The Tavistock Institute’s Ties to the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll

The Tavistock Institute of Social Psychiatry in London PHOTO:

The likelihood that the Tavistock Institute was heavily involved in the rock and roll music movement is high. There is even a theory advanced by former MI6 agent John Coleman that Theodor Adorno wrote the lyrics for the Beatles and other British invasion bands. There’s not much evidence to support that aspect of the plot, but Adorno did try to influence and contaminate music.

Therefore, Adorno very well could have been one of the brains behind rock and roll. “Driven Mad” is taken from Tavistock’s training manual. From its modest beginnings in 1921, Tavistock was ready in 1966 to launch a major irreversible cultural revolution aka – the mass culture industry- in America — one that has not yet ended.

Read “The Tavistock Method of Brainwashing and Social Psychiatry”

According to the “Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy,”Adorno was born on Sept. 11, 1903, as Theodor Ludwig Wiesengrund. He was yet another one of those mixed hybrids from Frankfurt that we keep discovering in our research. Was he the scion of yet another hidden Sabbatean Frankist bloodline? He was the only son of a wealthy German wine merchant of assimilated Jewish background.

Listen to “Tim Kelly and Russ Winter Discuss Sabbatean Frankism’s Impact on the World”

His mother was an accomplished musician of Corsican Catholic descent. Maria Cavelli-Adorno della Piana was an eminent opera singer. Adorno dropped Wiesengrund and adopted his mother’s family name. He excelled on the piano and thought, for a while, of becoming a composer rather than a philosopher, hence his studies in Vienna with Alban Berg.

Berg was another overrated-but-promoted “composer” of hideous music, which Adorno picked up. The following video is a recording of an awful piano piece Adorno himself composed and performed.

This is the 12-atonal system, consisting of heavy, repetitive sounds taken from the music of the cult of Dionysus and the Baal priesthood. Adorno gave them a “modern” flavor. In other words, Adorno dumbed it down for purposes of creating rock and roll.

Adorno licked his lizard lips in describing this concoction: “What can be urged against the Beatles,” he said during a discussion in the magazine Akzente in 1965, ”is simply that what these people have to offer is something that is retarded in terms of its own objective content. It can be shown that the means of expression that are employed and preserved here are in reality no more than traditional techniques in a degraded form.”   

The 12-tone technique is also known as dodecaphony. It’s a method of musical composition devised by Austrian-Jewish composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) and associated with Second Viennese School composers.

The great composer Richard Strauss described Schoenberg as being in need of a psychiatrist. He said that “he’d do better to shovel snow instead of scribbling on music-paper.” But let’s just compare Schoenberg with Strauss and see where the rubber meets the road, shall we? I don’t think you have to be a musical expert to understand.

Schoenberg’s revolting and twisted ditty called “A Survivor from Warsaw” (1947). Yes, label me a hater.

Here’s Richard Strauss’ “Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30.” Hard to beat!

Here is a sampling from Anton Webern. It would fit well with the 3 a.m. howling crowd, doing ritual animal sacrifices in an old cemetery. It plays off-kilter chords interspersed with silence that sounds “wrong.”

In “Origins of Negative Dialetics,” Susan Buck-Morss makes the atonality Frankfurt School critical-theory connection. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it was all from the same playbook. Whodathunk? [See “Flower Power Sowed Seeds of 50 Years of Weaponized Degeneracy“]

Schoenberg’s revolution in music provided the inspiration for Adorno’s own efforts in philosophy, the model for his major work on Husserl during the 1930s. For just as Schoenberg had overthrown tonality, the decaying form of bourgeois music, so Adorno’s Husserl study attempted to overthrow idealism, the decaying form of bourgeois philosophy.

When we went down this rabbit hole, we had to check the confirmation bias that this would be a full-blown Jewish cesspool. Indeed, in the 1920s and 1930s, this music form was denounced as “cultural Bolshevism” and “degenerate art” by National Socialists in Germany and Austria. It was called a Jewish-leveling conspiracy.

Here at Winter Watch, we try to verify and let the chips fall honestly where they may. In actuality, and to be fair, most of the dodecaphony composers were gentiles, not Jews. And were the promoters chameleon Frankists? Did the overrated Adorno end up at the Tavistock and Stanford Institutes through sheer ability? We think not, he was placed as a made man.

This music was promoted by Theodor Adorno. During the 1930s, and in his 1948 book “Philosophy of New Music,” he considered Arnold Schoenberg the most “progressive” person in modern music. He also promoted another travesty, Igor Stravinsky. Have a listen. Only slightly less annoying than Schoenberg, Berg and Webern.

