Beatles : The Beatles ' Legacy Alive Essay

798 Words Sep 28th, 2015 4 Pages
The Beatles
The Beatles are one of the best artists of all time. Nobody in history of music was as popular as the Beatles. Everyone knows the Beatles. You don 't have to love them, but you do have to respect them. Michael Stipe from REM once said “The Beatles are elevator music.” To which Ringo Starr responded “If it weren 't for the Beatles, REM would still be taking the stairs.” The Beatles are one of the most iconic cultural legacies of the 20th Century and their influence shows itself in contemporary music and culture, which could not exist if the Beatles ' hadn 't pushed the boundaries of antiquated social norms through a combination of their mass popularity and incendiary music, lyrics, lifestyles, and ideals. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr still tour and produce new music and keep the Beatles ' legacy alive. (John Lennon was killed in 1980 and George Harrison died in 2001).
The baby boomers are a group of people born after the World War 2 between 1946 and 1964 and at that time, the Beatles were at their prime. My friend Gina Gabelia whose father was part of this mob, loved the Beatles as all the kids in the 1960s. When Gina was born, the Beatles were the only music they played in her house. She fell in love with the Beatles and still listen to them until now. “The Beatles are my all-time favorite artists.” Said Gina. “I grew up listening to the Beatles – my parents would play the Let It Be album to lull me to sleep when I was a baby, and we always listened to…

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