-They started the whole rock genre
-They were the most well-known bands in history, in comparison to Elvis.
-They had great songs in the 60s and 70s decades.
-Influenced alot of other bands soon to be well-known as well, but not as much.
So while punk rockers got their heavy metal and guitar smashing action today, they should be grateful to the Beatles because without them, they wouldn't have mohawks, raves, Woodstock, and whatnot.
Everyone in my area respects and loves the Beatles, it's just impossible to see why they are spoiled brats. They try to avoid every single fan they encounter, and they admitted that fame was hard on them.
I'm a proud fan of the Beatles. I'll always will, no matter how bashful the haters will be.