Originally Posted by gonelong
One of the things I am very much looking forward to is to see how the Beatles are viewed by the general population once the Boomers are all in the grave. Obviously they won't just disappear or become irrelevant ... but how much,if at all, will time erode their memory/influence/standing? Will the become even more revered?
Their social significance is just as impressive as their catalogue, IMO.
I think they have a place in history in both regards.
I remember the shock wave sent around the world when their look changed from the "mop top" look, all wearing the same suit on stage, to the new "hippie" version.
Of course their music changed as well, and changed rock and roll forever.
No discussion of America in the 20th century is complete without the Beatles and their many influences. The Beatles WERE the 60's.