Here was where the Quarrymen changed their name to become the Beatles and where their reputation in Liverpool began to enlarge. The next year, in August, the now Beatles moved to Hamburg for a gig at The Indra and on February 9th of 1961 the Beatles preformed at the very popular club called The Cavern. The Beatles quickly were titled as the most exciting group in Liverpool and ended up playing over thirty gigs a month. From 1961 to 1962 the Beatles gained a loyal following of local fans. At one of their performances, the Beatles catch the attention of a man by the name of Brian Epstein.
This band influenced so many people around the world that to this day they are considered the best band in rock and roll history. Beatlemania was created in the 1960’s, similar to Bieber Fever, it was a term that described The Beatles fandom and their love and devotion towards the band. This was when their fame first began to rise. The Beatles first UK single was ... ... middle of paper ... ...many fans. Their fans have carried throughout generations and even the people who aren’t fans know all too well who the Beatles are.
With over 175 weeks on the number one slot, this band has been the most famous and influential band ever. It all started as a quartet from England, dreaming a dream, a dream about music, and a dream about life. The year is 1960, and 4 young teenage boys are recording their first song “Love Me Do.” Little did they know how famous they would become. I’m talking of course about the famous band, the Quarrymen. Oh, you have never heard of them?
One example is shown the by circumstance of fame for the Beatles. The Beatles first became a band in the 1960’s as the Quarrymen with the original members being Paul, George, and John. As a group, they played many gigs for hours and days while having to abuse drugs to keep them awake most of the time. With Ringo eventually joining the group, it still took the Beatles landing a gig on the Sunday Night at the London Palladium, to be considered to finally become noticed. Whereas Ed Sullivan just so happened to be at the right place at the right time to find the Beatles and decided to give them a chance on his show.
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.
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.
With that, Martin chose to sign the band to a contract for one year, but he suggested a drummer for all of the studio recordings. The boys, John, George, and Paul took this as an advantage to fire the original drummer, Pete Best, and he was soon replace by Ringo Starr (About.com). In September 1962, the band slowly started to rise with fame in the UK with their first hit single “Love Me Do” with “P.S. I Love You” on the flip side. However, their first single wasn't the record to skyrocket their music career; it was their second hit “Please Please Me” that did the trick.
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.
The Beatles had been a huge success and America was going crazy with Beatles mania. After returning home John actually released a book he had been writing titled “In His Own Write”. It quickly rose to the top of the best-seller list and even secured John an invitation to Foyles Literary Lunch which was on Shakespeare 's 400th birthday. It was around this time after their American tour that in July 1964 their movie “A Hard Day 's Night” actually released. The film was wildly successful.
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.