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Beatlesque (pronounced /ˌbi:təl'ɛsk/) is a term used to describe rock and pop bands and musicians who make music similar to that of The Beatles, an English rock-pop music band from the 1960s. Symbols of the International Phonetic Alphabet as used for English. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... For Popular music (music that is popular, rather than of a specific genre or style), see Popular music. ... Rock group (or later rock band) is a generic name to describe a group of musicians specializing in a particular form of electronically amplified music. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ... The Beatles were an English pop and rock music group from Liverpool, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... The outrageously crowded Woodstock festival epitomized the popular antiwar movement of the 60s. ...


As The Beatles broke several music sales records and charted numerous times during their careers, the term is typically used by record reviewers, rock and pop music fans, and members of the media as a form of praise; it is only occasionally used to mean that an act is too derivative of The Beatles or similar acts of the 1960s. Typical hallmarks of Beatlesque bands include: The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Fans of Janet Jackson, at Much Music in Toronto The word fan refers to someone who has an intense, occasionally overwhelming liking of a person, group of persons, work of art, idea, or trend. ...

  • A strong, well-crafted melody, rarely driven by a riff
  • A focus on vocal performance, featuring distinctive singing styles and vocal harmony
  • Subtle tension in the chord progressions, as heard on Cry Baby Cry, Blackbird, Sexy Sadie, and many others. This would continue much into Lennon's solo career with songs such as Jealous Guy.
  • A "fresh", eclectic, and innovative approach to composition and performance, often featuring arrangements or instruments unusual to the format of the conventional pop song
  • Elements of psychedelic music, especially reminiscent of The Beatles' work during the period of 19661968
  • Strong songwriting, with intelligent, profound, and accessible lyrics
  • High standards of production, resulting in a very "clean" sound

Not all of The Beatles' songs fit into this formula; for example, "I Want to Hold Your Hand" has very simple, straightforward lyrics, and "Day Tripper" is a purely riff-driven song. Adherence to a few of the criteria, plus some passing resemblance in tone or voice, is often enough, however, to be labeled into this varied genre. Look up melody in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In music, a riff is an ostinato figure: a repeated chord progression, pattern or melodic figure, often played by the rhythm section instruments, that forms the basis or accompaniment of a rock music or jazz composition. ... Harmony, Greek ἁρμονία harmonía meaning a fastening or join. The concept of harmony dates as far back as Pythagoras. ... Cry Baby Cry is a song by the Beatles that was released on the White Album. ... Blackbird is a Beatles song from double-disc album The Beatles (also known as The White Album). ... There is more than one thing called Sexy Sadie: Sexy Sadie (song), a song by The Beatles. ... Jealous Guy is a song written and performed by John Lennon. ... For the most concise psychedelic music guide, click this link: Music to show you why less-popular albums are the most interesting Psychedelic music is a musical style inspired by or attempting to replicate the mind-altering experience of drugs such as cannabis, psilocybin, mescaline, and especially LSD. Psychedelic music... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... I Want to Hold Your Hand is the name of the hit 1963 Beatles song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney that led the British Invasion of the United States music charts. ... A day-tripper is a person who visits a tourist destination, tourist attraction, or visitor attraction from home and returns there on the same day - in other words this excursion does not involve a night away from home. ...


Some bands and artists considered to be "Beatlesque" are listed below. The list is supplemented by an informal publication of the Usenet newsgroup rec.music.beatles on Beatlesque bands. It should be noted that some bands (see Oasis), consciously attempted to mimic The Beatles' sound. For the most part, however, the resemblance to The Beatles is not as intentional. Usenet is a distributed Internet discussion system that evolved from a general purpose UUCP network of the same name. ... A newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users at different locations. ... Oasis are a rock band originally formed in Manchester, England. ...


Examples of "Beatlesque" bands and artists

  • The Bogrolls A duo who's compositions have been described as Beatlesque.
  • Richard Cummins Independent artist from Vancouver, Richard's songs are always being compared to The Beatles, largely due to his extreme emphasis on melody, memorable hooks and harmony.
  • Tori Amos: Certain of her compositions have been cited, particularly more recent songs such as "Wednesday" from her album Scarlet's Walk and "Ireland" off of her most studio release The Beekeeper. She has also covered a fair number of Beatles songs.
  • Apples in Stereo: An independent American pop band that heavily draws from The Beach Boys in addition to The Beatles. The album Her Wallpaper Reverie is probably the most heavily Beatles influenced album of The Apples. Some Apples songs even have titles similar to Beatles songs such as "Strawberryfire" ("Strawberry Fields Forever") and "Submarine Dream" ("Yellow Submarine").
