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Encyclopedia > The Beatles' influence on popular culture

The Beatles' influence on rock music and popular culture was—and remains—immense. Their commercial success started an almost immediate wave of changes—including a shift from U.S. global dominance of rock and roll to UK acts, from soloists to groups, from professional songwriters to self-penned songs, and to changes in fashion. The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ...

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Music

The Beatles influenced the way music was recorded in several ways. ...

Album format and covers

(45 rpm) single
(45 rpm) single

Prior to the Beatles' influence, record albums were of secondary consideration to singles ("45s") in mass marketing. Albums contained largely "filler" material (unexceptional songs) along with one or two hits. The Beatles rarely incorporated singles as part of their albums, thus defining the album as more important. ImageMetadata File history File links Record. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Record. ... 33⅓ LP vinyl record album The vinyl record is a type of gramophone record, most popular from the 1950s to the 1990s, that was most commonly used for mass-produced recordings of music. ... The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour (1967) as a 33 â…“ LP vinyl record A gramophone record (also phonograph record, or simply record) is an analogue sound recording medium consisting of a flat disc with an inscribed modulated spiral groove. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ...


Several Beatles album covers have been copied or parodied, for example:

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Music videos

In the mid-1960s, the Beatles began filming promotional music videos for their songs, which they sent to television networks in lieu of appearing in person. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... A music video (also video clip, promo) is a short film or video meant to present a visual representation of a popular music song. ...


"Strawberry Fields Forever" was made in 1967. It used many techniques previously only seen in experimental film, including intricate jump-cuts that rapidly alternated between night and day, reversed film, and other avant-garde devices. These techniques were later copied and the use of such film and videos started the now common practice of releasing a video clip to accompany singles. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A jump cut is a cut in film editing where the middle section of a continuous shot is removed, and the beginning and ends of the shot are then joined together. ... A work similar to Marcel Duchamps Fountain Avant garde (written avant-garde) is a French phrase, one of many French phrases used by English speakers. ...


Cover versions

Main article: List of artists who had cover the Beatles

In May 1966, John Lennon said of people covering their songs, "Lack of feeling in an emotional sense is responsible for the way some singers do our songs. They don't understand and are too old to grasp the feeling. Beatles are really the only people who can play Beatle music."[1]


Although many artists have performed covers of songs by The Beatles, the following are among the most notable.


Jimi Hendrix

On June 4, 1967, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last show in England, at London's Saville Theatre,[2] before heading to America. Two Beatles (Paul McCartney and George Harrison) were in attendance, along with a roll-call of UK rock stardom: Brian Epstein, Eric Clapton, Spencer Davis, Jack Bruce, and pop singer Lulu. is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... The Jimi Hendrix Experience was a highly influential, though short-lived, English/American rock band famous for the guitar work of frontman Jimi Hendrix on songs such as Purple Haze, Foxy Lady, Fire, Hey Joe, Voodoo Child (Slight Return), All Along the Watchtower and Spanish Castle Magic. // Hendrix arrived in... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... For a former Governor of Saint Helena, see Spencer Davis (governor). ... John Symon Asher Jack Bruce (born May 14, 1943) is a Scottish-born musician, composer and singer. ... Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, OBE, (born 3 November 1948 in Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire), best known by her stage name Lulu, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, actor, model, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through the 2000s. ...


Hendrix opened the show with his own rendition of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", which he had learned in the few days leading up to the show. Harrison and McCartney were extremely impressed by this, especially because it was played on the Sunday after the release of Sgt. Pepper the previous Friday. McCartney had publicly endorsed Hendrix for months, before Hendrix broke into the UK music scene.[3] Music sample Sgt. ...


Joe Cocker

Joe Cocker's first album was called With a Little Help from My Friends and contained a song with the same name. He had completely revamped the Lennon/McCartney song by changing the original easy-listening tune to a 12/8 blues/rock song. The Beatles heard it before its release, as the producer was uncertain as to how they would react to such a radical overhaul of one of their tracks. All the Beatles agreed that it was a great version.[citation needed] Joe Cocker OBE (born 20 May 1944) is an English rock/blues singer who came to popularity in the 1960s, and is most known for his gritty voice and his cover versions of popular songs. ... With a Little Help from My Friends is a 1969 album by Joe Cocker. ... Sgt. ... The name Lennon can refer to one of several individuals or groups: John Lennon, singer, musician and songwriter well-known as a member The Beatles, as well as a renowned solo career Lennon-McCartney, prominent songwriting team comprising John Lennon and Paul McCartney Julian Lennon, John Lennons first son... McCartney (a variant of Macartney or MacCartney) is a surname that originated in Ireland. ... 12/8 is a time signature consisting of four dotted crotchets in a bar. ... “Blues music” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...


Cocker's version was later used as the theme song for the TV show The Wonder Years. The Wonder Years is an Emmy Award-winning American television dramedy created by Carol Black and Neal Marlens. ...


David Bowie

David Bowie covered "Across the Universe" on his 1975 album Young Americans. John Lennon was partly involved in the making of the album. Bowie revamped the song into a soul version, eliminating the monotone vocals used in the Beatles version (and other covers of the song), as well as eliminating the "jai guru deva" part of the chorus. David Bowie (IPA: []) (born David Robert Jones on 1947 January 8) is an English singer, songwriter, actor, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer. ... This article is about the song by The Beatles. ... Young Americans may refer to: Young Americans, an album by David Bowie Young Americans, the title track to the above album and a single Young Americans, an American television drama that aired on the WB in the summer of 2000 The Young Americans, a choir. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ...


