It all began with John Lennon, who started a band called The Quarry Men in 1957 with some friends from school. Paul McCartney joined the band in 1957, and George Harrison joined the group the next year. In 1960, the band changed their name to The Beatles and went to Hamburg to play in music clubs. There they met a drummer called Ringo Starr, who later joined the band.On 5th October 1962, The Beatles released their first single, 'Love Me Do'. It got to number seventeen in the charts. In February 1963, they recorded their first album and in March they released the single 'Please Please Me'. It reached number one. Everyone was amazed at heir success. In 1964, The Beatles had a number one single in the American charts ('I Want to Hold Your Hand'). In the same year they made their first film, 'A Hard Day's Night'.All their fans loved it. In 1966, The Beatles played their last concert, in Candlestick Park, San Francisco. They continued to make records untill 1970 when they finally broke up. The Beatles were an amazing band. They created some of the most brilliant albums in music history. I feel sad that they are not around any more, but I am sure that their music will last forever.