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The Beatles Quiz Questions

A few posers all on the Fab Four. 30 Questions.

 
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1

Which Band leader and Impresario was involved in the 1961 Polydor recordings which also featured Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, as well as The Beatles?

  • Bert Kaempfert
  • Bert Kaempfart
  • Bert Campfire

2

Which song from the 1970 Let it Be album was first recorded informally by The Beatles in 1960?

  • One after Nine O Eight
  • One after Nine O Nine
  • Not the Nine O'Clock News

3

Which Hamburg club was the venue where the recently legalised 'Hamburg Tapes' were recorded?

  • The Moon Cafe
  • The Galaxy Coffee Bar
  • The Star Club

4

Which track from the 'Please Please Me' album was deliberately recorded last due to the strain it put on John Lennon's voice?

  • Wriggle and Squirm
  • Fiddle and Fart
  • Twist and Shout

5

Which of these singles by the Beatles does not feature Ringo Starr on drums?

  • Love Me Do
  • Please Please Me
  • Help

6

The cover picture for the 'Please Please Me' album was recreated in which year?

  • 1967
  • 1968
  • 1970

7

In 1964, when asked how did they find America, John said . . .

  • Go straight over the Atlantic
  • Turn Right at Newfoundland
  • Turn left at Greenland

8

Which two of the following labels were initially allowed to release some Beatles singles in the USA and elsewhere?

  • Swan and Vee-Jay
  • Dick and Dom
  • Duck and Dee Jay

9

Who came up with the title for the Beatles film, and song, 'A Hard Day's Night' ?

  • Ringo
  • George
  • John

10

On which album did George Harrison first play an Indian instrument?

  • Beatles for Sale
  • Rubber Soul
  • Revolver

11

On what limited annual release did the Beatles sing a jokey offkey version of 'Yesterday' ?

  • The Christmas Fan Club Records ( 1965 )
  • Anthology 2
  • The Yellow Matter Custard Bootleg

12

What was the working title of 'Yesterday' ?

  • Cheese on Toast
  • Cheese and Onions
  • Scrambled Eggs

13

In 1966 which music paper were the sponsors for an awards show in which the Beatles would perform their last official UK gig?

  • Melody Maker
  • Disc
  • New Musical Express

14

In which country would The Beatles unwittingly insult the premier's wife, who later became famous for having too many shoes?

  • Japan
  • The Phillipines
  • France

15

In which stadium in the US did the Beatles play their last ever official live show?

  • Candlestick Park
  • Hollywood Bowl
  • Madison Square Garden

16

Which double A side was the last of eleven consecutive No. 1 singles in the UK for The Beatles?

  • Hey Jude / Revolver
  • Day Tripper / We can Work it Out
  • Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

17

In which Welsh town were the Beatles staying at the time of Brian Epstein's death?

  • Talacre
  • Rhyl
  • Bangor

18

Which roady, assistant and friend to The Beatles was one of the 4 people to play the final note on 'A Day in the Life' ?

  • Neil Aspinall
  • Mal Evans
  • Derek Taylor

19

The sections of the promotional films for 'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields' which featured The Beatles, were mainly filmed in which two cities / towns?

  • Liverpool and Manchester
  • Liverpool and London
  • London and Sevenoaks

20

The song 'Back in the USSR' was both a send up and a tribute to which US close harmony rock band?

  • The Beach Boys
  • Crosby. Stills and Nash
  • The Byrds

21

Who rather surprisingly ( at the time ) played lead guitar on 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' ?

  • Ringo Starr
  • Eric Clapton
  • Tony Sheridan

22

Who sang 'Nowhere Man' in a falsetto voice on the 1968 Beatles Christmas Fan Club record?

  • Large Alec
  • Tiny Tim
  • Little Willy

23

How many films were the Beatles under contract to make for United Artists?

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

24

Who played drums on 'The Ballad of John and Yoko?'

  • Ringo Starr
  • Jim Keltner
  • Paul McCartney

25

On which album does John Lennon introduce an imaginary band, 'Charles Hawtree and the Deaf-Aids' ?

  • Sgt. Pepper's . .
  • The White Album
  • Let it Be

26

What is the title of the predominantly Latin / Jazz comedy track which was put out on a B side of one of The Beatles last hits ( disregarding re-issues and re-entries ) ?

  • No. 9
  • You Know My Name ( Look up me Number )
  • I'm so Tired

27

Which track from 'Abbey Road' has Paul making an unintentional but highly audible chuckle, but was left in regardless?

  • Oh Darlin'
  • Come Together
  • Maxwell's Silver Hammer

28

According to the lyrics of the track 'Her Majesty' at the very end of the Abbey Road album, what does, ( presumably Paul as the singer ), need to have before he can tell the Queen he love's her a lot?

  • A Belly full of Wine
  • A vat full of Glennfiddich
  • A tub full of Watney's Bitter

29

Which old Liverpool folk song is there a snippet of on the 'Let it Be' album?

  • Maggie Thatcher
  • The Ballad of Bessie Braddock
  • Maggie May

30

(Nearly there, aaa ) " . . . And the in the end . . . " ?

  • "The Love you take is equal to a piece of Cake" ?
  • "The Love you take is equal to a great big Lake?
  • "The Love you take is equal to the Love you Make"?

 

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