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By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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 'M': 13 bands in database
|Magic Lanterns (United Kingdom)||Manchester Mob (United Kingdom)||Mindbenders (United Kingdom)||Minis (Greece)||Mixers (Sweden)||Mockingbirds (United Kingdom)||Modern Teenage Quartet (Netrherlands)||Mojo Men (United States)||Motions (Netrherlands)||Move (United Kingdom)||Muleskinners (United Kingdom)||Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)||Zoot Money's Big Roll Band (United Kingdom)|
|Adrian Metcalfe||Alan Mair||Alan Morley||Ali McKenzie||Brent Maitland||Bruno Merz||Buster Meikle||Charlie McCracken||Clem "Paddy" McCartney||Colin Manley||Dave Maine||Dave Mason||Dave May||Dave McDonald||Dave Meredith||Dave Miller||Dave Munden||Declan Mulligan||Dee Murray||Dennis Morgan||Don Metchick||Don Mudie||Frank Mille||Frank Milne||Frank Muyser||Franklin Madjid||Freddy Mangili||Georg Meier||George Miller||George Monroe||Gerd Müller||Graeme Miller||György Molnár||Hundreds Morel||Ian McLagan||Ian Moncur||Jay McGee||Jimmy McManus||Jo Michat||John McInerney||Johnny Mann||Keith Moon||Kevin Mann||Linda Millington||Mike “Monty” Montgomery||Patrick McBride||Paul van Melzen||Pete McDaniels||Pete Moules||Peter McKeddie||Ray Messervy||Richard MacPhail||Robin Muyser||Ron Meagher||Stan Major||Tab Martin||Tamás Mihály||Tim Munns||Tom Marshall||Tommy Moeller||Tony Marsh||Tony Munroe||Trevor Morais||Wayne Fontana||Wolfgang "Pimmel" Mieles||Wyn Milson||Zoot Money|
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