Beatles and rock music

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How The Beatles Changed Rock Music

Rock music consists of many individual styles. Even though there is a common spirit among all music groups, all music made by them are very different. Rock music evolved in the 1950s and the early 1960s. At that time that Beatles entered the world of music from Liverpool. Rock music was a large piece of the centerpiece of a largely rebellious group of young people. Before the era of the Beatles, Elvis Presley first took Rock 'n' Roll to the public. Elvis blended the black and white music influence to create this style of Rock 'n' Roll. He commanded a large group of faithful fans. Elvis was the only singer who was able to rival the Beatles. Even so, the Beatles admired his music and were greatly influenced by him. The Beatles were pace setters. Their ensemble were supplemented with solo guitar, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, drums, sitar, and violins.

They took advantage of the creative possibilities afforded by the multiple track tape recording. They made rock music into music that were produceable in studios but were not possible to produce in live performances.

They were the 'Greatest show on Earth.' They were the biggest concert draws on Earth. Their music and lyrics changed the lives of a generation and the generation that followed. Rock 'n' roll was a mixture of blues and country. Its rhythm seemed to have an amazing power over young people that couldn't be understood by anyone born before 1940. John Lennon joined Paul McCartney, Pete Best, and George Harrison to form the hottest group that was around at that time. Their first hit music was the very well known song My Bonnie.

In 1962, Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best as the drummer and joined the group on continuing...