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Your most obscure, mildly interesting piece of beatle trivia.
17 October 2013
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These aren't mild enough...their quite interesting! I'm actually surprised by the Cher one and the Apple labels. I've got my own piece of trivia....George's guitar is nearly always out of tune live! Though most of you probably already know that....a-hard-days-night-john-1

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17 October 2013
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One of George's first memories was of him standing on a leather stool and singing 'One Meatball' by Josh White in front of his family

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17 October 2013
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John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. Julian was an extra in Michael Jackson's music video of "Smooth Criminal." He is seen hiding under a table in the last scenes where all the criminals are fighting and running around.

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17 October 2013
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mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone."

17 October 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
One of George's first memories was of him standing on a leather stool and singing 'One Meatball' by Josh White in front of his family

Hahahahaha! OMG, thank you for that! That is possibly the most adorable thing I've ever read! heart

17 October 2013
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a-hard-days-night-george-10 Why thank you, I think we all have to agree George was the cutest/sweetest Beatle, I think every time I read them kind of posts I become a bit closer to being diabetic with all that sweetness :D

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17 October 2013
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Woops, sorry for double post but now for a not-sweet George mildly interesting fact. Just to show they were human :)

George had pretty bad acne from his teenage years upwards, he used pan stick makeup to cover it up when on stage but on the set of A Hard Day's Night a dermatologist visited the set and gave George some spot cream :)

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17 October 2013
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^^ Spot cream FTW. I love George's dubious expression in that first frame, lol. No doubt John provided a running commentary during this process.

17 October 2013
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I'm working on a group presentation for my history of rock class - it'll be on funk. I came across a quote by David Bowie referring to his album "Young Americans" as "plastic soul." Since Paul says that after the Anthology take of "I'm Down," I wanted to see if he'd originated the phrase. And I read somewhere that Paul overheard a musician using the phrase to describe Mick Jagger's singing style.

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18 October 2013
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I grew up not far from Marylebone Station where HDN's opening sequence had been filmed in '64. One night, in what seemed like a lifetime later, a school friend was strolling down Baker Street and passing the plundered Apple Boutique when he bumped into Paul.

The Boutique's multicoloured hippy mural had been painted over in minimalist white and the ground floor windows of the empty shop whitewashed on the inside to obscure any morbid viewing of what was rightly seen at the time, as a disastrous commercial failure. My friend shyly approached Paul and after a little chat Paul invited him into the shop and asked him to blank out in reverse, in 4 ft letters, the word, 'REVOLUTION' on the inside of one window, while Paul set about writing "Hey Jude" on the other.

These words meant nothing to the world in a Beatles context at the time. One of their greatest ever singles had still to be aired. Paul's idea was an inventive piece of advertising, while also elegantly making a last use of the redundant building.

An un-intentioned result was that immediately worried local Jewish groups wrote to the newspapers  complaining 'Jude' was an insensitive reminder of the word being scribed on the walls of Jewish businesses in Berlin and the Warsaw ghettos.......This gained more initial publicity.

In the end the songs were so strong of course they didn't need it.

On the day of release my friend received a copy from Paul through the post.........Lucky bastard!

 

 

 

 

18 October 2013
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An un-intentioned result was that immediately worried local Jewish groups wrote to the newspapers  complaining 'Jude' was an insensitive reminder of the word being scribed on the walls of Jewish businesses in Berlin and the Warsaw ghettos.......This gained more initial publicity.

 

Atlas, this thread is supposed to be for obscure, mildly interesting trivia. You need to post a story like this in the "obscure, wildly interesting trivia" section. :) That is absolutely fascinating to imagine just "bumping" into Paul on the street, and then being invited to participate in his impromptu ad campaign for soon-to-be-classic Beatles' songs. And you bring up another interesting point with the initial uncomfortable reaction to "Jude." I can vaguely recall that here in the United States, there were modest suspicions about the Beatles' intentions with that song title. Those suspicions went away soon enough, but they did briefly exist. Atlas, I hope you share more first-hand Beatles trivia here; mild or wild.

 

 

 

 

 

 

18 October 2013
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This isn't trivial, but did the Beatles cross ethnic and racial barriers in the 60's? Do they now? Now that I just took a moment to think about it, I imagine all of you as being as white as me.

