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The Beatles

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Biography

The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”, but as their songwriting grew in sophistication they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

Fact file

  • Origin: Liverpool, England
  • Genres: Rock, pop
  • Years active: 1960–70
  • Labels: Parlophone, Swan, Vee-Jay, Capitol, United Artists, Apple
  • Associated acts: The Quarrymen, Billy Preston, Plastic Ono Band
  • Website: thebeatles.com
  • Past members: Principal John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr Other Stuart Sutcliffe Pete Best Full list

Read more about The Beatles at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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'Black Album' from 'Boyhood' is quite a compilation
USA Today Music, 2014-07-21 23:11:28
It's 50 songs that members of The Beatles recorded after the band broke up.       Related StoriesWatch an ape become a man in clever 'Planet of the Apes'/'Boyhood' mashup#FlashbackFriday: Movie premieres from 1994 are so ... well, 1994Zach Braff used bad grammar in his movie title on purpose 

Ron Howard Directing Beatles Documentary on Touring Years
Variety, 2014-07-16 13:00:19
Ron Howard, a fan of The Beatles for most of his life, will direct and produce an authorized documentary on the group’s touring years between 1960 and 1966. Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Howard’s Imagine Entertainment will produce the documentary with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, ...

Oscar-Winning Composer Ken Thorne Dies at 90
Hollywood Reporter, 2014-07-10 23:13:51
He took home an Academy Award for scoring "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and earned a Grammy nomination for The Beatles' "Help!"read more

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