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A sharp rhythmic accent on the second and fourth beats of a measure in 4/4 time, characteristic of rock music.


(Music, other) music the second and fourth beats of a bar written in even time or, in more complex time signatures, the last beat of the bar. Compare downbeat1, upbeat1



an accented secondary or supplementary beat, as by a jazz drummer.
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Noun1.backbeat - a loud steady beatbackbeat - a loud steady beat      
rock and roll, rock music, rock 'n' roll, rock-and-roll, rock'n'roll, rock - a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of black rhythm-and-blues with white country-and-western; "rock is a generic term for the range of styles that evolved out of rock'n'roll."
musical rhythm, rhythm, beat - the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; "the piece has a fast rhythm"; "the conductor set the beat"
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Last time we mentioned the Plantronics Special Edition BackBeat Pro 2, we promised a full review, and to deliver on that promise, we present to you the first highly impressive headphones to rock 2018.
Originally published as a high-end collector's edition, this 2015 edition is a celebration of Les Paul having reached his centennial, and Backbeat Books is pleased to celebrate the legend once more in the first-ever paperback edition of Les Paul in His Own Words, makes his fascinating story available to a wide range of a new generation of readers.
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THE Backbeat Beatles return to the Albany Theatre in Coventry next month in a bid to raise funds and create awareness for the very worthy Huntington's Disease Association.
His performance as the ill-fated Beatle was critically acclaimed and brought him to the attention of director Iain Softley, who asked him to reprise the role in Backbeat.
Summary: Plantronics, a wearable technology provider, introduced the BackBeat GO 2, the company's next generation wireless stereo earbuds.
Plantronics, a pioneer in wearable technology, has introduced the BackBeat GO 2, the next generation of the company's best-selling wireless stereo earbuds for today's always-connected consumer.
7 -- Plantronics has introduced a new bluetooth earphone, called the BackBeat Go2.
Plantronics intends to become a market leader in wireless earbuds with the BackBeat Go 2, and the second generation model is significantly better than its predecessor.
Williams, who played Pete Best in Backbeat, also acted alongside Womack in Hillsborough, Liverpool One and Merseybeat.
Today Backbeat entertain with songs of the 60s as well as Steve Tempo.
TRIBUTE band the Backbeat Beatles took to the Liverpool skyline to recreate the Fab Four's 1969 rooftop concert.