The Beatles were an English rock band formed in
Liverpool, England in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George
Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became known as one of the most influential act
of the rock era.
The story of the Beatles and how they came to
be started when John Lennon formed his own group, called the Quarrymen, with
several friends from Quarry Bank High School. Paul McCartney joined this group
as a guitarist shortly after meeting Lennon at a concert. Much time later
fourteen year old George Harrison, auditioned for Lennon, impressing him with
his playing and join the band. About a year later While Lennon began studies at
the Liverpool College of Art Lennon’s quarry bank friends left the group but the
three guitarists continued to play in and around Liverpool as Johnny and the
Moondogs. Then Lennon’s art school friend Stuart Sutcliffe joined the group and
suggested changing the band’s name to Beatals, as a tribute to Buddy Holly and
the Crickets. Their name then went through several changes over the coming
months. And at one point they called themselves the Silver Beatles but
eventually turn into Beatles.
Epstein at the time was a record store owner in Liverpool. So one night he went
to watch the Beatles perform at concert. His first impression, “they appeared
like most young Liverpudlians at the time: uncouth hair, leather jackets and
dark trousers. But when performing they played, their mixture created something
wonderful. Something about their energy when together” Brain was truly inspired
to become their manager. He pulled some strings and got the boys a few
auditions. A drum player at the time name
Pete Best left the group. A new drummer name drummer named Ringo Starr joined.
superstars the Beatles were becoming, Martin seen the vision that Beatles could
achieve a number one record in the world. (Beatles first single. “Love Me
Do,” released on October 5, 1962) made it happen.
From then the Beatles then set traveled over
to the U.S. for their famous appearance on the Ed Sullivan show. In which was
at the time highest rated program. Beatles perform and sang there song to the
audience. People have really enjoyed. The souls of the world were opening up to
a new era of thought. Their songs were humble but touching, the song was catchy
and entertaining. And people in United State were really getting into the
Beatles and their success was only the beginning.
“I Want to Hold Your Hand,” released in the United States in January
1964, hit number one within three weeks. After seven weeks at the top of the
charts, it dropped to number two to make room for “She Loves You,”
which gave way to “Can’t Buy Me Love.” As many as three new songs a
week were released, until April 4, 1964, when the Beatles held the top five
slots on the Billboard. They also had another seven songs in the top one
hundred, plus four album positions, included in the top two.
the Beatles appeared in the film “A Hard Day’s Night” which was created sending
the images to even the smallest towns and earning them a worldwide reputation
for being the happy go lucky fab four they were. Additional the movie was an
album of the same exact name, This have impacted their career even higher.
As the Beatles
were getting better the band went across cities, states and even countries in a
matter of months. But being the superstars comes with responsibility, now they
had fans to attend to, those loyal people who could never get enough
Beatlemania. They recognized a pattern of constantly pushing the limits of both
society and the music industry. The Beatles’ 1965 and 1966 albums Rubber Soul
and Revolver marked a turning point in the band’s recording history.
Beatles was at the point of changing rock and roll. Turning up the originality
into notches for their previous albums,
the Beatles did their most creative work to date with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely
Hearts Club Band. Many people believe it will remain timeless. It contains
creative melodies and songs about many life experiences, philosophy, and unusual
imagery. The Beatles’ music had evolved from catchy love songs to profound
ballads and social observation.
Beatles also visited Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the man becoming famous in America
for bringing an ancient Indian technique of thought to the world. Seeking
spiritual knowledge just as we all were, the Beatles traveled to India with the
hopes of gaining enlightenment. The band member had a different experience
there, creating a larger rift between them. They came back unfulfilled on one
level but full of vision on another. Magical Mystery Tour was finished shortly
after, releasing both the movie and the album before the end of the year.
the band felt they were running out of steam. Tensions had grown and the
overall feeling was that the Beatles were near their end. A final album was
planned, but even the details of it could not be agreed upon. The producer
favored Paul’s ideas, causing John to withdraw from many sessions in
resentment. George and Ringo felt unneeded and refused to show up at many
rehearsals. Paul tried to convince the others to do a handful of concerts to
re-establish their core group of fans. John and George were against the idea.
What resulted was the famous rooftop concert staged in London. And John said
the famous line “I’d like to say thank you on behalf of the group and
ourselves, and I hope we passed the audition!”
Lennon was murder on December 8, 1980, in New York City. By Mark David Chapman,
reason of his action was due to John Lennon had said “that
the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.” however, new music was released under the
original band name. The remaining Beatles played over songs Lennon had left on
tape. The singles “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” were
released as parts of albums featuring material from earlier Beatles recording
sessions. Much year’s later George Harrison died on November 29, 2001, in Los
Angeles, due to brain cancer. But that didn’t
stop both Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr continues to record.
The Beatles were a major influence not only in rock
and roll but also in the creation of modern popular music. The Beatles were
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.