|Members:|| George Harrison|
| The Gladiator |
Earliest Known POD: October-November, 1962
|Type of Appearance:||Posthumous reference|
The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool, England, with their active years being in the 1960s. They are one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music, and appeared together in motion pictures, including at least one fantasy film. The band's acknowledged members were John Lennon (1940-1980), Paul McCartney (b. 1942), George Harrison (1943-2001), and Richard Starkey aka Ringo Starr (b. 1940). A few men, who were briefly in the band when it was just starting, are sometimes variously claimed to be the "fifth Beatle," a title not taken seriously by most musical historians.
The Beatles in The GladiatorEdit
After the Soviet Union won the Cold War, the Beatles' music was deemed counterrevolutionary to Marxist-Leninist-Stalinsim, and so their albums could not be purchased legally in most countries. Annarita Crosetti and Gianfranco Mazzilli found several Beatles recordings at a record store in San Marino, along with other counterrevolutionary musicians of the previous century. Gianfranco suggested that they should buy some, but Annarita vetoed that idea, convinced that Eduardo Caruso's entry into The Three Sixes had probably attracted too much attention.
- The Beetles, a fictional analog in the Worldwar timeline.
- Musical References in Turtledove's Work#The Beatles, for additional references to The Beatles in Harry Turtledove's work.