Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Peter Blake. Robert Fraser suggested to Paul to use professional artist Peter Blake who eventually did it. Klaus Voormann designed the Revolver cover Richard Lush was the second recording engineer.
|On the back cover, what time is George pointing to?||Sgt Peppers
|Producer George Martin added what instrument to 'When I'm Sixty-Four' to give it a more unusual sound?||The Sgt. Pepper Quiz!
clarinets. Paul's vocals were also sped up slightly for an even more unique sound.
'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!'. All the lyrics from the song were actually written on a poster from a 19th century circus.
|What song on the album makes a reference to the then-popular British TV show , 'Meet The Wife'?||The Sgt. Pepper Quiz!
'Good Morning, Good Morning'.
Tara Browne. The Guinness heir was killed in a car crash and John wrote the song around the news of it.
Ringo. He must have been in the bathroom when they chose their suit colors...
'Wednesday morning at five o'clock'. Another clue for the 'Paul is dead' mystery--supposedly showed that he died at 5 on a Wednesday morning.
John and Paul. John is wearing a bright green/yellow suit. Ringo is in a pink suit with a hat. Paul is dressed in blue, and George is in orange with a hat. All four members have mustaches as well.
13. Starting with "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" and ending with "A Day in the Life". All of the songs were composed by Lennon/McCartney except for "Within You, Without You", which was written by Harrison.
Welcome the Rolling Stones. The photograph for the cover was taken on March 30, 1967. An image of Leo Gorcey, an actor, was supposed to appear in the top row on the right side of the picture, but he requested a fee. His image was painted over. An image of Mohandas Karamchand Ghandi, an Indian leader, was also supposed to be in the picture; however, EMI Records requested that it be painted out.
1967. It was released on June 2, 1967.
5:50. John had an old poster that inspired some of the lyrics for this song. At the top of it, it read 'Pablo Fanques Fair presents the Hendersons For the Benefit of Mr. Kite.'
John Lennon. Both John and Paul sing in this song. The two also wrote the song together. John read in the newspaper that 4,000 holes had been discovered in Blackburn, Lancashire, and wrote a "nonsense verse" (in his words) about it.
Peter Blake. The question may be a little late, but it is one of the most recognized album covers of all time. In fact, four other album covers were inspired from "Sgt. Pepper's". Some artists that used the design for their album covers include Frank Zappa and Dead Kennedys. Thanks for playing my quiz.
|Two songs were recorded for "Sgt. Pepper's" but came out on "Magical Mystery Tour" instead. Can you name me one of the two songs that were recorded?||Sgt Pepper's is #1!
Strawberry Fields Forever. The other big hit also recorded was "Penny Lane". These songs were major hits. Other songs that were recorded for "Sgt. Pepper's" were "Carnival Of Light", "Only A Northern Song", and "Drum Track". "Drum Track" was 22:10 long! It never was released.
|Someone's tragic accident inspired the first verse in "A Day In The Life". Who was this person who experienced a young fate?||Sgt Pepper's is #1!
Tara Browne. Tara Browne was the Guinness heir who died when he smashed his car into a parked van (inspiring the lyric "He blew his mind out in a car"). There was another event that inspired the fourth verse in the song. Blackburn Roads Surveyor recorded that 4,000 holes in the road and the volume of material needed to fill the holes was enough to fill the Albert Hall. Lennon both got these stories from newspapers. Also, a forty-one piece orchestra played on this. The final note of the song lasts forty-two seconds, and is rumored that you are able to hear the studio air conditioners toward the end. At Lennon's request, he asked producer George Martin to put in a high pitched tone, which most humans can't hear but dogs do and the noise drives them crazy.
Twenty. "It was twenty years ago today
That Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play"
The album was released in 1967, so Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play in 1947.
|The song "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" was inspired by a painting by John's son. What was John's son's name who made the painting?||Sgt Pepper's is #1!
Julian. Some people believe this song is about drugs (since the letters LSD are prominent in the title). John claimed it isn't and is about a musical version of "Alice In Wonderland". He also said "the girl with kaleidoscope eyes" turned out to be Yoko.
Paul McCartney. The title of the opening track is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", the same title as the album. Ringo sang on "A Little Help From My Friends", the song that follows "Sgt. Pepper's". "Sgt. Pepper's" also reprises right before the final song on the album "A Day In The Life".
