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LarryG

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A Pop Beatles Quiz
« on: October 02, 2004, 04:02:46 PM »

This will test your Beatle knowledge.

It was 40 years ago in 1964, and the Beatles occupied 20 spots in the Billboard 100 -- including the Number One, Two, Three, Four and Five songs. A feat never before accomplished or anywhere near matched.

Three questions.

1. Name the top five songs from that Billboard chart listing, in descending order (#5, 4, 3, 2, 1). If you want a hint, only of those songs did NOT contain a personal pronoun in the title (me, she, you, I, etc.). The other four did. Anyway, name those top five songs at that time:

2. Of those five songs, two of them never charted to the #1 slot. They came close, but fell just a bit short. Name those two songs.

3. Finally, those five songs were recorded on four separate labels. Obviously Capitol Records is one of the four labels; name the other three.

Bonus: There were 15 other Beatle songs in the top 100 at that time; extra points if you can name at least five of them.
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004, 04:24:41 PM »

That's pretty hard.
Do you want all the answers in one go or partial answers?
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2004, 06:24:37 PM »

Question 1: #5: I Get Around (Beach Boys)
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2004, 11:07:09 PM »

I think they're all supposed to be Beatles songs.
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2004, 04:44:29 PM »

Hmmm Larry this looks familiar.  I still dont know it yet though!  And Softguitar theyre all supposed to be Beatles songs.

Hope to see more of you and your quizzes around Larry :)
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2004, 05:56:04 PM »

I dont think I'll get this,  but I'll give it a try
Q#1. cant buy me love #1
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2004, 08:37:13 PM »

I don't know if it's right but it looks like a bloody good try to me.
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2004, 08:37:17 PM »

[quote by=zipp link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1096732966,s=3 date=1096758429]I think they're all supposed to be Beatles songs.[/quote]

Ah yes, this is an All-Beatle answer.  More to come below.
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2004, 09:03:45 PM »

[quote by=RICKENBACKER325 link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1096732966,s=5 date=1096826164]I dont think I'll get this,  but I'll give it a try
Q#1. cant buy me love #1
         twist and shout #2
         she loves you #3
         i want to hold your hand #4
         please please me #5

100% CORRECT

Q#2.    twist and shout #2
           please please me #3

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.
 
Q#3.    tollie
           vee jay
           swan

ALMOST ALL CORRECT, THOUGH THIS DOES DEPEND ON THE SOURCE OF INFORMATION.  MOST INFO SOURCES SAY THAT THOUGH THE BEATLES USED VEEJAY TO RELEASE THEIR FIRST US ALBUM -- INTRODUCING THE BEATLES -- NO #1 SINGLES HAD APPEARED ON THAT LABEL. (IN THE UK: THE ALBUM WAS PLEASE, PLEASE ME ON PARLAPHONE.) AGAIN, THE ISSUE OF VEEJAY IS A BIT DEBATEABLE, BUT INSTEAD OF VEEJAY, THE ANSWER APPEARS TO BE PARLAPHONE, WHICH "TWIST AND SHOUT" AND "PLEASE, PLEASE ME" HAD APPEARED ON WHEN RELEASED AS 45s.  BUT YES, ON TOLLIE AND SWAN.  IN FACT, WITH SWAN, THAT LABEL HAD ACTUALLY REPLACED VEEJAY AS THE BEATLES LABEL BEFORE CAPITOL FINALLY SMARTENED UP AFTER REJECTING FOUR BEATLE HITS, INCLUDING SHE LOVES YOU.  ONCE CAPITOL SAW THE LIGHT OF DAY, WE SEE THE US ALBUM MEET THE BEATLES.  SO, RICKENBACKER, VERY IMPRESSIVE INDEED.

AS A SIDE NOTE, FOR PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO COUNT SUCH THINGS:  BETWEEN 1962-1970, THE BEATLES RELEASED 221 INDIVIDUAL TRACKS ON 19 US ALBUMS (14 UK), AS WELL AS 39 SINGLES (24 UK).  TOTAL BEATLE ALBUM SALES TO DATE SUPRASS 1.3 BILLION.
 
Q#4.    from me to you
           you cant do that
           all my loving
           thank you girl
           do you want to know a secret

PRETTY DARN GOOD.   ALL MADE BILLBOARD AT THE TIME.  YOU COULD ALSO HAVE SAID "I SAW HER STANDING THERE," "HARD DAY'S NIGHT" AND "LOVE ME DO."  NOW HERE IS AN INTERESTING LITTLE BIT OF TRIVIA:  GEORGE MARTIN ORIGINALLY WANTED THE BEATLES TO RECORD "HOW DO YOU DO IT!", WHICH GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS ULTIMATELY RECORDED -- FINISHING THE 1964 CALENDAR YEAR IN #89.  ALSO, THE KINKS' "YOU REALLY GOT ME" FINISHED THE YEAR IN #78.  AND FOR THE YEAR, THE BEATLES HELD THE FINAL #1 AND #2 SLOTS -- "I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND," AND "SHE LOVES YOU."

