Friday, 7 February 2014

The Daily Teaser — 7-2-2014: Meet The Beatles

Have you ever read The Kraken Wakes, by John Wyndham … ?

The story tells of an alien invasion of Earth: by creatures that live on a gas giant, somewhat similar to Jupiter.   Which means they invade Earth’s deepest oceans: and, in order to expand their territory, they promote  LOTS of global warming, to make the oceans rise.

I can’t help but look out of my window, right now.

It’s raining.

And given the flooding we’re getting in parts of the UK … ?   I can’t help but wonder if Mr Wyndham had spotted something the rest of us haven’t … 


But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting in her answers: and bagging four out of five.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s Teaser, shall we?   Here it is, along with the How ToLicense and video

Q1) 7th February saw The Beatles arrive in the US: for their first US tour.   In which year of the 1960s … ?
Q2) On which TV show did they appear, two days later … ?
Q3) Name any member of The Beatles.   (The classic famous line-up: Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best don’t count.)
Q4) Question 3 mentions Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe: which of these men was Ringo Starr’s predecessor as drummer?
Q5) What was the band’s first UK Top Forty hit?
Q6) What was the name of the band’s first US album … ?
Q7) 1963 saw The Beatles have three UK № 1s in a row.   Name one of those songs.
Q8) What — in the UK — was the first single released by The Beatles?
Q9) In which Beatles’ film does George assure viewers that “It’s all in the mind, y’know” … ?
Q10) Finally … what was the last album the band released, not long after they broke up in 1970?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 6th February, 1918, saw women in Britain being granted the vote: but only if they were at least how old … ?
A1) 30.
Q2) 6th February, 1840, saw the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi: marking the start of British Imperial rule of where … ?
A2) New Zealand.
Q3) 6th February, 1649, saw Charles 2nd named as King of Great Britain: by the Parliament of Scotland.   In which year did the English Parliament invite him to be King of England … ?
A3) 1660.
Q4) 6th February, 1983, saw war criminal, Klaus Barbie, returned to France to face a war crimes trial.   Barbie was also known as the ‘Butcher of’ where … ?
A4) Lyon.
Q5) Finally … 6th February, 1914, saw a pro-monarchy peasant uprising: in which Scandinavian country … ?
A5) Sweden.
I’ll leave you with this thought from the Fifth Beatle …
“I was immediately struck by their music, their beat, and their sense of humour on stage – and, even afterwards, when I met them, I was struck again by their personal charm. And it was there that, really, it all started”
Brian Epstein, Beatles manager.
And this song …

Have a good day.

*        That’s me not explaining meself, well enough, isn’t it Debbi?!‽?   I was talking about the gold nugget I mentioned in the 5th Feb’s Teaser: it was about 11 and a half stone.   161lbs!   72kilograms!   About the same weight as a healthy fourteen year old!   I would love to find a gold nugget like that … !


Debbi said...

Now that would be awesome!

1. 1964
2. The Ed Sullivan Show
3. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & George Harrison
4. Pete Best
5. I Saw Her Standing There
6. Introducing ... the Beatles
7. She Loves You
8. Love Me Do
9. Help!
10. Let it Be

Pink Fluff (Beatles fan) said...

1. 1964
2. Ed Sullivan
3. JohnPaulGeorgeanRingo
4. Pete
5. My Bonnie (Tony Sheridan with the Beat Brothers)
6. Oh gosh, I never consider these repackaged US albums. They're a complete perversion of the artist's original intention. I find their Rolling Stones albums are unlistentoable.
7. She loves you, I wanna hold your hand, I feel fine
8. Love me do
9. Hard Day's Night (I'm not at all sure)
10. Let it be

Fluff in the web said...

Now I'm going to check my books.