I am reading a biography of a band that includes a quote which was something like the following:
"The Beatles is [sic] the best band in the world."
This got me thinking, surely a band is singular, like a company, the original quote was grammatically correct and the author of the book was being a smarty pants, but got it wrong. To provide credence to my thinking, surely, some people would state:
"The Who is the best band in the world."
This would not be considered as being grammatically incorrect.
I would be grateful if anyone could confirm my thinking, or otherwise.
Please note I have changed the name of the actual band to not incriminate the author (to whom I have taken a dislike) or advertise my taste in music.