groups in the 1960s:
-many groups that emerge in the 1960s will be working class
-rock and roll will break through class barriers as well as race barriers
the american influence:
-early rock and roll
-couldn't get popular in the u.s.
-did get popular in britain
-wore a trouser suit that ripped and ended his career
-pretended to be american; reason for him being famous
-went mental in 1960s and told everything he was saint matthew
-became a air traffic controller
-many of these bands switched to rock and roll
-combination of jazz and blues
-skiffle took R&B and made it homemade
-only needed a guitar, rest was interments that you made
-took england by storm; becomes a craze in 1958 to 1959
-a lot of skiffle bands played original music
-britain's answer to rock and roll start: cliff richards, adam faith, bull furry (not their real names)
-"rock island line"
-formed in 1962
-hard time breaking through to America and Britain considered ugly.
-were told that no one would listen to their music
-got big in America because they were at the right place at the right time
-influenced a lot of other bands; everyone imitated them
-only together for 6 years
-known as the "Fab Four"
-the took time to be artistic; hair was different-long, CD packaging is different
-people did not take them seriously at first
-stated as skiffle band at first
--no base played or drummer at first
-started out as "Silver Beatles" c. 1960
the beatles and stu sutcliffe:
-friend of The Beatles
-bought a bass-didn't know how to play
--the Beatles didn't care-needed a bass player
Stu's girlfriend was a german art student; helped with their hair, image, and artistic touches
the beatles and pete best:
-drummer, first gig was in his mother's house
the beatles and tony sheridan and the beat brothers:
-got a big break in england because they played with tony sheridan and the beat brothers
--helped them get started
-came back to liverpool and played at Caver Club
- new image; very tough, wore leather
the beatles and brian epstein:
-went to go see the beatles play, liked them and asked to be their manager
-put them in suits, taught them to bow, etc.
-wasn't good with merchandizing
the beatles and dick rowe:
-nicked named the "Man Who Turned Down The Beatles"
-signed "The Troggs" instead
the beatles and george martin:
-worked with Beatles
-told them to fire drummer
-pick up "Ringo Starr"
--"love me do" - first song
---Got on charts
-got big at Sunday Night at the Palladium
-first rock/pop band to play Royal Variety Performance, November 4th, 1963
beatlemania part one
-couldn't go out, couldn't live at home, very popular
-tried to release records in the United States but no one would take them
-records laughed at them on American Bandstand, for the song "she loves you"
-ed sullivan booked them to play in 1963 "please please me"
-had some records released in america on race labels, no one wanted them.
-had a turn around at christmas time in 1963 with the song "i want to hold your hand"
-the song captured people, simple, upbeat
-this song made the beatles big
-appeared on the jack paar show january 3, 1964 - got adults interested in them.
beatlemania part two
-beatlemania part two had merchandise
-appeared on the ed sullivan show, feb. 1964, americans considered them communists
-people assumed they weren't going to last long
-however, they would change the way music would be recorded and performed in competing with the beach boys
-the beatles stopped touring because they couldn't do it anymore, they spent time as a studio band
-are the reason why pop music was recognized as art
-their music was taken seriously
-the beatles put britain back on map as a cultural scene