AND ONE MORE LITTLE HISTORY FACTOID ABOUT BILLBOARD -- MADONNA, ELVIS AND THE BEATLES HOLD THE MAJORITY OF IMPORTANT BILLBOARD RECORDS, WITH THE MOST TOP FIVE, TOP 10 & TOP 20 HOT 100 IN BILLBOARD HISTORY. BRITNEY AND THE BOY BANDS WILL NEVER EQUAL THAT.  WANT SPECIFICS.  HOW ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE BEATLES SPENT THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF WEEKS AT NUMBER IN THE ALBUMS CHART (132 US & 174 UK).

            well am I close? [/quote]
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Yes, you were damn close -- almost a perfect 100%.......GREAT job.  See my notes above in ALL CAPS in your response.  I'm very impressed.
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2004, 09:15:41 PM »

Well done Rickenbacker.

Hey, LarryG, can you tell me what Beatles singles were double A sides in the States?
This is a genuine question and I don't always get the same answer!
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2004, 09:40:25 PM »

[quote by=zipp link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1096732966,s=9 date=1096838141]Well done Rickenbacker.

Hey, LarryG, can you tell me what Beatles singles were double A sides in the States?
This is a genuine question and I don't always get the same answer![/quote]

Sure, I can provide a couple -- notably "Yellow Submarine" and "Eleanor Rigby" as a famous Double-A single.  Another is "Come Together" and "Something".  All four tracked to Billboard's #1 slot.

That said, the most famous Double-A single was "Penny Lane"/"Strawberry Fields," though only Penny tracked to #1. 

Unless I'm mistaken (and I could be), I believe those are the only three Double As, and obviously, they were all huge -- five #1s on three 45 discs.
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2004, 01:38:27 AM »

Thanks Larry for such a great posting! Got any more like that ? I just got LUCKY, there are more knowledgeable Beatle-o-philes here than me. That was a lot of fun! On the third question I was thinking of American release's. Parlophone never occured to me since it was Their Uk label. Were Billboard charts recognized In the UK at that time as they were in the USA?
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2004, 12:02:46 PM »

[quote by=RICKENBACKER325 link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1096732966,s=11 date=1096853907]Were Billboard charts recognized In the UK at that time as they were in the USA?[/quote]

No, Billboard was not used over here. There was more than one chart in those days though but the main one was the New Musical Express chart.

More details of the British charts here:
http://beatles.murashev.com/cgi-bin/Blah/Blah.pl?,b=songs,v=display,m=1084756447

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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2004, 12:39:47 PM »

Damn, been away for a day and a half and I missed a LarryG sighting. Oh well, maybe next time.

Once again, nice quiz Larry.

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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2004, 01:14:24 PM »

Might aswell carry on the Quiz..

1. What was the company called that Paul Mccartney worked for, after giving in to pressure from his dad, once returned from Hamburg.


2. Who's Yacht did Ringo lend, when he wrote Octopus's Garden?

3. What was the street and name of the shop called, in Which George first spotted the 'Beatle-Boots'?
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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2004, 01:22:13 PM »

[quote by=LarryG link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1096732966,s=10 date=1096839625]
Unless I'm mistaken (and I could be), I believe those are the only three Double As, and obviously, they were all huge -- five #1s on three 45 discs.[/quote]


We Can Work It Out and Day Tripper?

And are you sure about Come Together being an A-side?
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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2004, 01:24:15 PM »

[quote by=IndicaWalrus link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1096732966,s=14 date=1096895664]Might aswell carry on the Quiz..

1. What was the company called that Paul Mccartney worked for, after giving in to pressure from his dad, once returned from Hamburg.


2. Who's Yacht did Ringo lend, when he wrote Octopus's Garden?

3. What was the street and name of the shop called, in Which George first spotted the 'Beatle-Boots'?[/quote]

For number two I think he was on Peter Sellar's yacht;I didn't know he'd borrowed it.

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Re: A Pop Beatles Quiz
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2004, 02:09:22 PM »

#1 Massey and Coggins?
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2004, 03:26:26 PM »

Yeah -

#1 - Massey and Coggins.

#2 - Peter Sellers.


Now just number 3 :)
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« Reply #19 on: October 04, 2004, 07:00:05 PM »

I think number three was in London.
Tottenham Court Road?
As for the shop...
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