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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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  • MCMLXIV

    COME TO BRAZIL!!!

    7 hours ago Reply
  • StankDank

    <-----THE BEATLES NUMBER TWO FAN

    27 Jul 3:53pm Reply
  • ribe94

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE49bsxGTFM AMAZING!

    26 Jul 4:09pm Reply
  • zvoytfsk21

    It doesn't matter which version Paul prefers, The Long and Winding Road's lines of 1970 album are better.

    24 Jul 8:42am Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    @El_Salvador7 cool answer, that sounds accurate.

    24 Jul 2:29am Reply
  • CoffeeCharlie

    @fernbom: Ah. I guess it's those few songs on there, that you mentioned, I've imagined as their whole music library, then. Thanks. :) (Pardon the lateness of me noticing your reply.)

    23 Jul 11:23am Reply
  • gwiezdzistanoc

    Magical Mystery Tour = life

    21 Jul 9:42pm Reply
  • Bychkowski

    @GhostHaunted что же, надеюсь, что это действительно из-за наплыва любителей попа, а не из-за общей тенденции)

    21 Jul 9:30pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    К слову, Майкл Джексон на 54 месте здесь. Т.е. люди сейчас слушают именно то, что модно в данное время и звучит из каждого утюга ;)

    21 Jul 12:50pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    @Bychkowski речь же шла именно про топ ласта? Просто сейчас этот сайт атаковали в основном фанаты поп-музыки. А большинство современных подростков даже не знают про Битлз или не интересуются ими.

    21 Jul 12:46pm Reply
  • mugiwara95

    Paul come back to Brazil

    21 Jul 1:55am Reply
  • Bychkowski

    @GhostHaunted и тем не менее продержались же 40 лет после распада в самом верху) Интересно то, почему тенденция задалась именно сейчас, ведь и раньше были опережающие их поп-идолы, типа того же Джексона в 80-е и 90-е годы.

    20 Jul 10:36pm Reply
  • zvoytfsk21

    Many times I've been alone and many times I've cried. Anyway, you'll never know the many ways I've tried.

    20 Jul 6:56pm Reply
  • GhostHaunted

    @Bychkowski я думаю не сложно догадаться, увидев Рианну на первом месте ;)

    20 Jul 3:10pm Reply
  • hessel-z

    "Please come to Brazil" LOL

    20 Jul 12:56pm Reply
  • Bychkowski

    Когда ласт только появился, битлы стабильно входили в первую десятку чарта, пару лет назад они держались в хвосте первой двадцатки, теперь только 57 место. И наглядная тенденция к тому, что их слушает все меньше людей. Интересно, с чем это связано?

    19 Jul 9:17pm Reply
  • presuicider

    Nigdy nie przestane kochać muzyki tych cholerników :D

    18 Jul 4:59pm Reply
  • KingofKings21

    That shoutbox is fucking shit. Period.

    16 Jul 2:47pm Reply
  • Salvolution

    Please come to Brazil (3)

    16 Jul 1:19pm Reply
  • Igor2010

    Please come to Brazil (2)

    16 Jul 3:13am Reply
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