The Impact of Groups Such as The Beatles on the Nineteen-Sixties

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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
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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 never have heard of the likes of Mick Jagger.

The Beatles caused many parts of British society to begin to change, they literally changed both the style and image of popular music. They were seen as both the catalyst and the innovators.

The first thing the group did was to make it cool to be a British working class person with a
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