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ANSWERS TO PRACTICE QUESTIONS AT VERY BOTTOM anyone have notes on how rock is different than rock n’ roll? Rock is broad umbrella term Instrumentation: primary 4: vocals, drums, guitar, bass influences: blues, gospel, C&W progressions: doo-wop, blues, 12-bar blues, etc. subject matter: sex, booze, riots context: for young audience by young people (mainly) Bullet Points = Cmd/Ctrl + Shift + 8 Bands The Beatles Working musicians, American blues influenced Stopped touring after 2 years 1st concept album (without pauses) (I didn’t think they were the first? I thought others did it a little before them, such as the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds the year before Sgt. Pepper’s? Can someone clarify?) came to U.S. early 1964 (Ed Sullivan) UK consumed a lot of American music British artists were far more likely to achieve success at home than in the US (prior to the British Invasion) Product of differences between British and American society Enthusiasm in Britain for American popular culture at the end of WWII Post-war rebuilding after bombings, looked to America as a country full of hope and confidence Britain teens embraced rock and roll as it emerged in the US Radio Access was controlled by the government or wealthy major labels, so running an indie label in the UK was tough The Quarry Men Formed in Liverpool in 1957 Skiffle band, moved on to rock and roll as popularity dwindled Elvis Presley and rock and roll had hit Britain Young British musicians learned to play by imitating these older American rock and rollers First recording (Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison) -- “That’ll Be the Day” (1958), Buddy Holly Hamburg and Liverpool (1960-1962)
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Six hour sets, played rock and roll numbers Refined their performance skills, making professionals out of the aspiring rock and rollers Renamed themselves The Beatles in 1960 (originally Silver Beetles, Johnny and the Moondogs) Homage to The Crickets Noticed by Brian Epstein in the Cavern Club (Liverpool, 1961) Soon became their manager Cleaned up their stage appearance (Beatle haircuts, matching tailored suits) Secured a recording audition at Decca’s London studios, but were turned down Signed with EMI label called Parlophone (George Martin), produced “Love Me Do” Ringo joined a month before, but Martin was wary of his “unsure playing” at the audition and hired a session drumming for the recording date First Album: Please Please Me “Beatlemania” Beatles songs hold #1 from February to July 1964 Capitol Records (EMI’s American subsidiary) declined the right to issue the first Beatles hits in the US as they were sure they would fail Appeared three times on the Ed Sullivan show in February 1964 → convinced Capitol to release “I Want to Hold Your Hand” Performance on Ed Sullivan in early 1964 launched Beatlemania in the US Arguably led the “British Invasion” “British Invasion” of American pop 1964
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