  • Badfinger: Recorded the Paul McCartney composition "Come and Get It" for an early hit, in much the same way that the song was demoed to them. George Harrison, too, worked with Badfinger, not only producing much of their music but also contributing the slide guitar solo on their song "Day After Day." George Martin, Geoff Emerick, Chris Thomas, and Mal Evans, all of whom worked heavily with The Beatles, also worked with Badfinger (all but Martin produced them). Badfinger was sometimes accused of being too derivative. They were on The Beatles' Apple Records label.
  • Charlatans UK: Contemporary British band from Manchester, near The Beatles' home of Liverpool.
  • Cheap Trick
  • Chris Cornell: Has claimed in a Rolling Stone interview that The Beatles are his favorite band. His Euphoria Morning album shows much Beatles influence in the melodies and chord progressions; Kim Thayil has mentioned that Soundgarden somewhat imitated The Beatles on their Superunknown album.
  • The Church: Strong Beatles influence on many songs from this Australian band.
  • Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: Cook and Moore recorded a Beatle parody titled "L.S. Bumble Bee" released in early 1967, with Moore sounding like Lennon, which spoofed the psychedelic sound. It appeared on many Beatle bootleg albums.
  • Marshall Crenshaw: Crenshaw started his career portraying John Lennon in a touring production of Beatlemania.
  • Crowded House: Beatles-like sounds fill this band's catalog, from their debut album to their demise. See also Neil Finn, Split Enz
  • Don Dixon: Chiefly a record producer, but has recorded his own material.
  • Electric Light Orchestra: Band members have remarked that they were heavily influenced by the Beatles. Frontman Jeff Lynne later produced George Harrison's Cloud Nine album, worked with him on the Traveling Wilburys albums, and completed Harrison's final work Brainwashed; Lynne also produced the new songs for The Beatles' own Anthology. John Lennon reportedly stated that if The Beatles stayed together, they would have sounded like ELO.
  • Galactic Cowboys: Defunct band that deftly blended power pop and heavy metal.
  • Gin Blossoms: Occasionally experiment with their pop sound, mixing in country and zydeco.
  • Robyn Hitchcock: Has remarked that he was heavily influenced by The Beatles.
  • Jacob's Trouble: Christian rock band which set out to sound as Beatlesque as possible
  • Jellyfish: Short-lived San Francisco band whose two lead songwriters had a relationship similar to Lennon and McCartney; they also wrote several songs for Ringo Starr's "Time Takes Time" LP.
  • Billy Joel: Though only a few of his songs would be considered Beatlesque, Joel has admitted that The Beatles were his chief inspiration for becoming a musician. A clear Beatles influence is evident on his Glass Houses album.
  • Phil Keaggy: Noticeable similarity, particularly on his 1988 album Phil Keaggy and Sunday's Child
  • King's X: A band from Houston, Texas that mixes Beatles songcraft, progressive metal, and funk into a unique concoction.
  • Klaatu: Canadian band of the early 1970s whose sound was so reminiscent of The Beatles that rumors were started that the band was actually The Beatles reformed under a different name.
  • Lenny Kravitz: Specifically on the songs "Stand by My Woman" and "Let Love Rule", mainly because Sean Lennon produced some songs on Kravitz's "Mama Said" album.
  • The La's: Another foursome from Liverpool; their biggest hit was "There She Goes".
  • Julian Lennon: The son of John Lennon; critics have noted the similarity in their voices.
  • Jimi Hendrix: A huge fan of The Beatles, Paul McCartney has said that he attended a Hendrix concert where Jimi performed the song Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band only three days after the release of The Beatles album, impressing McCartney.
  • Love & Rockets
  • Aimee Mann: Former lead singer of 'Til Tuesday and wife of Michael Penn. Her style has become more eclectic since leaving 'Til Tuesday.
  • The Monkees: Specifically created by US television to replicate the style and music of The Beatles, at the height of Beatlemania, following the success of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!". In television episodes the band had adventures much in the vein of the aforementioned films. Each episode had a song, rendered in the style of The Beatles. Top songwriters of the day were commissioned to write the songs, and it was only when individual band members started writing their own material did the songs depart from The Beatles template. Ultimately, The Monkees developed their own style and can be considered as a successful group in their own right.
  • Nirvana: Singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain idolized John Lennon, and admitted that "About a Girl" was essentially his attempt at writing a Beatles song.
