The Beatles…50 Years of Entertainment

 

Raise your hands if you have heard of the Beatles. NO…I’m NOT talking about those creepy crawly little buggers that sometimes infest your house, I’m talking about the musical group with John, Paul, George, and Ringo. Yesterday was the 50th year of the Beatles invasion of America.

 

Now…Obviously they didn’t really INVADE us, after all, we still speak our own language, and are not all walking around with guitars or drum sets strapped to our backs, but they DID open up a whole new style of music for us all. Ever since they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show, a new culture of music had been invented, changing the lives of many forever to come.

 

That first show was seen by over 70 million viewers, mostly screaming hysterical young girls who could hardly contain their enthusiasm. From their first song, All My Lovin’, to their last, She Loves You, the stage had been set, there was NO turning back. Elvis had just been replaced by the newest and biggest rock band of all time.

 

The reason for their popularity was simple, it was new and different, a pounding beat that just rocked you to your soul. Of course, the fact that they were ALL cute as HELL didn’t hurt either. It seemed that EVERYBODY had a favorite Beatle. My mom’s was John, she would go on and on and on about how freakin’ cute he was. That’s how I became a fan, listening to each and every record she had ever bought.

 

I must admit…MY favorite was always Paul. Even today, at almost 72 years of age, he still looks like an Adonis. I would do him in a minute, IF he wasn’t married….(Clears throat)…

 

Their music has spanned 50 years and has changed with each and every decade. New and innovative songs and styles was the Beatles trademark. Through the years they always remained fresh and their songs have been sung by pretty much all the great singers of our time.

 

Let us stand now and give them the credit that is due, ladies and gentlemen…The Beatles…

 

Until Later...

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Comments (36)

  1. Munkyman

    http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/celebs/paul-is-dead/gallery.all.html
    The original Beatles all died. The “new” Paul & Ringo are lab bred MI69 musical terrorists. Really what is Ringo hiding in that nose? & Why does Paul always look like he’s hiding something in his butt?

    February 10, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Hehehehehehehehehe……………You’re hilarious!!!!!!

      February 10, 2014
      1. Munkyman

        You laugh but, one day Paul’s gonna just explode & everyone will get Beatle Fever. What if Ringo sneezes on you? You could drown. It could be awful. I advise a healthy dose of Allman Bros all American Boogie, if you experience symptoms such as Beatlemania, fainting, or loss of bladder control.

        February 10, 2014
  2. dreamshadow59

    Hehehehehe….You’re killin’ me here….Hehehehehehe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 10, 2014
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  5. bythesea

    Did you know that when ITunes finally got permission to sell Beatles songs, for the first six weeks the top two songs that were downloaded were by George Harrison: Here Comes the Sun and As my Guitar Gently Weeps

    February 10, 2014
    1. wartfinder

      Really? I find that odd, especially the latter one. I go for Penny Lane, The Fool On The Hill, Strawberry Fields Forever and Revolution. George’s best song by far was Something.

      February 10, 2014
      1. bythesea

        Something…. That was the other one, I knew there was a third one

        February 10, 2014
        1. dreamshadow59

          I must admit, I like almost all of their songs except…I Am the Walrus….YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!

          February 10, 2014
    2. dreamshadow59

      No I didn’t but it doesn’t surprise me either…In fact, As My Guitar Gently Weeps has become a cult favorite among Harrison fans….I must admit, it’s ONE of mine also….

      February 10, 2014
  6. prozac-attack

    What guitarist/singer doesn’t know the Beatles like the back of their hand?

    February 10, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Amen to that my sista….

      February 10, 2014
  7. briton

    I’m glad you mentioned Buddy.I was never a Beatle fan and here’s why.I lived in Britain at the time and had a damn good close up view of Epstein’s ferocious gimmicks and publicity bombardment.Their biggest hits,She loves you and I wanna hold your hand,were 2 of the worst tuneless dirges I have ever had to suffer through.
    The deaths of Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran left a huge gap that was filled by funny haircuts and other gimmicks.
    The greatest pop music ever by miles was American rock’n’roll.Those artistes needed no such nonsense.They just made great records.

