It all started in Liverpool where four guys got together to form a group in 1956. They called themselves The Beatles. The band broke up in 1970 for many different reasons. The Beatles are one of the most influential bands in history, because they seemed to have limitless imagination and their creativity will never be matched.
In 1956 Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet at Woolton Parish Festival, John then asked Paul to join his band The Quarrymen. In 1958 a school mate of Paul’s George Harrison left his band the Rebels to join The Quarrymen. While John was attending the Liverpool Institute of Art in 1959, he became friends with Stu Sutcliffe. John offered Stu a place in the band for the price of a bass guitar. Now calling themselves the Silver Beatles, they picked up a drummer Thomas Moore. When they returned from a tour in Scotland, Thomas went on his way leaving the band without a drummer again. Pete Best soon took his place. But in August 1962 Pete wasn’t liked within the group so he was fired and replaced with Richard Starkey. Therefore the four group members were James Paul McCartney, John Winston Lennon, George Harrison and Richard Starkey. “Each came from a working class background, and all had experience in various other rock groups before performing together.” (Encyclopedia Britannica pg.15) The group adopted the name The Beatles in 1960. “On July 7, 1940 Richard Starkey was born in Liverpool, England. John Winston Lennon was born at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool on October 9, 1940. July 18, 1942 James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England. George Harrison was born in Liverpool, England.”(rockhall.com)
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...re not afraid of what people would think. They were the first people to every put pencil’s in the tape recorders which created new sounds which no one had ever tried before! The fights over management and solo projects plus their big ego’s and difference between the four made the Beatles separate in April 1970. “They sued each other, with an army of lawyers and accountants joining in the battles. It was a sad finale for the greatest rock-and-roll band the world has ever heard.”(Michael Uslan pg.163)
1) “Beatles” The New Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th Edition. MC pg.15-16
2) “The Beatles” http://www.thebeatles.com” 9/9/2011
3) “The Beatles” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. http://www.rockhall.com/inductees/the-beatles/ 9/9/2011
4) Uslan, Michael, and Soloman, Bruce. Dick Clark’s The First 25 Years of Rock & Roll. New York: Crown Publishing, 1981.
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