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Beatles Trivia - Even Easier!
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Margaret Asher, of course.

 

Speaking of Sgt. Pepper , in what year did two rival UK political parties use the following campaign slogans? Bonus points will be awarded if you can find out the name of the dog on the campaign leaflets.

"It's getting better"

"It can't get much worse"

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In 1822, the Conservatories wore buttons on their hats that bore the slogan "It can't get much worse" while the Labouratories sported cravats that showcased the slogan "It's getting better". The latter believed it was getting better because of the scientific breakthroughs they were making in the Labouratory laboratories. That included the first ever man-made life form which was "Puck" the wonder dog who was featured prominently on their campaign leaflets. Sadly, not knowing when to quit while they were ahead, the Labouratory scientists then created "Whimsy" the not-quite-up-to-wonder-status cat. When Puck chased Whimsy off into the fading sunset, both never to be seen again, this prompted a change of slogan for the next election to "We're doing the best that we can".

Always looking to break new ground, The Beatles wanted to create an album that was not round in shape. This was during the recordings that would eventually become Revolver . What shape were they considering and what was to be the name of the album?

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Spinny Four Sided Thingy was recorded on a pinwheel shaped record. They eventually decided that a normal round record is really close to a pinwheel and that they shouldn’t spend the extra money.

What was that money spent on instead?

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Ringo called his album "Choose Love" in response to what?

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17 October 2018
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In response to everyone's favorite Beach Boys member, Mike Love, running for the 2004 US presidential election. People wanted to know which candidate Ringo would vote for. And the album let the public know his decision. 

Who drew the painting that inspired the Paul McCartney album, Egypt Station?

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David Bowie did the painting whilst he was driving like a demon from station to station. He didn't remember it, though -- or much of anything else from that period, either... a-hard-days-night-paul-10
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Which Beatle led a double life as a star of spaghetti-Westerns?

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*interupts trivia game to hug David* 

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Which Beatle led a double life as a star of spaghetti-Westerns?  

Trick question - a conflation of two separate facts. Ringo did in fact have a profitable side career STARRing in a series of low-budget Westerns, usually as a bejeweled, black-clad gunslinger...but they were AMERICAN films made in Hollywood, U.S.A., far away from the Spanish/Italian terrain where that particular European variation of the influential American film genre flourished. And while Ringo did briefly consider taking a role in Sergio Leone's "A Mouthful of Bullets", he ultimately decided against it, due to the excessively spiced food provided on the Iberian Peninsula. JOHN, however, did write/direct/star in "Western Spaghetti", a savage surrealist critique of the Western world's inadequate food distribution practices and global nutritional inequality in general, which he subversively tacked onto the MMT film.

Why did JohnPaulRingo spend much of 21 January 1969 arguing with George about the song title "Old Brown Shoe "?

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John and Paul were backing Ringo's argument that the song title was too much like Ringo's current composition that was under the working title of 'Gently Worn Cantabrian Albarcas'.

John often disguised the true subject of his songs with deceptive titles. Who was 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko' really about?

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Yohn and Joko and their quest for the perfect salad with no dressing. two-virgins

Who or what was 'The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp' really about?

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Beatlebug said

Who or what was 'The Ballad of Sir Frankie Crisp' really about?  

Both. George was a big fan of Abbott and Costello. a-hard-days-night-george-4

What was the secret in 'Do You Want To Know A Secret '?

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What was the track listing for the Beatles' notorious critically lambasted flop "comeback" album "Beatles '75"?

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"Beatles '75" Aka, the Numbers Album managed to reach number one in thirteen different countries - including Finland. The track listing was as follows:

1. Eighty-Three Days a Week (John and Paul)
2. One After 984 (John)
3. When I'm 139 (Paul)
4. Seventy-Eight Cool Cats (George)
5. 87-Bar Original (Instrumental)
6. Revolution 76 (John)
7. Seventy-Seven Of Us (Paul and John)
8. Not A Seventy-Seventh Time (John)
9. Mary Had Seventy-Six Lambs (Paul)
10. #84 Dream (John)
11. Two Thousand and Sixty (Paul)
12. You're Ninety-One (Ringo)
13. Seventy-Six Days In The Life (John and Paul)
14. Revolution 84 (Sound Collage)

Where did The Beatles think they were actually going when they went to Rishikesh?

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The Kingdom of eSwatini. 

 

How many albums did the Beatles release between 1923 and 1937? 

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All of them.

Who sang the "Bo-dee-oh-dohs" in 'Seventy-Six Days In The Life'?

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21 October 2018
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Mary's seventy-six lambs.

Why was a recording of "You Don't Know My Name (Press Random Numbers)" left off the numbers album?

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They didn't want to encourage fans to spend their phone bills ringing up random numbers and arguing with the people on the other end.a-hard-days-night-paul-8

George once had an 'agony uncle' column in a newspaper. What name did he go under, and what's an example of a problem he solved?

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His weekly column in the Daily Express was called (ironically) "Don't Bother Me ". George's pen-name was Hoarse Rogering. 

Below is a typical letter written into the newspaper in the 1960s:

"Dear Hoarse,

I'm the lead guitarist in a popular beat-combo. We've had much success in the hit parade, but I'm beginning to resent my role within the band. I'm supposed to play the solos in the songs but I'm either told what to play or one of the other guys plays the solo instead. It's a drag. How can I get the other guys to listen to and appreciate my ideas?

 

What was the name of the book Paul McCartney wrote which was 'based on a novel by a man named Lear'?

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Trick question: it was actually a book which compiled the best entries from Hoarse Rogering's advice column. It was titled Don't Bother Me : Advice from a Guitarist 1964-1974.

Below is a typical letter written into the newspaper in the 1960s:

"Dear Hoarse,

I'm the lead guitarist in a popular beat-combo. We've had much success in the hit parade, but I'm beginning to resent my role within the band. I'm supposed to play the solos in the songs but I'm either told what to play or one of the other guys plays the solo instead. It's a drag. How can I get the other guys to listen to and appreciate my ideas? 

What was Hoarse Rogering's response to this letter?

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Hoarse's response, quoted verbatim is below:

Dear Whack,

I've got no time for you right now, don't bother me. If I Needed Someone to tell me how to play the guitar, I'd ask my friend Eric. But I don't and nor do you. You've got to Think For Yourself and just play something that comes to you. Even if it's Only A Northern Song , or it's all to much. Personally, I like to write while sitting at home on Blue Jay Way , While My Guitar Gently Weeps . You might prefer writing while yours spontaneously wails. I don't know and (Do You Want To Know A Secret ?) I don't really care.

Hoarse.

 

Name five famous figures who are hidden on the cover of the White Album ?

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