The Beatles Influence

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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. Their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over 6 million records worldwide. The Beatles are the best-selling musical act of all time in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The Beatles are the most popular and influential rock band of all time. The Beatles, in fact, are a synonym for rock & roll. The Beatles were a rock music sensation in the 1960s and1970s. The Beatles changed popular music of all time, and especially had a huge influence in rock and roll music, with their songs and their sparkling personalities. Originally Lennon and McCartney had played together in a groupcalled The Quarrymen. Because of their highschool named quarry. At a later date with Harrison, they formed their own group named 'The Silver Beatles' in 1962. Lennon and McCartney were the main songwriters, with Harrison as their brilliant lead guitarist. When Starr, the bouncy drummer. Joined up, the group began rocking with the singles: first hit “Love Me Do,” second “Please Please Me,” and the third “From Me to You.” These No. 1 singles quickly brought them extreme success among the British mus... ... middle of paper ... ...heir influence permeates Western society and can be felt throughout the world. The Beatles set the tone for rock music and for the hippie youth culture in the1960s until the band broke up in 1969. They led a generation of rebellious youth from marijuana to acid to “free sex” to eastern religion to revolution and liberal political/social activism. David Noebel observes: “The Beatles set trends, and their fans followed their lead. They were the vanguard of an entire generation who grew long hair, smoked grass, snorted coke, dropped acid, and lived for rock‘n’ roll. They were the ‘cool’ generation” The Beatles began taking drugs during their earliest band days before they became popular. They started by taking slimming pills to stay awake during long performances. They were high on “prellies,” which is a form of speed called Phenmetrazine and marketed as Preludin.

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