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BEATLES TRIVIA III

21) What did John Lennon change his middle name to?


Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono to show his "oneness" with his new wife after marrying Yoko Ono in 1969.

22) What name did the group go by before they were the Beatles?


The band went through a number of names before finally settling on the Beatles.

23) What was the Beatles' first single to sell a million copies?


Issued in August 1963, the band's fourth single, "She Loves You", achieved the fastest sales of any record in the UK up to that time, selling three-quarters of a million copies in under four weeks. It remained the biggest-selling record in the UK until 1978, when "Mull of Kintyre", by McCartney's post-Beatles band Wings, surpassed it in sales.

24) Which Beatles album only has songs written by John and Paul?


The Beatles' third studio album, A Hard Day's Night is the only one to contain exclusively Lennon-McCartney compositions.

25) The Beatles gave their first live U.S. television performance on what show?


On February 9, 1964, the Beatles gave their first live U.S. television performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, watched by approximately 73 million viewers in over 23 million households.

26) Where did George Martin's first recording session with the Beatles take place?


Martin's first recording session with the Beatles took place at EMI's Abbey Road Studios in London on 6 June 1962.

27) Why did the BBC ban I Am the Walrus?


The BBC banned this song for the lines "pornographic priestess" and "let your knickers down."

28) Who was the Beatles original bass guitarist?


Stuart Sutcliffe was the original bass guitarist for the Beatles, but left the band to pursue a painting career.

29) Why did Beatles producer Phil Spector go to jail?


Spector was convicted of the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

30) Which song did the BBC ban for alleged drug references?


The BBC banned all of these songs for alleged drug references.

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