BEATLES TRIVIA AND GAMES! Watch every week as some trivia will be for prizes (as indicated,) others are just for fun! Since July 30, 2012, trivia questions and games have been posted every Monday, and everyone has a full week (through the following Sunday) to submit their answers. One random winner is chosen every week. Write to me with your answer(s) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Answers and winners names provided with every new trivia question! You can win once every 30 days!
NEW CHANGE IN OUR TRIVIA PAGE!!!: EVERY WEEK (until further announcement) MY BEATLES TRIVIA & GAMES PAGE CAN NOW WIN YOU ONE OF 9 PRIZES!!!!!!!!! CHOOSE FROM ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 9 PRIZES BELOW!!! PRIZES MAY VARY FROM WEEK TO WEEK!
1) BEATLES 1 CD & DVD ----Celebrating the 15h Anniversary of the "Beatles 1" CD comes this reissue of the group's 27 #1 hits (U.S. & U.K.) newly remixed supervised by Giles Martin, with the Beatles promotional films for each song packaged together. The group's videos represent an important part of their history, and have been digitally restored and are breathtaking. Possibly the most important release on the group since the Beatles Anthology. (Courtesy UMe)
4) THE BEATLES LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL (CD) --Just reissued after being long out of print. Giles Martin remixed the 1977 album with the same songs, plus 4 bonus tracks! The sound is superb, you can hear the band much clearer, with the audience screaming brought down a bit in the mix. A welcome return for this release! (courtesy Universal Music Enterprises.)
5) GOOD OL' FREDA DVD - Wonderful documentary on the life of Beatles Fan Club Secretary Freda Kelly, and what is was like to work for the group and their manager, Brian Epstein (courtesy Magnolia Pictures.)
6) SONGS WE WERE SINGING: GUIDED TOURS THROUGH THE BEATLES' LESSER KNOWN TRACKS -Kit O'Toole. Kit, whose works have been published in Beatlefan and Something Else Reviews, explores the Beatles' lesser-known songs, and explains why they deserve more examination and appreciation. Kit also looks at some of John Lennon's lesser-known solo-songs, a few of the solo-Beatles albums, and a chapter on Ringo's most underrated drumming performances on Beatles records. Listen to some of my interview with Kit on THIS PAGE!
7) I AM BRIAN WILSON: A MEMOIR - Brian Wilson with Ben Greenman - New autobiography from the music legend and Beach Boy highlighting the poetic lyricism, inspiration and creativity behind Brian's vast body of work, the books shows a man coming to terms with his past, telling the story of how Brian spent years in seclusion to come out the other side--still touring, still making music, and still here. (Only one copy available--courtesy DaCapo Press.)
8) DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET? - New autobiography from Liverpool legend Billy J. Kramer, covering his childhood, early success in music, the Lennon-McCartney songs given to him, his relationships with the Beatles, Brian Epstein, George Martin, the Dakotas, his life after leaving the Dakotas, his most recent album "I Won The Fight" and much more (courtesy Equinox Publishing.) Listen to my new interview with Billy HERE - scroll down to middle of the page!
9) FIVE-PACK OF PRIZES!!!!! - 1) THE WALRUS AND THE ELEPHANTS: JOHN LENNON'S YEARS OF REVOLUTION by James A. Mitchell - Book explores John & Yoko's early years in NYC, associating with political figures and the band Elephants Memory. 2) POP GOES THE ELEPHANT - Gary Van Scyoc - First CD ever from the former bass player in Elephants Memory. Includes recordings spanning all the decades from the 70's through today. Features the song "Wind Ridge" produced by John Lennon from the Elephants Memory album from Apple-John Lennon helped to write the song with Gary. Also on the collection is an instrumental version of "Imagine" from the members of Elephants Memory as a tribute to John. 3) HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES - Tribute CD to many of our deceased rock stars, the concept started by Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp. Includes a new recording from Paul McCartney of "Come And Get It," Cooper's cover version of "Cold Turkey," plus appearances from Zak Starkey and Abe Laboriel Jr. 4) JEFF SLATE - SECRET POETRY CD --New York journalist (Rolling Stone, Esquire, Guitar Player, Beatlefan) shares his latest CD of original songs with special guest musicians from Elephants Memory (Gary Van Scyoc, Adam Ippolito,) Wings (Laurence Juber, Steve Holley,) plus Lennon/McCartney/David Bowie personnel (Carlos Alomar, and Earl Slick.) CD is signed by Jeff, Steve Holley, and guitarist Jimmy McElligott!!! 5) CLAYPOOL/LENNON DELIRIUM - Monolith Of Phobos CD---Released in Jun 2016, described as a combination of psychedelic and progressive rock, this is the first collaboration between Les Claypool (Primus) and Sean Lennon (courtesy ATO Records.)
THIS WEEK'S BEATLES GAME: THE WORD
Rather than give you an entire lyrical line from a song, this time I'll give you just word that you can find in either a Beatles or solo song. Can you name it? The word is...
Deadline for entering is Dec. 4, 2016. Please write in with your mailing address, and indicate which prize you prefer. Write to me (Ken) at email@example.com.
Another new SPECIAL CONTEST starts this Saturday, Dec. 3. Play along to win the latest Beatles-related prize!
"Every Little Thing" (syndicated version) welcomes our newest affiliate, WSRG, West Virginia. The show airs Mondays 7am and rebroadcast Wednesdays 1pm (est.) While the radio station is working on their website you can hear the show on TUNE IN and MY TUNER RADIO.
Be sure to listen to the live broadcast of "Every Little Thing" this Wednesday (Nov. 30) where we'll celebrate Paul McCartney's new soundtrack song "In The Blink Of An Eye" with a 30-minute set of soundtrack music from Paul. The show airs 9-11pm (est) on 88.7 WNHU, West Haven, CT, which you can stream HERE. Call in with a request at (203) 934-WNHU or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LAST WEEK'S BEATLES TRIVIA QUESTION:
In remembrance of Leon Russell, what George Harrison song did Leon cover on one of his albums shortly before appearing with George and others on stage at The Concert For Bangla Desh?
ANSWER: Beware Of Darkness (from Leon's 1971 album "Leon Russell And the Shelter People")
WINNER: Vickie Osbourne (WV) - Wins Paul McCartney's "Pipes Of Peace" Special Edition Remastered CD
Deadline for entering is Nov. 27, 2016. Please write in with your mailing address and indicate which prize you prefer. Write to Ken at email@example.com
Be sure to check my SPECIAL CONTEST page for another exciting contest premiering this week!!!
Listen to the live broadcast of "Every Little Thing" this Wednesday night (Nov. 23) on WNHU 9-11pm (est) for a Thanksgiving set of Beatles/Solo Food songs, plus the live performances of John Lennon with Elton John Thanksgiving Eve, 1974, at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Listen to my weekly syndicated Beatles show "Every Little Thing," which you can stream ALL WEEK LONG starting Saturdays at theGLOBAL TEXAN CHRONICLES website!!!