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#1
So when bands like The Beatles were making headlines everyday back in the 60's, were they loved by people back then as much as their legacy has been? I mean, whenever bands are constantly in the "mainstream headlines" nowadays, there's always a flurry of hatred from certain people who find that annoying, so were there similar attitudes back then towards bands like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc, that were extremely popular during the 60's, 70's, etc? This probably will help if you asked your parents or whoever from that generation.
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Probably because back then, no-one had the internet to bitch about bands.
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#7
Since everybody hates the popular mainstream bands....


I like some mainstream bands.
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#8
The beatles and rolling stones and other big names actually did new things and even though it was popular music it wasnt 'pop'. For example: Elvis was popular but it was still rock and roll. Britney Spears is popular but its 'pop music' as a genre.
#9
These popular mainstream bands are popular because people like them. Most of the people on here are different demographic, that is opposed to pop and stuff. You're getting an extremely biased view on here. But on the other side,

1. There were plenty of people who hated the Beatles.

2. No, there wasn't really a place like the internet to voice hate like that.

3. The Beatles were better.

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the reason those bands have left such a mark in history is because they were the mainstream bands that people actually liked.

Nowadays bands can't seem to balance great music with commercial success i.e. bands with great music tend to be unsuccessful and the bands with more commercial success and radio play are generally making crap music.
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#11
My dad didn't like The Beatles. He said they were for teenage girls, and he preferred Rolling Stones instead.
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the reason those bands have left such a mark in history is because they were the mainstream bands that people actually liked.

Nowadays bands can't seem to balance great music with commercial success i.e. bands with great music tend to be unsuccessful and the bands with more commercial success and radio play are generally making crap music.

Then there is Lamb of God, who have a balance. Thier new album is #2 on the Billboard 200 and Jonas Brothers are #3
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#13
My girlfriend's great grandmother HATES the Beatles. I think the attitude was the same, popular music is always going to be hated on.
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Most bands today, are not.

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It seems like a lot of mainstream bands today are like FOB, Kayne West, Jonas Brothers, Katy Perry, Lil Wayne, ect. You all know them. Those styles aren't exactly the favorite styles of music people here like to listen to. It's not really hating mainstream music; but, more of disliking what current bands are mainstream. I'm sure if a bunch of metal bands (that people here like) got a lot of mainstream attention, I'm positive people here would not start to hate them because they are mainstream.


Also, The Beatles got a lot of attention. The chances are, when a band gets a lot of attention there will be more people who like and dislike them. The greater the amount of people who hear them will make a greater amount of varying opinions on their music.
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I'd say it's because 'mainstream' bands back in the day were actually musicians. They actually made their music, rather than ****ty Miley Cyrus or the Jo' Bro's who do **** all except look pretty and get a contract with disney, who then make what they think the target audience (in this case 12 year old girls) want to hear, rather than what they want to play. Old 'pop' music was about the music, these days it isn't even music, it's just profit.
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#21
But people like the Beatles revolutionised music, and to some extent popularized, if not created a new genre of music.

Bands nowaday just recycle old crap and use 3 chord progressions and a whiny relatively ''hot'' vocalist.

That's the difference.

The 60s were the Rock 'n Roll era.
70s more hard rock
80s heavy metal
90s grunge

and the mainstream musicians nowadays haven't actually done anything special.


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Because The Beatles were awesome.

Most bands today, are not.


2) There were probably Beatles/Rolling Stone haters that were elitist jazz/doo-wop listeners.
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#25
Music is no different now then it was 50 years ago. All those bands that people hated back in the day aren't talked about because they sucked.

For every band, there will always be people who hate them.

For the record: I hate the Beatles. I respect what they did, but that does not mean I have to like them.
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The Beatles were the big generic pop band of their day. They had plenty of critics.
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For the record: I hate the Beatles. I respect what they did, but that does not mean I have to like them.


That.

But then again, I also hate the Stones, Zeppelin, AC/DC and a bunch of other bands that people fellate on a global scale.
#28
Since everybody hates the popular mainstream bands....


No, they don't. It's why it's mainstream; because people love it.
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well, like oodles of people have said before, at least "pop" music back then was about the music, and today's mainstream music is all bout the $$$$$s. I think non-elitist musicians would appreciate mainstream bands, if they were about the music instead of the money. I wish there were pop groups that i like these days, but sadly, there isn't.

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#30
I don't hate mainstream music. I hate pop music. That's what is mostly mainstream. That disposable garbage. It's all just short little songs for the radio about pointless, vapid shit. Songs that people like because of a catchy hook until it gets old. Then they forget about it when something new comes along. Even the hip hop stuff that is mainstream is mostly pop. I hate it all.

It's cheap, empty and disposable.
#31
like said above.. the bands back then were actually good and worth listening to so there was really no need to hate them, though of course theres always certain ppl who would, but the majority of ppl loved them bc they actually made real, good music
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I like some mainstream bands.

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#34
But people like the Beatles revolutionised music, and to some extent popularized, if not created a new genre of music.

Bands nowaday just recycle old crap and use 3 chord progressions and a whiny relatively ''hot'' vocalist.

That's the difference.

The 60s were the Rock 'n Roll era.
70s more hard rock
80s heavy metal
90s grunge

and the mainstream musicians nowadays haven't actually done anything special.


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err that's pretty much the early Beatles.

And who says that they weren't hated? People hate Fall Out Boy because they're not Led Zeppelin. In the 60's, I'm sure alot of teenagers fellating Charlie Parker and other bebop artists thought The Beatles were cheap, disposable pop garbage.
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#35
I like Kings of Leon, I don't like Fall Out Boy. I don't think it's just about whether mainstream or not, it's more about whether the music is good or not.
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also i think at the time it wasnt allowed to get blowjobs from old ladies in the subway
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#37
You cant put the beatles into a comparison.

DUH? haven't you ever seen a beatles video with millions of fans chasing them. They couldn't play concerts because they had too many screaming fans. They were loved probably more then than now, but they are still loved and considered the greatest band of all time.

edit: What are you trying to get at?
Now music honestly isn't very good. After just listening to Pink Floyd's PULSE, nothing compares to that. The only decent band that is still producing is the foo fighters. They are actually rock and roll.
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#38
Popular 60-70-80 music (blues, rock and roll, hard rock, metal, etc) was played with heart.

Nowadays popular music (pop, dance, house, rap, techno, etc) is played for money. Sometimes it's not even played: just playback and a backing track with 2-3 chords or notes.

That's the difference.

And no, I don't hate mainstream bands. If a metal or rock band I like becomes mainstream I would be happy for them, and still listen to them if they continue to do their music without becoming commercial.
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I don't hate mainstream bands because they're mainstream...I hate them because mainstream bands usually suck. mcrjonasbrosa7x
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You cant put the beatles into a comparison.

DUH? haven't you ever seen a beatles video with millions of fans chasing them. They couldn't play concerts because they had too many screaming fans. They were loved probably more then than now, but they are still loved and considered the greatest band of all time.

That

No one will ever go back and look at the lil wayne CD decades from now and comment on it's brilliance. That is the difference between mainstream **** and true music that people love. Nobody ever looks back on the New Kids and says " damn, those guys were some great artists". No, they only think of New Kid mania and how it was a great marketing idea. Then you have Micheal Jackson who's " Thriller" is considered one of the greatest pop albums of all time and one of the most selling albums period. It just depends on how you look at it.
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