Musical Influence in Britain During the Xx Century

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Music is an essential part of Western culture. The need and appreciation for music is evident in the everyday lives of people for it is heard in movies, on television and throughout all forms of audio media. The majority of people also choose to listen to music for pleasure so it is not surprising, considering the bombardment of music one is faced with, that music can be an instrument of social influence and change. Music is a powerful form of communication. It can be personal, political, opportunistic, and can be self-expressive with therapeutic effects due to the release of emotion. Pop music is an important part of British culture, not just as an expression of Englishness, but as a indicator of the multi-cultural nature of Britain today. The Beatles first arrived on the Liverpool music scene in the early 60's creating a huge controversial craze among their fans known as Beatle Mania

Great Britain, a place where rock music has been making an impact, also where it has been developing and not only developing in UK, this growth meant the influence that would be on the rock bands around the whole world, because rock splited out and took many ways and forms and combinations, Rock and roll, Metal, Punk,Indie,Pop its the product of the creativity of the music, and it doesn’t end there, there will always be combinations, more and more bunches, bands are always looking for a new own style to define themselves , UK music is such an important element, making music, paralell to america, and europe, british music has always stood out,and been prefered worldwide. What we we will see, is the development of this amazing element of entertainment og our generation, the element of rock, in the music of our times

.Well, when we talk about British rock, we are going many deacades ago, 50 years has been the time, this Revolution rock has started. Initial attempts to emulate American rock and roll took place in Britain in the mid-1950s, but the terms "rock music" and "rock" usually refer to the music derived from the blues-rock. We should say that rock music was born in america, starting with blues rock,as we have already said but, surely theres a complete change, in music around the world, since rock arrived to Great Britain in 1960s , in these times ocurred the first british invasion.

Beatlemania 60’s fisrt british invasion

The Beatles themselves were less influenced by blues music than the music of later American genres such as soul and Motown. Their popular success in Britain in the early 1960s was matched by their new and highly influential emphases on their own song writing, and on technical production values, some of which were shared by other British beat groups. On 7 February 1964, the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite ran a story about The Beatles' United States arrival in which the correspondent said "The British Invasion this time goes by the code name Beatlemania".[16] A few days later, they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show. Seventy five percent of Americans watching television that night viewed their appearance thus "launching"[17] the invasion with a massive wave of chart success that would continue until the Beatles broke up in 1970. Other acts that were part of the "invasion" included The Who, The Kinks, and The Dave Clark Five; This remarked the scene of british music in the world, Rock was the best british product to the world, and was becoming part of british culture for people from those times.

70s Rock and Roll. Psychedellic Rock

Psychedelic music is a style of music that is inspired or influenced by psychedelic culture and attempts to replicate and enhance the mind-altering experiences of hallucinogenic drugs.[20] It particularly grew out of blues-rock and progressive folk music and drew on non-Western sources such as Indian music's ragas and sitars as well as studio effects and long instrumental passages and surreal lyrics. It emerged during the mid 1960s among progressive folk...
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