BeatleMania Project The Liverpool rock group known as the Beatles began to form during the year of 1960. The band was made up of four members which included John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Although the Beatles are known as a major influential part of music today, the early years of their career were a difficult. They suffered the struggles of discouragement, being rejected by labels, and changing band members throughout the beginning. However, things began to change during the Beatlemania period.
the Beatles in the 1960s The Beatles were an English rock group from Liverpool whose members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one. This commercial success was repeated in many other countries. The Beatles’ conquest of America early in 1964 launched the British Invasion, as a torrent of rock and roll bands from Britain overtook the pop charts.
As The Beatles, they developed a local following in Liverpool clubs, and their first recordings, "Love Me Do" (1962) and "Please Please Me" (1963), quickly made them Britain's top rock group. Their early music was influenced by the American rock singers Chuck BERRY and Elvis PRESLEY, but they infused a hackneyed musical form with freshness, vitality, and wit. The release of "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964 marked the beginning of the phenomenon known as "Beatlemania" in the United States. The Beatles' first U.S. tour aroused a universal mob adulation. Their concerts were scenes of mass worship, and their records sold in the millions.
In January of the year 1960, Stuart Sutcliffe purchased... ... middle of paper ... ...ons on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, including the top five. The popularity of The Beatles increased American intrest in British music, opening the doors for other British bands to have some fame in the United States. Their hairstyle, which was long hair, was uncommon in that era and was an emblem of rebellion to the youth at the time. In June and July of that year, The Beatles toured internationally in Denmark, Holland, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. In August, The Beatles returned to the United States and played 30 shows in 23 cities.
What made this accomplishment even more amazing was the time frame in which they achieved it. The Beatles arrived in America for the first time on February 7, 1964 to make their American television debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Awaiting them at John F. Kennedy airport was a mob of fanatic fans that were eagerly anticipating their arrival. The night of the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show attracted the largest television audience ever recorded in history. The following day “ 74 million people—40 percent of the entire U.S. population watched The Beatles of London…a CBS press release report”(Harrington, pg 3).
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. The Beatles came to New York City for the first time in 1964 and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. They performed the song “I want to hold your hand” to millions of people anxious to hear their new kind of rock. They were an instant success.
The Beatles are an English rock band who originated in Liverpool, England in 1960. They were a huge success locally even before they began to make records in the United Kingdom. The band was comprised of four members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. They owe much of their early, quick success to manager Brian Epstein who molded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin who enhanced their musical potential. Early in the 1960’s, their widespread fame in the United Kingdom was first referred to as “Beatlemania”.
All in all, the Beatles have impacted not only American society, but the entire world’s. It’s obvious that during the 1960’s, America was introduced to new fashion trends, music, and political opinions by this boy band. The Beatles have influenced everything from hairstyles to new ballads, from music videos to using their fame for good. The Beatles’ legacy still lives on today, and hopefully will live on forever. When they arrived in America to 3000 fans waiting at the airport, they brought a distraught America back into rock n’ roll, exceeded expectations, and lifted spirits higher than any band before.
In the early 1960's a new rock band emerged that captivated the attention of millions of Americans. The Beatles transformed the views of fashion, drug culture, politics and attitudes for a lifetime of endless generations. They remain a prominent example of legendary leaders who a rough fifty years later still continue to influence and touch the hearts of millions. Distinguishing a world with newly found values, they created a cultural phenomena that has yet to die down. They were considered one of the most successful bands of the twentieth century, who played a prominent role in impacting the music industry as well as society during the 1960's.
The Beatles And The British Invasion Gerrit B. Parker, III March 20, 2014 Mr. King American Studies Honor Code:________________________________________________________________________________________ The Beatles are widely considered to be the greatest, most successful band in history and are still listened to by many people all around the world today. They were a rock band from Liverpool, London during the British Invasion, a time period from 1963-1970 where British rock bands came to America. The Beatles did not come from a wealthy upbringing or a great education but made up for it through their incredible talent and passion for playing music. They began playing as a local band in 1960 before they were discovered by their future manager Brian Epstein and brought to America. Once they settled in America, people around the world were inspired by their incredible new style of playing music and the way they drastically changed rock and roll at the time.