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 musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques 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, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their 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 the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the 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.

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. According to the RIAA, the Beatles are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful "Hot 100" artists; as of 2016, 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. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015. They were also collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Get Back Sessions 1
1989 In the Beginning... 1
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 3 2
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 4 2
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 5 2
1989 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 6 2
1990 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 7 1
1990 Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 8 1
1991 Acetates 1
1991 Get Back and 22 Other Songs 2
1991 The Decca Tapes 1
1991 The Original Decca Tapes & Cavern Club Rehearsals 1
1991 Unsurpassed Demos 1
1991 Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 5 (1969) 1
1992 Hodge-Podge 1
1992 Nothing Is Real: The Making of "Strawberry Fields Forever" 1
1992 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 2: All Things Must Pass 1
1993 Arrive Without Aging 1
1993 Leave My Kitten All Alone 1
1994 Across the Universe 1
1994 More Sweet Apples: Unpublished Songs and Alternative Versions 1966-69 1
1994 No. 3 Abbey Road NW8 1
1994 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 3: All Things Must Pass, Part 2: Acoustic Set 1
1994 The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 5: The Auction Tapes 1
1994 The Get Back Journals, Volume 3 1
1994 The Lost Pepperland Reel: And Other Rarities 1
1994 The Sweetest Apples 1
1995 Studio 2 Sessions at Abbey Road, Volume 1 1
1996 Let It Be Sessions 1
1998 Acoustic Masterpieces: The Esher Demos 1
1999 Abbey Road Video Show 1
1999 Another Sessions... Plus 1
1999 From Kinfauns to Chaos 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 1: "That Means a Lot" 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 2: "Los Paranoias" 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 3: "She Loves You" 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 4: "How Do You Do It?" 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 5: "Odds & Ends" 1
1999 John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 6: "Abbey Road Video Show" 1
1999 Pepperland 1
1999 Revolving 1
1999 The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1
1999 The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1
1999 Turn Me On Dead Man: The John Barrett Tapes 1
2000 Another Tracks Of: With the Beatles! '63 1
2000 Give Apple a Chance: The Beatles 1971 1
2000 The Alternate Abbey Road 1
2000 The Other Way of Crossing: Abbey Road Outtakes 1
2000 Thirty Days: The Ultimate Get Back Sessions Collection 1
2001 New Year's Day 1
2001 Strawberry Lane 1
2002 A-Cam + B-Cam: Stereo at Twickenham, Jan. 3rd, 1969 1
2002 Acetates 1
2004 The Days in Their Life, Volume 1 1
2004 Yesterday Mixes... Today 1
2005 Tokyo Highway 66 1
A Dolls House: 25 More White Album Mixes 1
A Hard Day's Night (Deluxe) 1
A-B Road 1-23-69 1
Abbey Road Companion 1
Alternative Revolver 1
Beatles for Sale (Deluxe) 1
Control Room Monitor Mixes 1
Get Back 2nd Mix 1
Get Back Sessions Anthology 1
Help! (Deluxe) 1
Kinfauns 1
Primal Colours 1
Raw Energy 1
Revolution 1
The Complete Decca Audition 1
The Decca Auditions 1
The Decca Tapes 1
The Get Back Sessions 1
The Help! Sessions 1
The Help! Sessions 1
The Lost Anthology, Volume 4 1
The Peter Sellers Tape 1
The Recording Sessions, Volume 3 1
The Silver Beatles 1
White Sessions 1

Other + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1985 Silver Beatles 1
2009 Abbey Road 1
2011 Radio-Active, Volume 4 1

Other + Interview

Year Title RatingReleases
1964 Open-End Interview 1
1964 The Beatles' Story 3
1992 Interview Disc 2
1995 Rare Photos & Interview CD, Vol. 1 1 1
1996 Rare Photos & Interview CD, Vol. 2 1 1
1996 Rare Photos & Interview CD, Vol. 3 1
2005 Uncut: The Beatles: Press Conferences 1964-1966 1
2007 The Ballad of John and Yoko 1
'Quote' Unquote: The Sixties Interviews 1
Beatlemania 1
Interview Picture Disc, Volume 2 1
Interviews 1 1
The Beatles Talk Downunder, Volume 1 1
West Coast Invasion 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1993 Posters, Incense And Strobe Candles 1

Broadcast + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1963 1963-10-24: The Beatles Popgrupp Fran Liverpool Pa Besök I Stockholm: Karlaplan Studios, Stockholm, Sweden 1

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