Adorno left Germany in the spring of 1934. During the Nazi era, he resided in Oxford, New York City, and southern California. The latter German-Jewish community was nicknamed “Wiemar on the Pacific.” Jewish interests dominated the entertainment industry, and they had undeserved influence.

Adorno wrote several books for which he later became famous, including “Dialectic of Enlightenment” (with Max Horkheimer), “Philosophy of New Music,” “The Authoritarian Personality” (a collaborative project), and “Minima Moralia.”

Adorno was a player at the Stanford Research Institute for the study of Social Policy,  which sprung “THE AQUARIAN CONSPIRACY,” upon the world.  SRI Director, Professor Willis Harmon produced “THE CHANGING IMAGES OF MAN,” URH (489)-2150-Policy Research Report No. 4/4/74. Policy Report prepared by SRI Center.

The Beatles became a highly visible “new type” – in Tavistock jargon – and as such it was not long before the group made new styles (fads in clothing, hairstyles and language usage) that upset the older generation, as was intended. This was part of the “fragmentation-maladaptation” process worked out by Harmon, Adorno and their team of social scientists and genetic-engineering tinkerers and put into action.

The Beatles were introduced to the public as a means to spread youth culture, which led to the spreading of the New Age culture, and this was all geared to setting up a nihilistic culture that is present today. In hindsight, though the Beatles were tame, just a warm up.

The Tavistock Institute of Human Relation, as well as, its sister organization, The Stanford Research Institute, developed The Grateful Dead, among other things. Alan Trist, a social engineer for the Tavistock Institute, became the shadow manager of the Dead. His father, Eric Trist, was one of the principle founding members of Tavistock.

Nothing could or would have been accomplished without the cooperation of the media, especially the electronic media and, in particular, the scurrilous Ed Sullivan (Irish descent) who had been coached by the conspirators as to the role he was to play. Nobody would have paid much attention to the motley crew from Liverpool and the 12-atonal system of “music” that was to follow had it not been for an overabundance of press exposure.

Ed Sullivan was sent to England to become acquainted with the first Tavistock Institute “rock group” to hit the shores of the United States. Sullivan then returned to the United States to draft the strategy for TV and records on how to package and sell the group. Without the full cooperation of the electronic media and Ed Sullivan, in particular, “The Beatles” and their “music,” would have died on the vine.

In “The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century,” Alex Ross put it thusly: 

New words and new phrases–prepared by Tavistock – were introduced to America along with the Beatles. Words such as “rock” in relation to music sounds, “teenager,” “cool,” “discovered” and “pop music” were a lexicon of disguised code words signifying the acceptance of drugs and arrived with and accompanied the Beatles wherever they went, to be “discovered” by “teenagers.” Incidentally, the word “teenagers” was never used until just before the Beatles arrived on the scene, courtesy of the Tavistock Institute for Human Relations.

Other Tavistock-coined words came seemingly out of nowhere: “beatniks,” “hippies,” “flower children” became part of the vocabulary of America. It became popular to “drop out” and wear dirty jeans, go about with long unwashed hair.

Tavistock and its Stanford Research Center created trigger words which then came into general usage around “rock music” and its fans. Trigger words created a distinct new break-away largely young population group which was persuaded by social engineering and conditioning to believe that the Beatles really were their favorite group.

56 Comments on The Tavistock Institute’s Ties to the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll

  1. Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) is somewhat of a transitional figure between superb classical music and rubbish. He did produce some gems, such as his 1913 early work, the ‘Rite of Spring – Le sacre du printemps’ ballet, which endures as one of the great works in the repertoire.

  2. Before tavistock birthed the Beatles we had the CIA birthing early R&R and the extraordinary love songs of the 50’s and early 60’s. Every guy had to have a girl and generally every guy and gal “fell in love” at least 3 times by the time he or she finished high school. Smoke gets in your eyes. So you throw pubescent boys and girls together for seven hours in the public school system and inundate them with R&R and love songs….now that is a combination to retard normal, healthy growth patterns. Then allow them to drive at 16 which provides a vehicle for hormonal activity. Then they threw the switch with the Beatles and the hippie songs that began in the mid 60’s. Finally we arrived at Heavy metal, Rap, Madonna, Beyonce and Lady Gaga when they just began to mainline the diabolical without any wrappings.

    • “mainline the diabolical without any wrappings” BRILLIANT! I know I’m very late to the party, but that was on point.

