Friday, June 24, 2011

The Group That Changed The World - The Beatles

beatles - abbey roadImage by oddsock via FlickrBy Seth Frank

In 1960, in Liverpool, England, four young men joined together to form one of the most accomplished bands of all time. They would go on to become inspirational to all other bands that came after, leaving a legacy as legends of rock. They continue to find more listeners every day and changed the face of music as we knew it.

Officially making them international stars, all four members of the ensemble were welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II when they were given the highest honor as she knighted them in 1965. From that point on, their unreal popularity only grew and they continued to extend their fan base around the world.

Fans loyally support the remaining members to this day, and even although they were only together for 10 years, The Beatles each worked steadily after the band's disbandment. On December 8th, 1980, when John Lennon was murdered, fans all around the world were saddened and mourned his loss as a whole. The remaining Beatles all took part in musical tributes to their fallen comrade in arms, and though they hadn't formally been a group in 10 years, Lennon's death hit them all very hard.

The next Beatle was lost on November 29th, 2001, when George Harrison fell to lung cancer, leaving only Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to carry on the legacy of The Beatles. Even after all this time, their esteem has never faltered and still to this day, Beatles vinyl is some of the most enjoyed on the market.

The Beatles were one of the most successful groups of all time, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for the film 'Let It Be' in 1971, and have also received seven Grammy Awards and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. They have been earned 6 Diamond albums, 24 Multi-Platinum albums, thirty-nine Platinum albums, and forty-five Gold albums in the United States alone, on top of the four Multi-Platinum albums, 4 Platinum albums, 8 Gold albums, and one Silver album in the United Kingdom, selling more record albums than almost any other band in history.

The Beatles have inspired films, as well as countless other bands, and have proved to be over multiple decades. Although they have been apart for over forty years, they still hold a special place in hearts all over the globe, sculptors have even dedicated pieces of art to the band. Even as their fans continue to age, their songs continue to stay true, entertaining crowds everywhere without fail and setting the bar for all other groups that follow, The Beatles really are legends of rock and roll.

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Seth Frank
SoundStage Direct, LLC

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