The Beatles: The Orginial Boy Band

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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 :


One thought on “The Beatles: The Orginial Boy Band

  1. As I was researching some ukulele designs, I found out that George Harrison was a big uke player, too! In fact, he is said to have loved his uke more than his guitar.

    I do hope that younger generations find out more about The Beatles; I got hooked into them from my dad, and the more I listen to them, the more I appreciate them musically. Having said that, some lyrics are bordering on insanity, but that just adds to the Beatlemania, really!

    A great post – informative but succint.

    Cheers – Zenobia Southcombe

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