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By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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 'H': 4 bands in database
|Gerry Hart & The Hartbeats (United Kingdom)||Hellions (United Kingdom)||Hurricane Combo (Netrherlands)||Rory Storm & The Hurricanes (United Kingdom)|
|Alan Heidelberg||Alan Howard||Barry Harbor||Billy Herman||Brian Hawkins||Brian Hopper||Brian Hudson||Chris Huston||Dave Hare||Dave Holland||Dave Hollis||Dieter Horns||Eddie Hardin||Eric Hine||Glenn Hughes||Hardy||Heinz Hoff||Henner Hoier||Herbert Hildebrandt||Hugh Hopper||Jimmy Hart||John Hawken||Johnny Hammond||Keef Hartley||László Harmat||Lennart Högström||Nicky Hopkins||Norman Hale||Paul Hancox||Paul Hewitt||Pete Hodgkinson||Peter Hauke||Peter Hecht||Peter Hesslein||Peter Holder||Phil Heatley||Pye Hastings||Rinus Hollenberg||Rob Hendry||Robb Huxley||Robbie Heaney||Roger Hall||Roger Hall||Roger Holder||Rudolph Alexander Hanius Hansen||Sam Hardie||Steve Horton||Steve Howe||Tony Harding|
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