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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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Revolver is the seventh album by The Beatles, released on 5 August 1966. Many of the tracks on Revolver are marked by an electric guitar-rock sound, in contrast with their previous, folk rock inspired Rubber Soul. It reached #1 on both the UK chart and U.S. chart and stayed at the top spot for seven weeks and six weeks, respectively.

It was released before the Beatles' last tour in August 1966, but they did not perform songs from the album live. Their reasoning for this was that many of the tracks on the album, for example "Tomorrow Never Knows", were too complex to perform with live instruments.

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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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I am a big Beatles fan. And, you know, unbeknownst to anyone, I used to be one. But I have no problems of putting titles and lines from other songs in my songs, because they're great lines and great titles. And some of them I even thought of. You know, I think this is the third time I've used "It Don't Come Easy". I used that on "Time Takes Time", I think, as well. So it's just a great line that, you know, expresses so much. So I just put it in again.
— Ringo Starr (b. 1940)
 Ringo Rama promotional interview with Jody Denberg

July 2003

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"All My Loving" featured on the album With The Beatles, but was never released as a single. Paul McCartney came up with the lyrics while shaving, and originally intended it to be a poem - this is one of the few Lennon–McCartney songs to have the lyrics thought of before the tune.

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