Beatlemania
Trivia about Beatles songs

1. One of the most covered and performed songs in pop music history, Paul McCartney’s love ballad featured him accompanied only by a string quartet. What’s the song written originally for Help?
2. George Harrison, the song’s writer, did not perform the hard-driving guitar solo in “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” What legendary guitarist was the performer?
3. “Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in a church where a wedding had been.” Who is “writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear”?
4. Paul McCartney wrote what song as a show of sympathy to John Lennon’s son, Julian, when Lennon was divorcing Julian’s mother?
5. Desmond and Molly are the happily married subjects of what song that became the theme song for the 1980s TV drama Life Goes On?
6. “Get Back” is the only Beatles song what a co-credit – to the Beatles and this man, the band’s sometime keyboard player.
7. Over 73 million people tuned in to see the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show in February 1964. They performed “All My Loving,” “Till There Was You,” “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and what other song?
8. Which one of these was not sung by Ringo Starr: “Octopus’s Garden,” “Yellow Submarine,” or “I Am the Walrus”?
9. John Lennon claimed that the song “Because” consists of the chord progression to what famous piece of classical music, played in reverse order?
10. Frank Sinatra called what Beatles song – written and sung by George Harrison – “the greatest love song ever written”?
Answers:1. “Yesterday”
2. Eric Clapton
3. Father McKenzie
4. “Hey Jude”
5. “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da”
6. Billy Preston
7. “I Want To Hold Your Hand”
8. “I Am the Walrus”
9. Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”
10. “Something”
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