The Beatles Impact On Rock And Roll

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The Beatles Music itself has been a huge part in history, through the times of slavery to the sixties to the present day. Many artists, like Bo Diddley, Elvis Presley, and Eric Clapton, contribute to the evolution of rock and roll. To many people, The Beatles are considered one of the most successful and influential bands in rock and roll history. They have had countless hits, several movies, and even a cartoon that aired during the sixties. The Beatles have been and will always be a major impact on rock and roll. Before The Beatles had officially formed, John Lennon was the leader of the band Quarry Men with bassist Stuart Sutcliffe in 1957 (“History of The Beatles”). Through a mutual friend, Lennon met Paul McCartney. Lennon had asked McCartney …show more content…
They had went to Germany to play music with the hopes of becoming rich and famous. However, it did not exactly work out that way. Their living arrangements were horrible, but they learn more about performing as a band. From there, The Beatles’ fame did grow tremendously. They tried finding several recording studios, and eventually landed Parlophone. By the end of 1962, The Beatles made the UK charts with their single “Love Me Single.” From there, more and more of their hits were making the charts (“History of The Beatles”). Unfortunately, in 1962, The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, fired Pete Best as their drummer. The recording studio they had landed made the decision that Best did not fit in with the rest of the band. The Beatles then asked Rory Storm and the Hurricanes’ drummer, Ringo Starr, to take Best’s place. Despite their request, their producer, George Martin, did not allow Ringo Starr to drum. Eventually they got their request, and Starr was added to the band (“History of The …show more content…
Artists like Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters, Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Gene Simmons of KISS, Maurice and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, and Joni Mitchell credit The Beatles as the reason they all started playing music or writing their own songs. Billy Joel, Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas, and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds were inspired by The Beatles’ sound, and some even based some of their music off the band’s (Monstropolo). The Beatles continue to inspire artists

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