Sir James Paul McCartney, (born 18 June1942) is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of theBeatles (1960–1970) and Wings (1971–1981), he has been described by GuinnessWorld Records as "The Most SuccessfulComposer and Recording Artist of AllTime", with 60 gold discs and sales of over100 million albums and 100millionsingles. With John Lennon, GeorgeHarrison, and Ringo Starr, he gainedworldwide fame as a member of theBeatles, and with Lennon formed one of themost celebrated songwriting partnerships ofthe 20th century. After leaving the Beatles, hebegan a solo career and later formed theband Wings with his first wife, LindaEastman, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.
John Winston Ono Lennon, (9 October 1940 –8 December 1980) was an English musician andsinger-songwriter who rose to worldwide fameas one of the founder members of TheBeatles, one of the most commerciallysuccessful and critically acclaimed acts in thehistory of popular music. Together with PaulMcCartney, he formed one of the mostcelebrated songwriting partnershipsof the 20thcentury.Born and raised in Liverpool, Lennon becameinvolved as a teenager in the skiffle craze; hisfirst band, The Quarrymen, evolved into TheBeatles in 1960. As the group disintegratedtowards the end of the decade, Lennonembarked on a solo career that produced thecritically acclaimed albums John Lennon/PlasticOno Band and Imagine, and iconic songs suchas "Give Peace a Chance" and "Imagine". Afterhis marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changedhis name to John Ono Lennon. Lennondisengaged himself from the music business in1975 to devote time to raising his infantson Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980with the new album Double Fantasy. He wasmurdered three weeks after its release.
George Harrison, (25 February1943 – 29 November 2001) was anEnglish musician and singer-songwriter who achievedinternational fame as leadguitarist of The Beatles. Oftenreferred to as "the quietBeatle", Harrison became overtime an admirer of Indian culture andmysticism, and introduced it to theother Beatles, as well as theirWestern audience. Following thebands break-up he was a successfulsolo artist, and later a foundingmember of the Traveling Wilburys.Harrison was also a session musicianand a film and record producer. He islisted at number 11 in RollingStone magazines list of "100Greatest Guitarists of All Time“.
Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), betterknown by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Englishmusician and actor who gained worldwide fame asthe drummer for the Beatles. When the bandformed in 1960, Starr was a member ofanother Liverpoolband, Rory Storm and theHurricanes. He joined the Beatles in August1962, taking the place of Pete Best. In addition tohis drumming, Starr is featured on lead vocals on anumber of successful Beatles songs (inparticular, "With a Little Help from MyFriends", "Yellow Submarine", and the Beatlesversion of "Act Naturally"). He is credited as a co-writer of the songs "What Goes On" and"Flying", and as the writer of "Dont Pass Me By"and "Octopuss Garden".