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Greg

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50+ years adrift
« on: April 26, 2019, 08:18:22 PM »

I interact with a lot of younger people of college age.


Why do you think they really like The Beatles? (and lots of groups from 50 years ago)


We didn't listen to , nor like, groups from the 1920s when we were in college.


I can't buy an argument that The Beatles were great, and that's why. (although that doesn't make me right)
There's an appeal there somehow.  Why?
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Mervap

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Re: 50+ years adrift
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 02:26:54 AM »

I can't recall where I saw this, but in paraphrase: It was the only time when music MEANT something, STOOD for something. It had value beyond the sticker on the package.

I'm sure there are other reasons (the tunes are great!)....
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Greg

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Re: 50+ years adrift
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 01:12:00 PM »

That is a great thought.


Wow.  I like that view.
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Mervap

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Re: 50+ years adrift
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2019, 05:30:57 PM »

If one takes the rock & roll era and looks at it in terms of "cultural significance", the sixties were THE time....spilled over into the seventies a bit, but then the meaning slid away as it became a commercialized entity. There have been exceptions, for sure, but they are small in comparison to the sixties era.
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