The British Invasion continued
British Invasion assignment:
With a partner, research one of the British Invasion bands and fill out the page:
Choose one of these British Invasion bands:
- The Animals
- The Bee Gees
- The Dave Clark 5
- The Hollies
- The Kinks
- The Moody Blues
- The Rolling Stones
- The Who
- The Yardbirds
- The Zombies
- The Troggs
- The Honeycombs
The Legacy of the Beatles
After the Beatles initial success, they became bolder with their music. They began to experiment with their sound, straying further from their original style. The Beatles were named "the most influential artists of all time" by Rolling Stone Magazine because they shaped the 1960s. Everything from their attitudes to their clothing style shaped what was popular among young people in America.
What Happened to the Beatles:
The Beatles' popularity took a toll on the four musicians. During their concerts, fans would scream so loud that their music was unable to be heard. Thousands of fans would gather outside the hotels the Beatles stayed in while on tour. In 1966, the Beatles stopped touring and performing in live concerts. As years went by, each artist became increasingly independent and the band split up in 1970. Each member of the Beatles moved on to successful solo careers.
This video is of the last time the Beatles performed together. It was an unannounced performance on a rooftop in London in 1969.
Paul McCartney is 76 years old. He still performs today, and had a small role in a recent Pirates of the Carribean movie.
John Lennon had a very successful solo career. He was killed in 1980. As he was walking from his limousine to his Manhattan apartment, a lone gunman shot him four times in the back.
George Harrison died of cancer in 2001. He also had a very successful solo career.
Ringo Starr no longer performs, but creates art. Search online for "Ringo Starr" artwork to see what he makes. It's very strange.