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.
What to Expect From the Upcoming Beatles 'Revolver' Box Set
Producer Giles Martin previews selections and discusses new technology used in new reissue.
55 Years Ago: The Beatles Begin Filming 'Magical Mystery Tour'
It's difficult to describe the plot, namely because there really wasn't one.
Beatles' 'Revolver' Remix Wouldn't Be Here Without Peter Jackson
Producer Giles Martin wasn't sure four-track-era LPs like this one could be properly reissued. Then came 'Get Back.'
Beatles' Remixed 'Revolver' Box Finally Gets Release Date
First taste of the long-awaited set is a remix of George Harrison's album-opening "Taxman."
Beatles’ ‘Get Back’ Documentary Wins Five Emmys
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Peter Jackson all add trophies to their mantles.
Beatles’ 'Revolver' Remixed Box Set on the Way
'Variety' reports the 1966 LP will be the next to get the bonus-filled boxed-set treatment.
When Four Teenage Girls Surprised the Beatles in a Helicopter
Fab Four were lounging by the pool when fans suddenly appeared in the sky.
Beatles and 'Heavy Metal' Animator Gerald Potterton Dead at 91
Acclaimed storyteller worked with Buster Keaton before becoming cult star.
Peter Jackson Fighting for Extended Cut of 'Beatles: Get Back'
Director says there are "five or six hours of fantastic material" not included in the 2021 film.
How 'Can't Buy Me Love' Got Its Title From a Beatles Song
Original title 'Boy Rents Girl' (understandably) did not connect with audiences.