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The Beatles

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

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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.

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  • 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

New children's Netflix series puts new twist on Beatles' music
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2016-08-24 22:24:19
Creator of "Beat Bugs" pulled off a musical miracle, attaining the rights to The Beatles catalog to be peformed like never before by big-name artists

'The Beatles: Eight Days a Week': Film Review
Hollywood Reporter, 2016-08-16 23:00:00
Ron Howard chronicles the tours that carried the Beatles around the world, and burned them out.read more

Paul McCartney says he'll eventually slow down
Yahoo Entertainment, 2016-08-10 19:41:47
Paul McCartney has kept a packed touring schedule in recent years but the 74-year-old Beatles legend says he may need to slow down soon. McCartney recently said he was drinking heavily and almost quit music after The Beatles split in 1970.

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