What exactly is so great about The Beatles ?

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  • 10 years ago
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    here are some of the things that made the beatles "so great":

    they inspired other artists and bands to write their own songs,they changed the artist/producer relationship in the studio,they changed the way music was made in the studio,they made an impact on pop culture that's being felt even as we speak,they made it fashionable for men to have long hair,they changed the way people perceive rock groups by not having the standard front man with backing group,they redefined what it meant to be an international celebrity,they inspired other musicians to use certain instruments and music companies to make instruments,they inspired other bands and artists to speak their minds about the relevant issues of the day,helped to change the perception of the rock album from being a collection of songs to a work of art,unofficially made english the language of rock and roll(thus inspiring many overseas musicians to learn english),lennon and mccartney were among the 1st songwriters to have a stake in the publishing of their songs,helped to inspire other rock groups to create their own record labels,they brought the music of india to the west by being the 1st western musical act to use indian instruments on their records,they were the ones who created music videos(though other artists like queen,MJ,and duran duran perfected the art form.they used the blueprints the beatles drew up!),one of the 1st acts to take a stand for civil rights

    need i go on...

    i think this quote from the compleat beatles says it better than i ever could:"it must be stoically accepted that the beatles were in the end a phenomenon of the 60's,the 70's and beyond were only to feel their influence."

    it's been almost 50 years since the beatles came out and 40 years since they broke up and the beatles are still remembered,talked about,and still influencing artists to this day!

    now to elaborate on how the beatles took a stand on civil rights:in september of 1964,the beatles were giving a concert in jacksonville,fl at the gator bowl,well word had gotten out to the beatles that the audience at the concert was going to be segregated,well the beatles and brian epstein sent a letter to the venue owners stating that if this was the case that they could have their money back and that the beatles would boycott the performance,of course racially seperating the audience was never planned,but it said a lot about the beatles to take such a stand!also on that same tour,at a stop in philadelphia,the beatles were dismayed to find the entire audience for that show(13,000)were all white!

    now listening to:caroline-jefferson starship

  • 10 years ago

    There's no denying their influence..Like on Radiohead's OK Computer, the song 'Paranoid Android' multi-structured song reminiscent of 'Happiness is a Warm Gun'. Radiohead also used the chord progression that The Beatles used on 'Sexy Sadie' for 'Karma Police' and so forth. There's a ton of other bands that were directly or indirectly influenced by the Beatles. With the release of Revolver and Sgt. Peppers The Beatles paved the way for all those progressive rock bands. Think about all the outside influences and unconventional instruments they were using. They made great technological advances. Sh!t, look at Revolution #9, that was the first song that incorporated 'sampling'. Keep in mind they only released 10 and a half hours of music.

    If I remember correctly they managed to release 12 albums in a span of 8 years. More than 3/4's of those albums are classics and the others are still great. Quantity and quality. They might have been the most technical musicians but they were some of the most creative.

    Source(s): LOL, @ Their lyrics lacking depth. That's one of the most moronic statements ever. Seriously, this section is stuck in a sh!t hole when you idiots can't recognize their contribution. The Beatles were more than just a pop band. Accept it.
  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    What's so great about The Beatles?! You're asking that?

    They made history by being practically the first British rock n roll band in the world and went to America. They're songs are catchy and inspirational. Plus, the vocal ranges those guys can do is absolutely great. Most guys can't do what they can do. And they were really the first band with a "theme." (Short, dark, somewhat bowl-cut hairstyle, and tuxedos.)

  • luff
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    3 years ago

    Their notes and lyrics. Every unmarried album like Abbey Road, White Album, and so forth are classics. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison: one of the crucial finest musicians of all time; separately as good as a Group.

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  • 10 years ago

    Because they were classified as the first rock and roll band in the world and started the Britsh Revolution of bands coming to America.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    What "exactly" is so great about ANY band? We all like them. Their music has been popular for a long long time, and will continue to be so.

  • 10 years ago

    Lennon/McCartney

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    They sort of started a trend.

    Although I'm not fond of their music, I see how they influenced some others who came after them.

    They definitely have their place in the history of rock and roll music.

  • 10 years ago

    I personally don't like all of the beatles songs but they pretty much STARTED rock back then.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    The Beatles were a pop culture fad. There is nothing great about them. They're liked for a few albums that consisted of psychedelic music in an accessible pop format, one-size-fits-all love songs, and because they made music during the 60s.

    Their lyrics are cliches and lack depth while their music feigns psychedelic experimentation.

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