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By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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 'G': 7 bands in database
|Gentrys (United States)||German Bonds (Germany)||Giants (Germany)||Golliwogs (United States)||Graham Gouldman (United Kingdom)||Grapefruit (United Kingdom)||Groop (Australia)|
|Anthony Youlis||Bob Garner||Bobby Graham||Brian Gannon||Brian Glascock||Brian Gregg||Bruce Gordon||Dale Gardner||Dave Greenslade||Derek Gordon||Derek Griffiths||Derk Groen||François Garzoni||George Lynam||Glenn Shorrock||Graham Gouldman||Grhaam Gallery||Han Gordinou de Gouberville||Hugh Grundy||Ian Gillan||John Glascock||John Gustafson||Johnny Guitar||Keith Glass||Ken Gudman||Kenny Godlass||Kenny Goodlass||Kevin Godley||Kim Gardner||Les Goode||Lorne Greene||Mel Galley||Mick Gallagher||Micky Groome||Mike Gardner||Mike Gregory||Murray Gracie||Paul Gurvitz||Phil Gaynor||Randolf Gade||Raymond Graffia||Raymond van Geytenbeek||Ric Grech||Robbie Gayle||Roberto Galletti||Roberto Giordano||Rodney "Humble" Garwood||Roger Glover||Roger Groome||Skip Griparis||Steve Grant||Steve Gregory||Ulli Grün|
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