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The Beatles Story
The paragraphs on the right are in the wrong order. Watch and listen to the
video and match them to the correct heading on the left.
1. The Casbah
2. Hess!s "usic shop
#. The Cavern
$. %eatlemania
&. 'gt (epper
). The %eatles! *egac +1,
-. The %eatles! *egac +2,
.. The %eatles! *egac +#,
• The true birthplace of the
%eatles. The began to develop
here. The changed their name
from the /uarrmen to the
%eatles. The started to gain a
reputation in *iverpool.
• 0n 1pril 12)$ the were number
1323#3$ and & in the 1merican
%illboard Top 100. 0n Canada
the had 2 records in the top
10. *iverpool was the pop
music capital of the world.
• 0n 12&- 4ohn bought his first
proper guitar here for 51-
• 0n . ears the released 22
singles3 10 albums and wrote
over 200 great songs. The
%eatles are more popular now
than ever.
• The are loved and treasured
li6e old friends b those who
grew up with them. The are
also continuall being
discovered b new ounger
fans. The songs continue to
inspire and influence each
generation.
• The four lads that grew up in
*iverpool are world famous
icons. Their records still sell in
huge numbers.
• The plaed here 222 times.
There were 7ueues all down
"athews street.
• 0t was released in 12)-. 0t is
one of the most famous3 most
influential and most loved
albums of all time.
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1, The Casbah
The true birthplace of the %eatles. The began to develop here. The changed
their name from the /uarrmen to the %eatles. The started to gain a
reputation in *iverpool.
2, Hess!s "usic shop
0n 12&- 4ohn bought his first proper guitar here for 51-
#, The Cavern
The plaed here 222 times. There were 7ueues all down "athews street.
$, %eatlemania
0n 1pril 12)$ the were number 1323#3$ and & in the 1merican %illboard Top
100. 0n Canada the had 2 records in the top 10. *iverpool was the pop music
capital of the world.
&, 'gt (epper
0t was released in 12)-. 0t is one of the most famous3 most influential and
most loved albums of all time.
), The %eatles! *egac +1,
0n . ears the released 22 singles3 10 albums and wrote over 200 great
songs. The %eatles are more popular now than ever.
-, The %eatles! *egac +2,
The four lads that grew up in *iverpool are world famous icons.
Their records still sell in huge numbers.
., The %eatles! *egac +#,
The are loved and treasured li6e old friends b those who grew up with them.
The are also continuall being discovered b new ounger fans.
The songs continue to inspire and influence each generation.
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The Beatles
:ead and fill in all the gaps with one of these verbs
became began broke came changed met performed played recorded watched
The 12&0s and 12)0s were a period of great change in %ritain. The cit of *iverpool was a
bus port and had close lin6s with 1merica and other countries. ;oung sailors came and went3
bringing with them a new 6ind of music 8 :oc6 and :oll.
0n 12&- (aul "cCartne and 4ohn *ennon +1,<<<<<<<<< at a church fete and formed a band.
=eorge Harrison >oined them shortl after3 followed b (ete %est 8 their original drummer. The
group were called the /uarrmen and +2,<<<<<<<<< to pla around the Cit. *ater the
+#,<<<<<<<<< their name to the %eatles.
The group got a lot of e?perience plaing in Hamburg3 =erman and in @ovember 12)13
during a Cavern Club concert in *iverpool a man called %rian Apstein +$,<<<<<<<<< to see
them. He +&,<<<<<<<<< their manager. The following ear3 %rian got a record contract for the
group. B%eatlemaniaB was about to beginC
(ete %est left the group and a drummer named :ingo 'tarr >oined. Then3 in 12)23 the %eatles
+),<<<<<<<<< their first single !*ove "e Do!3 which reached @o 1- in the charts. Their second
single !(lease (lease "e! was the first of man to reach the number 1 spot. B%eatlemaniaB
arrived in 1merica in 12)$ when -# million TE viewers +-,<<<<<<<<< the band pla live on
the Ad 'ullivan show.
1fter this3 the %eatles made their first film 8 B1 Hard Das @ightB3 before starting a world tour
to 1ustralia3 the Far Aast and again3 1merica. Aventuall hsterical fans made live
performances impossible. The %eatles +.,<<<<<<<<< their last concert in Candlestic6 (ar63
'an Francisco on 22th 1ugust 12)). 0n 12)- the made their most famous album G'gt
(epperHs *onel Hearts Club bandI .
1fter the death of their manager %rian Apstein3 the %eatles decided to form their own
compan3 called 1pple. 0n 12)2 The %eatles +2,<<<<<<<<< together for the last time and
recorded their final album G1bbe :oadI.
Financial problems for 1pple followed3 and there were disagreements within the band.
"eanwhile two members married: (aul to *inda Aastman and 4ohn to ;o6o Jno. 0n 12-0 the
group +10,<<<<<<<<< up and the went on to have successful solo careers.
Jn the .th December 12.03 an insane man shot and 6illed 4ohn *ennon in @ew ;or6. This
ended the hopes of millions of fans for the %eatles to reunite. Jn the 22th of @ovember 2001
=eorge Harrison died in *os 1ngeles3 due to complications from throat cancer.
Toda3 the %eatles are a legend and people still listen to their music all over the world. &0
ears after their first hit the still have an important influence on popular music3 fashion and
culture.

