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What was happening in Liverpool on Oct. 9, 1940, the day that John Lennon was born?
Heavy air raid (WWII
After the incident when John was asked to choose between staying with his father Fred, or going with his mother Julia, who did John end up living with?
As a child, John was passionate about which two books
Alice in Wonderland, Wind in the Willows.
Who were John's two closest friends at Dovetail Primary School
"Ivan Vaughan and Pete Shotton,
When John was almost 13, his Uncle George passed away. At that point, who became more involved in his life
His mother, Julia
Who was the first person to teach John chords on his guitar
His mother, Julia
On June 15, 1956, Ivan Vaughan brought a friend of his to see the Quarrymen. Who did he bring
According to Michael, what did Paul become obsessed with after his mother died
Of all the Beatles' fathers, only Paul's father had experience as what
Paul's best impression was of which American Rock and Roll musician
John let Paul join the Quarrymen because, "he was good...[and] he also looked like
George is the ____(age) of the four Beatles.
Which of George's parents actively supported his individualism
Who was George's first musical influence
George's first audition turned into his first full gig at the ...?
British Legion Club
George's performance of which song led John to consider him for the Quarrymen?
What did John admire about Stuart Sutcliffe? He was a great ___
When John finally asked Cynthia out on a date, what did she say to him
she was engaged.
Why did Bruno Koschmider turn to Britain to find Rock & Roll acts for his clubs in Hamburg?
America was too expensive
___________ was the first British rock musician to work for Bruno
In the end, why did Jim McCartney decide that it was okay for Paul to go to Hamburg?
Paul was level headed and made more money than him.
Over the two year period that the Beatles spent working in Hamburg, how many hours were spent on stage performing?
While the Beatles were working in the Indra Club, where did they sleep?
What did Bruno mean when he said "mach schau!" to the Beatles
make a show, lads
Greased hair, leather jackets, rebels
Short for existentialist, more jazz type, they were students and artists rebellious in a intellectual way. Dark clothes, turtle neck sweaters, tight coruroys. Short leather jackets rather then the long rocker type. Hair brushed forward not slicked back. Cool, disengaged, no visible show of emotion.
The Indra and the Kaiserkeller were clubs on whose turf
Who were the three German art students that braved the dangerous environment in the Kaiserkeller to see the Beatles perform
klaus voorman, Astrid Kirchen, Jurgen Vollmer
What did John Lennon affectionately call Astrid
the german brigitte bardot
Back in Liverpool, what gig was considered a turning point in the Beatles career and showed the first signs of Beatlemania to come
Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
Who became the Beatles driver when they became too busy in Liverpool to get themselves around town
He was an independent record producer in Hamburg who discovered Tony Sheridan and the Beatles at the Top Ten Club.
Tony Sheridan and the Beat Bros.' single "My Bonnie" was released on what record label
By the time the Beatles returned from their first stint in Hamburg, how many beat groups were working in Liverpool
How many times did the Beatles perform at the Cavern between Feb. 9, 1961 and Aug. 3, 1963
For how long did Brian Epstein scout the Beatles at the Cavern Club before he offered them a management contract
Why does Dick Rowe at Decca Records pass on the Beatles
guitars groups were out of date
Who was John's inspiration when he wrote "Please Please Me"
With which Beatle was Mal Evans friends with at first
Why was Brian Epstein annoyed when Raymond Jones asked for the "My Bonnie" single?
It was made by a backup band
What was Brian's ridged rule about customers in his stores
no customer should ever be turned away
When Brian first saw the Beatles at the Cavern, what was his main complaint?
They were not very tidy and not very clean. They smoked as they played and they ate and talked and pretended to hit each other. They turned their backs on the audience and shouted at people and laughed at their private jokes"... He still recognized their special talents and their "personal magnetism" with the fans.
What does Allan Williams tell Brian about the Beatles
They're nice boys, but they'll let you down all the time
When Brian took over the Beatles' booking work from Pete Best, he made a rule that they would never play for less than
15 pounds a night
Which Beatle regretted the smartening up of their act
How old was Ringo when his father and mother separated
3 years old
How old was Ringo when he first learned to read?Who taught him?
Age 7; Marie Maguire
How old was Ringo when he fell ill the second time? How long did he stay?
13 , two years
Where did Ringo first play a drum
The hospital ward band
Why did Ringo decide to join the Beatles after considering other offers
How did Ringo and Maureen meet
She was a crazy fan girl
George Martin taught himself how to play the piano by ear, and by 16 he was running his own ...
school dance band
After serving in the Fleet Air Arm during World War II, George Martin spent three years at the...
guildhall school of music
George Martin, while working for Parlophone in the 1950's, made a new niche in the record business with what kind of record
What two genres revealed a huge new teenage market for records?
The first play of "Love Me Do" over the airwaves was on what radio station
Dick James ended up at Parlophone in 1952 as a singer. Who was the A & R man that he worked with
On what London TV show did Dick James get the Beatles an appearance in order to become their music publisher?
Thank your Lucky Stars
Which "signature trick" does Miles say Lennon and McCartney used when writing the lyrics for "It Won't Be Long"
Which song, originally written for Ringo by John and Paul, became the Rolling Stones' first top ten record?
