How do you explain the Beatles?

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  1. Ira7

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    I blame their parents. And I’m not kidding.

    It’s like not teaching your kid right from wrong.

    My kids are now 27 and 22, and they knew about and loved the Beatles when they were 2, and still do.
     
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    Are you kidding?

    You wouldn’t believe how they affected us on THIS side of the pond too. And it went beyond the music.

    So far beyond that I can’t explain it. They changed our CULTURE.
     
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    The Beatles were prolific contributors to the soundtrack of my childhood in the 1960's.

    When I look back on my most vivid elementary school memories, I recall the assassination of JFK, The Beatles, the Gemini and Apollo programs, civil rights / MLK, and watching Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas on the black & white television.

    The Beatles empowered me to want to pick up a guitar and be a songwriter. The made it okay for me to form a garage band with my friends.

    I don't expect the generation that believes that Beyonce and Jay-Z are the alpha and omega of musical greatness to get it or understand it.

    I'm just glad that I was alive at the right place and the right time to have experienced it.

    :)
     
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    And my sons are 18 and nearly 22, and they know that the Beatles were and are the most overrated boyband of all time :)
     
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    I wonder who taught them that?
     
  6. Flakey

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    You mean Badfinger? :D
     
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    do you call them a boy band in a derogatory sense or because they are a band of boys...if its the latter...then...zeppelin is a boy band...the stones are a boy band etc
     
  8. blowtorch

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    Actually the scumbag who decided to break up my marriage taught my sons that, by always gushing about how great the beatles are to them :rolleyes: I've always maintained, the worst aspect of the Beatles is their superfans
     
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    I think it was only Joey Molland who came from Liverpool...the others were from Swansea in Wales. But of course it was Paul who got them their big break and George played a part too, so I guess in that sense Liverpool was pretty instrumental.
     
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    Magical convergence of talent,desire,and timing! And we are better for it!
     
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    Well, you just defeated your own argument.

    I said they love the Beatles, not that they claimed they were the greatest band of all time. Doesn’t matter that opinions differ, but my kids are righter than yours.

    The point is, at least your kids KNOW about them.

    By the way, they ARE the greatest band of all time by far. No one comes close.
     
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  13. blowtorch

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    No. They are not. :cool:

    Beatles are vastly over-rated.
    And any Beatle would be the first to say that.
     
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    For being someone who wasn't there, I describe them as a British Invasion pop band. Then I tell them, in a word, what the British Invasion was.

    I never really liked the Beatles, I was exposed to them at a young age along with much of my parents music, I gravitated to other things they showed me.

    Sometimes when I feel like being sarcastic and very unhelpful, I describe them as a sh*tty version of the Kinks :lol:
     
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    They're the British version of The Monkees.
     
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    I know you are but what am I?

    (It’s fun acting 6 at times.)
     
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    There you have it!
     
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    You’re 26.

    You grew up on “Who Let The Dogs Out” and “Mambo #5.”
     
  19. blowtorch

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    You started it. :p
     
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    Frankly, I've encountered too many young ones who don't even understand what a 'band' is about... for them, it's all about that person with the microphone, with no interest in all the faceless (if not outright invisible) musicians backing them.

    But then again... if you'd asked me in 1967 to understand the top artists of 1917, I would've stared at you blankly.
     
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