John, Paul, George, and Ringo. No other introductions are needed. The Fab Four. The Beatles.
I believe that every serious music fan finds it hard to pick their favorite Beatles tune. I recall once, reading that it was impossible. Difficult yes, impossible no. My nephew, Mike, will tell you without even thinking about it that his is ”A Day in Life.” Mine is “The Long and Winding Road.”
My brother, Dennis, thought for a moment and then answered “When I’m Sixty-Four.” Other people will pick a favorite John song, a favorite Paul song, a favorite George, and a favorite Ringo song. Why is to so tough to pick just one?
Look at their catalog of music. It is so diverse, which makes their appeal practically universal. I remember as a young girl, my father had a framed picture of them in his workshop.
My cousin, Dave, took his confirmation name as John after John Lennon although he told his classmates that it was after Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. They cover nearly all subjects in life.
When I think about my cat, Greta, for example, I can’t help but think of their song “All you need is Love” because that’s all she needed to feel secure in her new home.
When feeling silly, my husband, Rob, picks “Penny Lane”. As a soulful choice, there is “Norwegian Wood.” A positive song is “We Can Work it Out”, which I feel has a message that transcends to this day. Feeling happy, how about listening to “Good Day Sunshine.”
There have been at least two movies in the Twentieth Century with a Beatles theme. I am Sam where the main character loves the Beatles and he uses their music to cope with his problems. Across the Universe which is a fictional love story set in the 1960’s where the Beatles music connects people throughout the world.
Is it any wonder that they sell more than 30 million albums a year after nearly 50 years? I will continue to love them and I know for certain that in the end, the love we take is equal to love we make.