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Eight Degrees to the Beatles
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7 May 2010
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While reading comments on the page that talks about the song "Rain" I noticed a comment from 20 April 2010 at 11.34am written by Robert. One of his quotes was, "Take a look at the Billboard 100 for 1966 and you'll realize how out of the box this song was."

I took him up on that and ended up inventing a new parlor game called Eight Degrees to the Beatles. Follow along at your own risk.

1 - His comment led me to looking at the list.

2 - That led me to noticing the number 7 song in 1966 was “Monday, Monday” by The Mamas and the Papas.

3 - That led me to thinking about the wall of sound concept used frequently by Phil Spector because that style was used on "California Dreamin'".

4 - That led me to seeing if Spector produced the album that “Monday, Monday” was on, If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears.

5 - That led me to discovering it was not produced by Spector, but the second song on Side 2 (Spanish Harlem) was co-written by Spector and Jerry Lieber.

6 - That led me to remembering that Lieber co-wrote “Kansas City” with Mike Stoller.

7 - That led me to take a closer look at who wrote the other songs on the album.

8 - That led me to discovering that track 4 on side one was “I Call Your Name” written by Lennon / McCartney.

And that, boys and girls, is how we play Eight Degrees to the Beatles.

To the fountain of perpetual mirth, Let it roll for all its worth.

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8 May 2010
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Zig knows for sure, but I think it's like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, but here it's The Beatles and 8 degrees. You start at a random point and try to work your way to the group.

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
10 May 2010
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skye said:

Zig knows for sure, but I think it's like 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon, but here it's The Beatles and 8 degrees. You start at a random point and try to work your way to the group.


 

You are right - all roads lead to the Beatles - regardless of how many degrees away they are!

 

Thanks for explaining that to him Skye. My original post was really just rambling about the observations I made and I turned it into an "8 degrees" thing. For those not familiar with the Kevin Bacon game or those not from the US, it could be a bit confusing.

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11 May 2010
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oh, i got a little different one. It started at A beatles  page on wikipedia, got COMPLETLY off track, then landed on another semi-Beatles related page.

 

1. I was on the song Get Back. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Back

 

2. I wenty to the town in question, Tuscon Arizona. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T.....n,_Arizona

 

3. Then, (and for some unknown reason, this link is off the page now. This happened a while ago.) I went to Hey Dude, apparently a nickolodian show back in the 90s, filmed IN Tuscon. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hey_Dude

 

4. And, seeing the strange this is the page for _____. for_____, try ______. At the top of the page….i found…… this….

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B.....28album%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatallica

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OK.

 

1. I was listening to Abbey Road when I thought of Parent Trap, that had Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan crossing Abbey Road like the Beatles.

2. Then I thought of Natasha Richardson, who passed away and her husband Liam Neeson.

3. Then I thought of Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes who were together in Clash of Titans remake.

4. Then I thought of Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz and the great movie The Constant Gardener.

5. Then I thought of another favorite movie of mine, The Fountain, with Rachel Weisz and Hugh Jackman..

6. Then I thought of another horrid movie with Hugh Jackman and David Wenham… Van Helsing.

7. Then I thought of David Wenham and Ewan McGregor, they were together in Moulin Rouge.

8. Then I thought of Ewan McGregor singing "All You Need Is Love" in the same movie….

 

 

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13 May 2010
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Ok Mozart in six: Mozart, Versailles, Cardinal Richelieu, Michael Palin, Eric Idle, and George Harrison.

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Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
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