The Beatles were an English rock band, started in Liverpool, England in1960.Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, United Kingdom.It is famous because lots of ships visit it and it is the birthplace of the famousrock group, The Beatles.It is also famous because of the football teams, Liverpool F.C. and EvertonF.C.
They were, and still are, one of the most successful and influential bands inthe history of modern music.The Beatles used parts of many music genres through their career, includingclassical, psychedelic rock and pop music.
The members of the band were:John Lennon (rhythm guitar, keyboards)Paul McCartney (bass guitar, keyboards)George Harrison (lead guitar, sitar)Ringo Starr (drums, percussion)
JOHN LENNONJohn Winston Ono Lennon (October 91940 – December 8 1980) was an Englishmusician, and was a member of the rockband The Beatles..
PAUL MCCARTNEY Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942 in Liverpool, England) is Britains most successful musician and composer, and one of the most successful musicians in the world. He was a member of the rock band The Beatles, and with John Lennon wrote most of the groups songs.
Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey on 7 July1940) is an English musician and actor.He is most famous as a member of theBeatles.He joined the group in 1962 as areplacement for their original drummerPete Best.He quickly became well-liked and verypopular.He sang lead on some of the bands songs.
GEORGE HARRISON George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician. He was born and grew up in Liverpool, England, and was first famous as a member of The Beatles.
Brian Epstein was their manager.George Martin produced all of their albums and singles except for the album"Let It Be", which was produced by the famous 1960s producer Phil Spector.Almost all of their music was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London.
BRIAN EPSTEINBrian Samuel Epstein (19September 1934 - 27 August1967) was an Englishbusinessman.Epstein was the manager ofThe Beatles, who becamethe most popular rock bandin the world during the1960s.
GEORGE MARTIN Sir George Martin (born 3 January 1926) is a (now- retired) British record producer, composer and musical arranger. He is most famous work was his recordings with The Beatles. These were made at Abbey Road Studios during the 1960s.
ABBEY ROAD STUDIOSAbbey Road Studios, usually called just "Abbey Road", are the recordingstudios in EMIs headquarters in St. Johns Wood, London, England.Abbey Road had three different studios for most of its history. Other spacewas turned into a fourth studio later.Studio One is large, and used to be a ballroom. Symphony orchestras andvery large bands and groups are recorded there.Studio Two is smaller, and works best for small combos or groups ofmusicians.Studio Three is much smaller, and is meant for soloists and duos.Studio Four is mostly for post-production, where changes are made toearlier recordings.
QUARRYMENStarting in 1957, John Lennon and several of his friends played in a Britishband called the Quarrymen.Over the next few years, the members of the band changed, and by 1960,the band was called The Beatles.
HITSThey did not have their firsthit until 1962.In November 1962 theirsong, "Please Please Me",reached the number 1position on the Britishcharts.This was the first of a record15 British number 1 singles.
BEATLEMANIA They first came to the United States in 1964. They were met at the airport by thousands of screaming American teenagers. The Beatles were so popular that they were attacked by screaming fans everywhere they went around the world. The effect they had on their fans was known as Beatlemania.
ED SULLIVAN SHOWThe Beatles made their first liveAmerican television appearanceon The Ed Sullivan Show on 9February 1964.About 74 million viewers — abouthalf of the American population —watched the group perform onthe show. The Beatles with Ed SullivanBeatles songs soon filled the top 5places on the American top 40chart - a record that has neverbeen matched.
MORE ALBUMS Towards the mid 1960s, The Beatles became bolder with their style of music. This largely started in 1965, with the release of the album "Rubber Soul", and hit a peak in 1967 with the release of "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band", which was named as the greatest album of all time by Rolling Stone Magazine
ROLLING STONE MAGAZINEThey were also named the mostinfluential artists of all time byRolling Stone magazine, becausetheir music, clothing style, andattitudes shaped much of whatwas popular among young peoplein the 1960s.
SHEA STADIUM The Beatles became so popular that no regular concert venue was big enough for their concerts. This led to them playing the first ever stadium rock concert at Shea Stadium in America, to around 50,000 people. The Beatles stopped touring andShea Stadium playing live music in 1966 because they were sick of audiences screaming so loudly that their music could not be heard.
CHAOSThey were also tired of thepressures of touring.Among other things, they were sopopular that thousands of peoplewould gather outside the hotelsthey stayed in day and nightmeaning that they could neverleave their rooms unless theywere playing a concert. Fans
THE END OF THE BEATLES The Beatles broke up in 1970 because of the pressures of fame and each member becoming more independent both in their personal lives and musically. In 1973 the two-disc sets "1962-1966" (the "Red Album") and "1967-1970" "(the "Blue Album") were released. These were both re-released on CD in 1993.
BEST SELLERSThe band was still very popular allover the world after they brokeup. According to the GuinnessBook of World Records, they arethe highest-selling recordingartists ever.They have sold more than onebillion records, including albumsand singles.
YESTERDAY Their music is still important and still influences many musicians. Musicians today perform cover versions of Beatles songs, and people everywhere still listen to their music. Their song Yesterday is one of the most popular songs for other artists to sing. It is also the song that has been played the most on radio ever.
ALBUMS Please Please Me (1963)The Beatles made thirteen With the Beatles (1963)albums and twenty-six singles A Hard Days Night (1964)together. Beatles for Sale (1964) Help! (1965) Rubber Soul (1965) Revolver (1966) Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) Magical Mystery Tour (1967) (Double EP) The Beatles (better known as the "White Album") (1968) Yellow Submarine (1969) Abbey Road (1969) Let It Be (1970)
APPLE RECORDS They also started their own record label, Apple Records.
MOVIESThey made two movies, A HardDays Night and Help!, where theyappeared as actors.
TV SPECIAL Later they made Magical Mystery Tour, a television special.
CARTOONYellow Submarine was a cartoonmovie based on their music.
LET IT BE Let It Be showed them working on a new album.
JOHN LENNONJohn Lennon became a famouspeace activist in the late 1960sand early 1970s.He wrote successful songsincluding "Give Peace a Chance","Imagine", and "Happy Xmas (WarIs Over)".John Lennon was murdered onDecember 8, 1980 outside hishome in New York. Part of CentralPark in New York and an airport inLiverpool are named in his honor.
WINGS Paul McCartney started the band "Wings" with his wife Linda. In 1977 his song, "Mull of Kintyre", became the biggest selling single in British history. It sold even more copies than the Beatles singles. Paul McCartney was knighted in 1997.
GEORGE AND RINGOGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr had early success as solo artists butwere less successful later on.George formed the group The Traveling Wilburys in the 80s withother rock legends Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and JeffLynne.George Harrison died of cancer on November 29, 2001.Ringo still tours the world with his "All Starr Band".