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The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as "Beatlemania", but as the group's music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney, they came to be perceived as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the counterculture of the 1960s.

The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison went through a succession of drummers, including Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.

According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful "Hot 100" artists; as of 2016, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015.

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Albums

  1. Please Please Me
    1963
  2. With The Beatles
    1963
  3. Introducing… The Beatles
    1964
  4. Meet The Beatles!
    1964
  5. Twist and Shout
    1964
  6. The Beatles’ Second Album
    1964
  7. The Beatles’ Long Tall Sally
    1964
  8. Something New
    1964
  9. Beatles for Sale
    1964
  10. Beatles ’65
    1964
  11. Beatles VI
    1965
  12. 2.0
    Rubber Soul
    1965
  13. 4.0
    Revolver
    1966
  14. 5.0
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    1967
  15. The Beatles
    1968
  16. Abbey Road
    1969
  17. Let It Be
    1970
  18. The Unreleased Tracks, Volume 2
    1990
  19. The Beatles Collection, Volume 4: Revolver / Let It Be
    1994
  20. The Beatles Collection, Volume 7: The Beatles, Part 2 / Magical Mystery Tour
    1994
  21. The Beatles Collection, Volume 5: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    1994
  22. The Beatles Collection, Volume 2: A Hard Day’s Night / Beatles for Sale
    1994
  23. Let It Be / Rarities
    2000
  24. Beatles for Sale / Rubber Soul
    2000
  25. Revolver / Magical Mystery Tour
    2000
  26. Beatles ’65 / Beatles VI
    2000
  27. The Seven Years of Christmas
    2002
  28. 8 Mile And Abbey: Eminem Meets The Beatles
    2014

Other releases

  1. My Bonnie
    1961
  2. Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
    1962
  3. Please Please Me / Ask Me Why
    1963
  4. Please Please Me
    1963
  5. From Me to You
    1963
  6. Twist and Shout
    1963
  7. My Bonnie
    1963
  8. She Loves You
    1963
  9. The Beatles’ Hits
    1963
  10. 1963-10-24: The Beatles Popgrupp Fran Liverpool Pa Besök I Stockholm: Karlaplan Studios, Stockholm, Sweden
