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Beatles Trivia – Easy
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Dinner with the dentist. After dinner coffee, sugar cubes laced with LSD unbeknown to them. John later thought he was trying to get an orgy going.

At the dinner party in March/April 1965: John and Cynthia, George and Pattie, John Riley (the dentist) and Cyndy Bury.

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

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Yes, that’s right, @Ron Nasty. john-lennon-salute_gif

It seems awful that John Riley would give them LSD without informing them beforehand.

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Interesting; there already was an intelligentsia in society doing wild and crazy stuff even before the counter-culture was supposed to have begun

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Richard said
Yes, that’s right, @Ron Nasty. john-lennon-salute_gif

It seems awful that John Riley would give them LSD without informing them beforehand.

  

Really awful. And Pattie suspected that John Riley was guilty of more than that:

No matter what he was going to do in our mouths, he would give us intravenous valium. All of the Beatles went to him and we took it for granted that this was what happened – no one questioned it. We would go into a deep sleep and wake up not knowing what he had done. I watched him trying to revive George once by slapping his face. It was sinister – he could have been doing anything to us while we were out

Pattie Boyd in her book Wonderful Tonight

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It’s not just awful, it’s a crime.

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@Ron Nasty, you’re up for the next round. Would you like to post?

This game is probably not as appealing as ‘Trivia – Hard’ generally, but I have a few easyish trivia questions that may be of interest.

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New question:

Take a well-known Everly Brothers song title, and remove the last word of the title to leave a Beatles song title. What are these two songs?

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What does “lifting latches” mean in the song Two of Us?

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There’s a definition of “lifting latches” meaning the “price of admission, leading to the possibility of free rounds”, which is linked from the Beatles Bible to:
https://books.google.co.uk/boo…..;lpg=PA111

(Incidentally, I’m not sure about the “burning matches” lyric, but there’s a little game of producing a fully burnt match without dropping it – by letting the match slowly burn so that when the unburnt end is reached by the flame, the burnt end is (just) cool enough to hold instead. I don’t know if there are any references about whether this is what Paul had in mind?)

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That’s it, @Richard. See also… https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..o-of-us/  specifically post 7.

That’s one of those threads where the posts got rearranged (a blast from the past). I think we fixed that problem in those threads by making a new post in the thread. Anyone have a thought to add to that thread?

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That’s it, @Richard. See also… https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..o-of-us/  specifically post 7.

That’s one of those threads where the posts got rearranged (a blast from the past). I think we fixed that problem i those threads by making a new post in the thread. Anyone have a thought to add to that thread? 

I’ll add my comments/question about the “burning matches” reference – as someone might post more information on that subject.

Here’s my new question for this thread:

The opening lyrics of Something are the same as the lyrics of a different song that was released in 1968. Who performed that song?

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Ron Nasty said
Dinner with the dentist. After dinner coffee, sugar cubes laced with LSD unbeknown to them. John later thought he was trying to get an orgy going.

At the dinner party in March/April 1965: John and Cynthia, George and Pattie, John Riley (the dentist) and Cyndy Bury.

  

I got a Beatles Bible tweet today that seems to contradict this:

21 March 1967: John Lennon accidentally takes LSD while recording the Sgt Pepper song Getting Better . Paul McCartney takes him home.

“I thought, Maybe this is the moment where I should take a trip with him. It’s been coming for a long time…” — Paul

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This makes it sound like 21 March 1967 was the first time.

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Sea Belt said

Ron Nasty said

Dinner with the dentist. After dinner coffee, sugar cubes laced with LSD unbeknown to them. John later thought he was trying to get an orgy going.

At the dinner party in March/April 1965: John and Cynthia, George and Pattie, John Riley (the dentist) and Cyndy Bury.

  

I got a Beatles Bible tweet today that seems to contradict this:

21 March 1967: John Lennon accidentally takes LSD while recording the Sgt Pepper song Getting Better . Paul McCartney takes him home.

“I thought, Maybe this is the moment where I should take a trip with him. It’s been coming for a long time…” — Paul

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8

This makes it sound like 21 March 1967 was the first time.

  

That was Paul’s. John and George started taking it in 1965, Ringo a little later whilst Paul held off the longest. 

John and George’s first time was the Dentist moment. George talks about it in the clip below.

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Ahhh Girl said

What does “lifting latches” mean in the song Two of Us?

  

Richard said
There’s a definition of “lifting latches” meaning the “price of admission, leading to the possibility of free rounds”, which is linked from the Beatles Bible to:

https://books.google.co.uk/boo…..;lpg=PA111

(Incidentally, I’m not sure about the “burning matches” lyric, but there’s a little game of producing a fully burnt match without dropping it – by letting the match slowly burn so that when the unburnt end is reached by the flame, the burnt end is (just) cool enough to hold instead. I don’t know if there are any references about whether this is what Paul had in mind?)

  

I’ve always thought Lifting Latches referred to Paul and Linda wandering around the countryside lifting the latches to cross styles, go thru gates into other fields etc.

Burning matches could be having no electricity in the country farms (not sure when they moved to the farm in Scotland) but it also brings back memories of Paul and Pete burning the match in a Hamburg club which got them kicked out of Germany.

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Richard’s question is: The opening lyrics of Something are the same as the lyrics of a different song that was released in 1968. Who performed that song?

OMG, that’s true. Learned something new today.

George Martin, in duet with Elvis Costello. Unfortunately, that exquisite song never reached the charts.

In a 1969 interview, George Harrison revealed a list of the top 3 things that all the Beatles agreed on that money COULD buy. What were those 3 things?

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