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BEATLES TRIVIA VI

51) Why did actress Jane Asher break up with Paul McCartney?


In 1968, Asher returned to London from an acting assignment in Bristol earlier than expected and caught McCartney in bed with Francie Schwartz.

52) What was the Beatles' first film?


Directed by Richard Lester, A Hard Day's Night involved the band for six weeks in March-April 1964 as they played themselves in a mock-documentary. The film premiered in London and New York in July and August, respectively, and was an international success, with some critics drawing comparison with the Marx Brothers.

53) Which of the following celebrities did NOT appear on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?


A collage designed by pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, it depicted the group as the fictional band referred to in the album's title track standing in front of a crowd of famous people that did NOT include Humphrey Bogart.

54) Which of the following did George Harrison call his favorite album?


George called Rubber Soul his "favourite album" and Ringo referred to it as "the departure record". Paul said, "We'd had our cute period, and now it was time to expand."

55) The film Help! was a spoof of what series?


Released in July 1965, the Beatles' second film was described as "mainly a relentless spoof of Bond". At the time of the original release, its distributor, United Artists, also held the rights to the Bond series.

56) What was the first Beatles album released with identical tracks in both the UK and the US?


Capitol Records, from December 1963 when it began issuing Beatles recordings for the US market, exercised complete control over format, compiling distinct US albums from the band's recordings and issuing songs of their choosing as singles. It wasn't until Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 that a Beatles album was released with identical track listings in both the UK and the US.

57) Which of the Beatles had a magic piano?


Many of the key songs written for the Sgt. Pepper album, including the title track, "Fixing A Hole", and "Getting Better", were written on Paul McCartney's "magic piano": a rainbow-painted upright piano created by Dudley Edwards and Douglas Binder in October 1966 that also inspired the album's kaleidoscope aesthetic.

58) What was the first song recorded for the 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band?


Sessions began with When I'm Sixty-Four, recorded in Abbey Road's Studio Two on December 6, 1966. Originally written by McCartney as a teenager, the song had been around for a while and had occasionally been performed during the Cavern Club days.

59) How many hours did it take the Beatles to record the Sgt. Pepper album?


Sgt. Pepper took 700 hours to record, over a period of 129 days. To put that in perspective, the Beatles' debut studio album Please Please Me (1963) took just over nine hours to complete.

60) Who was George Harrison's first wife?


English model, photographer and author Pattie Boyd was the first wife of both George Harrison and Eric Clapton. In August 2007, she published her autobiography Wonderful Tonight. Her photographs of Harrison and Clapton, titled Through the Eye of a Muse, have been exhibited in Dublin, Sydney, Toronto, Moscow, London, Almaty, and throughout the United States.

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