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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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Variety, 2017-12-15 01:30:16
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