Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMusicRock and Pop · 9 years ago

What made the Beatles the greatest band of all time music wise?

And what do you think an artist or band would have to do now in order to surpass them?

11 Answers

  • 9 years ago
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    Here are some of the reasons why The Beatles are one of the best of all time:

    The Beatles 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,They helped to change the perception of the rock album from being a collection of songs to a work of art,They 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,They 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 separating 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!

  • 3 years ago

    OK, however Led Zeppelin under no circumstances rather wrote some thing, it was once all stolen, The Doors are OK, however Jim Morrison was once no longer a first-class music author, Nirvana sucked, Kurt was once a junkie loser who could not' sing or play guitar, Oasis was once a deficient replica of the Beatles, and The Strokes simply suck (deficient creation significance). I rather have no idea wherein you get off announcing that Nirvana was once bigger, song sensible. Like I mentioned, Kurt could not sing, could not play guitar, and the primary 2 albums have been out of music. A guitar participant must understand how to music a guitar. Their bass participant sucked. McCartney would out play both or them any day. Sure, Dave Ghroul was once well, he was once the one first rate factor in that band, however even he's going to inform you the Beatles are bigger. They also are bigger, song sensible, than The Doors (Robbie Kreiger would handiest play guitar that have compatibility The Doors, after the Doors disbanded, he did not wish to become a member of one other band considering that he could not jam with them, being handiest restrained in gambling in his one form). Oasis, they discovered the whole lot they recognize from ripping off the Beatles, simply no longer as well. The Strokes, one other "allow's handiest play useful vigour chords" band. And as I mentioned regularly, Zepelin handiest stole their song from useless black guys. Plagurism is against the law, why did those assholes escape with it? I'll be the primary to confess that John Lennon wasn't a first-class guitar participant, however so far as his rythm, it is so tight and intricut. George Harrison and Paul McCartney have been masters of the electrical guitar. Paul McCartney was once essentially the most revolutionary bass participant in rock and roll. He was once doing matters with the instument that no person in rock was once even considering doing. He unmarried handedly revolutionized bass. And Ringo, some of the below rated drummers ever. No one performed like him. His drumming was once regularly distinct, ingenious, and he saved ultimate timing. The Beatles have been innovators, growing new recording tactics that did not' exist earlier than, they wrote first-class songs, no longer one dangerous album. Ask almost any musician, and they're going to inform you The Beatles have been probably the most main bands or artists, correct in conjunction with Elvis and Bob Dylan. The song the Beatles created is undying. By the way in which, I'm sorry you've got terrible style in song, you must pay attention to whatever bigger, your ears will thanks.

  • 9 years ago

    What I love most about the beatles is that each song is completely different from the rest but they all have that 'beatles' feel.

    I think that the Beatles were wayy ahead of their time, they were completely original and they wrote

    %99 of the songs that they released and they created the music. They just oozed talent.

    Personally, I feel that no one can do what the Beatles did. I do not believe that they can be surpassed and I only will once I see it.

  • 9 years ago

    They were not the greatest band of all time music wise. Many bands before them and after them have been better musically, both as creators of music and as performers. They have been surpassed many times in record sales, ticket sales, money made, quality of music made, quality of performance....

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  • 9 years ago

    I don't think they were the greatest music wise. Although it they got rid of Ringo, you might have a better argument for them.

    George Harrison was a very good guitar player, and he got better. John Lennon was a pretty good guitar player, but he wasn't a virtuoso. Paul McCartney was a very good bass player. McCartney probably changed the way bass was used in rock music.

    Also, they could play different instruments. McCartney plays all kinds of stuff, guitars, pianos, drums, banjo, and on and on. Lennon also played bass and keyboards on occasion. Harrison liked to play all kinds of string instruments.

    Their genius is in their creativity. Not just the song lyrics or riffs, but the structures, styles, precision in the songs.

  • 9 years ago

    Nothing did. Because they weren't the best band of all time music wise.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Ringo Starr. =) Yeah let that soak in for a minute.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Probably their voices, their swagger and their instrumental skills.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    they were way ahead of their time

  • 9 years ago

    definitly all the girls craving them.,

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