The Beatles 50 years on: sink the yellow submarine
Read the whole missive at the link. You know you want to.Why do we keep wheeling out the Beatles at any available opportunity? This year we closed the Olympics with the painfully drawn out strains of "Hey Jude" howled at us by an OAP. We gave the world the greatest show on earth; why did we end it like this? And now, to top it, we have a new musical to mark their 50th anniversary - it's 50 years today since the release of their first single.
A lot has happened in those years. And the Beatles brand has aged terribly. The sunny optimism of "all you need is love" is increasingly meaningless. ...