Any true Beatles fan who is knowledgeable about them,knows their many true innovations and how truly creative,orginal and inventive they were and ahead of their time even in a lot of their early music.
I think your right there, anyone who doubts this should ask themselves, why were they so massively popular in every coutry that sells records and has a hit parade ? why werent The Shadows or The Everleys so massive, I think the reason was that no-one had heard (or seen) anything like them, even in non English speaking countries they were just as big.
ok, i'll respond to that
in the context of other parts of this thread and just to play devil's advocate i would say . .
because women were attracted to them and their charisma - which suited them to be teen idols. and that was then sold
they springboarded off of that
. . . they were certainly much more musically talented than any other teen idols for sure!
. . . certainly musical geniuses - as songwriters and more!
but for arguments sake
. . some aspects of their ascent to worldwide fame can also be compared with . . new kids on the block . . bay city rollers....duran duran
that cut them to the front of the line, if you will, to have the world's ear for their musical accomplishments
in other words....
they weren't playing on a level field with ALL musicians - like a string quartet of fat bald ugly musical geniuses who girls didn't like
skeptical? - one of the most talented, creative cofounding members of the rolling stones (ian stewart) was dismissed as a member because of his looks jeopardizing the groups collective sex appeal