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Your most obscure, mildly interesting piece of beatle trivia.
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18 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said

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Bungalow Bob said

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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.

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.

Rofl

I think LHL is a cat person too. I would grab a bucket popcorn, sit on a bench with my cat, and laugh at the people. :D

18 October 2013
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Now I find myself obsessed with the Beatles' now-obvious hidden obsession with felines. Besides ther songs "Three Cool Cats" and "Leave My Kitten Alone," twice they mention the "mighty tiger" in "Bungalow Bill." And what about that blatant meow in "Good Morning, Good Morning?" And then there's that mysterious line in "Let It Be"... Is Paul singing "Whisker words of wisdom?" Hmm, he could be, I'm not positive... But this continuing "cat" motif is surely worthy of being obscure and mildly interesting, as the topic demands. :)

19 October 2013
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Did the Beatles appeal across the racial divide?

Didn't the Temptations rhyme: "Unemployment rising fast,Beatle's new record a gas" in 'Ball of Confusion'? Black musicians knew how good they were.

It takes a band as good as the Beatles, or a guitarist as good as Peter Green, ('More talent in his little finger than I have in my whole body' according to BB King) to break through in 'that' direction.

Good music is always a winner. Beatles versions of Black songs hold up well against the originals..... 'Money,' 'You've really got a hold on me', 'Anna', or 'Twist And Shout'. Paul's  'Long Tall Sally' etc. But, while I acknowledge some will always have a bias, it isn't written anywhere that Black, Asian, or White......Must like, or dislike anything. For me as far as the Beatles go the clincher will always be the number of Black artists that covered Lennon and McCartney......From Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles to Wilson Pickett's 'Hey Jude' with Duane Allman on guitar......That's a crossover for you! 

19 October 2013
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Hi, Atlas

Thanks for your input.

If you would like to tell us a little bit about yourself, you can do so on this thread:

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....on-thread/

Hope you enjoy your time with us.

 

21 October 2013
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The first verse of I Am The Walrus was written during two separate acid trips. 

21 October 2013
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22 October 2013
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Here is a Mental Floss article about "11 things you didn't know" about John Lennon:   http://mentalfloss.com/article.....ohn-lennon

After reading this, I learned an obscure, mildly interesting piece of Beatles trivia: John Lennon was the only Beatle to never become a vegetarian. Hmm, in later years he was very thin, almost gaunt at times, and I was always reading about his carefully prepared "macrobiotic" meals at the Dakota, so I guess I assumed he was a vegetarian. But then again, he did record a song for one of his solo albums called "Meat City." Was John playing "Mind Games" with us?

Come to think of it, the Mental Floss article should have been titled "Nine Things You Didn't Know About John Lennon," referencing his favorite number.

22 October 2013
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22 October 2013
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Some people may already know this, but two different people play George in the film 'Yellow Submarine'. 

Peter Batten provided the voice of George for the first half of the film. Batten was discovered to be a deserter from the British Army in Germany (the British Army of the Rhine) and was arrested during recording. His lines were finished by Paul Angelis (the voice of Ringo Starr in the film).

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