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The Beatles to One Direction: 50 years of boy bands

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The Beatles

Formed in 1960 in Liverpool, England, The Beatles incorporated various styles into their music, including pop ballads, psychedelia, hard rock and Indian music. They are regarded as the best-selling band in history, with estimated sales of over 600 million records worldwide.
Members: The Fab Four, as they came to be known as, included Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe were also its members for some time.
Biggest hits: “Hey Jude,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “She Loves You,” “In My Life (I Love You More),” “Yesterday,” “Penny Lane,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and many more.
(Pictured L-R): Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr in 1964.

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