  • Green Day: Lead singer and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong has written a few Beatlesque songs, including Hold On, which is basically a rework of I Should Have Known Better.
  • Franz Ferdinand: Have made many Beatlesque songs, including Eleanor Put Your Boots On, Walk Away, and Take Me Out. Some have even claimed Take Me Out is plagerised from the Ringo Starr solo song Back Off Boogaloo.
  • Oasis: Main songwriter Noel Gallagher has often cited The Beatles as a strong influence. The drummer Zak Starkey is son of Ringo Starr.
  • Gilbert O'Sullivan: Best known for his 1972 hit "Alone Again (Naturally)".
  • Michael Penn: Particularly on his 1989 hit "No Myth".
  • Pink Floyd: One of the earliest acts to adapt Beatles-style harmonies and arrangements; Syd Barrett had noted The Beatles as a big influence on their early sound.
  • The Pixies: Singer Frank Black is a Beatles fan, and their guitarist Joey Santiago has mentioned George Harrison's guitar licks as his inspiration to learn guitar.
  • The Posies: One of their songs was covered by Ringo Starr.
  • Queen (band): Many Queen songs such as Killer Queen are influenced by The Beatles. Also the band members hold similarities, Freddie Mercury (like John Lennon) is an eccentric musical genius who died young, Brian May (Paul McCartney) is the second musical genius. Roger Taylor (Ringo Starr) is himself. John Deacon (George Harrison) is the supposedly quiet one who lives in the shadow of his bandmates.
  • Sam Phillips: Her albums The Indescribable Wow, and Martinis and Bikinis have been noted for their Beatlesque sound. Bikinis even included a cover of Lennon's "Gimme Some Truth."
  • the pillows: Even though their songs are in the Japanese language, several of their songs, including "Patricia" and "Scent of Sweet", have sounded remarkably Beatlesque.
  • Radiohead: While many of their songs are Beatles-influenced, Karma Police in particular has a piano arrangement almost exactly like that of Sexy Sadie.
  • Stone Temple Pilots: Although generally regarded as a grunge band, their third album, Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop, delved back into a more contemporary sound, away from the noticeable hard rock of the band's usual genre. Many of the songs in the album, most noticeabley "Lady Picture Show" also bears striking resemblance to the Beatles, with lead singer Scott Weiland bearing similary vocals to Paul McCartney.
  • The Ramones
  • The Raspberries: Considered one of the founders of the power pop style, drawing inspiration from The Beatles and other British Invasion bands.
  • The Redwalls: A former Beatle cover band that began writing its own compositions.
  • The Rembrandts: Most famous for performing "I'll Be There for You", the theme to the American TV show Friends.
  • The Romantics: 1980s power pop band from Detroit, Michigan evoked the sound of the early period Beatles and other British Invasion groups in their energetic, electric guitar- and drums-based New Wave rock, and evoked the look of the early, Beatlemania era Beatles with their matching band suits and bushy hairstyles.
  • Todd Rundgren: Similar to Don Dixon (above), Rundgren is primarily a producer, and has produced albums by XTC and Badfinger. His band, Utopia, is listed separately.
  • The Rutles: Not a proper band in their own right, The Rutles were a Beatles parody project created by Neil Innes and Eric Idle.
  • Elliott Smith: Has repeatedly stated the huge influence that The Beatles have had on his music.
  • The Smithereens: The drummer of this New Jersey-based quartet, Dennis Diken, mentioned The Beatles' influence on their music in liner notes.
  • The Smiths: Similar to Michael Penn (above) in that the Smiths' lyrics are generally more depressing and "downbeat" than The Beatles'.
  • The Spongetones: Another former Beatle cover band that began writing its own compositions.
  • Stars on 45: Dutch group of session players who in the 1980s recorded authentic covers of Beatles songs for a "medley" played against a disco beat. More derivative than Beatlesque.
  • Superdrag: Released the album Head Trip in Every Key which was fully orchestrated.
  • Supertramp: A British prog-rock and pop band from the 70's and the 80's whose hit songs have much of a Beatles sound to them.
  • System of a Down: The Heavy Metal band's guitarist, Daron Malakian has stated in interviews that The Beatles and other 60's rock bands have a heavy influence on them, particularly in the Serj Tankian-Daron Malakian harmonies.
  • Terry Scott Taylor: Taylor's first two solo albums, Knowledge and Innocence and A Briefing for the Ascent, were frequently compared to The Beatles music by reviewers, and Taylor himself was often said to sound like John Lennon. Taylor's band Daniel Amos also often received comparisons from reviewers, especially their 1978 album Horrendous Disc.
