The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band. Rooted in skiffle, beat and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented with several musical styles, ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock, often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In 1963 their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”; as the group’s music grew in sophistication, led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney.
The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 800 million physical and digital albums worldwide. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine’s list of the all-time most successful artists; as of 2017, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received seven Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and all four main members were inducted individually from 1994 to 2015.
Discover locations around Liverpool dedicated to The Beatles
Mathew Street in Liverpool is a pedestrian street full of bars famous for The Beatles. If you start at the top you will find A Hards Days Night Hotel, not on Mathew Street, put at the top corner. Walking down you will first see a statue of John Lennon leaning against the wall. To the right is the world famous Cavern Club where The Beatles are known for playing. Opposite is the Cavern Pub, both having Beatle memorabilia inside. Walking down, you will pass Lennon’s bar before meeting The Grapes, another bar The Beatles are known to have been. After the junction, there is a Beatles store selling all kinds of Beatles merchandise. At the end of the road, if you turn right, you will come across a statue of Elena Rigby sitting down on a bench
Visit the homes of the Fab Four. All homes are available to view however only Paul McCartney and John Lennons can be accessed.
Home of John Lennon
Homeo of Paul McCartney
Home of George Harrison
Home of Ringo Starr