Are god awful and overrated in the extreme. They are a fine example of "right place, right time". Had they hit a month earlier or later, no one would of cared. However, they were lucky, and the members would ride that wave for the rest of their lives.
The members of the Beatles were nothing special. They all knew they got lucky and all tried to exploit it in a different way. Lets see what they did with it.
John Lennon, hippie douche. He took his fame and wanted to spread a generic feel good message. The message sounded good, but there was no substance behind it. It was a pretty package with nothing in it. John had no real ideas for how to change the world, so he gave a pleasant but empty message.In the end he got shot, might of been worse than he deserved. Kind of a shame none of the bullets hit Yoko.
George Harrison. Lets transparent douche than John, and that is something. He really tried to be a solo act, and had some success. Might of had the potential to be great had he never been in the Beatles. Still he used his money to do some little good. He did have cancer, and he didn't deserve that much pain. Overall, better off without him.
Paul McCartney. Only reason anyone gives a shit about him is because John and George are dead. He is media whore, that wants to pretend people love him for his "talent". Wants to rape the world with his vegetarian philosophy, and really that is just in poor taste. There once was a belief that "Paul is dead", sadly he keeps on ticking.
Ringo Starr. He gets pass here. He knows he sucks, and he is alright with that.
The music of the Beatles falls into basically two categories. The poppy simple stuff, and the psychedelic bullshit. The first category sound like demos of what a band would want a song to be like. Some of the elements are there, but it needs more work and polish. Just no one ever put in the work of polish. The second is the result of having no real talent, but enough money to stay high for months on end.
So that is the Beatles. Want a better band from the same time and place? Go listen to the Rolling Stones.