It’s been slightly over 50 years since The Beatles and the resulting Beatlemania swept the world, changing the musical landscape forever. A Fab 4 that truly transcended boundaries, cultures, and even genders.
But even for the most die-hard fans, we’ve gathered 5 little known facts to tickle your fancy.
- The Beatles (or at least half of it) sang for the Rolling Stones: Lennon and McCartney provided backing vocals to the 1967 single “We Love You”.
- In “Hey Jude”, you can hear McCartney say something naughty at 2:58 after hitting a wrong note and it certainly sounds like “F#@*^ing hell!”.
- Paul is not McCartney’s first name, James is.
- The BBC banned several Beatles songs – “I Am the Walrus” (for the use of the word “knickers”) and “Fixing a Hole”, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life” (all for alleged drug reference).
- The closest they came to reuniting was at Eric Clapton’s wedding to Patti Boyd in 1979, where McCartney, Harrison and Starr played. Lennon did not attend.
The Beatles 50th Anniversary Musical
In commemoration of their 50th anniversary (technically 52nd), “Let it be” – a celebration of the music of The Beatles is coming to Singapore to set hearts aflutter once again.
From 1 – 6 Oct 2014, at Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa, get ready for a barnstorming musical journey for the ages and the aged.