The Beatles were the most famous pop group of the 1960s. Their music was not only popular in Britain, but all over the world. Members of the band were John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Geprge Harrison and Paul McCartney. They were working-class boys from Liverpool. Some well-known songs by the Beatles are "Yesterday", "Rocky Raccoon", "Imagine" and others.
They also starred in two films, "A Hard Day's Night" in 1964 and "Help!" in 1965.
Paul McCatrney who used to sing and play bass for the Beatles, established his own group called Wings, which played for ten years. In 1991 he also wrote his first piece of classical music called the Liverpool Oratorio.
Paul's daughter Stella is a top British fashion designer.
John Lennon learnt to play harmonica at the age 12 but he wanted to be a millionaire not a musician. He met Paul McCartney in 1955 and they started the Beatles in 1960.
John Lennon was shot in New York outside his own house on December 8, 1980.
Geprge Harrison died on November 29, 2001, at the age of 58.
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