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When did The Beatles start?

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August 18, 2012 5:05AM

John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison had been playing together since 1958, under different band names. They adopted the Beatles name and "turned professional" in the spring of 1960. Pete Best joined them in August, just before they left for Hamburg. Ringo Starr replaced Best in 1962.