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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 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 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, Plastic Ono Band
  • Website: thebeatles.com
  • Past members: Principal John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr Other Stuart Sutcliffe Pete Best Full list

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

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In the news

Cirque's 'LOVE' recreates The Beatles' 1964 Vegas visit
USA Today Music, 2014-08-22 18:11:58
The cast surprised travelers with performances in San Francisco and Las Vegas airports         

TODAY re-creates legendary ‘Abbey Road’ photo
MSNBC Entertainment, 2014-08-08 16:38:00
Crossing the street has never been as iconic a moment as it was 45 years ago on Friday, when The Beatles strolled across Abbey Road and stepped into one of rock 'n' roll's most memorable images.The photograph, which became the cover art for the "Abbey Road" album, captured George Harrison, ...

Beatles ‘Hard Day’s Night’ to Stream Exclusively on Hulu Plus
Variety, 2014-08-07 11:42:20
The Beatles’ classic 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night” will be available for streaming starting Friday, Aug. 8, exclusively on Hulu’s subscription-video service. Hulu has exclusive U.S. streaming rights to the pic under its recently renewed licensing agreement with the Criterion Collection. A selection of the distributor’s 800-plus arthouse films ...

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