Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (teeder) » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:11 pm

My kids love the Beatles!
My 11 yr old daughter, Haven is also a big Who fan. She puts the extended version of Live at Leeds on every time she gets into the truck!
Daniel also likes CCR & Zeppelin and has turned all his friends on to this era.
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (Kiddwad57) » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Not about the Beatles but interesting nonetheless. We were having dinner with some friends last night and one of the guests was a sixteen year old kid who plays drums. He is totally into the blues, Buddy Guy, Muddy, the Staples, etc. So traditions are being carried on.
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (sowhat) » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:31 pm

Um, well, judging by the looong and heavy battles at our local rock music forum — as to whether the Beatles are "the best band in history ever" or "ah, forget that, they're just a hugely overrated boy band that played silly pop songs blah-blah-blah" — they still are. How come a band that doesn't exist for over 45 years have that many lovers and perhaps as many haters? I dunno. But that's the fact.
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (scotty) » Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:59 pm

Every Generation throws a hero up the pop charts.
Are The Beatles still relevant?
They are only relevant to whoever discovers them again and again.Lets hope so.
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (FabGearHead) » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:22 pm

John, Paul, George and Ringo were a unique blend of raw talent, energy, eclectic musical tastes and perfect timing. The quality and broad spectrum of their songs is why they still are relevent. They pushed the envelope and broke the rules as they shed what they considered "ordinary music stereotypes" while creating what we know now to be musical masterpieces. Yes, their music and influence will live on...

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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (jimk) » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:33 am

libratune wrote:Try this on for size:

https://youtu.be/lj8LEL4gbQU

Always have liked the MonaLisa Twins. Good Beatles interpreters, and their own material is really nice, too. Hearing them always makes me smile.
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (cassius987) » Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:55 pm

collin wrote:NOPE!



I was the girl with the pink hair (never thought I'd be saying that) for many years, because I felt the Beatles had been pushed on me by society at large and was sick of hearing about them. Didn't quite like the vocal style or the general sound. Particularly didn't get the appeal of John Lennon. (Now he's my favorite. I usually hate the stuff I later come to love, whereas indifference can be pretty lasting.)

The problem is I never really listened to them closely or with good audio equipment. I think more than half of people who have heard Beatles music have only heard the vocals and guitars really well, via TVs and tinny radios and department store PAs. When I could really hear what Paul and Ringo were up to in full, my opinion immediately changed. Not just to say, "Oh, the rhythm section was good," but rather, everything all clicked in for me. Now I would rank "A Day In The Life" as one of the greatest songs of all time.

That being said, everything must change. We should never expect culture to be static in any way or we will find ourselves left to rot. I'm already an old fogey because I think Tool are the greatest thing that ever happened -- now they're classic rock. Ha!

The cool thing about music now is that the ecosystem is so diverse that it's really difficult to pigeonhole anyone into a certain type of listener. I have no familiarity with the pop music of today because I literally don't have time to listen to it, there's so much else out there that's engaging. There are more ways to find and consume music than ever. I'm listening to more genres than ever. A lot of it coming from artists I have never heard of. It's great!
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (Folkie) » Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:41 pm

FabGearHead wrote:John, Paul, George and Ringo were a unique blend of raw talent, energy, eclectic musical tastes and perfect timing. The quality and broad spectrum of their songs is why they still are relevent. They pushed the envelope and broke the rules as they shed what they considered "ordinary music stereotypes" while creating what we know now to be musical masterpieces. Yes, their music and influence will live on...

Jim


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VUj6Psd_3c
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Re: Are the Beatles still popular and relevent?

Postby (mudflap) » Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:58 pm

I had a daughter late in life when I was 50. She is 24 now and listens to the Beatles on XM radio all the time. Many people do now that the Beatles have their own station.
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