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domingo, 9 de agosto de 2020

Aos Pais e Professores

Colégio Santista - Fator Crítico de Sucesso
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1964
1975
Viva o Facebook!

Graças à sua existência e abrangência, e à dedicação e mobilização de alguns, estou tendo oportunidade de reviver um passado que parecia distante: minha educação básica, do princípio ao fim no Colégio Santista, tradicional instituição marista da minha cidade, fundada em 1904.

A coisa começou com a publicação no mural de um colega, de uma foto daqueles tempos, e foi crescendo aos poucos, em princípio, com os poucos amigos daquele colega convidando como amigos outros que conhecia, de outras turmas. Mas tudo se organizou mesmo quando alguém descobriu que se podia formar um grupo aberto no Facebook. Daí, foi, e tem sido, uma febre. E foi, e tem sido, um tal de pessoas puxarem pela memória, e testarem se outros que não viam há 35 ou 40 anos e só se lembravam do nome, estavam já cadastrados, e se não estivessem, era um tal de chamar: "Entra no Facebook você também!". Viramos todos garotos propaganda da rede social de Mr. Zuckerberg.

Quando escrevi este texto em 2011, estávamos prestes a celebrar o 1.000º inscrito .... e a 300ª foto. Como é legal relembrar os cabelos que usávamos, as calças boca-de-sino e os paletós xadrez das festas. Mas o mais legal e tocante são as memórias que aquelas fotos suscitam, as lembranças dos professores e os irmãos maristas que nos educaram e nos formaram bons cidadãos. Muitos que já se foram, e uns poucos que ainda estão conosco. Irmãos e professores que levaram a sério o lema do beato Marcelino Champagnat, o fundador da ordem marista: "Educar é formar bons cristãos e virtuosos cidadãos; para educar uma criança é preciso amá-la" Toda escola, adaptando ou eliminando a menção religiosa, deveria se pautar por essas palavras. O Santista fez isso com a gente, direitinho.
 
Sendo um colégio religioso, era rígido o suficiente para prover valores morais firmes a seus alunos, com educação séria, o que o tornava muito concorrido, e fazia as famílias da cidade fazerem grande esforço para matricularem seus filhos e mantê-los lá. Famílias que pressionaram muito para que o privilégio da boa educação fosse estendido ao sexo oposto. Em 1970, o colégio adaptou-se aos tempos modernos e admitiu a presença feminina, após 65 anos como um tradicional colégio de meninos! Eu estava lá nessa transição revolucionária. Recebemos, ao que me lembre, muito bem, as meninas no nosso convívio.

Lá passei 12 ótimos anos de minha vida, Primário, Ginásio e Científico, como assim era chamado, bem mais romântico que hoje. E foram 12 anos (o normal seriam 11), de 1964 a 1975, pois não tive idade para fazer o exame de Admissão ao Ginasial, e tive que fazer o 5º Ano, coisa que tinha naquela época. É que entrei no 1º ano do Primário com tenros 6 aninhos, veja que coisa fofa lá em cima, à esquerda (HeHeHe). Que saudade da lancheirinha! O ponto alto da hora do lanche, que hora tão feliz, era desenroscar aquela garrafa de plástico e tomar aquele suquinho de qualquer coisa com leve gosto de plástico, e desembrulhar o papel alumínio, para comer aquele misto-frio (ou sanduíche de atum) maravilhoso!! Mais tarde, quando aposentei a lancheirinha, a corrida pelo enorme pátio para ver quem chegava na frente, na fila da lanchonete.   E tinha a banda, que disputava e ganhava de outras escolas, com evoluções memoráveis. E tinha os desfiles de 6 de setembro, em que marchávamos ao som da banda, com impecáveis fardas brancas e quepes. Em alguns anos eu até ia à frente, empunhando uma espada maneiríssima, como se diz hoje. E tinha a rotina de perfilar ante  bandeiras e cantar o Hino do Brasil e, sim, o Hino Do Colégio, três estrofes das quais a segunda me lembro até hoje, inteirinha. Muito legal! 


Memórias que não se apagam!!!

Ter feito o 5º ano certamente frustrou aos meus pais, pois viram seu filho perder um ano em sua evolução escolar, profissional, de forma irrecuperável. Frustrou a mim, pois perdi a convivência com amigos queridos, especialmente o Magalhães, grande sujeito, que já se foi, que era com quem mais brincava, com quem mais competia pelo 1º lugar, perdendo eu sempre. Mas agora, olhando por um amplo espectro, não fosse assim, e eu não teria conhecido o Cid e o Zé Marques, meus colegas de Científico, com quem eu jogava sueca, na garagem da casa do primeiro, e não teria conhecido a Neusa, aos 20 anos de idade, sua vizinha, que de vez em quando se juntava a nós (ela também estudou no Santista, mas só nos anos de Científico, e na turma de Medicina, eu na de Engenharia). E ela não teria sido a minha 1ª namorada, e não teríamos nos casado, e eu não estaria feliz com ela até hoje, e com nossos queridos filhos Renata e Felipe.

