Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 25 Posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 952 times:
Today I downloaded a live version of the song Yesterday. It was the first time the Beatles performed it for a live crowd. They performed it for their audience before the LP came out, so before anybody had heard it.
At first, the crowd was ecstatic, but as the song went on, they were deathly silent. It is such a beautiful song, and there wasn't a sound as Paul McCartney sang it.
How many Beatles fans do we have here? I love their music.
Lubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 934 times:
The Beatles are more than my favorite band, that is why i say that CAKE is my favorite band. I was practically brought up on the Beatles. my fave albums are the last 2 (you should know which they are )
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1550 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 6 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 930 times:
The John, George, Paul and Ringo were/are certainly highly talented (particularily Paul, IMHO), and there's no doubt that they are responsible for a great deal of the growth and development of pop music during the mid/late 60s. Also, the Beatles were one of those rare groups that turned out hit-after-hit, with very few duds in between (although it goes without saying that name recognition greatly aided the chart success of much of their later work).
However, what I find frustrating about their music is that there is no one song which really serves as a showcase for their talent. Their work has to be viewed as a whole. I like most of the Beatles songs well enough, but for my taste, most are either a little too mainstream or too experimental.
Anyway, the long and short of it is, I respect the Beatles for their accomplishments, but I really don't go out of my way to listen to their music.