The Beatles changed music as we know it a lot by experimenting with different types of genres of music and with instruments. They rarely sang other people’s music because they had so much content. Many other groups followed suit. They set trends for music and style for many years. They have made an huge impact on music and music history because they were willing to try things that were new and different. The Beatles sparked changes in the way teenagers walked, talked and dressed. The shaggy haircut, known as a mop-top, suddenly became popular in the early 60s and long hair became more socially acceptable. The Beatles’ emergence coincided with a new consideration for the concept of male beauty and its elevation in importance beside feminine attractiveness. The band also popularised Cuban-heeled boots, known as “Beatle boots”. Later, in their more psychedelic phase, they inspired imitators to grow moustaches and beards, while making less formal clothes seem acceptable in everyday life. The Beatles changed attitudes about how the young could behave and ushered in a “mini-renaissance in the rights of individual expression”, persuading a generation that “all we needed was love”. In late 1963, the British press coined the term “Beatlemania” to describe the phenomenal and increasingly hysterical interest in the Beatles. Beatlemania continued on a reduced scale after the band retired from touring, and after the members became solo artists.
I listen to music every day, and I’ve listened to a lot of music that doesn’t belong to my generation; of the different genres that exist, the Beatles’ music is the one I’ve enjoyed the most, not least because of the lyrics but above all because of the emotions that this kind of music gives me. The group has moved generations of young people and adults, their music is timeless. The years go by and they continue to be listened to with the same interest as always. Although I am young and my opinion might be questionable, I am pretty sure that this band will be immortal