The Beatles formed the band we now know between 1957-1960
-In the beginning they rotated quite a few musicians in and out of the band. At one point they had a particularly difficult time finding a drummer.
The Beatles lineup as we know it is:
Paul McCartney = Bass Ringo Starr = Drums George Harrison = Guitar John Lennon = Guitar/Vocals
History of The Beatles As the Beatles played more and more shows and clubs they became more and more recognized in Britain. The Beatles first contract stated that they would receive one penny per single sold. This was a lousy contract even for that time period. Serious music critics began to take note of this up and coming band around 1963.