Days In The Life: Beatle Dates Quiz

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Do you think you know The Beatles? Put your knowledge to the test with this quiz all about when and where things happened. Good Luck!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Had Paul McCartney and John Lennon never met, The Beatles as we know them would not exist. On what day did John and Paul meet for the first time?

    • A.

      June 19, 1960

    • B.

      April 25, 1952

    • C.

      July 6, 1957

    • D.

      October 9, 1959

    • E.

      February 17, 1961

    Correct Answer
    C. July 6, 1957
    Explanation
    They met at the "Walton Village Fete" in Liverpool. John was performing with his small band at the time, Paul came to watch and met him by chance.

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  • 2. 

    In what year did The Beatles make their famous first trip to America?

    • A.

      1963

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1966

    • E.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    B. 1964
    Explanation
    The band touched down at JFK Airport on Febuary 7, 1964, where they were greeted by croud of 3,000 fans.

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  • 3. 

    After their arrival in America in 1964, The Beatles made their first American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. How many people were reported to have tuned in?

    • A.

      53 000

    • B.

      179 500

    • C.

      5 000 000

    • D.

      73 700 000

    • E.

      190 000

    Correct Answer
    D. 73 700 000
    Explanation
    Approximately 73 million people tuned in to see The Beatles, which was the largest audience in the history of televison until recently.

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  • 4. 

    In the summer of 1965, The Beatles played their famous concert at Shea Stadium. Which day did this take place?

    • A.

      August 15

    • B.

      August 18

    • C.

      July 29

    • D.

      September 4

    • E.

      July 19

    Correct Answer
    A. August 15
    Explanation
    The Beatles' performance at Shea Stadium marked the first time ever a stadium was used for a concert. They played to a sold out croud of 55,600.

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  • 5. 

    What album and year was the song "Yellow Submarine" relased?

    • A.

      Revolver, 1966

    • B.

      Rubber Soul, 1965

    • C.

      Yellow Submarine, 1969

    • D.

      The White Album, 1968

    • E.

      Sgt Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band, 1967

    Correct Answer
    A. Revolver, 1966
    Explanation
    Written by Paul in 1966, the song was given to Ringo to sing on their album, Revolver, and it became Ringo's first number 1 hit. The song was later used in their film (1968) and album (1969) of the same name.

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  • 6. 

    Brian Epstein, The Beatles' friend and manager, was an important part of their success. Where was he when he first saw them play, and what year was it? 

    • A.

      Cabash Coffee Club, 1961

    • B.

      Abbey Road Studios, 1962

    • C.

      The Cavern Club, 1961

    • D.

      Kaiserkeller, 1960

    • E.

      Jacaranda Coffee Bar, 1960

    Correct Answer
    C. The Cavern Club, 1961
    Explanation
    Brian Epstein showed immediate interest in them, and became their manager soon after. He continued to manage the band until he died in 1967 of a drug overdose.

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  • 7. 

    What day did the Sgt Pepper launch party take place?

    • A.

      May 25, 1967

    • B.

      June 5, 1968

    • C.

      May 19, 1967

    • D.

      July 16, 1968

    • E.

      March 3, 1968

    Correct Answer
    C. May 19, 1967
    Explanation
    The party was held at Brian Epstein's house and was held for the press. Paul met his future wife, Linda, for the second time.

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  • 8. 

    In 1968, The Beatles spent the day taking promotional photographs, known as their "Mad Day Out". Which day was this?

    • A.

      July 30

    • B.

      August 25

    • C.

      May 24

    • D.

      July 28

    • E.

      May 15

    Correct Answer
    D. July 28
    Explanation
    The Beatles went to multiple locations in and around London, ending up in Paul's house. The whole day was reported to have been calm and peaceful, despite the tense studio conditions.

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  • 9. 

    On which day did Paul McCartney begin proceedings in the High Court to end The Beatles in 1970?

    • A.

      December 6

    • B.

      October 26

    • C.

      November 4

    • D.

      December 31

    • E.

      Paul didn't file a lawsuit

    Correct Answer
    D. December 31
    Explanation
    Though Paul McCartney has been criticized for his decision, he had no choice but to file a lawsuit in order to end the payment situation. Soon after, The Beatles were officialy over.

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