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  • Depends on who you talk to some tought they were all that!! Some of us (me) thought not bad, but just another band!!!!!!!!!
  • All That and then some!
  • The Beatles were all that.
  • All That plus
  • They definetly changed the music industry and created the idea of a "pop" band... they were all that and so much more
  • Frank: Yes I know many think of them as writers of "love songs" alone, and they wrote many, but I have to say, I saw Sir George Martin present "The Making of Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" and it/he was fascinating...a watershed in music at the time. PS Still have signed autograph from him for my now musician 16 y/o son!
  • Yes, they were all that. Their melodies are haunting and unique.
  • they were revolutionary...we had heard nothing like them before.
  • For me they were all that and more. I love listening to them; there's no other like them.
  • the best ..day light second
  • They were good but were superceded by great musicians that took the pop scene into classic music!
  • They were a cultural force in music and the lifestyles of the youth in the sixties and seventies.
  • The Beatles were all that and more than you can imagine. They were revolutionary. Things that you take for granted today, not just in music, but in pop culture, are here because the Beatles did them first. For example: They were the first British pop act to achieve major ongoing success in the United States, scoring twenty #1 hits in the USA alone, becoming the biggest musical act of the twentieth century. The Beatles were the first band to print lyrics on album covers. They were the pioneers of the practice of using backstage passes. They were a necessity because of the mania. Despite breaking up years before MTV, The Beatles were actually music video pioneers. As they grew tired of going from TV show to TV show promoting their latest hit single, The Beatles started sending in promotional clips instead of actually appearing in-person. The clip for "Strawberry Fields Forever" -- with its psychedelic style and lack of lip-synching to the song itself -- is often considered one of the first examples of a true music video. The Beatles are also credited with bringing blue jeans into fashion. Initially, blue jeans were simply sturdy trousers worn by workers, especially in factories. They are credited with kids growing their hair long, because the Beatles did it first. The Beatles were also pioneers is in the concept of writing and recording their own music. Prior to them, the most popular pop singers drew their material from a pool of songwriters-oh and ripping off black artists by recording their songs and not compensating them. (Elvis' management was notorious for this).
  • They were a pop band. They got better after several years. By the time they were really an innovative group, they went to pot and folded.
  • The Beatles were a phenomenon that will not be matched for a long while. Although I am not particularly a fan, their range of music, their appeal and their staying power still reins unmatched.
  • ALL THAT
  • As a person who was a teenager when the Beatles arrived on the scene I can remember what we had before them and I assure you that they were far and away the most influential band of modern times. Without them the music industry would be nothing like it is now. Before The Beatles we had a pop industry that was wallowing in soft middle of the road pop. You can have no idea of how they made us sit up and listen if you didn't experience it. They were also revolutionary, in that they started recording their own songs virtually from day one, something that was virtually unheard of before they came along.
  • They were definitely not just another pop band - they were innovative in a way that no other band was at the time. Every single album that they recorded was in a new direction from their previous ones. I don't expect young people today to understand how we felt about them; people older than myself cannot understand why I didn't really care for Elvis, and still don't. My husband is only four years younger than I am and he and I have totally different tastes in popular music, although we both enjoy the same classical music. I think that you are always 'imprinted' on the music that you spend your teenage years enjoying and nothing else even comes close.
  • They were "All that!" They were incredibly talented and really grew into their profession! They started out GREAT and ended even BETTER!!
  • They were "All That" and a whole lot more, I'm 22 and i just wish that many more people my age were brought up listening to them. The quality of music being made now would be a whole lot better, thats for sure... They were the ultimate pop group, so many bands, musical genres have been influenced by them. Their song lyrics are amazing, they paint pictures with their music. I think we will never experience another group as enigmatic as them!
  • They had it all. The music, the lyrics, the vision.
  • they introduced masturbation to pop music
  • The Beatles= The British Invasion without them probably no Led Zeppelin The Beatles inspried the Byrds to go electric and Dylan himself The Beatles in 1964 were already doing folk rock and country rock before it was popular The Beatles influence the Beach Boys to do Pet Sounds The Beatles popularize guitar feedback I Feel Fine The Beatles Ticket To Ride uses guitar drone before the Kinks The Beatles Rubber Soul shows traces of psychedelic music The Beatles Yesterday is most covered in the history of music. The Beatles are the highest selling rock artists The Beatles invent arena rock Shea Stadium concert The Beatles first record releases of sitar, tabla, tamboura and maybe the mellotron The Beatles first to use backward music on a mix. The Beatles invent trance dance music on Tomorrow Never Knows and maybe progressive rock The Beatles Love You To the first rock record to combine classical Indian with rock The Beatles Helter Skelter maybe the first heavy metal song The Beatles Revolution maybe the first punk record.
  • "All that" and more...few bands have influenced the music industry and pop culture as the Beatles did. I guess I'm just a die-hard Beatles fan :)
  • There wasn't another group that didn't look forward to/dread the next Beatle album waiting to know where music was going and knowing they were already out of date. Brian Wilson shelved an entire album after he heard Pepper the first time. Dylan said the first time he heard them in 64, he knew that music was changed forever - again, look at the timeframes. The Byrds went electric, the Stones starting using the sitar, Syd Barrett was inspired by the out of this world Tomorrow Never Knows. Really they were ahead of their times
  • Just before the Beatles broke in the US in 1964, the number one album in the US was "The Singing Nun." Music was very regimented, predictible, etc. Within a couple of years, we had Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, and all the great music of the late 60's. If you look at the progression of the Beatles albums from Please Please Me in 1963, which reflected early 60's music but with some hints of complexity to come (e.g. the song Please Please Me), all the way through Rubber Soul in late 65 up to Revolver in 1966, the increase in complexity and the level of innovation in just three years is absoloutely amazing, and I don't think has been duplicated since. Think about music today - has it really changed in the past three years? Ten years? Fifteen years? Not really IMHO. The last real seismic shift in rock music at least was when Nirvana broke in 1991. Listen to the Beatles songs Misery and Tomorrow Never Knows and you can't believe that they are even from the same band, and yet they were recorded just three years apart. Maybe I'm wrong, but can anyone name a band that has evolved that much in so short of a time, pushing the rest of the music world with them? Granted, the Beatles are not responsible for every innovation in music in the 60's, and they did reflect the culture as a whole at that time, but I don't think that anyone can deny their influence, love 'em or hate 'em. Thank God for the Beatles or we might still be listening to the Singing Freakin' Nun!!!
  • I believe The Beatles are the best band in history. IMHO.
  • They were just a pop band there over hyped because at the time they were unigue.
  • hmm, while they were revolutionary i think that Buddy Holly was more revolutionary for the music business.

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