Decades after they first arrived on the music scene, The Beatles remain a powerful forces in popular culture. It’s a true testament to their iconic, influential status in the music world.
John, Paul, George and Ringo — these were the names on every teenage girl’s lips in the mid-to-late 1960s. But how did four Brits go from playing in pubs and clubs throughout Liverpool to spurring pop culture revolutions known as Beatles Mania and the British Invasion?
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr joined together to form The Beatles in 1960 and they spent the first couple years playing small club- and pub-type gigs. They became locally popular throughout the UK with their 1962 song “Love Me Do.” They rose to popularity on the worldwide stage over the next couple years. Buy 1964, Beatles Mania was in full swing.
Beatles Mania was fueled by their frequent concert appearances, their films, their music videos (created decades before MTV was created) and, of course, their music. They released albums annually right up until their break-up in 1970. Their releases include 1965’s Rubber Soul, 1966’s Revolver, 1967’s St. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club and 1968’s The Beatles.
In the history of The Beatles, August 8, 1969 was a significant day. As the band members were heading into their London recording studio, they were captured by a photographer as they crossed the street. This photo was to be the cover of their final studio album, titled Abbey Road. It’s an album that’s regarded by many fans as their best work and it holds the title of being their best selling album.
In all, The Beatles captured seven Grammy Awards and one Academy Award. Even today, The Beatles hold an array of records. They hold the record for having the most singles sales in the UK. They’ve also had the most number one albums on the UK music charts. In the United States, they remain the top-selling band.
The Beatles decided to go their separate ways in 1970. It’s a breakup that many fans blame on John Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, though in recent years, Paul McCartney has disputed that claim. Despite the break-up of The Beatles, John, Paul, George and Ringo didn’t leave the music industry. They each went on to pursue careers as solo musicians.
On December 8, 1980, John Lennon was assassinated by Mark David Chapman, who shot him as he returned home to The Dakota, located on the West Side of New York City. He was 40 years old.
Notably, earlier that very same day, famed photographer Annie Liebovitz captured the iconic photograph of a nude John Lennon hugging Yoko Ono; it was captured during a Rolling Stone Magazine photo shoot, conducted at Lennon’s home in The Dakota.
George Harrison succumbed to lung cancer on November 29, 2001 in Los Angeles, California. He was 58 years old.
Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney are still alive and well. Both remain prominent figures in the music world.
“Abbey Road” is the 11th studio album released by the Beatles. It is their last recorded album, although Let It Be was the last album released before the ban…
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Golden slumbers await your little pride and joy at the end of lullaby road. The Beatles are the most famous songwriters of the twentieth century. Their songs are known by people of all ages here, there, and everywhere. The dreamy quality of their later work provides the blueprint for these beautiful lullaby interpretations. It will glide your little one out across the universe, through an octopus’s garden, and lay them down in a slumberland of strawberry fields.No one will be able to say for sure whether Lullaby Renditions of the Beatles will successfully “glide your little one across the universe, through an octopus’s garden, and send them into a slumberland of strawberry fields,” as it says it will on the back on the disc, but one t
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