Short Essay Questions Key
1. At the beginning of Chapter 1, why did the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, call George Martin?
Brian Epstein called George Martin in Paris in 1964, as described in Chapter 1, to tell him that the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" had hit number one in America.
2. Early in Chapter 1, why were the Beatles in Paris?
Early in Chapter 1, describing the year 1964, the Beatles were in Paris for two reasons. First, they were making their French debut at the Paris Olympia. Second, the Beatles were going to record in EMI's Paris studios, performing two of their hits in German.
3. Why did the Beatles stand up George Martin in 1964, as described in Chapter 1?
George Martin, under orders from EMI, wanted the Beatles to record "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in German, to fuel their popularity in that country. The Beatles did not think this was a good plan, and so they stayed in their hotel. Ultimately, after the recordings were released, George Martin agreed that recording in German was not a good idea.
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