By Conor Moriarty
Impact of the Beatles
As silly as this sounds, even their hairstyle was adopted! Because of their increasing popularity, how they looked became an important factor to many people. People wanted to be them in fact. So because of this their hairstyle was adopted and so was the later trends they set. Now back in the 60s and 70s long hair was just becoming a acceptable style. They were definitely the ones who popularized the "hippie trend" which became a large part of american culture.
Now their looks weren't the only thing that changed america. Their music was very very successful. Many of their songs were Top 100 singles. This was very hard to do. Music is such a large part of any culture. In this case their music appealed deeply to the people of America and the world at the time. They also had a heavy influence on the younger part if society. Many young people looked up to them and adopted many things they did for their own.
If it wasn't for the Beatles, who knows what our culture would be like today? That is how they much they changed the course of history. Their impacts still are seen today. Who knows what our could be without "Beatle Mania".
Roots of Rock and Roll
Here Comes the Sun
Twist and Shout
A Hard Days Work
I Want to Hold Your Hand
1964 - Their song "I want to hold your hand" tops the charts.
1964 - They perform live on tv gathering 75 million to watch them. This is record breaking.
1980 - John Lennon is shot and killed.
2012 - Sir Paul McCartney perfoms "Hey Jude"