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The Beatles

The Beatles


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Pop music group

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Birth Place :

Liverpool, Merseyside, UK

Claim to fame :

Single "I Want To Hold Your Hand" (1963)


Using numerous words to describe The Beatles is probably still not sufficient enough, since they are obviously a great phenomenon in music industry and happen to be the greatest pop/rock band the world ever has. The Beatles has become the most successful music group with over 1.1 billion copies sold worldwide, making them rule as the best selling music artist of all-time in the universe based on RIAA's issue. It is generally known that they are the most influential band which inspires many other musicians, such as Neil Sedaka, Alice Cooper, Extreme, 10,000 Maniacs, Aerosmith, Cream, Michael Nesmith, and many more. Therefore, their being as a pop/rock icon is undeniable and worth to be deserved.

The Beatles was formed in Liverpool, England, along with members: John Winston Lennon (1940-1980) as the band's rhythm guitarist, Richard Starkey or Ringo Starr (born July 7, 1940) as the drummer, James Paul McCartney (born June 18, 1942) as the bassist, and George Harrison (1943-2001) as the guitarist. The establishment of The Beatles could be traced from a band named "The Quarry Men" formed by John Lennon in the summer of 1956. On July 6, 1957, after their performance at St. Peter's Parish Church, Woolton, John met Paul McCartney and later asked him to join the band. Paul's friend, George Harrison, came in as the new member of the band in the following year. These three young people then added two more personnel, Stuart Sutcliffe as bassist and Randolph Peter Best as drummer in 1960. After replacing names for several times, the band finally came up with the name "The Beatles."

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The Beatles' First Recording Contract May Fetch $150,000 at Auction

August 19, 2015 02:13:52 GMT

' first ever recording contract will be auctioned off at Heritage Auctions in New York on September 19. The six-page document, signed by , , and then-drummer Pete Best in Hamburg, Germany in 1961, is expected to fetch around $150,000.

Keith Richards Calls The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' Album 'Rubbish'

August 06, 2015 04:56:31 GMT

is clearly not a fan of ' critically acclaimed "" album. In a new interview with Esquire for its September issue, the guitarist of trashed the iconic 1967 record which won the Fab Four multiple Grammys and has made several best albums of all time lists.

Video: Paul McCartney Joined by Dave Grohl to Perform Beatles' Classic at London Show

May 25, 2015 01:48:23 GMT

gave fans special treats when he performed a show over the weekend. During the concert at London's O2 Arena on Saturday, May 23, made a surprise appearance on the stage and joined the British musician to perform ' "I Saw Her Standing There".

Paul McCartney Reveals The Beatles' 'Let It Be' Inspires Kanye West's 'Only One'

May 04, 2015 08:39:22 GMT

's "Only One" was inspired by ' "Let It Be", said . In a chat with The Sun, the remaining member of the British group revealed how the classic influenced the rapper's track, which was written for 'Ye's daughter North West from the perspective of his late mother Donda West.

Paul McCartney Performs The Beatles' Song 'Another Girl' Live for the First Time in Japan

April 29, 2015 02:41:22 GMT

gave her fans in Japan a special treatment when he took the stage at the country's Nippon Budoukan in Tokyo. Almost five decades after he and his bandmates last played the arena, the British musician returned there on Tuesday, April 28 and surprised the crowd with a rendition of Fab Four's "Another Girl".

Lou Reed Calls The Beatles 'Garbage' in Newly-Unearthed Interview

February 18, 2015 08:04:04 GMT

never liked . The rocker admitted he's never a fan of the British group and shared what he really thought about the Fab Four in an old interview that finally saw the light of day thanks to PBS.

Drake Passes The Beatles for Most Billboard Hot 100 Songs

October 06, 2014 03:48:46 GMT

has reached another milestone in his career. The Toronto rapper made his 72nd appearance on Billboard Hot 100 after his remix of iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday" entered the chart at No. 90 earlier this week.

