Beatles Boomer Quiz

We remember the Beatles 50 years ago. Can you finish these Beatle lyrics? Test your Boomer memory.

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50 years ago, the Beatles first came to America, but even if you’re 64, their songs are probably as fresh in your mind as they were when you first heard them.  Don’t believe me? Just take this test. 
 
Help! I need ____
l)  a groupie
2) Instant Karma
3) somebody 
 
All you need is ___
1) love
2) royalties
3) Yoko Ono
 
Picture yourself in a boat on a river with
1) Desmond and Molly Jones
2) Mr. Kite
3) tangerine trees and marmalade skies 
 
She’s a woman who ___
l) follows my tour bus
2) screams through my concerts
3) understands
 
Her majesty’s a pretty nice girl but ___
1) the monarchy should be abolished
2) she owns too many Corgis 
3) she doesn’t have a lot to say. 
 
If I fell in love with you, would you promise to be
1) blue
2) true
3) a Jew
 
You know I’d give you everything I’ve got for a little piece of 
1) cake
2) honey pie
3) mind
 
Let’s all get up and dance to a song that was a hit before 
1) Beyonce was born
2) auto-tune
3) your mother was born
 
Everybody’s got something to hide except me and  
1) the Walrus
2) my monkey  
3) Rocky Raccoon
 
I’ll get by with a little help from 
1) Bungalow Bill 
2) LSD
3) my friends
 
Why don't we do it in _____
1) a yellow submarine
2) an octopus's garden
3) the road
 
Here comes the sun and I say ____
1) it’s all right
2) it’s uptight 
3) where’s the sunblock?
 
Is there anybody going to listen to my story all about ___
1) Sexy Sadie, Eleanor Rigby and Polythene Pam
2) the girl who came to stay
3) the Beatlemaniac under my bed
 
The Magical Mystery Tour is coming to
1) take you away
2) teach you to pray
3) call it a day
 
And in the end, the love you make is equal to ____
1) the enjoyment you get from taking nostalgic pop quizzes
2) the great memories you have of a lifetime of enjoying Beatles songs 
3) the love you take 
 
Today’s music-lovers have a lot that we didn’t have back then. Digital downloads! Music videos! Illegal music sharing! But they’ll never know the joy of  hearing “If I Fell” on a transistor radio or a just-purchased 45 for the very first time.
 
Those were the days, my friend.

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Posted February 28, 2014
Love the Beatles! Going to get out their CDs. It's been too long. I need a Beatles fix!

by JULIA, CO
Posted February 09, 2014
Good catch, Gloria! Thanks.

by Roz Warren
Posted February 09, 2014
I am happy to say I got 100 percent, but where are the answers for those who do not know.

by LVINSANFRAN, CA
Posted February 09, 2014
Oops, ya got one backwards. The last one is ...love you TAKE is equal to the love you MAKE

by Gloria
Posted February 05, 2014
Good but just too easy

by Dan B
Posted February 03, 2014
Great quiz!

by Kelly
Posted February 02, 2014
Mr. Excitement and I danced to some of these on our cruise, but I still don't know the words to a lot of them. That's when I was in my classical music phase.

by Suzanne Fluhr
Posted February 01, 2014
And women...Janis Joplin, Joni Mitchell,Tina Turner, Grace Slick...

by PHOEBE, MN
Posted February 01, 2014
Great idea, Phoebe! I might do just that.

by rozwarren
Posted February 01, 2014
Major folk icon Pete Seeger passed away this week (RIP). How about the lyrics to some of the songs he sang? ;-)

by PHOEBE, MN
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