Forming in the 1960's with a mutual enthusiasm for American rock and roll, the Beatles are one of the most influential and iconic bands of all time.
With their rise to fame, Beatlemania, the fanaticism surrounding the group, became rampant as they started topping charts across the globe. The Beatles would line up 12 consecutive number one songs in the British charts from 1963 to 1966, then move on to dominating the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States, at one point having the top five songs on the chart.
Although the band was only together for a decade, the impact was everlasting. Selling over 1 billion records and holding the most number one albums internationally, the music industry was not the only thing changed by the Beatles.
The group also has a great influence on pop culture and youth through their political and social affluence, and had a massive impact on the hippie movement, as well as the movement against the Vietnam War. The Beatles, considered the greatest artists of all time by Rolling Stones Magazine in 2006 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are legendary worldwide and their influence is seen in music today.
Originally written as a children's song by Paul McCartney, Yellow Submarine, from the 1966 album Revolver, is a classic Beatles' song topping charts all over the world. Yellow Submarine was the inspiration for the Beatles' fourth film.
McCartney wrote the song for drummer, Ringo Starr, to sing lead on. Getting inspiration from Ringo being great with kids, Paul thought a children’s song would be the best route, and kept the song simple, as Ringo was not too keen on singing. It would be Starr’s first lead vocal on a Beatles single.