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 act of the rock era.[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 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. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

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.
Abbey Road
 
Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records.
Within You Without You
 
"Within You Without You" is a song written by George Harrison and released on the Beatles' 1967 album Sgt.

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Cardi B Joins The Beatles And Ashanti With First 3 Hot 100 Hits in The Top 10 Simultaneously
  –  January 3, 2018
The Beatles first tripled up at the heights of early Beatlemania ... in the week ending Dec. 28, according to Nielsen Music; “MotorSport” reverses 5-7 (30 million, down 4 percent); and “Bodak Yellow” holds at No. 9 (24.2 million, down 1 percent).
Flashback: Hear Roger Miller's Soulful Cover of the Beatles' 'Yesterday'
  –  January 2, 2018
In 1965 and 1966, the Beatles and Roger Miller were two of the biggest music acts on the planet. In that two-year period, while the Fab Four dominated the pop charts, Miller was all over the country charts and crossing into the pop world with hits ...
The Beatles’ Ringo Starr, Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb To Be Knighted
  –  December 30, 2017
Starr, who is 77, will be knighted for “services to music,” according to the official listing of ... “More than half a century on, what the Beatles did continues to be magnificent, so it feels right that Ringo has joined Paul in having this ...
Members of The Beatles, Bee Gees Tapped as British Knights
  –  December 29, 2017
drummer for one of the most famous bands in the history of recorded music. He missed The Beatles' hardscrabble years, when they had to scramble for a gig to get by, joining John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison just before they rocketed to stardom.
New ways of looking at the Beatles’ biggest disaster, “Magical Mystery Tour”
  –  December 28, 2017
There is basically no script, with the Beatles deciding to, in effect, hire out a bus, put a bunch of people on it, zoom around the countryside, tape what were akin to several early music videos, and push John Lennon’s presence to the forefront of the ...
Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Soundtrack & The Beatles' 'Christmas' Debut
  –  December 28, 2017
Read more: The Beatles to Release a Limited Edition Box Set of Christmas ... The set, which has a total combined running time of about 44 minutes, features a smattering of music from the band (including the original tune “Christmas Time [Is Here Again ...
"The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years"
  –  December 27, 2017
But while this single performance introduced The Beatles to America (the band had already taken Europe by storm the previous year) what they did next would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever ...
Rock out to The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and Phish
  –  December 24, 2017
Presented by Rock & Roll Playhouse, the series "Rock & Roll for Kids" includes the music of The Beatles, The Grateful Dead and Phish. The idea for Rock & Roll Playhouse came to Peter Shapiro, a parent of two young children, after he discovered first-hand a ...
The Beatles: Has evolutionary biology proved the Fab Four's early work wasn't 'musically important'?
  –  December 18, 2017
They might be the icons of a musical revolution in the early 1960s, but now science is questioning whether The Beatles' music from that era was important. "I think that our estimation of the Beatles' importance at that time, or how we think about them ...

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