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The Beatles

By TGrim30
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    The Beatles

    The Beatles are the most commercially sucessful bands in history
  • Ringo Starr is born

    The Beatles' drummer is born
  • John Lennon is born

    The Beatles rythm guitarist and lead vocalist is born
  • Paul McCartney is born

    The Beatles bassist and vocalist is born
  • George Harrison is born

    The Beatles lead guitarist and vocalist is born
  • Paul joins John's band "The Quarry Men"

    John Lennon's group The Quarrymen perform and Paul McCartney is invited to join the group. The first two beatles are united
  • George Harrison joins The Quarrymen

    Paul's classmate George joins the band. John is impressed by his guitar skills. The third beatle unites with the first two.
  • The Beatles debut in Hamburg, Germany

    The Beatles with Stu Sutcliffe on bass and Pete Best on drums play on their debut in Hamburg for their first serious shows. (they haven't met Ringo yet.)
  • The Beatles at The Cavern Club

    The Beatles perform at The Cavern, The Beatles' local hangout spot in Liverpool.
  • Brian Epstein becomes the manager

    The beatles get a manager, Brian Epstein who had a record store in Liverpool.
  • The beatles meet George Martin

    The Beatles audition for George Martin at Parlophone/EMI Records. He agrees to sighn the band but insists that Pete Best be replaced.
  • Ringo joins The Beatles

    Richard Starkey a.k.a Ringo Starr joins the group replacing Pete Best in The Beatles. The band is fully united.
  • "Love Me Do" is released

    Love Me Do, the first beatles single is released in the U.K. It reaches #21 on the charts.
  • "Please Please Me" is released

    The Beatles' first album is released in the U.K.
  • "With The Beatles" is released

    With the beatles, their second album is released the same day President Kennedy is shot.
  • "I Want To Hold Your Hand" is released

    I Want To Hold Your Hand their second single is released in both the U.K. and the U.S. The record tops the charts for singles for 7 weeks in America.
  • The Beatles arrive in America

    The band comes to the U.S. and performs on the Ed Sullivan Show. Their TV debut in America attracts a record-breaking number of about 75 million viewers.
  • "Can't Buy Me Love" reaches #1

    The Beatles hold all top 5 spots on the singles charts which has never been done before
  • "A Hard Day's Night" is released

    The beatles' first film and third album is released.
  • "Beatles For Sale" is released

    The Beatles' fourth album is released. It stayes at #1 on the U.K.'s charts for 8 weeks.
  • "HELP!" is released

    Help!, the beatles' second film and fifth album is released.
  • The Beatles debut at Shea Stadium

    The Beatles perform one of the largest concerts in music history at Shea Stadium in Queens, New York. The attendance was nearly 60,000 people.
  • "Yesterday" breaks records

    Yesterday reaches #1 on the charts for 4 weeks straight. It is the most covered song in rock/pop history with more than 2,500 recorded versions.
  • "Rubber Soul" is released

    The beatles sixth album is released.
  • "Revolver" is released

    The Beatles' seventh album is released
  • The Beatles stop touring

    The Beatles announce that they will stop touring. Their last big concert was at Candle Stick Park in San Francisco.
  • "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" is released

    The Beatles eigth album is released.
  • "Magical Mystery Tour" is released

    The Beatles' ninth album is released.
  • The Beatles launch the Apple Corps Ltd.

    The Beatles new record label Apple Records is made.
  • "Hey Jude" hits #1

    Hey Jude, a beatles single, and possibly the best, hits #1 on the charts and stays for ten weeks.
  • "The Beatles White Album" is released

    While on a trip in India, The Beatles record their tenth album.
  • "Yellow Submarine" is released

    The beatles eleventh album is released.
  • The Beatles' last live performance

    On the roof of the Apple HQ in London, England, the beatles hold their last perfomance.
  • "Abbey Road" is released

    The Beatles' twelth album is released.
  • The Beatles break apart

    The Beatles break apart for "personal business and musical differences".
  • "Let It Be" is released

    The thirteenth and last beatle album is released.
  • John Lennon is assasinated

    While walking back from the studio to his Dakota apartment, John Lennon is assasinated and officially pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.
  • The Beatles enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    The Beatles, after 25 years from making their first album, are inducted into the rock hall.
  • George Harrison Dies

    George Harrison dies from brain and lung cancer