The Beatles may be ancient, but they’re far from forgotten. Some fans of the band have gone above and beyond to show their love and dedication to their musical creativity. Fans like Angel Nene, who goes by the nickname Angelo di Carpio on YouTube.
Nene has created a stunning video that shows how time changed the members of The Beatles: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The live face-change and 3D morphing effect is accompanied by the best songs from the band’s repertoire. And this combination creates a unique viewing and listening experience.
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One of the videos the YouTuber made about The Beatles was extremely popular and successful, getting over 5 million views! That’s nearly the population of the state of Colorado, South Carolina, or Minnesota!
The video begins with the year 1960, right when The Beatles were formed!
Bored Panda reached out to Dave Milner, Marketing and PR Executive at The Beatles Story, Liverpool. Milner had this to say: “Our visitor numbers show that The Beatles are still hugely popular, even with younger generations who are not old enough to remember the band at their height of fame.”
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962
“Now, almost 50 years on from the band’s break-up, many young people are newly discovering their music. The attraction now welcomes over 300,000 visitors per year, and that number is growing,” Milner added.
The band became an international success in 1964
“It seems the music of the Fab Four has truly stood the test of time, perhaps largely due to the message of peace and love portrayed in many of their songs which is still hugely relevant in today’s world, it is something people can really get behind,” Milner said.
The ‘Fab Four’ released the album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967
Meanwhile, the Mathew Street Magical Beatles Museum in Liverpool told Bored Panda that the band’s “songs are wide open to a variety of interpretations regardless of what year it is. The quality of the songs have still not been surpassed which most songwriters would agree with.”
According to a representative of the museum, the reason why The Beatles became a worldwide sensation was their originality. What’s more, their relevance as a band hasn’t waned. In fact, exactly the opposite: “They’re more relevant today than ever, for example, attitudes towards race, social equality, and exploitation. The thousands of people that regularly attend the museum recognize the massive social, political, cultural and musical impact the Beatles had on the entire world.”
In 1968, the foursome founded Apple Corps, a multimedia corporation that continues to oversee projects related to the band’s legacy
This is far from the only musical homage video that Angelo di Carpio has done. The YouTuber has also paid their respects to other musical legends like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, and others.
The band broke up in 1970 and moved on to solo projects
The Beatles are still relevant in the 21st century. In 2019, a new movie about their music came out. The film called Yesterday stars Himesh Patel as struggling musician Jack Malik who (after an accident involving a bus hitting him) is one of only a few people who remembers songs made by The Beatles. Malik then launches his career by taking credit for The Beatles’ songs. It’s a great, lovably British film, and I strongly urge you to watch it if you’re a fan of the band’s music. I’ll admit that I ended up listening and bopping along to ‘Love Is All You Need,’ ‘Yellow Submarine,’ and ‘From Me To You’ all night long after that.
In 1978, the musical film Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, starring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton, came out and was deemed a commercial failure and an artistic fiasco
In 1981, the song ‘All Those Years Ago,’ rewritten in honor of Lennon, who was killed in 1980, was released as a single
In 1985, Michael Jackson purchased ATV for 47.5 million dollars, which gave him control over the publishing rights to more than 200 Beatles songs
The ‘Fab Four’ formed in Liverpool way back in 1960. Now, some music critics might disagree, but The Beatles are very widely considered to be the most influential band of all time. If we ever make First Contact with extraterrestrials, their music would definitely make my Top 5 list of music recommendations for our visitors from outer space.
Though the band broke up, their popularity didn’t wane
The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four main members were inducted individually between 1994 and 2015
In 1995, the documentary series The Beatles Anthology was released
By 1964, The Beatles were international music stars and led the so-called ‘British Invasion’ of the United States. What’s more, they’re the best-selling band in the history of the Earth: more than 800 million albums have been sold and news ones are purchased every day. When you look at it that way, it’s no wonder that Angelo di Carpio’s homage of The Beatles got over 5 million views!
The Beatles didn’t lose their relevance even at the turn of the new millennium. Unfortunately, Harrison died in 2001
In December 2015, The Beatles released their catalog for streaming on various streaming music services
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Here are the young members of The Beatles in their glorious golden days
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…and you can see the passion for their craft in their eyes!
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