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Essay title: The Beatles

The Beatles to this day are one of the most famous and

popular rock 'n roll groups in the world. The Beatles

include George Harrison, John Lennon(1940-1980), Paul

McCartney, and Richard Starkey(Ringo Starr). All of the

Beatles where born and raised in Liverpool, England. John

Lennon was considered the leader of the band. George

Harrison was the lead guitarist. John Lennon was a song

writer, one of the two lead singers, and rhythm guitarist.

Paul McCartney was a song writer, one of the two lead

singers, and a bassist. Ringo Starr played the drums. John

Lennon's first band was called the Quarrymen (named after

his High School). None of the three Beatles were in this

band. Paul joined the group in 1957 and Harrison joined in

1958. They played with bass guitarist Sut Sutcliffe, and

Pete Best, a drummer. Sutcliffe left in 1961 and Ringo

Starr joined the band. Pete Best was asked to leave the

band on April 16, 1962. He was considered the Beatles

undisputed sex symbol. The Beatles were discovered on

November 9, 1961 by Brian Epstein, a manager of a

record store in Liverpool as well as an x British Army

soldier. The Beatles first two song were "Love Me Do" and

"Please, Please Me." The Beatles starred in two movies, "A

Hard Days Night," and "Help." They also had their own full

length cartoon called "Yellow Submarine." The movie "A

Hard Days Night" earned 1.3 million dollars in its first

week. The Beatles early music was influenced by singers

Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. In November of 1963 the

Beatles performed in front of the Queen of England. This

was an incredible honor. By the end of 1963 the Beatles

were the biggest music group in England. The Beatles came

to New York City for the first time in 1964. They were an

instant success. A couple of weeks later after their New

York appearance, the five best selling records were by the

Beatles. They became world famous by the end of 1964.

Also in 1964 the song "I Want To Hold Your Hand"


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