Unknown Beatles Facts
During the Cavern gigs, Ringo became female fans
favourite. Maureen Cox asked Ringo for his autograph
while on her way to a hair dressing class in 1962.
Another time, she kissed him as he was leaving the
Cavern dressing room. He then asks her to dance and
later drove her and her friend home afterward.
The Beatles become millionaires in 1965.
In 1964, Beatle-related products brought an
estimated $50 million (over $250 million in 1997
dollars) in the United States.
On the day the Beatles arrived in New York for the 1st
time, radio deejays announced temperature in "Beatle
degrees" and time in "Beatle minutes".
In Seattle, a female fan who was trying to get
backstage, fell 25 feet down a ventilation shaft and
dropped onto the floor at Ringo's feet. He asked her
if she was sure she was okay, but she ran from him and
disappeared in the crowd.
In California, fans were seen eating the grass that
Ringo walked on. When he was asked what he thought
about this, he replied, "I just hope they don't get
They rarely wore headphones in the studio.
On "Love Me Do", John plays harmonica, which he says
he shoplifted from a store in Holland.
After George came to the band, the name Quarry Men was
dropped and the band tried names as The Rainbows, or
the Moondogs, or even for one night, Johnny & the
Yoko Ono's name means 'ocean child'.
George, 3 grades behind John, also attended Dovedale,
but they never met. George later moved on to the Liverpool
Institute in 1954, where Paul was a student one year
ahead of him.
On the last day before break at the Institute, Paul
brought his guitar to class, stood on a desk, played
and sang 2 Little Richard songs: "Long Tall Sally"
& "Tutti Frutti".
Paul still owns his first guitar.
George was introduced to the Quarry Men by Paul and
became accepted into the group by the much older
John. The band could now practise at George's and
Paul's, but never at John's. Mimi wouldn't even let
George in the house after he showed up with a crew
cut and a pink shirt.
When Beatlemania broke, a factory in a London suburb
started producing Beatle wigs, and claimed they
received orders from Buckingham Palace and Eton.
George told a reporter that when they received
notification of the MBE awards by mail, they thought
that the official envelope and 10 Downing Street
return address meant they were being drafted.
Brian Epstein reportedly asked Sullivan the night of
the first performance, "I would like to know the exact
wording of your introduction." Sullivan replied, "I
would like you to get lost."
The Beatles received a telegram of congratulations from
Elvis, which was read on the air.
In one scene of "Help!" The Beatles sing Beethoven's
"Ode To Joy" to calm a lion. Off camera, was a lion
tamer with a rifle ready.