The Beatles. They can be described simply by a single word- an enigma. The Beatles were an enigma. But can the phrase actually contain their irresistible charm. Even today, decades after the band’s disbanding, the world is yet to hear another musical group with that kind of sound. And despite there being so much of impetus on available technology and the associated paraphernalia- the economy of The Beatles’ sound and their ephemeral sound is a quality that remains unchallenged even today.
Together four distinctly talented musical geniuses- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and, George Harrison created a sound that was hitherto unheard of and since their coming together hasn’t been heard even once. Let alone being matched or surpassed. If you think about it, The Beatles were to the world of music what Hollywood to the United State and perhaps what a Rolls Royce is to the realm of the automotive industry.
And this unchallenged standing may always remain so. Liverpool’s most famous sons, England’s national treasure and a symbol of the world’s obsession- with their unmatched beats and lyrics- continue to find newer legions of fans, all around the world. And ever since some recent images of their first-ever vintage tour have been released- there is palpable excitement in the air. There is a newfound excitement surrounding truly one of the most iconic British bands. If you simply take a look at the picture, they seem to unbox a throwback box of timeless memories that seem to have been sprinkled by a fragrance of raw emotion, buddy-bonding and above anything else- a sense of euphoria that one felt when a Beatles concert would be on.
Those were the days, the golden age of music. The 1960s and the 1970s were a time when perhaps for the lack of a better word- things were simple and far less confused. The Beatles ruled the roost of the music industry singing songs of love, feelings, heartbreak, nostalgia and for heaven’s sake even seemed to hit it off with verve and rhythm bringing into picture unfathomable subjects like- Mother Mary. The metamorphosis of their amazing art had some poignant emotions at the heart. And that’s not all, it seemed that the band would never have been able to get captured without being described in cosmological terms.
And therefore, to this effect, the real impact of The Beatles has once again come close to the discerning charm of their audience. That is the thing with vintage pictures. They open this door to nostalgia from which golden memories emanate like the moistness and warmth from a hot sauna shower. It is a feeling that is unmatched and something that cannot be replaced. Some close and happy shots of the famous four staying in a hotel, enjoying one another’s enigmatic company throw open a great period in the music industry- a time that was peaked through some chart-topping numbers by The Beatles. In fact, some of the pictures currently available on CNN even show their meeting with the great Muhammad Ali. In fact, in one of the images, Ali is shown lifting one of the Beatles.
But no real scale of The Beatles’ popularity could ever be seen understood or matched unless one sees the picture of their arrival in the United States. Surrounded by a huge fanfare- the Beatles- in a particular shot are seen touching down the US much to the delight of hundreds of fans who are seen keenly anticipating their climbdown from their aircraft’s stairs. One can only imagine how might have that time been when arguably the greatest musical group was at its peak.