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.
The Beatles Drum Kit for 'Love Me Do' Up for Auction (PHOTOS)
TMZ, 2017-01-21 08:20:00
The Beatles fans could own a very cool piece of the iconic band's history -- the drum kit used for the recording of their first American single, which was played by the "Fifth Beatle." Unless you're a total fanatic, you probably don't know Andy…
Sir Paul McCartney sues Sony over Beatles songs
BBC Entertainment, 2017-01-19 11:16:54
Sir Paul McCartney takes legal action against Sony over who controls The Beatles' back catalogue.
Variety, 2017-01-19 00:16:14
Paul McCartney filed a lawsuit against Sony/ATV Music Publishing, seeking a court’s declaration that he can reclaim outright many of his The Beatles compositions from the 1960s and 70s. In his lawsuit, filed in a New York federal court, McCartney cites The Beatles songs that he and John Lennon jointly ...