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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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Ringo Starr in 2004

Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an English musician, singer-songwriter and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the rock group The Beatles. When The Beatles formed in 1960, Starr belonged to another Liverpool band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. He became The Beatles' drummer in 1962, taking over from Pete Best. In addition to his contribution as drummer, Starr featured as lead singer on a number of successful Beatles songs, and also as songwriter with the songs "Don't Pass Me By", "Octopus's Garden", and in collaboration with the other members, the song "What Goes On".

As drummer for The Beatles, Starr was musically creative without using advanced drumming techniques. Starr described himself as "your basic offbeat drummer with funny fills", technically limited by being a left-handed person playing a right-handed kit. Drummer Steve Smith said that Starr's popularity "brought forth a new paradigm" where "we started to see the drummer as an equal participant in the compositional aspect" and that Starr "composed unique, stylistic drum parts for The Beatles songs".

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My idea in "My Sweet Lord", because it sounded like a "pop song," was to sneak up on them a bit. The point was to have the people not offended by "Hallelujah", and by the time it gets to "Hare Krishna", they're already hooked, and their foot's tapping, and they're already singing along "Hallelujah," to kind of lull them into a sense of false security. And then suddenly it turns into "Hare Krishna", and they will all be singing that before they know what's happened, and they will think, "Hey, I thought I wasn't supposed to like Hare Krishna!"
George Harrison (1943 – 2001)
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4 September 1982

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"Eleanor Rigby" featured on the Revolver album, and appeared as the B-side of Yellow Submarine. It features a double string quartet arrangement by George Martin, and striking lyrics about loneliness. Discussion has often been sparked about whether Rigby was based on a real person, but McCartney - the song's primary writer - denies that she was.

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