50 years ago the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show. This graphic postulates that they were the first popular band with the formula…the teenage pop group with smart front man, the cute one, the shy...
one, the funny guy, and the all-important manager. Through the glut of the 90’s, to the manufactured bands of the 2000’s, we see its success decade after decade...to One Direction: the billion dollar boy band. The highly merchandising brand is not just squeaky clean, bubble gum entertainment but a powerful cultural influence.
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