R&R Notes Weeks 6-7

R&R Notes Weeks 6-7 - British Pop – Late 50’s...

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Unformatted text preview: British Pop – Late 50’s and Early 60’s • View before 1964 • Popularity of American artists • Enthusiasm for American culture • The “teenager”/ rock and roll • Britain Record Labels – EMI, Decca, Pye and Philips • Britain Radio – BBC – Radio Luxembourg • Movies ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ The Rise of Skiffle • British bandleaders – Ken Colyer – Kenny Ball – Acker Bilk – Chris Barber • Listening – “Rock Island Line”, 1956 • Tony Donegan • Replaced by trad ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ The Beatles • Paul McCartney - bass, piano, guitar, vocals (1957 - 1970) • John Lennon - guitar, vocals (1957 - 1970) • George Harrison – guitar, vocals (1958 - 1970) • Ringo Starr - drums, vocals (1962 - 1970) ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ The Beatles – Formation and Early Gigs • The Quarrymen – John Lennon was fifteen years old and Paul McCartney was thirteen years old – Johnny and the Moondogs • Personnel changes and name changes – Stu Sutcliffe – Toured Scotland in 1960 backing singer Johnny Gentle – Added drummer Pete Best in the summer of 1960 • The “Hamburg experience” • Brian Epstein ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Beatlemania and The American Experience • Success in England – Sunday Night at the London Palladium • Capitol Records • Listening – “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, 1964 • Studio albums • Expectations and controversy • Craftsmen to Artists...
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