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Eight Degrees to the Beatles
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.

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8 May 2010
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All roads lead to The Beatles! It's tough, but I managed to do it:

I started with Firefly: 10 things We Didn't Know About the Sci-Fi Classic, which lead to Nathan Fillian, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, Neil Patrick Harris, For Our Children: The Concert, Bobby McFerrin, The Simpsons, Season 7 Episode 5 Lisa the Vegetarian - with Paul and Linda McCartney.


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8 May 2010
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I'm sorry, I just don't get it. You'll need to explain it more.

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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.

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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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10 May 2010
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a friend of  mine is buddy greco jr.

 

his dad is buddy greco sr. - the jazz singer

 

buddy greco sr. performed on the sam biil as the beatles in 1963 and he got them to write and sign a handwritten note to my friend buddy jr.

 

I have seen this note mysefl.

 

I think that's 3 degrees to all four beatles

 

 

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10 May 2010
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a-hard-days-night-paul-6 Ok, you win.

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10 May 2010
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robert said:

 

I think that's 3 degrees to all four beatles

 

 


 Wow - if my math is correct that's 12 degrees. Touche'.

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10 May 2010
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1.  The speed of light is about 186,000 miles per second.  It is absolute, and its speed remains the same, regardless of the speed and motion of the observer.

2.  Einstein postulated this, and experiments proved it.

3.  Einstein has a minor planet named after him ("2001 Einstein").

4.  Einstein's minor planet shares the sky with Minor Planets #4147 John Lennon, 4148 Paul McCartney, 4149 George Harrison, and 4150 Ringo Starr.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.....ter_people

 

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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11 May 2010
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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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12 May 2010
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Oh my gosh, this is hilarious!

 

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I'd like to see if it works when you start with someone like Mozart.  How "tight" do the connections between degrees have to be?  Like, for example, start with Pope John Paul II.  Could I terminate that one right away by just saying "John" and "Paul" are also names of Beatles?  Or would I have to make stronger connections, by pointing out that Pope John Paul II once shared the stage with Bob Dylan at World Youth Day, and Bob Dylan smoked pot with the Beatles?

Not a bit like Cagney.
12 May 2010
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PeterWeatherby said:

Oh my gosh, this is hilarious!

 

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I'd like to see if it works when you start with someone like Mozart.  How "tight" do the connections between degrees have to be?  Like, for example, start with Pope John Paul II.  Could I terminate that one right away by just saying "John" and "Paul" are also names of Beatles?  Or would I have to make stronger connections, by pointing out that Pope John Paul II once shared the stage with Bob Dylan at World Youth Day, and Bob Dylan smoked pot with the Beatles?


There are no rules my fellow Fab-o-phile. As I said in a previous post, I just started rambling about some observations and turned it into something goofy (goofier?). I was surprised to see that my original post warranted 11 responses!

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I guess this one makes 12.  

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13 May 2010
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13 May 2010
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Mozart to Beatles in six?  Not bad.

 

How about Australopithecus afarensis to Beatles in two?

 

The first individual skeleton discovered in this hominid species was named Lucy.  After–you guessed it–"Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds."

 

13 May 2010
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I'll throw out a random subject and see if someone can make a Beatles link in eight:

 

Homer's The Odyssey.

13 May 2010
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

I'll throw out a random subject and see if someone can make a Beatles link in eight:

 

Homer's The Odyssey.


 

Mh. Tough one.

Joyce's Odyssey was based on Homer's The Odyssey.

Ewan McGregor played James Joyce in a movie called Nora.

a-hard-days-night-ringo-6Ewan McGregor!!

  Ewan McGregor sang All You Need Is Love in Moulin Rouge.

 

Sorry, I couldn't make the eight. Anybody??

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13 May 2010
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Outstanding work! 

Let's try another random subject:  Robert E. Howard.

13 May 2010
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Celebrated_Mr_K said:

Outstanding work! 

Let's try another random subject:  Robert E. Howard.


 

I had to wiki that one, shame on me. But I do know Conan!!

 

Ok,man that's a tough one!!!!!

 

1. Howard wrote Conan.

2. Conan The Barbarian was adapted to the big screen.

3. There was a sequel to Conan, I don't remember the name.

4. Grace Jones played a role in that one…I don't remember her name either…. but I don't want to cheat googoling

5. Grace Jones played a Bond villan, if my memory doesn't fail me, the one with the theme played by Duran Duran.

6. Bond was played by Sean Connery

7. And Connery did a version of A Day in Life!!!

 

Yes!

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13 May 2010
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mithveaen said:

7. And Connery did a version of A Day in Life!!!

 

Yes!


 

I meant "In my Life". Hah imagine Connery saying "I read the newshhh today.. oh boy. The Englishhh army hashh just won a war" lolol

 

And I googled the names I was missing… The movie is Conan the Destroyer, Grace Jones played Zula, and the Bond movie she was a villian is A View To Kill.

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