A Quiz About The Beatles

Can you guess these facts about The Beatles?
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Who were the four members of the band?
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
What was their nickname?
The Fab Four
Who was the band's original drummer?
Pete Best
What city were all four band members born in?
Liverpool
In what German city did the band frequently perform during their early years?
Hamburg
What hairstyle did the Beatles wear in their early years?
Moptop
On what TV show did the Beatles make their first U.S. appearance?
The Ed Sullivan Show
What knighted producer was sometimes called "The Fifth Beatle"?
George Martin
What is the profession of "Lovely Rita"?
Meter Maid
What Indian stringed instrument is featured in some Beatles songs?
Sitar
What song asks "All the lonely people. Where do they all come from?"
Eleanor Rigby
Fill the blank in the song lyrics. "I am the egg man / They are the egg men /
I am the ______ / Goo goo g'joob"
Walrus
What song's initials, LITSWD, did some people think were a reference to LSD?
Lucy in the Sky with
Diamonds
What is the actual name of the White Album?
The Beatles
What murderous cult leader drew inspiration from the song "Helter Skelter"?
Charles Manson
What album's cover featured a zebra crossing?
Abbey Road
What spouse was often blamed for breaking up the band?
Yoko Ono
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Level 75
Oct 27, 2015
Great quiz; a blast from the past.
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Level 81
Oct 29, 2015
Still remember it all. Except that I never knew that about Manson.
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Level 55
Dec 1, 2015
Same
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Level 59
Nov 8, 2015
Not really a big fan, but I knew them all except the White Album.
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Level 24
Jun 27, 2017
HOW CAN YOU NOT BE A BIG FAN???!!!?
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Level 81
Nov 28, 2015
John was the heart, Paul was the talent, George was the soul, and Ringo was the drummer.
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Level 85
Jul 7, 2018
The Smart one, the Cute one, the Quiet one, the Lucky one.
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Level 43
Aug 10, 2018
You understand that Ringo was a great drummer right? He could play many different styles, had perfect tempo, and could play odd time signatures. He is also very creative and distinct, in fact, he changed drumming due to his unique positioning and playing. Just listen to his drumming on "Rain", "The End", or "Come Together". He wasn't just lucky, he was amazing and the Beatles were actually lucky to have such an amazing drummer. By the way, he is an excellent singer as well! Just listen to the beauty of his voice in "With A Little Help From My Friends", "Good Night", "Yellow Submarine", and "Octopus's Garden" (An amazing song that HE WROTE). So don't write off Ringo, he was creative in his own way and deserves appreciation. (Edit: Grammar)
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Level 85
Feb 27, 2019
He's better than a lot of people make him out to be, but a lot of people could've been the drummer in a band with 3 super talented people setting the standard for a long time to come. Lucky bugger was he.
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Level 61
Apr 12, 2019
beauty...of...his...voice...….ringo?!?.... must...stop...laughing...in...order...to...breathe......
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Level 73
Apr 13, 2019
i met him once
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2019
Ringo is a really good drummer. The drums are not designed for soloing. They should elevate the song, which Ringo always did. To suggest that the drummer in the most successful band in history is not good is to suggest that the drummers don't matter, which is dead wrong. Go listen to the recordings with Pete Best. They're really bad. Ringo changed everything for the Beatles. People just rip on him because he's less talented than three of the most talented pop musicians who ever lived. But in most bands, he'd be the most talented member.
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Level 72
Mar 10, 2021
Was Ringo the best drummer in the world? He wasn't even the best drummer in The Beatles. Who said that...?

Correct: Jasper Carrot.

