I'm writing a dictionary about the Beatles has a project for the my college and I would like to be able to count with the opinion of some fans. Can you guys answer me some quick questions?
well, here they go!
1 - What would you like to see on a Beatles enciclopedia?
2 - What can't be left out?
3 - Which Beatle event that you remember have to be mentioned?
4 - What personality among the Beatles friends has to be remembered?
5 - Do you have any memories related to the Beatles that made a diference in your life?
1 - Everything about and loosely connected to John, Paul, John & Ringo including stuff like Paul's favourite shoelaces, John's dream that he had in 1964, Ringo's tonsils (like where are they now?) and how many rings he had and George's technique of tuning his sitar. You must include stuff about Brian Epstein and George Martin and all the songs the Beatles wrote, breaking them down into when they were released and what album each track is on. All the concerts both in England and abroad (especially Germany in their early days) in alphabetical order with dates and who appeared with them (eg Lulu or Cilla Black). Mention must be made of the recording engineers and what each of them did. Oh. and don't forget Abbey Road studios and the Apple building and every girlfriend they ever had with names. Don't forget the lads' dates of births and where they were born and, in John and George's case, the dates they died. You will certainly have to mention the films they made with dates of release and the actors in each film and who directed them. Maybe you should give a mention to the music artistes that inspired them like Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Bob Dylan etc. What about a section charting their solo careers with individual albums broken down into songs and when they were released? That would be interesting. Their food dislikes (coffee, pasta, tripe, garden peas, mutton and such like) and what they ate for breakfast on the mornings before they went into the recording studio.
2 - Everything. You must include everything if your encyclopedia is to be a success, including embelishing and adding stuff to the topics already mentioned in '1' For instance, you can't possibly leave out their individual measurements for their tailor to make them famous Beatle suits. You could mention the name of the tailor too. The boys' experiments with drugs can't be left out either and the songs that were obviously written when they were 'tripping'. 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' and 'Tomorrow Never Knows' are prime examples.
3 - All their concerts, the trip to India, Candlestick Park, first time on TV (both England and America), their marriages with dates and spouses dates of births and their children with names and dates of births. The premiers, with dates, of their films, the concert on the rooftop of The Apple studios, the making of 'Let It Be', picking up their MBEs from the Queen at Buckingham Palace, every time with dates that they played the Cavern Club, the making of Sergeant Pepper and the critics reaction to all their films, especially 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Oh, nearly forgot - their appearance at The London Palladium. Of course, you have to mention how they met and the schools they went to - and a bit about where they lived.
4 - Every single one of their friends, individually must be listed in alphabetical order. You must differentiate between each Beatle's set of friends, where they met them, how often did they see them before and after they became famous and whether they sent them Birthday and Christmas cards.
5 - Yes. Everything they wrote, everything they did and everything they said made an enormous difference in (sic) my life. Still does. I couldn't live without their music and, having spent my teenage years in the sixties I feel privileged and honoured for my life to be so musically and socially influenced by The Beatles.
I may have missed out quite a bit of what you're looking for here but I'm sure you'll discover new and fascinating things about The Beatles in your quest to produce an encyclopedia of the greatest band in the world. Good luck!
1 - What would you like to see on a Beatles enciclopedia? If by on you mean a picture I think this one will do.
2 - What can't be left out? People will most definitely disagree with me when I say the dentist story involving LSD. I would also NEVER leave out Shea Stadium and about how they fished out of their hotel window in 1964. Or their performance at the Indiana State Fair in 1964.
3 - Which Beatle event that you remember have to be mentioned? Every concert should be listed not necessarily explained. The movies would be explained in detail. Also Ringo's entrance into the band and the event surrounding that. Pete Best should be included along with Stuart Sutcliffe. Once again the dentist trip. Doctor Robert and his story.
4 - What personality among the Beatles friends has to be remembered? You must have all their friends in there and what they did to affect or influence the Beatles and vise versa. Also you should include the story on all the people the wrote songs on. Lucy O'Donnell and Melanie Coe of course.
5 - Do you have any memories related to the Beatles that made a diference in your life? Yes, everything. They influence every day of my life. Although I don't believe in peace an SUPPORT THE TROOPS they did teach me understanding of other people. They also showed me that all is possible with a dream and sweat. The Beatle, even when I grow old and die, will always be an influence on me and changed my life for the better. They are the reason I took up bass guitar (still learning too). They are also the reason I am currently trying to learn drums. They also influenced me to not to do drugs seeing from the outside in I see what it did to them. They also got me into Photoshop by me Photoshopping their pictures.