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Your most obscure, mildly interesting piece of beatle trivia.
22 October 2013
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mja6758 said
John Clive voiced John, and Geoffrey Hughes (who found fame as Eddie Yeats in Coronation Street and later Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances) voiced Paul. Paul Angelis is the younger brother of Michael Angelis, who took over from Ringo in voicing Thomas the Tank Engine.

Onslow was Paul?!?!

I loved Hughes' character in Keeping Up Appearances but never made the connection.

Thanks mja.

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22 October 2013
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About the infamous "Butcher Cover", from Wikipedia, as they sum it up the best:

 

In 1987, former president of Capitol Records Alan Livingston released for sale twenty-four "first state" butcher covers from his private collection. When the original cover was scrapped in June 1966, Livingston took a case of already-sealed "Butcher" albums from the warehouse before they were to be pasted over with the new covers, and kept them in a closet at his home. These albums were first offered for sale at a Beatles convention at the Marriott Hotel near Los Angeles International Airport on Thanksgiving weekend 1987 by Livingston's son. These still-sealed pristine items, which included nineteen mono and five stereo versions, are the very rarest "pedigree" specimen "Butcher Covers" in existence. These so-called "Livingston Butchers" today command premium prices among collectors, the five stereo versions being the most rare and valuable of these. In April 2006, Heritage Auction Galleries sold one of the sealed mono "Livingston Butchers" at auction in Dallas for about $39,000.
An extremely rare original "first state" stereo copy that was not from the Livingston collection was presented for appraisal at a 2003 Chicago taping of the PBS series Antiques Roadshow. It was still in the possession of the original owner, who had bought it at Sears & Roebuck on the day of release in 1966, the only day that the original Butcher cover versions were on sale before being recalled by Capitol. Although not in its original shrink-wrap, it had rarely been played and was still in excellent condition, and Roadshow appraiser Gary Sohmers valued it at US$10,000 - $12,000.
Capitol Records of Canada vice president and A&R head at the time Paul White kept a mono cover and a stereo cover slick for his collection.

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10 January 2014
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I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

10 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

How about something like: Who wrote "She's Leaving Home"? (this question brought to you by beatlesbible.com for all your addictive forum needs)

And what's the twitter account, I'd like to see the questions?

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

Ahhh Girl said
I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

How about something like: Who wrote "She's Leaving Home"? (this question brought to you by beatlesbible.com for all your addictive forum needs)

And what's the twitter account, I'd like to see the questions?

I'll PM you the account.

10 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

Who sang the Ahh's in 'A Day In The Life'? They will spend an age looking for the answer and stumble upon here. We might also get an answer.

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10 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said
I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

Who sang the Ahh's in 'A Day In The Life'? They will spend an age looking for the answer and stumble upon here. We might also get an answer.

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10 January 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said
I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

Who sang the Ahh's in 'A Day In The Life'? They will spend an age looking for the answer and stumble upon here. We might also get an answer.

apple01apple01apple01apple01 APPLES FOR THAT

All right. I'll do it.

And, yes, I had thought about doing a "who wrote" question.

I might do this: "List the first wives of each of the Beatles. Which couple stayed married the longest?"

10 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said

meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said
I'm carrying over an idea from the Beatles songs that can be used as poetry thread.

During our "celebrate your library" week next week, we are doing a "who can answer the trivia questions first" contest via the library's Twitter account. I am going to give several Beatles-related trivia questions to our librarian who runs our Twitter account to use. I am wondering what questions I might contribute that would steer people to the Beatles Bible, either the forum or Joe's information pages. Any thoughts?

Who sang the Ahh's in 'A Day In The Life'? They will spend an age looking for the answer and stumble upon here. We might also get an answer.

apple01apple01apple01apple01 APPLES FOR THAT

All right. I'll do it.

And, yes, I had thought about doing a "who wrote" question.

I might do this: "List the first wives of each of the Beatles. Which couple stayed married the longest?"

Hmm..... tough one. 

Actually I mentioned in another thread that Paul and Linda seem like the only close to perfect relationship a Beatle ever had. 

Oh, and if somehow it's not Paul and Linda (that was just an educated guess) That is the most brilliant question ever.

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10 January 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Well, hopefully, I will be encouraging some research. See if you can find out if it is Paul and Linda.

Here are the questions I sent in so far:

1. Who sang the ahhhs in "Day in the Life" by the Beatles (at 2:50 into the song)? Please list at least 3 sources (brief urls) you consulted.

