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The Beatles

The Beatles, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr (with former members being Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe), were a Rock group which existed from 1960 to 1970. Achieving fame in the United States around 1964, they began the second era of Rock music after the lull of the late 50s to early 60s, bringing British groups to popularity in the United States and around the world with the “British Invasion” they headed and inspiring local American groups and helping to bring them to popularity. During their tenure, they were perhaps the most popular and influential musical act in the world, and their influence in music up to today cannot be overstated.

Due to their prominence, influence and importance in music, they have been featured in a number of alternate history discussions and timelines.

Members

  • John Lennon
  • Paul McCartney
  • George Harrison
  • Ringo Starr
Former Members
  • Pete Best
  • Stu Sutcliffe

Influences

(Partial)

  • Buddy Holly
  • Carl Perkins
  • Chuck Berry
  • Elvis Presley
  • Fats Domino
  • Gene Vincent
  • Little Richard
  • Lonnie Donegan
  • Phil Spector
  • Ravi Shankar
  • Roy Orbison
  • The Everly Brothers
  • The Isley Brothers
  • Arthur Alexander
  • Eddie Cochran
  • Larry Williams
  • Smokey Robinson
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Shirelles
  • The Supremes
  • Little Willie John
  • The Marvelettes
  • The Shadows
  • Bill Haley
  • Buck Owens
  • Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Johnny Kidd & the Pirates

See Also

offtopic/the_beatles.txt · Last modified: 2019/03/29 15:13 (external edit)