10 Interesting Facts about the Beatles

Those who really love music might love one of these following facts about The Beatles. The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool. in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as they greatest and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several genres, ranging from pop ballad to psychedelic and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways. Further more, to get you to know more about this band, below are some facts about The Beatles you might be interested in.

Facts about The Beatles 1: Strawberry Fields Forever

“Strawberry Fields Forever” is not the only Beatles song named for a real place—the first Lennon family home in Liverpool stood near Penny Lane—but it might be the only one to have a place named after it: Strawberry Fields is now a memorial section of New York’s Central Park.

Facts about The Beatles 2: Michelle

McCartney once shared in an interview that he and Harrison, self-described “working-class boys,” often felt at odds at the boho-chic parties they went to as teens with Lennon (who was older and attending art college). To hold his own, McCartney developed a habit of dressing in black, sitting in a corner with his guitar, and singing in made-up French to see if he could draw over any of the Juliette Greco-type women.

Facts about The Beatles - Abbey Road Studios main entrance

Facts about The Beatles – Abbey Road Studios main entrance

Facts about The Beatles 3: Best-selling Music Artists in the United States

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 177 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists; as of 2014, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty.

Facts about The Beatles 4: Awards

They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the twentieth century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide.

Facts about The Beatles - Album cover

Facts about The Beatles – Album cover

Facts about The Beatles 5: Influences

The band’s earliest influences include Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Little Richard and Chuck Berry. During the Beatles’ co-residency with Little Richard at the Star-Club in Hamburg, from April to May 1962, he advised them on the proper technique for performing his songs.

Facts about The Beatles 6: Genres

Originating as a skiffle group, the Beatles quickly embraced 1950s rock and roll and Merseybeat,  and their repertoire ultimately expanded to include a broad variety of pop music. Reflecting the range of styles they explored, Lennon said of Beatles for Sale, “You could call our new one a Beatles country-and-western LP”, while Gould credits Rubber Soul as “the instrument by which legions of folk-music enthusiasts were coaxed into the camp of pop”.

Facts about The Beatles - Logo

Facts about The Beatles – Logo

Facts about The Beatles 7: Legacy

Their musical innovations and commercial success inspired musicians worldwide.Many artists have acknowledged the Beatles’ influence and enjoyed chart success with covers of the songs. On radio, their arrival marked the beginning of a new era; in 1968 the programme director of New York’s WABC radio station forbade his DJs from playing any “pre-Beatles” music.

Facts about The Beatles 8: Achievements

The best-selling band in history, the Beatles have sold between 600 million and (at EMI estimates) over 1 billion units worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts, fifteeen, and sold more singles in the UK, 21.9 million, than any other act.In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the Beatles as the best artist of all time.

Facts about The Beatles - Members

Facts about The Beatles – Members

Facts about The Beatles 9: Abbey Road

The final album cover photograph of four Beatles walking in time was chosen from a series of eight shots, taken on the crosswalk in front of Abbey Road Studios over the course of a single day in 1969.

Facts about The Beatles 10: “Yesterday” and “Scrambled Eggs”

Genius often comes out of nowhere, and the melody for the famous melancholy string setting that is Vladimir Putin’s favorite Beatles song apparently just popped into Paul McCartney’s head when he woke up one morning. Until he could find words for it, the McCartney walked around the house humming “scrambled eggs…baby, I love scrambled eggs” so that he wouldn’t forget the tune.

Facts about The Beatles - Performing

Facts about The Beatles – Performing

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