Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Beatles' Solo Careers
|Paul starred in his own movie, "Give My Regards To Broad Street" in 1984. What other ex- Beatle(s) appeared in the film?||The Beatles Go Solo!
Ringo. "No More Lonely Nights" from the film reached #6. Paul had other songs in movies such as "Spies Like Us" (reached # 7) in 1985, and the title song from the James Bond film "Live And Let Die" (reached #2) in 1973.
|The hit song "Ebony and Ivory" was released in 1982. Paul sang and represented the ivory keys on the piano. Who sang and represented the ebony keys?||The Beatles Go Solo!
Stevie Wonder. "Ebony and Ivory" reached #1 and stayed there for seven weeks. Wings officially disbanded in April 1981.
|John's 1980 album "Double Fantasy" included the hits, "(Just Like) Starting Over", "Woman", and "Watching The Wheels". Why was the album called "Double Fantasy"?||The Beatles Go Solo!
It was originally supposed to be a double album.. John Lennon was born on October 9th, 1940. He won the Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1991. "Just Like Starting Over" reached #1 in late 1980. "Double Fantasy" is also the name of a flower.
|Which song by Wings reached a higher Billboard chart position? "Silly Love Songs" or "Listen to What the Man Said"?||The Beatles Go Solo!
They both peaked at number 1.. Paul was born James Paul McCartney on June 18th, 1942. His first solo album was released in 1970. His group, "Wings" was formed in 1971. He won a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award in 1990.
|Ringo can be seen singing his first solo hit (which peaked at Billboard number 4) in the 1971 film "Bangladesh", while playing drums. What was the name of the song?||The Beatles Go Solo!
It Don't Come Easy. Ringo was born Richard Starkey on July 7th, 1940. Ringo was also a talanted actor and appeared in such movies as, "Candy", "200 Motels", "Born to Boogie", "Blindman", "That Will Be the Day", "Caveman", and many others.
Paul McCartney. "You're Sixteen" reached #1 in December 1973. Ringo's first solo album was released in 1970.
|Who sang background vocal on the John Lennon solo hit, "Whatever Gets You Through The Night"?||The Beatles Go Solo!
Elton John. This song was John Lennon's first solo #1 on October 1974. John formed Plastic Ono Band in 1969 with Yoko Ono whom he met in 1966 and married in 1969.
John Lennon. John's "Plastic Ono Band" was formed in 1969 while he was still a member of the Beatles. All the other members had solo hits only after the Beatles broke up. John had several hits before and after the breakup including his first solo top ten, "Instant Karma (We All Shine On)" which reached #3 in March, 1970.
George Harrison. "The Concert For Bangla Desh" was recorded live by George Harrison and friends at New York City's Madison Square Garden. The takings from the two concerts of $243,418 was given to UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund). Harrison got several of his friends, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton to perform.
Harrison later said: "When I did Bangladesh, I spent a couple of months, every day and night, on the telephone, trying to trick people into doing it and making a commitment. Nowadays, you phone somebody up, and it's an accepted part of life that every so often you give something to charity."
John Lennon. "Double Fantasy" was released by John Lennon just three weeks before he died in 1980. It was hoped that this would be his comeback album after having taken some time-out to concentrate on his family. Tracks on this "Grammy" award winning album included; "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)", "(Just Like) Starting Over" and "Woman".
Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney and Wings released the "Band on the Run" album on Apple Records in December 1973. The members of Wing were Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney and Denny Laine. Former Cream drummer Ginger Baker also features on the album. A 25th anniversary edition of "Band on the Run" was released in 1999.
Ringo Starr. "Goodnight Vienna" was Ringo Starr's forth solo album. Other artists who played on the album include John Lennon, Harry Nilsson and Billy Preston. The title track "Goodnight Vienna" was written by John Lennon. "No No Song" was released as a single in the US, peaking at number three in the charts.
|"Mind Games" and "One Day (at a Time)" were two of the songs on this album, the former being the title track. The album had which of the Beatles' name on it?||Beyond the Beatles - Their Solo Albums
John Lennon. John Lennon's "Mind Games" album was released in 1973. This album peaked at number six in the UK and nine in the US. "Mind Games", John Lennon's forth solo album release, was recorded in New York. The title track was also released as a single.
George Harrison. "Dark Horse" was released by George Harrison in 1974. This album had a poor response in the UK, but went gold in the US peaking at number four in the album chart. "Dark Horse" was also the name given to George Harrison's own record label which he established when his contract with Apple expired. Extras on the "Dark Horse" album include Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Eric Clapton.
Paul McCartney. The music on the "Give My Regards to Broad Street" album was written by Paul McCartney as the soundtrack for his movie of the same name.
"Give My Regards to Broad Street" topped the UK charts, but was less successful in the US.
