Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones)
The Fab Four—John, Paul, George and Ringo, no last names needed—kickstarted the British Invasion in the U.S. like Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley before them.
However, the Beatles spoke to a younger generation, and ushered in a modern era of rock & roll where experimentation, transformation and taboo topics became de rigueur.
Mick Jagger inducts The BeatlesMick Jagger inducts The Beatles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at the 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.
Mick Jagger inducts The Beatles00:04:02
Beatles Acceptance Speeches00:07:05
"I Saw Her Standing There"00:02:56
"Let It Be"00:05:09
"With A Little Help From My Friends"00:03:30
"I Wanna Be Your Man"00:04:26
Hall of Fame Essay
Historically speaking, the birth of the Beatles has been traced time and again to Saturday afternoon, July 6th, 1957, at the St. Peter’s parish garden fete in Woolton, a Liverpool suburb.
Seventeen-year-old John Lennon was performing there with a group of school chums who called themselves the Quarrymen. They were a product of the skiffle craze - a fad inspired by the primitive washboard-band sound of Lonnie Donegan’s hit "Rock Island Line” — but they displayed a pronounced rock and roll bent.
Watching the Quarrymen was fifteen-year-old guitarist Paul McCartney, who was introduced to the band afterward. What broke the ice between the more mature Lennon and the cocky McCartney was their mutual enthusiasm for an Eddie Cochran song.
the original way they crafted their songs wasn’t lost on us.
Get Back to Let It Be
Come experience one of the most iconic moments of the 20th Century by stepping inside The Beatles’ January 1969 rehearsals, studio sessions, and legendary Apple Corps rooftop concert, the band’s final live performance.
This groundbreaking exhibition curated by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is an immersive complement to Peter Jackson's docuseries, “The Beatles: Get Back."
Exhibit is now open - and we're celebrating all year long. Get all the details here.
1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard
Cleveland, Ohio 44114