The Beatles were an English rock band. They became very popular in the United Kingdom, the United States, and then in the whole world.
This period (1964-1970) is known as the "Beatlemania". After their separation in 1970, their members went on successful solo careers.
- John Lennon – vocals, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, harmonica, bass guitar (1960–1969)
- Paul McCartney – vocals, bass guitar, rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, drums (1960–1970)
- George Harrison – lead and rhythm guitar, vocals, sitar, keyboards, bass guitar (1960–1970)
- Ringo Starr – drums, percussion, vocals (1962–1970).
- Pete Best – drums, vocals (1960–1962).
- Stuart Sutcliffe – bass guitar, vocals (1960–1961).
- Chas Newby – bass guitar (1960–1961).
- Norman Chapman – drums (1960).
- Tommy Moore – drums (1960).
- Jimmie Nicol – drums (1964).
Why They and Their Music Rocked
- Many of their songs are catchy.
- The band is iconic.
- TWO WORDS: RINGO STARR.
- Their songs were of different musical genres: from psychedelic rock to rock and roll.
- The song "Helter Skelter" is considered to be the first heavy metal song in history.
- George Harrison was a great guitarist. Aside, Ringo Starr is considered one of the best drummers.
- They are the best-selling band in history.
- Some of their songs like "Yellow Submarine", "Let It Be" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" are considered musical classics.
- They started the "British Invasion", after the Infamous Assassination of JFK.
- They influenced countless artists.
- Their solo careers were also good.
- "She Loves You" was a very influential song with a big impact.
- They has great movies such as A Hard Day's Night, Help! and Yellow Submarine.
- After the infamous band Break-up, they decided to go on successful solo careers.
- George Harrison staged two concerts in NYC to help victims of floods, famine and war in Bangladesh.
- Yellow Submarine got mixed reviews.
- John Lennon as a person preaches about peace and love in his songs, yet supported the IRA without knowing what the IRA is. Not only that but he was abusive to his ex-wives.
- Please Please Me (1963)
- With the Beatles (1963)
- A Hard Day's Night (1964)
- Beatles for Sale (1964)
- Help! (1965)
- Rubber Soul (1965)
- Revolver (1966)
- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
- Magical Mystery Tour (1967)
- The Beatles ("The White Album", 1968)
- Yellow Submarine (1969)
- Abbey Road (1969)
- Let It Be (1970)