The British boy band One Direction will be at our stadium later this month… July 24th.
By now you know these young chaps; you’re thinking New Kids On The Block or Backstreet Boys.
You’re not thinking… THE BEATLES!
However, Harry Styles (the one with the Donald Trump hair) said earlier this year that their experience of touring is a lot like The Beatles’ touring experience decades ago:
“Stepping off the plane, the girls, the madness, it was exactly the same as when we got there – just 50 years earlier.”
He saved himself a bit by quickly adding: “But none of us think we’re in the same league as them music-wise. We’d be total fools if we did. Fame-wise it’s probably even bigger, but we don’t stand anywhere near them in terms of music.”
More famous than The Beatles, eh?
Paul McCartney had a couple things to say to this in Esquire magazine…
“We came out of a very rich period but let’s not forget, those four boys were f**king good.”
“Name me another group of four chaps or chapesses who had what The Beatles had. Lennon’s skill, intelligence, acerbic wit, McCartney’s melody, whatever he’s got, Harrison’s sprituality, Ringo’s spirit of fun, great drumming.”
“We all played, which is pretty hard. You don’t get a lot of that these days. We wrote some pretty good stuff, our own material. We didn’t have writers.”
“Could that happen again? I don’t know. I wish people well but I have a feeling it couldn’t.”