I wanna be your man
Who's photographs did the Beatles show to Robert Freeman when they were brainstorming the cover for With the Beatles?
According to United Artist producer Walter Shenson, why did United Artists "need a film" of the Beatles
to get a soundtrack album
Who suggested that Alan Owen should be the screenwriter for "A Hard Day's Night
Which song does Paul suggest may have been based on an affair, or an argument John had with Cynthia
"Tell Me Why"
How many rooms did the Lennon's estate at Kenwood have
What did Maureen Cleave call John Lennon? The ___ person in England.
What does Paul call the accidental feedback featured at the beginning of "I Feel Fine"
What unique position do the Beatles records hold in September, 1963
They had the top-selling LP "Please Please Me"
They had the top selling EP "Twist and Shout"
top selling single "She Loves You"
What happens at the London Palladium that makes the Beatles front page news
When did the Beatles first become aware of their increased popularity
On October 31, when they arrived back at London Airport from Sweden. When they arrived back at London Airport from Sweden thousands of screaming fans had been waiting for hours.
What does John say at the Royal Command Performance that makes the papers the next day
"Those upstairs, just rattle your jewelry".
What about Beatlemania worried Brian Epstein that had destroyed many artists before?
becoming over exposed
What was John's attitude concerning press conferences
it was all a joke
What did Richard Buckle of the Sunday Times write about Lennon and McCartney?
greatest composers since Beethoven
Who is Pattie Boyd and how did she met George? Met during filming____
Hard Day's Night, actress in the film and model
Who attended the U.K. premier of "A Hard Day's Night"?
Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon
How did the Beatles feel about their unparalleled fame.
They felt both ___ and ___
Which of the Beatles was most startled by his sudden fame
What were some of their early rock n roll influences:songs, artists
"Searching" by the Coasters, "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and the Comets, Lonnie Dunnegan, Buddy Holly,"the singing brakeman" by Jimmy Rogers, Elvis, Churck Berry
What about Buddy Holly turned the Beatles on
the fact that he wrote his own songs and singing/playing style
Why was Elvis so important
he was the king of rock and roll
What was the name of John's high school band
The Quarrymen Skiffle Group
Where did John & Paul meet
Garden Fete (grammar school
What song did Paul play backstage that impressed John
"25 Rock" by Eddie Cockran
What was the name of the first song the Beatles ever recorded
"That'll Be The Day" by Buddy Holly (cover)
What band did Ringo play in before the Beatles
Rory Storm and The Hurricanes
What was Allan Williams
their manager in Liverpool
Where does Ringo meet the Beatles
Indra Club in Hamburg
Who takes over on bass guitar when Stuart sutcliffe leaves the band
What's the name of the club where Brian Epstein meets the Beatles for the first time
The Cavern Club
How does Brian Epstein clean up the Beatles' image
He talked them out of their leather suits and into nice looking suits
Why was George Martin probably a good fit for the Beatles
--They helped each other learn because of George Martin's extensive musical background
-- he knew their charisma was enough
-- he provided the drummer
What happens to Ringo when they go to record love me do
he was told no by George Martin and replaced by Andy White
What song does George Martin pick for the Beatles' next song
"how do you do"
What song is released as their next single & why
"please please me" was more complex
Why were liverpool fans upset about "please please me" when it hit #1
because they knew the beatles would popularize very soon and they would no longer belong to liverpool
Because they realized the Beatles were going to be so big/good they were going to leave Liverpool
Who hosted "the saturday club" when the beatles went on
Who did the beatles share some of their bill with in Britain
Jerry & the Pacemakers
Gerry and the Pacemakers
Beatles record _____ as John's voice gives out
Twist and Shout
John and Paul wrote _____ for the rolling stones
I wanna be your man
Why does george feel sorry for Elvis
He's a 1-man show
Who hosted "The Saturday club" when the Beatles were featured
When Please Please Me hits #1 on the charts several fans are upset about it. Why
They knew they weren't going to belong to Liverpool anymore
Who were the Beatles roadies
Neil Aspinal, Mal Evans
Who was the Beatles press officer
Who was the Beatles Photographer
Who were the small labels they worked with
Swan & VeeJay
What U.S. record label released "I wanna hold your hand"
Which record label did the Beatles eventually hit a #1 album with in the U.S
Why is their first Hamburg gig cut short?
They're deported b/c George is underage
What club did Allan Williams own?
their first manager
where did the name come from?
Buddy Holly and the Crickets is where they got the
Beat Music was Rock Music in England
SO they called themselves the Beatles
They were the silver Beatles for a while but then they weren't really after that
roughest gangsters in liverpool, used to beat up the Beatles a lot, got their first rough and rebellious look from these people
the casbah club
Pete Best's mom didn't want him going out to the club scene so she started a club in her basement called the -----------
He was the house drummer since it was his house and the Beatles needed a drummer so he'd play with them everytime in his basement and that's how he got the gig to drum with them later on
Jane Asher (Paul's Girlfriend)
Ringo Dates Maureen Cox
What was significant about the album "A Hard Day's Night"
first album of the beatles where all of songs were originals
Different releases: One in UK, one in US
Paul: "First song I ever impressed myself with"
And I Love Her
He was brought into the band b/c he looked like James Dean, but he couldn't even play the guitar