BEATLES fans can get their Fab Four fix when a tribute band rolls into Braintree at the weekend.

It's 51 years since the originals split in 1970 after ten years at the top together.

In that time they rewrote the rock 'n' roll rule book with 13 groundbreaking studio albums and 17 UK number one singles.

From the pop of the early Sixties Mop Tops to the psychedelia of Sergeant Pepper and beyond, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr revolutionised the music industry with legendary producer George Martin, making the Beatles the most influential band in music history.

Brian Epstein became the Beatles' manager on 1962 after seeing them play at Liverpool's Cavern Club.

Debut hit Love Me Do later that year paved the way for the screaming fan frenzy of Beatlemania.

By early 1964, they were huge stars on both sides of the Atlantic.

She Loves You became the fastest selling record in the UK of the Sixties, notching up three-quarters of a million copies in under four weeks.

It also set a record in the United States as one of the five Beatles songs to held the top five positions in the charts at the same time.

The band's concert in front of more than 55,000 euphoric fans in New York's Shea Stadium in 1965 was filmed as a documentary.

The second half of the decade saw more sophisticated albums, with Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the White Album and Abbey Road.

Tribute band With The Beatles – named after the Fab Four's second LP – have a huge repertoire of songs, belting out favourite hits, from early tracks such as Please Please Me and Love Me Do through to Rubber Soul and Revolver classics Nowhere Man and Paperback Writer, right up to the seminal Hey Jude.

They will recreate the magic of the Beatles in their Sixties heyday at Bocking Arts Theatre this Saturday (December 11).

Doors open at 7pm and tickets are £15 from