The Evolution of Boy Bands
Boy Bands Through Time: The Beatles
Though calling The Beatles a boy band may approach blasphemy, the Fab Four did pave the way for boy bands to come, establishing conventions like matching each band member with a stereotype: think the "cute" one and the "quiet" one. In addition, they influenced the musical style of modern boy bands by laying down some of the catchiest, most hook-laden tunes in all of pop music. To be fair, nearly every genre of music takes from The Beatles -- it's just that the boy band genre is one of the easiest to trace back to them.