Prior KnowledgeWhere are they from?How many musicians are in the band?How many of their songs can we name?Anything else about them?
The Beatles are a famous Rockband from Liverpool, Britain.The City of Liverpool is here:(Liverpool Skyline)
History of The Beatles•The Beatles formed the band we now know between 1957-1960-In the beginning they rotated quite a few musiciansin and out of the band. At one point they had aparticularly difficult time finding a drummer.•The Beatles lineup as we know it is:Paul McCartney = BassRingo Starr = DrumsGeorge Harrison = GuitarJohn Lennon = Guitar/Vocals
History of The BeatlesAs the Beatles played more and more shows andclubs they became more and more recognized inBritain.The Beatles first contract stated that they would receiveone penny per single sold. This was a lousy contract evenfor that time period.Serious music critics began to take note of this up andcoming band around 1963.
Beatlemania•As their popularity skyrocketed in the UK, radio stations caughtwind of this up and coming band. The first radio station to playThe Beatles was in Chicago.•The song that really took off in the United States in the beginningwas the song “She Loves You”•The first time that The Beatles came to the United States theairport radioed ahead to the plane to inform them that there wasa crowd of 3,000 screaming fans waiting them….something that hadnever happened before.
Ringo Starr•Born with the name Richard Starkey•Drummer for The Beatles