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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 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 psychedelic 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.

Fact file

  • Origin: Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
  • 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
  • Members: John Lennon Paul McCartney George Harrison Ringo Starr
  • Past members: Pete Best Stuart Sutcliffe

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

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If you're reading this, Drake just tied another Beatles record! The rapper's surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late has taken the music charts by storm and he's tied yet another record set by The Beatles. Drizzy's album not only debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200, ...

Former Beatle Paul McCartney's childhood home sold
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-02-26 23:28:50
The childhood home of former Beatle Paul McCartney sold for £150,000 ($231,000, 206,000 euros) at an auction on Thursday in Liverpool, hometown of the legendary 1960s rock band. The sale was held at the rebuilt Cavern Club, the venue where The Beatles often played in their early career. "We are ...

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