The Beatles: 5.4.4.3.2…

They were all Elvis fans, Teddy Boys, they were all called.

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Paul, John, George, Pete and Stu.

Stu died – I’ve read brain tumor, stage fall and beaten up by Teddy Boys.

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Was it cuteness or something else? the 4 Beatles became

Paul John George and Ringo

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Singles still mattered but the LP was now the format king.

Their early records The Beatles did their best Elvis, named themselves after Buddy Holly’s band and eventually recorded albums rather than singles – and raised the LP from a collection of songs into Themed Experiences beyond getting and losing the girl teenaged priorities.

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They were so good at music that they were allowed to make movies – although they make good documentaries about themselves and the less said about acting movies the better.

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The first major backlash over John’s saying that their fame being on par with religion was disturbing, but not understanding grammar and not really understanding British English America lost it’s mind in a Beatles Backlash.

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They were MopTops for a short while, then they went hippie hair like most others and muttonchop sideburns like Elvis.

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They did a retreat to India and were not impressed by the Gurus attention to the Beatles groupies. Spirituality 0 Sex 1 again, eh?

Let It Be documented the end of The Beatles, the end of an era and a formula for Boy Bands.

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Related:

The UK-OFF: The Beatles Blowback 80s edition

The Beatles Blow Back: Bee Gees

Beatles BlowBack: Duran Duran v. INXS

Hey Hey We’re the Boy Bands

Music: Authentic vs Manufactured

Elvis Fandemonium vs BeatleMania

MusicWorld: Is this Kanye West’s Milli Vanille Moment?

Musicworld: The evolution of Boy Bands

Beatleverse: 50 years ago today – Empire Stadium Rocked

Rock Star: Concerts vs Event Concerts

The Last Temptation of Elvis

Movie Review: Yellow Submarine

Movie Review: Help

Rock n Royality

MusicWorld: Sinatra vs Lennon

Peter Principle: you will be promoted to your hightest level of incompetance

The Business of Show: Managers vs The Celebrities they manage

Of Cats and Curiosity

Godworld: Jesus vs Elvis Presley

also:  “Safer to be a cow than a woman in India.”

ReligionWatch: India Edition

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