The Beatles

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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band.[1] Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963 their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania"; as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the band were integral to pop music's evolution into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.[2]

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding the group's popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (also known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed success as solo artists. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001. McCartney and Starr remain musically active.

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million physical and digital albums worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful artists; as of 2017, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four main members were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015. They were also collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people.

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Revolver
 
Revolver is the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.
The Beatles
 
The Beatles, also known as the White Album, is the ninth studio album by English rock group the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968.
Strawberry Fields Forever
 
"Strawberry Fields Forever" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles.
Abbey Road
 
Abbey Road is the eleventh album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records.

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The Beatles' Drummer Ringo Starr Gets Knighted At Buckingham Palace
  –  March 20, 2018
Ringo started his career as one of the most sought-after drummers in the burgeoning Liverpool scene, initially as drummer of skiffle band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He was approached by Lennon to join the Beatles in 1962 after they had signed their ...
Haruki Murakami: Jazz, classical music and The Beatles
  –  March 24, 2018
THE Japan Foundation- Manila is pleased to present the first-ever Haruki Murakami Festival in Manila: Experience his works through Music, Films and Talks that will run until March 2018. The Festival, which showcases Murakami as one of the world’s best ...
PICK of the WEEK: Tribute to The Beatles at GE Theatre
  –  March 21, 2018
Performing selections from “The Beatles” (aka “The White Album”) and “Sgt ... Let’s Be Leonard, from Saratoga Springs, rocks an indie-jazz fusion to “Helter Skelter.” And, recognized for its soulful rock grooves and labeled “an act ...
George Harrison's 15 Greatest Guitar Moments After The Beatles
  –  March 6, 2018
after the Beatles. Let’s face it, regardless of how great they might ... which Harrison originally wrote for jazz legend Herb Alpert, who requested a song but never actually recorded it. The former Beatle shows that he knows how to solo over a fairly ...
The Beatles' Yellow Submarine Returns to Theaters for 50th Anniversary
  –  April 3, 2018
In honor of the movie's 50th anniversary, The Beatles' landmark animated feature Yellow Submarine will return to theaters in July. Abramorama has partnered with Apple and Universal Music for the special screenings, which will be taking place all across ...
The Beatles Get a 50th Anniversary Release of “Yellow Submarine” This July, All Hand-Restored with 5.1 Surround Sound Soundtrack
  –  April 3, 2018
The Beatles and Apple Corps have reached a deal to release a restored ... and score were remixed in 5.1 stereo surround sound at UMG’s Abbey Road Studios by music mix engineer Peter Cobbin. Due to the delicate nature of the hand-drawn original artwork ...
The Beatles Are Coming!
  –  March 31, 2018
Beatles Fair is a grass roots event, organized by fans. If you love the Beatles music, you won’t want to miss this full day of fab fun! Learn more about this event on our website. Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice.
Today in Apple history: Apple goes to war with The Beatles again
  –  March 30, 2018
The two sides settled in 1981. Apple Computer paid Apple Corps $80,000 and agreed not to enter the music business. Amusingly, The Beatles’ lawyers suggested that Apple should change its name to “Banana” or “Peach” to avoid future problems.
Emulating The Beatles
  –  March 29, 2018
MITCHELL — The Beatles were a musical and cultural phenomenon that swept the world, sending shockwaves through the music industry and changing the way we all viewed entertainment. The Beatles charted more than 50 Top 40 singles and 27 No. 1 hits in the ...
Spotify, Google, Amazon Can't Seem To Find The Beatles To License Their Music
  –  March 26, 2018
Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy The “address unknown” saga continues – it appears that Google and Amazon can’t find John Lennon and Paul McCartney (pka The Beatles) in the public records of the Copyright Office in order to ...
Haruki Murakami: Jazz, classical music and The Beatles
  –  March 24, 2018
THE Japan Foundation- Manila is pleased to present the first-ever Haruki Murakami Festival in Manila: Experience his works through Music, Films and Talks that will run until March 2018. The Festival, which showcases Murakami as one of the world’s best ...
DJ Khaled, a tribute to the Beatles, Wine Pong and other things to do in Philadelphia March 23-30
  –  March 22, 2018
9th St., $5 for adults, free for kids ages 12 and under, libertyflea.com Wish you could see the Beatles live? Get by with a little ... to unfold across five performances at the Academy of Music. — G.D. Revel in a trip back in time filled with ...
The Beatles' Marathon 'Please Please Me' Session, Hour by Hour
  –  March 22, 2018
With the clock already running, the Beatles got to work. "They just put their heads down and played," Epstein later said to a friend. Years of grueling late-night jam sessions and punishing tour itineraries prepared them well for this music marathon.

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