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Beatles in Pop Culture
22 August 2021
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Today’s Beetle Bailey…mentioning a Beatles song. 

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The artwork of Genesis’ 3×3 EP in 1982 was a reference to the Twist And Shout EP. The liner notes were also written by Tony Barrow. 

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I’m a huge fan of Emmylou Harris (a few folk.on here are) so it’s great to read of her love for the Beatles.

I fell in love with the Beatles along with everyone else, shortly after the assassination of JFK. In America, it was like the end of innocence, a terrible, horrifying thing. There was a blackness, a cloud over everyone. So when the Beatles came along with their great haircuts and joyful music, it was like the clouds parted, the sun came out and it was all right to be happy and feel innocence again.

I didn’t want my parents to know that I loved the Beatles because I’d turned 18 and they thought I was beyond that teenage stuff. I remember buying a Beatles magazine and hiding it. Steve Earle has a wonderful theory that the Beatles’ music got deeper and darker because the seriousness of Bob Dylan’s lyrics made them think: “We’re not teenagers any more.” I’m sure the drugs had something to do with it.

A few years ago, I was playing in Dallas and visited the museum in the building from where Kennedy was shot. It was like a Greek tragedy, this young president with this beautiful wife and young children and the feeling of optimism for the future … It hit me all over again and I just wept.

For some reason I’m not being allowed to paste the source link. It’s from ‘The Guardian’.

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Some references in french :

In the comics Asterix in Britain (Of course brian-epstein), there is a drawing of them :

Ringo and Paul are pretty recognisable but John and George ahdn_paul_01….

and the fishmonger’s wife in the comic is called, in french, “Ielosubmarine” for yellow Submarine.

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I wonder if the video for Jerome is an intentional nod to the art of Olivia Steen

 

 

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My hot take is that after the Beatles split they went down the paths of spiritualism, solipsism, alcoholism, and Paul McCartney

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31 August 2022
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From wiki’s entry on Spandau Ballet’s ‘True’.

[Gary Kemp’s] viewing of the Beatles documentary Let It Be  drew his attention to their song “Dig A Pony “, the opening line of which gave him the impulse to begin writing “True”, and Green’s first words from “Let’s Stay Together” inspired the chorus.

 

 

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From wiki’s entry for ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)’ by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

By the time the song was finished, Harley and the band felt confident the song was a hit single. He recalled: “We certainly smelled something cooking that was very special. We had a huge chorus on there. Once they’d [the backing vocalists] had done their bit I came up with The Beatles bit – ‘Ooh-la-la-la’ – kind of from their “Rubber Soul ” period. I made the song really hooky because the lyrics are quite dark and cynical, frankly.”

 

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In the most recent episode of Call the Midwife (series 12, episode 2) when the mother-to-be says she wants a modern name for her baby, Trixie suggests Paul or John because you can’t get more modern than The Beatles.

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Then the lady asks, “What if it’s a girl?” and the husband replies, “What about Yoko?”

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I was thinking how people today don’t properly comprehend how famous The Beatles were, especially back in their era. A Spice Girls song came on today at work, and I remember how there was a push to make them the female Beatlemania. They did just three studio albums which were spread out over a period of time. Nothing will compare to The Beatles and what they did in the 60s. A one off, never to be repeated. If artists who did one hit wonders or one good album are mourned, what does that make John Lennon and George Harrison then? Absolute titans.

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The Spice Girls are the biggest pop phenomenon since The Beatles. No other girl group will have the same impact that they’ve had. Out of all the British girl groups, they are my favourite. Like The Beatles, they changed the cultural landscape. There’s also a page about their similarities.

https://spicegirls.fandom.com/…..pice_Girls

Although, The Spice Girls haven’t nor any other musical act have achieved the level of impact and the accomplishments of the Fab Four. As I have said before, what The Beatles did in just 8 years, will never be repeated. In the US alone, Wannabe was the only Number 1 song The Spice Girls had there, whereas The Beatles had over 15. 

Does anyone think The Spice Girls will be remembered in 50 years time like them, Elvis or Michael Jackson?

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Ooo, I’d have to disagree with your whole premise I’m afraid, @Rube!

Were I to put together a list of the UK groups who had had the biggest cultural and musical impact since The Beatles, The Spice Girls would probably squeak into the Top 20, but I think there are many other groups who bothered the charts, which is the definition of popular music, along with many solo artists, who changed the landscape far more than The Spice Girls.

The Sex Pistols. Culture Club. The Smiths. The Stone Roses. Happy Mondays. Oasis. Blur. Radiohead. So many others, but lived through all of those, and remember well the shockwaves.

I think The Spice Girls were important to a generation of women for their attitude, but musically it was no great leap forwards, and nothing that hadn’t been done before.

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When comparing anyone with The Beatles, one must compare all the relevant important components. One of those components is the remarkable if not amazing musical and subcultural transformations The Beatles went through themselves — transformations so amazingly different each time it still beggars the mind how relatively quickly it all transpired: basically 7 years, even though it seems like 25 years had passed, or more! So even if the Spice Girls had an effect on culture, and or were a pop culture sensation that transformed pop culture, that effect was devoid of any of those multiple transformative features that crucially typified The Beatles phenomenon.
 
 

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What have they done to Ob-La-De Ob-La-Da?!?!

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What have they done to Ob-La-De Ob-La-Da?!?!

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I like that!

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Apparently this is a French promo release for The Bangles. 

 

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From Death in Paradise 

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You could’ve had Dylan or The Beatles! And you chose this?

He is saying it about a victim’s choice on Desert Island Discs.

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Near the start of Dial of Destiny, Indy wakes up to neighbours blasting Magical Mystery Tour at full volume. He grabs a baseball bat and demands they turn it down. It was hilarious and unexpected.

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Shamrock Womlbs said

  

There are a couple of other links between “Paul’s Boutique” and “Abbey Road “, in addition to the sampling of “The End “: There’s “B-Boy Bouillabaisse”, the epic closing track which functions as their own “Big Medley”; plus both album cover photos were taken in the middle of a street.

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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