There's a little trickery in the following quiz questions, but these shouldn't be too too difficult. It's all about the solo years -- 1970 through 2004 -- on the Billboard charts. Good luck.
1. Two-part question: Following the split of the Beatles, which of John Lennon's solo recordings was the first to reach the #1 slot on the Billboard Top 100 Singles charts? His second #1 single lasted on that same list for five weeks. Name that tune too.
2. How high in the Billboard Top 100 did Ringo's tribute to George, "Never Without You" chart?
3. Which solo Beatle was the first to have a #1 hit? Name the tune, as well as its inspiration? (Hint: it stayed at #1 for four weeks.)
4. Two-part question: In 1971, which Beatle solo effort topped the Billboard Album charts for one week? Same Beatle achieved similar success in 1974 as well. Name the solo album for that year too.
5. In 2000, which album topped Billboard's Top 200 Albums for eight consecutive weeks?
6. What was Ringo Starr's last top 40 hit, and when?
7. When released in 1973, "Live and Let Die" peaked as high as #2 for three consecutive weeks. It failed to hit the number one spot in any of those weeks. Guess any one of the three songs and/or artists that blocked it.
8. "Helen Wheels" was not supposed to appear on "Band on the Run," much less be a single. But it did. How high did it chart? Bonus points if you know what the song is named for
9. As long as we're on McCartney titles, "Martha My Dear" is not the only Paul song to be named for a dog of his. Another song during his early solo years was as well, and charted as high as #7 on Billboard. Name the song and year.
10. How high did the song "Imagine" peak on the Billboard single charts?
11. In five years following the breakup of the Beatles, seven Ringo tunes landed in the Top 10. Name them, and indicate which of any reached #1. (The remarkable thing about this feat is that Ringo released 10 singles during this time -- so he was batting 7 for 10.)
12. Name Paul's first #1 hit single on the Billboard charts.
13. 1974 was a prolific year for Beatle solos reaching #1. Three did. Name them, and the Beatle who recorded each. (For those interested, that same year brought us these Billboard #1s: The Streak by Ray Stevens, Grand Funk's LocoMotion, Harry Chapin's Cats in the Cradle, Steve Miller's The Joker, BTO's You Ain't Seen Nothin Yet, I shot the Sheriff by Clapton, and Billy Preston's Nothing from Nothing.)
14. In 1981, this nostalgic-oriented song hit #1 for a brief time. Name it and the Beatle.
15. Name George's last #1 hit, and when it was released.