The Beatles

In the 60's

The Beatles in the 60's

All of The Beatles were born in Liverpool, England. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were known as the Fab Four. By 1964 they were known around the world. They've sold over 700 million albums and have won 7 Grammys. They're the best selling band in history. They had 6 of the top 10 best selling albums in the 60's. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band sold an estimate of 32 million copies, which is the 13 most sold album of all time.
The Beatles have sold the most albums out of every one except for Elvis. They've sold 2,303,500,000 total albums. In just the United States they've sold over 200 million. Their album "Please Please Me" stayed #1 on the charts for 35 weeks straight. Also, their album "Abbey Road" sold four million copies in the first month.

The Break-Up of The Beatles

The Beatles broke up on April 10, 1970. When their manager, Brian Epstein died of drug overdose, they thought it would be a good time to break up the band. Paul McCartney made it public when he announced his solo album "McCartney". All four of them started doing solo albums until 1980 when John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark Chapman. After his death the rest of the three came together and made two final albums "All Those Years Ago" and "Anthology".
The Beatles-Hey Jude

Citations

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