If they came out today, and were as different, fresh, and totally unlike anything we had ever heard before (just like way back when), most certainly. That was the key. It wasn't just 8 year olds like me....my MOM AND DAD were amazed at the energy, the songs, the harmony, and the sexuality. My Grandma thought they were amazing (up until pepper---she just couldn't get into it, lol).
It was a much different world back then. And I have to tell you that the funk we were all in over here after the assisnation of our president played some part in it. They lifted us up at a time when we needed something besides Philly boys singing crappy songs, the pre-thoughtful Beach Boys and a movie soundtrack hobbled Elvis in decline. That's my take on it anayway.