4. Wednesday, October 6, 2010

4. Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - MUS230 - Wednesday, October...

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MUS230 - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Lonnie Donegan - developed skiffle - jazz, mixed with American folk - Donegan comes through a jazz band - the skiffle craze took off in 1957 - compelled thousands of kids to start their own bands - needed a washboard, guitar - The Quarrymen George Martin - known for comedy records - discovered the Beatles - thought that they had charisma, and you felt better being with them The Beatles - Beatlemania! 11 number one singles after Martin told them to write a hit “Evening Standard” proclaimed 1963 as the year of the Beatles - the Beatles became exhausted from touring for three years - concert in candlestick park in August of 1966 was their last concert - exhasted by touring, hysteria, and screaming quality of what they were doing was no good because they couldn’t hear themselves play - they were scared at times, especially in NW America, after Lennon said that the Beatles were more popular then Jesus - in their 1966 tour, they did not play any of their songs from revolver - the songs were too advanced, and even if they tried to reproduce them, they wouldn’t be heard over the screams - their first album “Please, Please Me” - recorded in 20 hours and cost 400 pounds - “Sgnt Pepper” - recorded in 700 hours, and cost 25,000 pounds - recording had become part of the compositional process - moved from well-crafted style of rock - John said that “nothing happened, but we grew up”
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2011 for the course MUS 230H1 taught by Professor Professorparker during the Fall '10 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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