The Beatles, the most popular and influential band was founded in 1960 in city Liverpool, comprising with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Star. They revolutionized the world of popular music for over a decade. The group created by the influence of 1950s rock and roll gradually enriched their own repertoire by psychedelic music and rock sound and laid the foundation for a new cultural phenomenon, Beatlemania.
The Beatles' first commercial success came in 1962 with the song “Love Me Do”, which was soon followed by their debut collection “Please Please Me”. In total, the Beatles catalog includes 13 studio albums and numerous compilation recordings, which have had a huge impact on the development of popular music. For the world-famous song “Let It Be”, the band even won an Academy Award in 1970 at the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences more popularly known as the Oscars. As of 2013, the Beatles had sold more than 800 million digital and physical records, making it the best-selling band of all time. At the initiative of UNESCO, “Beatles World Day” is celebrated on January 16.