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The Beatles

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Biography

The "Fab Four" Beatles lineup in 1964 Top: Lennon, McCartney Bottom: Harrison, Starr

Source: Wikipedia

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

Fact file

  • Origin: Liverpool, England
  • Genres: Rock, pop
  • Years active: 1960–70
  • Labels: EMI Polydor Parlophone Swan Vee-Jay Capitol United Artists Apple
  • Associated acts: The Quarrymen Billy Preston Plastic Ono Band
  • Website: thebeatles.com
  • Past members: John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr See members section for others

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

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In the news

Director Ron Howard reacts to the Grammy nomination for his Beatles documentary
LA Times Entertainme, 2016-12-06 23:50:00
It’s no surprise that the Grammy Awards’ music film category includes a nomination for the Ron Howard-directed documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years.” Grammy voters have saluted the group, its music and its members regularly since first bestowing the new artist for 1964...

'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week' Producer Nigel Sinclair 'Honored' by Best Music Film Grammy Nomination
Billboard, 2016-12-06 20:57:06
Nigel Sinclair -- producer of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years -- told Billboard that Tuesday's (Dec. 6) news that the...

10 Songs You Might Not Know George Harrison Had a Hand In, 15 Years After His Death
Billboard, 2016-11-29 22:00:05
Fans of George Harrison -- who died 15 years ago, on Nov. 29, 2001 -- know he was a superb guitarist in The Beatles and on his solo albums. But he...

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