The Fab Four, on their Beatles-mobile, on their way to the shops... to buy some crisps.
You poor poor people. Whilst searching for an old tweet for another blog post (which may well never happen as it’s a bit lengthy), I unearthed some more #Beatlesfacts which I had previously splurged on Twitter previous to what I posted here. No-one loves filler material but hey, it’s my blog so I figured ‘sod it’, I’ll post them up anyway.
The song Daytripper is inspired by a day trip the band took to Chessington World of Adventures.
The Beatles originally had a cartoon squirell sidekick called Mr Fuzzles. He was later dropped due to being a massive racist.
Before becoming a band The Beatles were a detective agency, an accountancy firm and a chain of supermarkets.
In the Macca/Jacko collaboration, The Girl is Mine, the girl in question is actually the rights to The Beatles songs.
Other rejected band names include : The Donkey Punchers, The Flumps, Shitbreak, MC Sar & The Real McCoy.
Ringo Starr misses doing the voices on Thomas the Tank Engine. “I miss it”, he said yesterday.
As well as inventing Beatlemania, The Beatles also invented : Velcro, The Metric System, spots on giraffes and Oasis.
Ringo Starr dreams of electric sheep.
John Lennon regularly ‘ghost wrote’ songs on his days off. His works included I Will Survive, Ride on Time and 99 Problems.
The Beatles favourite colours are White, Red, Purple and Fiat Punto
Paul McCartney’s favourite cereal is Banana Bubbles – The Cereal That Thinks It’s A Milkshake. “They’re my favourite” he said.
Rejected names for The Beatles include : System 4, Fingerbang, The Stabbers, Technotronic feat. Ya Kid K
Well there you go, I think that’s all of them. Bad news, I also found some Bonofacts, I’m sure I’ll trudge those out when things round here get a bit quiet (a week from now).
I love dicking about on Twitter, a while back I got hooked on supplying the Twitter community with ‘facts’ about The Beatles. I tagged them all with the hashtag #beatlesfacts and had great fun posting made up facts about the fab four. Eventually the hashtag party was ruined when a load of Brazilians turned up and started posting ACTUAL Beatles facts. “Hey! That’s not the idea” I shouted at their stupid avatars but it was no good and so I gave up.
The Fab Four, also known as The Beatles
The other day I managed to drudge my facts from the Twitter sewer and here they are purely for your perusal, well, that and because I’ve got nothing else to post right now.
So, deep breath, here we go….
George Harrison loves to spend an afternoon doing bunny hops on his BMX bike
The song ‘Yesterday’ was inspired by events that happened the day before the song was written.
Try as he might Ringo cannot find a copy of ‘Breakdance 2 : Electric Boogaloo’ on VHS. “Fucks sake” he said yesterday.
John Lennon’s real name is Dappy from N-Dubz. He had to change it so he wouldn’t be mistaken for Dappy from N-Dubz.
George Harrison invented Dubstep. “I’m not sure if it’ll catch on though” he said yesterday.
Ringo Starr can fit six sausages in his mouth.
Paul McCartney’s album of MC Hammer cover versions has yet to see the light of day. Still, fingers crossed.
Ringo loves the colour yellow, he also loves submarines. He wrote a song about it. It is called ‘Fast Car’ by Tracy Chapman.
John Lennon was so embarrassed when he wrote ‘The Frog Chorus’ that he gave all copyright to Macca in exchange for a twix.
George Harrison has videotaped every episode of ‘8 out of 10 cats’ off the telly. He hates the show but he loves taping it.
John Lennon loves Sunny Delight. “I blummin loves it I do” he said last week.
Paul McCartney shuns Google in favour of Ask Jeeves. “It’s got all the hot shit I need” he said yesterday.
John Lennon has yet to play Beatles Rock Band, “I’m still trying to finish Jet Set Willy on my speccy” he said yesterday.
Paul McCartney’s favourite soup flavour is mushroom. George Harrison thinks that mushroom soup is gay.
Ringo Starr holds the high score on the Street Fighter 2 arcade machine at his local chippy.
Ringo Starrs’ favourite member of JLS is the funny one.
The Beatles were originally a detective agency until Paul sussed out that being in a band scores you hot chicks.
George Harrison wishes he didn’t type ‘Lemon Party’ into Google and click “I’m Feeling Lucky”.
For 6 years Ringo Starr was convinced that he was the real Slim Shady.
When faced with a bomb defusing situation Paul McCartney always cuts the blue wire.
Ringo Starr has learnt all the fight choreography from The Matrix. “If I get sucked into The Matrix I wanna be ready” he says.
The song ‘Get Back’ was originally titled ‘Get The Fuck Back’. EMI insisted the title was ‘too gangsta’ and changed it.
John Lennon loves TV’s ‘Lost’ and wonders how it will all end. “I wonder how it will all end”, he said.
Ringo Starr has seen The Nutty Professor 2 : The Klumps over 78 times. “The best bit was when the hamster shat” he says.*
Paul McCartney loves Dime bars. He has as many as three Dime bars in the house at any one time.
So there you go, well done you have officially wasted 5 -10 minutes of your life.
* This fact includes an actual review of ‘The Nutty Professor 2 : The Klumps’ that I heard someone say when I used to work at a cinema. He very much enjoyed the film, particularly the bit when the hamster shat.