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The Beatles
1 THE BEGINNING
1.1 4 guys from Liverpool.
1.1.1 John Lennon
1.1.2 Paul McCartney
1.1.3 George Harrison
1.1.4 Ringo Starr
1.2 Mersey Beat 1960
1.3 Brian Epstein
1.3.1 Heard them play and became their manager.
1.4 Parlophone 1962
1.4.1 Record deal
1.4.2 George Martin
1.4.2.1 5th Beatle
1.4.2.2 Became their producer.
2 STYLE
2.1 Origins in Skiffle
2.1.1 Bangos
2.2 Beat band
2.2.1 Straight-forward, humoured songs.
2.2.2 Memorable tunes.
2.2.3 Vocal harmonies.
2.2.4 Driving rhythms.
2.2.5 Guitar line up.
2.2.5.1 Lead
2.2.5.2 Rhythm
2.2.5.3 Bass
2.2.5.4 Drums
3 INFLUENCES
3.1 During
3.1.1 The Beach Boys 1960's
3.1.1.1 Harmonies
3.1.1.1.1 Close vocal harmonies
3.1.1.1.2 Complex vocal texture
3.1.1.2 Chords
3.1.1.2.1 Simple with some unusal
3.1.1.3 Throw ins
3.1.1.3.1 Unusual instrumentals
3.1.1.3.1.1 Day In The Life (The Beatles)
3.1.1.3.1.2 Good Vibrations (The Beach Boys)
3.1.2 The Kinks 1960's
3.1.2.1 Similar guitar line up and harmonies
3.1.2.2 British feel and sound
3.2 Before
3.2.1 The Shadows 1950-64
3.2.1.1 Same line up of instruments: Guitars, sitars + tamborines
3.2.1.2 Similar simple harmony chords
3.2.1.3 Similar appearance: Suits and sharp hair styles
3.2.2 Chuck Berry 1955
3.2.2.1 Blues heading towards rock 'n' roll
3.2.2.2 Simplicity e.g. drums
3.2.2.3 Performance
3.2.2.3.1 Cheeky smile
3.2.2.3.2 Witty lyrics
3.2.2.3.3 Selling the personality
3.2.3 Bill Haley 1956
3.2.3.1 Blues + rock 'n' roll
3.2.3.1.1 Upbeat tempo
3.2.3.1.2 12 bar blues sequence
3.2.3.1.3 Big melody range
3.2.4 Louis Jordon 1956
3.2.4.1 'Bluesy' feeling
3.2.4.2 Fills at the end of each line
3.2.4.2.1 guitar lick in "something"
3.2.5 Little Richard 1956
3.2.5.1 ROCK 'N' ROLL!
4 SONGS
4.1 Love Me Do
4.2 Eleanor Rigby
4.3 A Day in the Life
4.4 Something

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