Keith Moon

Keith Moon

In 1976, Keith Moon of The Who covered the Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four" for the soundtrack of the documentary All This and World War II, and sang backing vocals (with many others) on "All You Need Is Love".[4] Moon also covered "In My Life" on his album Two Sides of the Moon. The drummer for the Who, Keith Moon Promotional photo from MCA Records. ... The drummer for the Who, Keith Moon Promotional photo from MCA Records. ... Keith John Moon (August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978) was the drummer of the rock group The Who. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... When Im Sixty-Four is a love song by The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney[1][2] (but co-credited to John Lennon) and released in 1967 on their album Sgt. ... All This and World War II (1976) is a musical documentary. ... Music sample All You Need Is Love ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... In My Life is a song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney and first appeared on The Beatles 1965 album Rubber Soul. ... Two Sides Of the Moon is the only solo album from the original drummer from The Who- Keith Moon. ...


Moon once approached the Beatles' table at a London nightclub. "Can I join you?" he asked. "Yeah, sure," said Starr, as he pulled up a seat for Moon. Moon then said, "No, can I join you?", implying that he wanted to join the band. Ringo replied with, "No, we've already got a drummer."[citation needed][5] The last photo of Lennon and McCartney together was owned by Moon.


Moon's final night out was as a guest of McCartney at the preview of the film The Buddy Holly Story. After dinner with Paul and Linda McCartney, Moon and his girlfriend—Annette Walter-Lax—left the party early and they returned to his flat in Curzon Place, London. He later died in his sleep. The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly. ... Linda Louise Eastman McCartney (September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American photographer, musician, and animal rights activist. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers recited the lyrics of "A Hard Day's Night"[6] (1965 - UK # 14) in a "shakespearian" voice, (in the style of Laurence Olivier playing Richard III) with minimal backing music. Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove and as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films. ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, OM, (IPA: ; 22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an Academy Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA and four-time Emmy winning English actor, director, and producer. ... Frontispage of the First Quarto Richard The Third. ...


He deliberately changed the tempo and dynamics of the original lyrics to make them comical. He left definite pauses between words, such as:

"But when I get home to you... I find the things that you do... will make me feel (pause) all right."

This version was re-issued in 1993, and reached Number 52 in the UK Top 75 Singles chart. He covered several other Beatles hits, including "Help!" and "She Loves You". Help! is a song by The Beatles. ... She Loves You is a hit song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, originally recorded by the The Beatles for release as a single in 1963. ...


Sellers had casual friendships with Harrison and Starr. Harrison told occasional Sellers stories in interviews, and Starr appeared with Sellers in the anarchic movie, The Magic Christian (1970), whose theme song was Badfinger's cover version of McCartney's "Come and Get It". Starr also gave Sellers a rough mix of songs from The Beatles' White Album. The tape was auctioned, and bootlegged, after his death. The Magic Christian is a 1969 film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. ... Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... Come And Get It was the name of a song composed by Beatle Paul McCartney for the movie The Magic Christian (which starred fellow Beatle Ringo Starr) and made popular by the group Badfinger. ... The self-titled double album The Beatles, released by the Beatles in 1968 at the height of their popularity, is often hailed as one of the major accomplishments in popular music. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ...


Other successful cover versions

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Live Concerts

The Beatles were the first entertainment act to stage a large stadium concert. At Shea Stadium, New York City on Sunday, August 15, 1965 the group opened their 1965 North American tour to a record audience of 55,600. [7] It was the first concert to be held at a major outdoor stadium and set records for attendance and revenue generation, demonstrating that outdoor concerts on a large scale could be successful and profitable. The Beatles returned to Shea for a very successful encore in August 1966. William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Fashion

The mop-top haircut

The Beatle haircut, also known as the mop-top (or moptop) —because of its resemblance to a mop—or Arthur amongst fans, is a mid-length hairstyle named for and popularised by the Beatles. It is a straight cut - collar-length at the back and over the ears at the sides, with straight bangs. MOP can refer to: Modern Persian, in linguistics Macanese pataca, the ISO 4217 code for the currency of Macau Maintenance Operations Protocol, in computer networks Measure of Performance Means of Production in Economics Megatron x Optimus Prime, in fandoms Metaobject Protocol, in computer science M.O.P., (Mash Out Posse... “Haircut” redirects here. ...


Prior to the mop-top, perhaps the most popular young men's haircut style was the "Duck's Ass", which was a style popular during the 1950s. Species Sus barbatus Sus bucculentus Sus cebifrons Sus celebensis Sus domesticus Sus heureni Sus philippensis Sus salvanius Sus scrofa Sus timoriensis Sus verrucosus Pigs are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family. ... Note the curled feathers The Ducks Ass was a haircut style popular during the 1950s. ... the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ...


As a schoolboy in the mid '50s, Jürgen Vollmer had left his hair hanging down over his forehead one day after he had gone swimming, not bothering to style it. John Lennon is quoted in The Beatles Anthology as follows: Jürgen had a flattened-down hairstyle with a fringe in the back, which we rather took to. In late 1961 Vollmer moved to Paris. McCartney said in a 1979 radio interview: "We saw a guy in Hamburg whose hair we liked. John and I were hitchhiking to Paris. We asked him to cut our hair like he cut his." McCartney also wrote in a letter to Vollmer in 1989: George explained in a 60s interview that it was John and I having our hair cut in Paris which prompted him to do the same…. We were the first to take the plunge.[8] John Lennon’s 1975 album Rock n Roll, which featured Jürgen Vollmer’s famous photo of Lennon in Hamburg in 1961. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


Because of the immense popularity of the Beatles, the haircut was widely imitated worldwide between 1964 and 1966. Their hair-style led toy manufacturers to begin producing real-hair and plastic, "Beatle Wigs".[9] Lowell Toy Manufacturing Corp. of New York was licensed to make "the only AUTHENTIC Beatle Wig". There have been many attempts at counterfeiting, but in its original packaging this wig has become highly collectible. A teddy bear A toy is an object used in play. ...


