The Beatles

The Band that Changed the World


The Beatles were an English rock band with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, who were sometimes referred to as the "Fab Four." They played throughout the 1960's and were the most popular band in rock history. The Beatles changed music, and they are still an influence for rock bands today. Fans went crazy over the Beatles in what was called "Beatlemania", with thousands of people at there concerts. The Beatles broke up in 1970, and Lennon was killed in 1980. Harrison died of cancer 21 years later.

Similarities to modern music

Millions of bands have used the guitars, bass, and drums style that the Beatles used. The modern rock style is like that of the Beatles, and they were the first to have very loud music. A lot of modern songs have topics similar to the Beatles' music. Most songs similar to the Beatles music are like the Beatles' early music, which was mainly love songs. There are many bands today that are tributes to the Beatles, and most modern rock songs are modeled after the Beatles music.

Differences with modern music

Though The Beatles were loud, modern bands have louder amps and they rock "harder". The Beatles had more old fashioned hairstyle and clothing than bands today. The music today has more singing, and it was more instrumental when the Beatles were popular. The amplified guitars produce a louder sound as well. Guitarists today play much faster, and in the 60's, it was more about the sound. Music today can be very repetitive, like Justin Bieber's "Baby". Bands today have a different style than the Beatles, although there are similarities.
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)