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Re: The Fall of the Beatles

Posted by **Beatles Fan Robert** on Apr 1, 2014 at 2:59:38 PM:
In Reply to: The Fall of the Beatles posted by **superfan** on Mar 25, 2014 at 9:24:05 PM:

*The Beatles influence seems to be over. If you look at the singles/album chart, it has reverted back to the time before the Beatles- singles are now written by committee, by several people, the era of the singer/songwriter is over. Popular acts like Rihanna, Katy Perry, the popular ones don't write their own songs anymore. The Tin Pan Alley approach seems to be back, professional songwriters like Max Martin, Dr. Luke, and the ubiquitous Ryan Tedder seem to dominate now. Groups like the Beatles are no longer superstars. U2, a group that Bono commented that "John Lennon invented" hasn't had a TOP 10 hit since 1997.
*It looks like the influence of the Beatles is finally coming to a close.

Neil Young has written that in his opinion music has degraded in sound, not in artistic value. He likes much about contemporary music. He states that since CDs (less fidelity) and MP3 files (even less, only 5% according to him), younger generations are not hearing music the way he did while younger. I suppose vinyl is the way to go based on current technology. So he is working on a new format that he calls Puretone which is supposed to elevate the fidelity of music to a level never before achieved, using a high resolution digital file and cloud technology to share it for downloading from. You can read all about in his memoir of last year. I just read it and it is fascinating. He is a very intelligent and complex man.

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