John Lennon And Paul Mccartney Essay

1357 Words Oct 1st, 2015 6 Pages
Time magazine 's year 2000 top 100 influential people article not only ranked the Beatles as the best-selling band of all time but stated the group had sold 600 million albums. Fifteen years after this report one can only imagine the amount of Beatles albums sold today. Together John Lennon and Paul McCartney co-wrote 180 out of the roughly 245 Beatles songs while the remaining songs were written with or by other band mates. The Lennon McCartney songwriting duo is as historical in the field of music as any. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were only together as a band for seven years, but they impacted the world like no other. Equally gifted musicians, John Lennon and Paul McCartney are regarded as the best musical duo of all time; however, their ideological differences and egos drove them apart.
Gaining a guitar at age sixteen by his mother sparked John’s interest in music. The Quarrymen, John’s first band is started at age seventeen and played a rock similar to Elvis or The Crickets. At an outdoor concert in 1957 John met Paul while he was playing with the Quarrymen. Paul impressed John with his musical taste and John invited him to join the band. After meeting George Harrison at Paul’s request in 1958, the three along with two other musicians play as the Quarrymen for four years and together get signed to a record label in 1962. After the death of one member and the disapproval of the drummer by their new management, Ringo Starr is added into…

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