The Beatles: to Fame and Back
In the article entitled The Beatles written by Kurt Loder it expresses the ordeals the members went through to get to fame, and how fame slowly wilted each man away. “the Beatles were then, and remain to this day, the world’s most astonishing rock-‘n’-roll band” (Loder). When the Beatles fame grew to the American soil their first single was I want to Hold Your Hand, and She loves you followed in its footsteps. Within months the Beatles had five singles that were the top five singles in the country. From coming from just wanting to enjoy music, to having fans that adore you and your lyrics was a great accomplishment for them. To this day, no one can really ever replace “The Beatles” there has been some tries at it like for instance, Oasis but that band never showed heart like the Beatles did. The group consisted of four men: John Lennon who was born in 1940, Paul McCartney born in 1942 turned out to be Lennon’s writing soul mate. George Harrison was the third member of the group who met McCartney during school. The last member of the beatle clan was Ringo Starr. Before the Beatles, America believed that rock-‘n’-roll music was just a forgotten moment in time, but the Beatles helped the Americans remember those forgotten times, and after 1963, no one could stop the Beatles, except each other. Even though McCartney, and Lennon were inseparable when it came down to writing lyrics, underneath the surface they were growing apart. Both had gotten married; Lennon married a Japanese artist Yoko Ono, and McCartney married a rock photographer Linda Eastman. “By 1969 Lennon was ready to quit the group. McCartney is said to have talked him out of going public with this desire; but then in April 1970 McCartney himself announced that the group was disbanding” (Loder). Everyone seemed to move on: McCartney went on to record some music with another band, Harrison did his Indo-mystical inclinations, Ringo did some records, movies, television, and...
Cited: Loder, Kurt. "The Beatles." The Time 100. 8 June 1998. 29 Sept. 2008 .
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