The Beatles & Fur Elise

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. They became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Rooted in 1950s rock and roll, the group later utilised many genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements, in innovative ways.

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history, with sales of over one billion units estimated by EMI Records. They have had more number-one albums on the British charts and sold more singles in the UK than any other act. They were collectively included in Time magazine’s compilation of the 20th century’s 100 most influential people.

Below are some of their best selections from their early years.

Saw her standing there

Love Me Do

Do you want to know a secret?

PS I Love You

Hold Your Hand

All My Loving

Our Classical Selection for the week is Fur Elise composed by Ludwig Van Beethoven in 1810. Fur Elise is probably the most widely known piece for the piano. An interesting fact about this piece is that Beethoven wrote it completely in his imagination because starting in 1796 he began to go deaf.

Fur Elise