Need I say more? I didn't think so.
"We are just a band that made it very big. That's all," said John Lennon on Disc 1 of The Beatles Anthology.
I'm glad The Beatles happened during my lifetime, in particular, my youth.
John and Ringo were born in 1940, Paul in 1942, and George in 1943. They had a child's memory of WWII. In spite of (or because of) all the harsh stuff they may have experienced as children, they gave us beautiful lyrics and music. Thank you, The Beatles!
By the way, have you heard their version of Besame Mucho from their younger years. Just put a pair of velvet pants on Paul. Gosh.