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Transcript of The Beatles
The Beatles influenced
music and popular
culture. Bibliography Information Videos & Graphics John Lennon:
Rhythm guitar & keyboards Paul McCartney:
Bass guitar & keyboards George Harrison:
Lead guitar & sitar Ringo Starr:
Drums & percussion - Originally formed in 1957 by John Lennon, called the "Quarrymen" - 1964: Capitol Records signed The Beatles to a US record deal - Paul McCartney joined in late 1957, after watching Lennon's band perform at a church - Ringo Starr replaced The Beatles' drummer in 1962 The Beatles by Cleverina Cong
& Preeti Kaur History & Formation History & Formation History & Formation History & Formation Early Years - 1961: Signed Brian Epstein as their manager - 1962: Obtained their record contract from EMI Music - 1962: Recorded first single - "Love Me Do" (#1 hit in America) - 1963: Released first album - "Please Please Me" - 1963: Second album "With The Beatles" sold over 1 million copies - George Harrison joined in 1958, invited by McCartney - Term "Beatlemania" spread rapidly after The Beatles went on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 on their first American tour. - Led to intense media interest, international fame/popularity, & frequent #1 hits for The Beatles Influence on Music - Popularized Rock & Roll music in the U.S. & inspired British rock/pop acts - Wrote their own songs "We were always pushing ahead: Louder, further, longer, more, different."
- The Beatles - First to use recording studios as writing tools - Incorporated various genres of music in their songs, including Indian, folk, pop, and classical - Created their own record label, Apple Records - Experimented with different harmonies, song forms, production techniques, & instruments Influence on Pop Culture - Introduced the mop-top haircut & Beatle boots (men's high-heeled shoes) - Popularized black suits, bright colors, and Indian-influenced fashion - Countless appearances & references on popular TV shows, including The Simpsons & Adventure Time Members: - Made complex song arrangements using multi-tracking (method of sound recording that combines multiple sounds) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles
http://classicrock.about.com/od/beatles/a/beatles_history_3.htm Bibliography (cont.) http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UVpYt0cRXCQ/TQNFGvMAqUI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/_Kks2tIyJjw/s1600/89_The_Beatles.jpg