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The Beatles 50 years on: sink the yellow submarine
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. ...
Read the whole missive at the link. You know you want to.
 

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I'm sorry, but IMO pretty much anything newer than Shostakovitch or maybe Gershwin is too new to count--the last bastion of real music is in film scores...

(Sorry, just had to wind the Classic Rockers and '70s Metalheads up a bit :p )
 

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Sheesh! Is there anyone left on this board with enough hearing left to comment on music?
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Who because of tinitus, never walks alone. Sigh...
 

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I don't have much hearing left but that doesn't stop me from commenting. :p
 

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The days and scores of Quincy Jones, Oliver Nelson, Sylvester Levay, Billy May, Nelson Riddle, and .... and ..... dang it AIN'T my HEARING it's my MEMORY!!!!:dunno::oops::(:(
 

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Let's put it this way... most of the post-1900 music in my library was composed by John Williams or James Horner. 'Nuff said?
 

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on the other hand, the opening ceremonies with one of my fav's MIKE OLDFIELD( i've been a fan since tubbels back in the 70's) even though it was an amalgamation of a lot of his old stuff- that was something to watch
 

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Let's put it this way... most of the post-1900 music in my library was composed by John Williams or James Horner. 'Nuff said?
A-HA! Two of my favorites! The memory returneth!:D
 

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I was never all that infatuated with the Beatles; there was better stuff around during that time period.

It would appear that legend status is often applied by chance...
 

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A-HA! Two of my favorites! The memory returneth!:D
I mean, how can ya listen to "All Systems Go - The Launch," even without having Apollo 13's visuals playing behind it, and feel a huge surge of pride, not necessarily even as an American but just as a human being, at the engineering marvel of the Saturn V, and want to strap in along with Lovell, Haise and Swigert? Or feel a certain lurking dread at the ominous, pulsing bass-line of the Jaws Main Title?
 
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