When people hear the name "The Beatles" most people think of
lead singer, John Lennon. However, the role of Paul McCartney is
often overlooked. It was McCartney, not Lennon who was the
driving force behind the Beatles.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney were in many bands
together before the forming of the Beatles. In 1962, along with
Ringo Starr1 and George Harrison, they formed the rock group
known as "The Beatles". The group featured
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years ago today....The story behind
of 'Sgt. Pepper'" Rolling Stone #502 June 18, 1987.
"The Beatles" Music Review in Rolling Stone #507 Aug.
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Music Review in
Rolling Stone #507 Aug. 27, 1987
1. Ringo Starr was originally named Richard Starkey. His
name was changed to allow for better press marketing.
2. All titles composed by either Lennon or McCartney are
credited to Lennon-McCartney.
3. It was also at this time that Lennon divorced his wife