The Beatles

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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. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

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. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. 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.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful "Hot 100" artists; as of 2015, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, with all four being inducted individually as well from 1994 to 2015.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 My Bonnie Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers 4 5
1984 Gyllene ögonblick på Gröna Lund Various Artists 1
2008 Covers To Rock Your World Dragon Warriors 1
2009 24 ways upon the bells Christian Rivet 1
Beatles tapes II Early Beatles Mania: 1963-64 Various Artists 1
Deutsche Oldies 1964 Various Artists 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1964 Jolly What! England's Greatest Recording Stars: The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage Various Artists 2
1964 Let’s Do The Twist, Hully Gully, Slop, Surf, Locomotion, Monkey Various Artists 3 2
1969 No One's Gonna Change Our World Various Artists 1
1975 History of British Rock, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1976 The Best of George Harrison George Harrison 4 3
1983 Remember the 60’s, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1986 Now That's What I Call Music: The Summer Album Various Artists 5 1
1987 The Original Music From the 60's, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1987 The Rock ’n’ Roll Years 1960-1963 Various Artists 1
1988 The British Invasion: The History of British Rock Various Artists 9
1990 British Gold - 25 Great Hits Various Artists 1
1990 British Rock Various Artists 1
1991 All-Time Rock Various Artists 1
1991 La Fabuleuse Histoire du Rock Various Artists 1
1992 All the Best Of, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1992 All the Best Of, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1992 The Spirit of the 60s: 1963: The Hits Don't Stop Various Artists 1
1993 Rock Legends I Various Artists 1
1994 1963 - Die Stars - Die Hits - Die Facts Various Artists 1
1995 Rock and Roll Club, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1995 Rock and Roll Club, Volume 3 Various Artists 1
1995 Rock and Roll Club, Volume 5 Various Artists 1
1996 The Sixties Anthology, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 75 Rock and Roll Milestones, Volume 1 Various Artists 1
1997 The Ultimate Rock Collection: Gold and Platinum Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 4 Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 5. Various Artists 1
1998 A Pop Aranykora 6. Various Artists 1
1998 Geschichte der Pop Musik Various Artists 1
1999 Explosive Doowops, Volume 4 Various Artists 1
1999 50 Rock and Roll Milestones, Volume 2 Various Artists 1
1999 A música do século 6 Various Artists 1
1999 Pop & Rock Various Artists 1
1999 Skeive Skiver 2 Various Artists 1
2001 Classic Cuts Presents Party in a Box Various Artists 1
2001 Simply the Best of the 60's Various Artists 1
2001 Star-Club Oldies Various Artists 1
2001 The Complete Apple Singles Collection, Volume 1: 1968-1969 Various Artists 1
2003 Guitar Moods Various Artists 1
2003 101 Love Songs Various Artists 1
2004 The Best of the 1960's 70's 80's 90's Classic's Various Artists 6
2004 James Hyman Mix, Volume 2 James Hyman 1
2005 Instrumental Nuggets, Volume Two Various Artists 1
2005 Die Hit-Giganten: Hits der 60er Various Artists 1

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