Starting in 1957, John Lennon and several of his friends played in a British band called ‘The Quarrymen’. Over the next few years, the members of the band changed, and by 1960, the band was called ‘The Beatles’. In February 1963 their song, ‘Please, please me’, reached the number 1 position on the British charts. This was the first of a record 15 British number 1 singles!
They first came to the United States in 1964. They were met at the airport by thousands of screaming American teenagers. The Beatles were so popular that they were attacked by screaming fans everywhere they went around the world. The effect they had on their fans was known as Beatlemania.
After the Beatles' success in the United States, many other British bands became popular as well, such as ‘The Rolling Stones’, ‘The Animals’ or ‘Gerry and the Pacemakers’. That time is known in America as the British Invasion.
The Beatles stopped touring and playing live music in 1966. They were also tired of the pressures of touring. Finally, ‘The Beatles’ broke up in 1970 because of the pressures of fame and each member becoming more independent both in their personal lives and musically.
Here you have some nice songs to sing and dance!
‘’Yellow submarine’’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LFabJCIzEg
‘’Love me do’’: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbt8oH5Lxto