9 Things You Didn't Know About The Beatles

The Beatles

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While they may be one of the most well-known bands in music history, we bet there are still some things you don’t know about this notorious British band. For example, do you know what inspired the song “She Said She Said”? Click through the slideshow to find out.

Before Lennon/McCartney there was McCartney/Lennon

The Ed Sullivan Show was not The Beatles' American TV debut

For that matter, CBS can't really claim bragging rights, NBC can. Yes, it's true: NBC scooped CBS, as The Beatles made their American television debut on NBC's evening news show, The Huntley-Brinkley Report, not The Ed Sullivan Show, nor Walter Cronkite's evening news. Although virtually unknown in America at the time, the band was causing mass hysteria in England and all three U.S. television networks sent camera crews to film their November 16, 1963 concert in Bournemouth. NBC used the footage in a four-minute segment on November 18th, but CBS waited until November 22nd to air the story during its morning newscast with Mike Wallace. The network planned to air the story on its evening newscast as well, but just hours after the Beatles story was broadcast, Walter Cronkite broke the news that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. On December 10th, Cronkite aired the Beatles segment during prime-time, which set into motion the Beatlemania that culminated with their February 1964 performances on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Eric Clapton almost replaced George

The initial album cover for 'Yesterday' and 'Today' was banned

Bob Dylan introduced the Beatles to marijuana

Paul McCartney met Yoko Ono before John did

'Let It Be' was not their last album

Now that you have facts about the Beatles ....

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