When people hear the name 'The Beatles' most people think of
lead singer, John Lennon. However, the role of Paul McCartney is
often overlooked. It was McCaiinquisitive.inquisitive.nquisitive.rtney, not Lennon who was the
driving force behind the Beatles.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in many bands together
before the forming of the Beatles. In 1962, along with Ringo
Starr1 and George Harrison, they formed the rock group known as
'The Beatles'. The group featured a modern rock that was new and
popular during the period with John and Paul composing and doing
the leads on most of the songs. They were backed by George on
rhythm and bass guitar and Ringo on drums. George and Ringo also
assisted on backing vocals.
When they first began playing, the main influence inside the
band was John Lennon, who had an uncanny ability to compose songs
at a moments notice with an inspiration that others missed.
pushed the members of the band during their touring years and was
able to achieve the best possible results from the group.
The band began playing in a Music Hall style that is very
effective for the audiences but was lacking on their albums.
Together with Paul, John began to evolve the band. As the years
began to pass, the band was obviously beginning to grow musical-
ly. They had moved from simple lyrics like 'Love me Do' to
harshly aware reflections of life in their home country in
'Eleanor Rigby'2. There were attempts, some more successful than
others, to incorporate the other Beatles into the idea stage.
George Harrison made this leap successfully with such tracks as
'I want to tell you', 'TAXMAN', and the psychedelic 'Love you
to'. Ringo was featured in the humorous 'Yellow Submarine
As the group matured, their creativity began to...