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Inspiration for songs came in many forms, including the morning paper. In this case, a story of the alarming number of potholes plaguing the town of Blackburn. 460.  In the song, “A Day in the Life,” how many holes were there in Blackburn, Lancashire? (a: 356) The Beatles stopped touring in 1966 in order to pour their energies into their albums. This was a time of cutting-edge, innovative recordings from a variety of bands and producers. One other band in particular upped the ante of what was possible in the recording studio. 461.  Which album did Paul McCartney credit as inspiring Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? (a: 357) Designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, and photographed by Michael Cooper, the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s was an homage to ionic personalities from movies, radio, stage, politics, music and sport. 462.  Which comedy team appeared in the artwork on the Sgt. Peppers’ cover? (a: 357) 463.  Which boxer appeared on the cover? (a: 358) 464.  Which historical figures didn’t make the final cut? (a: 358) 465.  Which was the last Beatles album recorded? (a: 358) 466.  Which Beatle released the first solo album while the group was still together? (a: 359)

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