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Beatles Trivia – Even Easier!
6 July 2022
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Shamrock Womlbs said
In 1967, for a brief period, George had to play on the streets (see picture below) to earn some extra money… What took him to that situation?

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George had sunk 750,000 pounds into an ill-fated creative business venture, partnering with Magic Alex to create a 72-string, eight-channel amplified sitar, with built in tape-looping delay system, fully adjustable rhythm generator, various triggerable distorting effects, and a multitude of built-in Mellotron-style timbres that could simulate all manner of other instruments, as well as a large number of bird calls and animal noises. The instrument was to have been self-powered by a revolutionary onboard system Alex had conceived, whereby ambient human negativity would be transformed into natural electricity. Unfortunately, however, as Alex explained it, 1967’s universal good-vibes mood among the general public couldn’t generate enough of the necessary negative energy for the prototype instrument to ever function properly.

Why did Ringo refuse to contribute harmonies to “Because “?

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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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He felt Harmony should do it herself as he could lie in bed and discuss philosophy with Yoko.

 

Who was Sexy Sadie and why was a song written, recorded and released by The Beatles on their self-titled 1968 album ‘The White Album ‘?

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This guitar, of course

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After George brought in “While My Guitar Gently Weeps “, John was also inspired to write a song about a guitar, but instead of the sadness of George’s theme, he chose an ode to the delicious beauty of the Fender Stratocaster.

Fill in the blank: I’ll ___ Instead

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“I’ll Sit Right Down And Cry All Over My Own Damn Face Instead”, an informal name the boys gave for the extended instrumental workout based on the chord pattern to their 1962 showstopping Elvis cover

Hamburg/Liverpool audiences were allegedly in awe of this occasional set closer, sadly never recorded because the tape ran out (for a drink).

 

How, exactly were Martins George, and Sweet Loretta, related?

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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Von Bontee said
 

How, exactly were Martins George, and Sweet Loretta, related?

  

They played with kidneys together.

 

John wrote ‘All You Need Is Love ‘ and Paul [reportedly] penned ‘Your Mother Should Know ‘ but what were the song contenders from both George and Ringo for the ‘Our World’ broadcast?

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George suggested they do a reggae version of Don’t Bother Me with mimes as screaming Beatles fans who can’t get out of an invisible box.

Ringo wanted to skip doing a song altogether and just have the four Beatles drinking tea quietly for five minutes (did you know he was the _real_ avant garde Beatle?)

 

What did Aunt Mimi do when John asked her for his MBE so he could return it?

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What did Aunt Mimi do when John asked her for his MBE so he could return it?

  

She climbed in through the bathroom window to steal Paul’s and sent John that one instead. 

 

Why did Ringo claim to live in a yellow submarine in 1966, despite evidence to the contrary?

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Why did Ringo claim to live in a yellow submarine in 1966, despite evidence to the contrary?

  

It was the ’60s, maaaan.

 

Why does the Beatles’ logo have that elongated letter “T”?

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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The elongated T is sometimes mistaken as a clue in the famous “John’s hair is red” conspiracy. T standing for Titian. In fact, it  originated in a confusion between Paul and John. Paul had stood too close to the drums during a recent gig, which affected his hearing. When he brought his design for a logo to John, John said “I want a really strong tea”, and Paul misheard him, thinking he said “I want a really long T”.

 

 Was John’s hair red?

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No, but he had grey leanings HAW a-hard-days-night-john-6 HAW ahdn_john_08_gif  HAWjohn-lennon-salute_gif

 

What were the Beatles’ contract demands after the Marcoses successfully persuaded them to play a return engagement in Manila?

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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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High-security guarantees, increased fees, and John insisted that the Beatles must be given the nuts from all of the “nuthouses”.  ahdn_john_08_gif

 

Why did George feel hung up when he wrote I Want To Tell You (“I feel hung up but I don’t know why”)? a-hard-days-night-george-4

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And in the end

The love you take is equal to the love you make

 

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George felt hung up because Paul had originally promised him he could play second viola on “Eleanor Rigby ” but later reneged and decided to overdub all the stringed instruments himself.

George begins “Think For Yourself ” by proclaiming that he’s got “a word or two…” What were these two words?

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