"Bad Moon Rising"
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Paul McCartney on the Beatles in 1962: "We obviously weren't that good. We were formulating it all."
What appearance(s) taught the Beatles how to be more than average?
A) Hamburg B) Liverpool C) Shea Stadium D) Ed Sullivan Show
According to Paul McCartney himself, the Beatles just weren't that good in 1962. So what "did it" for them? Answer: Their long gigs in Hamburg. They would begin around 4 in the afternoon and play until midnight to 1 or 2 in the morning. Eight to 10 hours of playing rock and roll with few breaks. At first the crowds were sparce, but it was during this time that the Beatles learned how to "keep them." John and Paul would even call out to someone leaving the club: "Hey, where you going? We're just warming up."
These long hours gave the Beatles plenty of room to learn to improvise. To stretch a song yet keep it entertaining. This is where it all came together. Those long 8 hour jobs night after night, week after week in Hamburg. Had those jobs never happened, it's not a long shot to think that the Beatles might have wound up just another obscure band from Liverpool.
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Which rock song (a forgotten classic) actually improves your IQ, though it be temporary?
A) "Albert Flasher" - Guess Who
B) "Subterranean Homesick Blues" - Bob Dylan
C) "Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers
D) Michelle - Beatles
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