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Sgt. Peppers Lonely hearts club band
Most psychedelic Beatles LP. Released at the start of "the Summer of Love." Paul McCartney takes charge as the main driving force of the group. Gigantic leap in album production and packaging.
-soundtrack to the summer of love
-#1 UK 27 weeks
-#1 US 15 weeks
Magical mystery tour
Soundtrack to the ill-fated psychedelic movie directed by the Beatles (read: Paul).
Regarded by some as "Sgt. Pepper Lite," yet contains some real gems. Only 6 songs;
released as a double EP in Britain but a full 11-song LP in the U.S.
2 LPs; 30 songs. Sprawling landscape of song styles and production. The Return of
John Lennon as Dominant Creative Force. Odd mix of solo and band tracks;
beginning to reflect the friction developing in the group. Geoff Emerick quits; George
Martin goes on holiday.
Yoko ono and john become a couple
Soundtrack to the successful animated movie. Unlike any other Beatles LP, only 4
new songs (orphans not destined for a "real" Beatles album) padded out by old hits
and George Martin's orchestral music.
Last Beatles LP recorded. Return of George Martin and Geoff Emerick yield
magnificent musical results. Each Beatle excels.
Ringos first drum solo
-Sales increased because the Paul is dead rumor
-Biggest seller in the US
-Last time all four beatles were in studio together
let it be
Originally titled "Get Back," as in "getting back" to live performance. No overdubbing
or production allowed. Filmed rehearsals wind up showing a group in disintegration.
After sitting in the vaults for a year, Phil "Wall Of Sound" Spector is hired to
complete the album.
is an audio process that combines two copies of the same signal , with the second delayed slightly, to produce a swirling effect. "ken's flanger"
-lucy in the sky with diamonds and Good morning good morning
June 1, 1967
When was Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts club band LP released
A primitive sampling keyboard that play magnetic tapes (strings, flutes, brass, choir); heard in strawberry fields forever (1966)
psychedelic elements mixed with a strong sense of nostalgia; backwards tapes, orchestral instruments, exotic sounds, cryptic mutterings, fade in and outs, surreal lyrics
vocals speeded up; lucy in the sky with diamonds
George Harrisons electric guitar in Lucy in the sky with diamonds
-spiritual guru to the beatles
Dies in 1967 from an apparent accidental drug overdose at age 32
Don't Pass me by
Ringo's first song ever
phrase from Jimmy Scott, Nigerian conga player (Life goes on)
-written by paul
Back in the USSR
Ringo feels like an outside and the other beatles record the song without him with paul on drums
steps in for George Martin while he does away on a month long holiday
1969, the beatles last public performance
2nd most covered Beatles song
Written by george
Classic guitar solo by George
-On Abbey Road
Here comes the sun
Written in Eric Clapton's garden by George while he was "playing hooky" from Apple corps business meetings
-on abbey road
Written by ringo on a yacht in Sardinia
-octopuses collect stones and create gardens
-on abbey road
Written by John
-Timothy Leary's campaign slogan against Ronald Reagan
Ringo's first and only drum solo; abbey road
Hired by john and george to complete the Let it Be album
Paul announces beatles are finished
What orchestral instrument is the featured solo in "Penny Lane?"
Strawberry Fields Forever
What Beatles recording comprises two separate takes of the song, originally in different tempos and keys, spliced together so seamlessly that, given the technology available at the time, is either a work of stunning ingenuity, a miracle, or both.
mix down to another 4-track tape machine and start recording on it
When the Beatles would run out of tracks on a 4-track tape machine, they would have to
George Martin and Geoff Emerick went to the movies and showed up late
What curious event occurred during one of the recording sessions for "Strawberry Fields Forever"?
What principal architect of the Beach Boys' sound was a huge influence on Paul McCartney in 1966?
What 1966-67 Beatles song was built up layer upon layer, starting with a solo piano performance by Paul McCartney?
a Salvation Army home in Liverpool
"Strawberry Fields" is a reference to
The Beatles' final paid concert performance occurred in
Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
What song was directly inspired by an antique circus poster?
A Day In The Life
What is the last song on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP?
A Day In The Life
What song contains a massive orchestral build-up achieved by recording a group of musicians going from their lowest to highest note and recording it multiple times?
All You Need Is Love
This song's recording session was broadcast live via the first international satellite transmission in 1967.
What is the "lead" instrument on the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP?
When I'm Sixty-Four
Sounding like a vaudeville classic from the 1920s, this Paul McCartney song actually dates back to early Cavern Club gigs, a tune they would play when the "amps broke down."
the music following the rhythm of the words
Most of John Lennon's songs from this period continue his songwriting trait of
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
What Sgt. Pepper song alternates between a dream-like 3/4 waltz in the verse and a heavy 4/4 beat in the chorus?
During a recording session for which song did John Lennon accidentally take LSD?
Within You, Without You
Which Beatles track combines traditional Indian instruments with Western symphonic instruments in an "East meets West" fashion?
Good Morning, Good Morning
Which song had a parade of animals at the end, each "capable of devouring or frightening its predecessor"?
She's Leaving Home
The entire backing for this Sgt. Pepper song is an orchestral score composed by an outside arranger, not George Martin.
The leslie speaker
The gurgling effect used on George Harrison's guitar in "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds," which became a signature Harrison/Beatles sound, was achieved by using
loud, distorted electric guitars
Which of these is NOT an essential element of British "pastoral" psychedelia?
With A Little Help From My Friends
This song was written 50/50 by Paul and John specifically for Ringo's lead vocal feature on the Sgt. Pepper LP.
Only A Northern Song
Which song reflects George Harrison's unhappiness with his publishing agreement?
