1964 was a historic year for The Beatles when they performed live on American TV. The Ed Sullivan Show. The appearance drew the largest audience ever recorded for an American television program at that time, bringing Beatlemania into full swing in the U.S. well over 50 years later, the Fab Four are still considered to be one of the best and most influential rock and roll bands of all time—despite the fact that they played together for less than a decade. Now, where are the Beatles? Which Beatles are still around? Here’s an in-depth look at each member of this historic music group.
Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, England in 1942. He is one of two Beatles members still living today. He is now 79 and says he met John Lennon as a young teenager. “I think, ‘Wow, how lucky was I to meet this strange Teddy Boy off the bus who turned out to play music like I did, and we get together and, boy, we complemented each other,’”McCartney stated this in a 2020 interview on BBC Radio 2 (NME reported the following). “They say with marriages opposites attract and we weren’t madly opposites, but I had some stuff that he didn’t have and he had some stuff I didn’t have so when you put them together it made something extra.”
McCartney played bass with the Beatles and was also co-lead singer and co-songwriter with John Lennon. McCartney started another popular band after the band disbanded in 1970. Wings, Linda McCartney, his wife at that time. His solo career and as a music producer was also immensely successful, which continues to this day. He is actually a very successful musician. Silver Screen Beatday Times McCartney is one of the richest musicians in the WorldIn 2020, his fortune was estimated to exceed a million dollars. He was also inducted into The Hall of Fame of Songwriters1987
As far as we know, McCartney’s healTh is in great shape as he approaches his 80th2022 is the birthday. The music legend credits his longevity in part to his vegetarian diet, which he’s been following since the late 1970s—well before it became a mainstream practice. “You can get loads of vegetarian options these days,” He spoke in 2018 during a video interview. Wired. “So it’s not like it was like in the old days when you just got the boiled sprout.”
Ringo Starr is another member of the Fab Four that is still alive. On July 7, 1971, Ringo Starr was born.Th, 1940, the Liverpool native was the Beatles’ drummer, though he did sing lead vocals on a handful of songs, including the hits “Yellow Submarine” “With a Little Help of My Friends.”
Ringo joined the Beatles in 1962 after the band had already been playing for a couple of years with a different drummer, Pete Best (who’s sometimes referred to as the “fifth Beatle”). Starr, who had been in a band called Rory Storm, the Hurricanes, decided it was now time for a change. He met George, Paul, and John.). “I felt the Beatles were a better band,” He told Modern Drummer 2014. “And the Beatles were making a bit more—they were coming up real fast. But I loved the band so much. And I thought I had done everything our band could do at the time. We were just repeating ourselves. So it was time to move on. And I liked the boys as well as the music.”
While he didn’t become as well-regarded for his solo efforts as Paul McCartney or John Lennon, Starr has had a very successful post-Beatles career as a musician. He’s released a total of 20 solo albums, including 2019’s What’s My Name, With his All-Starr Band, he continues to tour the country.
Starr is in good health and says eating right (like McCartney, he’s a vegetarian) and exercising regularly is what keeps him strong enough to perform at the age of 81. “I think staying active keeps you young,” He said Rolling Stone2018. “I do work out. I have a trainer. I’m lively onstage. I have a vegetarian diet—broccoli with every meal. So I just do what I think is good for me, and I’ve been blessed that I have the energy to keep it moving.”
John Lennon was conceived in Liverpool on 9 October 1969Th,1940. He was the Beatles’ original founder and rhythm guitarist, as well as co-writer and co-lead vocalist alongside Paul McCartney. Lennon became a more prominent solo artist as well as a strong advocate for social justice. His song “Imagine,”It was released in 1971 and has since been a worldwide anthem of love and tolerance. His legacy as a champion for peace endures even though he tragically died at 58.
December 8, 2008ThIn 1980, Lennon was shot in the back and shoulder by Mark David Chapman, a fan obsessed. Lennon was hit in the shoulder and back with a close-range shot and succumbed shortly after being rushed into the hospital.
The worldwide shock at the assassination left the world stunned. Across the globe, tributes were flooding in to the musician who was killed. Lennon’s former Beatles bandmates were also grief-stricken by his senseless death. “I can’t tell you how much it hurts to lose him, McCartney said in the immediate aftermath of the shooting. “His death is a bitter, cruel blow—I really loved the guy.”
More than 40 years later, McCartney says he’s still reeling from the tragic passing of his dear childhood friend. McCartney was asked this question in 2020 CBS News interview if Lennon’s murder still affects him some 40 years later, McCartney replied, “It’s very difficult for me, and I occasionally will have thoughts and sort of say, ‘I don’t know, why don’t I just break down crying every day?’ Because it’s that bad… There will be times that I just have memories and just think, ‘Oh my God, it was just so senseless.’”
Nov 25, 1975 – BornThGeorge Harrison was the Beatles’ lead guitarist from 1943 to 1943. Some of the songs, such as the classics and others, he wrote or contributed to lead vocals. “Here Comes the Sun” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.”Harrison was the youngest member in the Fab Four. He started playing with McCartney and Lennon at the age of 15 and was still just 15 years old.
Before the Beatles split, Harrison had already produced two solo albums. After the Beatles split, Harrison took a brief, but intentional, break from the spotlight. He felt burned out from all the international fame and overexposure he received as a Beatles member. “In the Sixties, we overdosed on that, and then I consciously went out of my way at the end of the Sixties, early Seventies, to try and be a bit more obscure,” Harrison spoke with Harrison in 1979. Rolling Stone. “What you find is that you have a hit and suddenly everybody’s knocking on your door and bugging you again. I enjoy being low profile and having a peaceful sort of life.”
Harrison went on to record a total of 12 solo albums including 1987’s Cloud Nine, It was the number-one Billboard single. “Got My Mind Set on You.”His album Brainwashed, was released posthumously in 2002 after the former Beatle passed away from throat cancer in 2001. At the time of his death, he was only 58 years old.