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Beatles Book/Anthology Questions-- Test 2
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What was the controversial remark John lennon made in an interview with Maureen Cleave?
Beatles are more popular than Christ
What impressive information was included in the Japanese concert programs, which hadn't even been worked out in London?
Program was academic information and the title of every song they'd ever sung up to that time and its chart position
What caused the violent behavior by the crowds and police towards the Beatles during their stop in Manila?
Misunderstanding: Presidents wife invited/expected them but they said they didn't know they were invited
What did Prince Philip, the queen's husband, say about the Beatles in October, 1965?
They were "no the wane" (weakening)
In December, 1965 when "Day Tripper" came out and went direct to #1, it was the ---- consecutive Beatles record which had become #1 on the British charts
Where was the Beatles last ever live performance in America?
What was the "real reason" that the Beatles stopped touring according to Davies?
They hated touring: "dragging around the world, appearing publicly in a glass box, performing the same all the time"
Most of the Beatles newer songs were ---- for public performance because they studio effects and orchestration impossible to reproduce on stage
According to Paul, which concert in particular during their American tour convinced him to agree with the others that they should stop touring?
St. Louis, Missouri, 1966
Where did Paul holiday during the fall of 1966?
Paris, Bourdeaux, Louire, stopped at Chateau
in addition to keeping a journal of his trip, what did Paul make in France?
What type of cinema technique did Paul use when he made his movies in France?
How did Paul make soundtracks for his "silent" movies?
Record player and Synchronized (modern jazz quartet and Bach)
Where did Paul come up with the idea for sgt. Pepper?
on the flight back from Africa
Who were Johns "idols" meant for the Sgt. Pepper cover, which EMI wouldn't allow?
Hitler and Christ
Who's idea was it to use the "Sgt. Pepper" song as a reprise?
According to Paul, Strawberry field wasn't a dull and grimy place at all, it was a --- ----
"Penny Lane" may well have been Paul's version of a --- ---- written in response to "Strawberry Fields Forever"
What did the Beatles do on Jan 5, 1967 in order to contribute to the Carnival of Light Raves?
an experimental tape just under 14 mins long
What was the general attitude towards drug use while in the recording studio for the Beatles?
They didn't do anything that would blur their musical awareness (no alcohol, no heroin, no acid)
How did Dick Lester decide on the six songs that he chose for the film "Help"?
He chose the 6 that he thought had the most cinematic possibilities
What interesting musical event takes place at the end of "Ticket to Ride"?
changed the tempo
How did a song make it past the "beatles test"?
It had to be a unanimous "yes" by the band
What was the original name of the "help!" screenplay when it was first written by Marc Behm?
Eight arms to hold you
What was Paul's contribution in the making of the song "Help"?
Countermelody to John
"Im Down" was an ode to which of Paul's heroes?
Who is John Dunbar?
A friend of Peter Asher's: introduced Paul to the London avant-garde scene
Where did john meet John dunbar?
The Asher's house on Wimple street
Why is Dunbar important in the history of the Beatles?
Able to make connections? introduction to the london avant-garde scene
How did Marianne Faithfull meet Paul?
She was dating John Dunbar when they visited Wimpole St.
Who wrote "As tears go by" by Marianne?
Mick jagger and Keith Richards
What kinds of music was Paul exposed to at lennox gardens?
Blues, jazz, indian music & old blues
What were the musical creations that Paul brought lennox Gardens?
creating tapes and tape loops
Which Beatles song did Faithfull perform on the TV special "The Music of lennon and McCartney"?
John, Dunbar, Peter Asher, and Barry Miles started what art gallery/bookshop?
When did the Beatles arrive in the US?
1964, 7th Feb
Who did Ed Sullivan say sent the Beatles a telegram?
Elvis and Colonel Tom..?
At British Embassy in Washington, which Beatles gets his hair snipped?
When did the Beatles return from the US. to London?
22nd Feb 1964
What did the Beatles say was the only difference between the fans in Uk/US?
weren't at all only accents
Who made the film "running, jumping, standing stills?
Dick Lester (writer)- captured their personalities for their film- connected them with Alun Owen
Who wrote "A Cellarful of Noise"?
What is the title of John Lennon's 1st book?
"In His Own Write"
Who subbed for Ringo during 1964 world trade tour when he had his tonsils removed?
Where did Ringo meet up with the Beatles to resume?
After the premier of "Hard Days Night", what comedy group were the Beatles compared to?
How were the Beatles received when they returned to Liverpool in 1964?
Loved and treated them like heroes
How long does Ringo say the Beatles sets were during the 2nd world tour?
What does George Martin say ruined the live recording of the Hollywood bowl performance?
the screams, "like putting the mic next to a jet"
How do the Beatles view Bob Dylan?
What is the meaning of life according to Paul?
There are seven levels...
Where was the only place the Beatles could find peace, according to George?
specifically the bathroom- alone in hotel rooms watching tv- hearing screams
Why was George slow to start writing his own songs?
no one to collaborate with (Lennon and McCartney were a duo)
What does vox do to help the beatles be heard by such a large crowd?
100 watt amps; hooked up to the PA system
Why was the beatles Shea Stadium concert considered a milestone in rock history?
1st big open air show; 55,000 people
What does John do to ease tension of playing to such a large crowd for the first time?
Where do Beatles meet Elvis Presley? What was Elvis doing when they arrived?
Bel Air; playing fender bass
How does Johns recollection of meeting Elvis differ from the others?
He remembers jamming with Elvis
What about Elvis does Ringo find disheartening?
1- tried to kick B's out of the US (friends with CIA)
2-wasnt making music; crew would follow him around
What are some of the negative effects of Beatlemania on Beatles themselves?
People used it as an excuse to go mad; beatles mad to hang out in hotels
Dangerous, out of hand ppl/police
no noise: their playing didn't matter
What album marks turning point in Beatles creativity as songwriters and musicians? Why?
How does George get into the sitar? What's the first song he uses the sitar on?
during the film "Help!", there was a sitar on set, 3rd time he heard of Ravi Shankar he sought it/him out
How does the photo of beatles on Rubber Soul album get its unique "warped" look?
Bob Freeman took mugshots of them, while he was displaying them on a piece of cardboard, the cardboard fell back and warped their faces, they liked that better than the normal
Why were George and Ringo reticent at first to bring their own songs into the studio?
Hard to bring songs in when theres Lennon+McCartney, problem= presenting, shyness didn't last long though
What song from Revolver does George Martin consider a great innovation?
Tomorrow Never Knows
As the Beatles began innovating in the studio performing live became more difficult? Why?
couldn't reproduce on stage
How were the Beatles introduced to LSD?
George ,Patti, and Lennon, Cynthia, hung out with George's dentist who slipped it in their coffee
Which beatle was frightened at first about LSD?
What do the beatles do in lieu of making TV appearances to promote their songs? What does this promotion technique give rise to about 15 years later?
made their own promo videos, gave rise to music videos
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