I remember 50 years ago today when I watched the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show. Pretty typical 10 year old in a typical US suburb, sitting in my family's living room watching a black and white TV.
There are composers and musical artists who have contributed to the genre of popular music. In my parents' youth, there were the likes of Cole Porter, Sammy Kahn, Sinatra, inter alia.
I don't think anyone in that era did better than what the Beatles didcompose, record, entertain. Interestingly, they tired of the entertainment aspect of their persona, and some of the richest music emerged after they stopped touring. Timeless stuff.
Still my favorite band.