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November 6, 2009
Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain and rocked the Kremlin

How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin is a new documentary film by Leslie Woodhead that explores the effect of the seminal rock group on the fall of the Soviet Union.

Vote now for the musician that you think has most profoundly affected world events: The Beatles, U2/Bono, Pete Seeger, Michael Jackson or Bob Dylan.

The documentary premiers Monday, November 9, at 9:00 p.m. EST on THIRTEEN.

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#4

Pete Seeger has been with us for well over 70 years, singing in Moscow as well as St Petersburg during the Soviet era and even today! He has been a person who has influenced the world social conscience and his work will never end.

As to the Beatles, their influence did not bring about any social consciousness on the part of Russians. Instead, it was commercialism and ego that they played to (common in rock musicians in the West due to commercialism and not a bad feature) the Russians, both Soviet and in the new Federation.

The Beatles had an effect on more capitalistic urges of the masses in the Soviet Union whild Pete Seeger had an effect on social consciousness and freedom. I believe that Pete Seeger can be viewed as the artist who prepared the soil and put in the seeds and it was the Beatles under which those seeds grew into fruition (hopefully with the social genetics of social justice and freedom ahead of consumerism).

#3

from She Loves You to I Want You (shes so heavy) in 7 1/2 years? absolutely incredible. there will never be another band that will impact the entire world like The Beatles did. never.

#2

What is most incredible about The Beatles is that their perfect catalogue of music, which helped change and shape the world, was all done in just 7 1/2 years. And yet, their influence will live on into eternity.

#1

There were two band in babyboom generation .
One was Pink Floyed and the other ” Roling ” Beatles.

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