Rock and Roll - The Beatles
By: Shruti Vellaturi
How did they change Rock and Roll forever?
What components of the Beatles made them so appealing in the 1960s?
The roots of Rock and Roll
Today, what makes the Beatles still popular?
2. "A Day in the Life"
3. "Let it Be"
5. "Here Comes the Sun"
6. "Strawberry Fields Forever"
7. "While by Guitar Gently Weeps"
8. "Eleanor Rigby"
9. "In my Life"
10. "Come Together"
July 6, 1957: The Quarrymen perform at St. Peter's Woolton Parish Church. Afterwards, Lennon meets Paul McCartney. McCartney is 15 at the time. Soon after this first meeting, John asks Paul to join the Quarrymen.
February 1958: George Harrison joins the Quarrymen. He is 15 years old.
August 1960: Pete Best joins the band as their drummer. The group has once again changed its name, this time to the Beatles. The group travels to Hamburg for the first of five trips there between Aug. 1960 and Dec. 1962. In Hamburg, they perform at clubs such as the Kiaserkeller and Indra. It is during these extended visits to Hamburg that the band finds its sound and identity.
Dec 17, 1960: First British performance as The Beatles, at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool.
June 6, 1962: First recording session at EMI with George Martin as producer.
Oct. 1962: "Love Me Do", their first single as The Beatles, enters the British chart and reaches number 17.
September 1969: John Lennon privately informed the other Beatles that he was leaving the group, but there was no public acknowledgement of the break-up
April 10,1970: Paul McCartney announced that he was quitting the Beatles.