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The Beatles Biography

The Beatles enclosed the members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Early Years

The three original members John, Paul and George switched between drummers a while until Ringo joined them, in 1962. They had already adopted the name The Beatles in 1960.

Their debut album Please Please Me was issued in 1963. It comprised the wonder hits “Please Please Me” and “Love Me Do”. During the releases of the albums With the Beatles (1963) and A Hard Day’s Night (1964), the Beatlemania started.


After their album Beatles for Sale (1964), Lennon and Harrison were unknowingly exposed to LSD. They became regular users. The last one in the band to try was Paul, which also discussed LSD with the public. He declared that the drug “made me a better, more honest, more tolerant member of society“.

In 1965, Queen Elizabeth II appointed the Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire. With albums like Rubber Soul (1965) and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1976), the Beatles achieved critical acclaim and time-echoing notoriety. The band was struggling with live performance’s sound. The public screamed so loud that their music could’ve hardly be heard.

We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity“, Lennon declared to journalist Maureen Cleave in 1996.

Reaching the End

After their successful album Yellow Submarine (1969), they issued the legendary Abbey Road (1969). Abbey Road has as its cover the overly known picture of the Beatles walking a crosswalk. It was the last album where all the Beatles participated. “Her Majesty” was initially a hidden track.

Let It Be (1970) was the last album of the band, issuing a month after their break-up. It received a 9.1/10 rating from Pitchfork Media. With tunes like “Let It Be” and “I  Me Mine”, the album represented a shining goodbye to the gods of rock.



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