If the Beatles never existed, who would you be listening to? | Yesterday... and today | Fab forum

Please consider registering
Guest

Log In Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —

  
 

— Match —

   

— Forum Options —

   

Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

If the Beatles never existed, who would you be listening to?
19 September 2010
12.26am
Dear Prudence
Coming down fast but miles above you.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1175
Member Since:
7 August 2010
Offline

I would probably be listening to Snoop Dog's "Drop it Like its Hot", or Eminems "Kim". Not because I like those songs, but because thats what everyone else is listening to.

Dear Prudence Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.
19 September 2010
12.28am
MotherNaturesDaughter
On the Hill with the Fool
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 538
Member Since:
13 September 2010
Offline

If the Beatles never existed I would probably be a hard core Beach Boys fan. I think I'll always love the music from the 60's a lot more that the crap we have today.

"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)
19 September 2010
12.35am
Dear Prudence
Coming down fast but miles above you.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1175
Member Since:
7 August 2010
Offline

MotherNaturesDaughter said:

If the Beatles never existed I would probably be a hard core Beach Boys fan. I think I'll always love the music from the 60's a lot more that the crap we have today.


It really is crap.

The following people thank Dear Prudence for this post:

Mr. Kite
Dear Prudence Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.
19 September 2010
12.41am
mithveaen
Sitarday's room
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 4651
Member Since:
1 May 2010
Offline

It's hard to say. I might be listening to Julian Lennon a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

Just kidding. I dunno. Some of the 80s music, like Mr. Mister or Tears for Fears or U2.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
19 September 2010
12.43am
Dear Prudence
Coming down fast but miles above you.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1175
Member Since:
7 August 2010
Offline

To the window, to the wall, Drop it like its hot, drop it like its hot, see these ice cubes, see these ice creams!

Dear Prudence Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.
19 September 2010
12.53am
Von Bontee
A Hole In The Road
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2205
Member Since:
14 December 2009
Offline

It's a trick question, innit?  Would pop music as we know it even exist?

I'd probably be listening to my jazz records. Classic '60s jazz remained unaffected by the British invasion, for the most part, aside from Wes Montgomery performing cover versions of "Penny Lane" or something.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
19 September 2010
1.57am
MotherNaturesDaughter
On the Hill with the Fool
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 538
Member Since:
13 September 2010
Offline

Von Bontee said:

It's a trick question, innit?  Would pop music as we know it even exist?

I'd probably be listening to my jazz records. Classic '60s jazz remained unaffected by the British invasion, for the most part, aside from Wes Montgomery performing cover versions of "Penny Lane" or something.


I forgot about jazz as well. So I'd probably also be listening to the crooners of the 40's and 50's. People like Frank Sinatra and such.
"I am definitely a mad man with a box."- Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor of Doctor Who (Episode 1 Season 5: The Eleventh Hour)
19 September 2010
3.00am
GniknuS
Rain? I don't mind
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1353
Member Since:
1 May 2010
Offline

Tough question...the two bands that have influenced me the most are the Beatles and Steely Dan, so I suppose without the Beatles I would be more into jazz then I am now, even though I still like it quite a bit. I wouldn't be listening to as much early R&B or soul, so I guess I'd be listening to more white music than black, which just isn't as much fun.

I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
19 September 2010
5.24am
Sunii
Candlestick Park
Forum Posts: 653
Member Since:
13 February 2010
Offline

I would definitley be listening to Elvis more often than I do now.

  Thursday night your stockings needed mending.
19 September 2010
3.37pm
Dear Prudence
Coming down fast but miles above you.
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1175
Member Since:
7 August 2010
Offline
10

I would probaby listen to Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath. (Loving The Beatles and liking Ozzy is sadly like an oxymoron)

Dear Prudence Giving you quality -Facepalms- , since August 7, 2010.
20 September 2010
3.34am
A Fiendish Thingy
By the banks of her own lagoon
Hollywood Bowl
Forum Posts: 377
Member Since:
27 March 2010
Offline
11

I would say Led Zeppelin, but I'm not entirely sure if that would be possible... a-hard-days-night-george-7 Probably Buddy Holly 'n' things like that.

I'm in love, but I'm lazy.
20 September 2010
5.47am
YouNeverGiveMeYourMoney
Southern CA, in my Yellow Submarine
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 6
Member Since:
20 September 2010
Offline
12

*shudders* I'm actually not sure, because most bands today were influenced by The Beatles. I can't really say. Oh and hi everyone, I'm new. :D Call me Ali.

The following people thank YouNeverGiveMeYourMoney for this post:

Mr. Kite
Yes, I'm a Beatle fangirl. You cannot stop me. You cannot shut me up. :D
20 September 2010
10.52am
Joe
Pepperland
Admin
Forum Posts: 3497
Member Since:
31 March 2008
Offline
13

Hi Ali! Welcome to the site.

I'd be listening to Phil Spector's girl groups, plus The Shangri-Las and various others in that style. Plus soul stuff - Arthur Alexander, Otis Redding etc. There was plenty of exciting music around in the 60s that had nothing to do with The Beatles, and music would have gone off in interesting directions without them. It's just less likely that a single person or group would have had such an effect.

