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The Beatles

The Beatles was an English pop/rock band founded in 1961. It was composed of John Lennon (Liverpool, 1940-Nueva York, 1980), Paul McCartney (Liverpool, 1942), George Harrison (Liverpool, 1943) and Ringo Starr (Liverpool, 1940). It is hard to tell the exact date on which the band was created, but it was in the second half of the 1950s decade when John Lennon and his friend Peter Shotton (who left after some time) created a band named the Quarrymen. In 1957, Paul McCartney joined the group, and not long after George Harrison joined as well.
The Quarryman started playing in different places in Liverpool, and that is when the bass artist, Stuart Sutcliffe, joined the group. The name of the group changed a lot, from Johnny and the Moon dogs to animal names that were trending at that time. The first tour the band did was to Germany, where they performed in a local bar called Kaiserkeller. However, the tour did not last a lot because George Harrison was expelled from the country because he was not of age. Later, the bass artist Sutcliffe died, leaving the Beatles with its final members, John Lennon, Ringo Star, and Paul McCartney. In 1962, the music producer Brian Epstein heard the band performing at a bar in Liverpool called The Cavern and without hesitating, decided to hire them. After being rejected by numerous recording companies, the Beatles finally got a shot with Parlophone. The owner of the company, George Martin liked the band but told them to change the drummer, Peter Best, because of his lack of talent. Finally, the drummer of Roy Storm’s band, Ringo Star, accepted to join the band. The Beatles first single “Love Me Do” made it to the top of the charts in United Kingdom, followed the next year by “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” these reached honorable positions on…...

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