Seen many Jaywalking skits, and Howard Stern has been doing the same skits for years..... Many ignorant people out there for sure. But if you are going to bring up Jaywalking as the example, then NO ONE you mentioned such as Charles Dickens will be remembered.
There will always be ignorant people in the world, but a rock fan/ music fan, I feel will always now who the Beatles are. It is nearly 60 years since they started, and their albums/ songs are still top sellers on streaming music services. Yes, some are Old Time fans, but many of the streaming service purchases have to be coming from younger fans in their teens and 20s.
This was a bit surreal and surprising - not known for being one of the easier autographs out there to get, Arcade Fire did an in-store signing at Chicago's Reckless Records. There was a line, but hardly a mob. And it seemed that with about 20 minutes left in the signing, no one was really left in line. Strange for a band of that magnitude, regardless of how difficult they are to get autographs from.