Composers, Artists & Groups
by Mrs C A Hutchins is one of the information books currently favoured among our reference books - this is snippet: 'The Beatles, a British pop group from Liverpool, dominated the charts worldwide throughout the 1960’s and is universally recognised as the most popular and influential pop group of all time. The most frequently used of the various nicknames that were applied to the group was the fab four, which caught on after the release of the 1963 album. Disc jockeys quickly took up the phrase. They were also known as the moptops, a nickname particularly heard in the USA, in reference to the neat, rounded, hairstyle that they sported in the early 1960’s. The Beatles unique contribution to pop music was officially recognised in 1965 when they were awarded MBE’s ...'