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The Beatles were a 60's rock group, often considered by some to be the greatest act in the history of music. It consisted of Paul McCartney (bass guitar and vocals), John Johnson (rhythm guitar and vocals), Ringo Starr (drums and vocals) and George Harrison (washboard). They have sold more records than any other artist in the world, with over 1 billion recorded sales.

The Beatles originated from a highschool band known as The Quarrymen, a band started by Lennon, which, by 1960, consisted of himself, McCartney, Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best; The Beatles had been conceived and by 1962, "The Fab Four" line-up had been created, collectively known by the media as "John, Paul, George and Ringo." The band's early success was dubbed "Beatlemania," due to the fan frenzy that followed the band.

They often rank highly (if not, top) countdowns and lists for their albums and songs. Rolling Stone have often ranked the Beatles' work highly; "Hey Jude," was ranked #8 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (along with 22 other songs included), whilst Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (#1), Revolver (#3), Rubber Soul (#5) and The Beatles (10#) were put in the top ten of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with seven others included on the list.

DiscographyEdit

UK Albums

Year Album Label
1963 Please Please Me (Album):The Beatles Parlophone
1963 With The Beatles Parlophone
1964 A Hard Day's Night Parlophone
1964 Beatles For Sale Parlophone
1965 Help! Parlophone
1965 Rubber Soul Parlophone
1966 Revolver Parlophone
1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Parlophone
1967 Magical Mystery Tour (Album):The Beatles Parlophone
1968 The Beatles (White Album) Apple
1969 Yellow Submarine Apple
1969 Abbey Road Apple
1970 Let It Be Apple

US Albums

Year Album Label
1963 Beatlemania! With The Beatles Capitol (Canada)
1964 Introducing...The Beatles Vee-Jay
1964 Meet The Beatles! Capitol (US)
1964 Twist And Shout Capitol (Canada)
1964 The Beatles' Second Album Capitol (US)
1964 The Beatles' Long Tall Sally Capitol (Canada)
1964 A Hard Day's Night United Artists
1964 Something New Capitol (US)
1964 Beatles '65 Capitol (US)
1965 Beatles VI Capitol (US)
1965 Help! Capitol (US)
1965 Rubber Soul Capitol (US)
1966 Yesterday And Today Capitol (US)
1966 Revolver Capitol (US)
1967 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Capitol (US)
1968 The Beatles (White Album) Capitol (US)
1969 Yellow Submarine Capitol (US)
1969 Abbey Road Capitol (US)
1970 Let It Be

United Artists

Compilation Albums/Live Albums

Year Album Label Country
1964 The Beatles With Tony Sheridan & Guests MGM USA
1964 The Beatles Beat Odeon Germany
1964 Something New Odeon Germany
1964 Ain't She Sweet Atco USA
1964 The Beatles' Story Capitol USA
1965 The Early Beatles Capitol USA
1965 The Beatles Amiga Germany
1965 The Beatles' Greatest Odeon Germany
1965 Los Beatles Odeon Germany
1966 Greatest Hits Volume 1 Parlophone Australia
1966 A Collection Of Beatles Oldies Parlophone UK
1967 Greatest Hits Volume 2 Parlophone Australia
1967 The Beatles' First Polydor UK
1969 Very Together Polydor Canada
1970 Hey Jude Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1970 In The Beginning (Circa 1960) Polydor US
1970 From Then To You Parlophone UK
1970 The Beatles' Christmas Album Capitol US
1971 Por Siempre Beatles Odeon Argentina
1972 The Essential Beatles Apple Australia
1973 1962-1966 Parlophone/Capitol UK/US
1973 1967-1970 Parlophone/Capitol UK/US
1976 Rock 'n' Roll Music Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1977 Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962 Lingasong UK
1977 The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1977 Love Songs Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1978 The Beatles Collection Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1978 Rarities Parlophone UK
1979 1st Live Recordings Pickwick UK
1980 The Beatles' Ballads Capitol/Parlophone UK/Canada
1982 Reel Music Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1982 20 Greatest Hits Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1983 The Number Ones EMI Australia
1984 The Early Tapes Of The Beatles Polydor UK
1988 Past Masters Volume One Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1988 Past Masters Volume Two Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1988 The Beatles Box Set Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1994 Live At The BBC Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1995 Anthology 1 Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1996 Anthology 2 Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1996 Anthology 3 Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
1999 Yellow Submarine Songtrack Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
2000 1 Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
2001 Beatles Bop-Hamurg Days Bear Family Germany
2003 Let It Be...Naked Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
2004 The Capitol Albums Volume 1 Capitol US
2006 The Capitol Albums Volume 2 Capitol US
2006 Love Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
2009 The Beatles In Mono/The Beatles In Stereo Capitol/Parlophone UK/US
2010 1962-1966/1967-1970 Apple/EMI UK
2010 Anthology Highlights Apple/EMI UK
2012 Tomorrow Never Knows Apple/EMI UK

