John Lennon: The Beatles

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It all started in Liverpool. On July 7, 1940 Ringo Starr was born as Richard Starkey. Not much later, on October 9, 1940 John Lennon was born as John Winston Lennon. Two years later, Paul McCartney was born as James Paul McCartney on June 18. Then on February 25, 1943 George Harrison was born. The early days of the Beatles were as a small group called the Quarry Men. John formed the group with his school friend Pete Shotton in March 1957; a few months later Paul joined (Spencer 12). In February 1958, George meets John and Paul and is invited to join the band.In late 1961, during a trip to Paris, John and Paul get a new hairstyle, the Beatles trademark – the ‘mop top.’ Then, in early 1962, the Beatles sign a management contract with Brian Epstein.

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