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1. John Lennon & Paul McCartney met for the first time on July 6, 1957. 2. The Beatles had a few names before settling on The Beatles including "Johnny and the Moondogs" and "The Silver Beetles" 3. The name "Beetles" was originally conceived as a tribute to name of Buddy Holly's band The Crickets. 4. Beetles was changed to Beatles in 1961. "Beat" like the beat of a drum. Paul McCartney has said this was his idea. 5. Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) joined the band in 1962. 6. The Beatles first arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964. 7. The Beatles made their first live appearance in the United States on The Ed Sullivan Show in the theater where David Letterman's "Late Show" is now recorded on February 9, 1964. 8. On February 10th (the morning after their historic appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show) many newspapers ran dismissive stores about The Beatles claiming that they were nothing but a fad. Think about this the next time you believe something written in the newspaper. 9. On April 4, 1964 The Beatles occupied the first 5 positions on the US singles charts. No other band or singer has ever come close to equaling this feat. 10. The A Hard Day's Night movie was released in the UK on June 6, 1964. 11. The Beatles had 6 #1 US singles in 1964. They also had 3 more songs which reached #2 or #3. 12. The Beatles had 3 #1 US albums in 1964. 13. The Beatles had 6 #1 UK singles in 1963 & 1964. 14. The Beatles had 4 #1 UK albums in 1963 & 1964. 15. The Beatles first 2 UK singles reached #17 and #2 respectively. "Love Me Do" & "Please Please Me."


16. The Beatles early songs were either covers or songs written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney as a duo. Later they would continue to credit all of their songs as Lennon/McCartney despite the fact that they were often written with very little (and sometimes no) contribution from the other writer.

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