1. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones contains elements of different styles from various influences. Can you identify them? Is there any similarity to the Beatles style in this song?
2. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles is a stellar example of “The Mersey Beat” style from Northern England. What influences are present in their early style? What demographic are they attempting to reach?
3. “You Really Got Me” by The Kinks is similar to the other two examples. What are the similarities? What are the differences?
4. Compare and contrast these London-based bands: The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, The Animals, and The Spencer Davis Group. What are their similarities? What are their differences?
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