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The Beatles

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Biography

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.

Fact file

  • Origin: Liverpool, England
  • Genres: Rock pop
  • Years active: 1960–70
  • Labels: Polydor 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: 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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British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies aged 72
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2015-08-02 17:39:40
Black's musical talent was spotted by The Beatles; among a string of hits were "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and "You're My World"

British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-08-02 14:51:30
LONDON (AP) — Big-voiced British singer Cilla Black, a product of Beatles-era Liverpool who became a national treasure over a 50-year music and television career, has died. She was 72.

British singer, presenter Cilla Black dead: reports
Yahoo Entertainment, 2015-08-02 14:49:24
Cilla Black, the 1960s pop star championed by The Beatles who became one of Britain's best-loved television presenters, died on Sunday in Spain, media reports said. The 72-year-old, whose real name was Priscilla White, was found at her home near Marbella, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror newspapers reported, ...

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