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The "boys of Liverpool" or "Fab Four" (Fantastic Four).

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Photograph of The Beatles as they arrive in New York City in 1964
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The Beatles were a highly successful and popular British rock band from Liverpool, England. They are widely regarded as the most influential rock band in history and are known world-wide. The Beatles continue to be a major influence on music well into the 21st century, having sold over a billion records overall. The Beatles paved the way for new musical styles and influenced cultural revolutions in the 1960s and 1970s. The members of the most famous line-up of the Beatles were John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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Help! is the fifth UK album and tenth US album by The Beatles, and the soundtrack album from their film of the same name. Produced by George Martin for EMI's Parlophone Records, the album (in its original British form) contains seven songs that appeared in the film Help! (including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride"), and seven that did not.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 332 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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  • ...that The Beatles were students of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi (pictured)?
  • ...that in October 2005, Variety Magazine named The Beatles the #1 icons of the 20th Century?
  • ...that the man standing on the pavement in the background of the cover of Abbey Road is Paul Cole - a US tourist unaware he'd been photographed until he saw the album cover months later?
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  • 8 March, 2016: Beatles producer George Martin dies
  • 9 September, 2009: The Beatles: Rock Band and The Beatles' remastered albums are released
  • 27 August, 2009: Guardian: Beatles manager Brian Epstein to be focus of Fab Four biopic
  • 9 July, 2009: NME: Paul McCartney not surprised Michael Jackson didn't leave him Beatles songs
  • 19 March, 2009: Click Liverpool: Hey Nude! Beatles Bed In crashed by streaker
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  • September 2: Veteran journalist David Frost dies aged 74

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Christianity will go... It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first — rock and roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.
— John Lennon (1940 – 1980)
The Evening Standard
4 March 1966

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"All My Loving" featured on the album With The Beatles, but was never released as a single. Paul McCartney came up with the lyrics while shaving, and originally intended it to be a poem - this is one of the few Lennon–McCartney songs to have the lyrics thought of before the tune.

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