Lecture 21 - Lecture 21 The Beatles o Rock's all time...

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Lecture 21 The Beatles o Rock’s all time classic act o Music speaks to it’s own time as well as ours o Songs still popular o Defines transformations of 60’s rock era o Most popular rock band of all time o A skiffle band 1958 George Harrison joins 1959-1961 Harmburg, Germany performances o 8 hour gigs defined their sound and show Cavern Club in Liverpool o Beatles cultivated strong fan base o Manager Brian Epstein signed them after performance 1962 professional recording career begins Signed to EMI Parlophone by George Martin Ringo Star replaces Pete Best as drummer Record “Please, Please Me” and “Love Me Do” 1963 Beatlemania in UK 1964 British Invasion 1 st British rock/pop group to break into US Performed on Ed Sullivan Show
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The Beatles Music o Characteristics Uniqueness grew from collaborative approach Music is simple and sophisticated
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