The Beatles Logo – The Beatles were a band of rock English active during 1960’s and recognized as the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed in thehistory of popular music . Formed in Liverpool , was formed in 1962 by John Lennon ( rhythm guitar , vocals), Paul McCartney ( low , vocals),George Harrison ( lead guitar , vocals) and Ringo Starr ( drums , vocals). Rooted in skiffle and rock and roll of the fifties , the band later worked with different musical genres, ranging from the ballad pop to psychedelic rock , often incorporating elements of classical , among others, in an innovative in their songs . The nature of his enormous popularity, which had first emerged with the fashion of ” Beatlemania “was transformed while his compositions became more sophisticated. Came to be perceived as the embodiment of progressive ideals, extending its influence on social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.
With initial training included five components that Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe (bass) and Pete Best (drums), built their reputation in the clubs of Liverpool and Hamburg in a period of three years from 1960. Sutcliffe left the band in 1961 and was replaced by Starr Best next year. Established as a professional group after Brian Epstein were offered to be his representative, and its musical potential enhanced by the creativity of producer George Martin , achieved commercial success in the UK in late 1962 with their first single, ” Love Me Do ” . From there, they were gaining international popularity over the following years, which made a large number of touring until 1966, when it ceased activity in vivo to engage only in the studio recording until its dissolution in 1970 . After all its members embarked on successful independent careers. Lennon was assassinated outside his home in New York in1980 , and Harrison pass away from cancer in 2001 . McCartney and Starr are still active.
During his student years created some of their best material, including the album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), considered by many as a masterpiece. Four decades after their separation, they created music remains popular. Remain as the group most number ones in the British charts, placing more albums in this position than any other musical group. According to the certifications of the RIAA , have sold more albums in the United States than any other artist. In 2006 the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released the list of 150 best-selling artists of all time, putting The Beatles at number one In 2008, the magazine Billboard published a list of artists most successful of all time on the Hot 100 ‘s 50th anniversary of the charts, and The Beatles were placed at number one. Were honored with seven Grammy Awards , and received a total of fifteenIvor Novello awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors . In 2004 , the magazine Rolling Stone ranked them number one in its list of ” 100 Greatest Artists of All Time “. According to the same publication, the Beatles’ innovative music and cultural impact helped define theSixties . also were placed at No. 1 on the website Acclaimed Music in its list “The Top 1000 Artists of All Time” and by Digital Dream Door on your list “100 Greatest Rock Artists”.