Interesting facts about The Beatles

-Many music fans know that Let It Be was the last album released by the band. What is most interesting is that the majority of the songs were recorded before Abbey Road, the album that had preceded the final release.

                    

-John Lennon once famously proclaimed The Beatles were more popular than Jesus.

 

– At one point The Beatles had their own cartoon show that ran for three seasons on Saturday morning TV in America.

 

-The band were greatly influenced by Elvis, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and later Bob Dylan, The Byrds, and Frank Zappa.

 

-When John first formed the band they were known as The Blackjacks, then later The Quarrymen until eventually touring under their famous moniker.

 

-Pete Best was the original drummer for the band but the record company asked that he be replaced because he wasn’t of a sufficient standard.

 

-Both Paul and John lost their mothers to early deaths.

 

-Both Paul and Ringo are left handed. Ringo actually played a right-handed drum kit which must have been challenging.

 

-In the animated film Yellow Submarine, the band members characters were actually voiced by actors.

 

-The Beatles have included many different food groups in their music. They include: marshmallows, pies, eggs, strawberries, truffles, and turkey among others.

 

-Eric Clapton plays on the George Harrison penned “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.

 

-The album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was the first record to have the lyrics printed on it.

 

-The most recorded song ever by The Beatles was “Yesterday”. It was originally titled “Scrambled Eggs”.

 

–        The Beatles have a tendency for strange recordings. Some of their later songs can be “backmasked”, that is, if played backwards they have hidden messages.

 

–        Brian Epstein, the band’s manager, bought 10,000 copies of their single “Love Me Do” in order to help it up the charts. It eventually made it to #17 in the UK charts.

 

–        The Beatles second album was released on November 22, 1963, a tragic day in history. The day President JFK was shot.

 

–        The Beatles first world tour occurred in 1964.

 

–        The song “I Will” from The White Album took almost 70 takes to record.