Beat music

Beat music, British beat, or Merseybeat is a popular music genre, influenced by rock and roll, skiffle and traditional pop music that developed in and around Liverpool in the early 1960s, before expanding to the rest of the country and the United States by 1964. The beat style had a significant impact on popular music and youth culture, from 1960s movements such as garage rock, folk rock and psychedelic music to 1970s punk rock and 1990s Britpop.


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