2. Who tapped Cynthia Powell on the back? What did he say to her? What became of that interaction?

3. What is the title of Paul McCartney's most recent album (released in October 2013). List one lyric from the 10th song on the album.

4. Who is Paul McCartney singing about in the song "Early Days?"

5. The Beatles performed five songs on their Ed Sullivan Show live debut. Please list the 5 songs. How many years ago did that happen?

6. List the first wives of each of the Beatles. Which couple stayed married the longest?

10 January 2014
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It's Paul and Linda. By a lot.

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10 January 2014
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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
It's Paul and Linda. By a lot.

Excellent, grasshopper, excellent.

 

11 January 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Well, hopefully, I will be encouraging some research. See if you can find out if it is Paul and Linda.

Here are the questions I sent in so far:

1. Who sang the ahhhs in "Day in the Life" by the Beatles (at 2:50 into the song)? Please list at least 3 sources (brief urls) you consulted.

2. Who tapped Cynthia Powell on the back? What did he say to her? What became of that interaction?

3. What is the title of Paul McCartney's most recent album (released in October 2013). List one lyric from the 10th song on the album.

4. Who is Paul McCartney singing about in the song "Early Days?"

5. The Beatles performed five songs on their Ed Sullivan Show live debut. Please list the 5 songs. How many years ago did that happen?

6. List the first wives of each of the Beatles. Which couple stayed married the longest?

Sorry for being pedantic but surely a lot of people will have tapped Cynthia on the back, said something to her and that interaction ending in some way?

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11 January 2014
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Good thought, mmm. I'll rethink that one. I was pulling it straight from Joe's page on Cynthia. Guess I got too hyper reading it. Thanks. Any other thoughts or comments?

11 January 2014
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I've found a few sites that list Jane Asher as Paul's first wife.

11 January 2014
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Its interesting that Barbara and Ringo are catching up on Paul and Linda and George and Olivia passed 20 years together.

Hold on - Barbara and Ringo got married on the 27th April 1981 so they have been married 32 years. Paul and Linda were married on 12th March 1969 and Linda died on the 17th April 1998 which was 29 years. So Ringo and Barbara win in the marriage stakes. Even just as a couple Paul and Linda got together only a year earlier in 1968 (tho they knew each other before then) so it still goes to Ringo and Barbara.

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11 January 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Its interesting that Barbara and Ringo are catching up on Paul and Linda and George and Olivia passed 20 years together.

Hold on - Barbara and Ringo got married on the 27th April 1981 so they have been married 32 years. Paul and Linda were married on 12th March 1969 and Linda died on the 17th April 1998 which was 29 years. So Ringo and Barbara win in the marriage stakes. Even just as a couple Paul and Linda got together only a year earlier in 1968 (tho they knew each other before then) so it still goes to Ringo and Barbara.

But the question is about first wives. Perhaps I need to state that more clearly in part 2 of the question?

 

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Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
Its interesting that Barbara and Ringo are catching up on Paul and Linda and George and Olivia passed 20 years together.

Hold on - Barbara and Ringo got married on the 27th April 1981 so they have been married 32 years. Paul and Linda were married on 12th March 1969 and Linda died on the 17th April 1998 which was 29 years. So Ringo and Barbara win in the marriage stakes. Even just as a couple Paul and Linda got together only a year earlier in 1968 (tho they knew each other before then) so it still goes to Ringo and Barbara.

But the question is about first wives. Perhaps I need to state that more clearly in part 2 of the question?

 

Ah, sorry. That is why i never win quizzes. Anyway, i learnt something new so its ok.

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meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said
Its interesting that Barbara and Ringo are catching up on Paul and Linda and George and Olivia passed 20 years together.

Hold on - Barbara and Ringo got married on the 27th April 1981 so they have been married 32 years. Paul and Linda were married on 12th March 1969 and Linda died on the 17th April 1998 which was 29 years. So Ringo and Barbara win in the marriage stakes. Even just as a couple Paul and Linda got together only a year earlier in 1968 (tho they knew each other before then) so it still goes to Ringo and Barbara.

But the question is about first wives. Perhaps I need to state that more clearly in part 2 of the question?

 

Ah, sorry. That is why i never win quizzes. Anyway, i learnt something new so its ok.

Actually, I think it is fortunate that you did misread the question and put all that other information together for us. Yay, for Ringo and Barbara. Peace and love to them and to you.heart And, it let's me know I need to revise the second part of the question before it goes out on Twitter...thanks.

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mccartneyalarm said
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?)

It was not set to go off, it was Mal Evan's clock and it was a coincidence.

We were talking about the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion.

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