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.
However, soon after they dropped the “Silver” and became just “The Beatles”. (All Music) In “The Beatles” career, they had much success, it was believed that this success came from their creative lyrics, their harmonic vocals, and their friendly personality. It also helped that they were one of the first groups to include more original music on their records than covers of songs written by other people. (All Music) The Beatles started out with 3 original members; John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison. During their first few years as a band, they constantly change their lineup and eventually became just 3 guitarists, they proved that they were the best musically and the best with the group personality wise.
Rock and Roll was one of the most influential music of the 1960’s. People that have listened to 60’s music and/or grew up in that era say it was the genre to listen to. People say that The Beatles were as good or better as Elvis Presley. The Beatles are one of the most listened to band since the 60’s. The way they took over the world is unforgettable and amazing; but as we get older we soon will forget our past and focus on our future but we can not forget what raised us and got us to this point in life.
The Beatles weren’t originally the Beatles and didn’t originally consist of Ringo, John, Paul, and George. This famous British band began on July 16, 1957, on a makeshift stage at St Peter’s Church village in Woolton. John Lennon was preforming here with his band called the Quarrymen. At this time the sixteen year old Liverpudlian had met a young boy called Paul McCartney which resulted in John recruiting Paul into the band. In February of the following year, Paul introduced John to a very young boy called George Harrison.
The Beatles, while in Liverpool, were a staple at the Cavern Club. It was here that they met band manager Brian Epstein. Epstein was able to secure the Beatles an audition with producer George Martin of Parlophone. Soon after, Martin signed the Beatles (Unterberger, 2005). At this time (1962) Sutcliffe had left the band, Paul becoming the bassist, they decided to fire Pete Best and replace him with Ringo (Britan... ... middle of paper ... ... several solo albums, although he didn’t have as much success as the other band members.
Paul McCartney then introduced George Harrison, his younger but very musically talented friend into the band (Beatles Biographies). When Paul McCartney and George Harrison joined The Quarrymen the other members slowly drifted away (The Quarrymen). Stuart Sutcliffe soon came along as well, and was one of the original members of The Beatles, however he left the band before the group got its fame. The Beatles, like everyone else had their beginning and it was quite a ride before they finally reached success. They were not always crawling with fame, and they started off by playing at small clubs before they reached complete stardom.
At a performance roughly a year after their beginning (1957) John had met Paul McCartney at one of their performances and Paul had impressed them with his skill on the guitar later asking Paul to join the band. In 1958 George Harrison wanted the join the quarrymen he had a good audition but John though of George as too young at the age of fourteen, but almost a year later when he turned fifteen Paul had set up a meeting for George and convinced John to let George to join the band as the lead guitarist. .Then in 1960 the band decided they needed a new name, they had gone with the name “The Silver Beatles” which later was just changed to “The Beatles”. In 1962 the last Beatle to join the group was Ringo Starr, Ringo’s story isn’t much the only reason he joined the Beatles over his old band was they offered him twenty-five GBP over his old bands 20 GBP per week check. To give their band a name the newly formed band went to Hamburg Germany to perform at various clubs, they would continue to come to Hamburg five times over the next two years.
Harrison settled in as lead guitarist and Lennon had rhythm guitar. In the middle of the 1961 the Beatles made their first recordings in Germany. The Hamburg Stint was notable for gaining the Beatles sophisticated, artistic fans. In 1961, the Beatles exploding popularity caught the attention of a local record store owner Brian Epstein, who soon became the bands manager. In 1962, Sutcliffe tragically died from a brain hemorrhage.
Guitarist and teenage rebel John Lennon got hooked on rock & roll in the mid-'50s, and formed a band, the Quarrymen, at his high school. Around mid-1957, the Quarrymen were joined by another guitarist, Paul McCartney. A bit later they were joined by another guitarist, George Harrison, a friend of McCartney's. As the line up of the Quarrymen grew and depleted, the Quarrymen were eventually reduced to the trio of guitarists: Lennon, McCartney and Harrison. The Quarrymen changed their name to the Silver Beatles in 1960, quickly dropping the "Silver" to become just the Beatles.
Even though the Beatles are not together anymore and some have passed away, their music still lives on in history; they are still the most famous rock band in the world. The Beatles made a prodigious contribution to the music industry and have influenced lifestyles of many generations and popular culture. With their songs that revolve around on love, help, peace, and imagination, they didn’t just impact music, but they managed to impact human history (“Biography”). All in all, the Beatles are a true legend.