Get Back: The Post-Beatles Beatles Quiz


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They were together barely 10 years, but the Beatles' influence on rock and popular music is impossible to overestimate. See how much you know about the musical and nonmusical projects of the Beatles after the Beatles with this quiz.

Ringo Starr's first solo album, a collection of standards arranged by various producers and some of his Beatles bandmates, is called ...

"Sentimental Journey" was relatively successful, though it caused a rift between Starr and McCartney.


Which of these George Harrison solo albums did Ringo Starr NOT play drums on?

Starr was absent from the recording sessions for "Gone Troppo," which was made primarily to complete Harrison's contractual obligation to his record label.


What was the title of Ringo Starr's heavily country-influenced solo album?

"Beaucoups of Blues" was recorded with Pete Drake, a well-known pedal steel guitar player.


The first movie Ringo Starr directed was called "Born to Boogie." What is it a documentary about?

Starr was friends with Marc Bolan and directed a documentary about Bolan's band, T. Rex.


Ringo Starr's album "Ringo" was notable for its success (No. 2 in the U.S.) and for featuring what?

Starr accompanied by his friends and other famous musicians became a successful pattern for his solo career.


What children's TV show did Ringo Starr provide the narration for?

Ringo narrated "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends."


With what group did Ringo Starr achieve his most consistent post-Beatles success, primarily as a touring band?

Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band mounted a series of successful tours, with Ringo surrounded by an evolving series of guest musicians.


In 1971 George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized two concerts to raise funds for and awareness of refugees from what country?

The concerts, live album and concert film of "The Concert for Bangladesh" raised millions of dollars for the country's refugees over the years.


What was the name of the group George Harrison formed with Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty?

The Traveling Wilburys had surprising hits with "Handle With Care" and "End of the Line."


What was the name of the record label George Harrison created to release his own albums and his collaborations with other musicians?

Dark Horse Records was named for one of Harrison's earlier songs and albums, which had actually been released on the Beatles' Apple Records.


Harrison co-founded HandMade Films to help fund and produce what movie?

After "Life of Brian," HandMade produced more than two dozen films, including "Time Bandits" and "Withnail and I."


George Harrison had a No. 1 hit in the U.S. with a cover of what James Ray song?

Harrison's version of "Got my Mind Set on You" was released on the "Cloud Nine" album in 1987.


George Harrison's first solo album after the Beatles broke up was a triple album called what?

"All Things Must Pass" was released in 1970.


George Harrison's "Somewhere in England" album included the song "All Those Years Ago," rewritten to reflect Harrison's feelings following what event?

Harrison rewrote the song in the aftermath of Lennon's murder. Ringo Starr had previously recorded drums for the song, and Paul and Linda McCartney added vocals.


Paul McCartney's first solo album, "McCartney," was actually released a few weeks after what Beatles album was released? (John Lennon had already told the other Beatles he was leaving the group.)

It's all a bit complicated. "Let It Be" was recorded before "Abbey Road," but delayed for various reasons. Then the Beatles began slowly breaking up; McCartney recorded "McCartney"; and the release date fell very close to the "Let It Be" date. They tried to delay "McCartney," and the whole thing created a lot of acrimony and bad feelings. In the end, "McCartney" came out just a few weeks after the movie and album "Let It Be."


Paul McCartney formed Wings with Denny Laine, formerly the guitarist of what band?

Laine played with the Moody Blues on their early recordings.


Wings recorded the title song for what James Bond movie?

"Live and Let Die" was recorded after the second Wings album, "Red Rose Speedway."


Other than the title track, what other song was a hit single from Wings' "Band on the Run" album?

"Jet, woo-oo-oo-woo-oo-oo."


What Paul McCartney song sold better than any other song in his solo career?

"Mull of Kintyre" was a huge hit in the U.K., but many American fans aren’t aware of the song's success.


What hit single did Paul McCartney record with Michael Jackson?

"Say Say Say" appeared on McCartney's "Pipes of Peace" album.


In 2012 Paul McCartney performed with the surviving members of what Seattle band?

McCartney and the members of Nirvana performed "Cut Me Some Slack," a new song they wrote together, along with some Beatles songs.


In 1991 Paul McCartney appeared on what popular music performance TV series?

McCartney released an album of his performance on "Unplugged."


What band was John Lennon in immediately after the breakup of the Beatles?

Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, formed the Plastic Ono Band before the Beatles dissolved, and Lennon's first few post-Beatles releases were through that band.


What is the title of the socially conscious Christmas song Lennon released in 1971?

"Happy Xmas (War is Over)" was a part of Lennon and Yoko Ono's anti-war activities in the late '60s and early '70s.


Lennon's popular anti-war song "Imagine" appeared on what album?

"Imagine" was the title track of the album. No trick questions here!


What single did John Lennon release when he ended his five-year hiatus from music in 1980?

Following a perilous experience on his yacht in a storm, Lennon felt reinvigorated and likened the process of reworking his songs to "(Just Like) Starting Over."


What David Bowie song did Lennon co-write?

Lennon played guitar and background vocals on "Fame" in addition to co-writing it.


What type of album was John Lennon's "Rock 'n' Roll"?

"Rock 'n' Roll" consisted entirely of covers of '50s and '60s rock classics (and notoriously chaotic recording sessions).


Who produced most of Lennon's post-Beatles recordings in the late 1960s and early 1970s?

Lennon first worked with Spector on "Instant Karma!"


John Lennon's only No. 1 single as a solo artist, "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night," was recorded with what other popular British artist?

Elton John played the piano and sang backup on the song.


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