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The Beatles: Life and Career

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The Beatles: Life and Career
Many names come to mind when you think of rock music in the 60’s, but there’s always one group in that list that have made as big of an impact as The Beatles. They’re one of the most known and controversial groups in the history of rock music. The Beatles were risk takers bringing a new sound to an already changing era of music. Their risks paid off making them one of, if not, the biggest rock group to ever take the stage. The popularity of their music exceeds their music generation as they have millions of fans still buying their music. They went from small band gigs to packed concerts with thousands of screaming fans. Through the struggles they faced, the Beatles stood the tests of time.
The early 1940’s in Liverpool, England mark the date and place where the destiny of the Beatles would begin. This is the time when Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr or “The Fab Four” were born. Growing up each of them had an undying interest in music. For eighteens years these four men continued to learn more and more about music and gained the skills to make their own. Then the day came when all of their unintentional “training” for the biggest step in their lives came. In July of 1957, in Liverpool, Paul McCartney met John Lennon. Both were teenagers. Paul impressed John with his mastered skill on the acoustic guitar, and was invited to join Lennon's group, The Quarrymen. George Harrison joined them in February of 1958. By 1959 they were playing regular gigs at a club called The Casbah. They went through various other band members including the son of the owner of the Casbah, drummer Peter Best, but not all would stick around. John Lennon dreamed up the band's final name, The Beatles, a mix of beat with beetle. A year later, in !960, the Beatles began touring in Germany where they were joined by Ringo Starr. The Beatles made their first studio work for singer Tony Sheridan's recordings for the German Polydor label, however, in the credits the band's name was changed to, The Beat Brothers. They were paid five pounds for their first show, which later advanced to three hundred pounds per show in 1963. By mid 1965 The Beatles gave 262 shows at the Cavern in Liverpool. In November...

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Date:   04/15/2013

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