Muses

The Beatles (1960)

Formed in Liverpool in 1960, the British rock band soon emerged as a major phenomenon. ‘The Fab Four’ made up by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr gave birth to a veritable Beatlemania that reigned worldwide with their rather romantic pop rock ballads such as Love Me Do and I Want to Hold your Hand. They popularized their mod outfits and hair do, giving a new identity to rock that until then privileged greasy hair and leather jackets. Evolving with popular taste, the Beatles delivered from the mid-1960s their finest work with iconic albums such as Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the White Album that enhanced a psychedelic style while the band’s members assumed an edgier lifestyle. Their break-up, in 1970 was at the centre of a worldwide blow reinforced by John Lennon's assassination in 1980 that achieved in turning The Beatles into an iconic and influential act. What was the ancestor of cheesy boy bands is now the embodiment of a cult rock battle with the sweet guys from Liverpool on one side and the dirty Rolling Stones on the other: the trick is to identify who the bad boys really were?

Tags / The Beatles - Rock - British Group - Music - 1960s - It Men - Icon - Fashion
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr for With The Beatles, the Beatles' second album, by Robert Freeman, Friday 22nd November, 1963
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr for With The Beatles, the Beatles' second album, by Robert Freeman, Friday 22nd November, 1963
The Beatles during the UK Tour, 1963
The Beatles during the UK Tour, 1963
The Beatles during the UK Tour, 1963
The Beatles during the UK Tour, 1963
The Beatles during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
The Beatles during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
Ringo Starr during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
Ringo Starr during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
John & Paul during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
John & Paul during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
The Beatles during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
The Beatles during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
George during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
George during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
George during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
George during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
John during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
John during an early recording sessions at Abbey Road by Dezider Hoffmann, 6 June 1962
John, Paul and George perform at Shea Stadium, 15 August 1965
John, Paul and George perform at Shea Stadium, 15 August 1965
Ringo performing at Shea Stadium, 15 August 1965
Ringo performing at Shea Stadium, 15 August 1965
Fans chasing The Beatles; the opening scene for the film A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester, 1964
Fans chasing The Beatles; the opening scene for the film A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester, 1964
The Beatles, press conference after landing in New York, 1965
The Beatles, press conference after landing in New York, 1965
Neon sign of the Olympia Theatre, advertising The Beatles' concerts in Paris, 1964
Neon sign of the Olympia Theatre, advertising The Beatles' concerts in Paris, 1964
The Beatles, tea break in the EMI canteen with George Martin - 5th March, 1963
The Beatles, tea break in the EMI canteen with George Martin - 5th March, 1963
The Beatles during a From Me To You recording session
The Beatles during a From Me To You recording session
The Beatles during a She Loves You recording session
The Beatles during a She Loves You recording session
George Martin and Paul McCartney during a recording session for The Beatles - White Album
George Martin and Paul McCartney during a recording session for The Beatles - White Album
Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That Japanese single cover sleeve, 1964
Can't Buy Me Love/You Can't Do That Japanese single cover sleeve, 1964
John Lennon during the making of With The Beatles
John Lennon during the making of With The Beatles
Ringo Starr during a recording session for the album The Beatles - White Album
Ringo Starr during a recording session for the album The Beatles - White Album
Paul McCartney being filmed for the Strawberry Fields Forever promo
Paul McCartney being filmed for the Strawberry Fields Forever promo
We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper Swedish single cover sleeve, 1965
We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper Swedish single cover sleeve, 1965
George Harrison during the making of A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester, 1964
George Harrison during the making of A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester, 1964
The Beatles, Concert in the Budokan Hall, 1966
The Beatles, Concert in the Budokan Hall, 1966
The Beatles, performing on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1965
The Beatles, performing on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1965
The Beatles' final public performance, on the roof of the Apple offices, 30 January 1969
The Beatles' final public performance, on the roof of the Apple offices, 30 January 1969
Help! Swedish single cover sleeve, 1965
Help! Swedish single cover sleeve, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
George Harrison filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
George Harrison filming for Help! in Austria, by Richard Lester, 1965
The Beatles during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
The Beatles during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
The Beatles during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
The Beatles during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
John Lennon and Yoko Ono during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul, John, and George, during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul, John, and George, during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Ringo Starr during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Ringo Starr during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
The Beatles and Yoko Ono during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
The Beatles and Yoko Ono during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
George Harrison during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
George Harrison during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney and John Lennon during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
Paul McCartney and John Lennon during the Let It Be Sessions at Twickenham Film Studios, 1969
The Long And Winding Road/For You, Blue Argentine single cover sleeve, 1970
The Long And Winding Road/For You, Blue Argentine single cover sleeve, 1970
Ringo Starr inside Abbey Road Studios
Ringo Starr inside Abbey Road Studios
Paul McCartney being photographed for the cover of A Hard Day's Night, 1964
Paul McCartney being photographed for the cover of A Hard Day's Night, 1964
George Harrison in Abbey Road Studios
George Harrison in Abbey Road Studios
The Beatles Eight Days A Week/I'm A Loser single cover sleeve
The Beatles Eight Days A Week/I'm A Loser single cover sleeve
The Beatles in Paris, 1964
The Beatles in Paris, 1964
The Beatles :24th April 1964 marked the end of filming of A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester
The Beatles :24th April 1964 marked the end of filming of A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester
The Beatles in 1969
The Beatles in 1969
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
John Lennon being photographed for the cover of A Hard Day's Night, 1964
John Lennon being photographed for the cover of A Hard Day's Night, 1964
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during The 'Mad Day Out photo session by Don McCullin to promote the upcoming White Album, 28th July 1968
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The shoot for the Cover for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Michael Cooper, 1967. (The boy in this photograph is Adam Cooper, the son of Michael Cooper)
The shoot for the Cover for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Michael Cooper, 1967. (The boy in this photograph is Adam Cooper, the son of Michael Cooper)
The Final Cover Sleeve of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, by Michael Cooper, 1967
The Final Cover Sleeve of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, by Michael Cooper, 1967
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
The Beatles during their last photo session at Tittenhurst Park, 1969
Paul McCartney and George Harrison with Mike Vickers during the recording of Abbey Road, 1969
Paul McCartney and George Harrison with Mike Vickers during the recording of Abbey Road, 1969
The Beatles : The Final Cover Sleeve of Abbey Road, 1969
The Beatles : The Final Cover Sleeve of Abbey Road, 1969
George Harrison& Ringo Starr play with the Moog during the recording of Abbey Road, 1969
George Harrison& Ringo Starr play with the Moog during the recording of Abbey Road, 1969
Paul McCartney during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Paul McCartney during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Ringo Starr during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Ringo Starr during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
The Beatles during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
The Beatles during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
George Harrison during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
George Harrison during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Mick Jagger with Paul and John at Abbey Road, during the Revolver sessions, 1966
Mick Jagger with Paul and John at Abbey Road, during the Revolver sessions, 1966
John Lennon during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
John Lennon during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Ringo Starr during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Ringo Starr during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Paul McCartney during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
Paul McCartney during a recording session for the album Revolver, 1966
John Lennon at a control desk during recording sessions for the album Revolver, 1966
John Lennon at a control desk during recording sessions for the album Revolver, 1966
close

Share this picture on