The Beatles


When people hear the name "" most people think of lead
singer, John Lennon. However, the role of Paul McCartney is often
overlooked. It was McCartney, not Lennon who was the driving force behind
.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in many bands together before
the forming of the Beatles. In 1962, along with Ringo Starr1 and George
Harrison, they formed the rock group known as "The Beatles". The group
featured a modern rock that was new and popular during the period with John
and Paul composing and doing the leads on most of the songs. They were
backed by George on rhythm and bass guitar and Ringo on drums. George and
Ringo also assisted on backing vocals.
When they first ...

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band was
obviously beginning to grow musically. They had moved from simple lyrics
like "Love me Do" to harshly aware reflections of life in their home
country in "Eleanor Rigby"2. There were attempts, some more successful than
others, to incorporate the other Beatles into the idea stage. George
Harrison made this leap successfully with such tracks as "I want to tell
you", "TAXMAN", and the psychedelic "Love you to". Ringo was featured in
the humorous "Yellow Submarine" As the group matured, their creativity
began to rely more on the effects and manipulations that they were able to
produce in the studio. The Beatles agreed to end their touring career after
an American tour of large halls that they failed to fill. It was around
this time, that John Lennon began to search for himself. He began using any
means that he thought might help him connect. This era was marked by the
Beatles visits to the Maharashi Mahesh Yogi, and the beginning of heavy
drug use 3. As Lennon began to use LSD in ...

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state of mind was steadily declining. In 1969 when they
issued Abbey Road it was no longer difficult to distinguish between the
writings of Paul and John . John was producing works like "I want you
(she's so heavy)" which had the lyrics:

I want you so bad it's driving me mad
She's so heavy6

And the more musical and thoughtful work of McCartney, such as "Golden
Slumbers" which was almost a lullaby:

Once there was a way to get back homeward
Once there was a way to get back home
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullaby
Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing ...

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