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The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

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The greatest example of evolution in music this world will ever witness.

Not that they really need my validation, but it's no surprise that they're pretty much ubiquitous as the greatest musicians of all time 50+ years after their peak. Man what it would've been like to grow up during the 60s....

"The Beatles" made in the mid and late 60's albums that influence people till today. My second favourite band of all time. "I read the news today, oh boy"

The fact that The Beatles were able to pull off so many albums in a five year span is just amazing to me. I used to think that the Beatles were overrated until I truly started to listen to Sgt. Pepper's, Revolver, and Abbey Road.

I used to think of The Beatles as an overrated band that made catchy, fun pop tunes, and had received the mantle of best band ever because that music is pretty difficult to hate. This faulty opinion has since been corrected. They made incredible, inventive music, and that incredible music changed music history. 100/100 needs no justification.

Ask a random stranger on the street, what's the greatest band of all times? There are big chances of replying "The Beatles", their influences not only were in music, but went far away from that. They were already history even when George Harrison was still alive, one of the greatest groups of all time. At this point of time, who hasn't heard of the Beatles?

I thought the Beatles were overrated for a long time without even giving them a chance. I'm was an idiot for a long time. No one matches their songcraft, harmony, lyrics, cohesiveness, and versatility in a 10-15 year period. Truly a rare achievement where skill and popularity match. This isn't for everyone I'm sure. The pop sensibilities and McCartney/Ringo are prone to syrupy sweetness which will be a turn off to some. McCartney and Lennon battle/rivalry around the direction of the band and what musical genius is by definition and output pushed both to higher planes then they probably get to alone. A healthy rivalry is good. And their development is a blast to witness album to album. They are so poppy and cohesive in the beginning and then you see the rift in musical approach between the two. Lennon with his belief that a message is most important. McCartney believing it's a tune that matters most. It's a musical debate that still wages on today. Either way, The Beatles killed both aspects and that is why they reign supreme

Their massive influence aside, The Beatles were master craftsmen and above all, consistent. It's so hard NOT to like them given the amount of genres and styles they've covered.

Ever inventive, I can't think of a single band that evolved so much in such a short space of time. Listen to their first effort 'Please Please Me' and then their last, 'Abbey Road', and realise that just 6 years separate them. Everything else in between is also worth a listen too :)

Who'd have thought the Beatles could have been better? Here's my hypothesis: Lennon and McCartney only wrote songs together on a minority of occasions, A Day in the Life the best example. The usual coarse was that they would write individually, they just had an agreement to credit each other. It maybe that their egos spurred each other to greater song writing. However, Lennon was the better lyricist, McCartney the better melodic musician; so why not put aside rivalry and combine each others forte? If they had tried this approach for at least a third of the time we wouldn't have songs like Maxwell's Silver Hammer. After all other partnerships have benefitted by this method; Morrissey/Marr, Jagger/Richards, Waters/Gilmour etc

Not really my favorite band,but i can understand and even get behind the infinite praise they receive as the greatest musical artists ever. Still absolutely fantastic and extremely influential.

Personally, I think they were the greatest band ever, because I enjoy them the most and discover something new every time, especially with the later stuff.

I do not like The Beatles because of their influence I like The Beatles BECAUSE I LIKE THEM! Greatest band I've ever heard, personally.

I don´t quite get why everyone thinks you have to like their music just because they had so much influence. No offense, i like them, but it´s nothing special for me. Just my five cents.

nfluential band, that cannot be refuted. However, I find them vastly overrated as there are many bands who made overall better music than the Beatles.

I know, i know. It was the sixties and they did not have much equipment, and they made the best out of it. But to be honest, I don't think that they have that many good songs on each album that it's worth listening to. I think they have more weird songs than good songs. Abby Road, Rubber Soul, Revolver and Help! are the only albums that I can enjoy from beginning to end. I like when Bands experiment with sounds, but I don't think that the sounds they managed make added more quality to their songs. The lyric is genius though. I'm sorry if you beatle-lovers feel hurt or pissed off. Please don't kill me.

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