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Thursday, 30 January 2014

The Beatles: 160 Intimate Questions.

A word to the wise: though these date from early '64, and are therefore more likely to have some authentic Fabs input, fan mags were churning guff out at speed in vast quantities during the peak years of worldwide mania, often by making little or nothing go a very long way indeed. As Alan Partridge might put it, a lie is a lie.
However, there is enough authentic detail (e.g. the names of John's half-sisters) sprinkled throughout these questionnaires to allow that, give or take some translation into Americanese for the "market", ver lads did indeed respond thusly. Note, amongst other things, John's Kenwood-anticipating response to the question re. where he'd like to live, and George's description of first meeting Paul.
Download 'em for a readable view (you'll need to zoom in), and, for once, no further guff from me, thank ye very much.


  1. They all four love intelligent women. Just another reason they're so fab.

  2. John planning to invest his money in "high class clothes shops" was news to me!
    No doubt these are authentic answers and catches them right before the mania had eradicated the willingness to earnestly answer intimate questions like these. Good stuff!

  3. Remarkable that Macca said that he met Lennon 15 June 1955. Is it possible he could miss the first encounter with two whole years? Mark Lewisohn mention in his book Tune In that the two briefly met each other before 6 July 1957.