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History of The Beatles

 

 

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John Lennon..2

 

Paul McCartney.5

 

George Harrison10

 

Ringo Starr..14

 

Early beginnings... 15

 

The Beatlemania years.17

 

The psychedelic years..18

 

The studio years.....20

 

Breakup.22

 

The end of touring.22

 

Brian Epstein's death...24

 

Beatles Ltd.....24

 

The Get Back Sessions24

 

Neglect of George Harrison's songs...25

 

After the breakup...25

 

Personnel.27

 

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Songs.29

 

Photos32

 

 

 

 

The Beatles were a hugely successful band, consisting of John Lennon,

Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), with

global sales exceeding 1.3 billion albums (as of 2004). This article

covers The Beatles' extensive history from their earliest beginnings in

the 1950s until their breakup and beyond.

 

John Lennon

 

John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940 in Liverpool, England, to

Alfred Lennon and Julia Stanley Lennon. His full name was John Winston

Ono Lennon. Early in his life he suffered the loss of both his parents,

when his father left the family to become a seaman, and his mother,

unable to care for a child on her own, decided to leave him in the hands

of his aunt, Mimi. This early feeling of abandonment was to mark John

for the rest of his life, and his fear of rejection can be heard in his

lyrics, from his early work with The Beatles, all the way up to his

pleading 1970's track "Mother. (John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band).

 

With his aunt, Lennon experienced a quiet and undisturbed working

class upbringing that left him with many happy memories. Some of these

would later result in some of his best work. (Strawberry fields forever,

the masterpiece single released before Sgt. Pepper was based upon his

childhood recollections of happiness). Ever since his early childhood

his artistic side found a way up to the surface of his personality and

young Lennon began to express himself through sketches and artwork. A

few of his teachers were impressed with his work, and suggested The

Liverpool art school for the boy. Although John Lennon was (even by his

own admission) a "child genius", he decided for this option, over a

regular academic schedule. During this period, at fifteen years of

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