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.
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"I think everyone will enjoy it because you'll see this band work really hard."
When Nickelodeon Let 'Doug' Meet Beatles Parody the Beets
"Killer Tofu" band debuted in September 1991 episode "Doug Rocks."
How the Beatles Created Their Biggest Hit, 'Hey Jude'
Single was also the longest to reach No. 1 at the time.
Beatles Announce 'Let It Be' Special Edition Box Set
Expanded version of band's last-released LP will include 57 tracks on six discs.
Beatles' Dashed-Off 'She Loves You' Was Actually Carefully Made
They took weeks constructing the song, between stops as Roy Orbison's opening act, then hours recording it.
Why the Beatles Opted to Be ‘Childish’ on ‘Yellow Submarine’
Paul McCartney set out to write a "children's song" and ended up with another chart-topping hit.
Why the Beatles Haven't Remixed 'Rubber Soul' or 'Revolver' Yet
Producer Giles Martin discusses the challenges of updating their four track-era gems.
Eagles, Queen, Beatles Among 2020’s Top Paid Musicians
Rock landed more artists on the list than any other genre.
Paul McCartney and Rick Rubin Geek Out Over ‘Penny Lane’
Beatles icon recalls pushing trumpeter into playing beyond instrument’s range in ‘McCartney 3, 2, 1.’
Paul McCartney Reflects on Beatles in 'McCartney 3, 2, 1' Trailer
Rock icon digs into group and solo classics with producer Rick Rubin.