  • Tears For Fears: Their song "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" is heavily influenced by the 1967 Beatles. Also, their song "Shout" was owing to John Lennon's sound on his first solo album Plastic Ono Band. Their newest album as of 2005, Everybody Loves a Happy Ending, is self-consciously Beatlesque throughout.
  • Utopia: Notable for releasing an album directly parodying The Beatles, Deface the Music.
  • Ween
  • Weezer
  • Wilco
  • The Wackers Canadian band from Montreal. Particularly Beatlesque is the Hot Wacks LP (Elektra 1972) which yielded a single cover version of John Lennon's Oh My Love, and many shades of Abbey Road and The White Album.
  • The Wonders: Fictional one-hit wonder band from Tom Hanks' 1996 film That Thing You Do!. The group's songs and sound were intentionally modeled after The Beatles of 1964.
  • World Party
  • XTC: Their albums Skylarking (produced by Todd Rundgren, above) and Oranges and Lemons, are particularly cited for the adjective. Even more so are their recordings as The Dukes of Stratosphear, which are deliberately reminiscent of the psychedelia of the 1960s.
The Beatles
John Lennon | Paul McCartney | George Harrison | Ringo Starr
Pete Best | Stuart Sutcliffe
Management
Brian Epstein | Allen Klein | Apple Records
Production
George Martin | Geoff Emerick | Norman Smith | Phil Spector | Abbey Road Studios
Official studio albums
Please Please Me (1963) | With the Beatles (1963) | A Hard Day's Night (1964) | Beatles for Sale (1964) | Help! (1965) | Rubber Soul (1965) | Revolver (1966) | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) | Magical Mystery Tour (1967) | The Beatles (1968) | Yellow Submarine (1969) | Abbey Road (1969) | Let It Be (1970)
Films
A Hard Day's Night (1964) | Help! (1965) | Magical Mystery Tour (1967) | Yellow Submarine (1968) | Let it Be (1970)
Related articles
History | Bootlegs | Lennon-McCartney | Anthology | Influence | The Quarrymen | London | Beatlemania | Beatlesque | Fifth Beatle | Paul Is Dead | British Invasion | Apple Corps | Northern Songs | Harrisongs
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Leslie Phillips, aka Sam Phillips, (born January 28, 1962) is an American singer and a songwriter. ... The Indescribable Wow is the fifth (studio) album from American singer-songwriter Sam Phillips. ... Martinis and Bikinis is the seventh (studio) album from American singer-songwriter Sam Phillips. ... The correct title of this article is the pillows. ... Japanese (日本語, ) is a language spoken by over 127 million people, mainly in Japan, but also by Japanese emigrant communities around the world. ... Radiohead are a British band from Oxford, England, comprising five musicians. ... Karma Police was the second single from Radioheads acclaimed 1997 album OK Computer, and is perhaps Radioheads best known hit worldwide, apart from Creep. ... There is more than one thing called Sexy Sadie: Sexy Sadie (song), a song by The Beatles. ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular rock band in the 1990s, comprised of Scott Weiland (vocals), brothers Robert (bass) and Dean DeLeo (guitar) and Eric Kretz (drums). ... Tiny Music. ... Scott Weiland (born October 27, 1967 in Santa Cruz, California) is an American musician, lyricist and vocalist. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an English singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... The Ramones (L-R, Johnny, Tommy, Joey, Dee Dee) on the cover of their debut self-titled album (1976), cementing their place at the dawn of the punk movement. ... The Raspberries were a rock and roll band from Cleveland, Ohio in the 1970s. ... Power pop is a long-standing musical genre that draws its inspiration from 1960s British and American pop music. ... The appearance of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, February 9, 1964, marked the dramatic start of the British Invasion. ... 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Serj Tankian of System of a Down Serj Tankian (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is an Armenian-American musician who now lives in Los Angeles. ... Daron Malakian Daron Vartan Malakian is the guitarist in the American-Armenian band System of a Down, comprising vocalist Serj Tankian, bassist Shavo Odadjian, and drummer John Dolmayan. ... Terry Scott Taylor Terry Scott Taylor (born May 24, 1950) is an American songwriter, record producer, and founding member of the bands Daniel Amos and the Swirling Eddies (credited as Camarillo Eddy). Taylor is also a member of the roots and alternative music group, Lost Dogs. ... Daniel Amos (aka D. A., Dä) is the American rock band formed in 1974, by Terry Scott Taylor on guitars and vocals, Marty Dieckmeyer on bass guitar, Steve Baxter on guitars and Jerry Chamberlain on lead guitars. ... Horrendous Disc is the title of a 1981 album by the rock band Daniel Amos, and recorded in 1978. ... 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That Thing You Do! is the name of a 1996 film, written and directed by Tom Hanks. ... UK 45 rpm single for Mickey (1982) by one-hit wonder Toni Basil CD single of the Baha Mens Who Let the Dogs Out? In the music industry, a one-hit wonder is an artist generally known for only one hit single. ... Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actor who starred in family-friendly and screwball comedies before achieving notable success as a dramatic actor. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... That Thing You Do! is the name of a 1996 film, written and directed by Tom Hanks. ... See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... World Party is a British pop/rock band, which is essentially the solo project of its multi-talented only member, Karl Wallinger. ... XTC is an influential pop rock band from Swindon, England. ... Skylarking is a 1986 album by XTC. Considered by many to be their finest album, Skylarking displayed songwriting and arranging heavily influenced by The Beatles of Revolver and Sgt. ... Oranges and Lemons is a 1989 album from XTC. The album produced a minor hit single, The Mayor of Simpleton, the only XTC song ever to hit the US charts. ... For the drug, see Ecstasy. ... The Beatles were an English pop and rock music group from Liverpool, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980) was an iconic English 20th century composer and singer of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an English singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ... George Harrison, MBE (February 24, 1943 – November 29, 2001) was a popular British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and film producer, best known as a member of The Beatles. ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular English actor, singer, and musician, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... The Beatles, early 1962: (l-r) Pete, George, Paul and John. ... Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe (June 23, 1940 – April 10, 1962) was an artist who, until his sudden death, worked in a style related to Abstract Expressionism. ... Brian Epstein, The Beatles manager and a force behind the groups early success. ... Allen Klein (born December 18, 1931) is a business manager. ... Apple Records logo, featuring a Granny Smith apple. ... Sir George Martin Sir George Martin CBE (born January 3, 1926) is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle, a title that he owes to his work as producer of almost all of the Beatles records. ... Geoff Emerick (born 1946) is a recording studio audio engineer, who is best known for his work with the Beatles albums Revolver, Sgt. ... Norman Smith is a musician and record producer. ... The Phil Spector anthology album, Back to Mono. ... The legendary recording studio Abbey Road Studios, created in November of 1931 by EMI in London, is best known as the legendary recording studio used by the rock bands The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd and The Shadows. ... My Bonnie / The Saints, by Tony Sheridan & The Beatles, the first Beatles record to be released. ... Please Please Me was the title of the Beatles first album. ... With the Beatles was The Beatles second album, recorded four months after the bands first album and released in late 1963. ... A Hard Days Night was the third album by the Beatles, released in 1964 as the soundtrack to their first film of the same name. ... Beatles for Sale was The Beatles fourth album, released in late 1964 and produced by George Martin for Parlophone. ... Help! is a soundtrack album from The Beatles film Help!, as well as the title song from that album. ... Rubber Soul is an album by British rock band The Beatles, first released in December 1965. ... For the album by The Haunted, see rEVOLVEr. ... This is about the Beatles album, for the movie based around this album, see Sgt. ... Magical Mystery Tour is an album and double EP by British rock band The Beatles, first released in late 1967. ... The White Album redirects here. ... Yellow Submarine is the eleventh album released by The Beatles. ... Abbey Road was the last album recorded by The Beatles, although it was released second-to-last, on September 26, 1969 in the UK and October 1, 1969 in the US. It was produced and orchestrated by George Martin for Apple Records. ... Let It Be is the thirteenth and final album by The Beatles, released on May 8, 1970 by the bands own Apple Records label. ... This article is about the film. ... Help! is the title of a 1965 film starring The Beatles and featuring Leo McKern, Eleanor Bron, Victor Spinetti, John Bluthal and Roy Kinnear. ... Magical Mystery Tour, starring The Beatles, was a special that aired on BBC TV on Boxing Day in 1967. ... Yellow Submarine is a 1968 animated film based on the music of the Beatles. ... Let It Be is the title of a 1970 documentary about The Beatles. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney. ... The Beatles Anthology is the name of a documentary series, a series of three albums and a book which focus on the history of the popular rock band The Beatles. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Quarry Men (sometimes Quarrymen) were a little-known skiffle group formed around Liverpool, England in March 1957 by John Lennon. ... 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