Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away… I just can’t get this song out of my head when I’m feeling blue. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining. And frankly, it’s not surprising.
The Beatles have so many great songs, to the point that I`ve started to wonder how these four ordinary British blokes managed to write so many No.1 hits. As it turns out they were not so ordinary. Lennon and McCartney led the way in songwriting, crooning about love all the way to to the top of the charts.
The Beatles are without a doubt one of the most influential rock bands in the history of mankind. Radio stations still play their songs and their catchy lyrics never get old. Yesterday, Hey Jude, Penny Love, are just some of many songs you will hear on your everyday commute to work.
But they were also so much more than a band; they were cultural icons, leaders, and some even started comparing them with Jesus. (I hear he was a big deal.) It goes without saying that Lennon, McCartney, Ringo, and Harrison were extremely talented individuals, well deserving of their place in history (see our illustration of rock music history here).