Let It Be is the twelfth and final album from The Beatles, released alongside a motion picture of the same name. One of the few albums from the band that had negative critical reviews at its time of release, Let It Be still went to number 1 in both the US and UK. Released in 1970, Let It Be was recorded during a time of high tensions for the band following issues from the "White Album" recording sessions, that had revealed deep divisions in the group. Produced by Phil Spector, the album spawned four number 1 singles including the self-titled track and "The Long and Winding Road". It also includes "Across the Universe", a fan favorite.
The Beatles are considered one of the most influential bands to ever exist. They formed in the 60s in Liverpool and were known for their sound that merged 1950s rock and roll with pop. They rose to fame quickly after their single "Love Me Do" was released in 1962. By the late 60s, they were a household name and had already toured around the world multiple times. After the release of their album "Revolver", it was clear that the band was dropping their bubblegum pop personas to birth a psychedelic rock era. During this period The Beatles started to become avid supporters of LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, as well as leaders of the massive civil rights movement that was booming at the time. They had an insane amount of fans and a huge following that ranged from older folks to teenagers to hippies. They disbanded in 1970 and all 4 members went on to make solo albums. To this day, they are still the best-selling artist of all time.