    1963
  11. No. 1
    1963
  12. I Want to Hold Your Hand
    1963
  13. The Beatles’ Christmas Record
    1963
  14. Roll Over Beethoven
    1963
  15. The Beatles' Story
    1964
  16. Open-End Interview
    1964
  17. I’ll Get You
    1964
  18. All My Loving / I Wanna Be Your Man
    1964
  19. Les Beatles
    1964
  20. The Beatles with Tony Sheridan and Guests
    1964
  21. All My Loving
    1964
  22. Cry for a Shadow
    1964
  23. All My Loving
    1964
  24. Twist and Shout / There's a Place
    1964
  25. Can’t Buy Me Love
    1964
  26. Souvenir of Their Visit to America
    1964
  27. Do You Want to Know a Secret
    1964
  28. Why
    1964
  29. The Beatles Beat
    1964
  30. Skinny Minny
    1964
  31. The Beatles' First
    1964
  32. Ain’t She Sweet
    1964
  33. Komm gib mir Deine Hand / Sie liebt Dich
    1964
  34. Four by the Beatles
    1964
  35. Sie liebt dich
    1964
  36. Les Beatles
    1964
  37. Sweet Georgia Brown
    1964
  38. Long Tall Sally
    1964
  39. A Hard Day’s Night: Original Motion Picture Sound Track
    1964
  40. Ain’t She Sweet
    1964
  41. A Hard Day’s Night
    1964
  42. I’ll Cry Instead
    1964
  43. And I Love Her / If I Fell
    1964
  44. I Should Have Known Better
    1964
  45. Matchbox
    1964
  46. Ain't She Sweet
    1964
  47. Extracts From the Film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
    1964
  48. Extracts From the Album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’
    1964
  49. I Feel Fine
    1964
  50. Another Beatles Christmas Record
    1964
  51. Rock and Roll Music / I'm a Loser
    1965
  52. In Italy
    1965
  53. Greatest Hits
    1965
  54. Sweet Georgia Brown
    1965
  55. A Hard Days Night
    1965
  56. 4-By the Beatles
    1965
  57. Eight Days a Week
    1965
  58. Rock and Roll Music
    1965
  59. The Early Beatles
    1965
  60. Beatles for Sale
    1965
  61. Ticket to Ride
    1965
  62. Beatles for Sale, No. 2
    1965
  63. The Beatles' Greatest
    1965
  64. Help!
    1965
  65. Help!
    1965
  66. Yesterday
    1965
  67. Boys
    1965
  68. We Can Work It Out / Day Tripper
    1965
  69. The Beatles’ Million Sellers
    1965
  70. The Beatles Third Christmas Record
    1965
  71. Greatest Hits Volume 1
    1966
  72. Drive My Car
    1966
  73. And Now: The Beatles
    1966
  74. Nowhere Man
    1966
  75. Yesterday
    1966
  76. Paperback Writer / Rain
    1966
  77. Yesterday… and Today
    1966
  78. Nowhere Man
    1966
  79. Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby
    1966
  80. A Collection of Beatles Oldies
    1966
  81. Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane
    1967
  82. Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane
    1967
  83. All You Need Is Love
    1967
  84. Hello, Goodbye
    1967
  85. Magical Mystery Tour
    1967
  86. Magical Mystery Tour
    1967
  87. The Beatles First
    1968
  88. Lady Madonna
    1968
  89. Hey Jude
    1968
  90. The Beatles' Sixth Christmas Record
    1968
  91. Yellow Submarine
    1969
  92. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
    1969
  93. Get Back
    1969
  94. The Ballad of John and Yoko
    1969
  95. Something
    1969
  96. The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record
    1969
  97. Hey Jude
    1970
  98. Let It Be
    1970
  99. In the Beginning (Circa 1960)
    1970
  100. The Long and Winding Road
    1970
  101. Christmas Album
    1970
  102. 1962–1966
    1973
  103. 1967–1970
    1973
  104. Have You Heard the Word?
    1975
  105. The Singles Collection 1962 - 1970
    1976
  106. Got to Get You Into My Life
    1976
  107. Back in the U.S.S.R.
    1976
  108. Rock 'n' Roll Music
    1976
  109. 1962 Live at Star Club in Hamburg
    1977
  110. The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl
    1977
  111. Love Songs
    1977
  112. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    1978
  113. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band / With a Little Help From My Friends
    1978
  114. Roll over Beatles
    1978
  115. The Beatles Collection
    1978
  116. Rarities
    1978
  117. Rarities
    1980
  118. Historia de la musica rock
    1981
  119. Beatles Box
    1981
  120. E.P. Collection
    1981
  121. Rarities (From "Beatles E.P. Collection")
    1981
  122. Reel Music
    1982
  123. The Beatles’ Movie Medley
    1982
  124. 20 Greatest Hits
    1982
  125. Singles Collection
    1982
  126. 23: The Number Ones
    1983
  127. The Early Tapes of The Beatles
    1984
  128. Silver Beatles
    1985
  129. The Golden Beatles
    1986
  130. Live in Japan 1964
    1987
  131. Hamburg 1961
    1987
  132. Perfect Collection, Volume 9: 1967 & Others
    1987
  133. From Me To You
    1988
  134. Live in Paris 1965
    1988
  135. Back-Track
    1988
  136. Conquer America
    1988
  137. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 1
    1988
  138. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 2
    1988
  139. The Best II (1964~1966)
    1988
  140. The Best IV (1968~1970)
    1988
  141. Ticket to Ride - Live!
    1988
  142. The Best I (1962~1964)
    1988
  143. Stars of '63
    1988
  144. 1962 Live Recordings
    1988
  145. Past Masters, Volumes One & Two
    1988
  146. Past Masters, Volume Two
    1988
  147. Past Masters, Volume One
    1988
  148. The Beatles Box Set
    1988
  149. In the Beginning...
    1989
  150. Get Back Sessions
    1989
  151. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 5
    1989
  152. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 1 (1962-1963)
    1989
  153. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 2 (1964-1965)
    1989
  154. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 6
    1989
  155. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 3
    1989
  156. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 4
    1989
  157. Pop Go the Beatles
    1989
  158. From Us to You
    1989
  159. Five Nights in a Judo Arena
    1989
  160. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 3 (1966-1967)
    1989
  161. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 4 (1968)
