Paul surprised Lennon with his ability to remember all the lyrics to “Twenty Flight Rock” and also his commendable guitar skills. Very soon after Paul was invited to the band, the duo met George Harrison on a bus on the way to school. George had taken a notice that Paul McCartney kept a guitar on the school bus, and soon they became friends. Over time, Paul and George convinced John Lennon to allow George into the Beatles. This is right around the time that the success of the Beatles really took off.
In January of the year 1960, Stuart Sutcliffe purchased... ... middle of paper ... ...ons on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart, including the top five. The popularity of The Beatles increased American intrest in British music, opening the doors for other British bands to have some fame in the United States. Their hairstyle, which was long hair, was uncommon in that era and was an emblem of rebellion to the youth at the time. In June and July of that year, The Beatles toured internationally in Denmark, Holland, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. In August, The Beatles returned to the United States and played 30 shows in 23 cities.
The Origin of The Beatles The origin of the phenomenon that became the Beatles can be traced to 1957 when Paul McCartney (b. 18 June 1942, Liverpool, England) successfully auditioned at a church fête in Woolton, Liverpool, for the guitarist's position in the Quarrymen, a skiffle group led by John Lennon (b. 9 October 1940, Liverpool, England, d. 8 December 1980, New York, USA). Within a year, two more musicians had been brought in, the 15-year-old guitarist George Harrison (b. 25 February 1943, Liverpool, England) and an art school friend of Lennon's, Stuart Sutcliffe (b.
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.
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. The start of The Beatles began first with the formation of The Quarrymen, which assembled in early1957 in Liverpool with John Lennon being its founder (The Quarrymen). On July 6, 1957, Paul McCartney viewed The Quarrymen performing in a church fete for the very first time (John Lennon Meets Paul McCartney). The encounter between the two led to the beginning of The Beatles, who would create music that would change the world. Paul McCartney then introduced George Harrison, his younger but very musically talented friend into the band (Beatles Biographies).
Other early group names were The Beatals (March 1960) and The Silver Beatles (May 1960). In August 1960, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison - together with Stuart Sutcliffe (born in Edinburgh on 23 June 1940; died in Hamburg on 10 April 1962), bass guitar, and Pete Best (born in Madras on 24 Nov 1941), drums – became the Beatles. Between then and November 1962 the group played many gigs in and around Liverpool, and also, with decisive effect on their development as performers, four extended residencies at various clubs in Hamburg's red-light district Reeperbahn. Sutcliffe, a talented painter, left in December 1961, being replaced on bass by McCartney, who, until then, had played guitar and piano. According to MacDonald, the Beatles were influenced by rock 'n' roll and black music, by Doo-wop and Tamla-Motown records, especially by William "Smokey" Robinson (although, in my opinion, they completely lack the soul feeling).
The Beatles One of the most influential groups of the 20th Century—the Beatles revolutionized rock and roll into what we know it as today. Not only were they great musicians, they wrote and composed each of their songs. The band proved to be popular and exciting causing mass hysteria at each of their public performances. The “Fab Four’s” talent was so great that the phenomenon was termed “Beatlemania” in Britain and eventually erupted in the United States being called the British Invasion of the Beatles (Britannica Online, 2005). The Beatles was composed of four members: Paul McCartney (born June 18, 1942), John Lennon (born October 9, 1940), George Harrison (born February, 25, 1943), and Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey; July 7, 1940) (Britannica Student, 2005).
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.
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.
Stanley is credited with coming up with the name, while Frehley designs the original version of the now-famous KISS logo. January 30, 1973 - KISS play their first show at a club in Queens, NY called Popcorn. June 1973 - KISS records a five-song demo tape with producer Eddie Kramer, which winds up in the hands of former teen pop singer and Buddah Records executive Neil Bogart. August 1973 - After a handful of showcase concerts in the summer of 1973, former TV director Bill Aucoin is hired to become the band’s manager. With the help of Aucoin, KISS becomes the first act signed to Bogart's new label, Casablanca Records.