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Beatles Trivia – Hard
7 February 2023
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Happy to let you have it @Richard as I’m still a little brain dead.

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8 February 2023
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OK, neww question:

During the rooftop performance, there is a piece of artwork positioned close to Ringo’s left leg. Who painted it, how did it come to be displayed here, and who acquired it afterwards?

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8 February 2023
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I’ve read this story somewhere but can’t quite recall the details. a-hard-days-night-paul-7See if it comes back to me before one of our distinguished Beatle Profs tunes in.DdMhRSXUwAAUm97.jpgImage Enlarger

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12 February 2023
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Hey Richard! Great question.

 

The painting is by Tom Newman who was trying to get into Apple to show them his paintings. It just happened to be the day the Beatles played the rooftop. While he was outside drumming up courage to go in, he ran into a photographer friend who was filming the event and who had asked him to help carry his gear onto the rooftop. He placed it there himself in hope of selling it. He later went on to be a producer for Mike Oldfield.

The painting was bought by Neil Aspinall. 

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12 February 2023
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Yes, that’s perfect, Nicko.john-lennon-salute_gif

As well as being an aspiring artist, Tom Newman was in the British psychedelic band called July. He can be seen wearing a maroon jacket in some of the film footage and photos, including retrieving the painting after the performance.

Over to you, @Nicko, for the next question.

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paul-mccartney-facepalm_gif Now I remember!

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27 February 2023
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Would you like to post a new question, @Nicko? paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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26 April 2023
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If you would like to post a new question, @Nicko, it would still be very welcome. apple01

In the meantime, let’s continue with:

According to “a contemporary of the Beatles”, what’s the name of the “pretty nurse” in Penny Lane ?

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I’d guess Mary, because I’m pretty sure Paul based the character on his mother. Buuuuut I could be wrong! 

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That’s a very good suggestion, strawberry64 – but, according to Stan Williams (“a contemporary of the Beatles”), it was someone else.

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Beth Davidson

The contemporary person: Stan Williams

https://forums.stevehoffman.tv…..rse.38943/

Beth loved performing and her friend’s father built a stage, complete with lights and seats, in the back yard where the girls would perform in front of an invited audience.

Beth went on to marry Lennon’s best friend from childhood, Pete Shotton.

Sadly Beth died at the age of 35 leaving a son behind.

Other articles

https://www.thefreelibrary.com…..+childhood…-a0187823279

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/ne…..years.html

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Yes, that’s right, @Ahhh Girl! john-lennon-salute_gif

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11 May 2023
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I have to get a book at home tonight for my question.

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What is the neighbor’s name who taught Ringo how to read and write?

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14 May 2023
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I’m sure I have read this neighbour’s name, but I don’t recall the name unfortunately.

I’ll wait a while (to see if anyone else knows) before tracking down the information.

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Marie Maguire Crawford

Ringo received several years of twice-weekly tutoring from this neighbour.

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Yes, @Richard, she knew him when…

I got the info from the Ringo biography by Michael Starr (who stopped by the forum when the book was coming out https://www.beatlesbible.com/f…..r/#p170569 and a few more posts in that thread)

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Which song written by Paul and Linda McCartney was a minor hit for Rod Stewart (with Paul singing backing vocals on the recording) in the U.S.?

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