The Fab Four...

When John Lennon was murdered in 1980 it started the biggest revival in the history of popular music the world has ever seen. The Beatles were a dying entity in the 1970s. Liverpudlians were embarrassed by them. Then Lennon was shot dead, Youtube came along some years later and suddenly Liverpool became so proud of The Beatles that they built a museum in their honour.
Sir Paul McCartney (now 75) uses more hair dye than an aging prostitute uses mascara and he sings songs he wrote when he was 21. There are only two Beatles left but they're are as popular now as they've ever been. No-one knows why they became so well-liked though. Ringo Starr is 77 this year His favourite subjects are 'talking about The Beatles' and 'photographing The Beatles'.
The Beatles Story Museum is a fascinating look into what made them famous and why. If you've never visited the place, then maybe you should. I've been there once and i can't recommend it highly enough. Whether you're a Beatles fan or not, it's worth the trip just to see why England (particularly Liverpool) was seen as being so fab in the 1960s.
They're overrated as a pop band, but their music will probably still be around a hundred years from now. Not so much luck for the two remaining Beatles. The only way they'll be around in a hundred years time is if they're stuffed or made into robots. I can't see that happening but you never know. For the short time they were together they turned a sinking ship into a battle-hardened destroyer and you'd never see them
wearing flared trousers. It wouldn't be right.
The fab four left Liverpool as quickly as they could. John went to New York; Ringo to Los Angeles; Paul to Sussex and George outside of London. They couldn't wait to get away from each other. After ten years of being together, who could blame them? They spent the 70s as strangers. Then the Beatles explosion happened.

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