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1957:
John Lennon meets Paul McCartney while performing with "The Quarrymen" in Woolton (July); George Harrison joins group late in year
1958:
Group name changed to "Johnny and the Moondogs"
1959:
Stu Sutcliffe joins the group--re-named "The Silver Beatles"--as bass player
1960:
Pete Best replaces Tommy Moore as drummer, group tours Germany
1961:
Sutcliffe leaves group, which is discovered by promoter Brian Epstein at the Cavern club in Liverpool; first commercial record, "My Bonnie" (with Tony Sheridan, billed as "The Beat Boys")
1962:
EMI record producer George Martin signs the group, replaces drummer Pete Best with Ringo Starr. First hit records, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You" released in autumn
1963:
First album, "Please Please Me", first No. 1 singles, "From Me to You" and "She Loves You"
1964:
Second album, "Meet the Beatles"; first American tour and TV appearance ("The Ed Sullivan Show", February 9 and 16); first movie, "A Hard Day's Night"
1965:
World tour, second movie ("Help!"), group awarded MBE by Queen Elizabeth II (October 26); album "Rubber Soul"
1966:
Last tour (San Francisco, August 29); experimentation with avant-garde music; album "Revolver"
1967:
Album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" released (June); beginning of involvement with Eastern Transcendental Meditation; death of Brian Epstein (August 27); TV film "Magical Mystery Tour"; opened short-lived Apple clothes boutique
1968:
Recording studio Apple Corps opened (January); animated film "Yellow Submarine"; most popular single ("Hey Jude/Revolution") and "White" album released
1969:
Albums "Yellow Submarine" and their last, "Abbey Road", released; last group performance on rooftop of Apple building
1970:
Last film, multi-media "Let It Be", released
1980:
John Lennon murdered December 8
1995:
Three remaining Beatles release "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love", using old John Lennon out-takes

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