    1989
  162. CD Singles Collection
    1989
  163. The Unreleased Tracks, Volume 1
    1990
  164. Michelle
    1990
  165. Michelle
    1990
  166. Challenger One...
    1990
  167. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 8
    1990
  168. A Hard Day's Night
    1990
  169. Ultra Rare Trax, Volume 7
    1990
  170. Please Please Me
    1990
  171. Rock and Roll Music
    1990
  172. Roll Over Beethoven
    1990
  173. Rockin' at the Star-Club
    1991
  174. Celluloid Rock
    1991
  175. Get Back and 22 Other Songs
    1991
  176. The Decca Tapes
    1991
  177. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 7 (1962-1969)
    1991
  178. Acetates
    1991
  179. From Yesterday Forever
    1991
  180. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 5 (1969)
    1991
  181. Unsurpassed Demos
    1991
  182. Unsurpassed Masters, Volume 6 (1962-1969)
    1991
  183. The Original Decca Tapes & Cavern Club Rehearsals
    1991
  184. The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 1: The Complete Rooftop Concert
    1992
  185. Golden Age Vol. 2
    1992
  186. The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 2: All Things Must Pass
    1992
  187. Hamburg 1961
    1992
  188. Interview Disc
    1992
  189. Hodge-Podge
    1992
  190. She Loves You
    1992
  191. Nothing Is Real: The Making of "Strawberry Fields Forever"
    1992
  192. Complete Christmas Collection: 1963-1969
    1992
  193. Arrive Without Aging
    1993
  194. All Too Much
    1993
  195. Artifacts
    1993
  196. Posters, Incense And Strobe Candles
    1993
  197. Hey, Jude
    1993
  198. Leave My Kitten All Alone
    1993
  199. The Beatles, Volume II
    1993
  200. The Complete BBC Sessions: Here We Go, March 12, 1963
    1993
  201. The Ultimate Collection, Volume 2
    1994
  202. More Sweet Apples: Unpublished Songs and Alternative Versions 1966-69
    1994
  203. Across the Universe
    1994
  204. As Nature Intended
    1994
  205. The Ultimate Collection, Volume 3
    1994
  206. Golden Beatles
    1994
  207. Chronology, Volume 1: From Me to You (1962-1963)
    1994
  208. Chronology, Volume 4: Yesterday (1965-1966)
    1994
  209. No. 3 Abbey Road NW8
    1994
  210. The Get Back Journals, Volume 3
    1994
  211. The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 5: The Auction Tapes
    1994
  212. The Beatles Vol. 3 The Classic Collection
    1994
  213. The 1968 Demos
    1994
  214. The Beatles Collection, Volume 8: Yellow Submarine
    1994
  215. The Lost Pepperland Reel: And Other Rarities
    1994
  216. Chronology, Volume 3: All My Loving (1963-1964)
    1994
  217. The "Let It Be" Rehearsals, Volume 3: All Things Must Pass, Part 2: Acoustic Set
    1994
  218. Chronology, Volume 2: She Loves You (1963)
    1994
  219. Artifacts II
    1994
  220. The Beatles Collection, Volume 6: The Beatles, Part 1
    1994
  221. The Ultimate Collection, Volume 1
    1994
  222. The Sweetest Apples
    1994
  223. Baby It’s You
    1994
  224. Live at the BBC
    1994
  225. Artifacts III
    1995
  226. Unplugged
    1995
  227. Studio 2 Sessions at Abbey Road, Volume 1
    1995
  228. Free as a Bird
    1995
  229. Rare Photos & Interview CD, Volume 1
    1995
  230. Anthology 1
    1995
  231. The Best Of (26 Unforgettable Hit Songs)
    1996
  232. Reeperbahn - The Early Beatles
    1996
  233. Let It Be Sessions
    1996
  234. Real Love
    1996
  235. Anthology 2
    1996
  236. Rare Photos & Interview CD, Volume 2
    1996
  237. Anthology 3
    1996
  238. Rare Photos & Interview CD, Volume 3
    1996
  239. 1964-65: The Complete Hollywood Bowl Concerts
    1997
  240. It's Not too Bad
    1997
  241. The Alternate Revolver
    1997
  242. Whitology
    1997
  243. Best Of the Beatles
    1997
  244. Hamburg Twist
    1997
  245. The Ultimate Beatles Christmas Collection
    1998
  246. Acoustic Masterpieces: The Esher Demos
    1998
  247. Pepperland
    1999
  248. Anthology Extra
    1999
  249. John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 1: "That Means a Lot"
    1999
  250. Platine Collection
    1999
  251. Forever Gold
    1999
  252. From Kinfauns to Chaos
    1999
  253. Golden Collection 2000
    1999
  254. Songs for Eleanor
    1999
  255. Abbey Road Video Show
    1999
  256. Get Back
    1999
  257. The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (disc 2: The Making of Sgt. Pepper's)
