The Beatles were a prominent English rock band, founded in Liverpool in 1960. With members Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, they became widely regarded as the most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in beat, skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the legendary band later experimented with several musical styles, varying from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia as well as hard rock, often bringing in classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their huge popularity first emerged as so-called Beatlemania, though as the band’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters McCartney and Lennon. Now let’s cycle through the band’s members.
John Lennon, one of the key co-founders of the Beatles became involved in the skiffle craze as a teen. His first music group, the Quarrymen, gradually evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the Beatles broke up in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career, giving birth to a series of well-known albums such as John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and Imagine. In 1980 he issued his last album Double Fantasy after which he was killed three weeks after its official release.
Paul McCartney is an English multi-instrumentalist, composer and singer-songwriter. Along with John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, he gained worldwide fame with the rock group the Beatles. After the band's break-up, Paul pursued a solo career and organized Wings with his first wife, Linda, as well as Denny Laine. McCartney is considered to be one of the most successful performers and composers of all time. Up to 2,200 artists have covered his song Yesterday, more than any other copyrighted song in the history of music.
George Harrison, was a prominent English guitarist, songwriter, singer and music and movie producer who gained international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles. As a member of the band he actively incorporated Indian instrumentation in their music. In spite of the fact, the vast majority of the Beatles' songs were written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, most albums of this band from 1965 onwards contained at least two compositions made by Harrison.
Ringo Starr is an English singer, musician, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles. Sometimes, he sang lead vocals, usually for one song on an album. Aside from that Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening disease during childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalizations he fell behind in school.
The Beatles were a prominent English rock band, founded in Liverpool in 1960. With members Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, they became widely regarded as the most influential act of the rock era.