In the 1960’s The Beatles a group from Liverpool, England invaded the USA known as the British Invasion. The group included Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Star; they would become the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. Selling over a billion records internationally The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums and EPs that made it to number one on the charts.
In 1957 John Lennon and Paul McCartney met in grammar School, at the time John Lennon had a group called the Quarrymen in which he later included Paul McCartney. A few days later young guitarist George Harrison was also include into the band. The Quarrymen went through a progression of names, including “Johnny and the Moondogs” and “Long John and The Beatles”. Sutcliffe suggested the name “The Beetles” as a tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Lennon’s first wife, Cynthia Lennon, suggested that Lennon came up with the name The Beatles at a “brainstorming session over a beer-soaked table in the Renshaw Hall bar.
In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Artist of All Time. According to Rolling Stone Magazine The Beatles helped shape the 1960’s and their influence on pop culture is still evident today.
Today all of The Beatles music has been digitally re-mastered and with today’s technology you can easily find any of their music at any online MP3 store. With the many albums and songs created by the Beatles the search for music is endless and memorable.[ad_2]
Source by Lissette Robaina