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Beatles Trivia - Even Easier!
14 August 2019
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He meant that she was sixteen years old, no more, no less.

What was John’s reaction to the initial ‘beauty queen’ lyric?

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John scoffed at the lyric, calling it "soft", and suggesting "fairy queen" instead.

How lovely was Lovely Rita ?

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Someone said 'What were you gonna do when it's all finished,' and I said 'I don't know but it'd be good fun being a DJ.' And since then I've become a DJ, only by word of mouth, you know. SO any minute now you'll read, 'Ringo leaves to become a DJ' but it's not true. - Ringo Starr

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She wasn't lovely at all. Quite the contrary, with her cap and bag she looked like an old military man. Paul was only saying she was lovely to avoid the parking ticket and later made fun of it in his song.

 

How much taxes did George Harrison have to pay which inspired him to complain in Taxman ?

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Nothing. He was payed by the Soviet Union at the time to shame the West, as well as potentially causing unrest within the region. In fact, Faul (who played the bass part and the guitar solo) is actually a Soviet spy infiltrating the UK at the time.

Which song, played backwards, would have a message saying: 'Turn me on, dead man'?

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The song 'Nam Daed, No Em Nrut' which is a hidden trick on the White Album between Helter Skelter and Long, Long, Long . But it is sped up a million times so us mortals can't hear it.

 

Why was everybody oblivious of Paul/Faul admitting to be a soviet spy on Back In The USSR ?

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Everybody was too busy pointing the finger at Yoko, oblivious to Paul's hints and admissions throughout the White Album . Back In The USSR is, as you say, chock full of blatant clues but there are also ones to be found in Blackbird (his code name, 'blackbird singing in the dead of night' was his way of communicating with the Soviet government), Cry Baby Cry (or more specifically, the 'hidden' track at the end), I Will (a love song to his adopted country) and finally Rocky Raccoon tells the story of Paul''s brush with death a few years previously. 

The John Le Carre novel Tinker (Ringo) Tailor (George) Solider (John, 'How I Won The War') Spy (Paul) is a reference to all four Beatles.

 

What clues are there to suggest that Ringo suffered a freak drumming accident in 1965 and was replaced by a doppelganger? 

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1. 1964 Ringo Starr looked Iike a young man in 1964, whereas today's "Fingo" looks like a man in his 60s, at best.

2. In 1964's "AHDN " film, Ringo leads a young woman into a hole; whereas he himself falls through a hole twice in 1965's "Help !", and again in 1968's "Yellow Submarine ". While not itself suggestive of foul play, this does indicate that the Beatles screenwriters weren't trying too hard.

3. In 1964, when asked for his opinion on Beethoven, Ringo answered "I love Ludwig, especially his drums!" Ludwig Van Beethoven is dead.

4. I'm a habitual batshit conspiracy theorist; it just makes sense.

 

What was the boys' lowest-paying gig in 1966?

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One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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That would be their private concert at Buckingham Palace. Queen Elizabeth II was very much not amused, because they didn't play Her Majesty (Paul: "I haven't even written that one yet!", Elizabeth: "Well, you should have!"). She punished the boys by banning them from live appearances and sent them into studio exile where they henceforth had to work on Sgt Pepper .

 

What happened to Simon, the fashion expert, after his encounter with George in A Hard Day's Night ?

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He came down with the flu, which he caught from Adrian.

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The correct answer to that question, is "Polythene Pam ". The Pam in question is also Faul's wife before he became a Paul doppelganger. Paul wrote that song about her because he felt guilty by cheating on her with Linda, who'm he soon married.

Which Beatle is the only non-doppelganger post "Rubber Soul "?

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What did Ringo use to hit the drums for his "The End " solo?

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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Ringo used three plastic voodoo dolls that resembled John, Paul and George respectively. Coincidentally, moments after he started his takes, the three of them began to suffer headaches simultaneously. Despite their pleas, George Martin refused to take them on to the roof for some fresh air (having been admonished for taking John onto the roof whilst he was tripping). If you OOPS the song, you can hear Ringo shout 'take that, you bloody bastards' throughout his solo.

 

Why was George sent home from Hamburg at the end of their first visit?

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He initiated a gang war between rival groups of pimps on the Reeperbahn by stealing a biscuit from one of their nightclubs. The owner held Bruno Koschmider responsible and a bloody battle broke out on the Kiez, with countless casualties, including Rory Storm and half of his hurricanes.

 

Why was Ringo replaced by Andy White on their first recording session?

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Monkberry Moon Delight said
He initiated a gang war between rival groups of pimps on the Reeperbahn by stealing a biscuit from one of their nightclubs. The owner held Bruno Koschmider responsible and a bloody battle broke out on the Kiez, with countless casualties, including Rory Storm and half of his hurricanes.

  

Luckily the furore soon blew over.

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Why was Ringo replaced by Andy White on their first recording session?

  

It was actually Pete Best in an Andy White costume. Ironically, Pete couldn't afford a Ringo Starr costume.

Who appeared on the 1964 world tour as the Beatles' drummer dressed in a Jimmie Nicol costume?

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It is Aunt Mimi herself alongside Julia Lennon, there to surprise John that turns out, Julia didn't die from that car crash at all. This made John so happy that in the future, instead of writing "Julia " as a sad ode to her mother, it is there to basically give a middle-finger to death himself, prompting the grim reaper to fast-forward John's death from the ripe old age of 90 years to merely 40 years old.

What did Bungalow Bill kill?

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Pete Best in a tiger costume. By 1968 he finally could afford a Ringo costume and came to the Mahareshi's Indian retreat, to take out the real Ringo before donning the costume. The tiger disguise was so convincing, Bill shot him from top of an elephant, mere minutes before being zapped between the eyes by Yoko Ono in a Captain Marvel costume.

 

In what peculiarly coloured maritime vehicle did Ringo and his friends live beneath the waves, according to a 1966 Beatles song and a 1968 animated Motion picture?

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A chartreuse jet ski, of course.

Name an important math lesson encorporated within a Beatles song.

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Many young children and college dropouts learned about the (not at all) wonderful word of paying taxes in the 1966 song "Taxman ". George Harrison teaches many young hopefuls (and delinquents alike) why becoming rich is futile as in the end you will have to pay so much taxes you might as well remain middle-class. 

Who was the best man at Ringo's wedding to Maureen Cox?

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Ringo was clearly the best man in the room (until his fellow Beatles showed up, that is, and then there was some debate).

1 + 1 + 1 = ?

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