The Bealtes are, without question, one of the most important bands in rock history. They were called the British invasion and they were made up of four men from Liverpool; Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Artistically, culturally and spiritually, they had reached the summit at the perfect time; the 60’s when music had the power to change the world. They introduced more innovations into popular music and culture than any other band of their time. Today, there is no term recognizable than “Beatlemania.” Their popularity both then and now remains unrivaled by any other rock and roll band.
Perpetually imaginative and experimental, the Bealtes captured the attention of mass audiences. To date, the Beatles have sold over 1 billion records. In ’00, their greatest hits album, 1, spent eight weeks at number one and sold 13 million copies in its first month release. The Beatles appear five times in the top 100 best-selling singles in the UK. No other group appears more than twice. On February 9th, 1964, they broke television ratings in one Sunday night with their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show with a reported 74-million. In 1964, during the week of April 4th, they held the top five positions on the Billboard singles chart. No one had ever done anything like this before, and unlikely that these same conditions will ever exist for anyone again. The songs were ; “Can’t Buy Me Love”, “Twist and Shout”, “She Loves You”, “I Want to Hold Your Hand”, & “Please Please Me”. The next week, 11 April 1964, the Beatles held fourteen positions on the Billboard Hot 100. According to the Global Track Chart, they have 16 of the 100 most successful songs and seven of the 100 most successful albums in history. “We thought that if we lasted for two or three years that would be fantastic.” –Ringo Starr
The Beatles were not only famous as a music act but for their influence which is certainly hard to overestimate. In a lot of ways, the Beatles had encouraged a whole generation of young people through their music, style and attitudes, to assert themselves in a way that had not happened before, and through which, started a revolution. Though perhaps unintentional, the Beatles had helped to lead to the empowerment of young woman. By singing songs in which the woman were positively spoke about and sung to millions of girls about these new possibilities. The messages in their songs made the people come together. They had this type of positive power over the people that only such a small amount of people have had a glimpse of achieving. There had even been arguments saying the Beatles were used to bring down the iron curtain in the cold war. Yuri Pelyoshonok, a Soviet Studies professor, had said; “The Soviet authorities thought of the Beatles as a secret Cold War weapon. The kids lost their interest in all Soviet unshakable dogmas and ideals, and stopped thinking of an English-speaking person as the enemy. That’s when the Communists lost two generations of young people ideologically, totally lost. That was an incredible impact.”
Even after their break up in 1970, they still managed to carry on their revolutionary ideas. It was a spiritual revolution, one that was aimed at overthrowing preconceived notions.
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