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RockBoar.com 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    By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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.


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beat_music


Beat bands starting with 'B': 13 bands in database

Bats (South Africa (RSA))Beatstalkers (United Kingdom)
Beazers (United Kingdom)Birds (United Kingdom)
Black Bows (Netrherlands)Blue Rondos (United Kingdom)
Blue Velvets (United States)Boots (Germany)
Bossmen (United States)Boys (United Kingdom)
BTDATD (United Kingdom)Les Baroques (United Kingdom)
Tommy Fogerty and The Blue Velvets (United States)

Beat artists starting with 'B': 68 artists in database

Alan BlakelyAlistair "Bev" Beveridge
Bernard BassoBev Bevan
Boudewijn "Bob" BresserBrian Bastow
Brian BethellBruce Bowles
Bryan "Chuck" BotfieldBugs Pemberton
Cilla BlackClive Burrows
Colin BlunstoneCurt Bergh
Daniel van BergenDanny McCulloch
David BeaverDavid Booker
Dill BenninckEdna Bejarano
Ellen BeeEric Burdon
Eric van de BerkFrancis Butler
Geoff BrittonGeorge Bellamy
Heinz BurtHenry van der Bos
Herbert BornholdtHerman van Boeyen
Ian BroadJürgen Bock
Jan-Pieter BoekhoornJay Baar
Jimmy O'BrienJoop Blom
László BenkőLeo Bennink
Lothar "Honky" BöseMac Broadhurst
Malcolm BilldreamMicheal Bush
Mick BlytheOtto Bumbacher
Pete BeckerPete Brooks
Pete BrownPeter Becker
Rainer BleckRay Brown
Ronnie BrownRoy Brown
Rudy BennettRuss Ballard
Ruud van BuurenSandra Barry
Terence "Terry" BondTerry Brace
Terry BrennanTony Barber
Tony BoltonTony Burrows
Trevor BurtonTyrone “Ty” Brian
Vasilis BakopoulosVic Briggs
Willem BielerWolfgang Brock
 

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