Why The Beatles Are Still Relevant

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PowerPop.blogMy Featured Blogger this week is Max (a.k.a. Badfinger) of Power Pop…an Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture. Max is a true aficionado, with an unending supply of fascinating bet-you-didn’t-know stories. He’s a songwriter/musician himself, as well as a fan of baseball, and old movies and TV shows. If he and I were ever in the same room at the same time, we would talk forever!

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This is my 5th-year anniversary on WP. Thank you all for still reading and commenting.

This was part of Dave’s at A Sound Day “Turntable Talk” series…hope you like it. It’s also a more in-depth re-working of my first post on September 18, 2017. I never dreamed I would be accepted in such a large community of like-minded people. It’s not easy to meet Big Star fans in real life…here in this community, they come to you. My mission was…if I could get one person to at least give Badfinger, Big Star, or the Raspberries a listen…my job was done…but it’s been so much more than that because I’ve learned more than I’ve given. Yes, I love the Beatles but they don’t need my cheerleading.

I usually write shorter posts than this…but it was a lot to say on this subject.

So why are The Beatles still popular with older…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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21 Responses to Why The Beatles Are Still Relevant

  1. 5th anniversary? You have posts that go back to July of 2014. OOOOOH This was your guest blogger’s 5th anniversary.

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  2. Badfinger (Max) says:

    Thank you Mitch for the kind words and the reblog!

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  3. I always like reading (and listening!) to Max’s site. Learn something new there every day!

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  4. Geo. Raymond says:

    Big fan of the group. I even named my dog Davy after my favorite Beatle.

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  5. jmfayle says:

    Congratulations on 5 years! I’m glad you blog, Mitch. Some of the most refreshing stuff I’ve seen & read over my 2 years have been on your posts. Best wishes!

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  6. jmfayle says:

    Ooops! Sorry Mitch! Max, congrats on 5 years. Mitch, I don’t care HOW old your blogs are…my sentiment stands!

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  7. You can imagine (or maybe know!) the thrill of hearing (grand-/)adolescents right here and now singing along to any Beatles songs I play!

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  8. Victoria says:

    So much fun to read! Thanks for sharing…magical memories…and the historical nuggets are delightful. 🙂

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  9. My favorite band, Metric, has a song called “Gimme Sympathy” where part of the chorus asks the eternal question, “Who’d you rather be, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones?” Which I take to mean, would you rather burn fast and bright, or keep going and going and going until you become almost a parody of yourself? They don’t explicitly answer the question but towards the end they do say, “Come on baby play me something like ‘Here Comes the Sun'” …

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    • mitchteemley says:

      Back in the 60s people often asked, “Who do you like best, The Beatles or The Rolling Stones. It was no contest for me: the Stones might have been the “world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band,” but the Beatles were the greatest band. Ever. Period.


  10. The Beatles make frequent appearances in my stories, especially my earlier work. They are and always will be a part of my life. Seeing them live at Shea Stadium in 1965 was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. For me, as I read this post, the one thing that stood out in my mind was “The title should be Why The Beatles Will ALWAYS Be Relevant”!

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  11. revruss1220 says:

    Wow! This guy is a veritable font of Beatles knowledge. And I have to agree with him totally. The Fab Four changed the musical landscape profoundly and permanently.

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  12. Juliet says:

    Happy five years, Mitch! Thanks for sharing this post; I needed a bit of The Beatles today.

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