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The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals). The Beatles are recognised for leading the mid-1960s musical "British Invasion" into the United States.
Their clothes, styles, and statements made them trend-setters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked upon solo careers. The Beatles are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music and the best-selling musical group in history.
- 1960: The Beatles were formed
- 1962–63: Achieved fame in the UK
- 1963–64: Achieved American success
- 1964: The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show; Approximately 74 million viewers—about half of the American population—watched the group perform on the show
- 1965: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appointed the four Beatles Members of the Order of the British Empire, MBE
- 1965: The Beatles performed the first major stadium concert in the history of rock 'n' roll at Shea Stadium in New York to a crowd of 55,600
- 1970: Beatles broke up
- 2004: Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles number one on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time