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Transcript of The Beatles
This band included George Harris, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney
They controlled their own music
The cultural end of World War Two was represented by the sixties and it was no accident. People began to forget about rationing and planning, and a new generation of teenagers started to express themselves socially, politically, and as consumers.
The Beatles had a huge impact on the female population due to their good looks and their amazing voices
Their concerts were known of smelling like urine due to over excited girls
It was recorded that one girl died due to being shoved up against the stage and was eventually shoved under it and died.
George was stabbed seven times by a man named Michael Abram
Protesters surrounded the Beatles on several occasions, saying that they wanted them dead
John Lennon was the main victim
John Lennon was shot outside his apartment in New York when he was just 40 years old
They adapted stage names, with John going by “Long John,” George naming himself “Carl” after Carl Perkins and Paul changing his last name to “Ramon”
None of the Beatles knew how to read or write music
George used to have Jelly Babies thrown at him while he was performing on stage
They planned on buying an island that was ironically in the shape of a guitar
Where They Started
The Beatles started the band in Liverpool, England in 1960
How They Started
The Beatles started by playing gigs in Liverpool, England and Hamburg, England. From there, people recognized them and they became famous
They started by playing 1950's Rock 'N' Roll and Skiffle
How the Beatles Effected the American Society
How the Beatles Affected Their Own Society in England
Lyrics That Proved That the Beatles Didn't Like What Was Happening With War
U.S. Reaction to the Beatles
Those Who Live On
What happened to the Beatles?
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Some songs that mentioned war were "Revolution," and "Back In The U.S.S.R."
These songs talked about how they wanted to change the world and how they didn't want any harm
The U.S.S.R. stands for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
"When they came to America and were treated like the biggest thing in rock 'n' roll, that changed not only their perception of themselves, it changed everybody's perception of them," Elijah Wald.
Before the Beatles, Britain was a stuffy, hidebound, class ridden society.
There were other bands coming forward, The Stones, The Kinks, and Who.
Culture became more creative and imaginative, less restrictive and repressive, people came to feel more free and able to express themselves
Played a number of influential gigs on tour
Their first single, Love Me Do, gave them a jump start and started touring world wide in 1966
Became more popular on the American tour in 1964
Influenced artists like Jimmy Hendrix, David Bowe, and Oasis
They worked in many different genres of music
Started off in the Skiffle and 1950's rock & roll, later on expanding into pop ballads, psychedelic rock and having some classical influences in their songs
Paul McCartney is now 72 years old
He has recently made a new song with Rihanna and Kanye West, Four Five Seconds
Influenced the way the younger generation would dress, act, and live their lives
Their style changed with the times and so did the supporters and loyal followers.
The younger generation in the United States fell in love with the Beatles. The female population of the U.S. loved The Beatles and they inspired them to love peace, not war.
For a long time the Beatles were touring and making new music but unfortunately, all good things come to an end. They broke up on April 10, 1970.
Today, only one member of the fantastic four lives today, Paul McCartney