The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential group in popular music.
And if you’re a fan of the fabulous Fab Four, we invite you to continue reading as we’re going to share some interesting Beatles trivia in this article. And this post about Beatles trivia can also be found in pub trivia games from the BQT (Big Quiz Thing) website.
1. Which members were considered the primary songwriters of the band?
– McCartney and Lennon were the members who were often credited for most of the songs they played as a band.
2. What was the name of George Harrison’s first solo single?
– The song was called “My Sweet Lord” and it was released in 1970.
3. Ringo Starr briefly left the Beatles in 1968 during the filming of the movie “Magical Mystery Tour.” Who replaced him on drums during that time?
– Session musician Jim Keltner replaced Ringo Starr on drums during the filming of “Magical Mystery Tour.”
4. The Beatles’ song “Yesterday” is the most covered song of all time with over 3,000 versions. What is the second most covered song?
– The second most covered song is “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin‘” by the Righteous Brothers. It has been covered over 2,700 times.
5. Which Beatle was the first to release a solo album?
– George Harrison was the first Beatle to release a solo album with his 1970 self-titled record.
6. The Beatles were originally rejected by Decca Records in 1962. What other famous band was also rejected by the same label?
– The Rolling Stones were also rejected by Decca Records in 1962.
7. The Beatles hold the record for the most number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 20 songs. Who is in second place?
– Mariah Carey is in second place with 18 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
8. The Beatles were awarded a total of seven Grammy Awards. How many Grammy Awards has Taylor Swift won?
– As of 2020, Taylor Swift has won 10 Grammy Awards.
9. What was the term that was coined to describe the type of hysteria that the Beatles generated in their performances in the 60s?
– The term was “Beatlemania”. And it was coined by the Scottish promoter, Andi Lothian while he was interviewed at the Caird Hall when the band performed there on October 7, 1963.
10. The Beatles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. Who inducted them?
– Mick Jagger, the frontman of the band The Rolling Stones, inducted the Beatles into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
11. What was the name of the band’s first album?
– The Beatles’ first album was called “Please Please Me” and it was released in 1963.
12. Who was the band’s first drummer?
– The Beatles’ first drummer was Pete Best, who was replaced by Ringo Starr in 1962.
13. What was the name of the band’s first single?
– The Beatles’ first single was “Love Me Do” and it was released in 1962.
14. Which of the band’s albums had over 700 hours of recording time?
– The band’s “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album is composed of 13 songs that were made out of 700 recording hours in total, which is quite unusual at that time. And the concept of the album was based on the alter-egos of every member of the Beatles.
15. How many albums did the Beatles release during their career?
– The Beatles released a total of 13 studio albums during their career.