Why the Beatles Never Go Out of Style


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Then there's the previous Beatles, the colorful, psychedelic group residing somewhere around Revolver up to their self-titled album known as the "White Album." These Beatles are a colorful circus with their exhibition of worldly auditory treats, including some songs' glittery use of sitar or layers of distortion. These Beatles provide the greatest showmanship, and capture fans with their spectacle.

The Beatles that initially hooked me was their pop kickoff of the early '60s, as they appealed to all my loving, yeah, of '50s and early '60s rock and roll-like musics. They provided catchy, danceable tunes that justifiably got many teenage girls excited.

So I was hooked and I then diverted my interests to Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and then moved on to Rubber Soul and Revolver. I then grew to actually like Hey Jude as an album or, more correctly, an album-length compilation of B-sides and singles issued a month or two before the group announced its breakup in April 1970.

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The point is, there's more, and I still have honestly yet to discover all of the band's works. However, again, I wouldn't have been interested in doing so had I not already discovered a different Beatles from the one in the dentist's office.

Of course, they weren't the only musicians doing the kind of music they did, and they were playing a kind of music that was already popular at the time, but a whole other point to be had is they remained technically excellent musicians throughout their run.

All of this isn't to share how much I adore The Beatles. There are other artists who are great to me and who offer something different. What remains food for thought is how the Beatles honed their craft and their market, and achieved those feats on a grander scale than any other musician I can think of, which is what continues valuing the Beatles to the world.

All in all, this can link to something about how excellence values success -- or vice versa, I'm not even sure -- posted somewhere on a workplace wall.






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22 comments
stevek77536
stevek77536

The 60's American band the Beau Brummels possibly paid the highest compliment when asked about their name.  "It gets us next to The Beatles on the store rack."

One of my faves: "You Can't Do That"

Katie Heim
Katie Heim

Tomorrow Never Knows. Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream.

Dan Jones
Dan Jones

"martha my dear" from the white album

Allison Satterwhite
Allison Satterwhite

I always equate that question to a parent being asked who their favorite child is. It's too hard! How about three cheers for Revolver the BEST Beatles album.

Anse
Anse

When people say they don't like the Beatles, I take that to mean they don't like pop music.

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