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Beatles JumpingLennon's band, The Beatles, first started off as being named the Quarrymen. In Paul McCartney's words, "[Lennon] was older and he was very much the leader - he was the quickest wit and the smartest and all that kind of thing". The Beatles went on to play in Hamburg, Germany and at the "Cavern Club" in Liverpool. This is where they caught their big break. Brian Epstein signed on as their manager and made many changes to the way the dressed, acted, and even performed. "Love Me Do" b/w "P.S. I Love You" was their first double-sided album and was released on October 5, 1962. On February 9, 1964, The Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show which increased their popularity in America drstically. However, in 1966 the band started to fall apart when they stopped touring. Lennon left the group in September of 1969, but the Beatles did not officially end until Paul McCartney announced his leaving of the band in 1970.