop music was established in the 1960s. Wild experimentation alloweds rock musicians to explore a range of musical styles that few musicians had attempted before 1966. Captain Beefheart and the Velvet Underground also created a different kind of rock music within rock music, a different paradigm within the new paradigm, one that will influence alternative musicians for decades.
Some new bands were starting to form and made heavy metal music rather than basic rock music. In the 1970’s, rock music becomes a big business. Rock music become more progressive and went from hard rock, to progressive rock, to heavy metal. Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Saturday Night Fever, Bruce Springsteen, and The Sex Pistols were the most popular during the 70’s. Led Zeppelin was an English heavy metal band formed in London, England in 1968.