Ringo Starr. Ringo Starr released "Sentimental Journey", his first solo album, in 1970. The album was produced by George Martin, who had produced most of the Beatles recording sessions. Ringo compiled the track from some of his parents' favourite songs. Those who had a hand in arranging the music on "Sentimental Journey" included Paul McCartney, Quincy Jones and Maurice Gibb.
George Harrison. The tracks on George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass" included; "My Sweet Lord", "What Is Life" and "I'd Have You Anytime", which was co-written with Bob Dylan. This triple album, recorded at EMI's famous Abbey Road Studios, was co-produced by Harrison and Phil Spector. The stars featured on "All Things Must Pass" include Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ringo Starr and Phil Collins.
John Lennon. "Jealous Guy" featured on the "Imagine" album, released in 1971, it was produced by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector. Other tracks on the album include "Crippled Inside" and "How Do You Sleep?", on which George Harrison plays. "Imagine", Lennon's second solo album release, also turned out to be his most sucessful.
How Do You Sleep. "How Do You Sleep" was written by Lennon as a response to McCartney's song "Too Many People", which had lyrics critical of Lennon. "How Do You Sleep" was from Lennon's 1971 album, "Imagine." George Harrison plays slide guitar on the track. Lennon hits McCartney on a couple of levels. He says "Those freaks was right when they said you was dead," referring to the hoax about Paul's death back during the Beatle days. Lennon also says, "The only thing you done was yesterday," which is a reference to Paul's huge hit with the Beatles from 1965. Lennon goes on. "And since you've gone you're just another day." This is a dig at Paul's recent hit song from earlier in 1971, "Another Day."
|Which ex-Beatle is credited with writing the 1971 Ringo Starr hit, "It Don't Come Easy"?||The Beatles Go Solo
Ringo. Ringo Starr is credited with writing "It Don't Come Easy", which reached number four in both the U.S. and U.K. Some say George co-wrote it. There is a demo track with George singing a guide vocal for Ringo. George plays guitar on the song. Ringo plays drums and does lead vocals. Stephen Stills plays piano. Pete Ham and Tom Evans of Badfinger do the backing vocals.
George and Ringo. George and Ringo wrote "Photograph", a number one hit for Ringo in the U.S. in October, 1973. George wrote the melody and Ringo wrote the lyrics. George also plays 12-string acoustic guitar and does backing vocals, while Ringo, of course, plays drums and sings lead vocals.
|According to the Billboard Hot 100, what was John Lennon's first U.S. number one hit?||The Beatles Go Solo
Whatever Gets You Through the Night. "Whatever Gets You Through The Night" was John Lennon's first post-Beatles number one, reaching that chart position in November of 1974. Elton John plays piano and does backing vocals on the track. "Imagine" was a number three hit in the U.S. in 1971. It was rereleased in the U.K. in the weeks after Lennon's murder and reached number one in January, 1981. "Mind Games" reached number eighteen in the U.S. and number twenty-six in the U.K. for Lennon in 1973. "(Just Like) Starting Over" was released as a single in November, 1980. It reached number one in both the U.S. and U.K. in December, 1980, in the weeks after Lennon's murder.
John. John was given co-writing credit, along with Bowie and Carlos Alomar, on Bowie's hit song "Fame." Apparently, Lennon's contributions were minimal. He is said to have come up with the title and a few lyrics. But he does play guitar and sing backing vocals on the track, which was the first number one song in the U.S. for Bowie, reaching that position in September, 1975.
Paul. Paul co-wrote "Veronica" and also plays Hofner Bass on the track. The song appeared on Elvis Costello's 1989 album "Spike". It reached number nineteen on the U.S. charts.
|What John Lennon single ironically reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the U.S.?||The Beatles Go Solo
#9 Dream. "#9 Dream" reached number nine in 1974. "Cold Turkey" reached number thirty in 1969. "Power to the People" reached number 11 in 1971. "Woman is the Nigger of the World" reached, believe it or not, number 57 in 1972.
|According to the Billboard Hot 100, who was the first ex-Beatle to have a number one hit in the U.S.?||The Beatles Go Solo
George. George had the first number one hit in the U.S. with 1970s "My Sweet Lord." The song reached number one in December, 1970 and stayed there into January, 1971. George was hesitant to release this song as a single because of its obviously religious meaning. Eric Clapton plays acoustic guitar on the track, while Billy Preston plays piano, and Ringo plays drums.
|According to the Billboard Hot 100, what was Paul McCartney's first U.S. number one song with the band Wings?||The Beatles Go Solo
My Love. "My Love" was McCartney's first U.S. number one with Wings, reaching the top of the charts in 1973. "Live and Let Die" only reached number two in the U.S. "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey" reached number one in 1971, but it was BEFORE the formation of Wings. "Band on the Run" was a number one hit for Wings in 1974, a year after "My Love."