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Level 45
Nov 29, 2020
Ringo was the heartbeat
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Level 23
Nov 28, 2015
ringo was the backbeat
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Level 65
Nov 28, 2015
I'm actually really surprised that more people didn't know what the so-called "White Album" is really called.
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Level 61
Dec 1, 2015
Many songs from the white album inspired Manson and I wouldn't say Helter Skelter necessarily inspired him more over others. He was inspired a lot by Revolution 9 and piggies as, even putting quotes from piggies on the wall in blood at some of the murder sites.
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Level ∞
Feb 27, 2019
I changed the question so that you have to guess Charles Manson instead of the song now.
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Level 71
Oct 4, 2016
If you enjoy Beatles quizzes try my 'Mal's Towns/Cities mentioned in BEATLES ALBUMS.'
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Level 85
Feb 27, 2019
Enough people have been called the 5th Beatle to fill a symphony.
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Level 46
Apr 11, 2019
Stuart Sutcliffe
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Level 36
Apr 11, 2019
Brian Epstein
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Level 86
Apr 11, 2019
Billy Preston, who is the only person to get a joint credit on a Beatles song. Although that was more due to contractural problems than the band's feelings about him and other artists.
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Level 86
Apr 11, 2019
And then there is the story maybe true maybe not that during George's disappearance during the Abbey Road recordings that John and Paul had numerous conversations about firing him and bringing in Clapton to at least finish the album and perhaps be a permanent replacement.Nonetheless he for sure played on one song on the "White" album and very likely played on one or more songs from Abbey Road.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2019
According to George Harrison, the only people worthy of that title are Derek Taylor and Neil Aspinall, although everything I have read about the band (and it's a lot) suggests George Martin contributed a lot to the music, and much more than anyone besides the actual band members.
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Level 71
Jan 13, 2021
Yeah, not to forget Jimmy Nichol, whose career & sense of proportion were killed by being a 5th Beatle - replacing Ringo for an eastern tour, so that our darling drummer could have his tonsils removed.
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Level 27
Apr 11, 2019
I thought Stuart Sucliffe was the 5th beatle?? Who is the 5th beatle?? Because whenever I search it up it's a different person.
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Level 86
Apr 11, 2019
Well there’s Sutcliffe, who was the original bassist, Pete Best, who was the drummer before Ringo, George Martin, their producer, and Brian Epstein, their manager.
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Level 58
Apr 11, 2019
First live rock concert I ever went to---reluctantly, at the time---was when a woman who was friends of my folks asked me if I would please drive her and several teen girls to it because she didn't want to fight the traffic and asked me to "watch out" for the girls. Said she had a free ticket for me. The Beatles, Cow Palace, San Francisco, 1964.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2019
That is a fantastic story.
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Level 66
Apr 11, 2019
More Eleanor Rigby trivia: it's the only song in the whole catalog on which none of the Beatles play an instrument (unless you count Paul's voice).
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Level 80
Sep 22, 2019
(And John and George's voices.)
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Level 71
Apr 11, 2019
When asked by a journalist if Ringo is the best drummer in the world, Lennon replied Ringo isn't even the best drummer in the Beatles.
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Level 37
Apr 12, 2019
^ Yes, John was very egotistical, wasn't he? Ringo is an excellent drummer (and singer), who was not appreciated (at least by John). It's no surprise that John became a house-husband; to me his greatest achievement (Imagine) was behind him.
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Level 66
Jul 19, 2019
I believe the "best drummer" John was referencing was Paul, who is indeed an excellent drummer (he played on several songs on the White Album while Ringo had temporarily quit, notably "Back in the USSR," which has very good drumming). I'm sure John could dabble in the drums, but I don't think he'd suggest he was better than Ringo. Also worth nothing that Taylor Hawkins is also one of the best rock drummers on the planet...and yet isn't the best drummer in his band either.
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Level 50
May 22, 2020
But Lennon never said that. Mark Lewisohn went through all interviews John ever made, and then it was found it was said by Jasper Carrott in 1983.
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Level 19
Nov 26, 2020
actually john did not even said that
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Level 47
Apr 16, 2019
Can you accept Richard Starkey for the first question?
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Level 78
May 6, 2020
My English teacher in China was a Kiwi who was a huge Beatles fan. During our formative years we had little interest in famous foreigners, no matter how bad they were. Hitler, Mussolini, the entire Confederacy, we simply didn't care. But one person we were given a burning hatred for was Yoko Ono. I still have it, although I now know there is probably another side to the story.
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Level 62
Oct 27, 2021
Totally untrue. Yoko Ono is evil in every story. (Kidding, but much truth is said in jest)
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Level 33
May 10, 2020
Cool Quiz!
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Level 51
Aug 24, 2020
wasn't Rita a traffic warden?
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Level 65
Feb 23, 2021
That's the same thing, but Rita isn't referred to as a traffic warden in the song.
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Level 72
Mar 10, 2021
That song was written in US English.
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Level 57
May 3, 2021
Meter maid is a traffic warden and surprised a lot of people do not know about Manson and Helter Skelter
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Level 62
Oct 27, 2021
The song says 'meter maid'. It's not asking for synonyms.