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1 BRITISH ROCK The Ages of British Rock & Pop 50s / 60s and 70s

2 1950’s  In 1958, Britain produced its first rock and roll song and star when Cliff Richard and The Shadows reached number 2 in the charts with “Move It”. American rock & roll such as Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Buddy Holly became very important in the British charts. creepers 1950’s fashion

3 1960’s: BEAT MUSIC  In cities like Liverpool there were many bands playing in ballrooms and bands (The Beatles). There were other bands in London like The Rolling Stones and The Kinks. INSTRUMENTS: Typical group formation BASS GUITAR LEAD GUITAR RHYTHM GUITAR DRUMS There were often keyboards, either with a lead singer or one of the other musicians taking lead vocals and the other providing vocal harmonies

4 THE BEATLES  The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They were, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Their enormous popularity was called Beatlemania. They had lots of fans. Girls went crazy when they saw them:

5 THE BEATLES  They gained popularity in the UK after their first single “Love Me Do”. They had the nickname “The Fab Four”. They became international stars. They made innovative and influential albums:  Please Please Me (1963) Please Please Me  With The Beatles (1963) With The Beatles  A Hard Day's Night (1964) A Hard Day's Night  Beatles for Sale (1964) Beatles for Sale  Help! (1965) Help!  Rubber Soul (1965) Rubber Soul  Revolver (1966) Revolver  Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  The Beatles (1968) The Beatles  Yellow Submarine (1969) Yellow Submarine  Abbey Road (1969) Abbey Road  Let It Be (1970) Let It Be  They broke up in 1970

6 1970s GLAM ROCK  Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1970s. It was performed by musicians who wore outrageous clothes, makeup and hairstyles, particularly platform- soled boots and glitter. The flamboyant costumes were often androgynous, and have been connected with new views of gender roles. Glam rock musicians include T. Rex, David Bowie, Roxy Music and Queen.

7 Punk Rock  Punk rock developed between 1974 and 1976. In Britain the most important bands were the Sex Pistols and The Clash, particularly in London; they mixed simple aggressive sounds and lyrics with clothing styles and anti-authoritarian ideologies. Punk rock bands created fast, short songs, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraced a DIY (do it yourself) ethic, with many bands self-producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels. 1977 saw punk rock spreading around the world, and it became a major international cultural phenomenon. Mohawk hairstyle Dr Martens

8 God save the queen The _________ regime They made you a moron Potential H-bomb God save the queen She ain't no _______ being There is no future In __________ dreaming Don't be told what you want Don't be told what you_______ There's no future, no future, No future for you God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God ________ God save the queen 'Cause tourists are _______ And our figurehead Is not what she _______ Oh God save _________ God save your mad parade Oh Lord God have mercy All _________ are paid When there's no future How can there be sin We're the _______ in the dustbin We're the poison in your human machine We're the future, your future God save the queen We mean it man We love our queen God _________ God save the queen We mean it man And there is no future In __________ dreaming No future, no future…. need England’s (x2) money seems flowers saves (x2) fascist history human crimes

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