Influences Behind the Beatles / Various [Import]
Beyond the Beatles' own awesome talents there lay an unparalleled understanding of music itself. John, Paul, George and Ringo managed to draw on a vast range of different influences that included Rock 'n' Roll, Rhythm & Blues, Rockabilly, Country & Western, girl groups, skiffle, Broadway show tunes and the Motown hit factory sound. They blended these styles into their own unique sound that would be celebrated the world over. This special collector's edition presents the roots of the Fab Four, from Chuck Berry and Little Richard to Buddy Holly, from the Shirelles, the Miracles, Barret Strong and the Coasters to Lonnie Donegan and Fats Domino, among many others. All of these pioneer artists and influences are gathered here. So listen to these quintessential original recordings and enjoy a collection of songs that provided the soundtrack to the birth of Beatlemania.