Whether you prefer “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles or “Paint it Black” by The Rolling Stones, there is no denying they are two of the most influential bands. The Rolling Stones and The Beatles are two transformational bands that emerged in the early 1960’s from UK. There is much discussion regarding who has the most relevance today. Critics and industry analysts have agreed that The Beatles and The Rolling Stones have both shaped and continue to shape up and coming musicians today. Many artists are inspired by the musical style, image, and chemistry of both bands.
Charlie Watts is the drummist for the band. Brian Jones, who also played the guitar for the band. They are known as the “longest performing rock band of all time” (history1900s.about.com). They were one of the bands who came from the British invasion along with the Beatles. In the early 1950s, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger “met as children at Dartford Maypole County Primary School” (allmusic.com).
The Electric Light Orchestra The biggest compliment a band can get is to have another singer write a song about how much they like them, as Randy Newman did in 1979 about ELO with the release of “‘The Story of a Rock and Roll Band.” In the song he said, “I love their “Mr. Blue Sky” Almost my favorite is “Turn to Stone” And how ‘bout “Telephone Line”? I love that ELO’” (Wild 5) The band created in 1971 by Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan used cellos and violins to create a classical sound. Although Roy Wood left shortly after their first record was released. The idea came about when Jeff Lynne said to Roy Wood, “‘What if we had a band with strings- real strings?’” (Wild 9) They were in The Move at the time and decided to create a band on the side.
Shortly after playing in the coffee shops he was approached by Columbia Records to with a record deal to make an album. He accepted it and in a year he released his self-titled album (Bob Dylan) in March 1962. (Heylin) His girlfriend at the time Suze Rotolo, an artist and civil rights activist, was who inspired him to write the protest songs. (Audie Cornish) In 1962 Bob began his association with the civil rights movement while singing at benefit concerts. He started writing songs about the movement from then on.
Shortly thereafter, the band was reformed as Bluesology and he played keyboard for the group as they traveled and performed throughout the United Kingdom. He created his stage name by combining the names of the band’s saxophonist, Elton Dean, and their lead singer, Long John Baldry—he legally changed his name in 1967 (Elton John). With a new name and a determined spirit, Elton answered a talent advertisement for Liberty Records. This opportunity introduced him to Bernie Taupin and they began writing songs together by sending letters to each other (Elton John). Bernie would write the lyrics of a song first and Elton would compose the music; throughout their careers they have continued to use this method of songwriting.
According to MacDonald, the Beatles were influenced by rock 'n' roll and black music, by Doo-wop and Tamla-Motown records, especially by William "Smokey" Robinson (although, in my opinion, they completely lack the soul feeling). In November 1961, a Liverpool music shop owner, Brian Epstein (born in Liverpool in 1934; died in London on 17 August 1967), heard the Beatles at the Cavern, a local "beat" club where they played most of their pre-1963 British gigs. Becoming their manager, Epstein secured the group a recording contract in June 1962 with Parlophone, a subsidiary of the EMI label run by the producer George Martin. The rawness of the Beatles’ performing talent, which six months earlier had made Decca reject them, appealed to Martin, although he was then doubtful of th... ... middle of paper ... ...tive son of the world's richest man, played by Peter Sellers. Starr also released his album Sentimental Journey (US#20, UK#15), a nostalgic trip through 1940s music.
INTRODUCTION On May 7th, 1965, a Rolling Stones band member, Keith Richards, woke up in the middle of the night and played a few chords on his guitar in his sleep. Immediately after, Keith fell back asleep. (Hutchinson) Those chords and Mick Jagger’s lyrics would be part of one of their number one hits: “(I Can’t) Get No Satisfaction”. This song will not only make the Rolling Stones famous, but also shape the future of rock and roll and make significant contributions to rock and roll history. BIOGRAPHY The Rolling Stones founded in 1962, their name being inspired by a Muddy Waters song “Rollin’ Stone”.
The Rolling Stones Thesis: What started out as just a bad boy version of the Beatles has become a phenomenon of popular culture. Introduction A. The Rolling Stones are one of the Greatest and most Iconic Rock and Roll bands of all time The Rolling Stones had a bumpy road to stardom. How the Rollings Stones started to come together Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met. How Brian Jones came to join them.
Success was hard for the Beatles started as the Quarrymen then turning into the Silver Beatles and touring through Germany playing long hours’ day and night at different clubs and venues. In fact, and article written by Andrew Romano from the Daily Beast states that one of Gladwell’s theory is revolved around Hamburg during their intense hours of playing. He states that after the Beatles had reached their point of fame during 1964, they had performed a total of twelve hundred times which Gladwell states” the idea that excellence at performing a complex task requires a minimal level of practice”. According to Gladwell this is what allowed them to become they greatest rock band of all time. Although this was Beatles point of greatness, once returning to Liverpool they still had a point to prove the world.
The Beatles were first introduced live on the television to Americans on the Ed Sullivan show on February 9, 1964. They became a very popular band in the sixties, and even after the band split, John Lennon still continued to write and play songs that influenced the world and became one of the world's very important histories. The Beatles were a legendary rock and pop group that formed in Liverpool, England in 1960. John Lennon met Paul McCartney in 1957. He invited John to join his music group.