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Posted By: John on: 01/16/2008 15:32:37 EST|
Subject: RE: The Beatles
Norm asked: Would you consider the Abbey Road album to be a drop off in quality? Or how about their last Album which featured 'Let it Be' and many other songs that are still played on the radio today.|
I won't say it's bad music, Norm; it charted well. Not that it was popular as adult contemporary music, mind you.
I would say their music changed because of the times. Pop, bubbly music, wasn't wanted anymore (what made FM radio so popular for classic/alternative rock) and suggestive music, even with drugs, become more popular. The Beatles, to me, later looked like their music - no longer sharp, professional and clean looking.
Also, did Payola (radio station bribes from Capitol Records) help The Beatles along? I'm sure it did.