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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 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 era’s sociocultural revolutions.

Fact file

  • Origin: Liverpool, England
  • Genres: Rock pop
  • Years active: 1960–70
  • Labels: Polydor Parlophone Swan Vee-Jay Capitol United Artists Apple
  • Associated acts: The Quarrymen Billy Preston Badfinger Jackie Lomax 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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McCartney dedicates Beatles ballad to Charleston victims
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-06-20 15:07:58
Paul McCartney dedicated a Beatles ballad to the victims of the Charleston church massacre as he voiced hope for peace among races. The former Beatle enjoyed a rapturous welcome by thousands Friday night as he played the Firefly Music Festival in the eastern US state of Delaware, where another British ...

Watch Lady Gaga's Powerful Performance of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
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Mother Monster would have made The Beatles singer proud.

Brazil legend Roberto Carlos to be honored with Grammy
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-06-16 19:43:56
Brazilian singer Roberto Carlos, whose 55-year career has won him the nickname of the King of Latin music, will be honored at this year's Latin Grammys, organizers announced Tuesday. The 74-year-old artist has sold more than 120 million records in Latin America, topping The Beatles and Elvis Presley in the ...

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