|John, Paul, George and Ringo were barely out of school when they began life as the Beatles, but
they had something that set them apart from other rock and roll bands.
It was their music. No-one anywhere was creating a sound quite like it. They penned their own songs, pushing the boundaries of pop music right from the start with new chords and harmonies, and lyrics unlike anything else coming over England's air waves.
If at times they seemed to exude a cocky confidence, it was with good reason. The Beatles knew they had something special. Before long everyone else new it, too.
|John, Paul and George were the original members of the group. Ringo first played as an official
Beatle in August 1962.
To look at them, a person with insight might have guessed that these four lovable mop tops would be the catalysts for change, given that their music was making huge waves as early as Spring 1963.
They moved out of black leather into very good suits and were clean shaven, neat and courteous to all as they played a variety of venues from posh parties to dark, noisy clubs.
From the opening guitar chords there was no mistaking that the Beatles were in a class by themselves. And so they would remain. And so they would grow.