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29 September 2013
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mod note: A couple of duplicate threads on this topic exist elsewhere on the forum so this thread has been locked. One (also now locked) is here; the other, in which you can also continue the discussion, can be found here.

So I was searching the web and happened to come across a discussion on what would the world be like if The Beatles had never existed

A lot of people were saying 'There would have been another big hit band instead of them'

If so, do you really think they would have accomplished as much? Would this other band have went from Rock pop to Psychedelic to Soft rock etc?

Would they have been so prolific? What if they had only lasted as long as the height of Beatlemania?

This proves we are so lucky that The Beatles were born

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
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There have been a lot of bands who sell lots of records, but I think it was a combination of the 4 personalities, massive talents and the times that led to the whole Beatles phenomenon - so I disagree with the premise.  If this mythical other band would have occurred, then they would have also occurred when the Beatles did - maybe they are the Stones, who had a big impact but just not as big?

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30 September 2013
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trcanberra said
There have been a lot of bands who sell lots of records, but I think it was a combination of the 4 personalities, massive talents and the times that led to the whole Beatles phenomenon - so I disagree with the premise.  If this mythical other band would have occurred, then they would have also occurred when the Beatles did - maybe they are the Stones, who had a big impact but just not as big?

Oh yeah! I hadn't thought about bands who actually did exist and were pretty big lol :p

 

Favourite band: The Beatles Favourite song: Yesterday Favourite album: Rubber Soul Favourite member: Paul McCartney Favourite solo career: John Lennon or Paul McCartney Favourite solo career song: John Lennon - God or Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time Favourite songs on albums; Please Please Me: There's A Place/Misery With The Beatles: All My Loving/Please Mr Postman A Hard Day's Night: If I Fell/And I Love Her Beatles For Sale: No Reply/I'll Follow The Sun Help!: Yesterday/I've Just Seen A Face Rubber Soul: In My Life/Drive My Car/The Word Revolver: She Said She Said/Here There And Everywhere Sgt Pepper: Sgt Pepper/She's Leaving Home Magical Mystery Tour: Your Mother Should Know/All You Need Is Love White Album: Dear Prudence/Happiness Is A Warm Gun/Cry Baby Cry Let It Be: Across The Universe/Get Back Abbey Road: Come Together/Here Comes The Sun :)
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TheBeatlesJohn said

trcanberra said
There have been a lot of bands who sell lots of records, but I think it was a combination of the 4 personalities, massive talents and the times that led to the whole Beatles phenomenon - so I disagree with the premise.  If this mythical other band would have occurred, then they would have also occurred when the Beatles did - maybe they are the Stones, who had a big impact but just not as big?

Oh yeah! I hadn't thought about bands who actually did exist and were pretty big lol :p

 

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