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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

♫How Much Do You Know About The Beatles?♫

Are you a Baby Boomer? Do you remember Beatlemania? The Beatles were already a British sensation so it is no wonder their first arrival in the United States in the 60s resulted in a mania of American proportion. The question today does not center around whether you remember the group or recall even listening to The Beatles music but rather a little quiz to test your knowledge about the Beatles. 

Today in Music History: July 17

The Beatles The impact the Beatles had on the music industry resounded around the world. The question today is NOT "Have you ever heard of the Beatles?" but "How Much Do You Know About The Beatles?" Click the link or the spotlight to test your knowledge. Just a warning: the easy quiz is easy, but the hard quiz is a hard day’s quiz indeed.

 1967 The Beatles single 'All You Need Is Love / Baby You're A Rich Man' (originally called 'One Of The Beautiful People') was released in the US. It became The Beatles 14th US No.1. 'All You Need Is Love' was a popular saying in the '60s anti-war movement.
Songfacts: The concept of the song 'All You Need Is Love' was born out of a request to bring a song that was going to be understood by people of all nations. The writing began in late May of 1967, with John and Paul working on separate songs. It was decided that John's "All You Need Is Love" was the better choice because of its easy to understand message of love and peace. The song was easy to play, the words easy to remember and it encompassed the feeling of the world's youth during that period.

1968 The animated film Yellow Submarine, premiered at The London Pavilion. The Beatles made a cameo appearance in the film but didn't supply their own voices for the characters.
Many music fans believe the song is really a reference to the mind-bending hallucinogenic drug LSD. It was written at the height of the Beatles psychedelic period, when they were known to be experimenting with the drug. In the 60s, a variety of LSD sold in pill form was reportedly known as 'yellow submarines'.
Analyzing the lyrics, the 'man that sailed the shore' reportedly refers to a drug dealer, while the line 'Our friends are all aboard', supposedly meant their friends were doing drugs too.
The film itself is awash with colourful psychedelic-style images, weird and whacky characters. The villains of the story are the 'Blue Meanies', who are supposed to represent the police.
Notably it also includes the song 'Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds' which Paul McCartney admitted was 'obviously' about drugs.
[Source: Yellow Submarine: An Innocent Children's Song or An Ode to LSD?]

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...