The Beatles Final

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Miller 1 Jason Miller Larry Eskridge English 101 December 7, 2006 The Beatles Greatly influenced by rock legend Elvis Presley, John Lennon started his first band called the Quarrymen in 1956 at age sixteen. The Quarrymen were the start of one of the greatest bands of all time. They were one of the few artists that were the best and most popular at what they did. They took anything good about Rock & Roll and changed it into something more original and more exciting. They were one of the few artists who wrote and performed their own music. Their success was remarkable, and the Beatles hold the record for most number one singles by any band. Twenty of the Beatles singles reached number one on the charts and most stayed for more than three months. The Beatles have spent a total of 147 weeks at number one on the charts. The Beatles consisted of a four-man group including John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles were also called “The Fab Four”, and were all from Liverpool England and came together to make some of the best rock music ever heard. James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England on June 18, 1942. As a young boy, Paul had been exposed and taught about music. His father, James McCartney was the leader of a band known as “Jim Mac Jazz Band” in the twenties. When Paul was fourteen, his mother Mary had died of breast cancer and not long after that he bought his first guitar, and learned to play. In 1957, Paul met John Lennon at a church picnic. After
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Miller 2 John had listened to Paul, he had decided to have him join his band, “The Quarrymen”. Paul became the band’s leading songwriter. Over the years, the band would change into The Beatles. McCartney continued to work solo, and released his third album, “Tug of War”. “Critics have claimed that Paul McCartney is one of the most commercially successful rock composers of all time, both solo and as a member of the Beatles” (Rolling Stone). In 1976, he came out with his first solo single “I Lost My Little Girl”. His most commercialized song, “Yesterday” was played over 6 million radio stations in the USA. The song has been recorded as the most popular song in history. He also holds the record for the largest paid audience for a solo performance. He sang in front of 184,000 fans at a concert in Rio de Janeiro. As well as working with the Beatles, McCartney is the only ex- Beatles to perform in another band. During the ‘80s, McCartney got chances to work with other famous musicians such as Michael Jackson and Elvis Costello. In 1997, McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. After that, things took a turn for the worst. In 1998, Paul’s wife passed away on April 17. After her death, Paul became inactive, and his worldwide famous music would no longer be recorded, but his voice will always be remembered. John Lennon was born in Liverpool to Julia Stanley Lennon and Alfred Lennon,
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