Friday, February 16, 2018

Why The Music Of The Beatles Will Live On Forever

Yeah yeah yeah ...

We've heard it all before from all the naysayers out there ...

The only reason The Beatles were a success in 1964 was due to a HUGE marketing campaign waged by Capitol Records who spent a million dollars getting the word out so that by the time The Four Lads from Liverpool actually landed here, teenage girls were already worked into a frenzy of anticipation.

They paid them to scream ... they paid them to turn up at the airport to welcome into The United States, launching what would become the first hint of The British Invasion yet to come ... and it was all because of this manipulation that The Beatles (and all the other groups from England who followed them over here) became the success that they became.

Yeah right.

But hey ... I'm a pretty reasonable guy ... so I'm willing to put this out there for consideration ... 

Let's just say that there's even the slightest ounce of truth to this theory.

That would explain February 9th and their appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show ... and maybe even a brief period of popularity thereafter ...

But what about the rampant Beatlemania that had already swept Europe the year before when Capitol refused to release their records here in The States because nothing big had ever crossed over here from Great Britain before?

What about the 24 #1 Records they achieved on the National Pop Singles Chart over the next seven years?  (Not to mention record album sales for their LP's)?

And how do you explain the 54 years SINCE that incredible night of February 9, 1964 ... and the way The Beatles have continued to win over brand new fans from every generation since?

Do you not find it remarkable the way the band grew from "Love Me Do" and "From Me To You" to the sophisticated sounds of "Rubber Soul," "Revolver" and "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (let alone the pure brilliance of a masterpiece like "Abbey Road"?)

Are you thinking that Capitol Records must have paid off the billions and billions of new Beatles fans who have been won over in the past 54 years since, too?

Every moment of EVERY day, somebody new discovers and falls in love with the sound of The Beatles.  (C'mon ... you've got to admit that they've done SOMETHING right!!!  How many other songwriters have assembled the catalog of catchy, timeless, memorable, classic hits that these guys have?)

And if you STILL don't believe me that The Beatles continue to win over new fans, here's a brand new fan ... who's already got it down ... and he's only two years old!!!  (Just listen to the joy and excitement in his voice as he rattles off this list ... using words that wouldn't even exist in a normal two year old's vocabulary!)

Check it out ...