The Beatles

The Beatles Quotes

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The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The line-up of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr led the band to be regarded as the foremost and most influential in history. With a sound rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the group were integral to the evolution of pop music into an art form, and to the development of the counterculture of the 1960s. They often incorporated elements of classical music, older pop forms, and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways, and in later years experimented with a number of musical styles ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. As they continued to draw influences from a variety of cultural sources, their musical and lyrical sophistication grew, and they came to be seen as embodying the era's sociocultural movements.

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  • Paul McCartney: As for playing Vegas, that's something I've been trying to avoid my whole life. Definitely nothing attracts me about the idea. Vegas is where you go to die, isn't it? It's the elephant's graveyard.
  • Paul McCartney: But, in truth, I just took to booze. There wasn't much time to have mental health issues, it was just, f--- it, it's boozing or sleeping. But I'm sure it did, as they were very depressing times.
  • Ringo Starr: I often look back on my life and think, 'what if I'd gone and lived in America? Because who knows where I'd have been now.'