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Age group The Beatles were going for
15 September 2016
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I was wondering what age group The Beatles were going for. Here's what I think, but you're glad to explain why you disagree: (Yes, I am using the US albums for my personal convenience)

Meet The Beatles, The Beatles Second Album, A Hard Day's Night , Something New, Beatles 65', The Early Beatles, Beatles VI, Help !, Rubber Soul , Yesterday And Today, Revolver , The Beatles, Abbey Road , Hey Jude , Let It Be , the songs I'm Down , You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), The Inner Light , Misery , and There's A Place , and the movies A Hard Day's Night , Help !, and Let It Be

10-30

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour , Yellow Submarine , The Beatles TV show, and the movies Magical Mystery Tour and Yellow Submarine

10 and under

The Beatles Story

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The movies Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Across The Universe

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Anthology

10-50

15 September 2016
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Their early stuff was for the teen/twenty demographic. Spesificly female.

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15 September 2016
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@Starr Shine? 

If that's the case, then it's pretty interesting how many men like the group.

16 September 2016
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sgtpepper63 said
@Starr Shine? 

If that's the case, then it's pretty interesting how many men like the group.  

Of course they did they wanted to be them. Sudden mysterious outbreak of boys in bands!

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YA I AGREE WITH ANNADOG. THEIR EARLY STUFF IS P GIRLY.

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21 September 2016
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I think they started in the 13-24 range but eventually grew with their fan base 

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21 September 2016
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I doubt they took age into consideration at all - I don't think they cared. They played music they loved and the public either bought it or they didn't...period. It's not like they had a team of marketing gurus telling them what to write and at who they should aim it. Brian Epstein told them what to play at the Decca audition, thinking he would have the band appeal to a wide range of music lovers. We all know how that turned out - Dick Rowe was not the only culprit. The appeal for certain song styles (earlier work versus later work) my have differed among age groups or males/females or dogs/cats or whatever. But to me, the thought that The Beatles purposely were "going for" a certain demographic is overthinking it.

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I think there was a concerted effort to go for the 7 to 12 age range.

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I think there was a concerted effort to go for the 7 to 12 age range.  

I doubt that as one perk of being a musician back then was to get the share of the talent, plus the idea of the early songs was to give the fan the idea that the songs were personal messages and I doubt that they were aiming those at 7 year olds. 

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Are you sure? I think the line was originally "She was just seven," and they had to change it to something more socially acceptable for the time. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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I agree with Zig.  I don't believe they were looking at any particular age group, they just wanted to play rock and roll and make records.  If you look at was popular at the time, the early stuff fits right in there.

Now on the other hand, Capitol wanted to ride that gravy train, so they probably marketed the group to a particular age demographic.  Who was buying up rock and roll records?  Hmmm... I would guess adolescent girls.

So I would say the Beatles were not aiming for a particular age group whereas Capitol was.

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Are you sure? I think the line was originally "She was just seven," and they had to change it to something more socially acceptable for the time. paul-mccartney-thumb_gif  

I thought it was always 'She was just seventeen'. Try singing it, 'seven' doesn't scan. Remember, this is Paul, for whom singability rules supreme. 

Anyway, I concur with Zig and c64wood! john-lennon-salute_gif

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I thought it was always 'She was just seventeen'. Try singing it, 'seven' doesn't scan. Remember, this is Paul, for whom singability rules supreme. 

Anyway, I concur with Zig and c64wood! john-lennon-salute_gif  

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I'd argue for a hybrid of what Starr Shine? said and what Zig said. I think they went for teen/tween girls in the early years - perhaps because of pressure from the record company, perhaps not - but eventually stopped caring about that - I'd argue sometime between Help ! and Revolver

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