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The Beatles

The name "The Beetles" was suggested as a tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Then it was spelled "The Beatles" to reflect musical beat.
  arguably the greatest pop band of all time (1962-1970)
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The impact of the Beatles upon popular music cannot be overstated; they revolutionized the music industry and touched the lives of all who heard them in deep and fundamental ways. Landing on these shores on February 7, 1964, they literally stood the world of pop culture on its head, setting the musical agenda for the remainder of the decade. The Beatles’ buoyant melodies, playful personalities and mop-topped charisma were just the tonic needed... (retrieved 8/20/08)
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  • The name "The Beetles" was suggested as a tribute to Buddy Holly and The Crickets. Then it was spelled "The Beatles" to reflect musical beat.
  • Most of the Beatles songs were written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon.
  • In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked The Beatles as #1 of the Greatest Artists of All Time.
  • The Beatles put in thousands of hours of practice in Hamburg.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers

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  • Sam added that nowadays a band or someone would compare themselves to the Beatles after the second album, and their own personal voice would be less from that moment on.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • They liked the Beatles and thought Elvis Presley was out,
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • You had to think of someone everybody knew. Someone you could imitate and everyone else would have to guess who it was. It started out with famous people: Wonder Woman, the Beatles, Marilyn Monroe…
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • The Beatles were all the rage, and women entered the workforce in droves.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • And then she realized that Park didn’t know about the Beatles. park
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • Dad loves the Beatles.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind

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  • I remembered that day at Abbey Road Studios, when my envy led me to set rancor in the hearts of John and Paul and break up the Beatles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • It didn’t sound exactly like the Beatles, but it wasn’t bad.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • The Beatles or Bob Dylan or The Mamas and the Papas blasted from stereos.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The Beatles died for me at that very moment, long before they ripened into the definitive voice of my generation.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The Beatles, Christie ….
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • Her records, Grieg, Handel, the Beatles, Art Garfunkel, Bach, Liszt, thrown everywhere.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • But it had old-school style and had attracted a lot of famous demigods over the years, like the Beatles and Alfred Hitchcock, so I figured we were in good company.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • I thought of Mr. Ziegler and his animated "happy face" suns, which he would draw on my papers, Mrs. Woodworth’s dreaded spelling tests or running to the library, where Ms. Howell played "Octopus’s Garden," by the Beatles, on her record player.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • Let it be, let it be, like the Beatles sang.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • And they anticipated some of the flash and crowd-pleasing fervor that would accrue, not too many years later, to Elvis, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • His first album alone has already sold more than the Beatles and Elvis Presley did in their entire careers combined, and the televised concert is expected to have the largest viewing audience in history.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • And finally, the most revealing sign of all, always a dead giveaway: when she hit her stride, and the words came so easily she had to fight to hold them back long enough to get them on the page, she always put on the Beatles, and they sang her to her epilogue.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • He played "London Bridge Is Falling Down," some songs by the Beatles, and the theme tunes from a few popular TV shows.
    Darren Shan  --  A Living Nightmare
  • No one can get really drunk on a novel or a painting, but who can help getting drunk on Beethoven’s Ninth, Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, or the Beatles’ White Album?
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • It sure sounded great when the Beatles and Rolling Stones sang about it.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • A British rock-and-roll band named the Beatles is releasing their first album.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Second, because he is a piano prodigy and takes great pleasure from music, he can be rewarded with anything from the Beatles to Beethoven.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • It has a Christian summer camp whose founder, David Noebel, outlined the dangers of rock ’n’ roll in his pamphlet Communism, Hypnotism, and the Beatles.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • He was almost thirteen, five months older than I. His English was better than Tatiana’s because he’d memorized the lyrics of almost all the Beatles songs.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • Feeling somewhat better, he went back to the kitchen and heard the melancholy notes of the Beatles’ "Yesterday" coming from a small radio on the windowsill.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  True Believer
  • It’s the Beatles.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • What I’ll see is a picture of a mother horse with a foal; or I think of "Herbie, the Love Bug"; scenes from the movie Love Story; or the Beatles song "Love, love, all you need is love …" When I was a child, my parents taught me the difference between good and bad behavior by showing me specific examples.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • "You’re Sixteen, You’re Beautiful," and the Beatles’ "Birthday.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • Dear Prudence by the Beatles.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Blackbird by the Beatles.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The first interesting thing about the Beatles for our purposes is how long they had already been together by the time they reached the United States.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • They liked the Beatles and thought Elvis Presley was out, and we thought the Beatles were rank and that Elvis was tuff, but that seemed the only difference to me.
    S.E. Hinton  --  The Outsiders
  • And eventually the Beatles made a connection not just with Bruno but with other club owners as well.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The Beatles ended up traveling to Hamburg five times between 1960 and the end of 1962.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The Hamburg crucible is one of the things that set the Beatles apart.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • His story is almost as well known as the Beatles’.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Joy and Gates and the Beatles are all undeniably talented.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The Beatles, for the most random of reasons, got invited to go to Hamburg.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Without Hamburg, the Beatles might well have taken a different path.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • If we put the stories of hockey players and the Beatles and Bill Joy and Bill Gates together, I think we get a more complete picture of the path to success.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Let’s test the idea with two examples, and for the sake of simplicity, let’s make them as familiar as possible: the Beatles, one of the most famous rock bands ever; and Bill Gates, one of the world’s richest men.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Here is John Lennon, in an interview after the Beatles disbanded, talking about the band’s performances at a Hamburg strip club called the Indra: We got better and got more confidence.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • "Yeah, no." She reached into his jacket and slipped the Beatles tape into his T-shirt pocket.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • In the end, the magazine compared him with John Lennon from the Beatles.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, came to the United States in February of 1964, starting the so-called British Invasion of the American music scene and putting out a string of hit records that transformed the face of popular music.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
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