December 30, 2014

Beatles Stats

  • Beatle ages – from youngest to oldest:

George Harrison – born February 24, 1943
Paul McCartney – born June 18, 1942
John Lennon – born October 9, 1940
Ringo Starr – born July 7, 1940

  • Beatle identities:

John Lennon – brown hair, brown eyes, height 5’-11”
Paul McCartney – dark brown hair, brown eyes, height 5’-11”
George Harrison – dark brown hair, hazel eyes, height 5’-11”
Ringo Starr – dark brown hair, blue eyes, height 5’-8”

  • The only Beatle whose childhood was not scarred by divorce or death:

George Harrison
John’s mother Julia was killed in a bus accident. He never really knew his father Fred.
Paul’s mother Mary died of breast cancer when Paul was 14 years old.
Ringo’s parents Elsie and Richard divorced when Ringo was 3 years old.

  • The “only child” Beatle:

Ringo Starr
John Lennon had two stepsisters
Paul has one brother
George has two brothers and one sister

  • The left-handed Beatle:

Paul McCartney

  • The Beatle who suffered from dyslexia:

John Lennon

  • The Beatle who went into a coma for two months as a child:

Ringo Starr

  • The Beatle who was legally blind without glasses:

John Lennon

  • Previous group names that lead up to the name The Beatles:

The Blackjacks (John’s group, 1957)

The Quarrymen (1957-1959)

Johnny and the Moondogs (1959)

The Nerk Twins (just John and Paul, 1960)

The Silver Beetles (1960)

The Silver Beatles (1960)

The Beat Brothers (as a backup band for Tony Sheridan, 1960)

The Beatles (beginning August 16, 1960

  • The first Beatle television appearance:

“People and Places” live from the Manchester studios of Granada Television on October 17, 1962. They sang “Love Me Do” and “Some Other Guy”

  • First Beatle singles to top UK and US charts:

“From Me To You” was the first single to top the UK chart on May 4, 1963.

“I Want To Hold Your Hand” was the first single to top the US chart on February 1, 1964.

  • Beatle marriages:

John married Cynthia Powell on August 23, 1962

Ringo married Maureen Cox on February 11, 1965

George married Patti Boyd on January 21, 1966

Paul married Linda Eastman on February 12, 1969

John married Yoko Ono on March 20, 1969

George married Olivia Arias on September 2, 1978

Ringo married Barbara Bach on April 27, 1981

  • The Beatles concert with the greatest attendance:

Shea Stadium, August 15, 1965, 55,200 attendees.

  • “The Beatles” was the name of a gang in the Marlon Brando film “The Wild One”
  • The last Beatle song recorded as a group:

George Harrison’s “I Me Mine” 1970

  • Beatle addresses:

Paul McCartney: High Park, Cambelltown, Mull of Kintyre, Scotland or

Waterfall Estate, Peasmarch, St. Leonard’s on the Sea,

Sussex, England

George Harrison:          Friar Park Road, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9-4NR


Ringo Starr:                    Rocca Bella, 24 Ave. Princess Grace, Monte Carlo, Monaco


© 2000 Ned Truslow



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