OK...here's your 'structions:
Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to:
1. Choose a category from one of these: Television, Stage & Screen, Nightly News, Publishing, Lives & Times, Music
2. Find 8 bits of trivia about your selected category
3. Be sure to let me know when...ok, if...you decide to play along so I can see what you come up with.
4. You may tag, or simply offer the meme for borrowing or stealing as you like.
OK I’ve chosen Music, in particular Beatles songs
- Yesterday started life under the name "Scrambled Eggs". McCartney wrote the line "Scrambled eggs, oh, my baby, how I love your legs", but nearly left the song unfinished because he thought he had heard the melody somewhere else.
- John Lennon said that the song Norwegian Wood is about an affair he had, apparently with a female journalist. He later admitted that he had several affairs with other women during his marriage with Cynthia. McCartney said the song title was inspired by "cheap Norwegian pinewood."
- Come Together was originally a political campaign song given to Timothy Leary, who in 1969 had decided to run as governor of California against Ronald Reagan, the future US president.
- George Harrison's Something is the Beatles song that's been covered the most by other artists, after Yesterday. Frank Sinatra called it the "the greatest love song of the past fifty years."
- Michelle is the most recorded Beatles song after Yesterday. It was Jan Vaughan, the wife of Paul McCartney's school friend Ian Vaughan, who came up with the phrase 'Michelle, ma belle'. Jan was a French teacher and she translated all the French phrases in the song on request from Paul, who didn't speak French.
- Eleanor Rigby's grave is located in the graveyard of St Peter's Parish Church in Woolton, Liverpool, within yards of the spot where John and Paul met for the first time in 1957. However, the song Eleanor Rigby has, according to Paul McCartney, nothing to do with this gravestone. McCartney has said the name Rigby is taken from a shop in Bristol and that Eleanor is taken from actress Eleanor Bron, who starred in the Beatles movie Help!
- Paul McCartney got the idea to the song She's Leaving Home in February 1967 after reading an article in the Daily Mirror about 17-year-old Melanie Coe who had run away from home. What McCartney didn't know at the time is that he had actually met Melanie three years before on the TV program Ready Steady Go.
- On Lennon's song Girl from Rubber Soul, one can hear Paul and George constantly repeat the word "tit" in the background. John also breathes heavily several places. This could have been done to emphasize on the fact that the song had sexual references.
I’m not going to tag anyone but if you would like to do it feel free, just let Travis (and me) know you’re doing it and link it back please.