Wed, 13 Jun 2012 18:13:54 GMT | By Chloe Goody
Paul McCartney: A life in pictures

1966: Beatles continue to take over the world

Paul McCartney, John Lennon (© Reuters/MED)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Sketch)
  • Paul McCartney, John Lennon (© Reuters/MED)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Michael Ochs Archives)
  • Paul McCartney, Linda Eastman (© Rex Features)
  • The Wings (© Rex/David Thorpe)
  • The Beatles (© Rex Features/Daily Mail)
  • Sir Paul McCartney (© Rex Features/)
  • The Beatles (© Reuters/Steve Granitz)
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In 1966, The Beatles released the record Tomorrow Never Knows and performed their final commercial concert at the end of their US tour. The band had toured almost non-stop for nearly four years, giving more than 1,400 live performances all over the world.

Between 1963 and 1970 The Beatles released twenty-two singles, of which seventeen of the singles and eleven of the LPs became number ones. The band topped the Billboard Hot 100 twenty times, and recorded fourteen number one albums. Lennon and McCartney became one of the most celebrated songwriting partnerships of all time.