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Your most obscure, mildly interesting piece of beatle trivia.
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16 October 2013
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What kind of examples are you thinking of? Because "Paul likes hummus mixed with marmite" is obscure and possibly mildly interesting but probably not what you're looking for.

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16 October 2013
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Sorry...my entry was very serious. You must be looking for things like the kind of toilet paper the band preferred or the brand of alarm clock used in A Day In The Life (and what time was it set for to go off?)

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16 October 2013
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I grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During the 1960s, Capital Records had a manufacturing plant in Scranton. My high school friend's father owned a printing company in Scranton, and he got the contract to print up millions of green apples for the Apple record label that was pasted on each actual disc. (Abbey Road was selling like hotcakes at this time.) My friend knew I was a Beatles' fan, and he casually invited me to stop by his father's printing shop, and I would be given a free sheet of green apples with no track listings on them. The print shop was a mile or so from my house, but for some odd reason... I never made the effort to go there. What was I thinking?

I've told this tale of woe to some people (obviously not Beatles fans), and they've said "Aw, what would you do with a sheet of green apples, anyway?"

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16 October 2013
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"In late 1968, under the pseudonym of "Rainbo", Sissy Spacek recorded a novelty song titled '"John, You Went Too Far This Time"; the song proclaimed her disillusionment and shock over John Lennon, who on the cover of his newest album Two Virgins appeared in full-frontal nudity with his then-girlfriend Yoko Ono, shocking many fans."

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16 October 2013
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vonbontee said
"In late 1968, under the pseudonym of "Rainbo", Sissy Spacek recorded a novelty song titled '"John, You Went Too Far This Time"; the song proclaimed her disillusionment and shock over
John Lennon, who on the cover of his newest album Two Virgins appeared in full-frontal nudity with his then-girlfriend Yoko Ono, shocking many fans."

 

Played it on the show, quite an interesting song. Sissy's actually a decent singer, and her daughter (the girlfriend from the Orange County movie from a decade (!) ago) Schuyler Fisk is a musician as well.

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I wasn't sure where to ask this question, but here might be a good place. Perhaps someone knows this piece of trivia. Someone the other day told me that each of the Beatles has a verse about them in "Come Together." Is this so? If so, which verse goes with which Beatle?

16 October 2013
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I'm of the opinion that there's nothing to that theory at all, and that it's just some fans' interpretation. John Lennon has never confirmed anything of the sort. But the "bag productions" and "ono sideball" references could be taken as autobiographical. The "holy roller" would presumably be George, and Paul would be the one who wears no shoeshine since he's barefoot on the cover.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

17 October 2013
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"How I Won the War" wasn't the first time John wore National Health Service glasses on film. He wore them for his old man disguise in "Help!" According to the documentary in the DVD extras, the demand for the glasses jumped after the film was released.

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17 October 2013
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parlance said
 ...John wore National Health Service glasses...

John had a friend who worked for the National Health, Doctor Robert.

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