The Beatles

The BeatlesFrom: Liverpool, England

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed act in the history of popular music. Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, they later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”, but as their songwriting grew in sophistication, they came to be perceived by many fans and cultural observers as an embodiment of the ideals shared by the era’s sociocultural revolutions.

They built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act and producer George Martin enhanced their musical potential. They gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first single, “Love Me Do”, became a modest hit in late 1962. They acquired the nickname the “Fab Four” as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year, and by early 1964 they had become international stars, leading the “British Invasion” into the United States pop market. From 1965 on, the Beatles produced what many critics consider their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (1968), and Abbey Road (1969). After their break-up in 1970, the ex-Beatles each enjoyed successful musical careers. Lennon died in 1980 after having been shot by a deranged fan, and Harrison died of lung cancer in 2001. McCartney and Starr remain active.

The Beatles have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. According to the RIAA, as of 2012 they have sold 177 million units in the US, more than any other artist. In 2008, they topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful “Hot 100” artists. As of 2012, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with 20. They have received 7 Grammy Awards from the American National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and 15 Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. Collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the 20th century’s 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with EMI Records estimating sales of over one billion units. ~ Wikipedia

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Tracks played on Psychedelicized…


Parlophone R 5389 – 1965

  • Day Tripper
  • We Can Work It Out

Parlophone R 5675 – 1966

  • Lady Madonna
  • The Inner Light

Parlophone R 5452 – 1966

  • Paperback Writer
  • Rain

Apple R 5722 – 1968

  • Hey Jude
  • Revolution

Apple R 5786 – 1969

  • Old Brown Shoe
  • The Ballad Of John And Yoko

Apple R 5777 – 1969

  • Don’t Let Me Down

Apple R 5833 – 1970
Let it Be single

  • You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Original LPs/EPs…

Help! – 1965

  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away

Rubber Soul – 1965
Rubber Soul

  • I’m Looking Through You
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
  • Nowhere Man
  • The Word
  • Think For Yourself
  • You Won’t See Me

Revolver – 1966

  • And Your Bird Can Sing
  • Doctor Robert
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • For No One
  • Good Day Sunshine
  • Got To Get You Into My Life
  • Here, There and Everywhere
  • I Want To Tell You
  • I’m Only Sleeping
  • Love You To
  • She Said, She Said
  • Taxman
  • Tomorrow Never Knows
  • Yellow Submarine

SGT. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – 1967
SGT. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

  • Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!
  • Getting Better
  • Good Morning, Good Morning
  • Fixing A Hole
  • Lovely Rita
  • Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)^A Day In The Life
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band^With A Little Help From My Friends
  • She’s Leaving Home
  • When I’m Sixty-Four
  • Within You, Without You

Magical Mystery Tour – 1967
Magical Mystery Tour

  • All You Need Is Love
  • Baby You’re A Rich Man
  • Blue Jay Way
  • Flying
  • Hello Goodbye
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Penny Lane
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • The Fool On The Hill
  • Your Mother Should Know

The Beatles (White Album) – 1968
Beatles, The (White Album)

  • Birthday
  • Blackbird
  • Cry Baby Cry
  • Dear Prudence
  • Don’t Pass Me By
  • Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me & My Monkey
  • Happiness Is A Warm Gun
  • Helter Skelter
  • I’m So Tired
  • Julia
  • Long, Long, Long
  • Martha My Dear
  • Mother Nature’s Son
  • Piggies
  • Rocky Raccoon
  • Revolution 1
  • Savoy Truffle
  • Sexy Sadie
  • The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Why Don’t We Do It In The Road
  • Wild Honey Pie
  • Yer Blues

Yellow Submarine – 1968
Yellow Submarine

  • All Together Now
  • Hey Bulldog
  • It’s All Too Much
  • Only A Northern Song

Abbey Road – 1969
Abbey Road

  • Because
  • Come Together
  • Golden Slumbers^Carry That Weight^The End
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • Mean Mr. Mustard^Polythene Pam^She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
  • Oh! Darling
  • Something
  • Sun King
  • You Never Give Me Your Money

Let It Be – 1970
Let it Be

  • Across The Universe
  • Dig A Pony
  • Get Back
  • I Me Mine
  • I’ve Got A Feeling
  • Let It Be
  • The Long And Winding Road
  • Two Of Us


    Beatles Anthology 2 – 1996

    • Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite [Take 7]
    • Hello Goodbye [Take 16]
    • I Am The Walrus [Take 16]
    • I’m Looking Through You [Take 1]
    • Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) [Take 1]
    • Only A Northern Song [Takes 3 & 12]
    • Penny Lane [Take 9]
    • Taxman [Take 11]
    • The Fool On The Hill [Take 4]
    • Tomorrow Never Knows [Take 1]
    • You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
    • Your Mother Should Know [Take 27]

    Beatles Anthology 3 – 1996
    Anthology 3

    • All Things Must Pass [Demo]
    • Come And Get It [Demo]
    • Glass Onion [Demo]
    • Helter Skelter [Edited Take 2]
    • I Me Mine [Take 16]
    • Not Guilty [Take 102]
    • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da [Take 5]
    • Something [Demo]
    • What’s The New Mary Jane [Take 4]
    • While My Guitar Gently Weeps [Demo]