The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in As pioneers in recording , songwriting and artistic presentation, the Beatles revolutionised many aspects of the music industry and were often publicised as leaders of the era's youth and sociocultural movements. Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney , the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over three years from , initially with Stuart Sutcliffe playing bass. The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, together since , went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best , before asking Starr to join them in Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their domestic success after their first hit, " Love Me Do ", in late As their popularity grew into the intense fan frenzy dubbed " Beatlemania ", the band acquired the nickname "the Fab Four", with Epstein, Martin and other members of the band's entourage sometimes given the informal title of " fifth Beatle ". By early , the Beatles were international stars, leading the " British Invasion " of the United States pop market and breaking numerous sales records.
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles final album, Let It Be.
We will continue to monitor the situation. Find out more information on all our safety guidelines by clicking the link below. Welcome to the award-winning The Beatles Story, the world's largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles. Be transported on an incredible immersive journey as we tell the story of how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled to the dizzy heights of fame and fortune from their humble childhood beginnings. Replicas of the Casbah, Mathew Street, Abbey Road Studios and The Cavern authentically capture the early '60s, allowing you to personally experience the very places that helped make The Beatles the greatest band in the world. With special exhibitions, authentic memorabilia and exclusive photographs, there's all this and much more at this award-winning attraction. Visit the Fab4 Store for clothing, gifts, books, music and much more. The Discovery Zone at The Beatles Story provides the ideal educational day out for your primary school. Here at the Beatles Story we welcome enquiries from media all over the world.
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The 5-minute special look is available to fans worldwide on TheBeatles. Read more. Growing up in the s, musician and composer Nitin Sawhney was aware of George Harrison and his interest in Indian classical music, particularly his close connection with Ravi Shankar. Was this LP, written in the latter years of the s already out of date in , or was it in fact ahead of its time, with its heart-felt lyrics and religious themes? Peace and love.