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    Posted by pyanaman (U2905997) on Thursday, 4th October 2012

    Beatles Broadcasting Corporation! Strewth
    !. How many times do we have to hear Love Me Do? It gets very very boring. I don't know about FIFTY years, it now feels more like 100.

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    Posted by Peta (U24) on Friday, 5th October 2012


    Hi

    On radio or on TV? Radio is off topic for this board, but you can contact the individual radio stations through their websites. smiley - ok

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    Posted by megamain (U12800305) on Friday, 5th October 2012

    The BBC should have a dedicated Beatles TV and Radio channel IMHO.

    smiley - biggrin

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    Posted by Justnow (U2498091) on Friday, 5th October 2012

    God they are so boring - average songs and voices! I dont get what all the fuss is about!

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    Posted by altup (U15315707) on Friday, 5th October 2012

    Just let them fade from collective memory like all music that has lost its impact over time. They were very good in their day, but timeless?, not really. And... stop inflicting their music on youngsters (in BBC news), as if you were introducing them to Mozart and expecting them to be "well impressed". They're not, they're just underwhelmed and very polite about it.

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    Posted by Andy (U14048329) on Friday, 5th October 2012



    On radio or on TV? Radio is off topic for this board, but you can contact the individual radio stations through their websites. smiley - ok

     
    When there was a Radio board here, almost no-one ever used it. Which suggests that either no-one had very much to say about radio or had already found somewhere else to say it

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    Posted by GZ (U5310554) on Friday, 5th October 2012

    God they are so boring - average songs and voices! I dont get what all the fuss is about!   I know what the fuss is about.

    The Beatles were FAB!

    Great songs - not as easy to play on guitar as it might seem - influential - average voices can make for great songs to sing along to - and they had songs that were diverse in genre and style. Plus introducing new instruments into pop music. smiley - ok

    Their repuation as one of the most important and influential bands in the history of Rock and Roll is well deserved in my opinion. smiley - smiley

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    Posted by magnificentpolarbear (U1225328) on Friday, 5th October 2012

    Blimy a Beatles thread that Beatlesguru hasn't commented on.

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    Posted by Radioactiveoldduffer (U4768882) on Saturday, 6th October 2012

    Just let them fade from collective memory like all music that has lost its impact over time. They were very good in their day, but timeless?, not really. And... stop inflicting their music on youngsters (in BBC news), as if you were introducing them to Mozart and expecting them to be "well impressed". They're not, they're just underwhelmed and very polite about it.  It would be difficult for anyone born after the Beatles split up to comprehend just how much their music changed the face of the British music industry. As for youngsters finding their music boring you'll find a lot of them enjoying this live performance from Paul McCartney. So really it's all down to a matter of taste and in my case give me the lyrics of the Beatles any day to rappers who demean women and encourage male bonding via gangs.

    www.youtube.com/watc...

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    Posted by altup (U15315707) on Sunday, 7th October 2012

    It would be difficult for anyone born after the Beatles split up to comprehend just how much their music changed the face of the British music industry. As for youngsters finding their music boring you'll find a lot of them enjoying this live performance from Paul McCartney. So really it's all down to a matter of taste and in my case give me the lyrics of the Beatles any day to rappers who demean women and encourage male bonding via gangs.

    www.youtube.com/watc... 

    I don't deny their influence (at the time), I lived through the era, but 50 years on, and gaining the perspective that only time gives you, I don't find their music as amazing as I thought when I first heard it in my youth (probably a connection there). As for the BBC, they should stick to promoting music, not defining what is worthy and what is not. Leave that to history.

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    Posted by Radioactiveoldduffer (U4768882) on Monday, 8th October 2012

    It would be difficult for anyone born after the Beatles split up to comprehend just how much their music changed the face of the British music industry. As for youngsters finding their music boring you'll find a lot of them enjoying this live performance from Paul McCartney. So really it's all down to a matter of taste and in my case give me the lyrics of the Beatles any day to rappers who demean women and encourage male bonding via gangs.

    www.youtube.com/watc... 

    I don't deny their influence (at the time), I lived through the era, but 50 years on, and gaining the perspective that only time gives you, I don't find their music as amazing as I thought when I first heard it in my youth (probably a connection there). As for the BBC, they should stick to promoting music, not defining what is worthy and what is not. Leave that to history. 
    But history has given them the accolades they rightly deserve and although there were many great artists born out of the sixties they still stand head and shoulders above others in terms of musical output of the highest order. From the Rolling Stones to Cilla Black all had hits written by one of the Beatles and the staggering list here shows just how many artists wanted to sing their songs:

    en.wikipedia.org/wik...

    No other pop singer or group can match this list and it doesn't include songs written individually by each Beatle after their break up.

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