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Beatles Influence of Music & those who influenced them/Floyd
26 July 2019
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hello I am working on a music project and am looking for some guidance. Any advice would be helpful so I can pull the songs.

1) Post 1970 group formation. I looking for groups that the Beatles may have influenced and songs that give example of it and how (music style etc.) It can be anyone and any genre. 

2.i would like to also get opinions on how Pink Floyd may have influenced some of the Beatles songs toward the end and which ones. 

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28 July 2019
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Hello @jmail048! I don't know much on your first question, but I'm a big Pink Floyd fan so here's my two cents about the second:

I don't think either of those songs you name overtly influenced any of the Beatles' songs; although there may have been some cross-pollination between 'Lovely Rita ' and 'Pow R Toc H', and 'Point Me At The Sky' by Pink Floyd certainly owed something to 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds ' (Lucy was also referenced in 'Let There Be More Light'), I believe the influence mostly flowed Beatles to Floyd rather than the other way round. Also, it's worth noting that the Beatles distanced themselves from the psychedelic-rock style not long after The Piper at the Gates of Dawn was released, so I doubt they would have been looking to Pink Floyd for musical direction.

That's all I have, I hope it helps a little. Best of luck with your music project.

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29 July 2019
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To answer your first question would take a book in itself. You can argue that the Beatles influenced every subsequent band/artist from 1964 onwards, and you could also argue that the Beatles were influenced by everything that came before them. That's all music is, an evolution of/reaction against everything that has gone before. Modern bands may not feel they've been inspired by the Beatles directly, but I'd argue that even by writing their own material they're showing signs of that influence. 

As for your second, I'd agree with Beatlebug, above. Interstellar Overdrive and Flaming were recorded in March/April 1967 and released in August of the same year. It's well-documented that whilst The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper  in Studio 2, Pink Floyd were in a separate studio working on their debut LP.  Do you, yourself, have any thoughts as to how the two songs you mention influenced the Beatles? I'm curious to know why you've chosen those instead of any others?

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