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It was such an eye opener. Those skinny little boys, kind of androgynous, with long hair like girls. It blew me away that these four boys in the middle of nowhere could make that music. The only time you heard a British accent was when they played the Nazi in war films.
I read up on everything they did in the news. I followed their failures and their successes. The Beatles were a band, of course, and I loved their music.
But they were also a cultural force that made it OK to be different. You never knew who produced them. You never knew the names of the people in the band.
And pop music started. I used to sing [Norwegian Wood] in my coffeehouse days in Detroit before I started writing for myself. I got a kick out of throwing it in there amongst all these tragic English folk ballads. Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell: We got a Gretsch Country Gentleman and the Rick.
I loved what they were doing… I imagined that they were more folk-oriented than they really were. I thought they were probably more a folk band that could play bluegrass banjo and mandolin, but they chose to do pop music because it was more commercial.
Turned out not to be the case. But in my imagination this whole thing developed and I started mixing up old folk songs with the Beatles beat and taking them down to Greenwich Village and playing them for the people there. Who actually is a person! The first record that I ever learned was a record called Twist and Shout.
It was a Beatles record. Countless musicians, artists, songwriters and the like can call the Beatles a driving influence in their careers…if you think of any we left out, please let us know in the comment section below!The influence of ‘Sgt Pepper’ cannot be overstated.
After its release in , the album changed not only music, but pop culture at large. Interpreting The Beatles’ paradigm shift from overworked, ornate mini-symphonies to unfussy production values as sheer artistic indolence, they missed the crucial point that hindsight makes so plain: the White Album’s enduring influence on rock’s future lay in its embrace of the easy over the difficult; of visceral feel over cerebral contrivance; groove over gimmickry.
The Beatles still influence Noel and Liam Gallagher a huge amount. Both of them have continued to show the influence of The Beatles outside of their work with Oasis. Free Essay: The Beatles' Influence in Pop Culture The Beatles were one of the most influential music groups of the rock era.
They were able to conquer and. In the video below, you can hear the blues influence in the Beatle’s song, “Yer Blues”. There is a use of an electric blues guitar and guitar riffs occur at The song also shows the use of . The Beatles cultural force, compositions, and attitudes transformed pop music and culture.
Their Style They changed the image of what was known as the teen idol.