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LOWER INTERMEDIATE - UNIT 2B - READING 4 (page 1)


Have you heard of the Beatles? Do you have a favourite Beatles song? Read about The Beatles.

THE BEATLES

My hobby is music. I enjoy reading about different musicians. For example, I recently read the Beatles’ history.

In 1956 John Lennon started a band in Liverpool England. The band was called The Quarrymen. In 1957 John met Paul McCartney and Paul soon joined the band. Paul’s friend George Harrison joined one year later in 1958. In 1960 they changed their name to the Moondogs. Then they became the Silver Beatles and finally The Beatles.

They played in Hamburg in 1960. There they met a drummer called Ringo Starr. Ringo joined the band in 1962. That same year they released their first single ‘Love Me Do’. The following year they released their first album called ‘Please Please Me’. Their next hits were ‘She Loves You’, ‘From Me to You’ and ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand’. In 1962 newspapers started talking about ‘Beatlemania’

In 1964 they had their first hit song in America. That same year they made their first movie, ‘A Hard Days Night’. In 1965 they released their 6th album. It was called Rubber Soul. It was influenced by their new interest in Indian music. In 1967 they released Sergeant Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band. Many people believe this is the greatest album ever.

The Beatles officially broke up on April 10, 1970.

 

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