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The most successful band in history!
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The Beatles Facts
Origin: Liverpool, England
Genres: Rock, pop
Years active: 1960-1970 (Partial reunion: 1994-1995)
Members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr
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The Beatles are the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed band in the history of popular music.
Estimated by EMI, The Beatles have over one billion discs and tapes worldwide.
The Beatles where the leaders of the so called British Invasion, with their catchy Rock n Roll infused Pop they took America by storm, creating hysteria everywhere they went.
On the 29th of August 1966 The Beatles played their last live show, it was held at the Candlestick Park in San Fransisco, U.S.
Performing with only a Vox AC30 each, it has famously been a landmark, as modern touring was invented 15 minutes after this show.
Among The Beatles hits you’d find: A Hard Days Night, She Loves You, Help, Let It Be, Blackbird, A Day In The Life, Michelle, Live And Let Die, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude and Strawberry Fields.
McCartney paired Bach with Donovan and found Blackbird!
Blackbird was written by Paul McCartney after he woke up by a bird at 6 in the morning in India.
Other inspirations where Johann Sebastian Bachs Bouree and Jason Donovan’s picking pattern.
Released on The White Album (used as slang, it was simply called The Beatles, printed on a white cover) in 1968 it instantly became yet another classic to add to Beatles immense hit parade.
Following up the legendary St Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band a year earlier, the days when John Lennon claimed The Beatles to be “bigger than Jesus” were long gone.
The Beatles had gone from being the first boy-band ever to the most respected act in the industry.
White Album Success
The White Album sold a staggering 19 x Platinum in the U.S alone and charted #1 in 6 countries.
In the spirit of true British humor, The Beatles would give journalists different answers to the same question, constantly pushing the envelope of what they would print.
Today these stories have managed to get into such serious environments as Wikipedia.
According to Wikipedia, ‘Blackbird’ is quoted to be a song Paul wrote whilst in Scotland, seeing racial tension escalate in America he sang “blackbird fly”, referring to that black women should get out of there.
Lennon would have been in stitches if he knew!
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There are hundreds of books written about the Beatles, I recommend you start with The Beatles: The Authorised Biography.