Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Which Musicians were heavily influenced by the Beatles?

The Beatles have been influenced by many others (Elvis Presly, Carl Perkins, The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, ...) but in return The Beatles influenced a lot of other artists (contemporaries and later).

I would like to make a list here of those artistis.

Artists influenced by The Beatles:

- Crowded House: Four Seasons In One Day

- Oasis: almost all of their songs, just listen to Wonderwall, Looking Back in Anger, Roll with it,...

- Blur: Beetlebum :)

- Radiohead: Karma Police, Paranoid Android

- The Smithereens: Meet the Smithereens is an almost exact copy of Meet The Beatles

- The Ramones: They took their stage name from an old Paul McCartney alias Paul Ramon, "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend"

- Foo Fighters

- The Hollies

- Nirvana: About a girl

- Ozzy Ozbourne (!)

- Elvis Costello: Party Girl (remeniscent of Carry That Weight), Alison

- The Monkees

- U2: look at the video of "Where the Street have no names"

- Fools Garden: Lemon Tree

- Badfinger - Cars: You Might Think, Drive

- Bluetones: Autophilia

- David Bowie: Young Americans, Sufragette City, ...

- 10cc: You've Got a Cold, Feel the Benefit

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