The Beatles

Posted on September 4, 2010


The Beatles adalah salah satu grup musik rock populer sekaligus paling berpengaruh di era modern. Beranggotakan John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, dan Ringo Starr, kebanyakan lagu mereka ditulis oleh Lennon dan McCartney. Popularitas mereka sedemikian tingginya di Britania Raya sehingga di tahun 1963 pers menelurkan istilah “Beatlemania“. Mereka juga kemudian meraih sukses di Amerika Serikat dan seluruh dunia.

Dibentuk di Liverpool tahun 1959 dengan formasi awal John Lennon (Vokal, Gitar), Paul Mc Cartney (Vokal, Gitar), George Harrison (Vokal, Gitar), Stuart Sutcliffe (Bass) dan Pete Best (Drum). Namun tak lama kemudian Stuart Sutcliffe mengundurkan diri (hijrah ke Jerman dan menikahi Astrid Kircherr dan meninggal disana tahun 1962 akibat pendarahan di otak). Lalu pada tahun 1962 Pete Best hengkang dari The Beatles, dan posisinya digantikan oleh Richard Starkey alias Ringo Starr

Manager The Beatles, Brian Eipstein, pertama kali mengenal Beatles lewat banyaknya request pembeli piringan hitam di toko musiknya. Pertama kali Brian mencoba menawarkan Beatles kepada Decca Record, label besar perusahaan rekaman kala itu. Audisi bisa didapat, hanya saja manajemen Decca berpendapat bahwa kelompok musik gitar sudah lewat masa tenarnya. Kendati keempat pemuda menjadi patah arang, Brian akhirnya bisa mendapatkan audisi bagi mereka di satu label rekaman, Parlophone, yang sejatinya adalah perusahaan rekaman untuk siaran radio. George Martin, manajer Parlophone, setuju, dan dimulailah perekaman untuk album pertama The Beatles yang bertajuk “Please Please Me”. Lagu Please Please Me dan Love Me Do merupakan andalan untuk album tersebut.

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Please Please Me (#1 UK)Platinum
Label: Parlophone PMC 1202 (Mono)/PCS 3042 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1963-03-22 (mono) dan 1963-04-26 (stereo)
Side one Side two
I Saw Her Standing There
Anna (Go to Him)
Ask Me Why
Please Please Me
Love Me Do
P.S. I Love You
Baby It’s You
Do You Want to Know a Secret
A Taste of Honey
There’s a Place
Twist and Shout

With the Beatles (#1 UK)Gold
Label: Parlophone PMC 1206 (Mono)/PCS 3045 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1963-11-22
Side one Side two
It Won’t Be Long
All I’ve Got to Do
All My Loving
Don’t Bother Me
Little Child
Till There Was You
Please Mr. Postman
Roll Over Beethoven
Hold Me Tight
You Really Got a Hold on Me
I Wanna Be Your Man
Devil in Her Heart
Not a Second Time
Money (That’s What I Want)

A Hard Day’s Night (#1 UK)4X Platinum
Label: Parlophone PMC 1230 (Mono)/PCS 3058 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1964-07-10
Side one Side two
A Hard Day’s Night
I Should Have Known Better
If I Fell
I’m Happy Just to Dance With You
And I Love Her
Tell Me Why
Can’t Buy Me Love
Any Time at All
I’ll Cry Instead
Things We Said Today
When I Get Home
You Can’t Do That
I’ll Be Back

Beatles for Sale (#1 UK)Platinum
Label: Parlophone PMC 1240 (Mono)/PCS 3062 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1964-12-04
Side one Side two
No Reply
I’m a Loser
Baby’s in Black
Rock and Roll Music
I’ll Follow the Sun
Mr. Moonlight
Kansas City/Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
Eight Days a Week
Words of Love
Honey Don’t
Every Little Thing
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party
What You’re Doing
Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby

