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The BEATLES The History of Art Changed Many artists and musicians have a claim to fame Elvis Presley is The King of rock-and-roll Michael Jackson is The King of pop Miles Davis made jazz what it is today But perhaps the only musical artists that are known for having changed an entire era of youth musically politically socially and even economically are The Beatles John Paul George and Ringo are four names that when said together will in most cases solicit the same response The Beatles There was Beatlemania Ed Sullivan early years transition years drug years war years the fighting and of course the break-up Their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show is just as vivid in the memories of baby boomers as is the memory of John F Kennedys assassination Perhaps most surprising is that The Beatles did in 8 years what most artists cant do in a life time they impacted youth culture and became arguably the most well known artists in history In 1956 at the age of 16 John Lennon started a band by the name of the Quarrymen Schaffner 12 Playing mostly in local clubs The Quarrymen were a neighborhood band On July 6 1957 John Lennon would meet Paul McCartney for the first time One of Johns band mates Ivan Vaughan also a friend of fifteen year old Paul McCartney invited Paul to the St Peters Church in Woolton Liverpool where the Quarrymen would be playing Introductions were made Paul picked up a guitar and John was genuinely impressed with Paul not only because he could play so well but because he could tune a guitar a feat that the others had not yet mastered A few days later while riding his bicycle Paul ran into Pete Shotton one of the Quarrymen Pete told Paul that they had talked it over and John wanted Paul to join the band After a moments contemplation Paul replied Oh
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