“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 151- 209 today. Visually-oriented individuals like myself will find it compelling. These 58 pages continue the pattern but still are throwing new things in along the way.
Today’s part will also be a quiz, broken down by the 3 albums that were covered. 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.
Section A: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band (released 6/1/67)
1. True or false: many thought The Beatles were washed up before the release of this album?
2. In how many countries did it hit #1?
3. How many Grammies did it win?
4. In 2003, where did Rolling Stone Magazine rank the album from 1-500?
5. How many singles were originally released from the album?
6. How many singles were released when it was re-released in 1978?
Section B: Magical Mystery Tour
1. Which song from the album has all 4 of the Fab 4 getting songwriting credit?
Section C: The Beatles (aka The White Album)
1. How many songs are on The White Album?
2. What word was sang most often on the album?
3. How many singles were released from it?
“Flying” was recorded on 8 September 8, 1967 with mellotron, guitar, bass, maracas, drums, and tape loops overdubs on September 28 under its original title of “Aerial Tour Instrumental.” The end of the recording originally included a fast-paced traditional New Orleans jazz-influenced coda, but this was removed and replaced with an ending featuring tape loops created by John Lennon and Ringo Starr during the September 28 session. The loops extended the song to 9 minutes 38 seconds, but the track was cut down to only 2 minutes 17 seconds. Part of the loops were used alongside an element of the ending jazz sequence to make “The Bus”, an incidental piece used at various points in the TV movie.
For the curious who want to hear what it sounded like before it was cut down:
3. 4 in 1968