On June 13, 1970 “The Long and Winding Road” became their last number-one song.
The band was formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members at that time were John Lennonon rhythm guitar and vocals; Paul McCartney on bass guitar and vocals; George Harrison on lead guitar, sitar, and vocals; and Pete Best on drums. In 1962 the drummer was replaced with Ringo Starr, who was born Richard Starkey, and the band signed a record contract. “Love Me Do” became popular in the UK, and in 1964, “Beatlemania” had spread internationally.
The past week, Las Vegas hosted Paul McCartney and John Lennon’s educational tour bus recently at the Mirage, younger generations may want to learn more about the Beatles. Start with these online resources available from the Virtual Library.
To learn more about the original boy band, check out :
- The Beatles Topic Page
- 100 Albums That Changed Popular Music
- Contemporary Musicians (GVRL)
- Hot Topics – Performing Arts