In the movie A Hard Day's Night, Harrison is asked in an interview, "What would you call that, uh, hairstyle you're wearing?" He replied, "Arthur." A Hard Days Night (1964) is a British comedy film originally released by United Artists, written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. ...


Mikhail Safonov wrote in 2003 that in the Brezhnev-dominated Soviet Union, mimicking the Beatles hairstyle was seen as extremely rebellious. Young people were called "hairies" by their elders, and were arrested and forced to have their hair cut in police stations.[10] Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev  listen? ( Russian: Леони́д Ильи́ч Бре́жнев) ( December 19, 1906 – November 10, 1982) was effective ruler of the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982, though at first in partnership with...


In 1967, most memorably on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, all four of the Beatles sported moustaches. This look signalled a new, more mature image for the "mop tops." By the late 1960s, the Beatles generally had much longer hair than they had during the Beatlemania era, and often wore full beards. For other uses, see Sgt. ... For the slang term, see Beard (female companion). ...


Suits

In the early Beatle-mania years, the Beatles would occasionally wear black, and then later grey, Edwardian collarless suits.[8][11] This style of suit was adopted from the Mod youth cult, then at its peak in the UK.[12] These suits (instead of leather trousers, plaid shirts, and slacks) became extremely common for new bands to wear after 1964. The Edwardian period or Edwardian era in the United Kingdom is the period 1901 to 1910, the reign of King Edward VII. It is sometimes extended to include the period to the start of World War I in 1914 or even the end of the war in 1918. ... Several plaid patterns on modern day uniforms Plaid is a Scots language word meaning blanket, usually referring to patterned woollen cloth; it is unclear if the Gaelic word Plaide came first. ... Trousers are now acceptable clothing for men or women. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ...


Later, during the psychedelic era of 1966–1968, the Beatles popularised bright colours, and wore paisley suits and shirts and trousers with floral patterns. The Beatles also popularised Indian-influenced fashions such as collarless shirts and sandals.


By the late 1960s, the Beatles had adopted trends toward more casual fashions, with t-shirts, blue jeans, and denim jackets. Lennon also popularised wearing solid white suits, reflecting an interest in minimalist design that also influenced the cover of the White Album. This mixture of casual wear and unconventional formal clothing could be seen in The Beatles' later years as they grew beards and drifted towards more hippie and Indian clothing. T-Shirt A T-shirt (or tee shirt) is a shirt with short or long sleeves, a round neck, put on over the head, without pockets. ... Blue Jeans Jeans are trousers traditionally made from denim, but may also be made from a variety of fabrics including cotton and corduroy. ... This article is about the material denim. ... Look up jacket in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The self-titled double album The Beatles, released by the Beatles in 1968 at the height of their popularity, is often hailed as one of the major accomplishments in popular music. ...


Boots

The back cover of Meet The Beatles!, showing The Beatles wearing Beatle boots.

Beatle boots are tight-fitting, cuban-heeled, ankle-length boots with a pointed toe which originated in 1963 when Brian Epstein discovered Chelsea boots whilst browsing in the London footwear company Anello & Davide, and consequently commissioned four pairs (with the addition of Cuban heels) for The Beatles to complement their new suit image upon their return from Hamburg, who wore them under drainpipe trousers.[13] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Meet The Beatles! is the second Beatles album released in the United States, despite the first album claim on its cover. ... Modern Beatle boot replica. ... A heel is the projection at the back of a shoe which rests below the heel bone. ... Brian Samuel Epstein (IPA: ) (born in Liverpool, England; 19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was the manager of The Beatles. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Audrey Hepburn in cigarette pants, a style she popularized Slim-fit pants have a snug fit through the legs and end in a small leg opening. ...


Other fashions

The style of hat worn by Lennon and his wife Cynthia on the Beatles' tour of the U.S. in 1964 was adopted widely by both men and women. In 1966, during the filming of How I Won the War, Lennon adopted round, thin-rimmed "teashade glasses," which became a signature element of Lennon's look. This style of eyewear is still popularly known as "John Lennon glasses." A John Lennon hat (or cap) was the informal name applied in the mid 1960s to a style of cap, similar to that often associated with fishermen [1], that was popularised by John Lennon (1940-80) of the Beatles rock group. ... How I Won the War is a 1967 film directed by Richard Lester. ...


TV

Absolutely Fabulous

The hit UK TV show Absolutely Fabulous, better known as "Ab-Fab", filmed a whole episode based on finding the "Lost Tapes" of the Beatles. Robert Lindsay played a fictional tape engineer who used to work at Abbey Road Studios during the time that the Beatles worked there. Absolutely Fabulous is a British sitcom written by and starring Jennifer Saunders, and co-starring Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and June Whitfield. ... The Beebs Lost Beatles Tapes was a music documentary series comprising 14 half-hour episodes, broadcast on BBC Radio 1 between October 1 and December 31, 1988. ... For other persons of the same name, see Robert Lindsay. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


A long scene was filmed in the Abbey Road Studios: Joanna Lumley pressed the record button by mistake on the reel-to-reel recorder while she was looking for a second bottle of champagne in the control room. In the meantime, Jennifer Saunders unknowingly sang over the tapes, and they were lost forever. When Robert Lindsay played the tapes at the party and realised that they were lost forever, he promptly collapsed on the floor. Joanna Lamond Lumley, OBE (born 1 May 1946) is an English actress and former model who is best known for her roles in The New Avengers, Absolutely Fabulous, Sapphire and Steel and Sensitive Skin. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 12, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning English comedienne, writer and actress. ...


