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By 1967 beat music was beginning to sound out of date, particularly compared with the "harder edged" blues rockthat was beginning to emerge.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 'D': 7 bands in database
|Ben Carruthers and the Deep (United Kingdom)||Defenders (Denmark)||Diamonds (New Zealand)||Dynamics (Rhodesia (Zambia))||King Size Taylor & The Dominoes (United Kingdom)||Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (United Kingdom)||Spencer Davis Group (United Kingdom)|
|Arty Davies||Chris Demetriou||Chris Dennis||Dave Dufort||Dennis DeCarr||Dick Diamonde||Ferenc Debreczeni||Frank Dostal||Graham Carter Dimmock||Hans-Werner Doering||Jürgen Drews||Jan Dankmeijer||Jens Henrik Dahl||Jimmy Dunning||John Dalton||John Davis||John Dawson||Kevin Drake||Kurt "Düde" Dürst||Les Davidson||Michael Dunford||Michel van Dijk||Paul Ditchfield||Rainer Degner||Roger Daltrey||Roger Deane||Roy Dyke||Sheila Carter Dimmock||Spencer Davis||Tony Dangerfield|
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