Influencing the Beatles. How Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley Impacted the Iconic Band
Essay from the year 2016 in the subject Sociology - Media, Art, Music, grade: 99.0, Winthrop University, course: Honor's Seminar, language: English, abstract: John, Paul, George, and Ringo are four of the most recognizable names in the music world. These four musician masterminds came together to create some of the most well-known and classic songs that are still praised today. Some of today's biggest musicians cite The Beatles as being one of their biggest influences. It is difficult to fathom that The Beatles were once the starving artists waiting for their big break while admiring other artist and styles. Three great influences that shaped The Beatles' music include Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and The one and only King, Elvis Presley. While all three of these musicians impacted The Beatles strongly, Elvis' style, sound, and all around charisma left a lasting impression on all four of the young, eager members. These iconic artists excited the band, and influenced their music career, which in turn shaped the lives of so many other musical artists.
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