The Beatles

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John Lennon

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With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.
John Winston Ono Lennon (born John Winston Lennon, 9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an English singer, songwriter and peace activist who gained worldwide fame as the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles.

Paul McCartney

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With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles.

George Harrison

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With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.
George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.

Ringo Starr

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With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.

Cultural impact of the Beatles

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With a line-up comprising John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they are often regarded as the most influential band of all time.
The English rock band the Beatles are commonly regarded as the foremost and most influential act in popular music history.

Counterculture of the 1960s

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The group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
This embrace of creativity is particularly notable in the works of British Invasion bands such as the Beatles and filmmakers whose works became far less restricted by censorship.

Recording practices of the Beatles

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They also pioneered recording techniques and explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock.
The studio practices of the Beatles evolved during the 1960s, and in some cases, influenced the way popular music was recorded.

Pete Best

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The core trio of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, who had been together since 1958, went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them in 1962.
Randolph Peter Best (born Randolph Peter Scanland; 24 November 1941) is an English musician known as having been the Beatles' drummer prior to their achieving worldwide fame.

Brian Epstein

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Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their domestic success after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962.
Brian Samuel Epstein (19 September 1934 – 27 August 1967) was an English music entrepreneur who discovered and managed the Beatles.

Stuart Sutcliffe

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Led by the band's primary songwriters, Lennon and McCartney, the Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, initially with Stuart Sutcliffe playing bass.
Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe (23 June 1940 – 10 April 1962) was a Scottish painter and musician best known as the original bass guitarist for the Beatles.

Fifth Beatle

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As their popularity grew into the intense fan frenzy dubbed "Beatlemania", the band acquired the nickname "the Fab Four", with Epstein, Martin and other members of the band's entourage sometimes given the informal title of "fifth Beatle".
The fifth Beatle is an informal title that various commentators in the press and entertainment industry have applied to people who were at one point a member of the Beatles, or who had a strong association with the "Fab Four" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr) during the group's existence.

Beatlemania

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As their popularity grew into the intense fan frenzy dubbed "Beatlemania", the band acquired the nickname "the Fab Four", with Epstein, Martin and other members of the band's entourage sometimes given the informal title of "fifth Beatle".
Beatlemania was the intense fan frenzy surrounding the English band the Beatles in the 1960s.

Rubber Soul

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From 1965 onwards, they produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and enjoyed further commercial success with The Beatles (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
Rubber Soul is the sixth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.

Love Me Do

Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their domestic success after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962.
"Love Me Do" is the debut single by the English rock band the Beatles, backed by "P.S. I Love You".

George Martin

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Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their domestic success after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962.
He was referred to as the "Fifth Beatle" in reference to his extensive involvement on each of the Beatles' original albums.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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From 1965 onwards, they produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and enjoyed further commercial success with The Beatles (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles.

The Beatles (album)

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From 1965 onwards, they produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and enjoyed further commercial success with The Beatles (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
The Beatles, also known as "The White Album", is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968.

Abbey Road

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From 1965 onwards, they produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966) and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), and enjoyed further commercial success with The Beatles (also known as the "White Album", 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records.

A Hard Day's Night (film)

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They soon made their film debut with A Hard Day's Night (1964).
A Hard Day's Night is a 1964 British musical comedy film directed by Richard Lester and starring the Beatles—John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr—during the height of Beatlemania.

British Invasion

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The Beatles were international stars by early 1964, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market and breaking numerous sales records.
Pop and rock groups such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, the Dave Clark Five, Herman's Hermits, the Zombies, and the Animals were at the forefront of the "invasion".

Skiffle

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Their sound, rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways.
Skiffle also played a major part in beginning the careers of prominent later jazz, pop, blues, folk, and rock musicians, The Beatles and Rory Gallagher amongst them.

List of best-selling music artists

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The Beatles are the best-selling music artist in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million albums worldwide.
, based on both sales claims and certified units, The Beatles are considered the highest-selling band.

Pop music

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The group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s.
The Oxford Dictionary of Music states that while pop's "earlier meaning meant concerts appealing to a wide audience [...] since the late 1950s, however, pop has had the special meaning of non-classical mus[ic], usually in the form of songs, performed by such artists as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, ABBA, etc."

List of highest-certified music artists in the United States

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They are the best-selling music artists in the US, with certified sales of over 183 million units, and have had more number-one albums on the UK Albums Chart, and have sold more singles in the UK, than any other act.
The Beatles are the act with highest-certified albums, while Drake is the act with the highest-certified digital singles.

Break-up of the Beatles

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After the group's break-up in 1970, all four members enjoyed success as solo artists.
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr began playing together as the Beatles in 1962.