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The Beatles...

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Hategear, Apr 27, 2003.

  1. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    Any hardcore Beatles fans here know if the "Fab Four" went by any other names before they were known as the Beatles? I'm talking about John, Paul, George and Ringo here, not John, Paul, George and Stanley or John, Doug, George and Peter, you know? It has to be the Beatles that most people know and remember. Thanx.
  2. David Watts

    David Watts

    Aug 12, 2002
    Not the lineup with john, paul, george and ringo.
  3. Hategear

    Hategear Workin' hard at hardly workin'.

    Apr 6, 2001
    Appleton, Swissconsin
    So, John, Paul, George and Ringo were always known as the Beatles?
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    I would have to say yes.
  5. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    They had other names, but not with Ringo.

    IIRC, when Ringo joined, they were the Beatles.

    Originally it started with John's band The Quarrymen - and when he met Paul, Paul joined. Paul knew George, and got him into the group. The other members came & went - those three became the core members, I believe. They went through other names - Johnny & The Moondogs was one - also The Silver Beetles (or was it The Silver Beatles? Not entirely sure).

    At that time they had Pete Best on drums - but, I think, by the time he was replaced by Ringo - they were already called The Beatles.
  6. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
  7. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    So when did they become Grand Funk Railroad? :confused:
  8. I think they were already called the Beatles when it was John, Paul, George, Stu, and Pete playing in Hamburg.
  9. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    Moley is right. I was just reading about this last night in The Love You Make, which was written by a Beatle insider. I also read the part last night where the author opines that John and Brian Epstein had a homosexual encounter while on holiday in Spain. :meh:
  10. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    I remember reading about that too, ages ago, I can't remember where.

    I don't know if there's any truth in it. What's the source?
  11. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    No source. And in the Beatles Anthology book the others state neither Brian nor John spoke of it.
  12. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Didn't they change their name tio Klaatu in the 70s and release a few minor hits? "Calling Occupants....."
  13. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    Hmmm. Obviously, Epstein was gay - and I think they were close, but I'm a little cynical about any "homosexual encounter". And if they didn't even tell the other Beatles - who else would they tell, who would then leak it?

    The Beatles were pretty damn close.
  14. The alleged "homosexual encounter" is reported in Peter Brown's book called "The Love You Make".

    True or not I don't find it relevant to much. It is quite obvious that John was attracted to the opposite sex and chronicled in song after song. With Epstein being gay it is easy to make such an allegation. However, the lives of the Beatles were under a microscope that missed few details. If there was much truth to the matter it certainly would have come out in the British Tabloid Press long ago.
  15. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    I have heard them referred to as "da Bee-dools." Does that count?
  16. Max

    Max Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2000
    Bakersfield, CA
    You are right. Three days later after having read that, I'm thinking, who cares. It kind of surprised me at the time though. They were so sweet and cherubic looking in the early days, as you know. They were much more rowdy. Those Hamburg days. Whoa.
  17. moley


    Sep 5, 2002
    Hampshire, UK
    I think you're right.
  18. mark beem

    mark beem I'm alive and well. Where am I? Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Who're the Beatles???

    .... :p
  19. Pandiatonic modal songwriters of little note!
  20. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    Ringo's real name is Richard Starky :p

    at anyrate, I recently listened to a lot of old beatles albums....just fantastic stuff, they were truly an amazing band.