Little Known Beatles Song Facts"Boys" - This song was originally performed by the all girl group The Shirelles. The Beatles were concerned that recording the song would lead to accusations that they were homosexual. For this reason, they made sure Ringo was the one who sang on it.
This lead to a joke between John, Paul and George that John was the "smart one", Paul the "cute one", George the "quiet one" and Ringo the "one who smokes a lot of cock." On Mondays, they would often ask Ringo how his date with the construction worker went. They bought him dildos each Christmas.
"Eight Days a Week" - This is not a clever phrase to indicate how much the singer loves the subject of the song. In the United Kingdom, up until 1989, there were actually eight days in a week. The eighth day was referred to as Voulday, after the Norse god, Voulax, god of putting the letter "u" into words when it is not necessary. Falling between Tuesday and Wednesday, this was the day that Britons set aside for brushing their teeth. They brushed their teeth on this day because it was also the same day they cooked all their food so it was the only time of the week the food would be fresh. Voulday was stricken out of the British calendar to bring the country more in line with the rest of the world, and also because it led to too many British stereotypes
"Michelle" - If you play the song backwards, you can hear Paul McCartney repeat the words "shit cock" ten times in a row.
"Happiness is a Warm Gun" - John Lennon wrote this song after he shot a man in the Bahamas and threw his body into the Atlantic.
"Why Don't We Do It In The Road" - The original title was "Why Don't We Do It With Ringo's Mom." Paul McCartney has always maintained that he was forced to change the title and lyrics because it made Ringo Starr cry. In interviews about the song, he would do an exaggerated imitation of Ringo weeping and peeing his pants.
"Penny Lane" - The street that gave the song its title was named so because it was part of the red light district noted for its hookers who would give hand jobs for mere pennies.
"Yellow Submarine" - This song was written by John Lennon about his penis.
"I Am the Walrus" - The walrus in the song doesn't refer to any person. It was about a walrus John Lennon saw at a zoo. How lame is that?
"Rocky Raccoon" - Paul McCartney came up with this song while playing guitar for John Lennon and Donovan Leitch in India. It is the true story of the time Paul stole someone's girlfriend and then killed the man in a duel. So, yeah, both John Lennon and Paul McCartney have killed a man. And George Harrison ran over three Hondurans with a bus on purpose. Ringo Starr never killed anyone, though he was fond of throwing cats off bridges.
"No Reply" - John Lennon wrote this song about his experience stalking a girl. The lyrics were to include a verse where Lennon threatens to cut the girl's tits off, but George Martin suggested that would hurt its chances of getting radio play. Lennon balked, but Martin got him high and changed the lyrics himself.
"Eleanor Rigby" - This was based on an old woman who lived alone in the woods near one of the band's favorite vacation spots. Due to her isolation, the band felt free to often knock over her trash, steal her many cats and set small fires on her lawn. They would also send her threatning phone calls late at night. The ending of the song, about her dieing alone, was a death threat and quickly drove her insane. She spent her last years confined to a mental ayslum in Scotland. Paul McCartney laughed about it in a recent XM radio interview.
"A Day in the Life", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da" and "Ticket to Ride" - These were the four Beatles songs placed on a list of songs deemed inappropriate for broadcast by Clear Channel Communications following the September 11 attacks. However, "I've Just Seen a Face" was left off the list despite the song's clear support for Islamic terrorism and calls for Israel to be wiped off the map.
Yellow Submarine, the album - No one in the band was giving at shit at this point.