The "Fab Four" Beatles lineup in 1964 Top: Lennon, McCartney Bottom: Harrison, Starr
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.
George Harrison estate latest to blast Trump song use
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-07-22 15:53:34
George Harrison's estate has denounced Donald Trump for playing The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun" at the Republican convention, joining a slew of artists angry at the candidate. The classic ode to optimism and rebirth, written by Harrison for the Fab Four's 1969 album "Abbey Road," featured on the playlist ...
The Beatles Releasing 'Hollywood Bowl' Live Album on CD for First Time Ever
Billboard, 2016-07-20 16:49:26
The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl, a 1977 live album containing material from the Beatles' Hollywood Bowl concerts in...
'The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl' album upgraded for Sept. 9 reissue
LA Times Entertainme, 2016-07-20 16:25:00
The long out-of-print “The Beatles: Live at the Hollywood Bowl” album will be reissued in significantly upgraded form on Sept. 9 in conjunction with the forthcoming Ron Howard-directed documentary, “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years.” The album, originally released in 1977 and...