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A Brief History of The Beatles

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The world's most famous band

When a 15-year-old Paul McCartney met a 16-year-old John Lennon in 1957, the world was about to be turned upside down.

Lennon invited McCartney to play the rhythm guitar in his skiffle band, The Quarrymen. Later, the band was joined by George Harrison and original bass player Stuart S...

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Allan Williams was the Beatles' first manager. After a string of shows at The Cavern Club, Brian Epstein spotted the band and became their official manager in 1962.

Initially, Decca Records rejected the band, and instead, Epstein signed the band to EMI's Parlophone label. In June, the firs...

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In 1963, The Beatles recorded their first LP, Please Please Me, a hit that quickly rose to number 1. European tours followed with thousands of fans filling the streets. The reaction was described as Beatlemania.

The Beatles landed in the USA in 1964, and their first US television ...

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The Beatles: Live music concerts

Live music concerts were held at stadiums in America, including a show in 1965 at Shea Stadium, to a record 55,600 fans. But after four years of constant recording, touring, and more than 1,400 live appearances, life finally started to take its toll. The last performance was at Candlestick Park, ...

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Cracks in the unity of The Beatles became apparent after the death of Brian Epstein, with members leaving and returning. Yet, The Beatles still managed to occupy number 1 with four of their releases in the UK and five in the US.

Their final performance was on the rooftops of Apple Corps on...

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