The genius of the Beatles

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Hallucinating drugs used in the 60's gave the Beatless a more creative outlook on their songs. For example, "We all live in a yellow submarine," what in the world were they taking to think of a song like that? Just saying, but :love: the Beatles anyway.
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!

Yes, there was a drug culture in Britain during their heyday and many songwriters (Donovan helped on the Yellow Submarine lyrics) dabbled. White Room by Cream, Itchycoo Park by The Small Faces are other examples.
 

robbo1970

Hall of Fame
Donovan was a chart topper by the time he was 20.
I know, they were all so young. Steve Marriott, 18 when the Small Faces kicked off and only 20 by the time he wrote Itchycoo Park. I do appreciate that some modern musicians are as young, but I'm not wholly convinced that their music will transcend the next 50 years in the same way as some of these 60's bands. I was at a festival over the weekend and there was a covers band, but it wasn't until they sang 'Get off my cloud' that everyone sang along.
 

robbo1970

Hall of Fame
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!

Yes, there was a drug culture in Britain during their heyday and many songwriters (Donovan helped on the Yellow Submarine lyrics) dabbled. White Room by Cream, Itchycoo Park by The Small Faces are other examples.
I think that's another urban myth. Apparently it was based upon a drawing that Julian Lennon had done at school, but the truth will probably never come out. The lyrics are certainly very trippy though.
 

max

Legend
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds!

Yes, there was a drug culture in Britain during their heyday and many songwriters (Donovan helped on the Yellow Submarine lyrics) dabbled. White Room by Cream, Itchycoo Park by The Small Faces are other examples.
yeah, this was an urban legend.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I think that's another urban myth. Apparently it was based upon a drawing that Julian Lennon had done at school, but the truth will probably never come out. The lyrics are certainly very trippy though.
This is a quite entertaining interview on British TV from the late 80’s...Michael Aspel hosted George and Ringo (LOL...such a cut-up to straight man George). The relevant section is around 20 to 23 minutes into the piece when George speaks about the whole mystic trip they were engaged in during that era. Some of it was from their guru, some of it was from what people were putting in their coffee AND some of it was from what they started putting in their own coffee!

 

jhick

Professional
Beatles were good, but I think of genius, I would consider Floyd and Zeppelin to be superior in that respect. Just my opinion however.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Beatles were good, but I think of genius, I would consider Floyd and Zeppelin to be superior in that respect. Just my opinion however.
Right about their genius! Particularly Pink Floyd. Here’s Roger Waters on a bit of how they got there:

 
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