Essay heading: 1960s Rock Outline

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The sounds of nation reverberated across the Atlantic and reshaped the quiet folksy-blues oriented music of America and turned it into the noisy, angry, electric superpower it would become. First Wave: - The Beatles o Members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (former members include Stuart Sutcliffe, Andy White, and Pete Best) o Born in Liverpool, England o Began their career in Hamburg Germany playing in underground clubs o In America ? Appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and hit it off with American viewers • The Ed Sullivan show also hosted such names as The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones ? First American Tour was a huge success o In Britain ? Debut single “Love Me Do” made it onto the UK charts ? Appearance on the UK television show, “Thank Your Lucky Stars” was viewed by six million people o “The Beatles might have been more talented and better-advertised than any group that came before, but their music was solidly in the rock 'n' roll/show tune/R & B tradition that was already universally received at this point” o Influence on Rock ? Created a completely unique sound ? Used new studio techniques and instruments • Reverberation, echoes, and reverse tape effects • Fair ground organ ? Often referenced drugs in their music • The song, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” describes many LSD induced fantasy scenes ? Deals with the “rebellious youth” of the time period, often associating with the hippie movement • Many young listeners could relate to the drug references "Christianity will go...
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The sounds of nation reverberated across the Atlantic and reshaped the quiet folksy-blues oriented music of America and turned it into the noisy, angry, electric superpower it would become. First Wave: - The Beatles o Members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (former members include Stuart Sutcliffe, Andy White, and Pete Best) o Born in Liverpool, England o Began their career in Hamburg Germany playing in underground clubs o In America ? Appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and hit it off with American viewers • The Ed Sullivan show also hosted such names as The Dave Clark Five, The Kinks, and The Rolling Stones ? First American Tour was a huge success o In Britain ? Debut single “Love Me Do” made it onto the UK charts ? Appearance on the UK television show, “Thank Your Lucky Stars” was viewed by six million people o “The Beatles might have been more talented and better-advertised than any group that came before, but their music was solidly in the rock 'n' roll/show tune/R & B tradition that was already universally received at this point” o Influence on Rock ? Created a completely unique sound ? Used new studio techniques and instruments • Reverberation, echoes, and reverse tape effects • Fair ground organ ? Often referenced drugs in their music • The song, “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” describes many LSD induced fantasy scenes ? Deals with the “rebellious youth” of the time period, often associating with the hippie movement • Many young listeners could relate to the drug references "Christianity will go...
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