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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Scene from documentary 'The Beatles: Get Back' has left viewers in awe.
Beatles’ Movie Director Risked Deportation for Film's Ending
Cop who ended 1969 rooftop concert says Michael Lindsay-Hogg had “lucky escape” over his immigration status.
Cop Who Ended Beatles' Final Show Still Happy With His Conduct
As the performance ended, Ringo Starr joked, "Don't put the handcuffs on me!"
Peter Jackson ‘In Two Minds’ on Beatles’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ Bid
‘Get Back’ director might never have made epic movie series if Fab Four had got their way.
Is 'Get Back' Really Better Than 'Let It Be?': Beatles Roundtable
From the 1970 original to 2003's 'Naked' version to 2021's new mixes, UCR writers debate which release holds up the best.
Alan Parsons Teases Possible 'Get Back' Cameo, New Project Music
"I've been promised by [director] Peter Jackson that I will be seen in the movie," musician, who helped engineer 'Let It Be,' tells UCR.
When the Beatles Began to Fracture on 'Hello Goodbye'
Paul McCartney-penned song became band's 15th No. 1 hit in the U.S.
Beatles Will Appear Uncensored in Upcoming 'Get Back' Film
Band members' curse words will be left as is, at the insistence of director Peter Jackson.
Jay Leno to Play Ed Sullivan in Brian Epstein Biopic 'Midas Man'
One former late night host is set to portray another.