January 16, 2013 - 11:40 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - January 16 marks The Beatles day. This date of the legendary band was approved by UNESCO in 2001.
On January 16, 1957, Liverpool opened the Cavern club, where The Beatles debuted, signaling the launch of one of the most celebrated bands in the twentieth century.
This day, fans around the world organize numerous events dedicated to the legendary band.
Formed in Liverpool, the group consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals).
Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, the group later worked in many genres ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways.
The Beatles gained popularity in the United Kingdom after their first single, "Love Me Do", became a modest hit in late 1962, and acquired the nickname the "Fab Four" as Beatlemania grew in Britain over the following year.
The band toured extensively around the world until August 1966, when they performed their final commercial concert. From 1966 they produced what many critics consider to be some of their finest material, including the innovative and widely influential albums Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles (1968) and Abbey Road (1969).