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If you can remember anything about the sixties, you werent really there.. - Paul Kantner, guitarist of the Jefferson Airplane. British Pop Music (pre-1960s). Dominated by American Acts and tastes - World War II US Soldiers in UK - Post WWII rebuilding of damaged country - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • If you can remember anything about the sixties, you werent really there. - Paul Kantner, guitarist of the Jefferson Airplane

  • British Pop Music (pre-1960s)Dominated by American Acts and tastes - World War II US Soldiers in UK - Post WWII rebuilding of damaged countryUS Teenagers = money, cars, rock n roll, etc.BBC controls broadcasting (3 channels) - Brian Matthew, Saturday Club - major labels license (and push) US recordsSkiffle mix of folk, jazz, etc.

  • Lonnie Donegan(1931-2002)Leading Skiffle BandTraditional jazz, folk music, jug bands, etc. 20 Top 30 Hits in UKPrimary Influence on Beatles & other bandsYouTube - Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island LineLonnie Donnegan - The Battle Of New Orleans YouTubeLonnie Donegan s Skiffle Group - Puttin On The Style YouTubeLonnie Donegan - Does Your Chewing Gum Lose it's Flavour? - YouTube

  • The Beatles(beginnings)Liverpool Skiffle Band - The Quarrymen - nucleus (Lennon, McCartney, Harrison) - Drummer (Hanton), Bass (Sutcliffe)AKA Johnny and the Moondogs, Silver Beetles, etc.Auditions for Professional managementBrief tour of Scotland1st Recording (1958) The Quarrymen - That'll Be The Day - YouTube

  • Beatlesin Hamburg1960 & 1962 - three long dates (62) - 246 performances6-hour gigs - learn everything - American rock n roll (Germans liked!)Examples. - YouTube - The Beatles - Red Hot (Full Version) - Live at the Star Club - The Beatles My Bonnie with lyrics Highest Quality Audio - YouTube

    Pete Best (drums), Harrison, Lennon, McCartney, and Sutcliffe (bass)

  • Liverpool:The Cavern1961-63: 292 gigs - continuing educationLunchtime crowdsAmerican influences - sailors w/ recordsExample: YouTube - The Beatles - Hippy Hippy Shake

  • Two major influences Brian Epstein Record store manager becomes Beatles manager (1961) changes image and promotes band George Martin (the 5th Beatle) A&R man for Parlophone (EMI) Produces & engineers sessions Replaces Pete Best w/ Ringo

  • The Beatles (c. 1962-4)Love me Do-The Beatles ' 62 YouTube (UK # 17)Beatles She Loves You (With Lyrics) YouTube (UK # 1)The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand YouTube (US # 1, late 1963)Boston Pops I Want To Hold Your Hand YouTube (covered by Boston Pops)(Note the haircuts and suits)

  • The Ed SullivanShow (1964)Textbook, pp. 168-9YouTube - Beatles: CBS News "30 Years Ago" Invasion ReportThe Beatles 1st Ed Sullivan Performance (REMASTERED) YouTubeThe Beatles - Live Ed Sullivan Show 1964 (ALL SHOWS New York, United States HD 1080p RARE) - YouTube

  • Beatles MoviesYouTube - A Hard Days Night TrailerA Hard Day's Night (Full Movie) 1080p [HD] - YouTubeBeatles" A Hard Days Night" Behind The Scenes YouTubeHelp! The Beatles Movie - Complete 1 hour 30 Minute Movie - YouTubeA Hard Days Night (1964)Help! (1965)

  • Influences on Beatles SoundSkiffle general jangly soundUS Rock n Roll / Rockabilly Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, etc.12-bar blues or basic song formsChuck Berry guitar strumFuzz tone Ventures, also Les PaulBrill Building lyrics & song formsVocal harmonies girl groups, Everly Bros., etc

  • The Beatles (mid-career)Beatlemania (August 1966 Last stadium concert) YouTube - "I Saw Her Standing There (Live)" By the Beatles (1964)Revolver (1966 album) -beginning of studio sound - more complex composition - album-length works - difficult / impossible to create in live performanceThe Beatles - "Tomorrow Never Knows" Mono YouTube (1966)The Beatles (1966)

    DAY 13 - 17 July 2012DAY 12 - 16 July 2012**DAY 12 - 16 July 2012*