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The Impact Of The Beatles's Influence: The Beatles

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English 105 Dr. Hillen 12/10/2017 The Beatles Influence Culturally, I was taught that bands like the Beatles stole songs and style from African American artists of their time. In response to these accusations, John Lennon wrote, “We didn’t sing our own songs in the early days – they weren’t good enough; the one thing we always did was to make it known that there were black originals, we loved the music and wanted to spread it in any way we could.” In what I learned, he was right, because at the time they couldn’t spread their own music very far. Besides this, my experience with the Beatles before studying abroad was with some of their songs featured in movies and store soundtracks. When I worked at WAWA, I’d love to hear “The Yellow Submarine." …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that they were taught that bands like the beatles stole songs and style from african american artists of their time. john lennon wrote, "we didn't sing our own songs in the early days.
  • Analyzes how the beatles' ability to create "feeling" music proved to them their greatness. they combined their talents and had an unmatched synergy.
  • Explains the beatles' decision to stop touring changed the face of music forever. they still cared about their fans, so they made films and created the visual album in sgt pepper's band of lonely hearts.
  • Opines that john lennon's comment about people loving their band more than jesus was a political example of the beatles' influence.
  • Opines that the bee gees were influenced by the beatles, and their song emotions reminds them of their ability to harmonize their vocals flawlessly. they were an exemplary band for progression.

This decision changed the face of music forever. The Beatles made documentaries and videos because they weren’t touring and doing interviews anymore. They could explain the music that way, leaving more time to spend in the studio. It was necessary to stop touring for them to continue recording great music. If they hadn’t made that decision, they would have never reached their full creative potential. The Beatles still cared about their fans, so they started making films and created the visual album in Sgt. Pepper’s Band of Lonely Hearts. “The cover shows the Beatles as bandsmen surrounded by effigies of several dozen historical figures, living and dead, including Karl Marx, Marilyn Monroe, W.C. Fields, Oscar Wilde, Marlon Brando, Bob Dylan, Mohandas K. Ghandi, Shirley Temple, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Albert Einstein”, (Crawford 492). In this album the band was creating music by another, imaginary band, outside of …show more content…

He reluctantly apologized but what he said wasn’t false. The topic of religion was sensitive at that time. The Beatles were admired by so many that they had been forced into obligations as role models whether they wanted to be or not. Another comment made by Paul McCartney about using LSD became a controversial one. The way Lennon and McCartney handled those situations were influential in the idea to just “let it be.” I believe they just wanted people to enjoy their music and not focus so much on everything else they were doing. Interviews about anything other than music, and constant touring was a distraction from their

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