The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool; England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon (rhythm gtr; vocals); Paul McCartney (bass gtr; vocals); George Harrison (lead gtr; vocals) and Ringo Starr (drums; vocals) throughout their career; The Beatles are recognised for leading the mid-1960s musical -British Invasion- into the United States.Although their initial musical style was rooted in 1950s rock and roll and homegrown skiffle; the group explored genres ranging from Tin Pan Alley to psychedelic rock. Their clothes; styles; and statements made them trend-setters; while their growing social awareness saw their influence extend into the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s. "Misery" is a song performed by The Beatles on their album Please Please Me. It was co-written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. According to Lennon, "It was kind of a John song more than a Paul song, but it was written together." McCartney was to say: "I don't think either one of us dominated on that one, it was just a hacking job".The Beatles were a pop and rock group from Liverpool; England formed in 1960. Primarily consisting of John Lennon.