Fabulous Facts Behind The Most Influential Band In Music History, The Beatles

The Beatles formed in Liverpool in 1960. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came to prominence once the decade turned. Their music was influenced by a popular fifties genre, skiffle. Their songs are beloved, hated, or extensively analyzed by generations of music fans.

The fab four made the world go round as there really was something about this group that seemed to reach out to everyone. From their early beginnings to a disastrous breakup, it’s no wonder why the Beatles are still relevant to this day.

The Core Trio Of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison Went Through Numerous Drummers


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John Lennon started the band in 1957 called the Quarrymen. Lennon asked Paul McCartney to join, who brought in George Harrison.

They had a drummer whenever they could. Pete Best started out as the group’s original drummer from 1960 to 1962. Ringo Starr eventually replaced Best when the group’s manager, Brian Epstein, exiled Best.