The Simpsons

Homer's Barbershop Quartet
Homer's Barbershop Quartet

In the The Simpsons Season 5 opening episode, "Homer's Barbershop Quartet", Homer, Skinner, Apu, and Barney form a group called the Be-sharps, which rapidly rises to the top. There are numerous references to the Beatles, such as Barney dating a Japanese conceptual artist (a parody of Yoko Ono) playing a song that repeats "number 8", a Revolution 9 parody, and the Be-Sharps claiming they were bigger than Jesus. It ends with them singing on the rooftop of Moe's bar. The episode even includes a cameo by George Harrison, who meets Homer, and later appears in a limousine while the Be-Sharps sing on the rooftop, remarking that "It's been done." Homer later states to the crowd, "I hope we've finally passed the audition", but Barney is the one who doesn't understand what he means. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 417 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (417 × 532 pixel, file size: 224 KB, MIME type: image/png)Promo card for Homers Barbershop Quartet, from This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 417 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (417 × 532 pixel, file size: 224 KB, MIME type: image/png)Promo card for Homers Barbershop Quartet, from This is a copyrighted image that has been released by a company or organization to promote their work... Simpsons redirects here. ... Homers Barbershop Quartet is the first episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Revolution #9 is an experimental recording which appeared on The Beatles 1968 self-titled LP release (known as the White Album). ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ...


In the Season 8 episode "Bart After Dark", the couch gag is a parody of the cover of the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, featuring a large crowd of regular characters, and the family standing in front of the couch, front and centre; Homer turns to look at the crowded scene behind him. Bart After Dark is the fifth episode of The Simpsons eighth season, first aired by the Fox network on November 24, 1996. ... For other uses, see Sgt. ...


In the Season 14 episode "Bart of War", Bart and Milhouse break into Ned Flanders' house when chasing after their fly-on-a-string and stumbling into Ned's private collection of Beatles memorabilia, which included a DIY book titled Learn Carpentry with the Beatles (with John Lennon on the cover saying, 'I'm fixing a hole ... in my drywall!'); a Yellow Submarine standing cardboard cut-out; a Mop-Top-Pop featuring the flavours 'John Lemon,' 'Orange Harrison,' 'Paul McIced Tea' and 'Mango Starr'. The Bart of War is an episode of the fourteenth season of The Simpsons that aired on May 18, 2003. ... For the comic book series of the same name, see Bart Simpson comics. ... Milhouse Mussolini Van Houten is a fictional character featured in the animated television series The Simpsons, voiced by Pamela Hayden. ... Nedward Ned Flanders is a fictional character on The Simpsons, voiced by Harry Shearer. ... See also: DIY Network, a cable TV network. ... A carpenter is a skilled craftsman who performs carpentry -- a wide range of woodworking that includes constructing buildings, furniture, and other large objects out of wood. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Fixing a Hole is a song written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon/McCartney) and performed by The Beatles on the 1967 album Sgt. ... For the musical group Drywall, see Drywall (musical project) Example of drywall with joint compound, the common interior building material. ... Yellow Submarine can refer to: Yellow Submarine - original song by The Beatles, released in 1966. ... A soft drink is a drink that contains no alcohol. ... “Lymon” redirects here. ... The term orange drink (not to be confused with orange soft drinks or the band Orange Drink; see below) refers to a sweet, sugary, orange flavored drink. ... This article is about the drink. ... Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera...


Bart later takes a drink of a 'John Lemon' flavored can of Mop-Top-Pop and sees a psychedelic transformation of Milhouse through John Lennon's career; from the early years of a suit and mop-top to the "Sergeant Pepper"-era uniform to a more rebellious hippie-look with grannie-glasses to the controversial Rolling Stone magazine cover with a nude John Lennon next to Yoko Ono. Afterwards, Bart quotes 'Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye' from The Beatles' song "I Am The Walrus". Sgt. ... This article is about the magazine. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ... Music sample I Am the Walrus Problems? See media help. ...


After Bart and Milhouse destroy the Beatles room, the police catch them. Chief Wiggum claims they're taking the "Last Train To Clarksville" Lou corrects him that that was a Monkees' song. Ned and Homer have a conversation, during which Homer mentions he never knew Ned was such a Beatles fan. Ned answers "Of course I am! They were bigger than Jesus. But your boy went Yoko and broke up my collection." This is a reference to the infamous "We're bigger than Jesus," quote of John Lennon and the common belief that the breakup of the Beatles was due to John Lennon's relationship with Yoko Ono. The Monkees in 1968 (left to right): Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith and Davy Jones The Monkees were a four-person band who appeared in an American television series of the same name, which ran on NBC from 1966 to 1968. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ...