Ron Howard's The Beatles Documentary to Focus on Touring Years

July 17, 2014 02:09:03 GMT

authorized documentary is underway with one of the Fab Four's biggest fans in the director seat. Ron Howard is pleased to team up with Apple Corps, the Beatles' business organization, to direct a documentary focusing on the band's touring years.

NBC's The Beatles Series Facing Music Rights Issue

June 21, 2014 04:49:22 GMT

NBC may need extra effort to bring the story of to the small screen. Days after its was reported that the network's working on an event series about the Fab Four, Billboard reports that the Peacock has not secured rights to the British band's music.

NBC Developing The Beatles Event Series From 'The Tudors' Team

June 14, 2014 01:35:08 GMT

NBC will relive ' glorious days with an event series. The network is in early stages of developing an eight-part small-screen project that revolves around the Fab Four, Deadline reports.

Iggy Azalea Rules Billboard 100's Top 2, Matches The Beatles' U.S. Chart Record

May 30, 2014 02:12:37 GMT

has taken the No. 1 and No. 2 spots on Billboard 100. Her latest single "Fancy" recently ascended to No. 1 on Billboard 100, while her collaboration with "Problem" jumped from last week's No. 3 to No. 2.

Miley Cyrus Recording Beatles Song With The Flaming Lips

March 17, 2014 01:27:13 GMT

' frontman Wayne Coyne revealed that he had teamed up with to cover ' "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". The unlikely collaboration also included Andrew VanWyngarden from .

Video: Maroon 5, Katy Perry, John Mayer and More Perform on The Beatles Grammy Salute

February 10, 2014 08:27:57 GMT

performed on U.S. television for the first time on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on February 9, 1964. Fifty years later, several big names in today's music honored the iconic British band by performing some of their hit songs on "The Beatles: The Night That Changed America - A Grammy Salute".

Video: Broken Bells Teams Up With Ringo Starr to Cover The Beatles on 'Late Show'

February 05, 2014 03:19:02 GMT

paid tribute to by covering the legendary band's song on the Monday, February 3 episode of "". The duo kicked off a week of tributes to the British group which first arrived in the U.S. and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 50 years ago.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Reunite for CBS' The Beatles Tribute

January 29, 2014 03:56:56 GMT

and are reuniting for CBS special "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to ". The two surviving members of the group are scheduled to return to the Ed Sullivan Theater for an interview with when the tribute concert airs on February 9, the same day their band appeared and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" 50 years ago.

The Beatles to Receive Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award

December 13, 2013 02:34:47 GMT

has been announced as one of the artists who will be honored with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award early next year. The legendary British band will receive the award at a special ceremony that's taking place on January 25, the night before the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.

The Beatles, Eminem and More Donate Songs for the Philippines Relief Album

November 27, 2013 06:16:57 GMT

Dozens of big names in music industry have joined forces to raise funds for typhoon disaster relief in the Philippines. They have all made contributions to a compilation album called "Songs for Philippines".

Grammys to Commemorate The Beatles' U.S. TV Debut With 2-Hour Special on CBS

November 15, 2013 06:01:01 GMT

Grammys will celebrate the 50th anniversary of ' first TV performance with a two-hour special. To air on February 9 at 8 P.M. ET on CBS, "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to The Beatles" will commemorate the time the legendary British band appeared and performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show".

Eminem Equals The Beatles in Gaining Billboard Hot 100 Honor

November 07, 2013 14:43:28 GMT

makes a history in his music career as he catches up with in having four simultaneous songs in the Top 20 of Billboard Hot 100 chart. His latest single "The Monster", which is featuring , has debuted at number 3 in the chart, followed by "Bezerk", "Survival" and "Rap God" at number 15, 16, and 17 respectively.

'Glee' Season 5 Premiere Clip: The Beatles Assignment and New Couple Alert

September 16, 2013 07:06:30 GMT

Fresh scenes from "" season 5 have been shared in a new clip. Set in the choir room, it sees the New Directions members gathering for their first assignment of the season, with Mr. Schue writing the word "Beatles" on a white board.

