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Numerology of The Beatles’ Birthdays

The Beatles are the most famous band in all of history. Their music didn’t just change the radio – it changed society as a whole.

The world knows the Beatles as a four-piece band – John LennonPaul McCartneyGeorge Harrison and Ringo Starr. But a little lesser-known fact is that they were originally a five-piece group.

Before making it big, the bass guitar was played by Stuart Sutcliffe. After leaving the band in 1961 to study in art school, he passed away in April of 1962. The four guitarists in the Beatles are remarkably-connected by the numbers.

Sutcliffe was the oldest member of the group. He was born a span of 109 days before John Lennon’s 10/9 birthday:

Lennon was born a span of 618 days before Paul McCartney’s 6/18 date of birth:

The youngest member of the group was George Harrison, whose 25/2 birthday fell 252 days after McCartney’s:


The original drummer of the band was Pete Best. Best was replaced by Ringo Starr in the summer of 1962, with the manager citing poor performance.

The two drummers are separated in age by 1 year, 140 days:

Ringo accepted John Lennon’s invitation to join the band on August 14th, 1962, when Lennon was a span of exactly 1140 weeks old:

Lennon was born 411 days before Pete Best’s 24/11 date of birth, which was in the year ‘41:

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