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Weirdest Beatle Fact
16 December 2011
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Not sure if there's already a thread about this but I'd thought I'd like to share with you some of favourite weird Beatle facts. Ok, here goes:

  • Jim McCartney had burst one of his eardrums when he fell off a wall when he was 10
  • Every 15 seconds, a Beatle song is being played somewhere in the world. Or if you live with me, it will be every second.
  • John was once suspened from school after he hit a girl for having a better bike than him (not sure if this is true, I heard it on Tumblr)
  • While in Hamburg, George was sick and didn't bother to clean it up. They referred to it as a fiendish thingy. Sound familiar?
  • The first non Beatle to appear on a album is Klaus Voorman. He is on Revolver just above George's head. (I don't blame him for wanting to be on there, if I designed the cover, I would put a sneaky sketch of myself somewhere)

I'm sure I can think of loads more but here are just a few. Hopefully these facts arn't mega rare. Please tell me if you've heard of them before! Thanks!

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21 December 2011
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Adding on to the one about George being sick, I read in either Fab: an intimate life of Paul McCartney or The Beatles: The Biography, that the others put their cigarette stubs in it and John and Paul hacked up the wall and left it for the next guestsa-hard-days-night-paul-6

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21 December 2011
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dear god, that is nasty. Flaming condoms on the walls not enough, guys?

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22 December 2011
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It became known as The Hedgehog. More on it here: http://www.beatlesbible.com/bo…..cer-leigh/

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22 December 2011
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That is utterly disgusting, the smell itself would be revolting. How bad must it have been if the cleaning lady refused to clean it up.

 

The mega [plastic] superstar Cher's first song was 'Ringo, I Love You' in 1964 under the name Bonnie Jo Mason (the song is dire).

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
22 December 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

The mega [plastic] superstar Cher

C'mon, Cher's given lotsa great cinematic & musical performances over the years! As well as much to ridicule, of course (including "Ringo, I Love You") but that doesn't make her "plastic". (More like platinum-coloured aluminum) It wasn't her fault that "Believe" kicked off the most irritating musical gimmick of the last fifteen (and counting) years!

But anyways, stay-on-topic another Oscar-winning singer/actress belongs on this thread: Sissy Spacek, who pre-dated her acting career with a 1968 single released under the name 'Rainbo' and entitled "John, You Went Too Far This Time". Subject of the song was, well, THIS: two-virgins(Specifically, the album cover. Presumably, she never got as far as actually LISTENING to the wretched album within. Yeah, I own it.) 

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22 December 2011
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I was referring to all the work she has had done to her over the years, but since you mention it her films are terrible and there are few worse images in music then the turn back time video. How that can be screened freely on the tv and people complain about two-virgins is just stupidity. I dont find Believe to be that bad, especially when compared to a whole load of the garbage thrown off the x-factor type treadmills.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
22 December 2011
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Hm. Well, I think that Silkwood, Come Back to the Five & Dime…, Moonstruck (and others) all have fine Cher performances; that "Believe" is indeed OK (tho i hate what it wrought); and have never seen that "Turn Back Time" video in question but will take your word that it's horrible, since I hate 97% of music videos and ignore 100% of them. But I don't wanna get further off topic so I'll leave it at that and will speak no more of Cher.                                                                                

Moving on…damn, those Beatles were a great band, amirite?! apple01

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23 December 2011
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I like the song "Believe". That song was my childhood weirdly enough. Never an actual big fan of Cher however.

 

6 Degrees from Cher to the Beatles:

  1. Cher is a singer.
  2. Cher was married to guitarist Duane Allman for like 10 days.
  3. Duane Allman played lead guitar alongside Eric on the song "Layla".
  4. Eric Clapton wrote the song "Layla" for Pattie Boyd.
  5. Pattie Boyd was married to George Harrison but divorced him after she cheated on him with Eric and thusly falling in love with Eric (as well as other matters leading to said divorce).
  6. I think George was in the Beatles. Maybe the quiet one. a-hard-days-night-george-4

Okay not really a weird fact, but I just thought I would add something somewhat relevant to this thread.

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23 December 2011
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3 degrees from Cher to the Beatles: Duane Allman also played guitar on Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude" cover! (As our man Zig could've no doubt told us.)

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23 December 2011
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The Threetles (Paul, George and Ringo, no John) first played together in 1963 in a small number of concerts (3) when John got ill. They had to reallocate Johns vocal parts which must have been a strange for the fans, especially if you were a John nut.

I think that the only time concerts were postponed due to illness were for an ill Paul.

So much for needing to be all 4 for it to be the beatles.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
23 December 2011
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Von Bontee said:

Moving on…damn, those Beatles were a great band, amirite?! apple01

LOL! That could be used to re-rail basically any off-topic thread ever. 

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23 December 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

The Threetles (Paul, George and Ringo, no John) first played together in 1963 in a small number of concerts (3) when John got ill. They had to reallocate Johns vocal parts which must have been a strange for the fans, especially if you were a John nut.

I think that the only time concerts were postponed due to illness were for an ill Paul.

So much for needing to be all 4 for it to be the beatles.

I personally would have been SO pissed off if I had been at a Beatles concert with three Beatles. I would've wanted all four, anything else is….weird. Even worse would have been something like the tour they did when Ringo was sick with Jimmy Nicol as replacement. It's not the Beatles with somebody else. You can't just REPLACE a Beatle!  Like if Eric Clapton had joined in place of George. It just wouldn't have been RIGHT somehow.a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

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23 December 2011
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I dont know how i would have felt, i mean the beatles, well 3, on stage!!! However i cant sit thru a beatles tribute band without getting seriously irritated. I was fuming when i saw The Bootleg Beatles on Blue Peter years ago, sounded terrible and didnt look anything like the beatles. Paul is left-handed, left-handed!! So dont use a right-handed guitar player.

 I refused to go and see them in concert.

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24 December 2011
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vonbontee said:

3 degrees from Cher to the Beatles: Duane Allman also played guitar on Wilson Pickett's "Hey Jude" cover! (As our man Zig could've no doubt told us.)

Forgot about this cover! It's so good! I guess three degrees is an easier approach though.a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

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24 December 2011
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Cher married Greg Allman not Duane

"She looks more like him than I do."
24 December 2011
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Ooh right, duh! I knew that…Make it four steps. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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24 December 2011
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robert said:

Cher married Greg Allman not Duane

Oops. Couldn't remember which brother it was. So I guess mine is 7 steps. Thanks for the correction.

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24 December 2011
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Would you believe … 1 or 2 degrees of separation between Cher and the Beatles?

(Sonny and) Cher's #1 song "I Got You Babe" immediately followed "Help!" on the UK charts in the summer of '65.

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25 December 2011
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meanmistermustard said:

The Threetles (Paul, George and Ringo, no John) first played together in 1963 in a small number of concerts (3) when John got ill. They had to reallocate Johns vocal parts which must have been a strange for the fans, especially if you were a John nut.

I think that the only time concerts were postponed due to illness were for an ill Paul.

So much for needing to be all 4 for it to be the beatles.

Shouldn't it be the Threatles.  Just sayin'.  a-hard-days-night-george-9

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