Beatlemania: Story of the World's Favorite Band

May 2, 2019

The English rock band The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960, and became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways.

 

In 1963, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”; as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music’s evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.

 

Mindy Todd interviews Robert Wyatt about the Beatles unique story and their music. Robert will give a talk about The Beatles on May 4th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at Falmouth Academy