The Beatles' Influence on the Media

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  • Beatles Become a Band

    Beatles Become a Band
  • Beatles Release First Album

    Beatles Release First Album
    Complete DiscographyThe Beatles were the first band to really fill up there albums with quality content. Before then artists were known to use a lot of filler songs and just add in al their previous singles.
  • Beatles Choose Richard Lester To Direct Videos

    Beatles Choose Richard Lester To Direct Videos
    Lester was dubbed "Father of the Music Video" by MTV for his work making monumental videos with The Beatles
  • Beatles Make Hairstyle Popular

    Beatles Make Hairstyle Popular
    Lowell Toy Manufacturing Corp. of New York was licensed to make "the only AUTHENTIC Beatle Wig". Other companies like this began advertising for products that imitated their style
  • Beatles Refuse to Play at Gator Bowl

    Beatles Refuse to Play at Gator Bowl
    Articlethe Beatles refused to play at Gator Bowl in Jacksonville until guaranteed that the audience would be unsegregated
  • Beatles Play First Large Stadium Concert

    Beatles Play First Large Stadium Concert
    At Shea Stadium in New York City the Beatles opened their 1965 North American tour to a record audience of 55,600. The concert sold out in 17 minutes. It was the first one to be held in a major outdoor stadium and set records for attendance and revenue, proving that outdoor concerts on a large scale could be successful and profitable.
  • Strawberry Fields Forever Filmed

    Strawberry Fields Forever Filmed
    Watch It on YouTubeThis video used intricate jump-cuts that rapidly alternated between night and day, switching color temperature filters during the song's outro extensive post-production color filtering and other avant-garde devices. These techniques were later copied and the use of such film and videos started the now common practice of releasing a video clip to accompany singles.
  • Beatles Record Abbey Road

    Beatles Record Abbey Road
    This was the first time a band took a stand for recording at whatever studio they wanted. Gained publicity for Abbey Road Recording Studios
  • Beatles Disband

    Beatles Disband
    Newspaper ClipYouTube The Beatles' breakup blasted over radio stations everywhere and covered newspapers around the world. The media couldn't let go of what fans considered a tragedy; it went on and on.
  • Beatles Set Hit Single Record and More

    Beatles Set Hit Single Record and More
    More Records The Beatles had 21 #1 singles in the US, a new record for the time