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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, Badfinger, Jackie Lomax, 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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