S/70's Music Influence

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Although a thing of the past, 60’s and 70’s music is still very popular today. Many bands were memorable, but only a certain few of them changed music forever. Some of these bands were KISS, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Rolling Stones. The greatest and most influential out of any of the groups from this era, though, was The Beatles. The Beatles was made up of four musicians; Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles had a great influence during their time in the spotlight; from music to style. They were the first to introduce the “mop-top,” shaggy haircut and Chelsea boots. Their style of clothing changed throughout the ten years they were together. The styles ranged from dark suits to light suits, to turtlenecks,…show more content…
Lennon took it upon himself to find a new bass player. He offered two fellow classmates of his, Rod Murray and Stuart Sutcliffe, the position, but neither of them had the money to get a new guitar. Murray tried to make one by hand, but Sutcliffe sold one of his paintings, and bought a Hofner bass guitar. Stuart Sutcliffe had joined the band. The men decided to change their name, again. Now they called themselves “The Silver Beetles.” Now, the band just needed a drummer. They went through two potential band mates, but both of them left after a few weeks. Harrison suggested the club owner’s son, Pete Best, as a potential drummer. After contacting Best, and offering him the position, he accepted. The band was now complete; a permanent name and all. The band had chosen “The Beatles” right before they left for Hamburg, Germany. John, Paul, George, Pete, and Stuart left for Hamburg in August of 1960. Although The Beatles weren’t exactly considered a “popular group” in Liverpool; in fact most people looked down on them, they managed to straighten up and do well at the performance. The band played really long hours and was pushed around by the club’s owner, Bruno Koschimider, to make them put on a good show. The Beatles returned to Liverpool, and on February 21, 1961, they debuted at the Cavern club on Mathew Street, They…show more content…
Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Because it took so long to produce, The Beatles released a double sided singles to fill in the long gap. Released in February of 1967, "Rain" and "Strawberry Fields Forever," were noted for their amazing electronically altered sounds. In June of 1967, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. It was known for its range of styles and sounds, a mix of pop and electronic noises; songs like “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life.” Many of the songs on the album were carefully examined for hidden “clues” about The Beatles use of drugs. This album spent 15 weeks at number one, and sold over 8 million copies. On June 25th, 1967, The Beatles recorded “All You Need Is Love,” with a live television audience of 400 million, part of the Our World broadcast. Later that year, while The Beatles were in Wales beginning their six month involvement with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Brian Epstein died of an accidental overdose on his prescribed sleeping pills, Carbitral. It was said that Epstein’s tolerance to the pills most likely escalated to lethal heights, and his last dose, with a mix of alcohol ended up taking his life. A few weeks before his Epstein’s death, he had been in a clinic to help cure his acute insomnia, and his addiction to amphetamines. Epstein’s last encounter with The Beatles was on August 23 at a recording

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