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The Beatles were a unique group because the Fantastic Four had no frontman. While Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the main contributors, George Harrison and Ringo Starr were still indispensable in their roles. The Beatles began as McCartney, Lennon and Harrison, and the trio searched for the perfect drummer to round out the group. McCartney once told of the moment he knew Starr was the ingredient The Beatles needed.

Paul McCartney believes the Beatles were “lucky” to find each other

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Kevin Kane/WireImage for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

When The Beatles emerged in the 1960s, they were just four kids from Liverpool with a passion for music. In an interview with Rolling Stone, McCartney said he was lucky to grow up with a passion for music that came from his father’s generation. He was even more fortunate to meet Lennon and Harrison who shared the same passion and they were able to bring out the best in each other.


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