The Beatles: Ten Years That Shook the World

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(This essay is on the book, The Beatles: Ten Years That Shook the World, and Paul Trynka is the author, or editor-in-chief of the book) Editor-in-Chief: Paul Trynka John Lennon, James McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey are the names of the four men who shaped the face of music. Most know them differently though as just John, Paul, George, and Ringo. When John originally put together his first band, The Quarrymen, he had no clue that he was destined to become the greatest mind in music history, nor did he know that one of his audience members, Paul McCartney, would go with him. The original Beatles though, were not the four men we all know of today, but were John, Paul, George, Stuart Sutcliffe, and Pete Best. The Fab Four we know formed like this: John added Paul as a guitarist, Paul introduced George and he too was added as a guitarist. Sadly soon after, Stuart, the bassist died due to a brain hemorrhage. Paul had to20now switch to bass to fill Stu’s spot and, amazingly, became the greatest bassist in the history of music.There are many theories about Stu’s death. The main one that came directly from Stu’s sister herself was that, John got angry at Stu and beat him in the street causing Stu’s hemorrhage. Lennon was a very violent person and went to jail once for beating a guy nearly to death for spreading a rumor that he was gay. Where was Ringo in all this? He was drumming for another band, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes. The Beatles already had a fine drummer, Pete Best, but according to multiple theories, the three boys wanted him out. The most prominent theory is a combination of all of them. Pete was simply better looking than the others and they were all jealous. On top of that, he did not “look” like a Beatle. Pete

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