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Beatles Trivia - Even Easier!
4 September 2021
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John had been told there was a poster in the shop with the lyrics to Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite on them, and being an avid collector of Beatle memorabilia, he just had to have it.

 

Which part of Manchester were the Beatles from?

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From the ter part in Manchester.

For what Beatless’s song did Eric Claptone record an epic mandolin solo?

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14 September 2021
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Trick question: Eric “The Clapper” Claptone’s legendary 17-minute solo in “Chuck In The U.S.S.R.” was actually an electrified balalaika, played through a Wah-Wah pedal and Leslie speaker cabinet reverse-wired by Geoff Emerick to rotate in alternating directions. Claptone’s only mandolin contribution to a Beatless recording was his rhythm mandolin on “Helton’s Skeleton”.

On what CBS sitcom did the Beatles make their 1964 American televised debut?

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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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Gilligan’s Island.  In a deleted scene, John reacts angrily when a member of The Mosquitos says they are more popular than The Beatles and via the transitive property of equality, more popular than Jesus.  So the Beatles challenged them to a Battle of the Bands.  This is the original reason the Mosquitos went to Gilligan’s Island.  Not to escape screaming fans and such, but rather to avoid the inevitable humiliation.

What is the primary difference between Abbe Lane and Abbey Road ?

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You are all my friends.

11 October 2021
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Abbey Road is home to a famous recording studio, whereas Abbey Lane is home to a famous unrecording studio! This is where Paul McCartney unrecorded Carnival Of Light (repeatedly hit all surviving discs with a stale piece of bread until they shattered, then setting fire to the pieces, and then putting the ashes in an steel box welded shut, and then putting this box at the bottom of the sea)

 

What inspired Paul to write the follow up to Let it Be, “Don’t Let it Be” ?

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Sheer stubbornness, boredom, greed and lack of inspiration. He even figured the entire meaning and tone of the track changed by overdubbing the word “don’t” right before every “let it be” on the Beatles record so did straight on the master tape by sneaking into Apple one night. No one by this time was listening to what was actually being sung so realised what had happened. 

What did Ringo famously take in his suitcase to India in 1968?

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11 October 2021
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His wife.

Why Did Mal Evans quit touring with the band in 1966?

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He had to boil the kettle for when they returned. 

 

Why does only Paul play on ‘Yesterday ‘?

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11 October 2021
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Because John and George are dead, and Ringo can’t play any stringed instruments.

 

Why does Jane Asher choose not to speak about her relationship with Paul McCartney ?

11 October 2021
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Because Paul got her to read every single word in the English dictionary and recorded it all, and then copyrighted it, so every time she speaks royalties get paid to Paul. She has not said a word for 37 years.

 

Why is the Czechoslovakian pressing of You know my name, look up the number worth over 47 million pence?

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All but one copy was burned by the President who feared the citizens would phone the number and bring down the country.

 

Why did ‘Strawberry Fields Forever ‘/’Penny Lane ‘ fail to reach #1 in the UK singles chart?

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Even they couldn’t knock Please Please Me /While My Guitar Gently Weeps from that spot on the chart.

Why didn’t the Beatles play Dear Prudence on Ready, Steady, Go?

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Frank Sinatra caught wind of the impending appearance and intervened, asking the Beatles to reconsider the song: Despite being recently divorced from Mia Farrow, he was still close to the family, and feared ex-sister-in-law Pru slipping back into near-catatonia if she viewed John and co. singing about her personal Rishikesh experience, live, on her favourite pop-jukebox TV show. Ultimately, it was decided to cut the song entirely, and retool the entire RSG episode around threee historic Sinatra-Beatles musical matchups. For an opener, the boys provided purely instrumental backup for a solo Frank vocal on Ray Charles’ “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”, and they closed by hauling a second drumkit onstage for Frank to join in during a raucous rendition of “Birthday “, complete and extended with 16 bars of Ritchie and Francis trading fours. The evening’s highlight, however, saw Paul and Frank sharing the mic for a comic duet on “Somethin’ Stupid”, with a bewigged Paul in ‘Nancy Sinatra’-drag earnestly singing her vocal part, as John, George and Ringo smirked and guffawed behind their instruments. Sinatra was exuberant at the show’s success, kissing eight Beatle cheeks while presenting four bottles of prized Scotch from his personal collection, and spoke affectionately of the band to the end of his life:

Ahh, those lousy goddamned longhaired bums, ha ha ha…no, I loved those fellows, great guys, groovy cats. Fine songwriters too – and lemme tell you, they knew how to throw a goddamn party! – FromI Did It My Goddamned Way: An Autobiographyby Frank Sinatra

What happened when John leaned his guitar against a live amplifier during the “I Feel Fine ” session?

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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It fell over and Mal picked it up. An in-depth 47 page account of this event can be found in Mal’s book; ‘And I Get Paid For This?!!!’.

 

Why did the Beatles not voice the Vultures in Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’?

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They were stoned and didn’t show up for the taping. ahdn_john_08_gif

Why does Mean Mister Mustard’s sister take him to see the Queen when she KNOWS he always shouts out something obscene?

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Paranoia and confusion due to her identity crisis: some people call her Shirley, while others keep insisting on calling her Pam.

What did Paul really mean by: “Well she was just seventeen, and you know what I mean”?

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The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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Paul meant that she was 17 stone in weight, or in other words a very appealing 238 lbs.

Just as she promised to, the unnamed female protagonist in “Drive My Car ” would indeed eventually become a big star. Who was she?

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Sally Ann Howes who played Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

In which city did and at what time did the B.O.A.C. flight land in the song Back In The USSR ?

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Ahhh Girl said
Sally Ann Howes who played Truly Scrumptious in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

In which city did and at what time did the B.O.A.C. flight land in the song Back In The USSR ?

  

Possibly Moscow and around 8:30 given that Paul sings that he didn’t get to bed last night.

 

Which Beatles divorced their wives?

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GET BACK IS HERE!

cool Beatles sites: good ‘ol Alan  nice song-by-song  and of course this place

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Ringo divorced Maureen but not soon enough for George’s liking. John and Yoko were divorced by a porcelain Star screwdriver in 1969 but it went unrecognised by the US courts in anger at a miscommunication of it not being a two-Beatle gathering.

At the end of the last Beatles live concert John said what is now a very famous comment, what was it?

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