Jumble Spoiler – 06/19/18

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Visual Description:  One day late, for Paul McCartney’s birthday!


Clue/Question:  When the Beatles were asked if they wanted to tour America, they were – – –

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Answer:  ALL FOUR IT

(Compared to “Yesterday”, today’s Jumble was Scrambled Eggs!  Pretty basic.  In case you didn’t know, Scrambled Eggs was Paul’s working title to the song that became “Yesterday”.  But, that’s jumping a few years down the road, for the Fab Four.  Their only food related songs, from those earlier days, would’ve been “A Taste of Honey” and “Honey Don’t”.  And, both of them were covers of hits of other performers.  Most bands, early on, relied on playing covers, because audiences could relate easier to songs they already knew.  The Beatles covered a lot of different artists.

All of today’s clue words are old friends, though we probably haven’t seen them in a while.  Three of the jumbles came up as new, but we’ve definitely seen “nulbed” before.  The answer letter layout was a gas!  Yeah, baby!  Only nine letters long, but not obvious.  The quotation marks, and all the boys being so agreeable, were the big hints to the answer.

Great likenesses of the Fab Four, and their manager, Brian Epstein.  You can almost hear the Liverpudlian accents.  As a six year old, going on seven, the British Invasion didn’t affect me as much as it did older kids.  But, I got up to speed a few years later, and developed a healthy appreciation for The Beatles, and the bands that followed them.  But, I can’t live in the past.  I can only take “Classic Rock” in small doses.  It makes me feel old.  I need to hear the Kaleos, and Amy Shark, and Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, and so on.  I do have a soft spot for The Cure and The English Beat though!  But still, in small doses.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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5 Responses to “Jumble Spoiler – 06/19/18”

  1. 1 Damidwesterner June 19, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    I like listening to the Beatles channel on Sirius/XM radio. Number one, the song titles are shown; back in the day, unless you had the album, you wouldn’t know the song titles unless the DJ mentioned it. Like I never knew Norwegian Wood was the name of that song. Second, they have some other trivia notes sprinkled throughout the days. Like Peter Asher said Paul stayed with his parents for a time, and was practicing piano all the time. And when he wrote Michelle, he checked the French lyrics with his mom since she was fluent and Paul wanted to be sure what he was writing was accurate. One of the best shows was a holiday show last fall. Billy Joel hosted a show that played every song on the albums Rubber Soul, Yesterday and Today, and Revolver. Billy grew up during that time, and he commented on each song he remembered from back then. And what he’s learned since. That trivia to songs are priceless. 🙂

  2. 2 unclerave June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Ahh! The Peter and Gordon Peter Asher! I just read that P&G were the first British Invasion act – following The Beatles – to have a #1 hit in the US, with “A World Without Love”. They had some great hits! I had forgotten about the Yesterday and Today album, mainly because it was more of a strange compilation album. The Beatles were an undeniable talent. I enjoy all of the Rock ages that I’ve lived through. Even the one that – more or less – preceded me (the ’50s). I just can’t get pinned down to one age, like the ’70s, and have that be “my music”. There is so much good stuff being created every day. It’s not as prevalent as Pop – and Classic Rock used to be considered Pop, or at least mainstream – so the stations are a little harder to find. But, it’s definitely worth it. It helps to keep me young.

    — YUR

  3. 3 David June 20, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Well Unc this whole Asher and Beatles situation gets juicier. Paul’s girlfriend from 1963 to 1968 was Jane Asher, Peter’s sister. During the first three years of their relationship, Paul often stayed (in an attic bedroom!) at the posh home of Jane and Peter’s parents, while Peter and Jane lived there too. This house was in the St. John’s Wood neighborhood of London where the Beatles recorded most of their tracks at EMI Abbey Road Studios. McCartney could walk to work.

    Paul often composed at the Asher home. “Yesterday” was born there. Paul and John Lennon together wrote “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at the Asher home. Some Beatles’ songs written there include lyrics with Paul referring to his relationship with Jane. Some were pure love songs such as “And I Love Her,” “Things We Said Today,” and “Here, There, and Everywhere.” Other Beatles songs had an edgier message hinting at short-term friction between Paul and Jane, including “We Can Work It Out,” “You Won’t See Me,” and “I’m Looking Through You,”

    Paul loved Jane very much and apparently was ready to marry her, but she was reluctant to commit. In 1968 she walked in on Paul in bed with another woman, immediately ended their relationship, and has since refused to talk about Paul. Paul went on to find love again soon with American photographer Linda Eastman.

    During the time he stayed at the Ashers, Paul wrote *four* hit songs for Peter and Gordon, including “World Without Love,” “Nobody I Know,” “I Don’t Want to See You Again,” and “Woman.” Initially these songs were published under a pseudonym but eventually were credited to Lennon & McCartney, even though they came from Paul; John and Paul always shared songwriting credit during the Beatles years, though increasingly most songs credited to both were primarily written by one or the other. In part Paul may have been trying to win favor with the Ashers by writing hit songs for Peter & Gordon, but Paul’s main motive seems to have been to prove that he could write hit music without an obvious Beatles’ connection. He could.

  4. 4 unclerave June 21, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Fascinating, David! You seem to be a real Beatles aficionado! Thanks, for sharing your lore with this page!

    — YUR 🙂

  5. 5 LindaLee July 26, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Loved all of this history. OMG Unc! You are a youngster!

    Grand puzzler and seems like we recently had a Beetles theme….I’m still behind..so not so recent for today’s date…7/26/18.

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