Hindsight is a wonderful thing, and it occurs to me that during The Beatles’ unprecedented reign in the '60s there was really no previous band that the boys from Liverpool could look at for examples when it came to charting their own career moves. No career ‘template,’ if you will.
I suppose that is the price for blazing new trails.
With this in mind I was curious what kind of career advice Dopers would give to The Fab Four given the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.
I guess I’ll start with the obvious:
This was their album output from '63 - '70:
Please Please Me
With The Beatles
A Hard Day’s Night
Beatles For Sale
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles (The White Album)
Let It Be
13 classic albums in 7 years? And this doesn’t include, of course, the singles they released during this period. My advice to them? DON’T RELEASE EVERYTHING AS SOON AS IT’S FINISHED! An album per year, AT MOST!