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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 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    By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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.


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)

Beat artists starting with 'M': 63 artists in database

Adrian MetcalfeAlan Mair
Alan MorleyAli McKenzie
Brent MaitlandBruno Merz
Buster MeikleCharlie McCracken
Colin ManleyDave Maine
Dave MasonDave May
Dave McDonaldDave Meredith
Dave MundenDeclan Mulligan
Dee MurrayDennis Morgan
Don MetchickDon Mudie
Frank MilleFrank Milne
Frank MuyserFranklin Madjid
Freddy MangiliGeorg Meier
George MillerGeorge Monroe
Gerd MüllerGyörgy Molnár
Hundreds MorelIan McLagan
Ian MoncurJay McGee
Jimmy McManusJo Michat
John McInerneyJohnny Mann
Keith MoonKevin Mann
Linda MillingtonMike “Monty” Montgomery
Patrick McBridePaul van Melzen
Pete McDanielsPete Moules
Peter McKeddieRichard MacPhail
Robin MuyserRon Meagher
Stan MajorTab Martin
Tamás MihályTim Munns
Tom MarshallTommy Moeller
Tony MarshTony Munroe
Trevor MoraisWayne Fontana
Wolfgang "Pimmel" MielesWyn Milson
Zoot Money

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