A conversation about the Beatles and Innovation

Earlier this summer, I had a brief Twitter exchange with Publish 2.0 Founder Scott Karp about the Beatles and innovation. He tweeted something that caught my eye:

I’m a big Beatles fan. But the mysterious nature of how innovation happens is something I’ve been thinking about a lot over the past year as part of this project. And that led to the following exchange:

Here’s the link that Scott included in his note: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Martin

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  1. It was forty years ago last summer that Sgt Pepper taught the band to play and nothing has been the same since. Rock became art… or at least in the right hands (and the Beatles hands were as good as it got) rock had the potential to become art. The wave crossed all boundaries — classical, world music, pop, show tunes, experimental, and good, old fashioned rock n roll. An incredible audience for who the music was heretofore inaccessible (or ignored) was transformed and transfixed.What happened that led to this transformation during late 1966 and 1967 has been discussed, debated, and studied. Sex. Drugs. Rock. Gurus. Mind alterations. Experimentation. Introspection. Explorations. Enlightenment. Contemporary music would never be the same.

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