The Beatles - Sondz


The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The group, whose best-known line-up comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, are regarded as the most influential band of all time. They were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music's recognition as an art form. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, their sound incorporated elements of classical music and traditional pop in innovative ways; the band later explored music styles ranging from ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As pioneers in recording, songwriting and artistic presentation, the Beatles revolutionised many aspects of the music industry and were often publicised as leaders of the era's youth and sociocultural movements.

Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, the Beatles evolve...


Also known asBeatles, The Silver Beatles
Formed3/1957, in Liverpool
AreaUnited Kingdom
Years active13
Label(s)Capitol RecordsParlophoneApple RecordsVee-Jay RecordsOdeonDr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsUniversal Music CataloguePolydorPurple ChickEMI
Label managementApple Records (label founder)Apple Corps Ltd. (label founder)


Let It Be1970Let It Be
Abbey Road1969Abbey Road
The Beatles1968The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1967Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Rubber Soul1965Rubber Soul
Beatles VI1965Beatles VI
Beatles for Sale1964Beatles for Sale
Beatles '651964Beatles '65
Something New1964Something New


George Martin
George MartinProducerPianoMixInstrument arranger (string quartet)TambourineConductorBackground vocalsHarmoniumInstrument arranger (strings)Mellotron
Norman Smith
Norman SmithEngineerHi-hatBongosBalance
Geoff Emerick
Geoff EmerickEngineer (assistant)Engineer (additional)EngineerBackground vocalsRecordingProducerRemixer
Ken Scott
Ken ScottEngineer (additional)EngineerEngineer (assistant)Recording
Richard Langham
Richard LanghamEngineer (assistant)Engineer (additional)
Tony Sheridan
Tony SheridanLead vocalsGuitarCreditArranger
A. B. Lincoln
A. B. LincolnEngineer (assistant)Engineer (additional)
Phil McDonald
Phil McDonaldEngineer (additional)Engineer
Bert Kaempfert
Bert KaempfertProducer
Karl Hinze
Karl HinzeEngineerSound