Originally Posted by Tauron
But, but nothing... you deserve to be slapped for this blasphemy. Just to give you an idea of how wrong you are, the largest recorded TV audience in the USA of all time was the Beatles appearance in the Eddie Sullivan show. The Beatles is the only band IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND TO HAVE SOLD OVER 1 BILLION RECORDS, mmmkay? Their music continues to be sold even today when Elvis is but a ghost joke and MJ's death is a fad that is going to die tomorrow. Even classical composers who normally hate rock music continue to rescore their songs.
COMPARED TO THE BEATLES ELVIS IS A CHEAP PIMP AND MJ IS A SIDE FREAK SHOW.
As to record sales, Elvis also has sold over a billion records, Elvis also had some great tv performances. as did MJ.
As to rateings, The Beatles had a captive audience, everyone watched the Sullivan show. If you were lucky enough to live in just the right location, there may have been 3 channels - if you grew up in the sticks like my dad, you may only have gotten one, in dear ole dads case it was CBS - lucky him.
MJ came on the scene on CABLE, he broke out on MTV, competing against what, 15-20 cable only feeds and 3-5 networks (I know PBS was there in the early 80s but am not sure about FOX) when it is you and like one other channel, and you have wider coverage, your crowned jewel show damn well better get ridiculously high ratings.
all that said, the Beatles are insainly great.