Global Beatles Day 2021: 10 Surprising Facts About The Iconic Rock Band
On this Global Beatles Day celebrate the legacy of the most famous band in musical history by sharing these facts and playing the songs that will outlive us all into posterity.
Global Beatles Day or World Beatles Day is celebrated on June 25 to honour the musical gift that keeps on giving by the most ubiquitously loved English rock band to be birthed out of England.
The term “Beatlemania” which was widely used to refer to the fan pandemonium was coined by Music reporter Sandy Gardiner in The Ottawa Journal in November 1963.
Beatles had 21 No. 1 hit – by far the most by any artist – on the Billboard 100 in the United States .
“Yesterday,” written by Paul McCartney, is the most covered song of all time. Mccartney said that the lyrics to the song was inspired by a dream.
The Beatles had their first official recording session at the historic Abbey Road Studios on June 6th, 1962.
Ringo Starr was the last member to join the band and George Harrison was deemed too young ( 15 at the time) to join the band by John Lennon (17).
The band’s album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” spent the most time – nearly 15 weeks – on the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts.
One of the most amazing facts about The Beatles that still surprises some fans is that none of them could read sheet music.
When the band finally broke up in 1970, the lads were all in their twenties.
Global Beatles Day or GBD commemorates The Beatles music and their shake-up of the music world.