by Jeremy Roberts
The Beatles sold 14 million CDs in 2000--more than any other artist that year. Not bad for a group that broke up 30 years earlier.
With a single appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, Beatlemania swept the world and changed the face of rock 'n roll. The Beatles evolved with and reflected their times, leading many of the changes in music and style. From "Love Me Do" to "I Am the Walrus," they continued to experiment with new sounds. Their music grew in depth and complexity--challenging their contemporaries to keep up.
Here is the story of John, Paul, George, and Ringo--how they became The Beatles, their lives together, the break-up, their separate careers, and John's assassination. Uncover why The Beatles experienced a popularity that hasn't been seen since, why they're still influential--and why their music continues to top the charts.