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26Beatles' concerts

The Beatles concerts were said to smell heavily of urine due to overexcited girls. - Source

27. Let it Be "Mother Mary" refers to Mary McCartney, Paul's mother who died when he was 14. She would stop fights between Paul and his brother by telling them "Let it be, boys". When it was written, the Beatles were constantly fighting with each other so Paul remembered his mother's words. - Source

28. When the Beatles played in Canada, Ringo Starr was accompanied onstage by a bodyguard and police sharpshooters because he received death threats from anti-Semites. To this Ringo replied, "Some people decided to make an example of me, as an English Jew. The one major fault is I'm not Jewish." - Source

29. John Lennon wrote the Beatles song 'Dear Prudence' for Prudence Farrow (Mia's sister) while studying Transcendental Meditation in India. The group became worried about her because she spent the majority of her time alone in her room practicing meditation, so John wrote her a song to persuade her to socialize more. - Source

30. Johnny Ramone went to see The Beatles at the Shea Stadium with a bag of rocks to throw at them. - Source

31Day Tripper and Norwegian Wood songs

A reporter asked the Beatles about the intentions of the songs "Day Tripper" and "Norwegian Wood" after Time reported that they were about a prostitute and a lesbian. Paul responded with "We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all." - Source

32. The Beatles' album, 'Revolver' was almost named 'After Geography' (credits to Ringo), to contrast with the Rolling Stones album, 'Aftermath'. - Source

33. "Something" by the Beatles and "Layla" by Eric Clapton are both about the same woman. - Source

34. Due to the popularity of the Beatles song, "Penny Lane" street signs in Liverpool were so often stolen, local authorities got tired of replacing them and began painting the street's name onto the sides of buildings. - Source

35. When the Beatles recorded "Hey Jude", Ringo was on the toilet and came back just in time to play the drums on the song.

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36The Beatles

System of a Down, The Beatles, Guns 'N Roses, 2Pac, and DMX are the only artists to have ever had 2 studio albums debut at #1 in the same year. - Source

37. A tree was planted in Los Angeles in memory of George Harrison of the Beatles, just to later die due to an infestation of beetles. - Source

38. The Beatles asked Stanley Kubrick to direct Lord of the Rings film starring George Harrison as Gandalf, Paul McCartney as Frodo, Ringo Starr as Sam, and John Lennon as Gollum but J.R.R. Tolkien wouldn't let them do it. - Source

39. "Across the Universe", by The Beatles, is the first song aliens will hear (it was beamed into deep space by NASA). - Source

40. Paul McCartney dreamed the melody of "Yesterday" one night and immediately wrote the music the next morning. He then looked around for a month to find out whether or not he plagiarized it from someone else.

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41John Lennon

John Lennon received a letter from a student telling him his teacher made them analyze The Beatles' lyrics. Amused by this, he composed "I Am The Walrus" with intentionally confusing and meaningless lyrics to baffle those who tried to analyze the song. - Source

42. Emma Stone celebrated her mom being 2 years cancer free in 2010 by writing a letter to Paul McCartney asking him to sketch two birds' feet because The Beatles' song "Blackbird" was her mother's favorite. Paul sketched the birds which Emma and her mom took and used to get matching wrist tattoos. - Source

43. The Beatles played a demo copy of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" before its release at full volume from an open apartment window at 6 AM. Instead of complaining, the residents opened their windows and listened, aware they were hearing unreleased Beatles music. - Source

44. Jimi Hendrix covered "Sgt. Pepper" in front of The Beatles only 2 days after it was released. - Source

45. Pete Best released an album in 1965 called "Best of the Beatles" that contained no Beatles music but fooled so many people into buying it that it was investigated for consumer fraud. The case was dropped because no fraud had been committed, he was Best of the Beatles. - Source

46John Lennon

In 1968, John Lennon recently inspired by LSD, calls an emergency meeting of the Beatles at their Apple headquarters in London. "I've got something very important to tell you," Lennon says. "I am Jesus Christ. I have come back again.- Source

47. In 2007, listeners of BBC Radio 2 ranked Queen as the 'top British band' of all time, better than The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. - Source

48. Beatle's George Harrison survived a brutal stabbing when his wife fended off an intruder with a fireplace poker and lamp. Harrison suffered a punctured lung and over 40 stab wounds. - Source

49. A Moon-sized diamond was found in space, and it has been dubbed "Lucy" in reference to the Beatles' song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". - Source

50. The Beatles officially broke up at Walt Disney World. - Source


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