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Quick Station Stops – The Beatles Are Still #1 at 51

Today, the Guitar Train is debuting a new monthly feature called “Quick Station Stops” where Quirky T will stop the Guitar Train at a station to discuss a random music topic.

wax Abbey Road

The Beatles’ Abbey Road in wax

The first quick stop is to visit the legacy of the greatest band ever, The Beatles.  Fifty-one years after they formed the band, John, Paul, George, and Ringo are still very relevant, popular, and influential.

A country music guitarist recently told me that he has to learn a Beatles song for his gigs since that’s what the audiences want to hear.  Even 51 years later, their music is still in demand.   The Beatles’ music is simply timeless.

Two testimonies about the influence of The Beatles on other musicians were given in the recent TV special, “The Grammys Will Go On: A Death in the Family”.  http://youtu.be/gDVRFY7ErnA

Bruce Springsteen said about Paul McCartney, “No matter how long you’ve been in the music biz, the basic realization that you simply would not be here the way that you are without this specific person, without this person on the planet.”

Musician Dave Grohl simply stated, “I wouldn’t be a musician if it weren’t for the Beatles.”

To get your daily dose of The Beatles, check out the great blog www.slicethelife.com for the very informative “The Beatles Song of the Day.”

Here’s to at least 50 more years of listening to Beatles songs and being influenced by them.

Guitar Train passengers, what do The Beatles mean to you?  Tell Quirky T how the Fab Four has influenced you and what you think their legacy is.

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