What if the Beatles were American

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by flaxton, Jul 31, 2020 at 6:46 PM.

  1. flaxton

    flaxton Forum Resident Thread Starter

    what would have been their influences and would there have been an American invasion to Britain.
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  2. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    If the Beatles were American, this Forum would not exist.
  3. Brodnation

    Brodnation The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

  4. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    They would have been a completely different band.

    The US invasion of England was prior to the British invasion of the US, but it was via radio and records
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  5. Clark V Kauffman

    Clark V Kauffman Forum Resident

    Des Moines, Iowa
    Interesting question, and so I don't mean to dismiss it, but it's a bit like saying, "What if Woody Guthrie had been a Nigerian prince?" The Beatles' background, personalities, influences and and music were so inherently British, they simply wouldn't have been The Beatles had they been born and raised in America.
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  6. Jackson

    Jackson Forum Resident

    MA, USA
    You mean they're not?
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  7. Brodnation

    Brodnation The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows

    Sorry to break it to you ;)
  8. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist


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  9. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    Now that is an interesting question.

    "This Land Is Your Land" would take on a whole new meaning. ;)
  10. Bemagnus

    Bemagnus Music is fun

    What if Bob Dylan was from Tonga?
    What if Elvis was from China?
    What if Frank Sinatra was from Belgium?
    What if Aretha Franklin was from Switzerland?

    so many questions?
    so few answers?
  11. mbrownp1

    mbrownp1 Forum Resident

    Another thread full of dumb that will go 75 pages because the Beatles are in the subject line.
  12. tman53

    tman53 Vinyl is an Addiction

    If they were American they wouldn't be The Beatles.
  13. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Cautiously Optimistic

  14. There would be no Ringo.
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  15. BeatleBruceMayer

    BeatleBruceMayer Forum Resident

    Would Parlophone have taken Meet the Beatles and "Martinized" it for With the Beatles?

    Would the Brits have realized that Please Please Me was actually recorded before With the Beatles?

    Would the Beatles have cared about the duophonic releases or were they just present for the mono fold downs?
  16. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Cautiously Optimistic

    Here’s a question- what if American music had zero impact on Britain?
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  17. Mr Snow

    Mr Snow Well-Known Member

    They'd have probably ended up suing each other left, right and centre.

    Oh, wait...
  18. It would be like now.
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  19. spsimmons

    spsimmons Forum Resident

    Peoria Illinois
    They would have been The Monkees.
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  20. Bobby with a dollar

    Bobby with a dollar Forum Resident

    Mississippi USA
    What if The Beatles were actually from Great Britain but were put together as a answer to The Monkees? Would they have had a short, American tambourine/maraca player and part time lead singer in the band? Food for thought
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  21. If my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle
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  22. Colocally

    Colocally One Of The New Wave Boys

    Surrey BC.
    They would have pronounced "Saw" properly.
  23. angelo73

    angelo73 ⬚⿻⬚⿻⬚

    Orbiting Sgr A*
  24. thnkgreen

    thnkgreen Cautiously Optimistic

    They’d still pale in comparison to Elvis
  25. Vangro

    Vangro Forum Resident

    The answer was there all along.


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