Introducing The Beatles

The Beatles in 1964


The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The group's best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.


They released in early October 1962, the single "Love Me Do". In 1963, they released the albums Please Please Me and With the Beatles, that both maintained the top position for weeks.


In July 1965 , the Beatles released their second film, Help!. The soundtrack included the two singles: "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride".

Released in December 1965, Rubber Soul has been hailed by critics as a major step forward in the maturity and complexity of the band's music. Revolver, released in August 1966, marked another step in their career.


The Beatles embraced an increasingly experimental approach as they recorded Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, beginning in November 1966. Among music critics, acclaim for the album was virtually universal.


Magical Mystery Tour was released in early December 1967. Issued in November 1968 , the White Album was their first Apple Records album release.


Lennon announced his departure to the rest of the group on september 1969. Released six days after Lennon's declaration, Abbey Road sold four million copies within three months.


In 8 May 1970, the Spector-produced Let It Be was released. Its accompanying single, "The Long and Winding Road", was the Beatles' last.


After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers. Lennon died in 1980 after having been shot by a deranged former fan, and Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001. McCartney and Starr remain active.


The Beatles became considered by many as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. They are the best-selling band in history, with estimating sales of over one billion units (…)


Source of the introducing: WIKIPEDIA.


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