Dunbar High School Music Appreciation

The Beatles

 For the Power Point presentation click here

The Beatles

The Beatles  began in 1960 playing covers of songs byCarl Perkins, Barrett StrongChuck BerryLittle Richard and other  American rock and roll groups such as the Miracles, the Marvelettes,  theIsleyBrothers and the Shirelles. Early  recordings of their own material with producer George Martinwere ‘Love me do’ and ‘P.S. I love you’(1962). Their first album Please Please Me was released in 1963. In February 1964 the Beatles toured the USA and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show to 73 million television viewers. They soon became a household name  in America and held the first five places on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Beatles were the front line of the ‘British Invasion’ of English groups on the American charts which began in 1964.

The Hollies formed in 1962 by singer Allan Clarke and guitarist/singer Graham Nash. Their US hits were ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘Look through  any window’.

Close pop vocal  harmonies.

Eric Burdon & the Animals

Covered  rhythm and blues songs by John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo  Diddley andFats Domino.  Their 1964 hit was ‘House of  the rising sun’.


For the Power Point presentation click here

The Beatles

The Beatles  began in 1960 playing covers of songs byCarl Perkins, Barrett StrongChuck BerryLittle Richard and other  American rock and roll groups such as the Miracles, the Marvelettes,  theIsleyBrothers and the Shirelles. Early  recordings of their own material with producer George Martinwere ‘Love me do’ and ‘P.S. I love you’(1962). Their first album Please Please Me was released in 1963. In February 1964 the Beatles toured the USA and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show to 73 million television viewers. They soon became a household name  in America and held the first five places on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Beatles were the front line of the ‘British Invasion’ of English groups on the American charts which began in 1964.

The Hollies formed in 1962 by singer Allan Clarke and guitarist/singer Graham Nash. Their US hits were ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘Look through  any window’.

Close pop vocal  harmonies.

Eric Burdon & the Animals

Covered  rhythm and blues songs by John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo  Diddley andFats Domino.  Their 1964 hit was ‘House of  the rising sun’.


For the Power Point presentation click here

The Beatles

The Beatles  began in 1960 playing covers of songs byCarl Perkins, Barrett StrongChuck BerryLittle Richard and other  American rock and roll groups such as the Miracles, the Marvelettes,  theIsleyBrothers and the Shirelles. Early  recordings of their own material with producer George Martinwere ‘Love me do’ and ‘P.S. I love you’(1962). Their first album Please Please Me was released in 1963. In February 1964 the Beatles toured the USA and appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show to 73 million television viewers. They soon became a household name  in America and held the first five places on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Beatles were the front line of the ‘British Invasion’ of English groups on the American charts which began in 1964.

The Hollies formed in 1962 by singer Allan Clarke and guitarist/singer Graham Nash. Their US hits were ‘Bus Stop’ and ‘Look through  any window’.

Close pop vocal  harmonies.

Eric Burdon & the Animals

Covered  rhythm and blues songs by John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry, Bo  Diddley andFats Domino.  Their 1964 hit was ‘House of  the rising sun’.