History Trivia / TheBeatles

9th Jan '18 4:40:05 PM Vahanisback
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* * [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Band Died With Him]]: ''Any'' chances of a new album as well as a reunion tour with the core lineup, of which one was reportedly planned for February 1981, were gone forever when John was shot and killed two months earlier.

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* * [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Band Died With Him]]: ''Any'' chances of a new album as well as a reunion tour with the core lineup, of which one was reportedly planned for February 1981, were gone forever when John was shot and killed two months earlier.
9th Jan '18 4:39:43 PM Vahanisback
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* * [[TheCharacterDiedWithHim The Band Died With Him]]: ''Any'' chances of a new album as well as a reunion tour with the core lineup, of which one was reportedly planned for February 1981, were gone forever when John was shot and killed two months earlier.
9th Jan '18 4:39:43 PM Vahanisback
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20th Dec '17 12:34:42 AM thelivingtoad
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** Colin Hanton, Eric Griffiths, Len Garry, Pete Shotton, and Rod Davis were, along with John Lennon, the original members of the original incarnation of the Beatles in the 1950s, back when they went by the name the Quarrymen. In 1957, Lennon unilaterally invited Paul [=McCartney=] to join the group, and the following year, [=McCartney=] brought in his old friend, George Harrison. Hanton, Griffiths, Garry, Shotton, and Davis all slowly drifted away from the group, which moved decisively from skiffle to rock and roll. When Sutcliffe joined in 1960 only Lennon remained of the original lineup, and he suggested that the band rename itself. Of the original Quarrymen, only Shotton remained part of the Beatles inner circle by the time they became famous, with the rest mostly having lost contact with John, Paul and George. The surviving five original Quarrymen reunited in the late 1990s and, with minor lineup changes (Griffiths died in 2005 and Shotton retired shortly thereafter) they continue to tour into 2011.

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** Colin Hanton, Eric Griffiths, Len Garry, Pete Shotton, and Rod Davis were, along with John Lennon, the original members of the original incarnation of the Beatles in the 1950s, back when they went by the name the Quarrymen. In 1957, Lennon unilaterally invited Paul [=McCartney=] to join the group, and the following year, [=McCartney=] brought in his old friend, George Harrison. Hanton, Griffiths, Garry, Shotton, and Davis all slowly drifted away from the group, which moved decisively from skiffle to rock and roll. When Sutcliffe joined in 1960 only Lennon remained of the original lineup, and he suggested that the band rename itself. Of the original Quarrymen, only Shotton remained part of the Beatles Beatles' inner circle by the time they became famous, with the rest mostly having lost contact touch with John, Paul and George. The surviving five original Quarrymen reunited in the late 1990s and, with minor lineup changes (Griffiths died in 2005 and Shotton retired shortly thereafter) they continue to tour into 2011.
20th Dec '17 12:33:59 AM thelivingtoad
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** Colin Hanton, Eric Griffiths, Len Garry, Pete Shotton, and Rod Davis were, along with John Lennon, the original members of the original incarnation of the Beatles in the 1950s, back when they went by the name the Quarrymen. In 1957, Lennon unilaterally invited Paul [=McCartney=] to join the group, and the following year, [=McCartney=] brought in his old friend, George Harrison. Hanton, Griffiths, Garry, Shotton, and Davis all slowly drifted away from the group, which moved decisively from skiffle to rock and roll. When Sutcliffe joined in 1960 only Lennon remained of the original lineup, and he suggested that the band rename itself. The surviving five original Quarrymen reunited in the late 1990s and, with minor lineup changes (Griffiths died in 2005 and Shotton retired shortly thereafter) they continue to tour into 2011.

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** Colin Hanton, Eric Griffiths, Len Garry, Pete Shotton, and Rod Davis were, along with John Lennon, the original members of the original incarnation of the Beatles in the 1950s, back when they went by the name the Quarrymen. In 1957, Lennon unilaterally invited Paul [=McCartney=] to join the group, and the following year, [=McCartney=] brought in his old friend, George Harrison. Hanton, Griffiths, Garry, Shotton, and Davis all slowly drifted away from the group, which moved decisively from skiffle to rock and roll. When Sutcliffe joined in 1960 only Lennon remained of the original lineup, and he suggested that the band rename itself. Of the original Quarrymen, only Shotton remained part of the Beatles inner circle by the time they became famous, with the rest mostly having lost contact with John, Paul and George. The surviving five original Quarrymen reunited in the late 1990s and, with minor lineup changes (Griffiths died in 2005 and Shotton retired shortly thereafter) they continue to tour into 2011.
20th Dec '17 12:27:55 AM thelivingtoad
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* ShortLivedBigImpact: The Beatles' recording career lasted just 6 1/2 years, but in that time they completely changed the landscape of popular music. The band broke up before any of the members had turned 30.
27th Nov '17 2:29:18 PM Gosicrystal
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** Incredibly, the original single version of "Love Me Do" fell into this trope for a long time after [=EMI=] decided that the album version [note]with session drummer Andy White in p-lace of Ringo[/note] should be the standard, had the single re-cut with that version, and [[LostForever had the master tapes of the original destroyed]]. The original version was unavailable from 1963 to 1980, when it was restored from a needle drop of an original 45.

