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 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.
Beatles contract sold for Â£365,000 at London auction
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-09-29 16:58:48
The contract that launched the career of the Beatles was sold Tuesday in London for Â£365,000 (492,000 euros, $553,000), auction house Sotheby's said. The document was signed by John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with their manager Brian Epstein on October 1, 1962 -- four days ...
This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, It Was Cher's 'Time' to Be No. 1
Billboard, 2015-09-28 12:05:00
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history. Sept. 28, 1968 The Beatles begin their...
King of Country George Strait Gets Personal on 'Cold Beer Conversation': Album Review
Billboard, 2015-09-25 20:34:52
With a total of 60 Billboard No. 1 singles (more than Elvis Presley, more than The Beatles), George Strait has made it all seem effortless...