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Little-Known Fascinating Facts About the Beatles

24/7 Tempo Logo By 24/7 Wall St. Staff of 24/7 Tempo | Slide 1 of 51: Just over half a century ago Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles, but interest in what many call the greatest band of all time remains high. The 2000 “1” album, a compilation of all of the Beatles number one singles, itself went to No. 1 -- 30 years after the band broke up. Millions of fans, and not just baby boomers, listen to Beatles songs on the online streaming service Spotify every month. There are dozens of books written about the legendary rock band, examining their rise, their influence on the zeitgeist of the '60s, and why they have retained their appeal all these years later. No music act has been the subject of more television documentaries than the Beatles. Given the vast collection of written, filmed, and spoken material, you might think there is nothing left to know about the four working-class lads from Liverpool who became the most famous people in the world. Yet even the most hard-core Beatles fans are still amazed at what they don’t know. Did you know, for example, that there is a World's Beatles Day? It's on June 25. 24/7 Tempo has compiled 50 fascinating facts about the Beatles, culled from various online sources such as music industry sites, media outlets, and reviews about Beatles books.

Just over half a century ago Paul McCartney announced the breakup of the Beatles, but interest in what many call the greatest band of all time remains high.

The 2000 “1” album, a compilation of all of the Beatles number one singles, itself went to No. 1 -- 30 years after the band broke up. Millions of fans, and not just baby boomers, listen to Beatles songs on the online streaming service Spotify every month.

There are dozens of books written about the legendary rock band, examining their rise, their influence on the zeitgeist of the '60s, and why they have retained their appeal all these years later. No music act has been the subject of more television documentaries than the Beatles.

Given the vast collection of written, filmed, and spoken material, you might think there is nothing left to know about the four working-class lads from Liverpool who became the most famous people in the world. Yet even the most hard-core Beatles fans are still amazed at what they don’t know.

Did you know, for example, that there is a World's Beatles Day? It's on June 25.

24/7 Tempo has compiled 50 fascinating facts about the Beatles, culled from various online sources such as music industry sites, media outlets, and reviews about Beatles books.

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