The Beatles, And How They Changed Music

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Did you know, that The Beatles have been named, collectively, as among the 20th Century’s most influential people (Fab). The Beatles is a phenomenal band that made a huge impact on the world and how it is today. The following will describe who The Beatles are, how they met, and how they changed music. The imprint they made on people and music will forever be remembered.
The Beatles, is a very famous rock group that formed their band around the 1960s. When the band first formed in 1958, it was named Johnny and the Moondogs. Then, in 1960, the band name was changed to the Silver Beetles, and a few months later they dropped the “Silver” and modified “Beetles” into “Beatles”. The band 's music excited people from all over the world. The Beatles
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However, when the band first formed, their line up was slightly different. They had a bassist that was John Lennon’s friend named Stu Sutcliffe, who left the band in April 1961 to become a painter. The group also had a few drummers before Ringo Starr. There was a man named Tommy Moore but he was replaced shortly after by Pete Best. Unfortunately Pete Best did not stay long with the group, and was asked to leave on August 16, 1962 (Rolling). The Beatles group is from Liverpool, England. When John Lennon was just 16 years old, he formed a band called the Quarry Men. Elvis Presley’s rock and roll music scene is what inspired young Lennon to start his own band. Paul McCartney studied music and art, and at the age of 14 he wrote his first song. When The Beatles first started doing gigs, they did a few in Hamburg, Germany and then returned back to Liverpool where they played regular gigs at the Cavern. In Liverpool they were considered to be the local musicians. They were like the hometown band (John) …show more content…
For example, Dave Grohl, drummer for the band Nirvana and founder of Foo Fighters, told Access Hollywood that Paul McCartney had inspired him at a young age. He said, “it got me to understand song structure and melody and harmony and arrangement. So, I never had a teacher – I just had these Beatles records.” Another popular artist, Billy Joel, based his famous song, Theme From an Italian Restaurant from side two of Abbey Road. Gene Simmons, lead singer and bassist for the band KISS was quoted saying that there would be no way he would be doing what he does now if it wasn 't for The Beatles. Barry Maurice and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees were greatly influenced by The Beatles because they developed an artistic credibility in the pop music industry that wasn 't there before. They also created a lot of albums, which was also new to the pop music business. (Mastropolo)
In conclusion, The Beatles were an awe-inspiring band that moved the hearts and souls of people internationally. They have made their mark on history and will never be forgotten. Who The Beatles were, how they met, and how they changed music is like the coming of age story in Rock and roll. Their massive influence on all entertainment will never be

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