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Visualizing The Beatles – Part 2

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Visualizing The Beatles: A Complete Graphic History of the World’s Favorite Band,” is written/designed by the duo of John Pring and Rob Thomas; copyright is 2018. I’m covering page 51-150 today. Visually-oriented individuals like myself will find it compelling. These 100 pages have welcomed the pattern but still are throwing new things in along the way.

Today’s part will take the form of a quiz. Without looking up the answers, let’s see how well-versed you are in The Fab 4. Answers will be at the bottom of the post, but don’t look until you’ve written your answers down!   Let me know how many you got right.

  1. Per Ringo, which act was the only one The Beatles didn’t want to follow?

  2. Up until 1965, which 2 albums released no singles?

  3. Who was the first person who ever impressed George Harrison?

  4. What was the date of The Beatles’ last performance as a touring band (until 1969)?

  5. Where was it?

  6. What year did The Beatles first hear Bob Dylan?

It isn’t in the book, but I went out and found their last concert’s playlist:
Rock and Roll Music (a Chuck Berry cover)
She’s a Woman
If I Needed Someone
Day Tripper
Baby’s in Black
I Feel Fine
Yesterday
I Wanna Be Your Man
Nowhere Man
Paperback Writer
Long Tall Sally (a Little Richard cover)
a “tease” of In My Life

I learned about the existence of a documentary by Ron Howard that used footage from this final concert in the comments section of the youtube video. First time hearing of it and now you know what I’m going to do. Yep, see if the library has a copy of it.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ron Howard about The Beatles’ career during their touring years from 1962 to 1966, from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966.

The film was released theatrically on September 15, 2016 in the United Kingdom and the United States, and started streaming on Hulu on September 17, 2016. It received a several awards and nominations, including for Best Documentary at the 70th British Academy Film Awards and the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special at the 69th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Answers:

  1. Roy Orbison

  2. Beatles for Sale (released 12/4/64) and Rubber Soul (released 12/3/65)

  3. Ravi Shankar

  4. 8/29/66

  5. Candlestick Park, San Francisco

  6. 1964

 

9 thoughts on “Visualizing The Beatles – Part 2

  1. I really liked Eight Days A Week…Howard did a good job.
    I was just listening to their last concert last week on youtube…at least part of it. It was recorded on a cassette player but I love the version of I Feel Fine and Day Tripper is raunchy.

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    1. How many of my quiz questions did you have the answers to???? I bet Howard would do a good job of it. He seems like a quality worker from what else I’ve seen of his. I listened to about half of the last concert and thought their harmonizing sounded great, even with the poor cassette recording.

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      1. I meant to add that those are great questions. I would have missed the one about who impressed Harrison…I would have said Carl Perkins…also the one about the singles off the albums…those are very good.

        I like how raunchy they sounded… they overloaded those amps…they had an edge.

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  2. I would think that the Rolling Stones were the only one The Beatles didn’t want to follow. Harrison was impressed by McCartney’s talents way before he met Ravi Shankar. The Beatles encountered Bob Dylan for the first time on Friday 28 August 1964, in a room in the Delmonico hotel at Park Avenue and 59th in New York City.

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    1. I don’t know the “truth” of it, I’m going by the book. Max also mentioned Carl Perkins as a great influence. The book does say one tour started out with them being the backup band for Roy, but by the end of the tour they were the headliners. They try to blame Dylan for introducing them to marijuana also. I find it almost impossible to believe they hadn’t tried weed before then…

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