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The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul Mc. Cartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.
The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a threeyear period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market.
John Lennon 9 Oct. 1940 - 8 Dec. 1980 Was an English musician singer and songwriter
• Born and raised in Liverpooll, as a teenager Lennon became involved in the skiffle craze; his first band, the Quarrymenn, evolved into the Beatles in 1960. When the group disbanded in 1970, Lennon embarked on a solo career that produced the critically acclaimed albums John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band Imagine, and iconic songs such as "Give Peace a Chance" and "Working Class Hero". After his marriage to Yoko Ono in 1969, he changed his name to John Ono Lennon disengaged himself from the music business in 1975 to raise his infant son Sean, but re-emerged with Ono in 1980 with the new album Double Fantasy. He was murdered three weeks after its release.
Sir Paul Mc. Cartney 18 June 1942 (age 72) Is an English musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer
• Mc. Cartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a solo artist. More than 2, 200 artists have covered his Beatles song "Yesterday", more than any other copyrighted song in history. Wings' 1977 release "Mull of Kintyre" is one of the all-time best-selling singles in the UK. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist in March 1999, Mc. Cartney has written, or co-written 32 songs that have reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2014 he has sold more than 15. 5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. Mc. Cartney, Lennon, Harrison and Starr received MBEs in 1965, and in 1997, Mc. Cartney was knighted for his services to music.
George Harrison 25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001 Was an English musician, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter
• Harrison's earliest musical influences included Big Bill Broonzy, George Formby and Django Reinhardt; Chet Atkins, Chuck Berry and Ry Cooder were significant later influences. By 1965 he had begun to lead the Beatles into folk rock through his interest in the Byrds and Bob Dylan, and towards Indian classical music through his use of the sitar on "Norwegian Woo”(This Bird Has Flown)". He developed an interest in the Hare Krishna movement band became an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, introducing them to the other members of the Beatles and their Western audience by incorporating Indian instrumentation in their music. After the band's break -up in 1970, Harrison released the triple album All Things Must Pass, from which two hit singles originated. He also organised the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh with Ravi Shankar, a precursor for later benefit concerts such as Live Aid. Harrison was a music and film producer as well as a musician; he founded Dark Horse Records in 1974 and co-founded Hand. Made Films in 1978.
Ringo Starr 7 June 1940 Richard Starkey Jr. , musician, singer, songwriter, actor
• Starr was twice afflicted by life-threatening illnesses during his childhood, and as a result of prolonged hospitalisations, fell behind scholastically. In 1955, he entered the workforce and briefly held a position with British Rail before securing an apprenticeship at a Liverpool equipment manufacturer. Soon afterwards, he became interested in the UK skiffle craze, developing a fervent admiration for the genre. In 1957, he cofounded his first band, the Eddie Clayton Skiffle Group, which earned several prestigious local bookings before the fad succumbed to American rock and roll by early 1958.
Albums • • • Please Me (22 march 1963) With The Beatles (November 1963) A Hard Day's Night (11 July 1964) Beatles for Sale (4 December 1964) Help! (6 August 1965) Rubber Soul (3 December 1965) Revolver (5 August 1966) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1 June 1967) The Beatles (22 November 1968) Yellow Submarine (17 January 1969) Abbey Road (26 September 1969) Let It Be (8 May 1970)
One of the most popular songs was “Hey Jude” Prime minister of Poland Donald Tusk was singing it. Check it out on You. Tube ; )
Wykonali: • Michał Jeżowski • Jakub Kubas • Bartłomiej Mielniczek • Filip Sirko