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"Beatlesque" (/ˌbtəlˈɛsk/) describes a musical resemblance to the English rock band the Beatles. The term lacks a uniform definition and has been applied to a wide number of disparate artists.[1] To better explain what the word might mean, eight possible answers were formed by radio producer Kevin Howlett, music professor Rob Bowman, and Klaatu drummer Terry Draper:

Toronto Star's Jack Sakamoto commented: "[some people's] notion of that sound includes everyone from Panic! at the Disco to Billy Joel to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. With those reference points, it's debatable whether the Beatles themselves would qualify for the adjective their music has spawned."[1]

Notable artists

ELO in 1978. The band was formed with the intention of "picking up where the Beatles left off".[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Sakamoto, John (1 November 2013). "What do we really mean by 'Beatlesque'?". Toronto Star.
  2. ^ Picking up where the Beatles left off ... Jeff Lynne and ELO. Photograph: Andre Csillag/Rex Alan McGee (16 October 2008). "ELO: The band the Beatles could have been". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 December 2014.
  3. ^ Crouse, Richard (2012). Who Wrote the Book Of Love?. Doubleday Canada. p. 108. ISBN 978-0-385-67442-3.
  4. ^ George, Nelson (2003). The Death of Rhythm and Blues. Penguin Publishing Group. p. 165. ISBN 978-1-101-16067-1.
  5. ^ Inglis, Sam (2003). Neil Young's Harvest. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 12. ISBN 978-1-4411-8896-0.
  6. ^ Kemp, Mark (2006). Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South. University of Georgia Press. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-8203-2872-0.
  7. ^ Unterberger, Richie (2003). Eight Miles High: Folk-rock's Flight from Haight-Ashbury to Woodstock. Backbeat Books. pp. 39–. ISBN 978-0-87930-743-1.
  8. ^ Young, Clive (2004). Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers. Hal Leonard. p. 167. ISBN 978-1-61774-510-2.
  9. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Por Favor! - Los Shakers". AllMusic. Retrieved May 10, 2017.
  10. ^ Riley, Tim (2002). Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary. Da Capo Press. p. 340. ISBN 978-0-306-81120-3.
  11. ^ Johnston, Richard (2004). How to Play Rhythm Guitar: The Basics & Beyond. Backbeat Books. p. 63. ISBN 978-0-87930-811-7.
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