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The %eatles
The 12&0s and 12)0s were a period of great change in %ritain. The cit of
*iverpool was a bus port and had close lin6s with 1merica and other
countries. ;oung sailors came and went3 bringing with them a new 6ind of
music 8 :oc6 and :oll.
0n 12&- (aul "cCartne and 4ohn *ennon met at a church fete and formed a
band. =eorge Harrison >oined them shortl after3 followed b (ete %est 8 their
original drummer. The group were called the /uarrmen and began to pla
around the Cit. *ater the changed their name to the %eatles.
The group got a lot of e?perience plaing in Hamburg3 =erman and in
@ovember 12)13 during a Cavern Club concert in *iverpool a man called
%rian Apstein came to see them. He became their manager. The following
ear3 %rian got a record contract for the group. B%eatlemaniaB was about to
beginC
(ete %est left the group and a drummer named :ingo 'tarr >oined. Then3 in
12)23 the %eatles recorded their first single !*ove "e Do!3 which reached @o
1- in the charts. Their second single !(lease (lease "e! was the first of man
to reach the number 1 spot. B%eatlemaniaB arrived in 1merica in 12)$ when
-# million TE viewers watched the band pla live on the Ad 'ullivan show.
1fter this3 the %eatles made their first film 8 B1 Hard Das @ightB3 before
starting a world tour to 1ustralia3 the Far Aast and again3 1merica. Aventuall
hsterical fans made live performances impossible. The %eatles performed
their last concert in Candlestic6 (ar63 'an Francisco on 22th 1ugust 12)). 0n
12)- the made their most famous album G'gt (epperHs *onel Hearts Club
bandI
1fter the death of their manager %rian Apstein3 the %eatles decided to form
their own compan3 called 1pple. 0n 12)2 The %eatles plaed together for the
last time and recorded their final album G1bbe :oadI.
Financial problems for 1pple followed3 and there were disagreements within
the band. "eanwhile two members married: (aul to *inda Aastman and 4ohn
to ;o6o Jno. 0n 12-0 the group bro6e up and the went on to have successful
solo careers.
Jn the .th December 12.03 an insane man shot and 6illed 4ohn *ennon in
@ew ;or6. This ended the hopes of millions of fans for the %eatles to reunite.
Jn the 22th of @ovember 2001 =eorge Harrison died in *os 1ngeles3 due to
complications from throat cancer.
Toda3 the %eatles are a legend and people still listen to their music all over
the world. &0 ears after their first hit the still have an important influence on
popular music3 fashion and culture.
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Beatles Quiz
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.. What happened in 12)$K
a, (ete %est left the group and a drummer
named :ingo 'tarr >oined.
b, Their second single !(lease (lease "e!
was the first of man to reach the number 1
spot.
c, The changed their name to The %eatles.
d, %eatlemania arrived in 1merica.
2. How man people watched them on the
Ad 'ullivan showK
a, #- million
b, -# million
c, ## million
d, -- million
10. What happened in 12))K
a, The %eatles performed their last concert
in Candlestic6 (ar63 'an Francisco
b, The %eatles made their first film
c, The %eatles decided to form their own
compan3 called 1pple.
d, The %eatles made their most famous
album G'gt (epperHs *onel Hearts Club
bandI
11. What happened in 12)2K
a, The %eatles plaed together for the last
time and recorded their final album G1bbe
:oadI
b, The %eatles plaed together for the last
time in Candlestic6 (ar63 'an Francisco
c, The %eatles plaed together for the last
time and recorded their final album G'gt
(epperHs *onel Hearts Club bandI
d, The %eatles plaed together for the last
time and recorded their final album G1pple
:oadI
12. What happened in 12-0K
a, Their manager died and the group bro6e
up
b, The got married and the group bro6e up
c, The group bro6e up and the went on to
have successful solo careers.
d, The group bro6e up and a man 6illed
4ohn *ennon
1. Who were the %eatlesK
a, 4ohn *ennon3 (aul "cCartne3 :ingo
'tarr and %rian Apstein
b, 4ohn *ennon3 (aul "cCartne3 :ingo
'tarr and Ad 'ullivan
c, 4ohn *ennon3 (aul "cCartne3 :ingo
'tarr and =eorge Harrison
d, 4ohn *ennon3 (aul "cCartne3 :ingo
'tarr and 'gt (epper
2. Where were the fromK
a, *ondon
b, *iverpool
c, *eeds
d, *eicester
#. What happened in 12&-K
a, (aul "cCartne and 4ohn *ennon met
at a church fete
b, (aul "cCartne and :ingo 'tarr met at
a church fete
c, =eorge Harrison and 4ohn *ennon met
at a church fete
d, =eorge Harrison and :ingo 'tarr met
at a church fete
$. What was the name of the band before
the %eatlesK
a, 1pple
b, 'gt (epperHs *onel Hearts Club band
c, 1bbe :oad
d, The /uarrmen
&. What was their managerHs nameK
a, (ete %est
b, Ad 'ullivan
c, %rian Apstein
d, 'gt (epper
). What happened in 12)2K
a, The %eatles went to 1merica
b, The %eatles made a film
c, The %eatles recorded their first single
d, The %eatles performed their last
concert
-. What was their first single calledK
a, *ove "e Do
b, 1 Hard Das @ight
c, 'gt (epperHs *onel Hearts Club band
d, 1bbe :oad
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1. +c,
2. +b,
#. +a,
$. +d,
&. +c,
). +c,
-. +a,
.. +d,
2. +b,
10. +a,
11. +a,
12. +c,