John Lennon was the nominal leader of the Beatles, but the group was a democracy. If any one member objected strongly to an idea, they usually didn't carry it out. Lennon ca…n be considered the leader of the Beatles because around 1957, he formed a band called the Quarrymen. Paul McCartney (in 1957) and George Harrison (in 1958) joined Quarrymen later. Quarrymen changed their name to the Beatles in 1960. And Ringo Starr joined after they got signed with EMI-Parlophone Records in 1962. So Lennon is seen as the leader because he was the one who first founded the band that became the Beatles. (MORE)
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The Beatles were the most amazing rock band ever(and yes that is a fact) from Liverpool, England and are the most critically acclaimed recording act in the history of popular …music. The band's members were: John Lennon (John Winston Ono Lennon), born October 9, 1940 and was murdered on December 8, 1980 - Vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, harmonica and songwriter.Paul McCartney (James Paul McCartney), born on June 18, 1942 - Vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, and songwriter.George Harrison, born on February 25, 1943 and died of cancer on November 29, 2001 - Vocals, lead guitar, sitar and songwriter.Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey), born on July 7, 1940 - Vocals and drums. The Beatles disbanded in 1970. All four went on to further successful careers in music, movies, production, etc. Early members of the Beatles included Stu Sutcliffe (June 23, 1940 - April 10, 1962; bass guitar) and Pete Best (born November 24, 1941; drums). There are frequent references to a "Fifth Beatle", the most obvious and probably top of the list being their producer, Sir George Martin, another being longtime road manager, personal assistant, and CEO of Apple, the late Neil Aspinall. Drummer Jimmy Nicol filled in for Ringo Starr for a few tour dates, but was never an official member of the group. Billy Preston played with them on Let It Be, but was not a permanent member. (MORE)
Paul McCartney formed a new group after the Beatles, which was called Paul McCartney and Wings. They had a long and successful career (not as spectacular as that of the Beatle…s, but successful by any other standard). They are remembered for such songs as "Band On The Run". Wings no longer exists, but Paul McCartney still performs. (MORE)
Overall, most of the Beatles' music was about peace and love, though some songs were inspired by real events in life such as the death of John and Paul's mothers (Let it B…e and "Julia" for example" some songs were nonsense or just for fun (I Am the Walrus) Mr. Kite (about a circus), etc. Some songs were about people they disagreed with such as "Revolution (about Chairman Mao) or "Bungalow Bill" (about a hunter) most songs were pure love songs whether real or imaginary people. for info about certain songs see the Wikipedia articles on the particular song.(MORE)
The beatles were influenced by Elvis Presley and other rock stars of the day. One particular influence on Paul McCartney's singing style was Little Richard, who actually sat d…own with McCartney at a piano one day to teach him how to do the infamous "woo!" Another specific influence was that which Carl Perkins had on George Harrison. He also brought the Eastern culture of the world to prominence in the west (he's why Indian stuff was so popular in the 60s). John Lennon was interested in the Beat writing of the 50s. They all generally were influenced by Elvis a lot, though.(MORE)
The Beatles began in 1960 in Liverpool, England. At that time, the band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Stu Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. Sutcliffe le…ft the band in 1961, and Best was replaced in 1962 by drummer Ringo Starr.(MORE)
The Beatles were originally named Johnny and the Silver Beetles or just The Silver Beetles. They got the idea to be The 'Beetles' from Buddy Holly's band The Crickets. John Le…nnon then explained that "a man on a flaming pie" came to him in a dream and said "you are The Beatles with an 'a' ". The Silver part was dropped and they eventually became The Beatles. (MORE)