Spite you may be right. But when they came on the scene in the early sixties, Most Rock in America was being sung by the likes of Pat Boone. It was sanitized, made "white", had bobby socks put on it and therefore accetable to mom's and dad's. Then all of a sudden here comes this band with long hair (what today we wouldn't even consider long, but for the time, it was a MAJOR deal) and they did stuff no one else was doing.Originally Posted by Spite Brigade
I liken it to this. My teenage daughter is a horror movie aficianado. She saw the original Exorcist and then saw Jaws and said: "I don't get it. What's so special about these movies?".
Well today, nothing, they are old fashioned, their special effects are rudimentary. But AT THE TIME, we had NEVER seen anything like that. It was new, it was different, it scared us and made us afraid to go in the water.
Of course, today, that would never happen
So I think you have to put the Beatles into context of what was happening at that time and not what came later. Same for the movies. At the time they were cutting edge. As time went on and more movies were made and special effects got better, they made Jaws and Exorcist seem tame.
So while I may not agree with you about their talent. I do think that they were in the right place with the right kind of music to launch an entirely new era in rock and roll.