The three Beatles alive in 1990 recorded their voices for The Simpsons. Ringo appeared on Brush with Greatness, Paul and Linda McCartney on Lisa the Vegetarian, and George on the Homer's Barbershop Quartet episode. The John Lennon song "Mother" appeared in one episode (My Mother the Carjacker), so all the Beatles have made a vocal appearance on the Simpsons (Lennon also was seen during the bed in for peace in an episode were Homer ruins the rock & roll wax museum.) Brush with Greatness is the 18th episode from the second season of The Simpsons. ... Lisa the Vegetarian is the fifth episode of The Simpsons seventh season. ... Homers Barbershop Quartet is the first episode of The Simpsons fifth season. ... Mother is a song by British musician John Lennon, taken from his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. ... My Mother the Carjacker is the second episode of The Simpsons fifteenth season. ... John Lennon and Yoko Onos Bed-In video During the Vietnam War, in 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held two, week-long Bed-Ins for Peace, in Amsterdam and Montreal, which were their non-violent ways of protesting wars and promoting peace. ...


Celebrity Jeopardy

The Beatles are mentioned several times on the recurring "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch on Saturday Night Live, which parodies the standard of questions on the actual Jeopardy! quiz show. The first time they were mentioned was in the category "Words that rhyme with "dog"" on the October 4, 1997 episode. The question was "It's been A Hard Day's Night I should be sleeping like a this." Burt Reynolds, who picked the category, answered "Chinese Whore", prompting John Travolta to ring in saying "Chinese whore" doesn't rhyme with dog. Michael Keaton rings in saying, "I'm Batman!" Celebrity Jeopardy! refers to any one of a number of episodes or tournaments of the popular television game show Jeopardy! in which the contestants are celebrities. ... This article is about the American television series. ... “Jeopardy” redirects here. ... is the 277th day of the year (278th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... A Hard Days Night is a 1964 hit song written by John Lennon and credited (as were all their songs) to John Lennon and Paul McCartney, performed by English band The Beatles and produced by George Martin. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Reynolds Jr. ... John Joseph Travolta (born February 18, 1954) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor, dancer, and singer. ... Michael John Douglas (Better known by the stage name Michael Keaton) (born September 9, 1951) is an American actor, perhaps best known for his early comedic roles in films such as Night Shift, and Beetlejuice, and for his portrayal of Batman in the two Tim Burton directed films in the... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ...


They were also mentioned in the category "Drummers named Ringo" with the question "This Ringo was the "Starr" drummer for the Beatles." Martha Stewart rings in remarking, "I'm so terribly lonely," to which Trebek remarks, "I know." Sean Connery rings in next saying, "Craven Morehead." When asked who this is he answers, "Apparently you are." Martha Stewart (born Martha Helen Kostyra on August 3, 1941) is an American business magnate, author, editor and homemaking advocate. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema, starring in seven Bond films. ...


A third mention was in the "An album cover" category, which Sean Connery promptly turned into "Anal bum cover". The question was, "The Beatles' White Album is this colour." Catherine Zeta Jones rings in and asks, "Who are the Beatles?" Alex tells her that is the wrong answer and she reveals that she has never heard of the Beatles and does not know who they are. Robin Williams rings in with a rant saying, "Oh, the Beatles, oh yes, what if they were the Volkswagen Beatles? Then they'd be in the back going, "I wanna hold your Fahrvergnügen"." The White Album redirects here. ... Catherine Zeta-Jones as seen in the 2004 film The Terminal Catherine Zeta_Jones (born September 25, 1969) is an Academy Award-winning Welsh actress. ... For other persons named Robin Williams, see Robin Williams (disambiguation). ...


Other television appearances

  • The Beatles (TV series), a late 1960s American animated television series featuring the musical misadventures of The Beatles.
  • The Rutles, a mid-1970s series of sketches on the BBC television series Rutland Weekend Television, which would lead to the 1978 mockumentary film All You Need Is Cash
  • The 1997 episode of Mister Show, "Please Don't Kill Me", features a mockumentary style skit entitled The Fad Three, in which a Beatlesque trio is shown appearing on stage at various "gigs" in front of screaming (and fainting) fans. The three are shown playing no instruments at all, but are instead shown simply standing in place for a few moments before the curtain closes; poking fun at the extent of the Beatles' popularity and the numerous times they had been drowned out by the cheering of their own fans.
  • Sesame Street featured a parody band called "the Beetles", a group of four bugs with Liverpool accents and Beatle hair performing parodies of their songs, such as Letter B and Hey Food.
  • In The Angry Beavers episode "Beaver Fever", Norbert and Daggett become music stars. This episode includes many references to The Beatles.
  • In The Powerpuff Girls episode "Meet the Beat-Alls", Mojo Jojo, "Him", Princess Morbucks, and Fuzzy Lumpkins form a group of supervillains named "The Beat-Alls". There are many additional references to the Beatles, their history, songs, and albums through the episode. [1]
  • The Beatles were mentioned in an episode of "Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3" episode 'Kootie Pie Rocks', where Kootie Pie threatened to turn her favourite band Milli Vanilli into beetles (she meant the Buzzy Beetles from the game). Rob and Fab comment "Who wants to be a band from the '60s?".
  • At least one episode of the 1960's cartoon "The Flintstones" features "bug music" which was very similar in style and substance to early Beatles singles.

