In the 1960’s, The Beatles broke some barriers of the traditional culture, through the way they sang and played their music and their provocative behavior, aweless, but friendly at the same time. This attitude led the four Beatles, individually and as a whole, to the condition of idols of the successive generations. In 2012, it is celebrated the 50th year of this “movement”.
Witha little more than 7 years of musical record, from 1962 until early 1970, the Beatles left an unequalled artistic treasure. 13 albums, several singles and EPs cradle our memories today and attract more and more fans, lots of them born after the death of John Lennon. They made worldwide success with their music, especially in the 1960s. The success is due to the revolutionary style that deployed inthe music scene. There were songs with outstanding lyrics and strong guitar effects. The lyrics reached the youth, they were confrontational and revolutionary for the time. The visual style also revolutionized the music scene. The young Liverpool wore long hair, clothes in vibrant colors, rings and other accessories.
Maybe The Beatles were not The Beatle if they had not been born in Liverpool.This city in the west of England was a 'must' when it came to the news of what was happening in America. It was there that sailors disembarked with records from singers like Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly. It was there that John Lennon and Paul McCartney learned that strange rhythm coming from overseas called 'Rock and Roll'.
Everything started in Liverpool, England,where all the members were born. In the end of the 50’s, John Lennon, who had already started a band with some schoolmates (The Quarrymen), invited Paul McCartney to join in the group. A few years later, Paul McCartney invited his school friend and guitar player George Harrison, while John invited his friend Stu Sutcliffe to play the bass. In 1960, Pete Best started to play the drums, until he wasreplaced by Ringo Star. In 1961, the formation was John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe. The original name of the band was Silver Beetles. However, with John Lennon’s suggestion, the band was renamed “The Beatles”, because of the words "beetle" and "beat".
Brian Epstein, the group manager, discovered the group a year before, when they were playing at a pubcalled ‘The Cavern Club’, and Stuart Sutcliffle was no longer playing with them. Brian arranged an audition on the Decca label in 1962, but they were refused because according to the artistic director, the guitar groups were ending. Brian knocks on the door of Parlophone, a subsidiary of mega powerful 'EMI', whose producer was George Martin. George Martin, with his great artistic vein saw the futurein that group. Good songs, good looks, good voice... Only one thing was missing: a good drummer. Because of that, Pete Best left the band, and in his place came an old fellow of the boys, Richard Starkey, known as Ringo Starr. With the formation John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star, who joined the group in 1962, the group (the fab four) recorded singles called “Love Me Do”and “P.S. I Love You”, which came out in October by Parlephone (EMI).
In Liverpool, it was a success, but in the rest of England, they made only the 17th place. After a while, the boys compose and launch 'Please Please Me', and then, 1st place in Britain, and the first step to the 1st LP with the same name 'Please Please Me'.
When the Beatles arrived in the United States, it was officiallydecreed the “Beatlemania”. On the Ed Sullivan, in which they were presented, and made great successful, nation was surprised by their good humor, in fact, the cynical British humor, and 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' was at the top of the music charts, and LPs being launched in the United States, with variations and different covers from the originals and British ones. It also launched the film 'A Hard...