The Beatles - Sondz

Overview

The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960, that comprised John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They are regarded as the most influential band of all time and were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture and popular music's recognition as an art form. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock 'n' 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 evolved from Lennon's previous gr...

Facts

Also known asBeatles, The Silver Beatles
Disbanded10 Apr. 1970
AreaEngland
Years active13
StatusInactive
Label(s)ParlophoneCapitol RecordsApple RecordsVee-Jay RecordsOdeonDr. Ebbetts Sound SystemsUniversal Music CataloguePurple ChickPolydorEMI
Label managementApple Records (label founder)Apple Corps Ltd. (label founder)
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Objectively the best band in the world

It is obviously hard for anyone to argue about who is the best at anything in art, as the creative field is by essence a highly subjective and personal one. Yet, The Beatles have managed, over the decades, to cement the actual tit...

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Trivia

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By the time the Beatles broke up, with Paul McCartney announcing he was leaving the group on April 10th 1970 (while John Lennon previously stated the same privately back on September 20th 1969), none of the group members had reach...

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Discography

YearTitle
Let It Be1970Let It Be
Abbey Road1969Abbey Road
The Beatles1968The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1967Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Revolver1966Revolver
Rubber Soul1965Rubber Soul
Beatles VI1965Beatles VI
Beatles for Sale1964Beatles for Sale
Beatles '651964Beatles '65
Something New1964Something New

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
George Martin
George MartinProducerPianoMellotronOrchestratorHammond organInstrument arranger (string quartet)Upright pianoCelestaOrganConductor
Norman Smith
Norman SmithEngineerHi-hatBongosBalance
Geoff Emerick
Geoff EmerickEngineer (assistant)Engineer (additional)EngineerRecordingBackground vocalsProducerRemixer
Ken Scott
Ken ScottEngineerEngineer (additional)Engineer (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 McDonaldEngineerEngineer (additional)
Bert Kaempfert
Bert KaempfertProducer
Karl Hinze
Karl HinzeEngineerSound