The Beatles

John Lennon

John Lennon was born in Liverpool England in 1940. When john got started in music it was his mom who gave him his first guitar to play on. His mom also taught him how to play it. In high school, John had a band called the Quarrymen.

Some interesting facts:

John Lennon was the one who started the Beatles.

John was a troublemaker in school,always getting into fights.

He was an artist and went to art college.

John wrote music with his wife Yoko Ono.

John was killed in 1980.

George Harrison

Born in Liverpool, England in 1943

His parents bought him his first guitar and he started teaching himself.

George and Paul went to the same school and became friends. After John saw how talented George was he asked him to join the band.

Interesting Facts:

George taught himself to play

guitar.

George went to the same

school as Paul McCartney.

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney was born in 1942. Paul was always

around music growing up. He started to get really interested in the piano but then got interested in the guitar. John Lennon asked Paul to become a member of the Quarrymen group because he was good at imitating rock and roll singers.

Interesting Facts:

Paul sometimes practiced guitar in the bathroom.

Paul’s dad led a dance band.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr was born in Liverpool England in 1940. He was sick a lot as a child. While in the hospital he would play in the hospital band. He played the drums.Ringo was in a band, but wanted to be with the Beatles. He would play the drums with them sometimes. They finally asked him to be the regular drummer.
Interesting facts:
Ringo’s real name is Richard Starkey.
He got his new name because he wore a lot of rings. 
 Ringo wrote some of the Beatles’s songs.

How did they become famous?

A businessman named Brian Epstein helped them become famous. He set up concerts and got them on TV and radio. They even played

for the Queen of England. To help them become famous in the United States they appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Names of Songs/Pieces

“A Day in the Life”

“Let it Be”

“Hey Jude”

“Yesterday”

“Yellow Submarine”

“All I Need is Love”

“Abbey Road”

“Come Together”

“A Hard Day’s Night”

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