It is no exaggeration to say that they were they greatest band to emerge in the 20th Century, and they continue to generate enthusiastic support among discerning young people who were not even born until well after the band split up.
I saw them live 5 August 1963 just after they became famous. They performed on a bowling green in a Park about a quarter mile from where I am sitting at the moment. I was nearly 12 at the time, and couldn't afford the price of the ticket ( they were 10 shillings or £0.50 each). I watched the band arrive, then listened to the performance (with hundreds / maybe thousands / of others that didn't get in) by standing next to the hedge - where it was plenty loud enough. As I was good at climbing trees, I soon got up one to see over the tops of all the bigger people that were jostling to the front.
The Beatles are amazing. Every rock band since has learned and used something from the beatles, even people who came along before the beatles were learning from them (kidding). To think that they accomplished all that they did in their twenty's blows my mind. My favorite album is Abbey Road.
I'm sure the analogy is imperfect, but to me, this is rather like asking filmgoers, "Who likes Steven Spielberg?" Even if they're not your cup of tea, they are still the most widely influential and beloved rock/pop band ever.
I grew up listening to them in the 1960s, and have been trying to "forget" them ever since. They were a very medicore and over-rated.
Absolutely adore the Beatles.
My dad has records of their music. Ahh, Jude.
It's not one of my top 10 but if it's on I'll listen to it :)
I'm not a huge fan... but every once in a while is cool (:
Me!!! Strawberry Fields Forever!
I love them with all I have.
Nope, not all that much.
Yo,me! I love them
Me too! <3