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Photograph of The Beatles as they arrive in New York City in 1964
Original ABBEY ROAD photo corrected and cleaned with a Beetle car added (31 March 2007)

The Beatles were a highly successful and popular British rock band from Liverpool, England. They are widely regarded as the most influential rock band in history and are known world-wide. The Beatles continue to be a major influence on music well into the 21st century, having sold over a billion records overall. The Beatles paved the way for new musical styles and influenced cultural revolutions in the 1960s and 1970s. The members of the most famous line-up of The Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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The Beatles is the ninth official U.K. album and the fifteenth U.S. album by The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is more commonly known as The White Album as it has no text other than the band's name (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve. The album was the first The Beatles undertook following the death of their manager Brian Epstein. Originally entitled A Doll's House, the title was changed when the British progressive band Family released an album earlier that year bearing a similar title.

In 1997, The Beatles was named the 10th greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 1998, Q magazine readers placed it at number 17, while in 2000 the same magazine placed it at number 7 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2001, the TV network VH1 named it as the 11th greatest album ever. In 2006, the album was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best albums of all time. It was ranked number 10 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles is The Beatles' best-selling album at 19-times platinum and the tenth-best-selling album of all time in the United States.

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12 Arnold Grove, Liverpool. The house where George Harrison was born and lived until he was 7.
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12 Arnold Grove, Liverpool. The house where George Harrison was born and lived until he was 7.

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24 November

  • Pete Best was born 70 years ago today (1941)

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And I said, "Why not? It's the truth! Why can't I say I'm a Beatles fan?" I used to get criticized for that.
Buck Owens (1929 – 2006)
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"All My Loving" featured on the album With The Beatles, but was never released as a single. Paul McCartney came up with the lyrics while shaving, and originally intended it to be a poem - this is one of the few Lennon/McCartney songs to have the lyrics thought of before the tune.

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The Beatles' personnel

The Beatles

John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr

Stuart Sutcliffe
Pete Best

Brian Epstein
George Martin

Neil Aspinall
Mal Evans

Apple Corps

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Studio albums

The Beatles discography


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Please Please Me - 1963
With The Beatles - 1963
Beatles for Sale - 1964


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Introducing... The Beatles - 1964
Meet The Beatles! - 1964
The Beatles' Second Album - 1964


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Beatlemania! With The Beatles - 1963
Twist and Shout - 1964
The Beatles' Long Tall Sally - 1964


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Something New - 1964
Beatles '65 - 1964
The Early Beatles - 1965
Beatles VI - 1965
Yesterday and Today - 1966
Magical Mystery Tour - 1967


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A Hard Day's Night - 1964
Help! - 1965
Rubber Soul - 1965
Revolver - 1966
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - 1967
The Beatles (The White Album) - 1968
Yellow Submarine - 1969
Abbey Road - 1969
Let It Be - 1970

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"Something"

"The Long and Winding Road"

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