Singles

Year Single
1961 My Bonnie/The Saints
1962 Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You
1963 Please Please Me/Ask Me Why
1963 From Me To You/Thank You Girl
1963 She Loves You/I'll Get You
1963 I Want To Hold Your Hand/This Boy
1963 Roll Over Beethoven/Please Mister Postman
1963 I Want To Hold Your Hand/I Saw Her Standing There
1964 Please Please Me/From Me To You
1964 Sweet Georgia Brown/Nobody's Child
1964 All My Loving/This Boy
1964 Why/Cry For A Shadow
1964 Twist And Shout/There's A Place
1964 Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That
1964 Do You Want To Know A Secret/Thank You Girl
1964 Sie Liebt Dich/I'll Get You
1964 Ain't She Sweet/If You Love Me, Baby
1964 Sweet Georgia Brown/Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby
1964 Ain't She Sweet/Nobody's Child
1964 A Hard Day's Night/Things We Said Today
1964 A Hard Day's Night/I Should Have Known Better
1964 I'll Cry Instead/I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
1964 And I Love Her/If I Fell
1964 Matchbox/Slow Down
1964 I Feel Fine/She's A Woman
1964 If I Fell/Tell Me Why
1965 Eight Day's A Week/I Don't Want To Spoil The Pary
1965 Ticket To Ride/Yes It Is
1965 Help!/I'm Down
1965 Yesterday/Act Naturally
1965 Roll Over Beethoven/Misery
1965 Boys/Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey
1965 We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper
1966 Nowhere Man/What Goes On
1966 Paperback Writer/Rain
1966 Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby
1967 Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
1967 All You Need Is Love/Baby, You're A Rich Man
1967 Hello, Goodbye/I Am The Walrus
1968 Lady Madonna/The Inner Light
1968 Hey Jude/Revolution
1969 Get Back/Don't Let Me Down
1969 The Ballad Of John And Yoko/Old Brown Shoe
1969 Something/Come Together
1970 Let It Be/You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
1970 The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue
1976 Yesterday/I Should Have Known Better
1976 Got To Get You Into My Life/Helter Skelter
1976 Back In The U.S.S.R./Don't Pass Me By
1976 Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da/Julia
1978 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends/A Day In The Life
1982 The Beatles Movie Medley/I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
1995 Baby It's You/I'll Follow The Sun/Devil In Her Heart/Boys
1995 Free As A Bird/Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
1996 Real Love/Baby's In Black (Live)

EP's - All EP's were released in the UK and on the Parlophone label

Year EP
1963 My Bonnie
1963 Twist And Shout
1963 The Beatles' Hits
1963 The Beatles (No. 1)
1964 All My Loving
1964 Souvenir Of Their Visit To America
1964 Four By The Beatles
1964 Long Tall Sally
1964 Requests
1964 Beatles Again!
1964 Hard Day's Night No. 1
1964 Beatles No. 2
1964 Extracts From The Film A Hard Day's Night
1964 Extracts From The Album A Hard Day's Night
1965 4-By The Beatles
1965 Beatles For Sale
1965 Beatles For Sale (No. 2)
1965 The Beatles' Million Sellers
1966 Yesterday
1966 Nowhere Man
1967 Magical Mystery Tour

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