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BEATLES TRIVIA II

11) Why did George Martin make the Beatles rerecord "Please Please Me"?


After Martin suggested rerecording "Please Please Me" at a faster tempo, he accurately predicted, "You've just made your first No. 1."

12) What Beatles album was Phil Spector brought in to salvage?


Spector was brought in to salvage the incomplete Let It Be, an album abandoned by the Beatles, performances from which had already appeared in several bootleg versions when the sessions were still referred to as Get Back. Spector's overdubs proved controversial among fans and the Beatles themselves.

13) Which album required over 700 hours of recordings?


The Beatles embraced an increasingly experimental approach as they recorded Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, beginning in late November 1966. According to engineer Geoff Emerick, the album's recording took over 700 hours!

14) In what Beatles song did George Harrison first play the sitar?


George's introduction of a sitar on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" marked a further progression outside the traditional boundaries of popular music.

15) Who zapped Bungalow Bill right between the eyes?


Deep in the jungle where the mighty tiger lies
Bill and his elephants were taken by surprise
So Captain Marvel zapped him right between the eyes

16) What is the only song John Lennon recorded completely by himself during his time with the Beatles?


Lennon recorded "Julia" entirely by himself.

17) Who took Ringo's place on drums when he temporarily quit the band during the recording of The White Album?


Things were tense when the Beatles were working on The White Album, and at one point Ringo walked out of the recording session, briefly quitting the band. During his absence, Paul McCartney played drums on several songs. When Ringo returned, there were flowers waiting for him on his drum kit.

18) What was the name of the Beatles' manager?


Brian Epstein first discovered the Beatles in November 1961 during a lunchtime Cavern Club performance.

19) Which pop artist designed the cover of the White Album?


The album's sleeve was designed by pop artist Richard Hamilton, in collaboration with McCartney. Hamilton's design was in stark contrast to Peter Blake's vivid cover art for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and consisted of a plain white sleeve.

20) Where were the Beatles originally formed?


The Beatles were formed in Liverpool in 1960.

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