The Beatles built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period from 1960, with Stuart Sutcliffe initially serving as bass player. The core of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison went through a succession of drummers, most notably Pete Best, before asking Starr to join them. Manager Brian Epstein moulded them into a professional act, and producer George Martin guided and developed their recordings, greatly expanding their popularity in the United Kingdom after their first hit, "Love Me Do", in late 1962. They acquired the nickname "the Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain the next year, and by early 1964 became international stars, leading the "British Invasion" of the United States pop market. From 1965 onwards, the Beatles produced increasingly innovative recordings, including the widely influential albums Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (commonly known as the White Album, 1968) and Abbey Road (1969).
After their break-up in 1970, they each enjoyed successful musical careers of varying lengths. McCartney and Starr, the surviving members, remain musically active. Lennon was shot and killed in December 1980, and Harrison died of lung cancer in November 2001.
According to the RIAA, the Beatles are the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. In 2008, the group topped Billboard magazine's list of the all-time most successful "Hot 100" artists; as of 2016, they hold the record for most number-one hits on the Hot 100 chart with twenty. They have received ten Grammy Awards, an Academy Award for Best Original Song Score and fifteen Ivor Novello Awards. Collectively included in Time magazine's compilation of the twentieth century's 100 most influential people, they are the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide. The group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, with all four being inducted individually as well from 1994 to 2015.
The episode "Fathers and Sons Campout 2013" is a "music tribute" episode, where most of the music in the episode is by The Beatles.
Featured Songs Edit
- Marin Day Trip 2009
- "Day Tripper"
- Sausalito 2009
- "All Together Now"
- Return to Pinnacles 2010
- "I Want to Hold Your Hand"
- Scout Camp 2010
- "Penny Lane"
- Rick's Visit July 2011
- "With a Little Help from My Friends"
- Fathers and Sons Campout 2013
- Big Sur 2013
- "Dear Prudence"
- Big Sur 2014
- "In My Life" (Covered by Jake Shimabukuro)
- High Adventure 2014
- "Two Of Us"
- D2WYM Snippets: Rainy Days and Monkeys
- "Eleanor Rigby" (covered by Ray Charles)