  3. Wow Webern’s music blows! I’d kill myself listening to that in full length. Give me Borodin any day.

    • Maybe I’m showing the red neck in me, but I say give me a cold beer and throw on some Skynyrd.

  4. Dave McGowan’s tremendous work about the mysteries of how the whole west coast rock music scene is worth mentioning here
    Lots online also.
    Re the Beatles – they were a Chuck Berry/R&B strip club and bier cellar cover band in the late 50’s, playing 4 sets a night then mysteriously reemerged as a Monkees style manufactured bubblegum band in the UK.
    For me there is authentic music that has grown organically from the culture, which mostly has origins in US black musical idioms and which has birthed an endless parade of ‘genres’ which are mostly white rip offs, and then there is ‘pop’ music aka commercially manufactured and promoted showbiz acts.
    I agree with Brabantian – ‘Rites’ by Stravinsky is seminal, the 20’s and 30’s were a period of great experimentation in the arts around dissonance – Dada art etc, most of which hasn’t aged well.

  5. Remember, Brian Epstein was a gay Jew. He more than anyone was responsible for taking a strip club band from Hamburg into a worldwide phenomenon.

    And nothing about the Beatles’ music was atonal, except for maybe that orchestral sweep in “A Day In the Life.” They were strict slaves to both tonality and meter, which is why the couple of 7/4 bars at the end of “Good Day Sunshine” were so out of character.

    Brian Epstein – gay Jew.
    Jann Wenner (Springsteen mgr) – gay Jew.
    David Geffen (Donna Summer, Cher) – gay Jew
    Allan Klein (Stones, later Beatles biz mgr) – Jew, not gay
    Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Steven Schwartz, Aaron Copland … all of Broadway, gay Jews.

  6. Just a couple of days ago I found a list of attendees to the Bohemian Grove. Among them was a couple of former members from Grateful Dead. So much for hippie culture. Seems like they prefer summer of Moloch to summer of love. I was also disappointed to find Clint Eastwood and James Woods on the list. A couple of other celebs not on the list are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Steve Miller. But I have seen pictures of them visiting the Grove some years ago.

    • I sent you a tweet. My first in many years. Can you please provide instructions on joining Fellowshipoftheminds?

  7. Jann Wenner also founded Rolling Stone rock magazine. Jim Morrison of the Doors allegedly rebuffed his gay advances, with Doors band thereafter attacked, ignored and downgraded at every opportunity by that highly influential $hit rag. Like them or hate them, it does seem as if Doors were one of the few who actually composed their own material and tunes and had a rare unique sound. Unlike many others whose studio work was recorded by Phil Specter’s WRECKING CREW. The biggest fraud of all time in rock history was the cover bank Led Zeppelin, whose top hits were literally stolen outright with them them going so far as to put THEIR names as composer on the vinyl. Howard Stern of all people, did a devastating expose of their greed /thievery while they were being sued by Randy California’s Taurus band for there slam dunk plagiarism of Stairway to Heaven. But even in Door’s case, Robby Krieger’s parents were Rand Corp bigwigs.
    Its all theater folks.

    • But remember that Jim Morrison’s father was the Rear Admiral responsible for the Gulf of Tonkin false flag that was used to justify the US entering Viet Nam.

      His father obviously had a vested interest in advancing rock and roll culture so they could characterize anyone who opposed the war effort as ‘dirty hippies’ who were preoccupied drugs and the kind of music and countercultural sentiment expressed by bands like The Doors.

  8. I’m all good with youth culture music…I do not fear originality and ideas…Having said that, it looks like we goin to be lissnen to alotta Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde in the years to come..

    • I’ve already fallen in love with classical music, esp. William Tell Overture (with it’s Lone Ranger movement), Hall of the Mountain King (used in that Fauci video about “safe and effective” percent decline), and 1812 Overture, and more.

      • Hey! This is good news – the more you know about (classical) music the more you like it. If you like Rossini, try Brahms. If you like 1812 – try Tchaikovsky Sym #5 – from there a short step to Stravinsky “Petruska” – if you can’t stand Schoenberg, try Shostakovich and then try Schoenberg again. (I still try occasionally)

        After all these year, I have not accepted the argument that (all) these guys had a disturbing and destructive agenda (Adorno, we can argue about) – but Schoenberg was a scholar who experimented and surely did not claim that his experiments laid down any law or were destructive of what came before – the guy loved Brahms and thought his own music was a natural descendant.

