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Beatles Boomer Quiz

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 ___
1) 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 ___
1) 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 to 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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  • Dianne Morris

    Dianne Morris

    POSTED JANUARY 31, 2014
    @ Roz Warren, Thank you so much for doing this. I really appreciate you taking the time. I feel I did really well but wanted to make sure before I give this quiz to my husband.
    # 7,10,11,15. Once again I really appreciate you doing this for me. Thanks, Linda

    by LINDA
    POSTED JANUARY 31, 2014
    Linda, let me know which ones you’re not sure about and I’ll post the correct answers. (One that a lot of people apparently missed is the first one. it’s Warren Zevon’s Werewolves of London and the answer is “perfect.”
    Best –
    Roz

    by ROZWARREN
    POSTED JANUARY 31, 2014
    WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN FIND THE ANSWERS TO THIS QUIZ?

    by LINDA
    POSTED JANUARY 26, 2014
    Was just telling my grandchild how annoying it is that the lyrics of some pop songs are stuck on rewind in my head! Also note: malls, stores, gas stations, even medical waiting rooms are still playing these songs, not all of which were even good when we were young. Anyone recall “soma” from Brave New World??!

    by PHOEBE, MN
    POSTED JANUARY 25, 2014
    I think I got them all

    by CINDI PERRY
    POSTED JANUARY 24, 2014
    i love this,think i got them all right!

    by ROSALYN DECRESCENZO
    POSTED JANUARY 17, 2014
    I missed a few, but I was pretty much a total nerd during the 60 ‘ s and 70’s. I think I learned the ones I knew when they were already Golden oldies.

    by SUZANNE FLUHR (BOOMERESQUE)
    POSTED JANUARY 16, 2014
    I hate to ask but where do I find the answers?

    by MUSICLADY, KY
    POSTED JANUARY 16, 2014
    I agree with Tobi. I’m impressed if someone can name the artist and song – without internet research!

    by DIANNE, NY
    POSTED JANUARY 16, 2014
    Another great one, Roz. A follow-up to this one is to ask the names of the songs and/or the artists.

    by TOBI

  • zestnow

    zestnow

    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

    POSTED FEBRUARY 01, 2014
    Beatlemania! I am sure I got them all, but won’t be a spoiler this early. Are you going to do Stones, Dylan, the Eagles, the Clash, Bob Marley and the Whalers, Tom Petty, Bruce Springstein, Rage Against the Machine…this could go on. It is fun to see I haven’t lost all of my memory yet.
    by PHOEBE, MN

    POSTED JANUARY 31, 2014
    Wonderful!
    by MARK LOWE

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