Beat music, British 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 roll, doo-wop, skiffle 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By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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.
Beat bands starting with 'B': 13 bands in database
|Bats (South Africa (RSA))||Beatstalkers (United Kingdom)||Beazers (United Kingdom)||Birds (United Kingdom)||Black Bows (Netrherlands)||Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)||Blue Velvets (United States)||Boots (Germany)||Bossmen (United States)||Boys (United Kingdom)||BTDATD (United Kingdom)||Les Baroques (United Kingdom)||Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (United States)|
|Alan Blakely||Bernard Basso||Bev Bevan||Boudewijn "Bob" Bresser||Brian Bastow||Brian Bethell||Bruce Bowles||Bryan "Chuck" Botfield||Bugs Pemberton||Cilla Black||Clive Burrows||Curt Bergh||Daniel van Bergen||Danny McCulloch||David Beaver||Dill Benninck||Edna Bejarano||Ellen Bee||Eric Burdon||Eric van de Berk||Francis Butler||Geoff Britton||George Bellamy||Heinz Burt||Henry van der Bos||Herbert Bornholdt||Herman van Boeyen||Ian Broad||Jürgen Bock||Jan-Pieter Boekhoorn||Jay Baar||Jimmy O'Brien||Joop Blom||László Benkő||Leo Bennink||Lothar "Honky" Böse||Mac Broadhurst||Malcolm Billdream||Micheal Bush||Mick Blythe||Otto Bumbacher||Pete Becker||Pete Brooks||Pete Brown||Peter Becker||Rainer Bleck||Ray Brown||Ronnie Brown||Roy Brown||Rudy Bennett||Ruud van Buuren||Sandra Barry||Terence "Terry" Bond||Terry Brace||Terry Brennan||Tony Barber||Tony Bolton||Tony Burrows||Trevor Burton||Tyrone “Ty” Brian||Vasilis Bakopoulos||Willem Bieler||Wolfgang Brock|
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