Pete Best

Pete Best was the drummer with The Beatles for around two years before Ringo Starr became part of the band. Born Randolph Peter Scanland on 24 November 1941, his parents were Mona Best (born Alice Mona Shaw) and Donald Peter Scanland. However, his father died during World War II. So… Continue reading

Brian Epstein

Brian Epstein Brian was born to Harry and Malka (nickname of Queenie) who were successful retailers and he had a younger brother, Clive. The family moved further up the coast to Southport during World War II. While in Southport, two schools expelled him because of laziness and poor performance. In… Continue reading

George Martin

To begin with, George Martin was responsible for producing most of the original Beatles’ albums. Of course, he was a British record producer, arranger, musician, composer, conductor, and audio engineer. Indeed some people, including Sir Paul McCartney, say he was the “Fifth Beatle”. Therefore, George Martin is one of the… Continue reading

Ringo Starr

To begin with, Ringo Starr is the professional name of Sir Richard Starkey. Starr was the drummer with The Beatles throughout the 1960’s of course. He is also a successful singer/songwriter/musician and the one responsible for the title of The Beatles’ first movie, “A Hard Day’s Night“. In fact, this… Continue reading

George Harrison

George Harrison was a British singer/songwriter/musician and was the lead guitarist with The Beatles, of course. Harrison was born in Liverpool on the 25th February 1943 and died on the 29th November 2001. Although most Beatles songs were Lennon-McCartney compositions, Harrison did contribute much material such as “Here Comes the… Continue reading

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is a British singer/songwriter/musician and was originally the bass guitarist with The Beatles, of course. McCartney was born in Liverpool on the 18th June 1942 with the full name of James Paul McCartney. In 1997, he received a knighthood from The Queen for services to music and so… Continue reading

John Lennon

John Lennon was a British musician/singer/songwriter who co-founded The Beatles, of course. However, he was also an activist as well. John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England, on the 9th October 1940 with the full name of John Winston Lennon. He died on the 8th December 1980 when Mark David… Continue reading