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Beatles Trivia – Hard
24 January 2023
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Hey Richard. Yes I did. Stood at the original entrance and then went to the new entrance and went downstairs. Loved every minute of it. Sat in “The Grapes” and had a beer in the “Beatle” booth as well. 🙂

My third trip to Liverpool. Last trip was lucky enough to run into Len Gary from The Quarrymen at a local supermarket. Terrific guy and loved chatting.

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24 January 2023
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That sounds awesome! I’ll be in Liverpool on the weekend of July 16th (hopefully, since this trip has been cancelled twice in the last 5 years). After my visit perhaps I’ll be better at answering Beatle Trivia – Hard questions paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif. Btw Richard, I’ll be in Hollyhead on the following Monday john-lennon-salute_gif

If someone has a new question or image I’m ready to give it a go! a-hard-days-night-paul-7

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24 January 2023
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Thanks, @Nicko. A very distinctive building, and one I would have pointed to walking up Whitechapel with @Ahhh Girl, probably more than once, forgetting I’d already told her, during one of our two visits to Liverpool. I remember the big fuss at the time of demolition was over Bunney’s Store being demolished, which had been there for over a hundred years, rather than N.E.M.S..

Okay, next question… mmm… I have a hard and a barsteward… which to do?

I’ll give you the hard as the proper next question:

Which non-orchestra/instrumental artist recorded the first album of wholly Lennon/McCartney covers?

I’ll give you the barsteward as well, but it’s about as obscure as you can get:

In 1969 Apple made a pilot episode of a proposed children’s animation series, which was to feature Apple recording artists providing the music, what was it called?

Whoever gets one gets the next question. And with a big john-lennon-salute_gif if they do it with the second.

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

25 January 2023
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I thought this August 29th, 1964 release was the answer to question #1. Unfortunately, I just noticed The Chipmunks covered Twist And Shout which isn’t a Lennon-McCartney tune. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

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25 January 2023
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Ron Nasty said
I’ll give you the hard as the proper next question:

Which non-orchestra/instrumental artist recorded the first album of wholly Lennon/McCartney covers?

For a moment, ‘The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits’ album came to mind; but it doesn’t fit the bill of only Lennon–McCartney songs because it includes the song Twist And Shout . ahdn_john_08_gif

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Wow! SB, you posted the info four minutes before me. a-hard-days-night-ringo-8  @sigh butterfly, I’ve sent you a PM.

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25 January 2023
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Hey, is this the game that guessers are supposed to wait 24 hours before doing research (or did I dream that)?derek-taylor_01_gif

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25 January 2023
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We haven’t set rules for this game yet. I suppose we should discuss how we want the game to be played.

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Should be correct answerer stays on unless they decline or go AWOL for days.

Myself, no problem with people researching as soon as they want, given these are meant to be hard questions. I don’t even mind mentioning the answer can be found in the Rest in Peace thread, though no plans on narrowing it down to a year. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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

26 January 2023
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Thanks for the clarity Ron. Most trivia games by their nature don’t allow research, so I was a little hesitant. I’m blown away when someone a-hard-days-night-ringo-15knows the answers to some of these off the top of their head. For question #1, I was uploading this image when I realized that there is an unlikely Harrison song included.

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Merseyboys (aka The Brumbeats) album released 9/12/1964

So I’m going with:

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Keeley Smith album released 11/14/1964.

Still thinking about #2. The description is vaguely familiar…

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26 January 2023
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Ron Nasty said
Should be correct answerer stays on unless they decline or go AWOL for days.

Yes, I think so too.

Myself, no problem with people researching as soon as they want, given these are meant to be hard questions.

Yes, agreed.

My reasoning is:
* it serves to expand our knowledge, and I often discover unrelated new information when I’m searching for a particular topic
* this should keep the game moving – otherwise it could have become stuck on Ron’s question or the earlier question about the building demolished at the location of the Twist And Shout EP picture

I don’t even mind mentioning the answer can be found in the Rest in Peace thread, though no plans on narrowing it down to a year. a-hard-days-night-george-10

Congratulations to SB! Ron wrote a very interesting article about Keely Smith, who died in 2017, for the Rest in Peace thread at:
https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..2/#p281440
including links to her impressive versions of Please Please Me , This Girl, and A Hard Day’s Night .

I particularly like This Girl and her version of Can’t Buy Me Love :

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26 January 2023
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I like Keeley’s style as well Rich. I will say I’m glad that modern sensibilities allow artists to cover songs as written irregardless of the gender (or implied sexual identity).

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27 January 2023
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SB, I think it’s great that artists now generally have full freedom to keep to the standard lyrics or alter the lyrics as they wish; whereas back in 1964, Keely may have felt a kind of obligation to sing modified lyrics. I like Keely Smith’s ‘This Girl’, but I reckon it would have been preferable with the original lyrics and vowel tones.

The MonaLisa Twins are wonderful cover artists, and their version of This Boy is my favourite cover of that song. They have sometimes chosen to vary the lyrics of songs, and I think this works well with respect to Please Please Me :

For anyone who doesn’t know about the MonaLisa Twins, there’s a playlist of Beatles’ covers including Here Comes The Sun , Drive My Car , Nowhere Man , If I Fell , I’ll Be Back , Can’t Buy Me Love and several other songs. Playlist link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v….._2OjQUT6qw

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27 January 2023
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Yes, totally agree that FREEDOM is the operative word here!!!!apple01

For question #2, I believe the abandoned show’s name was:

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Read all about it in the book “A Is For Apple Vol. 2”. neil-aspinall

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