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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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  • donodii

    Kanye W could only hope to ever have 1% of the talent these guys have.

    39 minutes ago Reply
  • jakubju

    ♥ - that's all of my comment

    yesterday evening Reply
  • LoveisInfinite

    https://soundcloud.com/latarnie-montpellier/julia-the-beatles-cover

    Yesterday 3:23pm Reply
  • Lidiss1995

    "WANTED": The Beatles (the true Beatles..) in Spotify.

    Yesterday 2:50pm Reply
  • jongudni7

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67WGiwkl8lo awesome Come Together video

    Yesterday 11:55am Reply
  • DavidSmith98

    no one comes close.

    30 Jul 7:41pm Reply
  • MachineCoil

    v and vvv: gr8 b8 m8 8/8

    30 Jul 7:11pm Reply
  • Blue_Fatty

    It's like listening to 4 Justin Biebers with instruments.

    30 Jul 6:49am Reply
  • doowniwevets

    Paul and Ringo probably hate Spotify's mistagging too, that's why. [2]

    29 Jul 11:51pm Reply
  • barbwireboy2

    Just a quick reminder that Kanye West has over 500,000 listeners more than The Beatles, and is more influential and creative than they ever were or will be :)

    29 Jul 9:01pm Reply
  • MrCuckoo

    Forever carrying that weight.

    29 Jul 3:55am Reply
  • vsyncci

    omg pls com 2 brazil :O

    28 Jul 8:22pm Reply
  • Bastard1

    Paul and Ringo probably hate Spotify's mistagging too, that's why.

    28 Jul 7:50pm Reply
  • cenkdemirkiran

    27 Jul 8:09pm Reply
  • losangelesdj

    Rock on. Shot out from Rancho Cucamonga

    27 Jul 7:13pm Reply
  • borgy

    The Beatles licensed their music for iTunes years ago. That exclusivity would be over now. Who ever owns the rights can clearly see Spotify is dodgy.

    27 Jul 12:11am Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    я, конечно, не фанат битлов, люблю пару-тройку десятков их шедевров, но ПОЧЕМУ ТВОЮ МАТЬ когда я захожу на их страницу ЛАСТ не отображает число скробблингов сего исполнителя? А если серьёзно, то мне пофиг, просто небольшой баг. А группа великая

    26 Jul 10:12pm Reply
  • prttyvisitors

    ALL YOU NEED IS BLOOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [2]

    26 Jul 8:13pm Reply
  • El_Salvador7

    The Beatles sold the exclusive rights of their digital audio to iTunes a couple years back. This is a well documented fact. This is the reason why their digital audio is not available legally anywhere else.

    26 Jul 1:50pm Reply
  • borgy

    @El_Salvador7, It may be legal but their royalties are criminal. The only reason they're not on there is because they don't have to be. Most their fans are old and still buy physical products. Apple Corps owns the rights to all their recorded output and hasn't licensed their music for Spotify, simple as that. Apple computer has no say in their digital audio distribution choices.

    26 Jul 11:46am Reply
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