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Organizing the Biography
Choose from these words to fill the blanks below:
philosophical, Best, lead, Parlophone, creative, difference, Kirchherr, Starkey, 1962, outpost, Sutcliffe, lung, together, cultured
members
John Lennon (1940-1980)
guitar,          vocals
Paul McCartney (1942-)
bass vocals
George Harrison (1943-2001)
lead guitar vocals
died of          cancer
Ringo Starr (1940-)
original name: Richard               
drummer
important to note: their date of birth
when they began to be popular 1963 in UK, 1964 in the US, they were only 20-23 years old
other people
Pete         
original drummer
dismissed for "being a loner"
Stuart                   
original bass guitar, not very good
left the band to pursue his career as an artist
one of John's art school friends
in Hamburg, met Astrid Kirchherr
Astrid                   
photographer
responsible for the early Beatles look
half in light, half in shade
George Martin (1926-)
Beatles producer
there from beginning
till end except for one album
much older, more of a school master, or the adult-in-the-room person
Brian Epstein (1934-1967)
Beatles manager
Allen Klein
manager took over at end of 60s
Paul McCartney didn't want him to be the manager
Mal Evans and Neil Aspinall
roadies, helped load gear
Neil went on to run Apple Records for them
school friend of Paul McCartney and George Harrison
Dick James
responsible for early publishing deal at beginning of career
places
Liverpool
while music industry was in London, Liverpool was a musical               , a port city
the city was prosperous but not seen as necessarily as                  as London so there were issues concerning them being from Liverpool
Hamburg
from August 1960 to December         
where they learned their craft
played in clubs
companies
                    
Beatles main record label
EMI
parent company of Parlophone
Capitol
U.S. label where Beatles records were released
also Vee Jay and Swan labels
organizing the music
important: there is a                      between British and American releases of Beatles music
US albums that were never released in Britain
Capitol would slice tunes off of the British releases
in the 1980s, the CDs were organized according to the UK releases
list
11 EMI albums
1 EP (Magical Mystery Tour)
Yellow Submarine
singles that do not appear on EMI albums: Past Masters
other recordings
Live at the BBC
how the Beatles sounded live in the early days
Anthology (bootleg)
musical composition
which songs were:
John's songs
Paul's songs
George's songs
there aren't many songs that John and Paul wrote                 
John and Paul just helped each other out a bit
George wrote by himself mostly
used the recording studio in increasingly                  ways
other instruments work their way into the texture
lyrics
front innocent, naive teen love to themes that are more                            and avant garde
ambition
always trying to push the envelope
learned and became experts in the pop craft year after year

Vocabulary:

eponymous, adj. (of a person) giving their name to something.  "For his eponymous album, see George Harrison."
Organizing the Biography
1957-1963: Before Beatlemania
Hamburg and Liverpool