18 October 2013
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I'm not sure what you mean by that - I mean they did obviously do a lot of indian stuff and Ob la di had a very Caribbean feel.

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18 October 2013
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Did their music appeal to a wide variety of ethnicities?

18 October 2013
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Bungalow Bob said

mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone."

Wow, thats a lot of cats. I found it funny both him and Paul had cats name Jesus. I wonder what happen to all those cats, I know they are dead now, but you know. 

18 October 2013
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sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone.

Wow, thats a lot of cats. I found it funny both him and Paul had cats name Jesus. I wonder what happen to all those cats, I know they are dead now, but you know. 

Sky999, this disturbing thought just occurred to me: What if John, when asked about the popularity of the Beatles, was referring to his cat Jesus!?! Wow, talk about a huge misunderstanding!

18 October 2013
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Bungalow Bob said

sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone.

Wow, thats a lot of cats. I found it funny both him and Paul had cats name Jesus. I wonder what happen to all those cats, I know they are dead now, but you know. 

Sky999, this disturbing thought just occurred to me: What if John, when asked about the popularity of the Beatles, was referring to his cat Jesus!?! Wow, talk about a huge misunderstanding!

That is funny. :D Why didn't John clarify though? I guess he thought people would think he was off his rocker or lying if he said so. Or even more hatred for naming a cat Jesus. If he were referring to the cat, I bet those people would feel even more stupid for burning records then before. ahdn_paul_02 

18 October 2013
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sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone.

Wow, thats a lot of cats. I found it funny both him and Paul had cats name Jesus. I wonder what happen to all those cats, I know they are dead now, but you know. 

Sky999, this disturbing thought just occurred to me: What if John, when asked about the popularity of the Beatles, was referring to his cat Jesus!?! Wow, talk about a huge misunderstanding!

That is funny. :D Why didn't John clarify though? I guess he thought people would think he was off his rocker or lying if he said so. Or even more hatred for naming a cat Jesus. If he were referring to the cat, I bet those people would feel even more stupid for burning records then before. ahdn_paul_02 

What about all the cat people he would offend? 

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18 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said

sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone.

Wow, thats a lot of cats. I found it funny both him and Paul had cats name Jesus. I wonder what happen to all those cats, I know they are dead now, but you know. 

Sky999, this disturbing thought just occurred to me: What if John, when asked about the popularity of the Beatles, was referring to his cat Jesus!?! Wow, talk about a huge misunderstanding!

That is funny. :D Why didn't John clarify though? I guess he thought people would think he was off his rocker or lying if he said so. Or even more hatred for naming a cat Jesus. If he were referring to the cat, I bet those people would feel even more stupid for burning records then before. ahdn_paul_02 

What about all the cat people he would offend? 

He wouldn't offend me. :D

18 October 2013
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sky999 said

meanmistermustard said

sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

sky999 said

Bungalow Bob said

mccartneyalarm said
John had a cat in the late 70s (well, he had several), and this poor cat died. It jumped out of one of the bedroom windows at the Dakota (they were on the top floor). The death of the cat severely affected John. The cat's name was Alice. 

I thought this obscure fact was mildly interesting enough to research further, so I found this article in the magazine Mental Floss, http://mentalfloss.com/article.....y-cat-lady   So, John was crazy about felines... no wonder the Beatles sang "Three Cool Cats," and "Leave My Kitten Alone.

Wow, thats a lot of cats. I found it funny both him and Paul had cats name Jesus. I wonder what happen to all those cats, I know they are dead now, but you know. 

Sky999, this disturbing thought just occurred to me: What if John, when asked about the popularity of the Beatles, was referring to his cat Jesus!?! Wow, talk about a huge misunderstanding!

That is funny. :D Why didn't John clarify though? I guess he thought people would think he was off his rocker or lying if he said so. Or even more hatred for naming a cat Jesus. If he were referring to the cat, I bet those people would feel even more stupid for burning records then before. ahdn_paul_02 

What about all the cat people he would offend? 

He wouldn't offend me. :D

You'd be one of the few not offended out there burning their records whilst carrying pictures of cats, packs of catnip and wearing furry cat ears.

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