Help! (#1 UK)3X Platinum
Label: Parlophone PMC 1255 (Mono)/PCS 3071 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1965-08-06
Side one Side two
The Night Before
You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
I Need You
Another Girl
You’re Going to Lose That Girl
Ticket to Ride
Act Naturally
It’s Only Love
You Like Me Too Much
Tell Me What You See
I’ve Just Seen a Face
Dizzy Miss Lizzy

Rubber Soul (#1 UK)6X Platinum
Label: Parlophone PMC 1267 (Mono)/PCS 3075 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1965-12-03
Side one Side two
Drive My Car
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
You Won’t See Me
Nowhere Man
Think for Yourself
The Word
What Goes On
I’m Looking Through You
In My Life
If I Needed Someone
Run for Your Life

Revolver (#1 UK)5X Platinum
Label: Parlophone PMC 7009 (Mono)/PCS 7009 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1966-08-05
Side one Side two
Eleanor Rigby
I’m Only Sleeping
Love You To
Here, There and Everywhere
Yellow Submarine
She Said She Said
Good Day Sunshine
And Your Bird Can Sing
For No One
Dr. Robert
I Want to Tell You
Got to Get You Into My Life
Tomorrow Never Knows

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (#1 UK)11X Platinum(Diamond)
Label: Parlophone PMC 7027 (Mono)/PCS 7027 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1967-06-01
Side one Side two
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
With a Little Help From My Friends
Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
Getting Better
Fixing a Hole
She’s Leaving Home
Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!
Within You Without You
When I’m Sixty-Four
Lovely Rita
Good Morning Good Morning
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
A Day in the Life

The Beatles (“The White Album”) (#1 UK)19X Platinum(Diamond)
Label: Apple/Parlophone PMC 7067-7068 (Mono)/PCS 7067-7068 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1968-11-22
Side one Side two Side three Side four
Back in the USSR
Dear Prudence
Glass Onion
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Wild Honey Pie
The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Happiness Is a Warm Gun
Martha My Dear
I’m So Tired
Rocky Raccoon
Don’t Pass Me By
Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?
I Will
Yer Blues
Mother Nature’s Son
Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey
Sexy Sadie
Helter Skelter
Long, Long, Long
Revolution 1
Honey Pie
Savoy Truffle
Cry Baby Cry
Revolution 9” (Instrumental)
Good Night

Yellow Submarine (#3 UK)Platinum
Label: Apple/Parlophone PMC 7070 (Mono)/PCS 7070 (Stereo)
Terbit: 1969-01-17
Side one Side two
Yellow Submarine
Only a Northern Song
All Together Now
Hey Bulldog
It’s All Too Much
All You Need Is Love
“Pepperland” (Instrumental)
“Sea of Time” (Instrumental)
“Sea of Holes” (Instrumental)
“Sea of Monsters” (Instrumental)
“March of the Meanies” (Instrumental)
“Pepperland Laid Waste” (Instrumental)
“Yellow Submarine in Pepperland” (Instrumental)

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Abbey Road (#1 UK) 12X Platinum(Diamond)
Label: Apple/Parlophone PCS 7088 Albums in stereo only from this point on.
Terbit: 1969-09-26
Side one Side two
Come Together
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
Oh! Darling
Octopus’s Garden
I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
Here Comes the Sun
You Never Give Me Your Money
Sun King
Mean Mr. Mustard
Polythene Pam
She Came in Through the Bathroom Window
Golden Slumbers
Carry That Weight
The End
Her Majesty

Let It Be (#1 UK)4X Platinum
Label: Apple/Parlophone PXS 1 (Box Set)/PCS 7096 (Regular LP)
Terbit: 1970-05-08 (Box Set)
1970-11-06 (Regular LP)
Side one Side two
Two of Us
Dig a Pony
Across the Universe
I Me Mine
Dig It
Let It Be
Maggie Mae
I’ve Got a Feeling
One After 909
The Long and Winding Road
For You Blue
Get Back