Which project's soundtrack was considered a low priority and a repository for sub-standard Beatles songs?
Blue Jay Way
The song which contained all manner of psychedelic effects, including flanging, backwards sounds, and voices through a Leslie speaker, to create a swirling sonic picture of thick fog.
It's All Too Much
Which fuzzy, electric George Harrison composition contained a wry line aimed at the "part-time hippies" or "day trippers" who were only concerned with finding enlightenment/spirituality because it was hip and trendy?
"John, what the hell do you expect me to do with this?"
George Martin's initial reaction to "I Am The Walrus" was
I Am The Walrus
What Beatles composition started life as an echo of an English police siren?
John Lennon bulldozed the Lady Madonna promo video session by instead insisting on recording this brand-new composition.
The piano riff of this song was, at the least, influenced by, if not based on, a 1956 recording of Bad Penny Blues originally produced by none other than George Martin.
The police raid on John and Cynthia's house in Kenwood
Which of the following was NOT a factor in the Beatles discontinuing the use of psychedelic drugs?
The Fool On The Hill
Paul McCartney played the recorder on this exquisite track from Magical Mystery Tour.
Magical Mystery Tour
What project's music soundtrack was a runaway success, while the accompanying movie was mercilessly panned by the critics?
Across The Universe
What underrated John Lennon composition was inexplicably rejected and shelved after its recording was completed in early 1968?
This Paul McCartney-written single, which spent 7 weeks at the top of the U.K. charts over Christmas 1967, wound up infuriating John Lennon.
The Inner Light
This song, the third and final of his Indian-styled compositions, earned George Harrison his first B-side on a Beatles single.
What song was written to be "the loudest, raunchiest, most ridiculous rock record ever"?
The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
What song with an animal-activist slant to it featured Yoko Ono on a cameo lead vocal?
Who played the weeping guitar solo on the aptly-named "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"?
Why Don't We Do It In The Road?
What song did Paul record with only Ringo on drums, playing all of the other instruments and hurting John's feelings in the process?
Who is the proud author of a song from the Beatles double LP that was a #1 single in Scandanavia?
What song, using the finger-style "Travis picking," was written for a female in distress at the Maharishi's ashram in India?
Who is Sexy Sadie?
What was the A-side of the first single issued by the Beatles' Apple Records?
John Lennon's son Julian was the inspiration for two Beatles songs recorded in 1968: Paul's "Hey Jude" and this one by John.
Happiness Is A Warm Gun
What song is actually four separate songs cobbled together into one, drifting through different time signatures and moods, prefiguring the extended song medley on Abbey Road?
The song John claimed Paul and George "made [him] speed up for a single" after he himself had slowed it down.
Which song is unusual for its length (over 7 minutes), including an extended mantra-like chant fade-out?
Ob - la - di, Ob - la - da
John Lennon was either aggravated or in a jovial mood when he bounded into the studio and improvised a key-smashing piano intro to this ska-beat song of Paul's.
I Want You (She's So Heavy)
This song, the longest one ever recorded by the Beatles (excluding Revolution 9, which is technically not a "song"), could've gone on forever had its composer not ordered the tape to be slashed, jarring the listener into complete and total silence.
Who did we see jamming with the Beatles during the Get Back sessions, replacing George Harrison after he (temporarily) quit the group ?
This song originally sported lyrics which parodied anti-immigrant attitudes in the U.K.; John swore later that the lyrics were actually aimed at Yoko Ono.
You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)
Regarded as one of the most oddball Beatle recordings - part genre mash-up and part comedy skit, this track was lying dormant for years until John and Paul finished it off together in 1969.
The Ballad of John And Yoko
Which "musical reporting" song was John so hot to record that only he and Paul wound up playing on the record?
What song was inspired by Yoko playing Beethoven on the piano?
Who played keyboards on "Get Back?"
What song's lyrics are almost verbatim from a 1603 poem by Thomas Dekker?
What song was thrown out of the "Long Medley" but ultimately rescued from oblivion by an over-cautious engineer who tacked it onto the end of the master tape?
On what song did Paul come into the studio early each day to sing, in order to get "a rough feel" on his voice?
The new instrument that "landed" in the midst of the Abbey Road sessions, used extensively throughout the album.
Paul is dead, man, miss him, miss him, miss him
A bit of gibberish between two "White Album" tracks, when played backwards, was purported to say
I me mine
This song (by the group's lead guitarist) is the last song the Beatles recorded for release while they were still together officially as a group.
What did Phil Spector include between many of the Let It Be tracks?
Two Of Us
What breezy, acoustic song featuring Paul and John harmonizing together is actually about Paul and Linda?
Which ex-Beatle, seemingly indifferent to musical trends, released an LP of Tin Pan Alley standards in 1970 ("I did it for me Mum")?
This snappy Plastic Ono Band single, written and recorded in one day, was essentially Phil Spector's audition for the job of producing and assembling the Let It Be LP.
You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
John wanted to release this, one of the most oddball Beatle recordings ever, as a Plastic Ono Band single. It wound up instead as the last official Beatles B-side.
My Sweet Lord
This song was the first #1 single (on both sides of the Atlantic!) from an ex-Beatle after the dissolution of the group.
Across The Universe
What previously-rejected song from 1968 was rescued for Let It Be as it was briefly seen being performed in the film?
The long and winding road
Onto what song did Phil Spector overdub a lavish orchestra and choir which offended George Martin and outraged its composer Paul McCartney?
Sgt. Peppers Lonely heart club band, Magical Mystery tour, White album, yellow submarine, abbey road, let it be
Beatles albums in order