35 Strange But True Beatles Facts Every Fan Should Know

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26Penny Lane

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.


27. 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."


28. The Beatles were considering to name their 1969 album Everest and even flying to the Himalayas to shoot the cover photo. Instead, they named it Abbey Road and shot the cover photo in front of the studio.


29. The Canadian rock band Rush stands third after the Beatles and Rolling Stones for the most consecutive gold or platinum studio albums by a rock band.


30. During the week of 4 April 1964, the Beatles held the top five positions on the Billboard Hot 100 singles simultaneously. This feat hasn't been accomplished by any other artist to date, the closest being 50-Cent, who placed three titles simultaneously.


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31John Lennon

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.


32. The Beatles did not know how to read music and George Harrison once said that he thought if he learned music theory it would ruin his ability to write songs.


33. When The Beatles were at a British Embassy reception in Washington D.C., someone cut off a lock of Ringo's hair as a souvenir. Ringo told an interviewer, "These diplomats just don't know how to behave."


34. In The Beatles song "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," neither George Harrison nor John Lennon plays the lead guitar part, Eric Clapton does.


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

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