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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 members 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 and Indian music 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, Badfinger, Jackie Lomax, Plastic Ono Band
  • Website: thebeatles.com
  • Members: John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
  • Past members: Pete Best Stuart Sutcliffe

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

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In the news

Cavern Club owner Ray McFall dies
BBC Entertainment, 2015-01-08 12:20:41
Former Cavern Club owner Ray McFall, who helped launch the careers of The Beatles, dies.

Kanye West Fans Question Who 'Newcomer' Paul McCartney Is
Entertainment Tonigh, 2015-01-05 14:57:00
It turns out not everyone is familiar with music legend Paul McCartney. Though the 72-year-old singer unforgettably changed music history with The Beatles, some Kanye West fans found themselves questioning the "newcomer" on social media after his collaboration with Kanye West on the super-sweet "Only One" dropped on New Year's ...

VIDEO: Old machines used to copy classic LPs
BBC Entertainment, 2015-01-05 10:53:31
Recording equipment that would have been used at the world famous Abbey Road studios by The Beatles is being used once again to create records on vinyl - at quite a price.

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