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.
John Lennon's Bitter 1971 Letter to Paul McCartney Up for Auction
Three-page document is expected to sell for around $30,000.
The Iconic T. Rex Album Cover That Was Shot by a Beatle
Released in 1972, 'The Slider' featured a famous photo credit.
Keith Richards' Beatles Obsession Drove Mick Jagger 'Batty'
Rolling Stones icons recall their envy as rivals lived their dream.
'The Beatles: Get Back' and 'Pam and Tommy' Earn Emmy Nods
'Stranger Things,' which features pivotal scenes soundtracked by Kate Bush and Metallica, was also nominated for Best Music Supervision.
Metallica Covers the Beatles, Deep Purple and More on New Live EP
2014 performance includes band's takes on songs by Ozzy Osbourne and Rare Earth, too.
Did John Lennon’s Lost Weekend Nearly Spawn a McCartney Reunion?
Mistress May Pang is certain dinner date would have sent the ex-Beatles back to work - but Lennon went back to Yoko Ono instead.
Watch the Rolling Stones Honor the Beatles During Liverpool Show
Mick Jagger announced they'd play a song "written by some other local lads," before launching into "I Wanna Be Your Man."
Why the Beatles' First Session at Abbey Road Was Forgettable
Group "didn't make a very good impression" during its initial visit.
Ringo Starr’s Drumming Tip: ‘Just Hit the Buggers’
Beatles icon recalls the first time he encountered a drum as he accepts honorary doctorate.