Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Beatles

Today I decided to talk about a band that everybody knows. First reason, I need more visits and I guess that Beatles could be a good choice. Second I appreciate a lot quality in rock bands whatever their ages (they can be 50s, 60s,70s, 80s, 90s, etc). I see a lot of that in this band, which is the main reason for being well-known as they are. Songs like Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Love Me Do, Michelle, Black Bird, Yesterday and Let It Be will always be remembered.

Now I’m going to introduce the “The Beatles” members:
John Lennon - rhythm guitar, vocals
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, vocals
George Harrison - lead guitar, vocals
Ringo Starr - drums, vocals

The Beatles were an English rock and pop group formed in Liverpool in 1960 who became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. They change all world with their clothes, style and statements turned them trend-setters, influencing a lot social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.
The single "Love Me Do" achieved UK chart success in late 1962. They attracted fervent interest, termed "Beatlemania". They made tours of all Europe until 1963, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" US chart success. Their popularity had being growing more and more! Of course as all rock bands in the world they had some problems, for example, in 1966 the group found themselves mired in controversy, including widespread antipathy in the US after a magazine published a quote from Lennon's remarks on Christianity and in 1967, Epstein died from an overdose of a prescription drug. Increasingly dominated by conflict, which causes were a disagreement about the appointment of a new financial adviser, the group disintegrated in 1970. All four members embarked upon successful solo careers. Nearly four decades after the breakup, Beatles music continues to be popular, and recently (September 2009) saw the release of a newly remastered discography as well as the video game The Beatles: Rock Band.
The Beatles are the artists with more sold albums in United States and are considered by Rolling Stone magazine as number one in its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence on pop culture is still evident today. The Beatles were collectively included in Time magazine's list of The Most Important People of the 20th Century

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