Beatles Biography: The Beatles

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“During the grim 1950’s when Britain was still recovering from post war blues - four cheeky, young lads from Liverpool, with an eye for the big time, took to busking and with a steely determination were convinced they had the talent to make records.” "The Beatles Biography." The Beatles. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. Paul McCarthy, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Stuart Sutcliffe, better known as The Beatles, took the world by storm after they released their released their first demo record in 1963. The progress they would make after this event would lead to an even greater event known as the British Invasion. The Beatles, along with other bands from the United Kingdom, would make great contributions to pop culture and change the world as people knew back then into the world we know today. During the years preceding the formation of The Beatles, (1950s) Britain was in a state of recovery from the horrors of World War II. In the month of October (1957) in Liverpool, England, high school students John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe started The Blackjacks. “In March 1957, after getting his first guitar, John formed a group which, for the first week, involved only himself and Pete Shotton. They called themselves the Black Jacks for less than a week, before changing their name to The Quarry Men, as they both attended the Quarry Bank High School for Boys… Paul McCartney joined in 1957, and George Harrison joined 1958, and they remained The Quarry Men until the very end of 1959, when they briefly appeared as Johnny and the Moondogs… John, however, hated it, and in 1960 they changed their name five times before settling on The Beatles. In January 1960, Stuart Sutcliffe join... ... middle of paper ... ...im Pan Allen and psychedelic rock, and their changes in style made them the trendsetters of the era. They also made an impact on the world before and now, through their message of peace through their songs ‘All You Need is Love’, ‘Revolution’, and ‘Give Peace a Chance’. After their break up, they still received awards and made some accomplishments. In 1988, The Beatles were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Back then, and even now, The Beatles impacted the world in a way that no one could have imagined. They’ve helped many people to overcome their hardships and enjoy times of peace and happiness and will continue to do in the future. “The Beatles created something that never trailed off. What a gift that was to their fans. If you're into the Beatles, you loved them from beginning to end.” –Jerry Seinfeld. "Beatles Quotes." BrainyQuote. Xplore, n.d. Web. 13 May 2014.

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