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Liverpool, England (1960 – 1970)

The Beatles were an iconic rock group from Liverpool, England. They are frequently cited as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in modern history, with innovative music, a cultural impact that helped define the 1960s and an enormous influence on music that is still felt today. Currently, The Beatles are one of the two musical acts to sell more than 1 billion records, with only Elvis Presley having been able to achieve the same feat.

After conquering Europe, with successful tours to Germany and Sweden, the Beatles led the mid-1960s musical ‘British Invasion’ into the United States. Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle, the group explored a great variety of musical styles including Psychedelic Rock, Experimental, Ballads, Western and Indian Classical among others. Their clothes, hairstyles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.

Early on, the band consisted of George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. The band got its first major break playing in Hamburg, Germany, at some rather seedy nightclubs, beginning in 1960. While in Germany, they also met Klaus Voormann, who would later design the cover of the group’s 1966 album Revolver. Sutcliffe remained in Germany when the others returned to England and became engaged to fellow artist Astrid Kirchherr, only to die a few years later of a brain hemorrhage.

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  • Wotsthedeal

    why is everyone talking about taylor swift? In this shoutbox we should talk about the beatles and their members like Mick Jagger and Jimmy Page.

    Yesterday 4:09pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    v nice joke, pussycat. She's too talented for you. That's why you listen her all days and nights ;)

    Yesterday 2:03pm Reply
  • Opalescencia

    If you think that Taylor Swift is talentless you should leave last fm at this moment and shoot your head or put yourself into a meat mincer, syd.

    5 Jul 10:14pm Reply
  • KaueOdin

    horrível

    5 Jul 9:02pm Reply
  • mugiwara95

    imagine Kanye West saying to Taylor Swift "yo Taylor I'm really happy for you but Paul McCartney had one of the best bands of all time!"

    5 Jul 12:17pm Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    If you think Taylor Swift today is more popular than the most popular band in the history of music was when music meant a hell of a lot more to people than it does now and the music business wasn't on its ass, you are either ignorant or delusional.

    5 Jul 3:01am Reply
  • fernbom

    CoffeeCharlie: No, they never were on Spotify. (Except for a few songs, which probably shouldn't even be there at all.)

    2 Jul 4:02pm Reply
  • ladidavid

    Sgt Pepper Lonely Hearts Club is getting better all the time !

    2 Jul 11:49am Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    @InSearchOfTruth неужели так забомбило после моего комментария в рупоре Канька? лол I haven't problems. Your Taylor is talentless and greedy bitch. The situation with Apple Music confirms this. And of course she's ugly ;)

    2 Jul 11:09am Reply
  • CousinEarl

    Abbey Road has just hit 1,000,000 listeners. Wow.

    2 Jul 4:59am Reply
  • InSearchOfTruth

    v currently she has popularity as the Beatles back then...probably even more, because there is more people on earth now...you have problem with that? She play guitar, talented as hell, and far, far more sweeter than british fellas...not bad for a girl. :)

    1 Jul 3:51pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    v and Taylor Swift is better of course. Maybe she's the best thing that ever happened to music.

    1 Jul 11:30am Reply
  • InSearchOfTruth

    People who have this band as their top artist, highly in scrobbles over other artists, should leave last.fm this moment or reset their profiles....because they tend to imagine this is the best thing happend to music...and that people deserve some good lashing.

    1 Jul 10:06am Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    @GodofDeathMetal: last time I checked the nominees for that title are Pete Best, Stuart Sutcliffe, George Martin, Brian Epstein, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and odds-on favourite Yoko Ono.

    29 Jun 5:41pm Reply
  • Skream_Of_Soul

    говно

    29 Jun 3:07pm Reply
  • CoffeeCharlie

    Didn't they use to be on Spotify or am I just imagining things?

    29 Jun 2:13pm Reply
  • rodrigoprestes

    28 Jun 3:59pm Reply
  • MarcAwesome

    Yoko Ono > The Beatles

    25 Jun 7:17pm Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    Yay I got 2 answers! :)

    25 Jun 3:48am Reply
  • Andrey_Sav6666

    GodofDeathMetal Who was the 5th Beatle? Billy Preston :)

    23 Jun 2:51pm Reply
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