The Beatles’ influence “Across the Universe”

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The Beatles are a band without need for introduction. Starting as a small band in 1960 in Liverpool, this English rock group quickly became one of the most influential bands to have ever existed.

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon are names that were common in every household in the 60’s and 70’s, and still to this day. Songs like “Can’t buy me love,” “Yesterday,” and “Hey Jude” are just a few of The Beatles tunes that almost anyone can hum along to.

Through their creative song writing, The Beatles stretched the boundaries of popular music and changed music forever. They created musical trends that are still being followed today. New techniques were brought into the music industry because of Paul, George, Ringo, and John.           

Looping, where an audio file is repeated over and over again to sound like it’s being said a lot, was shown in Beatles songs like “Tomorrow never knows” and “Strawberry fields.”

They also used distortion, equalization, and other stereo effects. Although The Beatles didn’t invent these tricks, they created the inspiration to use them in the music industry.

Not only did The Beatles change the way music was written, but they also continued to change the culture in the industry. They made irreverance acceptable in mainstream culture. These four rowdy boys were never intimidated by the media and recognized the fact that fame did not have to control their life.

George Harrison once said, “The Beatles will exist without us,” and that could not be more true. The Beatles are one of the most, if not the most, timeless band to have ever existed. Their music continues to impact today’s society and the revelance of the meaning behind their lyrics is still applicable to people now and forever.

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