Calling themselves, The Band, a Canadian/American group from Toronto.
Then in 1962, in the UK occurred a musical phenomenon that will change music in general forever. No other musical entity from any genre has ever repeated this.
In 1959, a few young lads formed a band and did a gig (a school fete), doing their cover versions of early R n R and pop hits of the time. Calling themselves The Quarrymen, they were led by a young John Lennon who got the group together with his schoolmates.
A friend of Paul McCartney's insisted he gave them a listen. On hearing that Paul could play music, John called him up on stage to jam. The Beatles or The Silver Beetles at first - a tribute to Buddy Holly's band - The Crickets, were from Liverpool, England.
They then had an offer to go play in Hamburg, Germany and became a 5pce. Band when they added Pete Best on drums. Germany is where they did their apprenticeship, playing many long sets nightly to mostly American troops stationed there.