Iconic rock bands The Beatles and The Rolling Stones both originated in England in the 1960s and have had a profound cultural impact around the world.


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Years active 1960–1970 1962–present
Website www.beatles.com www.RollingStones.com
Introduction (from Wikipedia) The Beatles were a rock and pop band from Liverpool, England that formed in 1960. During their career, the group primarily consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962 in London when multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and pianist Ian Stewart were joined by vocalist Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards. Bassist Bill Wyman and drummer Charlie Watts complet
Associated acts The Quarrymen, Plastic Ono Band, The Dirty Mac, Wings, Traveling Wilburys, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, Ringo Starr All-Starr Band BB King, Ike and Tina Turner, The Dirty Mac
Also known as The Quarrymen, Fab Four, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Stones
Origin Liverpool, England, United Kingdom London, England
Occupations Singer-songwriters, musicians Musician, singer-songwriter, producer, visual artist, poet, writer, director, screenwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, percussion, sitar Vocals, guitar, piano, keyboards, harmonica
Label(s) EMI, Parlophone, Capitol, Odeon, Apple, Vee-Jay, Polydor, Swan, Tollie, United Artists Records Decca, Rolling Stones, Virgin, ABKCO, Interscope, Polydor
Genre(s) Merseybeat, rock & roll, skiffle, pop, psychedelia, folk rock, rock, progressive rock, blues rock revival Rock, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, blues

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