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** Incredibly, the original single version of "Love Me Do" fell into this trope for a long time after [=EMI=] decided that the album version [note]with [[note]]with session drummer Andy White in p-lace place of Ringo[/note] Ringo[[/note]] should be the standard, had the single re-cut with that version, and [[LostForever [[MissingEpisode had the master tapes of the original destroyed]]. The original version was unavailable from 1963 to 1980, when it was restored from a needle drop of an original 45.
27th Nov '17 2:26:40 PM Gosicrystal
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* ChristmasEpisode[=/=]MissingEpisode: The Beatles sent flexidiscs with holiday greetings and SketchComedy to their fan club between 1963 and 1969, which were compiled onto an LP (also a fan club exclusive) in 1971. All these releases are long out of print. They've never been legally available to the general public, except for the first one, which is unlockable content in ''The Beatles: VideoGame/RockBand''.
** An edited version of the 1967 message ("Christmas Time Is Here Again", the closest they ever came to doing an actual {{Christmas song|s}}) was, however, officially released as a B-side of the "Free as a Bird" single in 1995.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Light "Carnival of Light"]] is an experimental track and MissingEpisode. It's (probably) still floating around out there somewhere.
*** Paul [=McCartney=] apparently has the recording and keeps making noises about releasing it. George Harrison supposedly vetoed it when he was still alive, but a decade later and it's still nowhere to be found. With as many leaked studio sessions and bootleg albums as there are out there, it's arguably one of the last truly rare Beatles recordings left.



* CreatorBreakdown: John Lennon's songs, particularly in later years, tended to be more introspective and autobiographical in nature. Not that Paul [=McCartney=] or George Harrison were averse to this trope; in their last two albums especially, a lot of slightly bitter songs about the legal wranglings and friendship meltdowns going on around them can be heard.
** Though they also averted this spectacularly at least once: "Here Comes The Sun" was born of one "just sick of everything" moment, but the song itself is going in the opposite direction of such feelings.

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* CreatorBreakdown: John Lennon's songs, particularly in later years, tended to be more introspective and autobiographical in nature. Not that Paul [=McCartney=] or George Harrison were averse to this trope; in their last two albums especially, a lot of slightly bitter songs about the legal wranglings and friendship meltdowns going on around them can be heard.
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heard. Though they also averted this spectacularly at least once: "Here Comes The Sun" was born of one "just sick of everything" moment, but the song itself is going in the opposite direction of such feelings.



** Also, "Macca" for Paul.
** And their only double album is seldom known by its official name, ''The Beatles''; even the Beatles themselves call it ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''.
** Likewise, the compilations ''The Beatles 1962-66'' and ''The Beatles 1967-70'', known as "The Red Album" and "The Blue Album" respectively.

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** Also, "Macca" for Paul.
** And their Their only double album is seldom known by its official name, ''The Beatles''; even the Beatles themselves call it ''Music/TheWhiteAlbum''.
** Likewise, the The compilations ''The Beatles 1962-66'' and ''The Beatles 1967-70'', known as "The Red Album" and "The Blue Album" respectively.



* MissingEpisode: The ever elusive "Carnival of Light" and "Now and Then". The 27 minute version of "Helter Skelter" may count as well.

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* MissingEpisode: MissingEpisode:
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The Beatles sent flexidiscs with holiday greetings and SketchComedy to their fan club between 1963 and 1969, which were compiled onto an LP (also a fan club exclusive) in 1971. All these releases are long out of print. They've never been legally available to the general public, except for the first one, which is unlockable content in ''The Beatles: VideoGame/RockBand''.
** An edited version of the 1967 message ("[[ChristmasEpisode Christmas Time Is Here Again]]", the closest they
ever elusive came to doing an actual {{Christmas song|s}}) was officially released as a B-side of the "Free as a Bird" single in 1995.
** [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnival_of_Light
"Carnival of Light" Light"]] is an experimental track. Paul [=McCartney=] apparently has the recording and keeps making noises about releasing it. George Harrison supposedly vetoed it when he was still alive, but a decade later and it's still nowhere to be found. With as many leaked studio sessions and bootleg albums as there are out there, it's arguably one of the last truly rare Beatles recordings left.
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"Now and Then". Then".
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The 27 minute 27-minute version of "Helter Skelter" may count as well.Skelter".
16th Nov '17 1:07:32 PM NWolfman
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** Everyone except Paul [=McCartney=] hated doing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" because of all the time they spent working on it (it took almost a month to record). Lennon even called it "Paul's granny shit" at one point.

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** Everyone except Paul [=McCartney=] hated doing "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" because of all the time they spent working on it (it took almost a month to record). Lennon even called it "Paul's granny shit" at one point.point and mooned Paul from the control booth when he was doing the last vocal take just to screw him up (you can hear Paul giggle at one point).
16th Oct '17 9:05:24 AM Q4
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** Incredibly, the original single version of "Love Me Do" fell into this trope for a long time after [=EMI=] decided that the album version [note]with session drummer Andy White in p-lace of Ringo[/note] should be the standard, had the single re-cut with that version, and [[LostForever had the master tapes of the original destroyed]]. The original version was unavailable from 1963 to 1980, when it was restored from a needle drop of an original 45.
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