The fame of this quartet of Liverpool lads stands on the songwriting genius of Lennon (John) and McCartney (Paul). After their formative years—which were characterised by good humour and irresistible pop songs that captivated the world—they developed at light speed to transform popular music forever in seven short years. Key albums: all of them! Tracking the development of this iconic band is an education in pop music that will delight for decades.
The solo careers of the Fab Four are, it must be admitted, patchy, but are scattered with gems to cherish, including “Imagine” (Lennon), “All Things Must Pass” (Harrison) and “Band On The Run” (McCartney).
Our Recommendations: 'Abbey Road', 'The Beatles (The White Album)', 'Revolver'.