Back n the late 70s/early 80s, there was a Bermuda Triangle craze. There was at least one best-selling book about it that listed all the ships that had mysteriously disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle. Several years later, I read an article debunking the book—the author of the article went back and looked at the shipping records for all those ships that had mysteriously disappeared. Turns out, most of those ships had not mysteriously disappeared; most of them hadn’t even sunk in the Bermuda Triangle. Turns out the author of the Triangle book had listed essentially every ship that had passed through the Triangle and sunk as a mysterious disappearance, even if the ship sank months later, thousands of miles away from the Triangle. This thread reminds me of that book. The Beatles are being credited as being “foundational” for just about everything they did. If someone did it before the Beatles, well, they didn’t do it like the Beatles did. If someone did something massively influential outside the pop/rock genre, well, we wouldn’t have ever heard of them if it weren’t for the Beatles. Basically, if the Beatles don’t get credit for it, it doesn’t count. The funniest part is that people who have a broad knowledge of the history of popular music are accused of being ignorant or not understanding if they don’t accept that the Beatles are the basis of everything they listen to. Comedy gold.