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Transcript of The Beatles
Are the 'directioners' the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear 'crazy fans'?
Let us present you Beatlemania.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
Their best-known lineup, consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, became considered by many as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era.
John Winston Lennon (born on 9 October 1940) in Liverpool, just like the other band members. Lennon left the Beatles in 1969 and later released albums with his wife, Yoko Ono, among others.
In 1957 he met Cynthia Powell and when she got pregnant with their son Julius in 1962, they got married.
Couple divorced in 1968 with John Lennon giving her £100,000 and custody of Julian.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born on 18 June 1942) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and composer. He gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, and his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career, later forming a band called 'Wings' with his first wife, Linda, and singer-songwriter Denny Laine.
He was happily married to Linda Eastman from 1969 untill her death caused by breast cancer in 1998. They had four children—Linda's daughter Heather (legally adopted by Paul), Mary, Stella and James.
He was later married to Heather Mills, they had one daughter - Beatrice Milly. He married his third wife - Nancy Shevell in 2011, they've been together since then.
Death and legacy
John and Yoko got married on 20 March 1969 and soon after then Lennon changed his name, adding "Ono" as a middle one. After several miscarriages, couple had a son Sean who was born on 9 October 1975, Lennon's 35th birthday. Lennon took a break from making music to perform as a househusband and take care of little Sean.
Lennon's death in 1980 shocked the entire world. Lennon was shot several times by David Chapman outside his apartment building.
He was leaving home to go to the recording studios, and that was
one of the first times, after 5 years of paternity leave. Lennon died on the way to the hospital with his wife witnessing whole situation.
His murderer was imprisoned for life in 1981 and has been denied parole seven times (last time in 2012).
Lennon's untimely death still evokes deep sadness around the globe today, as he continues to be admired by new generations of fans. Lennon was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1987,
and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.
Sean Lennon (second son), Yoko Ono and Julius Lennon (first son)
Guinness World Records described McCartney as the "most successful composer and recording artist of all time", with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles, and as the "most successful songwriter" in United Kingdom chart history.
In March 1997, Queen Elizabeth II knighted him for services to music. He already was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) just like other Beatles.
He's still on tours, giving concerts and writing new songs.
Present life and legacy
"Ringo Starr (born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940) is an English musician and actor. He joined the group in 1962 as a replacement for their original drummer Pete Best. He quickly became well-liked and very popular. He sang lead on some of the band's songs including "Yellow Submarine", "Act Naturally", "Don't Pass Me By", and "Octopus's Garden"."
"Ringo had three children by his first wife Maureen Cox, married in 1965 - Zak, Jason, and Lee.
Ringo's son Zac Starkey became a drummer like his dad. He is also the third drummer to have appeared with English rock band Oasis.
Maureen and Ringo divorced in 1975.
Ringo later married Barbara Bach in 1981. They had no children together, but Barbara had 2 children from her previous marriage to Augusto Gregorini - Francesca and Gianni.
Ringo with Maureen
Ringo with Barbara
Present life and legacy
George Harrison was born February 25, 1943. Was one of the authors of the texts and guitarist. Harrison released several best-selling singles and albums as a solo performer. He was an admirer of Indian culture and mysticism, converted to Hinduism in 60'.
Harrison married the model Pattie Boyd in 1966, with McCartney as best man. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 1977.
Harrison died on 29 November 2001, aged 58, because of lung cancer.
His ashes were scattered in the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers near Varanasi, India, by his close family in a private ceremony according to Hindu tradition. He left almost £100 million in his will.
The following year, Harrison married Dark Horse Records' secretary Olivia Trinidad Arias and they had one son, named Dhani.
George with Pattie
George and Olivia
and their son Dhani
with Ringo Starr
Death and legacy
The minor planet 4149 Harrison, discovered in 1984, was named after him. In December 1992 he became the first recipient of the Billboard Century Award, an honour presented to music artists for significant bodies of work. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 11 in their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time"
Most recently, Starr released his latest solo effort, Liverpool 8 (2008). As a testimony to his abilities as a songwriter, he co-wrote all of the material on the album. The recording has been heralded by some critics as an impressive comeback.
As of 2013, Starr has yet to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his solo career.
Ringo during performance in 2012
I'm 71 not dead
With more than a century of experience in discovering and nurturing iconic recording artists, Parlophone is among the best known and most loved record labels in the world. The company joined the Warner Music Group family on July 1st, 2013.
Parlophone released The Beatles albums up to Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
released in USA
released in USA
"Good to know"
Rare photo of the Beatles walking across Abbey Road backwards.
Paul doesn’t have a cigarette in this photo, and is wearing sandals rather as opposed to bare feet.
Who was the biggest inspiration of the Beatles?
a) Frank Sinatra
b) Elvis Presley
c) Tony Bennett
(but also Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran)
Where are the Beatles from?
The Beatles (along with Liverpool F.C.) are most commonly associated with this city
b) New York
What subculture did John Lennon belong to?
the "War is over" and undoubtedly John Lennon was a hippie.
We all are living in a yellow submarine.
What was the colour of the submarine in one of their songs?
A record label which released the most of Beatles' albums
On which record label did The Beatles have their first hit?
Sadly, lung cancer caused the death of George Harrison in 2001.
a) he was murdered
b) he died naturally
c) he died of cancer
What caused the death of George Harrison?
Cynthia, John Lennon and his art college friends - Tony Carricker and John Hague, sitting on John Hague’s mother’s car in 1959.
a) Linda Eastman
b) Cynthia Powell
c) Yoko Ono
What is the name of John Lennon’s first wife?
What direction were they going while crossing the street on the Abbey Road cover?
This album was released in 1963
a) Please Please Me
c) Abbey Road
What is the title of The Beatles debut album?
Please Please Me
The most popular John Lennon's single, released in 1971.
a) Here Comes the Sun
b) Hey Jude
Which of following songs is John Lennon’s single?
Which is located in the eastern London.
a) Abbey Road
b) Baker Street
c) Downing Road
What street was the band crossing?
...love was such an easy game to play.
What was the title of one the most
famous Beatles' song?
in 1980, New York
What caused the death of John Lennon?
a) He died of cancer
b) He was murdered
c) He committed suicide
He was murdered
In 2012, he released an album entitled simply “Ringo 2012”.
Which of the following is still alive?
In the first versions "Hey Jules" but then changed to "Jude", as it's easier to sing.
Who is greeted by The Beatles in one of their songs?
Nowadays, Abbey Road zebra crossing in very famous place to take pictures
a) John Lennon
b) Ringo Starr
c) George Harrison
and the discography
gallery of the Beatles
Not so ordinary -
a rare photo of their fan from 60'
the four Beatles collection
...and the really weird ones:
they won't stay here forever
~ thanks for watching
"Lennon was the
of the Beatles, Harrison was the
, Paul was the
, and Ringo was the
There is a very real quote from
longtime producer George Martin:
but some jokes will never abandon poor Ringo
it sparked off the saying that 'Ringo was the worst Beatle'
which he obviously wasn't
USA Today, 2001
(even the band members used to pull such jokes on many occasions)
and do you know?
Abbey Road collection
the original one looking like the original one
this one tho, is actually sad
Paul being not amused
Paul and bad habits
Various photos found somewhere
bad habits strike again
and a perfect face
Scotland, 1971 - no explanation for this
Paul and Linda
Paul and baby James, 1979