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    Re: Are you a Beatles person or an Elvis Person?

    I never did get the whole magilla with these people. The Beatles, Elvis... To me, they're just the personifications of Sad FM, Easy Listening for the Over Thirty and similar stations that have played Eleanor Rigby every half hour since 1966, faces on the kind of whimsical retro clocks college students buy or people you use in sarcastic sneers about the 1950s or '60s ("Elvis called, he wants his moves back"). Supreme, timeless musical quality is something I've yet to find in Yellow Submarine, but that's just me I suppose.

    I appreciate the likes of Ol' Blue Eyes and Etta James though, and every time I hear At Last or Moon River I wonder why people insist on remembering those days only by the most banal of their artists.* But that's just me.

    *yes, I realise that
    - Moon River was by Andy Williams, not Sinatra
    - Andy Williams is pretty banal himself, haha. But not quite as ubiquitous.
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    Re: Are you a Beatles person or an Elvis Person?

    The beatles all the way! I can't stand elvis. He has too much of a country twang sound to him.

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    Re: Are you a Beatles person or an Elvis Person?

    BEETLES way before elvis.. all the way....... Dont like elvis.. sorry you fans

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    Re: Are you a Beatles person or an Elvis Person?

    May I humbly enter the name of Brian Wilson into the mix? In his own underrated way, he was just as influential, even if the early Beach Boy material was less than what some might consider "sophisticated". Ever listen to their tight harmonies and how well-produced their records were?
    And have you ever heard about Lennon and McCartney's comments, and awe, surrounding "Pet Sounds", and "Smile"? It's said that "Pet Sounds" inspired them to make "Sgt. Pepper", which Brian himself says is the greatest album of its kind ever made...
    That said, Elvis deserves his rightful place as "The King" and there will never EVER be another phenomenon like the Beatles. But don't forget Brian - and, as Don McLean says in the song "American Pie"...the "music died" in a very real sense the day that Buddy Holly did, February 3, 1959...
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Re: Are you a Beatles person or an Elvis Person?

    Elvis was great! Especially if you like junkie musicians who stole Africian American music. Beatles all the way.




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    Re: Are you a Beatles person or an Elvis Person?

    I like Elvis not as much as some of you guys. He was a trend setter, and some of his music is great.
    But the Beatles, they are awsome, they are the best!!!!!!!

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