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The Beatles: A Chronology Compiled by Laurel Sercombe for Music 162, May 6, 2011 The Beatles - John Lennon (rhythm guitar and vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar and vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar), and Ringo Starr (drums) Three periods of Beatles’ career - Early (1960-1963) – coalescence as a professional band; extensive gigging in Britain; Brian Epstein becomes Beatles’ manager; first recordings; dominant role of producer George Martin; media obsession with Beatlemania begins. Middle (1964-1966) - “invasion” of U.S.; extensive international touring; increasingly collaborative relationship with producer George Martin; end of touring and concert performances. Late (1967-1970) - band in the studio; the LSD years; disintegration and breakup Early period - 1957 - John Lennon forms the Quarrymen in Liverpool (skiffle band) 1960 - Band includes John, Paul, George, Stuart Sutcliffe (on bass guitar), and Pete Best (drums) First trip to Hamburg; Stuart meets Astrid Kirchherr; after return to England, Stuart leaves band, and Paul becomes the bass player. 1961 -
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