The Beatles had Rickenbacker guitars and Rickenbacker guitars had the Beatles : The Beatles and Their Rickenbacker Guitars by Björn Eriksson – “Would The Beatles have had their great success without the Rickenbacker guitars? Of course they would! Whether Rickenbacker guitars would have had their great success without the Beatles is an interesting question about which we can only speculate. A more valuable and interesting pursuit would be to explore the importance of Rickenbackers in the music of the Beatles. We will never get a chance to know for sure out so let´s drop the speculations here and now! Instead let us look back!…” http://www.rickbeat.com/beatles/beatles.htm