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.
Brian Epstein Film ‘Midas Man’ Tabs Grammy-Winning Director
Beatles manager biopic will be helmed by award winner Jonas Akerlund.
How the Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ Took Flight From Racism
Paul McCartney was inspired by disgraceful scenes in ‘50s America to write a message to a fictional black girl.
Watch Miley Cyrus Sing the Beatles' 'Help!' in Empty Rose Bowl
Singer adds country spin to 1965 classic in video filmed for Global Citizen's "Global Goal: Unite for Our Future" event
When the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ Started a Prison Riot
Actor and former inmate Danny Trejo recalls 1968 moment in solitary confinement.
Penny Lane Could Be Renamed Due to Possible Slavery Connection
It's unknown if Liverpool street memorialized in Beatles song is named after a slave trader.
Battle Over Early Beatles Demo Valued at $6 Million Goes to Court
Sound engineer Geoff Emerick kept 1962 session despite being told to destroy it — and now label want it back.