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Elliot Roberts | April 3, 2024
50k Subscriber Q&A!

Written by Elliot Roberts


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  1. @johnkaufman5474

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I'm in my early seventies. Needless to say, I grew up with The Beatles. I love your channel. I find your insight, enthusiasm and overall attitude an ever evolving inspiration.

  2. @hipstereagle6050

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    4:00 I do wonder if the Beatles did what KISS did in 1978 by releasing solo albums the same year then getting back together (it didn’t work for kiss as Peter Criss left in 1980 and Ace Frehley in 1982 but it was an interesting attempt) could that have gotten some stuff out of there system and allow them to reunite a year or two later

  3. @lisamarieligreci-newton7804

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I grew up listening with my parents too…I would actually lean more towards John (I tend to enjoy his lyrics more and there's an interesting duality to him) but I do agree that George is the best AND It's All Too Much is one of my favorite songs, both lyrically and sound wise.

    You're also the second YouTuber I've watched who has mentioned Muse so now I feel like I should check them out (Evanescence was my 2000s era band of choice, haha). I'm a big fan of movie scores/soundtracks – Williams will also be my favorite but I also enjoy a lot of Danny Elfman's work along with several others (Ramin Djawadi, Michael Giacchino, Natalie Holt, etc) and actually MY favorite soundtrack+score movie is probably Donnie Darko which has a really great, weird score but also an amazing soundtrack (and also is part of what inspired a Tears for Fears deep dive!)

    I agree about the 'underrated' thing. It's fine if it's not your taste, or that now that music has continued to evolve it doesn't appeal to you, but I don't think you can objectively deny the talent, charisma and many innovations/influences they had both as a band and as solo artists. I feel it's kind of the same thing when people say something like Tolkien or Star Wars is 'underrated'. Even if at this point it feels stale/derivative or whatever it still kick started a bunch of other things.

  4. @gianlukskywalker

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    On the innovative musicians question I must say Kanye West. I think in terms of changing the game he is the artist that most come close to what the Beatles achieved in the 60’s. Kanye’s discography is extremely diverse in terms of sound, concept and approach and almost every album he dropped posted a great impact on the music industry.

  5. @SammyRenard

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    To put in my two cents about question 21:

    I didn't like the beatles growing up because the only songs they played on radio about them were either their pre-rubber soul stuff which just sounded old to me (I was already into electronic music like techno) and their early stuff isn't their best really.

    It wasn't until 2008 that I started getting into them, when I was already 20 years old– I was at an internet cafe and they started playing I Want You (She's So Heavy) and I asked the title of the song and I looked it up on my laptop and I literally went "The Beatles made THAT?!"

    Radio stations just don't play the best stuff around here

  6. @simonjames1604

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    george was such a shallow sour cheater i dont get the love for him, he cheated on both his wives constantly, drank too much did a ton of drugs, disliked his own beatles past and most who knew him claim he was a bore and drag. he wasnt deep at all. he talked the talk but didnt walk the walk.

  7. @trajano9392

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    17:18: Townshend's statements are taken out of context. Pete did not say that to criticize the Beatles, but to praise them, or rather to praise his own group: in the same interview he boasted that the Who made lousy music. So the Beatles served as a good comparation to the Who. Pete was like the first punk and he really wanted to sound lousy. So it was a positive appreciation about the Beatles, really.

  8. @FABRlCE

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I've learned new stuff about the Beatles on this channel, specifically George's great solo pieces i didn't know! I love George a lot and now i feel kinda silly i didn't know "it's all too much"! there is a song by indochine "nos célébrations" from 2020 I loved very much and now i realized It had the same vibe as (it's all too much)! The Boys did a lot of great stuff before many Artist i always find!

  9. @jorgeb555

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I have a Shaun of the dead story for you.

    When the movie was getting ready to come out in the states, I went to a previous screening at which Simon Pegg and the fat guy sidekick were present.

    After a really fun Q and a, everyone was exiting the theater and walking through the long hallway, when I noticed a few people (who
    were walking INTO the theater) looking at the poster for the upcoming movie on the wall there.

    So I stopped those people and said, “look! Here are the actors in the poster you are looking at. Right here!“

    And so they turned and saw Simon and the fat guy and we’re like, “whoa!“

  10. @JBDazen

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    Oh, Pete Townshend and his quotes… In every interview I've seen with him he comes across as miserable, not wanting to be in music, dismissing everything he did as simple and easy… I hope he's happier than he comes across 🙂

  11. @lillyrosengren6881

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    My love for older music started with my Year 6 teacher, whose surname was (ironically) Beatle. I can remember the moment that my life started when he wheeled a crappy old TV to the front of the class and started playing Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock'. He always used to tell us that he was the original Beatle because he was born the year before they started using the name, and we spent 20 minutes every Friday listening to whatever tracks he had lined up for us: 'Twist and Shout', 'Good Golly Miss Molly', 'Blue Suede Shoes', 'I Saw Her Standing There', etc. That's where it all begun, and now it's come full circle again and I couldn't be happier for it.

  12. @drewcampbell8555

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    The Beatles were not "lyrical geniuses" – not a patch on Ray Davies, and no better than Jagger or even Townshend. And that's before we go across the Atlantic to Dylan, Cohen, Mitchell, Young and more.
    And in 1966 Townshend was a 20 year old trying to be controversial and make a name for himself. Plus he knew the Who would have blown them away live on stage.
    All that said, the Beatles were the best group in the history of pop/rock.

  13. @CraigOlivia

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I hope you’re actively writing this solo career series, although I imagine it would be a legal pain to get something like that approved by all estates and Paul and Ringo

  14. @christophertalbot9064

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    The most consistently creative band is Sparks. 25 albums so far, new one out soon. Their lyrics and music is generally awesome, especially their 1970s output. Indiscreet (1975) produced by Tony Visconti is one of the best albums of all time. IMHO.

  15. @dianaheilman5163

    April 3, 2024 at 7:24 pm

    I'd love to hear your recommendations on books about the Beatles. There are a lot of biographies on them by a lot of people that were in their orbit. Unauthorized bios too. I don't know if there are any autobiographies. Or just Beatle historians that are credible and not just sensationalized. Also, what Beatle museums have you been to? I know there's one in Liverpool. And Las Vegas I believe had an exhibit with the LOVE show was there, but I'm not sure. I'd love to know which Beatle museums or exhibits are worth the trip.

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