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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

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

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Luke Bryan returns with Blake Shelton to co-host the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing Sunday night at 8 PM on CBS. Plus, Friday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles invasion of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

Marilyn Monroe’s earrings to go on auction block
MSNBC Entertainment, 2014-04-03 14:46:37
For those who've ever wanted to own a piece of Hollywood or a rock 'n' roll rarity, the opportunity is at hand — for the right price. Upcoming auctions featuring celebrated movie and music memorabilia from the likes of Marilyn Monroe and The Beatles are expected to bring in big ...

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