How do you explain the Beatles?

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  1. Mike Eskimo

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    ^^^ 3 things - and maybe all are true :

    1.) The Beatles are the greatest

    2.) The Beatles suck

    3.) Everyone has bands they worship and bands they can do without. Sometimes yours and mine can be diametrically opposed .


    Now let’s all go listen to some Kinks ! :lol:

    But see, even there troubles arise. My 1965/66-loving rock snob buddy swears Face To Face is their greatest record while I think Village Green and Muswell Hillbillies are tremendous. And he really doesnt care for those two !

    And the world spins around...
     
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  2. P Thought

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    My friend Harry said this is when and why they stopped performing live, that they couldn't reproduce the expected sounds on stage with the technology then available.

    Then he (Harry) died.
     
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    They alone are the reason we had big guitar amps for 40 years or so, to drown out the screaming girls.
     
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    My fave Kinks albums are Muswell Hillbillies and Give the People What They Want. The Kinks hipsters around here don't even know those albums, It's all Arthur (or the Decline etc etc) and Village Green Preservation Society
     
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    This thread is nuts lol. Like watching a trainwreck.

    I'll try to answer the OP, that's the purpose of these threads, correct?

    The Beatles were a highly influential British pop band from the early '60s. They amassed a substantial catalogue of recorded music despite not being together that long. Their influence on rock, pop, and multiple other genres of music can still be heard and is often cited today, almost 50 years after they disbanded.

    Now for my Beatles hot takes!

    I never cared for the Beatles but it seems in my age group (Born in '88) it's not uncommon to go to school with someone who's a ridiculously dedicated Beatles fan. Especially when you've got a group of guys/gals all learning to play instruments around the same time frame. Anywho, that's pretty much the definition of having a lasting influence, when fledgling musicians are drawing influence from a band 4 decades later.

    After I watched "Across the Universe", I had to come to terms with the fact that I enjoy many Beatles songs. The caveat, however, is I really only enjoy their songs when another artist/group is covering them. Oh and "Let it Be." I love that song.
     
  6. ZackyDog

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    The Beatles were a musical and cultural phenomenon whose influence can still be realized today?

    Anyway, I always loved this quote, so I put some pictures and words to it.

    beatles2.png

    In the meantime, John and The Beatles become the biggest musical sensation in history, playing to a (then) record crowd of 56,000 people at Shea Stadium in August 1965.
     
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    They stopped performing live because they were sick of the grind of touring. This freed them to make music without the burden of having to then go and play it live.
     
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    No, I believe William was Number 9, Number 9, Number 9, Number 9.....

    ....:confused::confused::confused:
     
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    They played thru Vox Ac30s, enough said . Oh yeah, Brian May did too ... and then there was ......
     
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    Thanks to viewers like us!
     
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    Epic.
     
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    Say no more!
     
  13. Paul in Colorado

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    I've yet to meet a person who doesn't know who the Beatles were. I do remember a friend telling me he overheard two girls in a record store and one said to the other, "Oh, look. Paul Mc Cartney was in a band before Wings."
     
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