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BEATLES TRIVIA

1) What was the last song John Lennon played for a paying audience?


John Lennon played "I Saw Her Standing There" at Madison Square Garden on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1974, when he took the stage at an Elton John concert. It was the last song Lennon would ever perform for a paid audience. Elton released this version as the B-side of "Philadelphia Freedom" the following year. This was the only live duet ever recorded between Elton John and John Lennon, who were good friends.

2) Who was the first Beatle to get married?


John Lennon became the first Beatle to "settle down" when he married Cynthia Powell on August 23, 1962, after finding out she was pregnant. He would later divorce her and marry Yoko Ono.

3) Which Beatle crossed Abbey Road first?


John was the first Beatle to cross Abbey Road in the famous album cover. The photograph was taken at approximately 11:35 AM on Friday, August 8, 1969. A British Bobby held up traffic for 10 minutes as six pictures were taken.

4) What Beatles song was written for Mia Farrow's sister?


The Beatles met Mia and Prudence Farrow while visiting the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the summer of 1967. Prudence became obsessed with the meditative process and spent almost all of her free time in meditation. The others began to worry about her, and John Lennon wrote "Dear Prudence" as a plea for her to "come out and play" with the rest of the group. She did.

5) What was the working title of "Yesterday"?


While touring in Paris, Paul McCartney tumbled out of bed one morning and found the tune to "Yesterday" in his head. At first, he thought he must have heard it somewhere before. He used the working title "Scrambled Eggs" until he could figure out the lyrics.

6) Who was the original drummer for the Beatles?


Pete Best was the original drummer for the Beatles, performing with the band during its formative years in the early 1960s. He was replaced by Ringo Starr only a few days before The Beatles recorded their first hit single, "Love Me Do."

7) What Beatles song was taken from the Broadway musical The Music Man?


"Till There Was You" was written in 1957 for the Broadway musical The Music Man by songwriter Meredith Willson. Paul McCartney loved show tunes and wanted to cover it.

8) Who was "Got to Get You Into My Life" written about?


Paul McCartney actually wrote "Got to Get You Into My Life" as an ode to Marijuana. He says, "I kind of liked marijuana and to me it seemed it was mind-expanding, literally mind-expanding. So 'Got To Get You Into My Life' is really a song about that. It's not to a person, it's actually about pot."

9) What is the only song John Lennon recorded completely by himself during his time with The Beatles?


Lennon recorded "Julia" entirely by himself. It is the only song he recorded completely on his own during his time with The Beatles..

10) Who took Ringo's place on drums when he temporarily quit the band during the recording of The White Album?


Things were tense when The Beatles were working on The White Album, and at one point Ringo walked out of the recording session, briefly quitting the band. During his absence, Paul McCartney played drums on several songs. When Ringo returned, there were flowers waiting for him on his drum kit.

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