The Beatles - The Beatles 1) Influences: a. Rock n Roll i....

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The Beatles 1) Influences: a. Rock “n” Roll i. Elvis Presley ii. Little Richard iii. Chuck Berry iv. Everly Brothers v. Carl Perkins vi. Buddy Holly vii. Eddie Cochran b. i. Ray Charles c. Skiffle i. Lonnie Donnegan d. British Music Hall (similar to American Tin Pan Alley, Broadway shows, etc.) 2) Important People: a. Brian Epstein, manager (d. 1967) b. George Martin, producer c. Stu Sutcliffe, original bassist (d. 1961) d. Pete Best, original drummer 3) First Period (1962-1964): Period of Initiation a. Covers of Influences: i. Chuck Berry ii. Little Richard iii. Buddy Holly iv. Carl Perkins
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b. Originals musically resemble cover models c. Original song characteristics: i. “Idyllic” or “Edenic” quality of lyrics – lyrics that express an underlying sense of innocence ii. Lyrics describe the process of growing up iii. Many songs seem to be directly from performer to listener through use of personal pronouns: 1. From Me to You 2. I Saw Her Standing There 3. She Loves You
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course MUSI 2060 taught by Professor Valdez during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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