cerberus97 wrote: I never liked the Beatles. They taught an entire generation that it was ok to take drugs, most of their early works were Hank Williams covers, and as for John Lennon: working class hero with a comfortable middle class upbringing.
Well, let's have a look at that, shall we, speaking as one of the generation you're talking about, albeit at the younger end. The drugs thing wasn't just the Beatles. It was virtually every band that was around at the time, including, in no small measure, the Rolling Stones. And most of everybody's early work was covers. That's how they learn to write their own stuff. As for John Lennon, son of a seaman who was never home, parents split up, raised by a widowed aunt, expelled from college, how comfortable can you get?!
I was never a Beatles fan. They were a girls' band. Also, they and the Stones had a great (albeit staged) rivalry going on, and I was a Stones fan. But if you're going to apply those generalisations to the Beatles, then they should also be applied to every group from the sixties through to the eighties, with the possible exception of the Joystrings.