The Beatles FAQ

Fun stuff about the Fab Four. Linked to The Beatles Teaching Pack

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Why did The Beatles sack Pete Best?

'We were cowards when we sacked him'  John Lennon

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When did George Harrison stop taking LSD? Why?

The Beatles famously brought LSD to public attention. Less well known is that George Harrison became rapidly disillusioned about the effects of the drug on young people exposed to it.
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

What was The Beatles first single?

George Martin wanted The Beatles first single to be  How Do You Do It, a Tin Pan Alley song which he felt had commercial potential.
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Who was excluded from the Sergeant Pepper album cover?

There are 87 people and props on the cover of Sergeant Pepper
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Thursday, 27 April 2017

What is the most recorded song?

Wimpole Street 
“I woke up with a lovely tune in my head.  I thought, ‘That’s great, I wonder what that is?’  There was an upright piano next to me, to the right of the bed by the window.  
I got out of bed, sat at the piano, found G, found F sharp minor 7th – and that leads you through then to B to E minor, and finally back to E.  It all leads forward logically.  I liked the melody a lot but because I’d dreamed it I couldn’t believe I’d written it. 

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10 fun facts about Yesterday?

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

How many Beatles songs can you see?

Graphic designer Viktor Hertz has created a remarkable tribute to The Beatles. Each pictogram represents a song. 

How many Beatles songs can you identify?

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Who was the tallest Beatle?

The official record has Lennon, McCartney and Harrison as the same height: 5'11". Ringo Starr is 5'8". But the height question remains surprisingly controversial and many feel that these figures are a little generous:
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Monday, 3 April 2017

Why did the Beatles stop performing live?

We were the best live band in the world before we were famous. Nobody could touch us  John Lennon. 
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