25 Things You Might Not Know about The Beatles
Some fab facts about the Fab Four
-Julie Ryan Evans
This week the much-anticipated video game The Beatles: Rock Band was released, allowing fans to experience for themselves some of the awesomeness that is The Beatles. Also going on sale this week – box sets of the band’s remastered works, which sold out a day before they were released on Amazon.com.
What is it about the Fab Four that can still generate that much excitement almost 40 years after their breakup and has mesmerized generation after generation? No one knows for sure or has even come close to replicating their magic since.
Here are some other things you might not know about The Beatles either:
1. The origin of the group’s name is unclear, but they did go through many other ones before settling on The Beatles including: Black Jacks, Quarry Men, Johnny and the Moondogs, the Beatals, the Silver Beetles, the Silver Beats and the Silver Beatles.
2. “Dear Prudence” was written about Mia Farrow’s sister, Prudence. The sisters attended a Transcendental Meditation course in India at the same time as The Beatles.
3. The song “Penny Lane” caused the street signs for the actual lane in Liverpool to be stolen so often that the town just painted “Penny Lane” on the buildings and did away with the signs.