    1999
  258. The Best of Beatles
    1999
  259. Revolving
    1999
  260. Another Sessions... Plus
    1999
  261. John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 4: "How Do You Do It?"
    1999
  262. The Alternate Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    1999
  263. Beatles II
    1999
  264. John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 2: "Los Paranoias"
    1999
  265. Turn Me On Dead Man: The John Barrett Tapes
    1999
  266. John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 3: "She Loves You"
    1999
  267. John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 6: "Abbey Road Video Show"
    1999
  268. John Barrett's Cassette Dubs, Volume 5: "Odds & Ends"
    1999
  269. Yellow Submarine Songtrack
    1999
  270. Last Night in Hamburg
    1999
  271. Live at the Hollywood Bowl
    2000
  272. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band / A Collection of Beatles Oldies
    2000
  273. Down in Havana
    2000
  274. Another Tracks Of: With the Beatles! '63 (disc 1)
    2000
  275. UK EP Collection, Volume 1
    2000
  276. UK EP Collection, Volume 2
    2000
  277. Beatles Forever
    2000
  278. The Beatles - 1967
    2000
  279. The Alternate Abbey Road
    2000
  280. Please Please Me / With The Beatles
    2000
  281. The Other Way of Crossing: Abbey Road Outtakes
    2000
  282. Thirty Days: The Ultimate Get Back Sessions Collection
    2000
  283. Give Apple a Chance: The Beatles 1971
    2000
  284. 1
    2000
  285. Music World
    2001
  286. Men & Horses, Hoops & Garters
    2001
  287. Strawberry Lane (disc 1: Demos and Sessions)
    2001
  288. New Year's Day
    2001
  289. Beatles Bop - Hamburg Days
    2001
  290. Every Little Thing, Volume 4
    2002
  291. Acetates
    2002
  292. Music Heritage
    2002
  293. A-Cam + B-Cam: Stereo at Twickenham, Jan. 3rd, 1969
    2002
  294. First U.S. Concert
    2002
  295. Sessionography One: Outtakes and Outmixes: January 1962 to March 1963
    2003
  296. Private Tapes, Volume 1
    2003
  297. Private Tapes, Volume 2
    2003
  298. Let It Be… Naked
    2003
  299. The Complete BBC Sessions: Upgraded for 2004
    2004
  300. The Days in Their Life, Volume 1
    2004
  301. The Road to Fame 1961-1962
    2004
  302. Yesterday Mixes... Today
    2004
  303. The Capitol Albums, Vol. 1
    2004
  304. Tokyo Highway 66
    2005
  305. UK Singles Collection
    2005
  306. Last Licks Live: The Rooftop Concert
    2005
  307. Uncut: The Beatles: Press Conferences 1964-1966
    2005
  308. The Capitol Albums, Volume 2 Sampler
    2006
  309. Live at the Hollywood Bowl...Again!
    2006
  310. The Savage Young Beatles with Tony Sheridan
    2006
  311. The Capitol Albums, Vol. 2
    2006
  312. Love
    2006
  313. The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 3
    2007
  314. The Ballad of John and Yoko
    2007
  315. Greatest Hits Part 1 (1962 - 1965)
    2007
  316. The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 1
    2007
  317. The Beatles Deluxe, Volume 2
    2007
  318. The Decca Audition
    2007
  319. Historical Star Club Tapes
    2008
  320. Star Club
    2008
  321. Before America: May 1963–January 1964
    2008
  322. Revolution: Take... Your Knickers Off!
    2009
  323. 09.09.09 Sampler
    2009
  324. Revolver / Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
    2009
  325. Everyday Chemistry
    2009
  326. Mono Masters
    2009
  327. The Beatles in Mono
    2009
  328. The Beatles
    2009
  329. 1962–1966 / 1967–1970
    2010
  330. Sessions: A Collection of Unreleased Album
    2011
  331. Anthology Highlights
    2011
  332. Radio-Active, Volume 4
    2011
  333. The Beatles with Tony Sheridan: First Recordings 50th Anniversary Edition
    2011
  334. Tomorrow Never Knows
    2012
  335. Instant Karma!
    2012
  336. Imagine Clouds Dripping
    2012
  337. Living in the Material World
    2012
  338. Band on the Run
    2012
  339. Good Night Vienna
    2012
  340. I Saw Her Standing There
    2013
  341. The Beatles with Tony Sheridan Singles Box
    2013
  342. What's a Black Beatle?
    2013
  343. Live at the BBC: The Collection
    2013
  344. On Air – Live at the BBC, Volume 2
    2013
  345. The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963
    2013
  346. The U.S. Albums
    2014
  347. The Black Album
    2014
  348. Meet The Beatles
    2014
  349. 21
    2015