From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishBeatles, thethe BeatlesBeat‧les, the /ˈbiːtlz/a Britishpopularmusic group who made their first record in 1962 and became the most famous and successful group ever. Their records include Love Me Do, I Want to Hold your Hand, A Hard Day's Night, Yellow Submarine, and Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. They had a greatinfluence on the development of popular music. When they separated in 1970, each member of the group continued to make music. The members of the Beatles were George harrison, John lennon, Paul mccartney, and Ringo starr.