Not only were they important because of their music, their message of love and peace was a great influence on the world at that time as well. Even after almost fifty plus years, they still have an influence on popular culture and music to this day. In this essay I will make the case why the Beatles revolutionized music and pop culture with their style, lyrics, and message of peace and love. If it were not for the Beatles, music would not be what it is today. The Beatles are the most successful music group of all time and even if they were just known as any other music group they would have secured their place in history, but they were more than just a group.
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.
This made Jimi a star in Britain and later on America. But tragically had a short career of a non-expecting death only a few years later in 1970. Jimi Hen... ... middle of paper ... ... not only did Hendrix admire the Beatles, but the Beatles where also influenced by the greatest guitar jammer known to date, Jimi Hendrix. Works Cited "McCartney and Harrison Watch Jimi Hendrix in London." The Beatles Bible.
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.
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.
Dick Rowe the man in charge of Decca, turned down the boys and passed up the biggest chance of a lifetime. The Beatles were told that the reason for being turned down was because guitar groups were on their way out. Despite not succeeding in their audition the Beatles worked hard and had a great passion for music. They later signed with EMI subsidiary Parlophone, who showed that Decca records was wrong and that guitar groups were definitely in. Peter Travers, a journalist who wrote for Rolling Stones Magazines, affirms, "During the week of April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the first five slots on the Billboard Singles chart; they went on to sell more than a billion records..." (1).