Originally Posted by ewalcacer
Prog rock's biggest influence in late 60s were jazz, rock and classical... not pop.
not everything the Beatles did was pop. From Revolver on, the Beatles were instrumental in developing rock.
The Beatles biography
It goes without saying that the Beatles were one of the most important, influential and progressive bands in the history of rock and pop music.
The Beatles' influence is still apparent in much modern rock and pop music, whether directly or in a reactionary sense, and one has only to hear some of the earliest recordings by Progressive Rock artists of the 1970s and later to realise how prevalent their influence was; for example, Yes' first album contains covers of Beatles songs and Geoff Mann/Twelfth Night recorded their own version of "Eleanor Rigby" as a single.Edited by Happy Camper - 9/28/11 at 2:09pm