Music is the greatest thing which connects people all over the world. It hasn’t nationality or citizenship. It’s a common human property.
Some may say that they are four young long-haired hooligans singing primitive rock’n’roll tunes
The others may put them in the same rank with the greatest composers, such as Mozart, Beethoven and Bach
Still the others may call them outstanding pacifists, philosophers and optimists
They are four boys from Liverpool, who decided to play and sing together.
15 years of joint life and work, several concerts at the greatest TV-studios, concert-halls and stadiums of the World, some more than 200 songs and…
…and the super-popularity which doesn’t fade away after so many years…
Rebels and idols, clowns and villains, magicians, quarrelers and spiritual leaders…
They are THE BEATLES. Have you never heard of them?
John Lennon was just 17 when he formed his first band, The Quarry men.
In 1957 Lennon met Paul McCartney and invited him to join his group
McCartney introduced to Lennon his friend and former classmate, George Harrison and he joined the group
In 1960 drummer Pete Best and bassist Stu Sutcliffe joined to the group
They went through a lot of names before settling on The Beatles.
The Quarrymen in Hamburg, 1960
In June 1962, after Stu had gone the band auditioned for Parlophone Records producer George Martin
Ringo Starr, the drummer of another popular Liverpool band was recruited to replace Best.
In September, 1962, the band's first single, "Love Me Do" was released, eventually reaching #17 in the UK.
Their first album, Please Please Me was released in the UK in March 1963.
Their second album, With The Beatles became only the second album ever to sell a million copies in the UK
Vee Jay Records obtained the US rights to most of the songs from Please Please Me and released them on an album titled Introducing ... The Beatles in January 1964.
On Ed Sullivan's show
In New Zealand and Australia their arrival was greeted by a crowd estimated at more than 300,000.
The first Beatles movie, A Hard Day's Night was released in 1964.
The Fab Four became Members of the Order of the British Empire
Lennon set off a huge wave of record burning protests when he suggested in an interview that "Christianity is dying" and that the Beatles "are more popular than Jesus now."
In August 1966, the band made what would turn out to be its last public performance lasting barely over a half hour.
Their third feature film, Magical Mystery Tour, start in 1967
The band spent the first part of 1968 in India, studying transcendental meditation under the tutelage of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The band's last performance together outside the studio came in January 1969.
Their last recording session (for Abbey Road) followed in August.
In September 1969, Lennon told the band that he was leaving.
This band, their great music means a lot for me. And not only for me. Many people all over the world love Beatles. So I can say with sure that they are still existing because their music will never die!