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Film

  • The 2007 film Across the Universe is a musical that takes place during the 60s. 33 Beatles compositions were used in the film along with names of characters referenced in their music.
  • The 1996 film That Thing You Do! tells the story of a fictional one-hit wonder rock band and makes many (indirect) references to The Beatles' career.
  • The 1978 television film All You Need Is Cash (based on a single sketch from a mid-1970s sketch series called Rutland Weekend Television) traces the career of a British rock group called The Rutles in mockumentary style.
  • The film This Is Spinal Tap also pokes mild fun at the Beatles. In a flashback to the band's early days as a skiffle group (which the Beatles actually had roots in), they sing a song in the same style as older songs. They are also dressed similarly, with a grey, collarless suit and white collared shirts.
  • In the Walt Disney film The Jungle Book, the 4 vultures that Mowgli befriends look very much like the Beatles. They were supposed to be the voices of the vultures (whose names are Flaps, Dizzy, Buzzie, and Ziggy), but could not for some reason. They do have Liverpudlian accents though, and they can sing.
  • The 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger features Sean Connery as Bond saying the line "That's as bad as listening to The Beatles without earmuffs!" in response to the suggestion by Jill Masterson that they needn't bother chilling their wine bottle to the correct temperature. This line caused much laughter since, at the time, The Beatles and James Bond were the 2 most popular British exports in the world.

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Video games

  • In EarthBound, there are various references to the Beatles throughout the game. Shigesato Itoi, the game's creator, has stated that he was a huge fan of the Beatles, and APE, the company that created the game, cited John Lennon as an inspiration for the game's music. Here are some examples:
    • A man in Onett gives you a pop quiz: fill in the blank of a Beatles song, "XXXterday". He gives you a yes-or-no answer choice. If you respond "yes," he'll say "That's correct! I'm impressed."
    • Various people in Moonside will say "Hello! And... goodbye!", a reference to the song Hello, Goodbye.
    • In the Japanese version, John (for Ness), Paul (for Jeff), George (for Poo), and Ringo (for King the dog) are included as "suggested names" (included by the developers if you don't want to create names yourself). Yoko (as in Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon) is also a "suggested name" for Paula. Additionally, "honey pie" is a suggestion for your favourite food, and "love" is a suggestion for your favourite thing.
    • A yellow submarine can be seen inside Dungeon Man.
    • One of the Runaway Five members can be heard singing Money (That's What I Want) to himself.
    • Bits of Beatles melodies are scattered in the game's music. For instance, part of the opening to All You Need is Love can be heard in the Cave of the Past, and part of Tessie's song references Strawberry Fields Forever.
    • In Mother, you come across a man who says "I am a forgotten man", and "You didn't have to notice me", a possible reference to nowhere man

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Beatlesque

Beatlesque (pronounced /ˌbi:təl'ɛsk/) is a term used to describe rock and pop bands and musicians who were influenced by The Beatles and make music that is very similar. New bands are promoted as being "The next Beatles" or "The new Fab Four", and members of the media refer to musical acts as being "Beatlesque". The symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet can be used to show pronounciation in English. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Instrumentalist” redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


Badfinger


Badfinger was a Welsh rock/pop band that formed in the late 1960s. They became closely associated with The Beatles due to their close work relationship with Beatles members and producers. The Beatles' producer George Martin was also their producer, and the band released their records on the Beatles' Apple Records label. Their interpretation of the song "Come and Get It" was based on Paul McCartney's demo version. Their song "No Matter What" is Lennon-inspired. George Harrison also worked with Badfinger, not only producing much of their music but also contributing the slide guitar solo on the song "Day After Day". The band was even named after "Badfinger Boogie", the working title for the Beatles' "With a Little Help From My Friends". Badfinger were a rock/pop band formed in Swansea, Wales in 1965, and one of the earliest representatives of the power pop genre. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Come And Get It was the name of a song composed by Beatle Paul McCartney for the movie The Magic Christian (which starred fellow Beatle Ringo Starr) and made popular by the group Badfinger. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... For the song by Boyzone see No Matter What No Matter What is a song originally recorded by Badfinger for their album No Dice (1970), written by Peter Ham and produced by Geoff Emerick. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Sgt. ...


Electric Light Orchestra


The Electric Light Orchestra, also known as ELO, was a successful British rock music group of the 1970s and 1980s. They recorded a tribute song called "Beatles Forever", but it is still unavailable, as band member and Beatles fan Jeff Lynne was reportedly embarrassed by it.[citation needed] "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" (on The Mike Douglas Show) with a quartet and horn section is very Lennon-like and included the line, "I saw the ocean's daughter", a play on the name of Yoko Ono, whose name means "Ocean child". “ELO” redirects here. ... Jeff Lynne (born December 30, 1947 in Shard End, Birmingham) is a Grammy Award-winning English rock songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. ... Yoko Ono Lennon (小野 洋子 Ono Yōko), born February 18, 1933) is a Japanese-American artist and musician. ...


Frontman Jeff Lynne later produced George Harrison's Cloud Nine album, worked with him on the Traveling Wilburys albums, and completed Harrison's final work Brainwashed. Lynne also produced the new songs for the Beatles' Anthology. Jeff Lynne (born December 30, 1947 in Shard End, Birmingham) is a Grammy Award-winning English rock songwriter, singer, guitarist and record producer. ... Cloud Nine is the successful 1987 comeback album by George Harrison, recorded and released after a five year hiatus from his recording career. ... The Traveling Wilburys were a supergroup consisting of George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan. ... Brainwash may refer to: Brainwashing, the application of coercive techniques to change the beliefs or behavior of one or more people, usually for political or religious purposes Brainwashed, the final studio album by George Harrison, released in 2002 Brainwashed, a not-for-profit online music publication that specializes in the... The Beatles Anthology is the name of a documentary series, a series of three albums and a book, all of which focus on the history of one of the worlds most popular rock band The Beatles. ...


