The Beatles on the deck of a ship in the mid-1960's (L-R) PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON, JOHN LENNON, and RINGO STARR.

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The Beatles on the deck of a ship in the mid-1960's (L-R) PAUL MCCARTNEY, GEORGE HARRISON, JOHN LENNON, and RINGO STARR.
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The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960. They became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as their songwriting grew in sophistication they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era's sociocultural revolutions.
Location: United Kingdom