The Beatles break-up was a big deal
Saturday, December 26, 2015 by Dave Winer

YouTube is playing John Lennon songs to me tonight.

This was a very intense high growth period for me, when these songs first came out. I realize how there was a lot of grieving involved trying to make sense of what had happened. It's hard to explain how big the Beatles were in my early life. And then to have them break up just as I was becoming a young man, it actually shattered my world in a real way. That's how important the Beatles where. (I was born in 1955 if you want to do the math.)

I still think to this day that John didn't appreciate Paul's talent well enough. George blossomed in the new arrangement. And how Ringo was so steady and everyone's friend. This is how it seemed to the 15-year-old Dave.

It's funny how you just begin to figure this stuff out so many years after it happened. 

  • I don't think I ever recovered. Born in the same year. You probably have to have lived through it to understand it.