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Your most obscure, mildly interesting piece of beatle trivia.
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LikeASir
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16 October 2013 - 4.59pm

Discuss.

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

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parlance
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16 October 2013 - 5.02pm

What kind of examples are you thinking of? Because "Paul likes hummus mixed with marmite" is obscure and possibly mildly interesting but probably not what you're looking for.

parlance

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LikeASir
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16 October 2013 - 5.07pm

Well it's more of a funny thing rather than something serious, I've gotten bored of the serious revelations, it's time for something more mild. 

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

mccartneyalarm
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16 October 2013 - 5.13pm

The intruder who attacked George at Friar Park was Michael Abramson (possibly misspelled here). Olivia saved his life by hitting him over the head with a candle stick. Is that what you're after? Could be interesting topic.

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

mccartneyalarm
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16 October 2013 - 5.16pm

Sorry...my entry was very serious. You must be looking for things like the kind of toilet paper the band preferred or the brand of alarm clock used in A Day In The Life (and what time was it set for to go off?)

"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make."

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LikeASir
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16 October 2013 - 5.54pm

Yes, things like that :) , although that info about the attack was very interesting.

"White Album - My joint-fave Beatles album along with Revolver. They show the two sides of Beatles. Revolver's very controlled - even though it's also very innovative. The White Album's playful and almost ramshackle. It's like a scrapbook kept by a genius. Fantastic stuff."

Bungalow Bob
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16 October 2013 - 6.40pm

I grew up in Scranton, Pennsylvania. During the 1960s, Capital Records had a manufacturing plant in Scranton. My high school friend's father owned a printing company in Scranton, and he got the contract to print up millions of green apples for the Apple record label that was pasted on each actual disc. (Abbey Road was selling like hotcakes at this time.) My friend knew I was a Beatles' fan, and he casually invited me to stop by his father's printing shop, and I would be given a free sheet of green apples with no track listings on them. The print shop was a mile or so from my house, but for some odd reason... I never made the effort to go there. What was I thinking?

I've told this tale of woe to some people (obviously not Beatles fans), and they've said "Aw, what would you do with a sheet of green apples, anyway?"

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AppleScruffJunior
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16 October 2013 - 7.52pm

I know a lot of random stuff about Dhani Harrison:

 

He was a member of 'The Ghostbusters' for Halloween, one year

 

 

 

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vonbontee
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16 October 2013 - 9.06pm

"In late 1968, under the pseudonym of "Rainbo", Sissy Spacek recorded a novelty song titled '"John, You Went Too Far This Time"; the song proclaimed her disillusionment and shock over John Lennon, who on the cover of his newest album Two Virgins appeared in full-frontal nudity with his then-girlfriend Yoko Ono, shocking many fans."

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WETSRoosa
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16 October 2013 - 9.09pm

vonbontee said
"In late 1968, under the pseudonym of "Rainbo", Sissy Spacek recorded a novelty song titled '"John, You Went Too Far This Time"; the song proclaimed her disillusionment and shock over John Lennon, who on the cover of his newest album Two Virgins appeared in full-frontal nudity with his then-girlfriend Yoko Ono, shocking many fans."

 

Played it on the show, quite an interesting song. Sissy's actually a decent singer, and her daughter (the girlfriend from the Orange County movie from a decade (!) ago) Schuyler Fisk is a musician as well.

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Ron Nasty
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16 October 2013 - 9.36pm

Along the same lines, although only released as a promo single, in 1964 Phil Spector produced the song Ringo, I Love You for Bonnie Jo Mason. Bonnie Jo went on to become a little more famous as Cher.

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Bungalow Bob
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16 October 2013 - 9.59pm

mja6758 said
Along the same lines, although only released as a promo single, in 1964 Phil Spector produced the song Ringo, I Love You for Bonnie Jo Mason. Bonnie Jo went on to become a little more famous as Cher.

Cher spent several years of her youth in an orphanage one block from the house that I grew up in. That was in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the Capital Records plant was cranking out millions of Beatles' albums. I realize that this is mostly obscure and only mildly interesting, but I think this is the right thread to post such trivial drivel.

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16 October 2013 - 10.43pm

George had a particular species of plant called Kaili growing in his garden, he also liked to impress visitors by being able to say the Latin name of every plant in his garden :)

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INTROVERTS UNITE! Separately....in your own homes!

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Make Love, Not Wardrobes!

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"Stop throwing jelly beans at me"- George Harrison

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Ahhh Girl
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16 October 2013 - 11.52pm

I wasn't sure where to ask this question, but here might be a good place. Perhaps someone knows this piece of trivia. Someone the other day told me that each of the Beatles has a verse about them in "Come Together." Is this so? If so, which verse goes with which Beatle?

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vonbontee
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16 October 2013 - 11.59pm

I'm of the opinion that there's nothing to that theory at all, and that it's just some fans' interpretation. John Lennon has never confirmed anything of the sort. But the "bag productions" and "ono sideball" references could be taken as autobiographical. The "holy roller" would presumably be George, and Paul would be the one who wears no shoeshine since he's barefoot on the cover.

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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17 October 2013 - 12.00am

George, "holy roller"; Ringo, "monkey finger"; John, "Ono sideboard"; Paul, "Got to be good lookin'...". Roughly. Though I agree with vonbontee, just people trying to find things where there's nothing to find. Remember, it's also part of the "Paul Is Dead" myth.

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty

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17 October 2013 - 1.49am

mja6758 said
George, "holy roller"; Ringo, "monkey finger"; John, "Ono sideboard"; Paul, "Got to be good lookin'...". Roughly. Though I agree with vonbontee, just people trying to find things where there's nothing to find. Remember, it's also part of the "Paul Is Dead" myth.

One a-hard-days-night-john-2 and one a-hard-days-night-george-10and one a-hard-days-night-ringo-5 is three, right? 

"There's no such thing as bad student... only bad teacher."

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Ahhh Girl
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17 October 2013 - 1.56am

wetsroosa said

mja6758 said
George, "holy roller"; Ringo, "monkey finger"; John, "Ono sideboard"; Paul, "Got to be good lookin'...". Roughly. Though I agree with vonbontee, just people trying to find things where there's nothing to find. Remember, it's also part of the "Paul Is Dead" myth.

One a-hard-days-night-john-2 and one a-hard-days-night-george-10and one a-hard-days-night-ringo-5 is three, right? 

I'm almost sad now. *sniffs* My PAULIE is missing in this equation ahdn_paul_01.

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17 October 2013 - 2.29pm

"How I Won the War" wasn't the first time John wore National Health Service glasses on film. He wore them for his old man disguise in "Help!" According to the documentary in the DVD extras, the demand for the glasses jumped after the film was released.

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Bungalow Bob
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17 October 2013 - 3.41pm

parlance said
 ...John wore National Health Service glasses...

John had a friend who worked for the National Health, Doctor Robert.

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