Beyond The Beatles is a website featuring the video performances of the former members of The Beatles during their solo careers, before and after the breakup of the band. It features concerts, documentaries, interviews, and television performances. Each of The Beatles had lucrative solo careers, with Paul and Ringo still performing.
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In 1970, after his departure from The Beatles, McCartney wasted little time establishing himself as a solo artist, and released his first album "McCartney" in 1970. It was met with success, reaching No. 1 in the U.S., and featured McCartney on every aspect of each song, except for some vocals from his wife, Linda.
Still feeling a desire to collaborate with band mates, McCartney formed Wings in 1971, which included his wife, drummer Denny Seiwell, and guitarist Denny Laine. The lineup changed frequently over the years, but the band was never short on success, achieving RIAA certifications on every release, including Platinum status for "Band on the Run", "Venus and Mars, "Wings at the Speed of Sound," "London Town," and "Back to the Egg.” Post-
His Wonderwall Music soundtrack, 1968, was the first solo effort from a Beatle, and was a mix of traditional Indian music and rock. For Electronic Music, 1969, he partnered with composers like Bernie Krause with the use of a Moog synthesizer.
After the breakup of the Beatles, he released All Things Must Pass, a three-
It would become his masterwork. Produced by Phil Spector and featuring guests Eric Clapton and Traffic's Dave Mason, the record produced "My Sweet Lord," his biggest solo hit. Continued on George’s Page.
Of the four former Beatles, John Lennon had perhaps the most varied recording career. While he was still a Beatle, Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded three albums of experimental and electronic music, Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins, Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions, and Wedding Album. His first solo album of popular music was Live Peace In Toronto, recorded in 1969, prior to the breakup of the Beatles. It was recorded at the Rock 'n' Roll Festival in Toronto with the Plastic Ono Band, including Eric Clapton, and Klaus Voormann. He also recorded three singles in his initial solo phase, the anti-
Starr released two albums in 1970, the year of The Beatles' breakup. Sentimental Journey was his nostalgic take on a number of post-
The singles It Don't Come Easy (1971) and Back Off Boogaloo (1972) were hits, and Photograph, co-
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