-Many groups that made it successfully from Liverpool all sound and look the same.
-This is because they all had the same manager as The Beatles
Brian Epstein manager of The Beatles and other Liverpool groups:
-Peter and Gordon:
--Peter Asher and Gordon Waller
--Similar sound of the Beatles
-Gerry and the Pacemakers:
--Also managed by Brian Epstein
--Wrote their own songs, unlike The Beatle
Liverpool, mersey sound, vibrant sound, Beatles sound:
--Spoke with a "London" accent because that's what the American's liked.
--What the American's wanted to hear, nice clear cut sound.
--Did not write their own sounds, like many others in this type of music.
Manchester, England sound that had great success was The Hollies.
-Modeled themselves off of the Beach Boys.
-Very pop, very bright.
-Make it easily in the United States
New Castle, England
-Band that represents this type of Northern Soul was Eric Burdon and the Animals:
--Harder sound than the pop sound on the east coast of England.
--House of the Rising Sun is their best known song.
--Kinda of a soul shouting voice.
--Writes some of the music for them.
-These kids were working class, music offered a way of identifying with the blues music.
The South, London
-Most successful area of the south for music industry.
-A lot of rock and roll band that come into existence in this area.
-Creates a lot of rivals.
--Dave Clark 5 and The Rolling Stones are two examples
Dave Clark 5 and The Beatles were seen as a rival in the United States.
-Dc5 was from an area of Northern England called Tottenham.
--Northern Soul was they type of music that they sung.
-Dave Clark had worked for BBC as a stunt man, he was familiar with contracts and knew how to not be taken advantage of by people proposing the contract.
--Obtains the rights to all of his own songs, image, name, etc.
-Planned to only last five years, and had a plan for their sound.
--Raw sound, to keep the blues edge.
--Had a soul shouter and a lead singer.
--Had an echo when they sung, that others liked the sound of.
--Songs just kind of start and stop, no introduction to them.
-Played Ed Sullivan more than any other British Invasion Band, about 15 times.
The Rolling Stones:
-Pretended to be working class, you got street credit for sounding as working class.
-They were founded by Brian Jones.
-They started out as a blues style.
--Did a lot of Chuck Berry and other blues band covers.
-Tried to imitate the look of The Beatles.
--Clean cut look
--Andrew Long Oldham told them that in order to be a rival of The Beatles, be the opposite of The Beatles.
--Since being like The Beatles was not working for them.
-Developed a hard edge look.
-Had a hard time getting popular in the United States, were becoming successful in England.
-Let their hair grow out, didn't wear suits, hard edge look and stage performance.
--At concerts the crowd would riot and fight.
-Jones wanted to keep to the blues tradition, however Mick Jagger and Keith Richards helped change their sound, especially after the death of Jones.
--"Satisfaction" is the song that defined their sound.
-In the early 1960s to the early 80s they were seen as a corrupt type of music.
-Mick Jagger's roles model was James Brown and Tina Turner.
-Had to change their lyrics to play on the Ed Sullivan show.
-Known as the "Bad boys of Rock and Roll"
--Listened to for hard edge sound, made it into rock and roll again and not a pop sound.
-Keith Richards and Mick Jagger became the face of the rock and roll sound again.
-Allen Klein becomes their new manager.
--nicknamed:"Second Meanest Man in the Music Business"
-Pure rock and roll, did try a psychedelic album called "her Satanic Majesty's Request"
-Were known for crazy stage acts.
-1963 and fall apart by 1967 because they keep changing members.
-Eric Clapton (guitarist) dropped out for it sounding too commercial.
-Jeff Beck pioneer in jazz infusion, played guitar.
-Jimmy Page played guitar for them also.
-Keith Relf, soul shouter.
-Rival to The Beatles
-Name was more provocative; They got the name because they were absolutely terrible when they started out. (Role model of what not to do when starting a band.) (Clueless because they were very young.)
-Creates 45 albums
--Engineer and producer
-First couple of albums were imitations of Bob Dylan and The Beatles.
-Changed their sound, became known for it.
--"You Really God Me" was their song that helped them come back and become successful.
-Their shows resulted in riots; They also fought on stage, the bothers didn't get along.
-Toured America in 1964, 1965 and were banned from America for 5 years.
--Missed a lot of influential scenes/sounds created in the United States.
--Had to stay in England and developed a new song.
The High Numbers:
-Not part of the British invasion
-Fans tended to be mods, listened to a specific type of music and dressed a particular way.
-From London, not from the British invasion.
-Trade mark was breaking their instruments on stage.
-Don't become mid in America until 1967.
-Image they have for Americans is slightly out of date.
-Pete Townsend, Keith Mood, destroyed stuff on stage.
--John Entwhistle did not.
-Stutters to make fun of the upper class
The Small Faces:
-Didn't make it big in America
-Contract payed them in clothing.
--There manager was "The Meanest Man in Rock and Roll"; Don Arden (Daughter is Sharon Osborn)
The Beau Brummels:
-American singers trying to sound British.
-Had an Irish person in their band who did all the interviews.
-An example of one way the Americans tried to counter act the British who were taking over the charts.
Paul Revere and the Raiders:
-Mistaken for The Rolling Stones
-Hard rock sound
-Dressed as Revolutionary war men, while doing crazy dancing