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The Beatles

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John Lennon

Ringo Starr

Paul Mc Cartney

George Harrison

Who are they?

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The group members were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Where were they from?

How did they get their name?

As John Lennon liked playing with words, he explained why they chose that name in a 1964 interview: “It was beat and beetles and when you said it, people thought of crawly things, and when you read it, it was beat music.”

Most people say that, as they started as a beat band, that's why they called themselves "The Beatles"

John Lennon

He was born in 1940 in Liverpool, EnglandHe learned how to play the banjo and the pianoHe passed away on December 8, 1980

Paul Mc Cartney

He was born in 1942in Liverpool, EnglandHis dad encouraged him to learn how to play musical instrumentsHe learned how to play the Spanish guitar, the trumpet and the piano

Ringo Starr

He was born in 1940 in Liverpool, EnglandHe became famous as he was a great drummerHis dad bought him a drum kit to get interested in musicHe was ill for a long time so he missed school and finally dropped out of high school

George Harrison

He was born in 1943 in Liverpool, EnglandHe was the youngest child of fourHe didn't like school and was mostly interested in the electric guitar and rock n' roll

In February 1963 their song, "Please Please Me", reached the number 1 position on the British charts. This was the first of a record 15 British number 1 singles.

THEIR FIRST SUCCESS!

They first went to the United States in 1964. They were met at the airport by thousands of screaming American teenagers. The Beatles were so popular that they were attacked by screaming fans all over the world. The effect they had on their fans was known as 'Beatlemania'.

WORLD WIDE FAMOUS!!

It reached No. 1 on February 1, 1964 and spent 15 weeks on the charts.

It reached No. 1 on November 29, 1969, and spent 16 weeks on the charts

It was The Beatles' number one hit that spent the longest on the charts. It reached No. 1 on September 28, 1968, and spent 19 weeks on the charts.

"Hey Jude"

"I Want to Hold Your Hand"

"Come Together"

From pop to rock they kept changing their writing ,recording and visual style. They started a REVOLUTION!They recorded 12 albums and21 of the top 50 most covered songs of all time are Beatles songs.That's why people say that they are the most influentialband of all time!

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BAND

The Beatles are the best-selling music band of all time, selling 600 million records worldwide. The band won 7 Grammy Awards, 4 Brit Awards, and an Oscar Academy Award (for Best Original Song Score for the 1970 film Let It Be)

RECORD WINNERS!!

In 1970 the Beatles broke up and started their individual musical career

On December 8, 1980, Lennon passed away

George Harrison passed in 2001.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Only Ringo Starr and Paul Mc Cartney are alive today