Julian Lennon


Julian Lennon is the son of John Lennon. The songs "Valotte", "Saltwater", and "Too Late for Goodbyes" are all Beatlesque. The music video for the song "I Don't Wanna Know" features Julian and his band dressed up as the Beatles. Julian also covered "When I'm 64", which was originally sung by Paul McCartney. John Charles Julian Lennon known universally as Julian Lennon, (born April 8, 1963 in Liverpool, England) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and first son of Beatle John Lennon and the only child of his first wife Cynthia Lennon. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ...


There was wild media speculation that a Beatles reunion might take place with Julian Lennon in his father's place, even though neither Lennon nor the remaining Beatles ever endorsed the idea, and the remaining Beatles denied that there had ever been any truth in the reports. (Anthology.) More recently rumours have arisen of a recording project called "Here Come The Sons" which includes Julian and Sean Lennon, James McCartney, Dhani Harrison and Zack Starkey, and is produced by Gilles Martin. An anthology, literally a garland or collection of flowers, is a collection of literary works, originally of poems. ...


The Monkees


The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet specifically created by U.S. television in 1965 in order to replicate the style and music of the Beatles at the height of Beatlemania. At the peak of their success, the Monkees out-sold the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, selling over 35 million records, and having four consecutive Number 1 albums in the year 1967 alone. The craze has become known as 'Monkeemania', as the remarkable teenage craze had not been seen since the peak of Beatlemania. Much controversy has been put down by the "Pre-fab" four as the public believed they did not play their own instruments; but aside from their first two LPs, this was not the case. (See The Monkees#From TV to stage) "Randy Scouse Git," a song written by Monkee Micky Dolenz about partying in London with the Beatles may be the first song reference to the Beatles in the line "the four kings of EMI," EMI being the Beatles' label. The song title was censored in England and it was released as a single there as "Alternate Title." The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ... The Beatles arrival at Americas JFK Airport in 1964 has proved a particularly enduring image of Beatlemania. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The Monkees were a pop-rock quartet created and based in Los Angeles in 1965 for an NBC American television series of the same name. ...


Oasis


Oasis have often cited the Beatles as a strong influence. Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991, led by lead guitarist and primary songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, lead vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher. ...


Oasis have covered numerous Beatles songs during their career. The first was a live performance of "I Am The Walrus", first released on the 1994 single "Cigarettes & Alcohol" and later released on the B-sides compilation The Masterplan. Since then they have released studio covers of "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and "Helter Skelter". Noel Gallagher himself performed "Help!" on some of his 1998 acoustic sets.[citation needed] Music sample I Am the Walrus Problems? See media help. ... Cigarettes & Alcohol is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by Noel Gallagher. ... The Masterplan is a compilation album by English rock band Oasis, comprising B-sides which never made it onto an album. ... Youve Got to Hide Your Love Away is a song by the English 1960s rock band The Beatles. ... This article is about the Beatles song. ... Noel Thomas David Gallagher (born May 29, 1967 in Longsight, Manchester, England) is an English songwriter, guitarist and occasional vocalist with the Manchester rock band Oasis. ... Help! is a song by The Beatles. ...


Noel has also been involved in a number of collaborations of Beatles songs, beginning in September 1995 with "Come Together". The song was recorded with Paul McCartney and Paul Weller under the guise of the Smokin' Mojo Filters and was recorded at Abbey Road and released on the HELP album. In May 1996, Noel and his brother Liam were guests on a live cover of "Day Tripper" at an Ocean Colour Scene" gig. In 1999, he provided acoustic guitar for Claire Martin's cover of "Help!". In September 2000, he sang and played guitar on performances of "Tomorrow Never Knows" (with Johnny Marr and Cornershop) and "All You Need Is Love" (as part of a group finale) as well as backing vocals and acoustic guitar on a cover of "I'm Only Sleeping" with the Stereophonics. These three performances were part of a John Lennon tribute show, performed at George Martin's AIR Studios, and broadcast on Channel 4 in September 2000. In August 2002, he was recorded singing parts of "Eleanor Rigby" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" during a soundcheck for a live performance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien show. Noel also performed "Strawberry Fields Forever" on November 2006, with Gem Archer and Terry Kirkbride, for a charity gig at Koko in Camden, London and continued to perform it for the remainder of the Stop the Clocks semi-acoustic tour. The piano intro to "Don't Look Back in Anger" from the album (What's the Story) Morning Glory? is very obviously lifted from John Lennon's solo single Imagine from the album of the same name. For other uses, see Come Together (disambiguation). ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first gained worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles. ... Paul Weller The Modfather (born John William Weller May 25, 1958, in Sheerwater, near Woking, Surrey) is an English singer-songwriter. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the 1995 charity album. ... Liam Gallagher (born William John Paul Gallagher on September 21, 1972, Burnage, Manchester, England) is an English singer and tambourine player of the band Oasis. ... A day-tripper is a person who visits a tourist destination, tourist attraction, or visitor attraction from home and returns there on the same day - in other words this excursion does not involve a night away from home. ... Ocean Colour Scene (often abbreviated to OCS) are an English rock band from Birmingham. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tomorrow Never Knows is the final track of The Beatles 1966 studio album Revolver, but it was the first to be recorded for the album. ... Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher on 31 October 1963 in Ardwick, Manchester) is a virtuoso Irish/English guitarist, keyboardist, harmonica player and singer. ... Cornershop is a British indie band formed in Leicester in 1992 by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh (singer, songwriter, and dholaki player), his brother Avtar Singh (bass guitar, vocals), David Chambers (drums) and Ben Ayres (guitar, keyboards, and tamboura), the first three having previously been members of Preston-based band General... Music sample All You Need Is Love ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Im Only Sleeping is a song by The Beatles that appeared on their studio album Revolver (in the US on the Yesterday and Today album). ... Stereophonics are a rock band from Wales with members Kelly Jones, Richard Jones (no relation to Kelly) and Javier Weyler. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... For other uses, see George Martin (disambiguation). ... This article is about the British television station. ... For the novel by Douglas Coupland, see Eleanor Rigby (novel). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Late Night with Conan OBrien is an Emmy Award-winning American late night talk show that is syndicated worldwide. ... Stop the Clocks is a best-of album by British rock band Oasis, released in November 2006. ... (Whats the Story) Morning Glory? is the second album by the English rock band Oasis, released in October 1995. ... Look up imagine in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Oasis have also occasionally slipped in small parts of Beatles songs in live performances. They have regularly ended live performances of "Whatever" by singing parts of "Octopus's Garden". Bits of "Got To Get You Into My Life" found their way into a couple of October 1995 performances of "Round Are Way". A riff based around the vocal melody of "Tomorrow Never Knows" was integrated into an extended intro for live performances of "Cigarettes & Alcohol" in 2000 and 2001. Whatever is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by the bands lead guitarist Noel Gallagher. ... Octopuss Garden is a song written by Ringo Starr with some help from George Harrison, although it is credited solely to Starr. ... Got to Get You into My Life is a song by The Beatles on the album Revolver. ... Round Are Way is a song by British rock band Oasis, written by Noel Gallagher. ...


