This list sheds a whole new light on the music I grew up with. It’s a small wonder we aren’t all a bit more touched in the head.
The Beatles get a lot of credit. They are generally considered to be the greatest musical entity of the 20th Century. This makes sense, because they were. Much has been written by individuals more qualified than myself about how The Fab Four revolutionized not just an entire music industry, but an entire generation of youth. This makes sense, because they did.
Within the hallowed realm of Rock and Roll, The Beatles were progenitors, spokespeople, influencers, or inventors of a wide swath of musical stylings, from straight-ahead 50’s-style rock n’ roll (“Twist and Shout”) to psychedelic (“I Am the Walrus”) to punk (the feedback opening to “I Feel Fine”, the entire post-1967 attitude of John Lennon) to heavy metal (“Helter Skelter”) to acoustic folk (“Norwegian Wood”) to protest rock (“Revolution”) to alt-freak free associative statement art (“Revoltuion 9”) to, of course, pop music (everything they ever wrote). Their music was the stated foundation for acts as…
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