    February 10, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      It’s interesting you say that. Yes…Elvis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and several other singers were great…BUT…With the British invasion here, it changed how music was done. Everybody seemed to wanna copy the Beatles style of music. An example here is the song Yesterday…It has been redone more times than any other hit record…Te Beatles just didn’t span a 10 year period, their innovation changed from decade to decade setting the tone for some of the best written music since the Classical masters….

      February 10, 2014
  8. rebecca2013

    February 11, 2014
  9. briton

    It changed how music was done all right.For the worse!
    The fashion became gimmicks and publicity and the state of pop music in the U.S. is pathetic as a result.That was The Beatles’ legacy.

    February 11, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Well…Everybody is entitled to their own opinion I guess…

      February 11, 2014
      1. briton

        Is that what you said when you got your sums wrong?

        February 11, 2014
    2. wartfinder

      Just stay in hell, you big cunt. The Beatles were and still are supreme, master songwriters, have had their music analysed by music theorists, and were acknowledged in their day by their American peers as great innovators, experimenting in meters, triplets, arrangements, unique chord progressions, etc. As live performers, no they weren’t. They were studio musicians. So what the fuck do you know, you overgrown greasy Teddy Boy? Fuck all. Just sod off.

      February 11, 2014
  10. newmanshade

    John and Paul both knew how to put together a pop song. I’ve always been more of a Stones fan, but I recognize the brilliance of the Beatles.They were craftsmen. I think part of my antipathy toward them springs from the fact that I am not a musician; I understand the emotional aspect of music but not necessarily all the technical bits that make it really work. I am a word nerd and so have an appreciation of the craft of building an artistic endeavor that will be understood by many only on one level while it was built on multiple levels. It’s the same for me with jazz; I enjoy it, but not in the fullest sense because my lack of musical training and understanding limits me.

    February 11, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      Well…You’re RIGHT there, word composition was never one of their strong suits…..

      February 11, 2014
  11. briton

    Bob Seger described the present situation perfectly in his great song Old time rock and roll.
    The Beatles started the downward slide whether anybody wants to admit it or not.

    February 11, 2014
    1. wartfinder

      Bob Sieger? Total nonentity!

      February 11, 2014
      1. briton

        Speak for yourself.

        February 11, 2014
        1. wartfinder

          And millions of others.

          February 11, 2014
          1. dreamshadow59

            Yup!!

            February 11, 2014
    2. dreamshadow59

      VERY well said!!!

      February 13, 2014
  12. briton

    That one song was vastly superior to anything The Crapples ever produced.
    A gullible public was well fooled.

    February 11, 2014
  13. briton

    The Beatles is fabulous this I know
    Brian Epstein told me so

    February 11, 2014
  14. drivefaastakechances

    Abbey Road: Mean Mister Mustuard through Golden Slumber (makes me cry every every time) onto The End: The Love You Take is Equal to the Love You Make. Tell me that isnt one of the best sectors of song!? You should see Polythene Pam, she’s so good lookin but she looks like a man, is completely and utterly rockin, i dare you to try not to move :-). White album: aback in the USSR. I used to love blasting that in my bedroom as a teen Thanks for the tribute, Sooz. beautiful memories and more. Xo

    February 13, 2014
    1. dreamshadow59

      I LOVE them too!!! Glad you enjoyed it Sis!!!

      February 13, 2014
    2. dreamshadow59

      I LOVE them too!!! Glad you enjoyed it Sis!!!

      February 13, 2014
  15. dreamshadow59

    They were heavily influenced by Buddy Holly and the Cricks which really comes through in this song…

    February 10, 2014
  16. dreamshadow59

    I guess we just have to agree to disagree here my friend. Enen when they split, some of their independent stuff was still chart breaking music…

    February 11, 2014