Vatican newspaper commemorates 40th anniversary of Beatles’ break-up
April 12, 2010
The April 10 edition of L’Osservatore Romano included a column commemorating the 40th anniversary of the break-up of the Beatles. Paying tribute to the Beatles’ “magical creative alchemy,” Giuseppe Fiorentino and Gaetano Vallini write that the “value of their musical inheritance” is “inestimable.”
- Giuseppe Fiorentino e Gaetano Vallini: Il 10 aprile 1970 si scioglievano i Beatles: I sette anni che sconvolsero la musica (L’Osservatore Romano)
- Vatican newspaper pays tribute to books on Beatles, Rolling Stones (CWN, 12/28/09)
- Vatican newspaper pays tribute to 1969 hippie film Easy Rider, takes swipe at Hays Code (CWN, 4/3/09)
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Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 -
Apr. 13, 2010 9:47 AM ET USA
As debatably good as their music was, the Beatles were part of the psychological warfare campaign against traditional morality known as the 1960s and the Sexual Revolution. L'Osservatore Romano should not be honoring them. Can't we just put the overrated 60s to rest? Oh wait, the self-indulgent and self-absorbed Baby Boomers won't let us!
Posted by: Chestertonian -
Apr. 12, 2010 7:50 PM ET USA
". . . and no religion, too . . ." Yes, I loved their music while growing up, but I'd hardly consider it a fitting topic for such raptures of praise in a Catholic newspaper. Ditto their praise for Easy Rider. These guys are too caught up in the secular culture for their own good--or ours.
Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Apr. 12, 2010 11:35 AM ET USA
"Imagine there's no heaven. . ."