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The Beatles
The Beatles


Background information
Origin Liverpool, England, UK
Genre(s) Pop
Rock
Years active 1960—1970
Label(s) Capitol Records
Atco Records
Parlophone Records
Apple Records
Associated acts The Quarrymen
Website Website
Members
Paul McCartney
John Lennon
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Former members
Stuart Sutcliffe
Pete Best



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The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. From 1962 the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. The nature of their enormous popularity, which first emerged as the "Beatlemania" fad, transformed as their songwriting grew in sophistication. The group came to be perceived as the embodiment of progressive ideals, seeing their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.


Albums
Love (2006) 1 (2000) 1962-1966 (1973) 1967-1970 (1973) Let It Be (1970) Abbey Road (1969) Yellow Submarine (1969) The Beatles (1968) Magical Mystery Tour (1967) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)


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News

John Lennon's Letter About Beatles Split To Paul McCartney Up For Auction

April 18, 2011
A letter written by John Lennon to Paul and Linda McCartney about The Beatles split is up for auction. The letter, believed to be written in 1971 but never sent, takes aim at McCartney and attacks other Beatles' members. The penned letter is expected to sell for forty thousand pounds when it goes up for auction in the US next month, reports The Daily Telegraph.   Read more 

John Lennon's 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' Lyrics Up For Auction

April 14, 2011
John Lennon's handwritten 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' lyrics are up for auction. The 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' lyrics, taken from the 1967 album 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', are expected to fetch up to 200,000 dollars (122,000 pounds) when they go up for auction in May, reports BBC.   Read more 

Beady Eye Record Beatles Cover For Japan Tsunami Appeal

April 4, 2011
Beady Eye have recorded a cover of The Beatles 'Across The Universe' in aid of the victims of the recent Tsunami in Japan. The Liam Gallagher-fronted band recorded the track during an eight-hour recording sessions at RAK studios in London on Saturday (April 2).   Read more 

The Beatles' 'Yesterday' Piano Set To Sell For 125,000 Pounds

March 1, 2011
The piano used by The Beatles to write 'Yesterday' is being sold at auction. The 1926 art deco mini piano is estimated to sell for over 125,000 pounds when it goes up for auction next month in London, reports The Mirror.  Read more 

Beatles' Fans Celebrate 50th Anniversary Of Cavern Club Appearance

February 9, 2011
Fans of the Beatles will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the band's first appearance at the Cavern Club tonight. Liverpool's Cavern club first saw the fab four take to the stage on 9 February 1961, 50 years ago today.  Read more 

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