The Beatles:The Best Band That Ever Lived

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The Beatles deserve the reputation as the best band that ever lived! Every album they released produced a number one hit in England, United States, or both. With their incredible voices, good looks, and musical talent, they dazzled people everywhere. From 1964 to 1970 they sold more records than anyone in previous history!

The success of the Beatles must have only been driven by fate. John Lennon, the lead singer for the Beatles, was always a trouble maker throughout high school. He was frequently skipping school and had a record of petty stealing. Luckily, John Lennon was a very good artistic drawer. His Aunt Mimi was responsible for persuading the headmaster at his school to recommend him to Liverpool Art College (Lennon 1). It was at college that John first found his love for music.

In 1956, a friend played him Elvis' Heartbreak Hotel and Lonnie Donegan's Rock Island Line.

From this moment on, John became hooked on music. He already knew how to play the harmonica, and he taught himself how to play the guitar from banjo chords that his mother had taught him (Lennon 1). After learning how to play guitar, John was ready to play for a band. He started a band called The Quarrymen, which eventually included Paul McCartney.

After playing for this band for four years, Paul and John branched off and formed the Silver Beatles (Lennon 2).

The Silver Beatles eventually became known as The Beatles. They were first formed in 1959. The members consisted of guitarist John Lennon, Bassist Paul McCartney, guitarist George Harrison, and drummer Peter Best. In 1962, the Beatles met Ringo Starr, who was a drummer from another band. Soon afterwards he replaced Peter Best (Beatles 1). This is a critical decision made by the Beatles. Ringo was...