When I'm Sixty-Four. "Sgt. Pepper's" is also a movie starring rock stars such as Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, and the band Aerosmith. The movie got bad reveiws, and was claimed one of the worst films ever made. Luckily the Beatles made other movies that did fairly well ("A Hard Day's Night", "Help", "Yellow Submarine" and "Let It Be", respectively).
|This relatively infamous figure appears adjacent to Mae West on the cover. He is described as being a "dabbler in black magic," on the cover notes for the album. However, he was also a prolific author and chess player. Who is he?||The "Sgt Pepper's" Album Cover
Aleister Crowley. Crowley appears in the second position from the left on the top row. He published a great deal of poetry. He was also an established mountain climber. It's possible that Crowley was a relatively accomplished chess player, perhaps approaching Master level strength. There is little doubt that he was a brilliant man. Nevertheless, he is most notably renowned for his association with the occult.
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|There are only a few sports figures appearing on the cover. This one happens to be a boxer. He is prominently displayed on the far left on the album cover. His birth name is Charles, but he was best well known by his nickname. Who is he?||The "Sgt Pepper's" Album Cover
Sonny Liston. Sonny Liston was a very talented fighter with a tainted past. Liston was the heavyweight champion of the world in 1962. His image on the cover is a wax figure borrowed from Madame Tussuad's' Wax Museum.
|Also included on the cover of the album is the author of the dystopian novel "Brave New World". Who is the author in question?||The "Sgt Pepper's" Album Cover
Aldous Huxley. The novel "Brave New World" written by Aldous Huxley describes a war-less society where people are indoctrinated since they are fetuses to live in different classes and therefore are not given the same opportunities as their peers. Sex is considered recreational and the use of the hallucinogenic drug 'soma' is encouraged. Throw into this society John the savage, a savage only because he was raised outside this society, and you're bound to have conflict arise. The struggle between society and John intensifies throughout the novel, and utopian principles are called into question.
Aldous Huxley is found on the cover of the album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" in the second row, third from the left.
Question added by LeoDaVinci, who loved the novel "Brave New World" and recommends it to everybody.
|Somewhere on the right-hand edge of the album cover is an image of a Shirley Temple doll wearing a striped sweatshirt. What famous band is mentioned on the shirt?||The "Sgt Pepper's" Album Cover
The Rolling Stones. The sweatshirt actually belonged to the young son of Michael Cooper, the photographer responsible for the "Sgt. Pepper's" album cover, and paid tribute to the iconic British rock band with the words "Welcome The Rolling Stones". The Stones would return the compliment later that year with the release of "Their Satanic Majesties Request" in December 1967. The cover artwork for that album featured a psychedelic 3D photo of the band (also shot by Cooper) that included images of the faces of each of The Fab Four carefully hidden in the foreground. John Lennon and Paul McCartney also contributed background vocals and percussion to "Sing This All Together", the opening track of the album.
Question by jmorrow.
|If you happen to have the album and liner notes, this famous writer is depicted in position 52. He was a famous writer known for such works as "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and "Through the Looking Glass". Who is this prominent author?||The "Sgt Pepper's" Album Cover
Lewis Carroll. The image of Lewis Carroll, also known as Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, appears on the right side of the album cover. He is portrayed in a ghostly fashion, though. If you observe the album cover, he is in the third line and appears on the right side of the album cover. Lewis Carroll was a brilliant mathematician, chess player, word maven and superb author. He passed away in England at the age of 65. His works have been transformed into film and he well deserves a place on this cover.
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|Around the time the album was released, rumours had been circulating that one of the members of the Beatles had died. The rumours cited mysterious lyrics from several Beatles songs, and also images from the cover of 'Sgt Pepper's'. What band instrument is Paul McCartney holding on the album cover, different from the other Beatles, which helped perpetuate the rumour that he was dead?||The "Sgt Pepper's" Album Cover
English horn. The English horn (or cor anglais) is a member of the oboe family and is mostly black in colour--a colour which is often associated with death. The other Beatles are holding metallic instruments: John Lennon (Wagner tuba) and Ringo Starr (trumpet) are holding brass instruments, and George Harrison is holding a flute. The flute, like the English horn, is a member of the woodwind family, but its colour is notably silver.
Another famous 'clue' to Paul's death appears in the lyrics to the song 'Strawberry Fields Forever', which was originally intended to be included in the 'Sgt Pepper's' album but was instead released as a single. The rumours claimed that Lennon could be heard uttering the phrase 'I buried Paul' at the end of the song, although what he's actually saying is 'cranberry sauce'. Why? Well, according to Paul McCartney in a 'Rolling Stone' magazine interview, that's just Lennon's sense of humour: 'John would say something totally out of sync, like cranberry sauce. If you don't realise that John's apt to say cranberry sauce when he feels like it, then you start to hear a funny little word there, and you think, "Aha!"'.
Question by LadyCaitriona.