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Quiz: Beatles Songs

  1. Jun 22, 2006 #1

    George Jones

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    If the quiz is too easy, I hope, at least, that it's interesting. One anwer per person.

    1. According to the Walrus, Who was the Walrus? Back up your answer.

    2. Which John song was inspired by an easy high rider?

    3. Inspiration for the title of a song that Paul wrote as a piano exercise for himself?

    4. Where did Paul find the music for "Scrambled Eggs"?

    5. Rosemary's sister was the subject of Which John song?

    6. John's lead role in the band slid to new highs on which George song?

    7. Which John song is based, roughly, on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata played backwards?

    8. Name Paul's ode (as opposed to pde) to pot.
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2006 #2

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    1.

    John is the one singing in "I am the Walrus", but there is also the lyric "The walrus was Paul", Glass Onion, from the White Album, also sung by John (at least it sounds like him), so take your pick.

    Edit: also "I am the Walrus" was included in the awful TV program, "Mystery Tour", don't remember if their masks corresponded to the instruments being played (Paul would have been playing bass guitar, ...)
     
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  4. Jun 22, 2006 #3

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    Right. John sang lead on both songs, hence "According to the Walrus..."

    Edit

    Expanding on this a bit, John was having a bit of fun with the "Paul is dead." rumours when he sang "Here's another clue for you all, the walrus was Paul."
     
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  5. Jun 22, 2006 #4

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    Nice questions, George !

    Are we limited to one answer per person? (I'd bow to anyone that got more than 3 correct)

    Meanwhile, I'll go with #7, the easy one - Because (good to see the word "roughly" in there; it's only the chords that are from the backwards Sonanta)
     
  6. Jun 22, 2006 #5

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    Thanks.

    One answer per person.

    Correct.

    I can't "hear" music the way some people, e.g., my older brother Joe, can. I once told Joe (no music playing at the time) that I had read that the chords of Because are based on the chords of Moonlight Sonnata played backwards. He thought for a few seconds and replied "Yeah, you're right".
     
  7. Jun 22, 2006 #6

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    I remember there was some song where Ringo states at the end of the song, "I'm very bored", which was misunderstood to be "I buried Paul". The other supposed clue was Paul being the only one barefoot on the cover of Abbey Road, which would have required Paul knowing he was going to die relatively soon after that picture was taken.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2006 #7

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    I think too much gets read out of Walrus. John has repeatedly mentioned that he just decided to have fun and make up some crazy lyrics with no real meaning. That it seems to be filled with ominous words when backmasked only adds to all the chatter.

    This is not to say that the Walrus wasn't from Lewis Carroll, or that the Eggman wasn't possibly a reference to Paul. But I don't think there was anything deeper to it.

    PS : Can't say I understand #6. When you say "slid" do you mean "rose"?
     
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  9. Jun 22, 2006 #8

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    5. Rosemary's sister was the subject of Which John song?

    Dear Prudence.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2006 #9

    George Jones

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    Because there is so much stuff "out there" on the Beatles, I thought that I had to do something to introduce a challenge, so my wordings for some of the questions are quite nasty.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2006 #10

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    Excellent.

    Mia Farrow was Rosemary in the horror film Rosemary's Baby, and John wrote this song about/for Mia Farrow's sister, who went on the same retreat in India as the Beatles.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2006 #11

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    No it wouldn't, Paul's "death" took place long before Abbey Road
     
  13. Jun 22, 2006 #12

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    4. Where did Paul find the music for "Scrambled Eggs"?

    I believe that's the same tune as "Yesterday". Is that the answer? I remember he wrote the music before the words so he just made up some silly "breakfast lyrics".
     
  14. Jun 22, 2006 #13

    George Jones

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    Hmmm ... question 4. doesn't ask for the name of a song.
     
  15. Jun 22, 2006 #14
    Not fair! Goerge, can't you just make it multiple choice questions?
     
  16. Jun 22, 2006 #15

    George Jones

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    Okay, questions 1, 5, and 7 have been answered.

    Here are slight rewordings of questions 2 and 6:

    2. Which John song was inspired by a high Easy Rider?

    6. On which George song did John play a slide guitar lead?
     
  17. Jun 22, 2006 #16

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    OK, George, I had to break down and Google it, but if I had only thought about it just a little bit harder I might could have gotten it on my own. Rats! I'm pretty sure I have heard this story, but just forgotten it. As it turns out, (and as you well know), the source of the melody was one of McCartney's dreams.

    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/health/articles/060515/15dreams.b3.htm
     
  18. Jun 22, 2006 #17

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    > 6. On which George song did John play a slide guitar lead?

    Come on guys (and gals), George didn't write that many songs while still a member of the Beatles, and this was a very popular song.
     
  19. Jun 22, 2006 #18

    Evo

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    I know the answer, but I already answered a question.
     
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  20. Jun 22, 2006 #19
    Quetion # 9

    number nine...number nine...number nine...In Revolution 9 a snippet of a piece of music by Beethvoven can be briefly, but distinctly, heard. What piece is it? (It's not the "Moonlight Sonata")...number nine...number nine...number nine...
     
  21. Jun 23, 2006 #20

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    Another one bites the dust - oops, that's Queen (including their almost astrophysicist lead guitarist), not the Beatles.

    If you knew Scrambled Eggs without Google, you must be at least a little interested in the Beatles.
     
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