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.
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.
15 Years Ago: The Beatles' 'Love' Premieres in Las Vegas
George Harrison came up with the idea for one of the grandest Fab Four tributes ever created.
55 Years Ago: Beatles Battle Frank Sinatra for Song of the Summer
"Paperback Writer" went to No. 1, only to be supplanted by "Strangers in the Night."
'Beatles: Get Back' Doc Series Split Into Three Two-Hour Episodes
Peter Jackson's take on band's 'Let It Be' sessions will air exclusively on Disney+.
Colin Hay Covers Beatles, Kinks, Faces and More on New Album
Listen to title track from former Men at Work frontman's ‘I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself.’
Beatles Movie Explores ‘Paradox’ of Their Success in India
Author and director Ajoy Bose says country took Fab Four to their hearts because they “didn’t behave like Britishers.”