On June 25, 1967, the Beatles became the first band globally transmitted on television, in front of an estimated 400 million people worldwide.
On the business side, McCartney wanted Lee Eastman, the father of his wife, Linda Eastman, to manage The Beatles, but the other Beatles wanted New York manager Allen Klein to represent them.
On VH1's "100 Greatest Albums" list The Beatles had 5 albums on the list, 4 in the top 10 and one in the top 20.
Of all the music acts on the charts, 12 percent of the entries consisted of Beatles songs.
On August 15, of that year, The Beatles performed in the first stadium rock concert in the history of rock, playing at Shea Stadium in New York to a crowd of 55,600.
The Quarrymen eventually decided, on August 17, 1960, on the name, "The Beatles."
The Beatles appeared in several films, most of which were very well received.
Love is a 2006 theatrical production by Cirque du Soleil which combines the re-produced and re-imagined music of The Beatles with an interpretive, circus-based artistic and athletic stage performance.
In 2004, The Beatles came in at the very top of Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time list.
In an interview with British reporter Maureen Cleave, Lennon had offered his opinion that Christianity was dying and that The Beatles were "more popular than Jesus now.
at #332, A Hard Day's Night at #388, and With The Beatles at #420.
During the week of April 4, The Beatles held the top five places on the Billboard Hot 100, a feat that has never been repeated.
Pepper album and the global broadcast, The Beatles' situation worsened.
Following the dissolution of the group, the BBC marketed a large collection of Beatles recordings, mostly comprising original studio sessions from 1963 to 1968.
The Recording Industry Association of America has certified The Beatles as the top selling artists of all time in the United States based on U.S. sales of singles and albums.
The Beatles' many achievements included being the first British rock group to achieve worldwide prominence, launching a British invasion that made rock a truly international phenomenon.
Art Roberts, music director of Chicago powerhouse radio station WLS, placed "Please Please Me" into radio rotation in late February 1963, making it possibly the first time a Beatles record was heard on American radio.
The production is a joint venture between Cirque du Soleil and The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd, and is the first production that Apple Corps Ltd. has partnered.
In August 1963, the Philadelphia based Swan Records tried again with The Beatles' "She Loves You," which also failed to receive airplay.
The Beatles performed their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco on August 29, 1966.
The Beatles were the best-selling popular musical act of the twentieth century.
The Beatles popularity led the "British Invasion" of United Kingdom based bands into the United States in the mid-1960s.
The Beatles, in turn, would influence Dylan's move into an electrified rock sound in his music.
Vee-Jay ended up issuing some odd LP repackagings of the limited Beatles' material they had as well as Introducing… The Beatles, which was essentially The Beatles' debut British album with some minor alterations.
The Beatles' partnership was legally dissolved after McCartney filed a lawsuit on December 31, 1970.
Along with studio tricks such as sound effects, unconventional microphone placements, automatic double tracking, and vari-speed recording, The Beatles began to augment their recordings with instruments that were unconventional for rock music at the time.
The Beatles are said to have been pleased with the result and attended its highly publicized London premiere.
The Ku Klux Klan nailed a Beatles' album to a wooden cross, vowing "vengeance", with conservative groups staging further public burnings of Beatles' records.
Young people across the United States and South Africa burned Beatles records in protest.
The Beatles' first EMI session on June 6 did not yield any releasable recordings, but the September sessions produced a minor UK hit, "Love Me Do," which peaked on the charts at number 17.
In 1988, every member of the Beatles (including Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Beatles were a highly influential English rock 'n' roll band from Liverpool.
Some stations in the South went further, organizing demonstrations with bonfires, drawing hordes of teenagers to publicly burn their Beatles' records and other memorabilia.
Dylan introduced The Beatles to the cannabis drug (1964) in a New York hotel room.
The middle part of 1968 saw the band busy recording the double album, The Beatles, popularly known as "The White Album" due to its stark white cover.
The Beatles were transmitted live from Abbey Road Studios, and their new song "All You Need Is Love" was recorded live during the show.
The Beatles had a successful film career, beginning with A Hard Day's Night released in 1964, a loosely scripted comic farce, favorably compared to the Marx Brothers in style.
The record sold one million copies in just ten days, and by January 16, Cashbox Magazine had certified The Beatles record as number one in the edition published with the cover-date January 23, 1964.
The Beatles continued to absorb influences throughout their career, long after their initial success, often finding new musical and lyrical avenues to explore from listening to the work of some of their contemporaries.
All Beatles decisions in the past were unanimous but this time the four could not agree on a manager.
Almost as soon as they returned from the Philippines, an earlier comment by John back in March of that year launched a backlash against The Beatles.
The Beatles were ranked #1 on VH1's "100 greatest artists of Rock N' Roll" (they were also ranked #1 on the net's corresponding poll).
Brian Epstein, manager of the record department at NEMS, his family's furniture store, took over as the group's manager in 1962, and led The Beatles' quest for a British recording contract.
Beatlemania is a term that originated during the 1960s to describe the intense fan frenzy directed toward The Beatles during the early years of their success.
Most notably, this was reflected in the difficulty that George Harrison experienced in getting his songs onto Beatles' albums, and in the growing artistic and personal estrangement between Lennon and McCartney.
Every one of The Beatles thought their own voices (narrated by actors) were not quite right, while saying that the other three were perfect.
The rising social consciousness of the mid twentieth century was, in part, moved along by The Beatles' relevance and social awareness, reflected in their music.
Beatles definition. A rock 'n' roll singing group from Liverpool, England, that was phenomenally popular in the middle and late 1960s. The intense devotion of the group's fans, especially the hysterical screaming that the Beatles provoked in large crowds of teenagers, was called Beatlemania.
The band underwent many name and membership changes, culminating in 1962 with the famous line-up of Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. After the Beatles disbanded in 1970, each of the four members went on to have success, both as solo acts and with their own groups.
The surviving Beatles and Who really should become a supergroup. Paul McCartney (bassist/singer) and Ringo Starr (drummer) are still alive, and both are active musically and socially. John Lennon (guitarist/singer) was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside Lennon's New York City apartment December 8, 1980.
Paul McCartney: Yoko Ono didn't break up the Beatles. Rumors have swirled since 1969 that Yoko Ono caused the Beatles break up. But the former wife of John Lennon may finally be off the hook.May 17, 2013
Sir Paul McCartney has admitted that "it wasn't that bad a thing" for John Lennon to leave the Beatles and said that Yoko Ono did not break up group. In an interview with Sir David Frost for Aljazeera, Sir Paul, 70, said the departure of John Lennon from the band in 1969 was expected by the whole group.Nov 11, 2012