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Norwegian Wood is a song written and sung by John Lennon, released on the Rubber Soul album in 1965. This track is generally credited as being the first pop recording to use the sitar, an Indian stringed instrument. "Norwegian Wood" sparked a musical craze for the sound of the novel instrument in the mid-Sixties. The song is now acknowledged as one of the cornerstones of what is now usually called "world music" and it was a major landmark in the trend towards incorporating non-Western musical influences into Western popular music.

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Please Please Me is the first official studio album by The Beatles. It was released on March 22, 1963 and became a number one hit on the same year in the United Kingdom. In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked the album number 39 on its list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In the United States, many of the songs on the album were first issued on Vee-Jay Records' Introducing...The Beatles in 1964, and then subsequently on Capitol Records' The Early Beatles in 1965. In a review, the All Music Guide says "Decades after its release, the album still sounds fresh, precisely because of its intense origins."

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Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), also known as Ringo Starr was the main drummer of The Beatles. He also had a successful solo career, and was nicknamed "the sad Beatle" or "the funny Beatle".

Ringo was born on July 7, 1940 to Elsie Starkey and Richard Starkey. Ringo's parents divorced when he was three years old, and he went to live with his mother. Starr was a sickly child because had many medical problems during childhood, and spent a lot of time in the hospital.

Ringo met The Beatles in 1960, and filled in when drummer Pete Best was sick. When Best was kicked out of the band, Ringo was chosen to take his place. Starr soon adopted the signature Beatles haircut and image. Ringo was given a solo spot on every Beatles record. Some of The Beatles' most popular songs with Ringo on vocals are Yellow Submarine and With a Little Help from My Friends. Ringo usually did not sing live with The Beatles, but did once in a while. Starr proved to be the most popular Beatle in America. He was considered the best actor in the group, and received the best reviews for his role in A Hard Day's Night. Ringo is also considered one of the best drummers of all time, and many other drummers were influenced by him, including Phil Collins and Dave Grohl.


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No band has influenced pop culture the way The Beatles have. They were one of the best things to happen in the twentieth century, let alone the Sixties. They were youth personified. They were unmatched innovators who were bigger than both Jesus and rock & roll itself: During the week of April 4, 1964, the Beatles held the first five slots on the Billboard Singles chart; they went on to sell more than a billion records; and 2000's 1 , a compilation of the Beatles Number One hits, hit Number One in 35 countries and went on to become the best-selling album of the 2000s.

Every record was a shock when it came out. Compared to rabid R&B evangelists like the Rolling Stones, the Beatles arrived sounding like nothing else. They had already absorbed Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry, but they were also writing their own songs. They made writing your own material expected, rather than exceptional. As musicians, the Beatles proved that rock & roll could embrace a limitless variety of harmonies, structures, and sounds; virtually every rock experiment has some precedent on Beatles records. As a unit the Beatles were a synergistic combination: Paul McCartney's melodic bass lines, Ringo Starr's slaphappy no-rolls drumming, George Harrison's rockabilly-style guitar leads, John Lennon's assertive rhythm guitar — and their four fervent voices. As personalities, they defined and incarnated Sixties style: smart, idealistic, playful, irreverent, eclectic. Their music, from the not-so-simple love songs they started with to their later perfectionistic studio extravaganzas, set new standards for both commercial and artistic success in pop.

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"Somebody said to me, 'But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.' That's a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, 'Now, let's write a swimming pool.' " - Paul McCartney

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Beatleslastconcert The Beatles' last live concert on September 29, 1966. (Candlestick Park, San Francisco)

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