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Miscellaneous questions about the Beatles
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The vocals on the Hey Jude  video(s) are live, but they are playing to a backing track, as with Revolution . Paul sings along to his studio vocal during the first half while going into full-on ad-libs during the second.

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The Beatles did perform 'Act Naturally ' in 1965 (it was ditched after Shea during the '65 US tour but resumed for the December UK tour). By the time of the 1966 tours The Beatles had pretty much given up learning anything new with only 'Paperback Writer ', the latest single, being the only truly new track added to the set list (they'd performed 'Rock And Roll Music ' probably hundreds of times previously without piano (see the BBC rendition which is almost identical to it live except it hasn't been shortened)). 

The 1966 US tour began on the 12th August, 'Revolver ', their brand new album, had been issued 4 days earlier. It may have been difficult to learn the tracks but they had no interest in doing so; with everything else going on they wanted it done with as soon as possible.

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So it's 12 August here and I'm prepping posts for my fp page.  Today is the day -back in 1960- of the Best audition.  Seemed curious that a lot of websites state that, at this time, the band was still called The Silver Beatles.  Granted, some even say they left for Hamburg the next day, but I seem to recall it was a couple days later (the 16th).  At any rate, the issue of the name sticks.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1.....y-drummer/

This article contains a letter written by McCartney on the same date (12 August) and he signs the letter "..of The Beatles."  So seems safe to assume this is also the same day that the band became simply "The Beatles."

Have I got it right?  Auspicious day, then?

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C.R.A. said
So it's 12 August here and I'm prepping posts for my fp page.  Today is the day -back in 1960- of the Best audition.  Seemed curious that a lot of websites state that, at this time, the band was still called The Silver Beatles.  Granted, some even say they left for Hamburg the next day, but I seem to recall it was a couple days later (the 16th).  At any rate, the issue of the name sticks.

https://www.beatlesbible.com/1.....y-drummer/

This article contains a letter written by McCartney on the same date (12 August) and he signs the letter "..of The Beatles."  So seems safe to assume this is also the same day that the band became simply "The Beatles."

Have I got it right?  Auspicious day, then?  

I wonder what would be more interesting, if it were Ringo or Charlie Watts.

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sgtpepper63 said

I wonder what would be more interesting, if it were Ringo or Charlie Watts.  

I'm sorry; what?

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C.R.A. said

I'm sorry; what?  

Sgt Pepper is wondering what if it had been Ringo or Charlie who were offered the opportunity to audition. 

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Not a question we can answer, but pondering it is interesting.

With Ringo now having a great-grandbaby, I started to wonder how long descendents of Beatles will roam this earth.

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Not a question we can answer, but pondering it is interesting.

With Ringo now having a great-grandbaby, I started to wonder how long descendents of Beatles will roam this earth.

To find out an estimate, we would have to look at average fertility rate and how many people don't vs do have children.

If we go 1000 years in the future, would they still be related to Beatles?

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I say they would be.

Do we count the "un-official" Beatles offspring? With he hush-money kids running around, we will probably really never know the answer to this question.

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Ahhh Girl said
Not a question we can answer, but pondering it is interesting.

With Ringo now having a great-grandbaby, I started to wonder how long descendents of Beatles will roam this earth.  

Well I don't know about Paul and Richard, but I don't think John or George's genes are going to be passed down any further considering none of their children have children, and they're all getting pretty old so chances are they never will. 

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Do we count the "un-official" Beatles offspring? With he hush-money kids running around, we will probably really never know the answer to this question.  

I personally would not count those children. Who is to say that all of those children are even legitimately offspring of the boys? Some of those people were probably just looking to make some bank or get some attention.

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I do think some of them really are Beatles offspring.

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Ahhh Girl said
With Ringo now having a great-grandbaby, I started to wonder how long descendents of Beatles will roam this earth.  

Well, with Ringo being a great-grandfather, he's already gotten Shakespeare beat, if that means anything. 

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With Ringo now having a great-grandbaby, I started to wonder how long descendents of Beatles will roam this earth.

To find out an estimate, we would have to look at average fertility rate and how many people don't vs do have children.

If we go 1000 years in the future, would they still be related to Beatles?  

 

And would Beatles fans that far in the future consider themselves 39th or 40th generation Beatles fans?

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I've been wondering about the LOVE version of Strawberry Fields Forever .  Where does the acoustic part at the beginning come from?  Is it some alternate take that never surfaced?  It certainly isn't from Anthology.  Anyone know where this alternate SSF came from, and if so, is it available somewhere?

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It's one of the acoustic demo's from Kenwood and will be on 'It's Not Too Bad' or any of the countless bootlegs that chronicle the creation of 'Strawberry Fields Forever '. 

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This is one of the the biggest mysteries for me about The Beatles which I've never been able to clear up. If Pete Best's drumming was inconsistent/poor as some of the evidence suggests, how could The Beatles have got to the stage where they were regarded as the hottest band in Liverpool?  I have played in bands and I always think of the drummer as the foundations that everything else is built upon. So if the drummer is shaky so is everything else. I've heard many local bands live where the drummer has been not up to scratch and it has a massive negative effect on the overall sound. It doesn't matter how well the other members play you can not get past it.

So why does this incongruity exist?

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You might find this thread worth a read, @Leppo. It discusses Pete's technical ability, among other issues.

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Thanks Ron Nasty I'll have a read.

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Here's a thread you might be interested in, @limitlessundyinglove.

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Did Mimi ever visit John in New York? Did she ever meet Sean? Did she have any contact with John's kids after John's death?

And why could John go to Japan and visit Yoko's family but he couldn't go back to England to visit his family?

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