In 1960, three young musicians from
Liverpool, England created the Beatles.
In 1962 another person joined
the group. The Beatles were
soon famous in the UK.
John Lennon Paul McCartney
George Harrison Ringo Starr
On 11 February 1964, The Beatles’ first
US concert took place in Washington.
The concert generated intense
The Americans loved their music.
The Beatles’ concert in Shea Stadium in New
York City. It was the first time in history that a
large outdoor stadium had been used for such
a purpose. It took only 17 minutes to sell all
the tickets to the concert!
The Beatles have had more number-one albums
on the British charts and sold more singles in the
UK. As of 2012 they have sold 177 million units in
The final announcement that the Beatles had
broken up came in a McCartney press release in
1970.There were numerous causes for the