10 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Beatles
Redefining Pop Culture With Their Own Innovations!
In 1960, an English rock band was formed in Liverpool that would later take the world by storm. Their music transcended the test of time and STILL continues to influence other musicians. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr created The Beatles who’s been widely considered as the “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 ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements in innovative ways.
No one has ever influenced pop culture the way they had. They weren’t just innovators but they released one chart-topping record after another. With 178 million certified units, RIAA regarded them as the “best-selling music artists in the United States.” They have several number one hits and also received various awards and recognition:
- 10 Grammy Awards
- 15 Ivor Novello Awards
- Academy Award for Best Original Song Score
As musicians, the Beatles proved that rock & roll could embrace a limitless variety of harmonies, structures, and sounds; virtually every rock experiment has some precedent on Beatles records. As a unit the Beatles were a synergistic combination: Paul McCartney’s melodic bass lines, Ringo Starr’s slaphappy no-rolls drumming, George Harrison’s rockabilly-style guitar leads, John Lennon’s assertive rhythm guitar — and their four fervent voices. — The Rolling Stone
Enjoy these ten facts about this iconic and legendary band!