The purpose of this guide is to provide some basic background information on the Beatles. Here you'll find
The Beatles were a musical group who performed and recorded together from 1962-1970.
Here are some particularly useful web sites about the Beatles and their music.
Thousands of books and articles have been written about the Beatles. Listed below are some of the most useful. For a comprehensive look at the best books about the Beatles, see Jenkins's essay "The Beatles: Will You Read My Book?" published in Teaching the Beatles (Routledge, 2018).
Schenk, Joshua Wolf. "The Power of Two." The Atlantic, July-August, 2014. Good article about how Lennon and McCartney collaborated to write timeless music. http://ezproxy.franklinpierce.edu/login?url=https://search-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.franklinpierce.edu/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=97040184&site=ehost-live&scope=site
The following videos about the Beatles are available on YouTube and other open web sources. Note that videos sometimes disappear unexpectedly from the web.
Videos About the Band
The Long and Winding Road: The Life and Times of the Beatles (flawed by its inclusion of performances by other bands, but has some good footage nonetheless)
Eight Things the Beatles Pioneered Very good short (sixteen-minute) video that discusses how the Beatles pioneered changes in the music industry.
Performances of Some Famous Beatles Songs
The Beatles as Musicians