VAUGHANS VOCABULARY Beatles inspiration...
My daughter gave me a Beatles calendar. Above each monthâ€™s calendar is a picture of the four Englishmen: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, all born in Liverpool. With each subsequent page is a picture in which they are older.
I have always been intrigued with why the group called itself â€śthe Beatles.â€ť McCartney revealed in an interview on KTXQ-FM in Dallas that it harkens back to the Crickets, Buddy Hollyâ€™s group from the late 1950s. The Beatles liked the Cricketsâ€™ double-meaning: the game and the insects. Rather than â€śBeetles,â€ť the group chose â€śBeatles,â€ť connoting both the insects and the good beat of their music.
1. Which word was part of their name before they were known as the Beatles?
2. The title of one of their songs has the name of which animal? From which authorâ€™s work did the animalâ€™s name come?
A. Bear â€“ Karl Shapiro
B. Giraffe â€“ Percy Bysshe Shelley
C. Walrus â€“ Lewis Carroll
D. Orangutan â€“ Edgar Allan Poe
E. Wolf â€“ Rudyard Kipling
No. 1 is B. They were first known as â€śThe Quarrymen.â€ť No. 2 is C.
3. In the song â€śSomething,â€ť Harrison wrote, â€śSomething in the way she ________.â€ť
The lyric is, â€śSomething in the way she moves attracts me like no other lover.â€ť
4. Which song contains the word juju?
A. Nowhere Man
C. Come Together
D. Sheâ€™s A Woman
A fetish, charm, or amulet of West African peoples is a juju. C is the answer.
5. Mississippi blues guitarist and singer-songwriter Elmore James is mentioned in which Beatles song?
A. For You Blue
B. Get Back
C. The Long and Winding Road
D. I Saw Her Standing There
The number of people who listen to a radio station for five minutes in any one day is last weekâ€™s mystery word clue. You are right if you said â€ścume.â€ť
This weekâ€™s mystery word to solve is a noun of four letters; if you were performing a medley of Beatles songs, you could call it a Beatles ________.
Contact Don Vaughan at firstname.lastname@example.org
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