- The Beatles were an english rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960
- They are one of the most commercially successful acts in the history of music
The Beatles band members:
John Lennon (1940-1980)
Lennon was shot dead by a schizophrenic fan.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were one of the most succesful teamwriting duo of the century.
Together they wrote various tracks from "Let It Be" to "Ticket To Ride"
Paul McCartney (Sir) (1942-)
Singer, songwriter and guitarist for The Beatles
In 1957 Paul McCartney was invited to join John Lennon's band The Quarrymen. Eventually George Harrison and Ringo Starr joined and the new band became The Beatles
Throughout the 1980s and '90s McCartney continued to record and perform, and was awarded the MBE in 1997, making him Sir Paul McCartney
George Harrison (1943-2001)
George Harrison joined John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1957, playing guitar for The Quarrymen. By 1962 the group had added Ringo Starr and become The Beatles
Several of The Beatles' most famous songs were written by Harrison, including "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" and "Something."
In 1999 he was stabbed and wounded in his home by an obsessed fan. Harrison died in November 2001 after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Ringo Starr (1940-)
Ringo Starr played drums with Rory Storm and The Hurricanes from 1959 until 1962, when he replaced Pete Best permanently as a member of The Beatles
Together with John Lennon, George Harrison and Paul McCartney, Ringo became world famous
The History of The Beatles can be found here, this is one their official website: http://www.thebeatles.com/#/history/Introduction
Apple Records is a record label founded by The Beatles themselves in 1968, as a division of Apple Corps Ltd. Allen Klein ran the label in 1969, it was then run by Neil Aspinall on behalf of the four Beatles, he then retired in 2007 and was replaced by Jeff Jones.
Sony ATV own the rights to The Beatles records.