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The Beatles Essay

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The Beatles
It all started in Liverpool where four guys got together to form a group in 1956. They called themselves The Beatles. The band broke up in 1970 for many different reasons. The Beatles are one of the most influential bands in history, because they seemed to have limitless imagination and their creativity will never be matched.
In 1956 Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet at Woolton Parish Festival, John then asked Paul to join his band The Quarrymen. In 1958 a school mate of Paul’s George Harrison left his band the Rebels to join The Quarrymen. While John was attending the Liverpool Institute of Art in 1959, he became friends with Stu Sutcliffe. John offered Stu a place in the band for the price of a bass guitar. Now calling
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For eight hours a night, seven nights a week, the rowdy German audiences screamed for action. The Beatles quickly abandoned their reserved stage presence and expanded their repertoire. Lennon would stomp, scream, curse, play in his underwear, or appear in stage with a toilet seat around his neck.” (Michael Uslan pg.158) The group tried to move to play at a better-playing club, and the owner of Kaiser Keller has Paul and Pete deported, saying they set fire to the wallpaper of their living quarters in the basement of the club. George was then thrown out of the country because he was an un-chaperoned minor. “When The Beatles returned to Liverpool, they were raw, raucous, and full of rock and roll. They set the town on its ear. Between engagements at the Cavern, one of Liverpool’s “best” clubs, the Beatles returned to Hamburg four more times over the next 3 years.” (Michael Uslan pg.158)
“In December 1961 Brian Epstein becomes the Beatles’ manager, having checked out the band at the Cavern Club after receiving requests for their single “My Bonnie” at his Liverpool record shop.”(rockhall.com) On April 4, 1964 the Beatles has the top five records in the United States. “Please Please Me,” featuring a harmonica and unusual
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