Their current semi-official drummer Zak Starkey is the son of Ringo Starr. Starkey joined in early 2004 after Oasis longtime drummer Alan White left the band. He performed on their latest album Don't Believe the Truth (2005) and subsequent 2005-2006 world tour, but he wasn't signed as a new bandmember and didn't participate in interviews and photoshots. Zak Starkey (born September 13, 1965 in London, England) is the drummer for English rock band Oasis. ... Richard Starkey Jr, MBE (born 7 July 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer of The Beatles. ... Alan White (born 26 May 1972, in Eltham, South London) is an English drummer, longtime drummer of British rock group Oasis between 1995 and 2004. ... Dont Believe the Truth is the critically acclaimed sixth studio album by Oasis, released on May 30, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including...


Noel Gallagher sat on a panel in 2004 to decide on the most influential of pop artists to be included in the UK Music Hall of Fame, and was quoted as saying "They [the Beatles] inspire me more now than they did when I was a kid and are still the greatest."[14] The UK Music Hall of Fame honours musicians for their lifetime fame in music. ...


The end of the song "She's Electric" (What's the Story Morning Glory-Oasis) is the same progression of the transition from "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" into "With a Little Help From My Friends" (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band-The Beatles).


Other artists having a Beatlesque musical style

This article is about the American rock band. ... Klaatu was a Canadian progressive rock band in the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Brent Bourgeois is a U.S. rock musician and producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Crowded House is a rock group formed in Melbourne, Australia, and led by New Zealand musician and singer-songwriter Neil Finn. ... Locksley may refer to: The alternate spelling of Loxley Robin of Locksley, a 1996 television movie. ... Simian are an English electro-rock band, best-known for their song La Breeze, which was featured in the Peugeot 1007 commercial. ... Tears for Fears are a popular English pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate. ... 60s Group Famous for their hit Lies a Lennon-McCartney Penned tune never recorded or released by their group The Beatles The Knickerbockers formed in 1964 by Buddy Randell (vocals, sax), previously of the Royal Teens, who had a hit with Short Shorts. The original (and classic) line-up consisted... Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes, an American singer/songwriter, was born February 25, 1950 in Hawthorne, California. ... Ween is an alternative rock group formed in 1984 in New Hope, Pennsylvania when Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo met in an eighth grade typing class. ... For the jewelry item, see Bangle. ... For the self-titled album, see Elliott Smith (album). ... Tally Hall is a rock band formed in December of 2002 based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, now under the Atlantic Records recording label. ...

References

  1. ^ Flip Magazine, May 1966
  2. ^ JIMI HENDRIX Sunday At The Saville Theatre at eil.com
  3. ^ Jimi Hendrix at britannica.com
  4. ^ Magical Mystery Tour product page on jr.com
  5. ^ Link no longer valid on 2007-03-06: noblepress.co.uk
  6. ^ Youtube video: Richard III
  7. ^ The Beatles Off The Record. London:Omnibus Press p193. ISBN 0-7119-798-5-5
  8. ^ a b Miles. p77.
  9. ^ I love 1964 - Fashion - Wigs. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  10. ^ Confessions of a Soviet moptop. Mikhail Safonov, The Guardian (August 8, 2003). Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  11. ^ Beatles suits at liverpoolmuseums.org.uk
  12. ^ Hewitt, Paolo. 2003. The Soul Stylists: Fom Mod to Casual. Mainstream Publishing, UK.
  13. ^ Sims, Josh (1999). Rock Fashions. Omnibus Press, 151-152. ISBN 071197733X. 
  14. ^ Beatles fly flag in hall of fame. news.bbc.co.uk (September 9, 2004). Retrieved on 2007-03-06.
  • Miles, Barry, "Many Years From Now" (Vintage-Random House, 1998) ISBN 0-7493-8658-4

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External links

  • Have you Heard The Word - The Fut
  • Article Analysing the ways that the Spice Girls' success mimicked that of The Beatles

 
 

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