8 August 2013
I think this is what elevates the Beatles above every other band going. They weren't just musicians they were poets! The way they had with words and the imagery used in the songs is just incredible. If schools are still using them in lessons 50 years later i think it's safe to say they still will be in another 50 years. I've passed my Beatles love onto my 2 nieces and nephew (they're 9, 7 and 4) and they probably will to their kids. I asked my niece today what are faviourite band is and she said the Beatles! She also likes one of the One Direction boys (forget who) but she doesn;t like their music. I asked her who she prefers, the 1d boy or Ringo and she replied "Mr Starr of course!". I have taught them well!
3 May 2012
I think the superiority in songwriting that they had over other artists at the time is largely the cause of Beatlemania, to use the term. Although what they were writing in 1963 isn't comparable to what they were writing a few years later, they always pushed the boundaries – which set them apart from other groups that maybe could sing almost as well and make the girls go wild just as much. People underestimate their writing, and I have no idea why. Hopefully, if schools are using their lyrics, they will be at the front of people's conscience for some time yet.
''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''
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29 November 2012
We will see the last generation of Beatles fans when we see the last generation of Beethoven fans, Mozart fans, Shakespeare fans, etc.
When we see a last generation of Beatles fans it will only be because it is the last generation of people.
Exactly. All 4 of my kids (ages 9, 7, 4, and 2) love the Beatles and my oldest is already showing signs of obsessive fandom just like me. So no, definitely not the last generation of Fabs fans…you just have to raise your kids right, is all
17 October 2013
Before my son could walk I'd set him up in one of those bungee jump things you fit into a door frame. He'd have a bounce or two to the mixture of music playing. However, I noticed that when 'Yellow Submarine' came on a beaming smile lit up his face and his bouncing went ballistic. The more familiar he became with the song the more he enjoyed it. I put this down, with fatherly pride to an excellent taste in music………genetic of course. That was 14 years ago………….Now he's mastered most of their songs on guitar including a faithful rendition of 'Blackbird' So he's hooked.
These days I live in Thailand. A friend's 7 yr old Thai daughter has become transfixed by the Beatles. It began one morning on the way to school her father had played the Beatles '1' video in the car………The next day and everyday since she's asked for it. Yesterday I gave her the 'Yellow Submarine video' she couldn't wait to watch it……..So that was Christmas Day viewing sorted for one little Thai girl.
Youngsters will 'catch' the Beatles forever. I'm certain. What a legacy!!
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