VIDEO: The Beatles - level 2
The Beatles are a symbol of Britain. They were very popular not only in the United Kingdom but all over the world. They played together for about 10 years (1960-1970) and they soon were leaders of the popular music. Everybody copied their style or clothes because they were different from other bands of that time. They visited many countries, for example the Soviet Union and the USA. After the Beatles stopped playing together in 1970, all four musicians had their solo careers. Now, only two of them are not dead. John Lennon was killed in December, 1980, and George Harrison had very bad illness and died in November, 2001.
The Beatles are the best-selling band in the history of popular music.
John Lennon was the band leader and played the guitar. He was also a singer, author of songs and a rebel. The band often had problems.
Paul McCartney played the bass guitar. He is the most successful musician and songwriter in popular music history. He also helps poor people. Paul can write classical music, make films and paint pictures.
George Harrison was the youngest Beatle. He played the guitar. He was also an author of some of the songs. He believed in Hinduism and could play Indian instruments. George was famous for his helping people.
Ringo Starr was the oldest Beatle. He is very talented. Ringo didn’t sing much but he was the central man in the films A Hard Day’s Night, Help! and Yellow Submarine.
We play for you the song Yesterday.
Written by Hana
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