The Beatles were a world famous rock band, formed in Liverpool, England in 1960. The band became enormously popular and is regarded as the most influential act in popular music. The band, which consisted of four members, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, became one of the most commercially successful in music history. The Beatles disbanded in 1970.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney met at a church festival in Liverpool where they were both performing. Shortly thereafter McCartney joined Lennon’s band, The Quarrymen. They became the band’s songwriters. Together they went on to become one of the most celebrated song-writing partnerships of the 20th century. The Quarrymen would eventually become the Beatles in August 1960 and would be joined by George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.
Brian Epstein discovered the Beatles and then became the manager of the band. He first saw the Beatles performing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in November 1961. He became the manager of the band in January 1962. The song, ‘Love Me Do’ which was written by Lennon and McCartney became the Beatles first single. It was recorded in September 1962.
The Beatles made their last public appearance together, on the roof of their Apple Studios in London in the year 1969 On This Day.