Celebrity Challenge: Beatles

Celebrity Challenge: Beatles
Image: Photoshot/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

About This Quiz

The Beatles. The name alone conjures up images of mop tops, yellow submarines, meter maids and walruses. The Fab Four are arguably the most renowned and influential rock band to ever strap on guitars.
Which famous actress initally refused to have her image on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, only to change her mind after a personal letter from the band?
Marilyn Monroe
Mae West
Each of these actresses is on the cover, but only Mae West intially refused.
Shirley Temple

Advertisement

How many No. 1 singles did The Beatles achieve in the United States?
23
27
The Beatles recorded an astounding 27 songs that reached No. 1 in the United States.
17

Advertisement

What Beatles song did John Lennon perform without assistance from the other band members?
"Blackbird"
"Imagine"
"Julia"
If you know your Beatles, this one is easy. "Blackbird" was sung by Paul and "Imagine" was not a Beatles song, leaving only "Julia."

Advertisement

What George Harrison penned tune has led to the repeated theft of a certain street sign in Los Angeles?
"Blue Jay Way"
Abbey Road may be a real street, but this song was really written in a house on Blue Jay Way in the Hollywood Hills.
"Penny Lane"
"Abbey Road"

Advertisement

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was the first album to feature what?
Lyrics on the back cover
The Beatles are well known for being early proponents of stereo recording, but Sgt. Pepper's was the first to feature lyrics on the back cover.
Stereo sound
Phil Spector as producer

Advertisement

Who temporarily filled in for drummer Ringo Starr when he stormed out of the White Album recording sessions?
Ginger Baker
Charlie Watts
Paul McCartney
Charlie Watts and Ginger Baker were fine drummers, but it was Sir Paul McCartney who hit the skins when Ringo left the studio.

Advertisement

The song "Got to Get You Into My Life" was written by Paul McCartney about what?
His future wife, Linda
Marijuana
Paul loved Linda, but he also loved marijuana -- so much so that he penned this famous tune about it.
Yoko Ono

Advertisement

The tune "Dear Prudence" was written about what famous actress's sister?
Ali MacGraw
Sophia Loren
Mia Farrow
Prudence Farrow was the one who spent a little too much time meditating, worrying John Lennon enough to encourage her to "come out and play."

Advertisement

What was the only George Harrison penned tune to be played live by The Beatles?
"If I Needed Someone"
"If I Needed Someone" was played on the 1966 tour, the only one of Harrison's songs to make it to the stage.
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
"Here Comes the Sun"

Advertisement

What was the first Beatles song to be longer than three minutes?
"While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
"Day Tripper"
"Ticket to Ride"
"Ticket to Ride" was a ticket to more than three minutes of music.

Advertisement

You Got:
/10
Photoshot/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Friends Quiz: Can You Remember These Obscure Details From Friends?
Friends Quiz: Can You Remember These Obscure Details From Friends?
If you consider yourself to be a huge "Friends" fan, then this is the quiz for you! Test your knowledge of the show by seeing if you can remember all these obscure little details from the series!
Explore More

Featured