The Beatles, often called the most beloved and acclaimed music act of all time, consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, with many of them playing various instruments within the band.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said of the group, "The impact of the Beatles has often been noted but cannot be overstated. The 'Fab Four' from Liverpool, England, startled the ears and energized the lives of virtually all who heard them. Their arrival triggered the musical revolution of the Sixties, introducing a modern sound and viewpoint that parted ways with the world of the previous decade... The Beatles’ music – with its simultaneous refinement (crisp harmonies, solid musicianship, canny pop instincts) and abandon (energetic singing and playing, much screaming and shaking of mop-topped locks) – ignited the latent energy of youth on both sides of the Atlantic."
The original lineup formed in 1960, but the famous four members came together officially in 1962. The band is known today for songs including "Yesterday," "Here Comes the Sun" and "A Day in the Life," among many, many others, and is still the bestselling band of all time.