20 Fab Facts About The Beatles That Even Their Most Obsessive Fans Won’t Know

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Image: Apple Films Ltd/Channel Thirteen via NPR
Image: Apple Films Ltd/Channel Thirteen via NPR

When it comes to music and pop culture, they don’t come much bigger than The Beatles. From their humble beginnings in Liverpool, the Fab Four went on to become the biggest thing in music, captivating audiences with their revolutionary compositions and forward-thinking style. However, with such a vast legacy comes many tidbits from their past. Here, New Ravel counts down the 20 most intriguing Beatles facts that even die-hard fans will find amazing…

Image: Henry bond
Image: Henry bond

20. They used to be called something different

Before they were The Beatles, they were known as The Silver Beetles. The name was eventually altered by then band member Stuart Sutcliffe, who suggested the group should drop the“Silver” part of their moniker. John Lennon was a fan of the new title, mainly because he liked the word “beat.”

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Image: Express Newspapers/Getty Images

19. A dentist once spiked their drinks

In 1965 John Lennon and George Harrison were subjected to an uninvited LSD trip. The pair were hanging out with Harrison’s dentist, a man named John Riley, when the nefarious character slipped the drug into their coffee without them knowing. Harrison recounted the event in the 2000 book The Beatles Anthology, declaring, “We were innocent victims of the wicked dentist whom we’d met and had dinner with a few times…”

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