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  1. Stu Rosen

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    While I was focusing on the innovation argument, it's only because I was asked why the Beatles were just such darn pioneers. It's not the argument I hang my hat on, personally - that's not why I love them. As for nostalgia, I suppose that's always a possibility, but I tend to be pretty...
  2. Stu Rosen

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    OK - first of all, I thought the very nature of this thread was that it was purely subjective - there's no chance I could ever persuade you of my point of view. But I will say that you don't have to like the Beatles to appreciate what they are and what they mean. I'm not a big opera fan, for...
  3. Stu Rosen

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    1. The Beatles didn't essentially help create what R&R is today. But R&R today would be an entirely different animal if they never came along. 2. Queen was nothing more than simply popular and had no significant lasting influence on music. An increased theatricality in rock, perhaps; a higher...
  4. Stu Rosen

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    I don't think anyone is saying that the Beatles created rock music, any more than the early giants of film created motion pictures. At least I wasn't saying that. What the Beatles did was take the R&B and blues-based music of Chuck Berry and Little Richard and combine it with a more...
  5. Stu Rosen

    Queen overtake the Beatles as most successful albums act in UK history

    I can understand (well no, not really) why someone would prefer Queen to the Beatles - that's a matter of personal taste. But while Queen may have (figuratively speaking) built some nice houses, the Beatles created the tools to build them in the first place. A musical world without Queen is...
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