Songs Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles • Beatles US album • Sleeve notes

Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles – Sleeve notes

‘Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles’ USA album – front cover
Front cover
‘Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles’ USA album – inside cover, folded-out
Inside cover, folded-out
‘Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles’ USA album – back cover
Back cover
‘Songs, Pictures And Stories Of The Fabulous Beatles’ USA album – Vee Jay record label
Record label
  • Label: Vee Jay VJ 1092
  • Released: July 1964
  • Sales figures: 391,525
  • Peak position:
    Billboard – #63;
    Cashbox – #100;
    Record World – #79
  • Weeks in chart: 9 – from 30th October 1964

Paul McCartney

Paul is sometimes called the “Nut Beatle” because he is the zaniest of the group – he has the quickest wit – loudest laughter and craziest sense of humor and is a habitual practical joker. Paul is the only Beatles with jet black hair – he has a strong straight nose and full lower lip and gleaming white teeth. He hates to shave and calls it the curse of mankind. He favors tight clothes and in case you’d like to shop for him hi collar size is 15" and his waist size 30". He is indifferet to what he eats and can make do with very little sleep – he loathes pajamas and prefers to sleep raw – he hates tubs and loves showers. Oh yes and one more thing, hates jelly beans.

John Lennon

Although he was reluctant to allow himself to be called Chief Beatle, John Lennon still refuses to accept the title of ‘Leader’. “We’ve always been a group, not anyone one of us worked any harder than the other.” John is a natural born leader but none the less fun lovng than the other Beatles. He is nearsighted and off stage wears glasses. As a child he lived a life of uninterrupted calm and cannot recall any childhood sadness – his mother died after his 14th birthday and this event remains the greatest tragedy of his life. After John met Paul McCartney they both began to teach themselves the guitar and after school they would “rush through their tea and practice the guitar”. They called themselves the Nurk Twins – although they had no way of knowing it at the time, John and Paul had laid the foundation for hwat was to become in an astonishingly short time a group known as The Beatles.

George Harrison

George plays lead guitar, the one with the deadpan face working in the middle between John and Paul – he is also probably the best musician, having taken lessons which makes him the only one in the group with formal musical training. George is more introverted than the rest and an interviewer would most likely get a lot of yes and no answers from George. George is the quietest of the Beatles and he is also the youngest of the group. His interests cover a wide spectrum and he secretly nurses a desire to become a serious guitarist one day and would love to play a Spanish guitar unamplified. He is a devotee of the great guitarist Andres Segovia. George was the only one of the Beatles who has been to the United States before the group came here in February and he has the privilege of meeting President Kennedy at that time. The most striking thing in George’s appearance is his lean face highlighted by large hazel eyes shadowed by his hair worn in the shaggy Beatles cut. Lamb chops are his favourite food although he is not very much concerned with food. His collar size is 14", chest 38", waist 30" – he is one of four children and was a better than average student in school.

Ringo Starr

Ringo is the most easily identified of all the Beatles – for one reason or another most people can pick him out from the group. He is the shortest Beatle and the only one with blue eyes and although John Lennon looks like the oldest Beatle this dubious distinction belongs to Ringo. When the spotlight falls on Ringo the clamoring shouting and squeeling becomes defeaning – why is not easily discernible – he only sings occasionally and of course is known as the drummer of the group. He is not the best looking and in fact has a nose that rivals Jimmy Durante and Danny Thomas – but he has a sad little boy lost look and this could possibly be the key to his charm. Ringo is the newest member of the group joining them in August ’62 – his nickname came about because he wears a lot of rings – he is never with less than three or more than five – he is not only the shortest Beatle but the lightest weighing only 136 lbs. – his hair is brown and he is the only one with grey streaks in his mop and the grey is natural. Ringo’s father is a house painter and his mother works as a barmaid to augment the family income – and whenever he can he rushes home to visit his family. He is very fond of good food and will send back his steak if it is not blood red. He can’t stand girls who wear jeans “when they’re not built for it,” loves blue silk shirts, big brassy cuff links, leather coats and suede boots – as he himself admits, in a clothing store he’s like a drunken sailor.

Paul McCartney

Real name: Paul McCartney
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 160 lbs
Hair: Jet black
Eyes: Brown
Education: Liverpool Institute
Marital status: Single
Plays: Guitar, piano, drums and banjo
Favorite singers: Ray Charles, Peggy Lee
Favorite actress: Ann Margaret
Instrument he plays most: Guitar

John Lennon

Real name: John Lennon
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Birthdate: October 9, 1940
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150 lbs
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Brown
Education: Quarry Bank High School & Liverpool Art College
Marital status: Married – one child
Plays: Guiar, harmonica, piano and banjo
Favorite color: Black
Instrument he plays most: Guitar
Work before becoming a singer: Poet
Favorite singing group: Shirelles
Type of music he likes most: Traditional jazz
Favorite food: Steak & chips
Favorite actress: Brigitte Bardot

George Harrison

Real name: George Harrison
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Birthdate: February 25, 1943
Hair: Dark brown
Eyes: Hazel
Education: Liverpool Institute
Marital status: Single
Plays: Guitar & one finger piano
Favorite instrument: Guitar
Favorite hate: Having his hair cut
Dislikes most: Travelling on buses
Favorite actress: Elizabeth Taylor

Ringo Starr

Real name: Richard Starkey
Birthplace: Liverpool, England
Birthdate: July 7, 1940
Height: 5' 8"
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Education: St. Salas & Dingle Vale Secondary Modern School
Marital status: Single
Plays: Drums
Favorite singers: Dinah Washington, Ray Charles
Dislikes most: Riding a scooter
Favorite cartoon: Donald Duck
Favorite actress: Brigitte Bardot


 
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