Saturday, July 9, 2011

Answers To PCT: The Beatles Edition

Before getting to the answers of the Beatles trivia quiz, here are the names of the three who made it to the podium:

3rd place- Sheri- 68 pts
2nd place- Janet: 71 pts

With her extensive knowledge of things related to the Fab Four, Teresa joined Rich in the exclusive club of players who have gotten a perfect score...

1st place- Teresa: 115 pts!

Props to Teresa for an outstanding job! Congratulations to Janet and Sheri as well and thanks to everyone who played.

1. Opening to the sound of a chattering audience and an orchestra tuning up and ending with a final piano chord that lasts over 40 seconds, what landmark LP was ranked #1 on Rolling Stone's 2003 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time? 2 pts

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

2. On February 9th 1964, The Beatles drew an estimated 73 million viewers during their first appearance on what prime time variety show? 2 pts

The Ed Sullivan Show

3. The cropped photo below is part of the cover of what Beatles compilation, which won Grammys for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album and Best Surround Sound Album? 3 pts


4. Before settling on "The Beatles", which one of the following names was not used by The Beatles during their formative years? 6 pts

a. The Quarrymen
b. Johnny and the Moondogs
c.The Liverpool Lads
d. The Silver Beatles

5. The following lyrics are from what song? 3 pts

I don't know how you were diverted
you were perverted too
I don't know how you were inverted
no one alerted you

While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Bonus: Which Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee played lead guitar on this song? 2 pts

Eric Clapton

6. Correctly match the women in the photo with the Beatle that they married. 2 pts each

1. George
2. Paul
3. John
4. Ringo

7. Of the following Beatles albums, which is the only one that contains the word “Beatles” on its front cover? 6 pts

a. Magical Mystery Tour
b. Abbey Road
c. Let It Be
d. Rubber Soul

8. What are the titles of the six #1 hits the Beatles had on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964? 2 pts each

I Wanna Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, Love Me Do, A Hard Day's Night, and I Feel Fine

Teresa was the only player to correctly name all six #1 songs

For 10 bonus points, how many total weeks did these six songs spend at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100? If nobody guesses the exact number of weeks, the one who comes closest gets 5 bonus pts.

20 weeks (Jon came the closest with his guess of 21 weeks)

9. The photo below is of what performer, one of only two non-Beatles to receive billing as an artist alongside the Beatles on an official Beatles record release? 5 pts

Billy Preston, who received billing on Get Back and Don't Let Me Down

For 3 bonus points, who is the other non-Beatle to receive billing as an artist alongside the Beatles on an official Beatles record release?

Tony Sheridan, who received billing on such releases as My Bonnie and Ain't She Sweet

Note: This is distinct from receiving credit as a session musician on album packaging (which was the case with Eric Clapton)

10. In the 1965 film Help, there is a scene in which John is reading which one of the following books? 6 pts

a. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
b. A Spaniard In the Works by John Lennon
c. 1984 by George Orwell
d. The James Bond Dossier by Kingsley Amis

11. Below are the names of people (real or fictional) mentioned in the lyrics of songs by The Beatles. You have to correctly identify the song. 3 pts each

a. Vera, Chuck, and Dave- When I'm Sixty-Four
b. Semolina Pilchard and Edgar Allan Poe- I Am the Walrus
c. Flat Top- Come Together
d. Peter Brown- The Ballad of John & Yoko
e. Desmond and Molly Jones- Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

12. What is this movie character's family relationship to the fictional Paul McCartney? 3 pts

Grandfather- Wilfrid Brambell played this role in the film A Hard Day's Night. Brambell also played the role of Albert Steptoe in the British sitcom Steptoe and Son. Redd Foxx played the American counterpart to Albert Steptoe in the classic sitcom Sanford & Son.

13. Which one of the following Ringo Starr-led Beatle tunes was actually written by Ringo? 6 pts

a. Yellow Submarine
b. With A Little Help From My Friends
c. Octopus's Garden
d. Act Naturally

14. What are the names of the four songs on the album The Beatles (aka "The White Album") that contain a female's name in their title? 2 pts each

Dear Prudence, Martha My Dear, Julia, and Sexy Sadie

15. The screen cap below is from what Beatles promo clip? 15 pts

Paperback Writer- Teresa was the only player to get this one correct


Janet said...

woohoo! I read this while I was at a "Fab Faux" concert, but it wouldn't let me comment (stupid iPhone).

Malcolm said...

Janet: That's quite a coincidence when you read this! As for iPhone, how dare it stop you from commenting!

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