Strawberry Field was a Salvation Army Children's Home. Strawberry Field was a short walk from John's home and offered a magical, thickly-wooded world of escape that obviously remained a special place in his heart. "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" were released together as a single in 1967, presenting a touching tribute to the Beatles' Liverpool roots.
THEIR BEGINNINGS John Lennon met Paul McCartney on July 6, 1957, when Paul went to hear John's band, The Quarrymen, play at a village festival at St. Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, a Liverpool "suburb" that is really a small, peaceful village.
The Quarrymen played often in the St. Peter's church hall, which is still used for youth clubs and activities. On the July 6, 1957, the band played first in the field behind the church, where Paul first heard John, then later in the church hall, where Paul introduced himself, played some guitar and made enough of an impression to be asked to join the band a short time later.
Paul was once a choirboy at St. Barnabas Church, which faces the roundabout, and the Quarrymen played several times at the St. Barnabas Church Hall.
In February 1958 theyoungguitarist George Harrison joinedthegroup. In thisperiod, memebercontinuallyjoined and leftthegroup. Lennon, McCartney and Harrison weretheonlyconstantmembers
TheQuarrymenwentthrough a progression of names: Jonny and theMonodogs, Long John and The Beatles, TheSilver Beatles, and eventuallydecidedonThe Beatles.But, Wheredoesthename “Beatles” come from?
And whatabout Ringo Starr? The original drummer in The Beatles was Stuart Sutcliffe, from Scotland. Then, Pete Bestjoinedfor a short time, but his talent as a drummer was not up to the group’s expectation and he was replaced with Richard Starkey “Ringo Starr” who was also from the Liverpool area. Ringo was an outgoing drummer who had performed with a band called Rory Storm and the Hurricanes.
During 1962, the group’s first single “Love Me Do” made it to the charts and was distinguished by Lennon’s harmonica playing. In 1963, “Please Please Me” was a new hit and this band was suddenly on the fast track. More songs were topping the charts in quick succession including “From Me to You” (18 weeks number 1), “She Loves You” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah” and “I Want to Hold your Hand”. The BEATLEMANIA began
THE CAVERN The Beatles made the Cavern Club famous, playing nearly 300 shows between February 1961 and August 1963 in the cellar club on tiny Mathew Street in downtown Liverpool. The Cavern closed in 1973 and was demolished .A reconstructed Cavern Club opened a decade later occupying part of the original site. It is now a major tourist attraction and still a venue for local bands.
Theirmovies The Beatles enjoyed tremendous success and even starred in several movies, including “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Help!” and “Yellow Submarine”. They continued to release top selling albums and songs including “Yellow Submarine”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “Penny Lane” and the famous "Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
Thelastconcert Thelastconcertwas in Candlestick Park, in San Francisco
Thelast show Thelast show was in January 1969 at theroof of the Apple Records Building in London.
awards Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). The film Let It Be (1970) won the 1971 Academy Award for Best Original Song Score. 7 Grammy Awards 15 IvorNovello Awards 6 Diamond albums 24 Multi-Platinum albums, 39 Platinum albums 45 Gold albums in the United States, The group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
AfterThebeatles Theycontinuewiththeircarreers, obviouslyrelatedwiththemusic. Lennonwaskilled at thedoor of hishouse. George Harrison wasdead in November 2001. Paul and Ringo continueplayingaroundtheworld.