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1

Name all the Beatles.

  • John Lennon
  • Paul McCartney
  • George Harrison
  • Ringo Starr

2

Where are The Beatles from?

Liverpool, England

3

What years were the Beatles active?

1960-1970

4

Who were the Beatles formally known as?

The Quarrymen (1957)

5

Name the two former members of the band.

  • Pete Best
  • Stuart Sutcliffe

6

How many main clubs did the Beatles play at in Hamburg?

six

  • The Indra and Kaiserkeller
  • The Top Ten
  • The Star-Club
  • The Beer-Shop
  • The Mambo
  • The Holle

7

What was the first show the Beatles appeared on in the United States?

The Ed Sullivan Show

8

What was the name of the Beatles' first Album?

Please Please Me

9

When did the Beatles make their first tour to the United States?

February 7, 1964

10

What was the name of the Beatles' first motion picture?

A Hard Day's Night

11

Queen Elizabeth II appointed the Beatles members of what British order?

the Order of the British Empire

12

In what stadium did the Beatles perform what is considered by some to be the first real rock 'n' roll stadium concert?

Shea Stadium in New York City

13

Name all of the Beatles' major albums.

  • Please Please Me
  • With the Beatles
  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Beatles for Sale
  • Help!
  • Rubber Soul
  • Revolver
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • The Beatles [White Album]
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Abbey Road
  • Let it Be

14

What did John Lennon say that caused a controversy among Christian communities?

Lennon said that the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus."

15

What was the last album the Beatles recorded?

Abbey Road

16

What instrument did Ringo Starr play?

Drums

17

When did the Beatles finally break up, and what were some contributing factors to the split?

December 31, 1970

  • the death of Brian Epstein
  • individual artistic interests
  • Paul McCartney released his solo album 'McCartney'
  • the relationship between Lennon and Yoko Ono

18

How and when did John Lennon die?

He was shot in New York City in 1980

19

How many albums did The Beatles release pre-breakup? How many songs did this include?

  • 12 albums
  • 214 songs

20

What album were the Beatles rehearsing when George Harrison walked out and quit?

Let It Be

21

What is Ringo Starr's real name?

Richard Starkey

22

What song did the Beatles perform in the first live global television link in 1967?

"All You Need is Love"

23

What instrument did George Harrison play?

Guitar

24

During the Beatles' "studio years," whom did they meet for the first time?

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

25

What genre were the Beatles considered to be?

Rick, Pop Rock

26

What motion pictures did the Beatles make?

  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Help!
  • Magical Mystery Tour
  • Yellow Submarine
  • Let it Be

27

What instrument did John Lennon play?

rhythm guitar

28

When did George Harrison die?

November 29, 2001

29

Who was the Beatles' producer?

George Martin

30

What instrument did Paul McCartney play?

bass guitar

31

From where was the Beatles' final live performance performed?

the Apple Building rooftop, on Savile Row in London

32

In a four year period dominated by touring, how many US appearances did the Beatles make?

about 60

33

About how many international appearences did the Beatles make?

about 1400

34

On August 27, 1965, which famous rock and roll star did the Beatles meet?

Elvis Presley

35

Who was the Indian musicianwho influenced and taught George Harrison in 1966?

Ravi Shankar

36

Which of the Beatles have done solo work?

All of the Beatles have done solo work.

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