I'm not a huge Beatles fan, but I can certainly appreciate their talent and how they were extremely important to pop culture. My parents had all their records, then again, my parents had amazing taste in music. There were pop, rock, jazz and classical music always playing in my household.
The Beatles sure helped change the world of pop and rock music. They also exposed clueless white people to Black American rock music, the Beatles were huge Little Richard and Chuck Berry fans..
The Beatles technically started as a 1960s version of a boy band, they were super talented, excellent songwriters and with the help of the amazing producer George Martin, who was technically the fifth Beatle, they musically progressed over their short time in the music biz. All of their albums are different.
Unlike today's boy bands, which lose their audience, over the years, The Beatles actually gathered a bigger audience and were respected by musicians from many other genres of music, musicians who then recorded their versions of Beatle songs.
The people in this thread saying The Beatles are overrated are completely clueless and it's quite obvious don't know much about any kind of music, let alone pop and rock. The irony, its usually is the people putting down The Beatles, and other bands from that era, who are likely currently listening to bands who copy older rock and pop musicians.
The Beatles opened the floodgates for many other British musicians to get world wide attention. The Beatles also put England on the map as a cool hip place, which it was never considered. Their popularity also helped make British pop culture important. Jimi Hendrix actually went to England to get famous.
Again, typical DL cluelessness. Not surprising at all.