Who was the leader of The Beatles?
December 18, 2009 5:01AM
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 can 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.