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Photograph of The Beatles as they arrive in New York City in 1964
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The Beatles were a highly successful and popular British rock band from Liverpool, England. They are widely regarded as the most influential rock band in history and are known world-wide. The Beatles continue to be a major influence on music well into the 21st century, having sold over a billion records overall. The Beatles paved the way for new musical styles and influenced cultural revolutions in the 1960s and 1970s. The members of the most famous line-up of the Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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The Beatles is the ninth official U.K. album and the fifteenth U.S. album by The Beatles, a double album released in 1968. It is more commonly known as The White Album as it has no text other than the band's name (and, on the early LP and CD releases, a serial number) on its plain white sleeve. The album was the first The Beatles undertook following the death of their manager Brian Epstein. Originally entitled A Doll's House, the title was changed when the British progressive band Family released an album earlier that year bearing a similar title.

In 1997, The Beatles was named the 10th greatest album of all time in a 'Music of the Millennium' poll conducted by HMV, Channel 4, The Guardian and Classic FM. In 1998, Q magazine readers placed it at number 17, while in 2000 the same magazine placed it at number 7 in its list of the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever. In 2001, the TV network VH1 named it as the 11th greatest album ever. In 2006, the album was chosen by Time Magazine as one of the 100 best albums of all time. It was ranked number 10 in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time in 2003.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America, The Beatles is The Beatles' best-selling album at 19-times platinum and the tenth-best-selling album of all time in the United States.

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Ringo Starr in 2007
  • ...that Ringo Starr's (pictured) acceptance into The Beatles prompted fans to chant "Pete forever! Ringo never!" or its reverse, "Ringo forever! Pete never!"?
  • ...that the working lyric for "Yesterday" was "Scrambled eggs/Oh, baby, how I love your legs," and that Paul McCartney was threatened with the removal of a piano by director Richard Lester after he had been playing it over and over during filming for Help!?


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Christianity will go... It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first — rock and roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
John Lennon (1940 – 1980)
The Evening Standard
4 March 1966

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At 8:22, the musique concrète "Revolution 9", from the album The Beatles, is the longest song The Beatles ever released, and was originally intended as an extended coda to "Revolution 1", another song from the same album. When played backwards, the phrase "turn me on, dead man" can be heard repeatedly, which is commonly cited in relation to the Paul is dead conspiracy.

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