The Beatles

Who are the
Beatles?

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", which is a term that describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward the British band. The phenomenon began in 1963 and continued past the band's breakup in 1970.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison went through a succession of drummers, most notably Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced what many consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).

After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

Their sound, rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways. They also pioneered recording techniques and explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock.

Tour

01.12.20 New York City, NY

01.19.20 Philidelphia, PA

02.15.20 Pittsburgh, PA

02.21.20 Washington D.C.

03.05.20 Pheonix, AZ

04.02.20 San Antonio, TX

04.10.20 Austin, TX

05.06.20 Dallas, TX

06.20.20 Jacksonville, FL

07.10.20 Boston, MA

Fans

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Constance/ 7:05pm

I’ve been listening to The Beatles for over 30 years, they have had an amazing career and I still remember when I went to their concert, I was 19 at the time. I still love their classic sound.

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Sarah/ 2:24am

I’m a recent fan because my parents always used to play their songs in the car but I never really listened. I heard “yellow submarine” in a store the other day and it made me remember those car rides with my parents at a young age.

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Jack/ 10:40am

The Beatles are literally my favorite people in the world! I’m so excited for their new tour because they’re coming to my city!!

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Phil/ 9:37pm

I’m not near any major city where they are touring currently but I plan to drive over three hours to see them in New York next week with some friends! I’m such a big fan and I can’t wait for this experience!

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Tom/ 4:46pm

I heard a song by them at a party the other day and had to Shazam it because I’ve never heard it before. I was hooked on their music all night after that so I am definetly excited to listen to more of their stuff.

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Jenny/ 11:55am

It is my life long dream to meet Paul! I have been to three concerts when I was younger and I still want to attend more! Couldn’t be happier that they are touring again! I will definetly be buying tickets!