The Beatles Anthology is a great add for the Netflix queue. The big take away is how prolific the Beatles were in such a short period of time, and how they were never complacent. They even dabbled in new media. When all the TV appearance requests got to be too much, they sent Ed Sullivan a taped version of Paperback Writer. That’s when music videos and MTV were born. Nothing today could come close to touching the kind of buzz the Beatles generated. Things are far too fractured for hit sitcoms, never mind mass hysteria. Then again, High School Musical is pretty unavoidable right now. [I may even have to break down and see it.]
U2’s famous rooftop Where the Streets Have No Name was actually done by the Beatles first.