  9. Bit of an existential crisis to discover my interest in music from an early age was guided by a hidden hand with malevolent intent. Those Southern Baptist preachers were right, rock and roll was a communist plot. In “The Memoirs of Billy Shears,” the Tavistock connection is mentioned (confirmed?) as is Billy’s (fake Paul) family Masonic membership.

  10. Have a look at the Rolling Stones 1968 video of ‘Parachute Woman’. Proof positive that this is a 100% ‘made’ band. At least the Monkees were honest about being a complete corporate creation. Re Adorno – he was a composer and he composed the music for the Beatles as their music was a clear departure from the three chord R&B genre. As to their lyrics, I’d like to think that Lennon snuck in as much as he could that would be approved by the bands handlers. Despite agreeing with it, I did not fully appreciate or understand John Lennon’s anti establishment stance at the time. Sure do now though.

  11. I would define music as beauty expressed through rhythm and harmony. Basically all “things” being produced these days aren’t music. They’re discorded ugliness.

  12. Hippies of Laurel Canyon a CIA project.


      • I agree, and I too have followed Dave McGowan because of his exposés in ‘Moondoggie’ and ‘Laurel Canyon’ to his daughter’s site

        but he really disappointed me with his book ‘Understanding the F [Fascism] Word’ in which he attributes all historical evils to the N [Nazi] word and suggested that WWII was a conspiracy against the C [Communism] word. He even suggests that Kissinger is one – FFS!!

        They are now using the N word as a cover for the COVID assault on all of humanity.

    • I remember rap appearing as this streetcorner improvisational phenomenon and the ditties were all about the usual pop song stuff. WIthin a decade it went extremely dark. At a time when black people were very much joining into mainstraeam American life. Now we’re back to race wars. That doesn’t seem very organic.

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  14. Hello RW, just stopping by to acknowledge your posts – I can’t find time to read them all let alone comment but this one triggered me …

    My goodness that vile demonic antimusic from Schoenberg (and Weberg) was offensive to the senses and to the soul so I offer the following.

    • Parsifal – Verwandlungsmusik – Transformation Music – Wagner – Solti

    • Mussorgsky Dawn on the Moskva-River

    • Alison Chabloz, Interview Song (((SURVIVORS)))

    In particular I acknowledge the blog site by Ian Robert Miller as the source for the above

    Please, whatever you do, don’t insult my senses any further with Stravinsky

    … The Naming and Honoring of the Chosen One (24:02)

  15. Please do better research. Tavistock did not invent rock and roll. Rock comes from RAGA music which is modal music with rhythm patterns from hindustan way predating Tavistock. Ravi Shankar was immediately invited into left coast hippie music at the Monterey Pops in 1967. In fact Alla Rakka’s son, Zakir Hussein had an interesting collaboration with ‘Bear’ Stanley.
    In India the feeling is this rhythm melody music is a true religion and maybe one of the few true ones. I’ve learned not to be afraid of going deep in improv to the beat. But my level could be alot better too. And I would go in deeper if I could, like Tari Khan. But I can’t and no one else can either.
    Sorry you are freaked away from this soul music. All I can say is, why? You got to learn to tune out your little demons about going ecstatic.

    • Please do a better job of actually reading the article. It doesn’t say Tavistock invented rock. it says it influenced and steered aspects of it through its agency. It played a role in promoting made men bands.

      • It’s pretty clear that this organization, which amplifies the putrescent darkness at the heart of modern Britain, made every attempt to push the cultural zeitgeist in directions it felt favorable to a grand project. People like McGowan demonstrably go a bit far in ascribing the entire cultural ferment to be an ‘intel’ project from top to bottom.
        Its seems clear to me certain characters like Frank Zappa dropped endless hints and mocked the counterculture from within. I suppose if you know about something that ugly, you will get nowhere going to CBS news with your idea. “Rock star says hippies a CIA invention”. Yeah- I was around in those days and he was better off slipping clues into his songs. Rumor has it Syd Barrett quit Pink Floyd not because he was too stoned but he didn’t like the direction management was pushing them.
        As far as the Beatles go I don’t buy the Adorno theory anymore than I buy into the Billy Shears story.

  16. I have an intuition, supported by circumstantial evidence on Adorno and in brief here it is:
    Mussolini is not known for being a gentle soul with political prisoners. Supposedly Adorno, locked up by fascists was permitted to write diaries. Which I find on the face of it a bit difficult to believe, though various people have managed to clandestinely write.
    Now guess who translated these diaries? Pete Buttegieg’s dad, who was US Army intelligence (hey- another catcher in the rye!) So should we be surprised that an Italian eccentric (who Stalin no doubt would have had shot out of hand) with a lot of theories about giving civilizations brain transplants got so much traction in the post WW2 spook milieu?

