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The history of The Beatles




The Beatles are a British pop and rock band in the 1960s consisting of four members - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. All grew up in Liverpool and met through music.

McCartney and Lennon first met because of a mutual friend at a community festival where John Lennon was performing with his band. They ended up singing together. John Lennon described the meeting of all the band members as follows: He met Paul and asked him to join his band, then came George and then Ringo. Before making it big in 1960, they only played in the basement bars of Liverpool. From August 17, 1960, the fame around them started very slowly. A German nightclub operator was looking for English bands and asked the organizer of the clubs in Liverpool, who introduced them to the Beatles. From then on, the Beatles had many gigs in the German city of Hamburg, but they had to share the stage with other musicians. This is how they met, among others, Ringo Starr, the drummer who would later play with the Beatles. Due to a suspicion of a crime they had to leave Germany for a short time. In 1961 they returned. On July 22 and 23, the first songs were recorded together with Tony Sheridan, resulting in the first record by the Beatles. Brian Epstein (owner of a recording studio) encountered increased demand for this record. He sought out the Beatles and asked to be their manager, an offer they gladly accepted. Brian helped them to get their first record contract in 1962. Through George Martin (producer), the drummer was replaced by Ringo Starr.


On October 5, the first single "Love me do" was released, followed by the single "Please please me". Both of them became number one hits. All further singles were also very well received in England and soon in all other European countries. The fan base grew rapidly. In 1964/65 two films "A hard days night" and "Help" were released. As time went by, their music also became more and more sophisticated. Soon it became technically impossible to perform live and also the screaming fans, which grew more and more, did not make it easy and as a result, it was decided to record only in studios. The next project was to be a worldwide television program in which they participated with the song "All you need is love". The song was considered an anthem from then on.

After the death of the manager Bryan Epstein in 1967, they tried to manage themselves and founded the company "Apple Corp". Their career was a bit shaky at first and they began to develop musically in different directions. Despite this, they continued to work on albums. In 1969, however, there was a slow drifting apart of the Beatles after John Lennon and George Harisson started with individual projects. In 1970, however, still, previously created projects appeared. After that, the individual careers for Paul and Ringo also break up. Thus the band was broken up.

John Lennon was shot by a fan in New York on December 8, 1980, at the age of 40. In 1995 another project was started with the 3 Beatles, from which unpublished songs appeared as well as 2000 an album with all bestsellers of the band, which again makes it to the number one spot. On November 29, 2001, George Harrison (58) dies of cancer and it becomes clear that the Beatles will never exist again. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr continue their solo carrier to these days.

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