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The Beatles

The Beatles were an iconic rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, The Beatles are one of the two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat.

After conquering Europe, with successful tours to Germany and Sweden, the Beatles led the mid-1960s musical ‘British Invasion’ into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored a great variety of musical styles including Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Ballads, Western and Indian Classical among others. Their clothes, hairstyles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.

Early on, the band consisted of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. The band got its first major break playing in Hamburg, Germany, at some rather seedy nightclubs, beginning in 1960. While in Germany, they also met Klaus Voormann, who would later design the cover of the group’s 1966 album Revolver. Sutcliffe remained in Germany when the others returned to England and became engaged to fellow artist Astrid Kirchherr, only to die a few years later of a brain hemorrhage.

The Beatles were a rock and pop band from Liverpool, England that formed in 1960.
The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, selling over one billion records internationally.
In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one, earning more number one albums (15) than any other group in UK chart history.
According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles have sold more albums in the United States than any other band.
In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Billboard magazine released a list of top-selling Hot 100 artists to celebrate the chart's fiftieth anniversary; The Beatles topped it.
The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on 9 February 1964.
ennon announced his departure to the rest of the group on 20 September 1969, but agreed that no announcement was to be publicly made until a number of legal matters were resolved.
McCartney publicly announced the break-up on 10 April 1970, a week before releasing his first solo album, McCartney.
In February 1994, the three surviving Beatles reunited to produce and record additional music for a few of Lennon's home recordings.
On 4 March 2009 the BBC reported that Sir Paul will headline a charity concert with one of the special guests listed as Ringo Starr. The concert is set for 4 April 2009 at Radio City Music Hall.



A Day In The Life
A Hard Day's Night
A Hard Days Night
All My Loving
All You Need Is Love
And I Love Her
Ballad Of John And Yoko
Can't Buy Me Love
Come Together
Day Tripper
Do You Want To Know A Secret
Eight Days A Week
Eleanor Rigby
From Me To You
Get Back
Glass Onion
Golden Slumbers Melody
Hello, Goodbye
Here Comes The Sun
Hey Jude
I Feel Fine
I Saw Her Standing There
I Should Have Known Better
I Want To Hold Your Hand
I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
In My Life
Let It Be
Love Me Do
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Norwegian Wood
Nowhere Man
Paperback Writer
Penny Lane
Please Mr Postman
Please Please Me
PS I Love You
Roll Over Beethoven
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & With A Little Help From My Friends
She Loves You
Shes A Woman
Stawberry Fields Forever
The Long And Winding Road
Theres A Place
This Boy
Ticket To Ride
Twist And Shout
We Can Work It Out
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Yellow Submarine

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