"The thing about The Beatles is that
they saved the world from boredom."
Welcome to the full online biography and discography of
The Beatles organized year by year according to The Beatles official
The Beatles released 13 original albums in ONLY
7 years. Never before or since has any rock band come close to that
quantity and quality of output. For example, U2, one of the most
popular bands of the day, has released 13 studio albums in 29 years.
The Beatles phenomenon is an ongoing learning
experience. There are so many facets to the biography of The Beatles,
is here to help guide you through each and every album along with all
the significant events that occurred year by year.
It is not humanly possible during one person's lifetime
to read everything that has been written about John, Paul, George and
Ringo. There are literally thousands
of books that have been written about them, with new ones being
published every year.
But here at Beatles-History.net
you have found a valuable online resource which can break down for you
the most important facts in Beatles history.
Even if you think you already know all the pertinent
facts about The Beatles' albums, movies, timeline, and personal lives,
there's always something new to learn. Every year a new perspective or
previously undiscovered fact is revealed by yet another person or link
to The Beatles story.
There's no denying that the Beatles changed the music
industry profoundly. From the way album covers appeared, to writing
their own songs, to innovative recording techniques, the Beatles led
the way to change what rock bands could do.
But The Beatles were not just a band "who made it very,
very big" as John Lennon said.
The Beatles became an international phenomenon. While
the band was officially together from 1962 to 1970, the Beatles
obviously were a huge success, but no one realized what a rarity they
really were. Since the rock and roll era was relatively new at the
time, people were waiting for the "next" Beatles to arrive.
But nobody came.
The difference between a great band and a musical
phenomenon is that a great band produces great music, but a phenomenon
goes further to influence a multitude of cultural outlets such as art,
photography, literature, fashion, politics and belief systems.
As a result, the Beatles' phenomenon has kept growing
and growing ever since the group disbanded in 1970.
The group's lasting influence in society is evident in
many ways from the use of Beatle phrases and lyrics in everyday life to
modern-day hairstyles. No musical act can trace more cultural
influences to the present than the four lads from Liverpool.
The more time that passes, the bigger the legacy grows.
For example, the city of Liverpool has now built a
significant tourist industry around The Beatles. Every August,
thousands and thousands of Beatles fans invade the city for a week of
music and celebration in honor of The Fab Four.
A pilgrimage to
Liverpool is something every Beatles fan should experience.
Critic Paul Evans states about the Beatles: "Theirs is
the final, great consensus in popular music, not
liking them is as perverse as not liking the sun."
We invite you to explore every page on the Beatles-History.net site.
The history of The Beatles is divided up chronologically by year in
connection with the release dates of their original British albums.
Within each main album page, are links to several sub-sections which go
further in-depth about specific topics.
Your Magical History Tour awaits...
Check out our new "Beatles 50th Anniversary Series"
Look for the RED HEADLINE for articles celebrating the 50th anniversary of important events in Beatles History, including:
How a trip to Spain changed The Beatles' songwriting history forever (Read article)