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Who are the Beatles 1 Running Head: Who are the Beatles Who are the Beatles and what did they do Anthony Pugliese Critical Writing October 9, 2006
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Who are the Beatles 2 Throughout history very few bands have had the success and impact that The Beatles have had. They did not just capture the attention of a single generation of a single country; they captured the attention and love of the entire world regardless of age. Although The Beatles stopped recording around thirty-six years ago, they are still one of the most popular bands today. There are many factors that contributed to their previously unheard of success. I think one of the most important factors is that The Beatles music is not limited to a single generation, to a single time period, or a single group of people. The Beatles were able to conquer factors that previously and still today impede on other bands similar success. Some of these factors that proved to be irrelevant for the Beatles music were racial differences, age group gaps, and gender differences. It is for these reasons that The Beatles were and are loved by the world. (1 “The Beatles Now”) The Beatles consisted of four members. John Winston Lennon was born on 10/09/1940 in the Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in Liverpool England to Julia and Freddie Lennon. Interestingly enough John’s middle name came from his parent's admiration of Winston Churchill. However, later in John’s career he changed his last name to Ono after his wife Yoko Ono. John’s father moved and lived in New Zealand and John would not see his father for about twenty years. John for years lived with his Aunt Mimi, but around 1955 John and his mother became very close. Around that same time John’s mother began teaching John to play the banjo, but later John’s interest turned to the guitar. In 1958 John’s mother was brutally struck and killed by an intoxicated off
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Who are the Beatles 3 duty police officer. This tragic accident would haunt John for the rest of his life and inspired him to write songs like “Julia” and “Mother.” In late 1960 John joined together with a group that would change his life along with the entire worlds, The Beatles. After finding out Cynthia Powell, John’s girlfriend was pregnant they finally decided to get married. On August 23, 1962, John and Cynthia were married. As The Beatles began really take off John began to experiment rather heavily with LSD and became deeply immersed in the art world. In April of 1967, John Lennon attended a "psychedelic" event where he watches many artists perform. Two of the many performers included Pink Floyd and Yoko Ono. He had met Ono less than a year earlier, on November 9, 1966. In May of 1968, John and Yoko became a couple. Later that year on August 22, 1968, Cynthia filed for divorce on grounds of John's adultery. On March 20, 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono are married in Gibraltar, near Spain. On December 8, 1980, around 5PM,
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