Beatles Quiz

Well hello to all of you Rock’n Roll fans that have taken the time to have a little fun with the history of this truly American Art form. In case no one has looked at their watches lately, April of 2012 will mark the 48th anniversary or the British Invasion, when the Beatles had the Top 5 singles on Billboard’s Charts and the Dave Clark Five had two (2) singles of their own in the Top-10.

 

The Beatles, as solo artists, didn’t do too badly either. I did a little research of the charts from 1969 until 1992 and found some interesting “Stuff”. Dig it:

 

The Beatles Pop Quiz:

By Dave Crimmen.

http://www.davecrimmen.com

 

Which one of the Beatles was the first to have a “Solo” single make Billboard’s Charts?

 

The answer is John Lennon. Here’s the list of dates and chart positions on Billboard’s Hot-100 of each of the four lad’s solo single debut records:

John Lennon, “Give Peace A Chance” July 26th, 1969 Billboard Hot-100 #14

Ringo Starr, “Beaucoup Of Blues” Nov. 7th, 1970 Billboard Hot-100 # 87

George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord” Nov. 28th, 1970 Billboard Hot-100 #1

Paul McCartney, “Another Day” Mar. 6th, 1971 Billboard Hot-100 #5

Who was the first SOLO Beatle to have a Number 1 Single on Billboard’s Hot-100?

 

George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord” Nov. 28th, 1970 Billboard Hot-100 #1

Paul McCartney, “Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey” Aug. 14th, 1971 Billboard Hot-100 #1

Ringo Starr, “Photograph” Oct. 6th, 1973 Billboard Hot-100 #1

John Lennon, “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” Sept. 28th, 1974 Billboard Hot-100 #1

Who was the first SOLO Beatle to make it into Billboard’s Top-10?

 

John Lennon, “Instant Karma” Feb. 28th, 1970 Billboard Hot-100 #3

George Harrison, “My Sweet Lord” Nov. 28th, 1970 Billboard Hot-100 #1

Paul McCartney, “Another Day” Mar. 6th, 1971 Billboard Hot-100 #5

Ringo Starr, “It Don’t Come Easy” May 1st, 1971 Billboard Hot-100 #4

Which SOLO Beatle has the most singles to chart on Billboard’s Hot-100 in this time period?

 

Paul McCartney, 42 singles

John Lennon, 17 singles

George Harrison, 16 singles

Ringo Starr, 14 singles

 

Which one of the SOLO Beatles has the most Top-10 singles?

 

Paul McCartney, 22 singles

Ringo Starr, 8 singles

John Lennon, 8 singles

George Harrison, 6 singles
Which SOLO Beatle to has the most Number 1 singles on Billboard’s Hot-100?

 

Paul McCartney, 9 No. 1 Singles

George Harrison, 3 singles No.1 Singles

Ringo Starr, 2 singles No. 1 Singles

John Lennon, 2 singles No. 1 Singles

 

Which SOLO Beatle stayed at Number 1 for the most consecutive weeks on Billboard’s Hot-100?

 

Paul McCartney (w/ Stevie Wonder) “Ebony And Ivory” 7 weeks

George Harrison “My Sweet Lord” 4 weeks

John Lennon “Just Like Starting Over” 4 weeks

Ringo Starr “Photograph” and “You’re Sixteen” tie with 1week each

Did a SOLO Beatle ever replace another SOLO Beatle at Number 1 On Billboard’s Hot-100?

 

Answer: YES

It happened only once on June 30th, 1973 when George Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)” knocked “My Love ” by Paul McCartney & Wings out of the Number 1 spot.

Well there you have a little insight into the Beatles as solo artists, Rock ‘n Roll, Billboard Magazine and a little of American Culture all wrapped up in one article. Perhaps, next month, I’ll explore the solo Beatle Albums on Billboard’s charts.

 

I’ll plant you now and dig you later

 

Dave

 

Dave Crimmen’s Past articles:

“Rock and Roll or Rockabilly, which came first?”

Elvis Grammys

 

 

 

 

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