The Beatles became known as the greatest most influential rock musicians in the world who consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. The Beatles influenced society the greatest in the areas of culture and drug use.
The come up of the Beatles’ popularity can be traced to the help of two people; Brian Epstein, their manager, and George Martin, their producer (Berger Cardany). The Beatles’ success was not instant as they returned back from their first trip from Hamburg, Germany thinking they would get rich and famous. The second trip to Hamburg as a backing group to Tony Sheridan was more successful (Dempsey). They found dirty clubs, long hours, filthy living arrangements, and swarms of easy woman as they lived in Germany (Berger Cardany). They played through the night, and slept behind a movie screen in a theatre. Throughout their stay in Germany they gained a lot of knowledge of performing but that is all the gained. They never saw the money they were promised. Their stay in Germany ended when George was deported for being under age at 17 after custom officials discovered half a pound of marijuana in his luggage (Mossman).
One major effect that they had on society was the drug influence of their music. Taking drugs became the “in” thing to do. The press went into an uproar when they found out the initials to the Beatles’ “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” refereed to LSD, a popular and addicting drug. Another song, “Day in the Life,” was banned by the BBC and some United States radio stations. Another song,"Got To Get You Into My Life" was "about pot" while "Day Tripper" was about acid. "(Berger Cardany) The Beatles had broadened their audience worldwide influencing drug use between teen during the 1960’s.
The influence of the Beatles even extended beyond their music; the most notable was their influence on male fashion. Their relatively long hair was a shocking...