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.
Variety, 2016-09-24 02:21:06
The Beatles, for all their utopian good vibes, were no strangers to the dark side of the ’60s. They were, of course, at the center of a rather obsessive conspiracy theory — the first one after the JFK assassination to indicate that conspiracy theory had joined the flow of the ...
Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga & The Beatles Make Moves on Billboard Artist 100
Billboard, 2016-09-20 18:21:58
Jason Aldean is the top musical act in the United States, claiming the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Oct. 1). The Artist 100...
The Beatles Earn 32nd Top 10 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Live at the Hollywood Bowl'
Billboard, 2016-09-20 01:33:05
The Beatles continue to build their incredible legacy on the Billboard charts, as the band’s new Live at the Hollywood Bowl album debuts at No...