  17. A TV show, The Invaders, had a sign in the road with Travistock. An R inserted. I am not sure of the episode – my mom was watching it, it’s an old show.

  18. No mention of Jimmy savile the most prolific serial pedophile in great Britain’s history being the mc for the Beatles on their initial British invasion of America. John Lennon used to refer to seville as King Solomon. It’s alleged he was a Satanist and supplied young children for sexual pleasure to British elites.John colemon refers to the beatle invasion as the start of a movement that after one generation will be global and will replace Christianity. That makes for some dark magick.

  19. I don’t know music but the discordant tracks you shared reminded me of “Musica Ricercata, II (Mesto, rigido e cerimoniale) Dominic Harlan” from Eyes Wide Shut soundtrack. I always thought it was intentional since it was a Kubrick movie. Maybe it’s relevant.

    • Apropos Glenn Gould above – he once very accurately remarked that the only context in which most people found atonal music to be tolerable was science fiction films – the creepier, the more alien themed, the better. Me? – I find it to have been an interesting experiment, have listened to a fair bit of it – and I’m fine (but Strauss is still my main swoon). Which one of he Beetles ascribed their breakup to his or their reluctance to grow old singing the same “silly old songs”? Very wide gap between Webern and “wanna hold your hand” – right?

  20. The image at the top of this article is actually the MI5 building adjacent to Vauxhall Bridge, London. I have driven past it many times, still gives me the creeps. Tavistock/MI5 what’s in a name, same organisation different label. It probably wouldn’t look out of place on the banks of the Nile a modern Pharoahks tomb.

    • Wow, is that a dark-hearted structure. Twin pillars, an All Seeing Eye, dark wings- it’s Moloch’s Palace- the ultimate in Brutalist blackness.

  21. LOL Tavisbashing much.. knock yourself out, swing away at the bush league brits……Beatles Shmeatles.

    You’re decades late. The MACHINE has ALWAYS profited from proliferating patronizing promiscuous lifestyles. proportionately to the publics persistent pitiful poverty portending the penchant to PARTY HARDY and Play the Ponies. So prevailed Big BANG…oopps I mean BAND… SWING & Jazz and BOOZE . Next news cycle they crowned a King And even made THE KING sing in The Uniform.. The King’s hip is what Miley Cyrus is twirking into. Let that be ….Yesterday

  22. I’m late to the party here but I’m a musician, thought I’d throw my two cents in.

    Although the first 12 tone row was written by Mozart (40th symphony, 3rd movement, it appears once),12 tone music as a genre was invented by Arnold Schoenberg in the 1920’s. It is a mathematical exercise sort of. You arrange the 12 notes of a chromatic scale in some order. Each note can only appear once in your series and you have to have all 12. You could make scraps of paper with each note and draw them out of a hat or pick your order on purpose, whatever you want. Then everything in that tune has to be that series. You can transpose it, turn it backwards or upside down, play several notes in it at once instead of in a row, play several iterations of it arranged in different ways in counterpoint etc. But each instance of the series has to be complete end to end without repeating notes.

    The fact that the genre isn’t comfy didn’t stop it. There may have been donor money involved. Was this a conspiracy for culture shaping purposes? Or just a fad? I dunno. Schoenberg’s music was eventually banned by the Nazis as “degenerate”.

    As for Rites of Spring by Stravinsky: It premiered in 1913. It was so weird and sexual for its time that there was a near riot in the theater during the premier. There was a ballet that went with it; I don’t know if they were rioting about the scandalous nature of the ballet or about the music or both. The music was one of three Stravinsky ballets commissioned by Diaghilev, the impresario of the Ballet Russe.

    I can see a progression from Stravinsky’s innovations to the ugly sounding 12 tone stuff. Music went in time from weird to weirder.

    The Beatles came in the 60’s, so the Beatles certainly didn’t pave the way for the 12 tone guys. I don’t think 12 tone informed the Beatles’s work either. The closest to it might be the White Album, but the weird parts of that sound more like Burl Ives than Schoenberg.

    You want a proven degenerate art conspiracy? The CIA promoted modern American artists in Europe during the Cold War through cutout patrons, ostensibly to show the Russians we “had culture”. All that shapeless art that your kindergartener age kid could have done better? It was pushed on us by the CIA. You’d think they’d learn from the last time a people had crap culture pushed on them.

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