Please don't spoil my day; I'm miles away

Can buy me love! Please consider using these links to support the Beatles Bible: Amazon | iTunes

20 September 2010
6.37pm
GniknuS
Rain? I don't mind
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 1353
Member Since:
1 May 2010
Offline
14

Joe said:

Hi Ali! Welcome to the site.

I'd be listening to Phil Spector's girl groups, plus The Shangri-Las and various others in that style. Plus soul stuff - Arthur Alexander, Otis Redding etc. There was plenty of exciting music around in the 60s that had nothing to do with The Beatles, and music would have gone off in interesting directions without them. It's just less likely that a single person or group would have had such an effect.


Hmm, that's a pretty interesting question: what would have happened to music had the Beatles not existed? I saw a book once called How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n Roll and judging from the back of the book, the guy is arguing that if the Beatles had not existed or made it so big, the sort of psychedelic 60's wouldn't have taken place and therefore the harder rock that came in the 70's would have just come a little bit earlier. I should read that book, although it will probably just make me angry.
I sat on a rug, biding my time, drinking her wine
20 September 2010
8.03pm
Zig
The Toppermost of the Poppermost
Moderator



Forum Posts: 4549
Member Since:
14 April 2010
Offline
15

That's a hard question to answer as we really don't know what bands would or would not have been formed without a Beatles influence. I was very young when my cousins turned me on to the Beatles and I really don't remember having any favorite acts before that.

If I had to guess, I would probably go along with Sunii and Fiendish by saying Elvis and/or Buddy Holly. I remember my Dad having a 50's compilation **ready for this?** 8-track tape that had some really good stuff from Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley, etc... So I guess anyone from that era except for the one-hit-wonders. Side note - my Mom used to have the original 45 of Blueberry Hill - I'll have to see if she still has it.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

9 October 2010
4.46am
MeanMrsMustard
Nowhere Land
Apple rooftop
Forum Posts: 2776
Member Since:
9 June 2010
Offline
16

The emptiness of my soul.

The following people thank MeanMrsMustard for this post:

Beatleva, Mr. Kite

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

9 October 2010
10.36am
RedLennon
Whitewater WI
Ed Sullivan Show
Forum Posts: 197
Member Since:
5 July 2010
Offline
17

Dear Prudence said:

I would probaby listen to Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath. (Loving The Beatles and liking Ozzy is sadly like an oxymoron)


I dunno, Ozzy is a HUGE Beatles fan.  I love Sabbath and ozzy though too! 

 

As stated above, I would also probably be a huge Beach Boys fan.  I listen to their greatest hits album on my record player nearly everyday.

12 October 2010
6.19am
RainyDayWoman
A Beginning
Forum Posts: 9
Member Since:
29 August 2010
Offline
18

why, Bob Dylan, of course!

12 October 2010
5.42pm
Decca
Forum Posts: 91
Member Since:
29 September 2010
Offline
19

GniknuS said:

Tough question...the two bands that have influenced me the most are the Beatles and Steely Dan, so I suppose without the Beatles I would be more into jazz then I am now, even though I still like it quite a bit. I wouldn't be listening to as much early R&B or soul, so I guess I'd be listening to more white music than black, which just isn't as much fun.


"Mister Steely Dan and.....whatevah......."   *heh!*

 

Let me put the "Me, too," on the jazz......although, The Rolling Stones, sure, Beach Boys, sure, Supremes, Tops and Tempts, Stevie Wonder, no question....

 

Reminds me of "It's a Wonderful Life."

"Clarence, I'm seeing so many strange things; what are you, a magician or something?"

"No, George, you've been given a wonderful gift: to see what life would be like if the Beatles never existed."

"But this Billboard chart--this is wrong!"

"No, George.....it's correct....."

"But The New Christy Minstrel Singers hold the top 5 spots in the Billboard charts???"

The following people thank for this post:

Mr. Kite
24 July 2014
11.41am
Beatleva
In my life
Shea Stadium
Forum Posts: 450
Member Since:
8 April 2014
Offline
20

Nothing.

 

The Beatles introduced me to (proper) music.

The following people thank Beatleva for this post:

Into the Sky with Diamonds, Mr. Kite, Ahhh Girl, Beatlesneverdie, Hey Jude !, parlance
Forum Timezone: Europe/London

Most Users Ever Online: 597

Currently Online: meanmistermustard, Linde, Oudis, StrawberryFieldsForever, UnidentifiedFiendishThingy
73 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

meanmistermustard: 10400

mr. Sun king coming together: 6916

Ahhh Girl: 5533

parlance: 5501

Annadog40: 4748

mithveaen: 4651

Zig: 4549

Mr. Kite: 4305

Ron Nasty: 3218

fabfouremily: 2947

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 88

Members: 2685

Moderators: 4

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 3

Forums: 34

Topics: 3146

Posts: 140530

Newest Members: phile24, ZoeLouk, arsentev78, Rocky You're a Blackbird, Johnlovedcats

Moderators: Ahhh Girl: 5533, meanmistermustard: 10400, Zig: 4549, Joe: 3497

Administrators: Joe: 3497, Ellie: 1

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: None