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RockBoar.com Picture   Beat musicBritish beat, or  Merseybeat  (for  bands  from  Liverpool  and  Manchester  which are beside the River Mersey) is a pop and rock music genre that developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s.

      Beat music is a fusion of rock and rolldoo-wopskiffle and rhythm and blues. The genre provided many of the bands responsible for the British invasion of the American pop charts starting in 1964, and provided the model for many important developments in pop and rock music, including the format of the  rock  group  around  lead,  rhythm  and bass guitars with drums.

    By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge. Most of the groups that had not already disbanded moved, like The Beatles, into different forms of rock music and pop music, including psychedelic rock and eventually progressive rock. Beat was a major influence on the American garage rock and folk rock movements, and would be a source of inspiration for subsequent rock music sub-genres, including Britpop in the 1990s.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_music


Beat bands: 119 bands in database

"In" Crowd (Germany)69'ers (Australia)
Animals (United Kingdom)Anon (United Kingdom)
Arizona Swamp Company (United Kingdom)Artwoods (United Kingdom)
Bats (South Africa (RSA))Beatstalkers (United Kingdom)
Beazers (United Kingdom)Ben Carruthers and the Deep (United Kingdom)
Birds (United Kingdom)Black Bows (Netrherlands)
Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)Blue Velvets (United States)
Bob Evans & The Five Shillings (United Kingdom)Bob's Vegas Five (United Kingdom)
Boots (Germany)Bossmen (United States)
Boys (United Kingdom)Brian Poole & The Tremeloes (United Kingdom)
BTDATD (United Kingdom)Carl Wayne & the Vikings (United Kingdom)
Carter-Lewis & The Southerners (United Kingdom)Cherokees (United Kingdom)
Creation (United Kingdom)Defenders (Denmark)
Die Anderen (Germany)Dynamics (Rhodesia (Zambia))
East of Eden (United Kingdom)Episode Six (United Kingdom)
Escorts (United Kingdom)Eyes (United Kingdom)
Eyes (United Kingdom)Faron's Flamingos (United Kingdom)
Federals (United Kingdom)Finders Keepers (United Kingdom)
Forminx (Greece)Four + One (United Kingdom)
Gentrys (United States)German Bonds (Germany)
Gerry Hart & The Hartbeats (United Kingdom)Giants (Germany)
Golliwogs (United States)Graham Gouldman (United Kingdom)
Grapefruit (United Kingdom)Hellions (United Kingdom)
Hurricane Combo (Netrherlands)Idols (Greece)
In Crowd (United Kingdom)Ivy League (United Kingdom)
Jack London & the Sparrows (Canada)Jackie Lomax (United Kingdom)
James King and the Farinas (United Kingdom)John E. Sharpe and the Squires (South Africa (RSA))
Keith Powell and The Valets (United Kingdom)Kentuckys (Germany)
King Size Taylor & The Dominoes (United Kingdom)Kirkbys (United Kingdom)
Kjoe (Netrherlands)Knack (United Kingdom)
Les Baroques (United Kingdom)Les Sauterelles (Switzerland)
Londoners (United Kingdom)Manchester Mob (United Kingdom)
Mindbenders (United Kingdom)Minis (Greece)
Mixers (Sweden)Mockingbirds (United Kingdom)
Modern Teenage Quartet (Netrherlands)Motions (Netrherlands)
Move (United Kingdom)Muleskinners (United Kingdom)
Nashville Teens (United Kingdom)New Colony Six (United States)
Night Walkers (Puerto Rico)Omega (Hungary)
Omega Red Star (Hungary)Playboys (United States)
Plebs (United Kingdom)Pupils (United Kingdom)
Q65 (Netrherlands)Rattles (Germany)
Raving Texans (United Kingdom)Red Caps (United Kingdom)
Redcaps (United Kingdom)Remo 4 (United Kingdom)
Remo Four (United Kingdom)Remo Quartet (United Kingdom)
Renegades (United Kingdom)Revolution (United Kingdom)
Roaring Sixties (United Kingdom)Robin & the Ravens (United Kingdom)
Rockin' Berries (United Kingdom)Rollicks (Germany)
Ronnie King and The Redcaps (United Kingdom)Rory Storm & The Hurricanes (United Kingdom)
Sandra Barry & the Boys (United Kingdom)Shake Spears (Rhodesia (Zambia))
Sheila Carter Band (United Kingdom)Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (United Kingdom)
Spektors (Australia)Spencer Davis Group (United Kingdom)
Takers (United Kingdom)Tee-Set (Netrherlands)
Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (United States)Tony Jackson & The Vibrations (United Kingdom)
Tony Jackson Group (United Kingdom)Tony Rivers & The Castaways (United Kingdom)
Tornados (United Kingdom)Totem (Uruguay)
Tramps (Sweden)Undertakers (United Kingdom)
Vikings (United Kingdom)Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)
Whirlwinds (United Kingdom)Wild Flowers (United Kingdom)
Wilde Flowers (United Kingdom)Zoe & Minies (Greece)
Zoot Money's Big Roll Band (United Kingdom)

Beat artists737 artists in database


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