'Glee' Season 5 Premiere Promo Gives First Look at The Beatles Tribute

September 06, 2013 03:23:51 GMT

"" has given a sneak peek at the two-part premiere of its season 5. Set as a tribute to the legendary band , the episodes will bring together graduated and current students of McKinley High to perform the band's songs.

The Beatles' 'Octopus's Garden' to Be Turned Into Children's Book

June 12, 2013 09:30:59 GMT

Publisher Simon & Schuster announced on Tuesday, June 11 that the company would turn ' "Octopus's Garden" into a picture book for children. Beatles' will work with illustrator Ben Cort, who is known for illustrating Claire Freedman's "Aliens Love Underpants" and its spinoffs.

The Beatles' Signed 'Sgt. Pepper' Copy Fetches $290,500 at Auction

April 01, 2013 04:35:27 GMT

A rare copy of ' 1967 album "" personally signed by all the four members fetched a record-breaking $290,500 when it was sold at the Dallas-based Heritage Auctions on Saturday, March 30. The unnamed seller, who estimated that the album would sell for $30,000, walked away with a fortune from an anonymous buyer from the Midwest.

'American Idol' Top 9 Do The Beatles

March 21, 2013 04:15:16 GMT

"" paid tribute to on Wednesday, March 20 live performance show where the Top 9 had to sing songs from the legendary band's catalog. Sharing his thought on the challenge, Jimmy Iovine said, "There's no gimmicks needed. If you sing these songs well, they'll deliver for you. On the other hand, if you don't sing them well, the whole world is going to know."

Tony Sheridan, The Beatles' Collaborator, Died at 72

February 19, 2013 03:22:39 GMT

Tony Sheridan, a singer and guitarist who collaborated with on their early career died at the age of 72 on Saturday, February 16 in Hamburg, Germany. The death was announced by Tony's daughter, Wendy Clare Sheridan-McGinnity.

Norah Jones and George Harrison's Widow Honor Ravi Shankar at Memorial Service

December 21, 2012 06:49:24 GMT

Family and friends got together to pay their final respect to Indian sitar maestro Ravi Shankar. His daughter from his previous marriage, Grammy-winning jazz singer , was among the mourners along with the widow of , Olivia.

The Beatles' First Audition Tape to Be Auctioned in London

November 24, 2012 01:49:33 GMT

' first audition tape, which was recorded in 1962, will now be put on auction in London on November 27. The 10-song demo was originally recorded at Decca studios in Northern London but was rejected by its executives and will now be on sale with bids starting at $29,000.

Andre 3000 to Cover The Beatles' Song in Jimi Hendrix Biopic

July 04, 2012 02:56:17 GMT

Tackling the lead role in "All Is by My Side", aka Andre 3000 will not only show his acting skill but also his vocal chops. The film's producers have said that the rapper/actor will be covering songs by , Muddy Waters, Chip Taylor, Elmore James and more in the biopic.

'Mad Men' Creator: Paying $250K for The Beatles' Song Is Necessary for Authenticity

May 09, 2012 05:53:08 GMT

Matthew Weiner spent a lot of money to use ' "Tomorrow Never Knows" in the latest episode of his show "". Explaining the need to feature the original song by the British band, the writer/producer shared, "It was always my feeling that the show lacked a certain authenticity because we never could have an actual master recording of the Beatles performing."

Biopic for Baseball Legend Hank Aaron Is Underway With Director Barry Levinson

April 04, 2012 02:13:49 GMT

A biopic about Baseball great Hank Aaron is officially in the works. Producers Mike Tollin and Glenn Rigberg have joined forces to bring the life story of the legendary athlete to the big screen. According to Variety, the true story movie will be helmed by "The Natural" director Barry Levinson with "" screenwriter Adam Mazer penning the script.