The Beatles, along with other bands from the United Kingdom, would make great contributions to pop culture and change the world as people knew back then into the world we know today. During the years preceding the formation of The Beatles, (1950s) Britain was in a state of recovery from the horrors of World War II. In the month of October (1957) in Liverpool, England, high school students John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe started The Blackjacks. “In March 1957, after getting his first guitar, John formed a group which, for the first week, involved only himself and Pete Shotton. They called themselves the Black Jacks for less than a week, before changing their name to The Quarry Men, as they both attended the Quarry Bank High School for Boys… Paul McCartney joined in 1957, and George Harrison joined 1958, and they remained The Quarry Men until the very end of 1959, when they briefly appeared as Johnny and the Moondogs… John, however, hated it, and in 1960 they changed their name five times before settling on The Beatles.
Brian Jones would orchestrate the formation of The Rolling Stones in 1962. Ian Stewart would be the first to join Brian’s band, followed by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. However, Ian Stewart would be dropped from the band and become their road manager (Nelson 21). Unlike The Beatles, The Rolling Stones never breakup and today, more than fifty years later, The Rolling Stones remain together. The Beatles were largely influenced by the early American rock and roll of the 1950’s.
In 1964 a man named Charles Manson heard the Beatles for the first time while serving in pri... ... middle of paper ... ... list. One year later the second Beatle, Harrison, died of lung cancer. McCartney and Starr pressed on and continued to tour and release a few solo albums. The Beatles began in 1961 and continue to this day to influences the world’s generations. Works Cited "Charles Manson and Helter Skelter."
Lead guitar, sitar, keyboards, vocals. The Beatles evolved from an amateur teenage skiffle group, the Quarry Men, formed by Lennon in 1956 and named after his school, Quarry Bank High. McCartney joined the Quarry Men in July 1957, Harrison in March 1958. The only artefacts left of the Quarry Men period is a cover version of Buddy Hollys That'll Be The Day and a McCartney-Harrison composition, In Spite of All The Danger, both available on the double-CD Anthology 1 (see links to CDs on the left). Other early group names were The Beatals (March 1960) and The Silver Beatles (May 1960).
In 1962, they landed their first recording contract with the Festival Records label in Australia, debuting with the single Three Kisses of Love. Their first English recording New York Mining Disaster 1941 was released in mid-1967, it made the top 20. The Bee Gees single Massachusetts was a chart topper in England and launched the group on their first wave of stardom. In 1981, the groups new LP, Living Eyes, was recorded but didn’t even make the Top 40. The Bee Gees remained active until the death of Maurice in January of 2003.
Also in 1964 the song "I Want To Hold Your Hand" marked the beginning of "BEATLEMANIA." The Beatles were unusual because most rock was strong beat with no melody. The Beatles added melody to rock. The Beatles also added strong and meaningful lyrics. John Lennon wrote a book called "In His Own Write."
As the year was ending Paul McCartney convinced John Lennon to let George Harrison join the band. George Harrison was influenced by rockabilly; he soon became the lead guitarist. The Beatles stared becoming popular in Europe and they decided to travel to United States where they had the first show that started all. The show was 8 o’clock on February 9th 1964 “The Beatles” first live performance on United States soil, on the “Ed Sullivan Show” (more than 70 million people watched the performance). That year they held the top five slots in the single billboard chart and sold more than a billion records.
They had songs which included Sherry, Walk like a man, Candy Girl, Dawn, and Rag doll. Joey Dee was the most popular white twist artist of the 60s with his hit Peppermint Twist. Other members of Joey Dee’s band formed another Band called the Nucleus of the rascals. This band Featured a thick Organ sound of Felix cavaliere,They had a number one hit titled Good Lovin in 1966. The beatles started the British invasion in 1964, when they had there first television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Since, in this case, the Beatles are coming to America, America had better take thought as to how it will deal with the invasion... Indeed, a restrained 'Beatles, go home,' might be just the thing." Precisely how, when, and where Beatlemania got started nobody- not even their ... ... middle of paper ... ...hey have sold in the last 32 years that they have been making records (in the present tense because they are still releasing records today). In the first Beatles fanzine in America, it shows how crazy America was at this time over the Beatles. It has life stories, full page pictures, how to do the Beatle dance, and the Beatle haircut.
The Beatles. One of the most incredible musical talents in history, they also have one of the most intriguing backgrounds. From John Lennon’s early groups in the late fifties to his assassination in 1980, the Beatles had very full and eventful lives (Haber). Some may believe that the “Beatles Revolution” did not begin until the band arrived in the U.S. on February 7, 1964, but the beginnings of their legacy can be traced much further back (Haber). John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, the “Fab Four” as they were called were each born in the early forties in Liverpool, England.