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The Beatles

Simply put, rock ‘n’ roll as we know starts with the Beatles. Give Elvis and all those other pioneers credit for planting the seeds, but almost every rock artist of the past 50 years owes the Fab Four a heap of thanks for setting popular music’s template. Their very first album, 1963’s ‘Please Please Me,’ crackles with cross-Atlantic energy – inspired by American pop but rooted in British determination. By the time they made their sixth album, ‘Rubber Soul,’ they were writing their own songs and, more importantly, shaping a rock and pop landscape that would be explored and expanded on for decades to come. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is their pop-art masterpiece, but each of the Beatles’ 12 albums is a classic. No other group in rock history can make that claim.

51 Years Ago: The Beatles Release ‘Meet the Beatles!’

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Keystone, Getty Images

The group's first album on Capitol Records was released on Jan. 20, 1964.

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44 Years Ago: The Beatles’ ‘White Album’ Played in Court During Charles Manson Trial

The Beatles
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The Beatles' 'White Album' was played in court during the trial of Charles Manson on Jan. 19, 1971.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Settle Lawsuit with Pete Best

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Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Pete Best, one of the biggest “I could have been a contender” stories in rock history, won a legal battle against the Beatles in a defamation lawsuit in January 1969. 

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The Beatles’ Arrest History: Their Not-So-Fab Brushes With the Law

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

You won't find anything truly shocking when you dive into the Beatles' arrest history.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Didn’t Sink Much Effort Into ‘Yellow Submarine’

Apple
Apple

The Beatles’ animated film ‘Yellow Submarine’ is widely heralded as a classic for its mixture of whimsy, subversive humor and psychedelic design.

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51 Years Ago: The Beatles’ Forgotten, Semi-Illegal First Album Hits U.S. Stores

The Beatles
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The Beatles first American album was released on Jan. 10, 1964.

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46 Years Ago: George Harrison Quits the Beatles

George Harrison
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On Jan. 10, 1969, guitarist George Harrison abruptly quit the Beatles.

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Ray McFall, Owner of the Cavern Club Where the Beatles Played, Dies

The Cavern Club
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Ray McFall, who owned Liverpool’s Cavern Club during the period when the Beatles cut their teeth on its stage, has died at the age of 88.

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Meet Beatles Producer George Martin

Hulton Archive, Getty Images
Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Of all the strokes of good fortune that the Beatles had, perhaps none was as great as the day that their failed Decca audition tape wound up in the hands of producer Sir George Martin. So great was Martin’s contribution to their music that he is one of the few people who could truly lay claim to being called the Fifth Beatle.

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46 Years Ago: The Beatles Try to ‘Get Back’ to Their Roots

Paul McCartney Beatles Let it Be
Apple / ABKCO

As 1969 began, the Beatles were in a free fall.

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