The Beatles

For the latest news register for our newsletter at http://www.thebeatles.com

"The story began in Harold Macmillan’s “never had it so good” ’50s Britain. It should be fiction: four teenagers with no more than eight O’Levels between them, running and biking and busing and busking all over Liverpool in search of new chords and old guitars and half-decent drum kit and any gig at all.

They were determined to amount to something (in George’s words “we just had this amazing inner feeling of: ‘We’re going to do it’. I don’t know why… we were just cocky”) and make a record (in Ringo’s words "you’d kill for that bit of plastic and make some money and have a laugh and shout.") That would do to be going on with.

Six years later, they were the four most famous and musical men on earth, the best dressed and on a good day the most captivating people anyone can remember. The narrative that began where Paul met John and clicked at a garden fete in leafy Liverpool, and ended in high dudgeon in high-end London, is so far fetched that it needs the power of a song punctuating every page to remind you with a joyous jolt that it was all true.

We didn’t dream it... though it came out of John’s dream of the “man on a flaming pie” who said “You are Beatles with an ‘A’”. It did all happen. The whole wonderful thing did happen, a long time ago, on the Mersey, on the Elbe, by the Thames and the Hudson River.

Amazing and marvellous and, nearly [fifty] years on, forever young."
Derek Taylor

Listen: http://gnikn.us/1XvqR3z

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd

Listen: http://gnikn.us/2kC1M9P

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd

Listen: http://gnikn.us/2ko5Fhn

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd.

Fantastic news - The Beatles: Eight Days A Week wins a Grammy for Best Music Film tonight at the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs.
Congratulations to Ron Howard, the production team and everyone involved.

Lady Madonna/The Inner Light single sleeve. Spain, 1968.

Listen: http://gnikn.us/2jYOHuT

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd

Apple Studio, Savile Row, 1969.

Listen: http://gnikn.us/2kJflHF

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd

Listen: http://gnikn.us/2lk8hOx

Photo © Apple Corps Ltd

Videos (See all)

How The Heartbreak of Their Mothers' Early Deaths Brought John...
#8DaysDVD
George Has Sexy Eyelashes
How Four Regular Guys Psyched Themselves Into Becoming The Bea...
When The Beatles Visited Japan
"If you look at Rubber Soul, there's a little change. But, Rev...
The Beatles tell the press that they won't be their puppets. #...
When The Beatles Refused To Play To Segregated Audiences
"No one else was gonna play bass. I mean, John was not gonna p...
Washington Coliseum After Party #8DaysDVD

Band Members

John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr

Hometown

Current Location

Record Label

This page is run and moderated by Universal & Apple Corps. Please remember to post responsibly. Any posts not relating to The Beatles will be removed.
Other Liverpool Artists
Other Artists In London
NERVO
 
The xx
 
Ashburn Artists
Bravo