History YMMV / TheBeatles

17th May '17 4:01:49 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* [[AmericansHateTingle Americans Hated The Beatles]]: Some of them did. After John's comment that the band was "[[BiggerThanJesus more popular than Jesus]]" ([[QuoteMine taken out of context]]), many American communities, particularly those in the Bible Belt, did things like mass Beatle record burnings (with Lennon's reaction being to point out they had to buy the records to burn them) and throwing objects at them during their concerts. They received no backlash of that sort in their homeland of Britain, where the comment was generally more acknowledged in context and less of an exaggerated blasphemous scandal. On the other hand, their records sold just as well in America after the controversy as they had before.
** The Phillippines are an even better example. Brian Epstein's fumbling of an invitation to visit First Lady Imelda Marcos when the Beatles played the Phillippines in 1966 led to [[http://991.com/Buy/TopItems/LennonGlasses/Stiffed.aspx violent anger]] from Filipinos. The resulting chaos played no small part in the group's decision to stop playing live concerts.
** As for the record sales booming despite the controversy, the Beatles themselves rather sardonically noted that in order to burn their albums, one had to purchase them first. There are also numerous anecdotes of kids publicly burning their Beatles albums before then secretly sneaking into record stores and replacing them. And, of course, despite all the hoopla this was mainly happening in a relatively small part of the country.
** There were also some American rock and roll fans, particularly in the very early stages of Beatlemania, who resented the group for displacing the more home-grown sounds of rockabilly, doo-wop, surf music, etc. from the pop charts.



** During their psycedelic period, Music/TheBeachBoys. Go find any Pet Sounds song on YouTube and read all of the comments arguing over who is better/was the most influential. It gets ugly real fast.

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** During their psycedelic period, Music/TheBeachBoys. Go find any Pet Sounds ''Music/PetSounds'' song on YouTube and read all of the comments arguing over who is better/was the most influential. It gets ugly real fast.


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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff:
** Americans love "Eight Days A Week."
** "I Should Have Known Better" reached number one in Norway.
** They became popular enough in Jamaica in 1964 that [[{{Ska}} The Skatalites]] recorded instrumental [[CoverVersion Cover Versions]] of "This Boy" and "I Should Have Known Better".
** In Russia the Beatles, as most other Western rock bands, were very popular because they were seen as rebellious against Soviet Communism. A very interesting documentary ''How The Beatles rocked the Kremlin'' was made in the 2000s about their popularity there.


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** Ringo Starr wasn't happy with [[TooDumbToLive his portrayal]] in the cartoon and complained to Lance Percival. Lance kindly explained that he just did the voices and pointed Ringo in the direction of the writers.
25th Apr '17 10:22:17 AM supernintendo128
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** During their psycedelic period, Music/TheBeachBoys. Go find any Pet Sounds song on YouTube and read all of the comments arguing over who is better/was the most influential. It gets ugly real fast.
8th Apr '17 9:28:53 PM nombretomado
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* ItsEasySoItSucks: ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' didn't have that great a reception among the more hardcore RhythmGame enthusiasts and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' fans due to their belief that it was too easy. The meager song list (45 songs out of hundreds of possible songs by the band) and the inability to import the songs to another ''Rock Band'' game certainly didn't help matters.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' VideoGame/RockBand'' didn't have that great a reception among the more hardcore RhythmGame enthusiasts and ''VideoGame/RockBand'' fans due to their belief that it was too easy. The meager song list (45 songs out of hundreds of possible songs by the band) and the inability to import the songs to another ''Rock Band'' game certainly didn't help matters.
8th Apr '17 9:28:18 PM nombretomado
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* ItsEasySoItSucks: ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' didn't have that great a reception among the more hardcore RhythmGame enthusiasts and ''RockBand'' fans due to their belief that it was too easy. The meager song list (45 songs out of hundreds of possible songs by the band) and the inability to import the songs to another ''Rock Band'' game certainly didn't help matters.

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* ItsEasySoItSucks: ''Music/TheBeatles: RockBand'' didn't have that great a reception among the more hardcore RhythmGame enthusiasts and ''RockBand'' ''VideoGame/RockBand'' fans due to their belief that it was too easy. The meager song list (45 songs out of hundreds of possible songs by the band) and the inability to import the songs to another ''Rock Band'' game certainly didn't help matters.
5th Mar '17 10:00:41 PM RisefromYourGrave
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** Even today, when they're treated as the best band ever to exist in all of history, it can turn younger fans off. There's also been a backlash among Millenials against the Baby Boomers, and The Beatles are one of the Boomers' most visible sacred cows.

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** Even today, when they're treated as the best band ever to exist in all of history, it can turn younger fans off. There's also been a backlash among Millenials Millennials against the Baby Boomers, and The Beatles are one of the Boomers' most visible sacred cows.



* SignatureSong: Averted. The Beatles have so many iconic songs that impossible to single out just one as their signature.

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* SignatureSong: Averted. The Beatles have so many iconic songs that it is impossible to single out just one as their signature.
22nd Jan '17 5:22:41 PM Xtifr
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** x-mania (Rollermania, [[PunkRock Punkamania]], [[HulkHogan Hulkamania]], [[SpiceGirls Spicemania]])

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** x-mania (Rollermania, [[PunkRock Punkamania]], [[HulkHogan [[Wrestling/HulkHogan Hulkamania]], [[SpiceGirls [[Music/SpiceGirls Spicemania]])
8th Dec '16 2:25:45 PM Schroeder1174
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** Plenty of songs referencing or evoking the image of John or George dying, from "Come Together" ("Shhhhoot me!" to "Yer Blues" ("Feel so lonely, gonna die") to the ending of "Long Long Long" (a dirgy, mournful song with an unearthly female shriek from Yoko at the end, which resembles a widow crying at a funeral), in the wake of John and George's deaths.
29th Sep '16 5:07:29 AM Nick7689
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--> ''Come together//
Right now//

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--> ''Come together//
together\\
Right now//now\\
29th Sep '16 5:06:47 AM Nick7689
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* AccidentalInnuendo: The chorus from "Come Together":
--> ''Come together//
Right now//
Over me''
7th Sep '16 8:47:39 AM 06tele
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* TheWoobie: "The Fool on the Hill", the main character of the song of the same name from ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour''. No one likes him, no one accepts the fact that he's wise, and no one listens to what he has to say.

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* TheWoobie: "The Fool on the Hill", the main character of the song of the same name from ''Music/MagicalMysteryTour''. No one likes him, no one accepts the fact that he's wise, and no one listens to what he has to say.say. Averted inasmuch as he's a fool, and so doesn't realise it.[[note]]Well, he does have a "foolish grin".[[/note]]
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