The Beatles Abbey Road

Music Quiz: Building the Beatles

Congratulations to jprobichaud, who recorded the fastest time in last week’s quiz.

This week is a single-artist quiz, about The Beatles. You need to identify the four Beatles, an iconic album cover, and fill in the gaps in some famous songs. There are a handful of semi-obscure songs, but it’s not too tough – I scored 37/37 with 2:26 remaining. Can you beat my time?

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Regular reader kingclover submitted this 1982 solo hit by ABBA’s Frida when we were discussing Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel’s gated reverb on Peter Gabriel (1980). I’d never heard it before, but it’s worth hearing, especially the intense drum track from Collins.


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    • I figured there are a couple of songs in there that people wouldn’t know without hearing the albums. Mother Nature’s Son and Maxwell’s Silver Hammer are deep cuts – I first heard the latter via John Denver’s cover (embarassingly).

  1. I flew through this one like butter, Rich. I was just focused and typing as fast as I could. You know how it is. If you’re a certain age those tunes are imprinted. And I see more trivia questions about that famous cover than you can shake a stick at.

    • Have you seen The Rutles? On the cover of Shabby Road, Stig is seen crossing the road without trousers, an Italian sign of death.

      • I recall the Rules, yes. Shabby Road is what I call my measly recording setup consisting of one mic, a small amp and some recording software.

    • Yup, perfect score although you got outspeeded this week (unlike last week where you were the fastest).

        • Yeah, I need to talk to support about it. I have been ironing out some things – it took a few posts for me to get the scheduling working properly.

          • I started to check your site now… I wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing you in reader…

          • Graham I figured you would want to know…I tried to comment on your Wailer’s post and it just keeps saying “loading” on the comment…I refreshed it a couple of times and the same thing.

  2. 36/37 – for the Across the , I wasn’t thinking big enough.. I wouldn’t call myself a Beatles expert by any stretch, but almost all of these were simple which I think just shows how huge their influence on music was in that most came to me without a second thought.

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