The Impact of Groups Such as The Beatles on the Nineteen-Sixties
Groups such as the Beatles effected British society in many ways in
the period of the 1960's. The course of the Beatles came in 3 distinct
phases between 1962 and 1968.
The Beatles were an all male quartet from the North West working class
city of Liverpool. John Lennon, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and Paul
McCartney would set about changing popular music forever.
The Beatles had many musical influences ranging from Elvis Pressley to
Chuck Berry. There performances were famed for being long and amazing
on some occasions it was known that they continued to play non stop
for 8 hours.
Much of there early music could be heard in the back streets of
Liverpool, in clubs like the cavern and small clubs in the German city
of Hamburg. The Beatles were becoming the complete antithesis of
manufactured pop acts that followed the initial rock n roll from the
They were different in several ways from any other music which was
around at that time. They wore classy suits and had unique and
distinctive hair styles.
Brian Epstein was manager of the lads and George Martin produces some
of there greatest musical efforts. Both gifted in there own fields
they brought the group exactly what they needed. They did not take any
of their earnings, leaving it instead for them to do with what they
The quartets were extremely inventive with there new style of album
sleeve, no longer was plain and informative the thing to have, the
Beatles wanted colour and things that made people want to but the
One of the key periods for the Beetles was between 1962-64, this was
the time when the key part of the bands success came together.
Firstly the group noticed the spark between Lennon and McCartney. Both
gifted with exceptional song writing ability and the group had been
blessed with arguably two of the greatest song writers ever known.
They also appeared on the scene in the UK at just the right time,
television was just launching to a mass audience and that made it
possible for the publicity that the lads required to become all the
more easier to create. This was an advantage on any bands before them
because now, people in places away from Liverpool where they were
based could see what they were like and enjoy their music.
The music that Lennon and McCartney were writing in the years between
'62 and '64 was inclusive to all section of British society. Nobody
would feel left out by the topics that they sung about or the style in
which they sang them.
Also emerging at a similar time were a group known as The Rolling
Stones who's first number one hit was written by Lennon and McCartney,
had the pair not wrote this for them and gave them the early push they
needed it is possible that we would...