Most music lovers consider The Beatles one if not the greatest band that came out of music land. This mop-top boys from Liverpool, England, consisted of John Lennon (rhythm guitar, vocals), Paul McCartney (bass guitar, vocals), George Harrison (lead guitar, vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums, vocals).From their first single, Love Me Do to their break up album Let It Be, The Beatles captured the heart of the music world by storm.
During their entire career, The Beatles have compiled 12 albums namely: Please, Please Me, With the Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night, Beatles for Sale, Help!, Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (White Album), Yellow Submarine, Abbey Road and Let It Be. Each band member contributed his share of compositions; John Lennon had composed 72, Paul McCartney added 69 songs, George Harrison had written 22 songs, 48 Lennon/McCartney partnership and even Ringo Starr, Richard Starkey in real life contributed two songs Don’t Pass Me By and Octopus Garden. no wonder their songs captivated many hearts.
But did you know that aside from writing two songs Starr did the lead vocal on 11 songs.
For the benefit of readers who may not have heard these songs and for those who wanted to hear them again Here are the songs:
1. Boys – written by Dixon/Ferrell from the album Please, Please Me (1963)
2. I Wanna Be Your Man – a Lennon composition from the album With The Beatles (1963)
3. Matchbox – by Carl Perkins from the album Long Tall Sally (1964)
4. Honey Don’t – another Perkin song from the album Beatles For Sale (1964)
5. Act Naturally – a Morrison/Russel song from the album Help! (1964)
6. What Goes On – Lennon/Mc Cartney composition from the album Rubber Soul (1965)
7. Yellow Submarine – by Mac Cartney which happened to be included in two album namely: Revolver (1966) and Yellow Submarine (1969)
8. With a Little Help From My Friends – written by Paul Mc Cartney from the album Sgt. Pepper’ Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
9. Don’t Pass Me By – his own composition from the album The Beatles (1968)
10. Good Night – by Lennon from the same album The Beatles