The Beatles were a rock and pop band from Liverpool that formed in 1960. During their career, the group primarily consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll, the group worked with different musical genres, ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock.
Their clothes, style and statements made them trendsetters, while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. After the band broke up in 1970, all four members embarked upon successful solo careers.
The Beatles were one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, selling over one billion records internationally. In the United Kingdom, The Beatles released more than 40 different singles, albums, and EPs that reached number one.