Widely known the world over as Britain’s most famous musical export. The Fab Four, or to use their proper name ‘The Beatles’ were active for only 10 years but in that time completely changed the face of popular music.
The group were innovators in the truest sense of the word and between them have written hundreds of songs. All four of them have received honours from The Queen and the remaining two Beatles still make music today. They have been canonised in British history as some of the greatest musicians to have ever lived.
Which British port city do the Beatles come from?
What year was John Lennon born?
Who was the oldest Beatle?
Who was the youngest Beatle?
Which Beatles father was a bus driver?
Which Beatles mother passed away from cancer in 1956?
Who was John Lennon raised by?
His Aunt Mimi
What is Ringo Starr’s real name?
What was the first instrument John Lennon was taught to play?
Who taught John Lennon to play his first instrument?
His mother Julia Lennon
Which Beatle grew up near Strawberry Fields?
What variation of the band name was used only a few times in 1960 before the name was changed to The Beatles?
The Silver Beatles
What killed Julia Lennon?
A drunk driver
What instruments did Paul McCartney’s father play?
The paint and the trumpet
FORMING THE BAND
What was John Lennon’s first band called?
How many of The Beatles could read sheet music?
None of them
Where did the name for John Lennon’s first band come from?
Quarry Bank High School
What genre of music for this first band?
Who popularised this genre of music with their version of ‘Rock Island Line’?
What date did Paul McCartney and John Lennon meet for the first time?
6th July 1957
Where did Lennon and McCartney first meet?
St. Peter’s Church Hall Fete
What song did Paul McCartney play for John Lennon to impress him?
Twenty Flight Rock by Eddie Cochran
Where did George Harrison audition for John and Paul?
On the top floor of a double-decker bus
What year were the Beatles officially formed?
What was the first song the Quarrymen wrote together?
In Spite of All the Danger
Which Buddy Holly song did The Quarrymen cover?
That’ll be the day
What was the line-up of the Beatles when they first left for Hamburg on August 17th, 1960?
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stu Sutcliffe
Where did the Beatles live when they were staying in Hamburg?
In a cinema
What did Stuart Sutcliffe buy with the money he earned from his first painting?
A Höfner bass guitar
What German classic did the Beatles record a cover version of with the artist Tony Sheridan?
What were they credited as on this Tony Sheridan record?
The Beat Brothers
How did the Beatles stay awake during the long hours they had to play in Hamburg?
They took amphetamines
Which German photographer gave The Beatles they’re iconic mop-top haircuts?
Which member of the band left the band to stay in Hamburg and pursue his career as an artist?
Which member got deported from Germany for being underage?
THE RISE OF THE BEATLES
Which member of the Beatles was given a black eye when drummer Pete Best was replaced by Ringo Starr?
Who discovered the Beatles when a customer of his shop requested a record, they’d featured on that he didn’t have in stock?
Where did the manager of The Beatles first see them play live?
The Cavern Club
Where did the Beatles record their first album?
Abbey Road Studios
Which record label turned down The Beatles?
What was the first single ever released by the Beatles?
Love Me Do
What was the first UK No.1 single The Beatles released?
From Me to You
What record label were the Beatles signed too?
Who did Lennon/McCartney write the song ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’ for?
The Rolling Stones
Which holiday did The Beatles make a record for?
Which two Beatles share the writing credits for the album ‘A Hard Day’s Night’?
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
What was the name of the first movie The Beatles made?
A Hard Day’s Night
Which song was the first one George Harrison wrote for the Beatles?
Don’t Bother Me
How many weeks was the album ‘Please Please Me’ at the top of the charts?
What was the song ‘Yesterday’ called originally?
How many people tuned in to watch The Beatles for their debut appearance on Ed Sullivan show?
What Indian traditional instrument was featured heavily on the album Rubber Soul?
Which famous guitar player covered ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and played it to the Beatles themselves only 3 days after it had been released?
What year did the Beatles stop touring?
Who introduced The Beatles to marijuana?
Which Beatles song has the lyrics ‘I buried Paul’?
Strawberry Fields Forever
Which film that John Lennon was in made him want to start wearing his iconic round glasses?
How I Won the War
Who designed the album cover for Revolver?
Which religious figure did John Lennon say The Beatles were more popular than?
Where did John Lennon meet Yoko Ono?
At a London Gallery
What was the first poetry book by John Lennon called?
In His Own Write
Which member of the Rolling Stones played Saxophone on the B-side single ‘You know my name (Look Up the Number)’?
How many instruments could George Harrison play?
Why couldn’t The Beatles hear themselves onstage when they were touring?
Because the fans were screaming too loud
Where was the last Beatles concert?
Which left-wing thinker makes an appearance on the album cover for ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’?
What was the actual name of the album commonly known as ‘The White Album’?
Who played the guitar solo on The Beatles song ‘While my guitar gently weeps?
Who wrote the song ‘Octopus’ Garden’?
How many pianos play the final chord on ‘A Day in the Life’?
Which Beatle swore in the song ‘Hey Jude’?
What was the original name for Abbey Road?
What was the shortest song recorded by the Beatles?
Did The Beatles voice themselves in the film ‘Yellow Submarine’?
No, they didn’t
What year did the ‘Paul is dead’ theory first surface?
Which musician has often been called ‘The Black Beatle’?
What was the name of John Lennon’s wife who was often accused of meddling in the band?
By their breakup in 1970 how many studio albums had The Beatles released?
Which American city were The Beatles in when the band officially broke up?
New York City
In the Rolling Stones film ‘The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus’ what was the name of the supergroup with the following line-up: John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards and Mitch Mitchell?
The Dirty Mac
Who was the song ‘Hey Jude’ written for?
How many of The Beatles played on ‘The Ballad of John and Yoko’?
Just John Lennon and Paul McCartney
What was the last song The Beatles recorded together?
Which book did John Lennon’s killer blame for the murder he committed?
Catcher in the Rye
What year did John Lennon die?
What Eric Clapton song was written about George Harrisons ex-wife Pattie Boyd?
Which Beatle funded the Monty Python classic ‘Life of Brian’?
Which Beatle was granted a US citizenship in 1976?
What was John Lennon’s biggest hit after he left The Beatles?
Who was the first Beatle to perform in the United States after they broke up?
Which Beatle was the original narrator on the children’s TV show ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’?
Which Beatle was good friends with the novelty musician Weird Al Yankovic?
What is the name of John Lennon’s memorial in central park?
Which Beatles song was on the soundtrack for the film ‘Withnail and I’ alongside Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along the Watchtower?
While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Which popular 90s band that wrote the hit Wonderwall were massively influenced by The Beatles?
Which Beatle claimed to have invented the selfie?
What two artists did Paul McCartney work with to write the song FourFiveSeconds?
Kanye West and Rhianna
Which Beatles song was the title for a 2019 romantic comedy?
How many albums have The Beatles sold altogether?
How many No.1 hits did The Beatles have?