Enfim, assim é o destino!!!

Felizmente, quando a conheci, já não ostentava a cabeleira da foto da direita, que usei em meu último ano no Colégio Santista. Ela me diz hoje que se tivesse me conhecido daquele jeito, teria pensado mal de mim, e nem teria percebido o meu sorriso, que a conquistou (palavras dela...). A cabeleira foi trocada pela careca de calouro, aos 18 anos, quando fui um dos 6 santistas a entrar na Escola Poltécnica da USP. Essa configuração hexagonal repetiu-se outras duas vezes em minha vida: fui um dos 6 politécnicos a entrar como estagiário na Petrobras, e um dos 6 estagiários a se formarem engenheiros de petróleo designados para a área internacional da empresa.

Tudo o que consegui começou naqueles 12 anos de ensino básico e virtuoso, seguiu com estudo e dedicação, claro que associado a oportunidade e sorte. Mas aquela base está presente em cada ato meu como cidadão, que prezo muito, e que consegui, junto com Neusa, passar a meus filhos.

Infelizmente, essa ventura (!) não está mais disponível às famílias santistas. O Colégio Santista, berço de tanta gente importante e conceituada, não existe mais! A mãe dele (como a piada) subiu no telhado quando, em 1987, os maristas se mudaram, e a administração mudou de mãos. A educação começou a ter uma tendência mais socialista e esquerdizante, e os pais foram, naturalmente, tirando seus filhos da escola. Nos tempos áureos, chegou a ter 1800 alunos. Foi minguando, minguando, até que, em 2009, tinha pouco mais de 400, e foi estatizada pela prefeitura. Dizem eles que continuarão as tradições da escola, mas acho difícil, sem os valores da causa marista.

Publicando este post no Dia dos Pais, devo, então declarar que o pai que sou, foi devido à educação que tive, que o  pai que tive pôde proporcionar a mim, mantendo-me, em todo meu ensino básico, no tradicional Colégio Santista.

Obrigado, pai!!!

E parabéns aos pais, neste dia, 
especialmente àqueles que se preocupam 
"em deixar filhos melhores para o mundo".


E, claro, obrigado, eternos professores,
Nilo, Farid, Silvestre, Eliza, Wilma, Dulce, Regina, Fernando, Lobo, Cordella, Bóris, Buzo, Adilson, Maria Alice, Nilde, etc, etc, etc, etc...


Homero Agradecido Ventura

Poemas de Aniversário

Há uns meses, para substituir a saudação a cada um dos aniversariantes de meu grupo de colegas de turma da Petrobras, resolvi fazer um poema mensal para todos os celebrados daquele mês!

Este foi o último...

AGOSTO


Assim com tanto aniversariante,
Uma estrofe só não ia dar certo.
Resolvi usar as terças de Dante,

Em decassílabos com fim incerto.
Agosto é só serpentina e confete
No nosso grupo ínclito e esperto.

Começando com dois no dia sete,
É parabéns pra Régis e Parada.
E nem bem dispensamos a claquete

Aparecem, como quem não quer nada
Nobres Wellington e Guadagnin.
E passando mais seis dias na estrada,

A Luiz Flávio, brindamos com Tin-Tin.
Dia 18, atropelando os fatos,
Para mais três, tocamos o clarin:

É Ricardo César e Henrique Mattos
E o Rubens que não sei pronunciar.
E vem Amigo com espalhafato,

Lá no dia 23 a celebrar.
Mais cinco dias, Levi segue a sina,
De bem celebrar e comemorar.

Finalmente, quando agosto termina,
Quem canta Pique Pique Rá-Tim-Bum,
São os amigos Herbert e Gravina.
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E antes...
JULHO
Já metade sucedeu,
Mas eu nem vim à tribuna.
Hoje, Teidi e Tadeu,
No começo, foi Pavuna.
Willy segue o jubileu,
Reinaldo fecha a coluna.
Sem contudos ou poréns,
A todos dou Parabéns!!!
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E antes...
JUNHO



E lá se foi o Maio recordista
De Parabéns no CEP-81,
E terminou com mais uma conquista,

Pois Lúcia só teve um breve jejum,
Após 34 anos de lida,
Na empresa de nós todos comum.

Aqui vai mais um Parabéns, querida!
E junho arrebentou logo de cara,
Nosso Egídio celebrou na partida!

Inaugurou a nossa alegre seara
E em breve será a vez de Alberto
Que em paz, muito celebrará, tomara!

Dia 8, tem Odair, que oferto
Parabéns antecipados e.... Vixe,
Até fiquei assaz boquiaberto,

A seguir, junta Pollilo e Konichi!
No terceiro decanato tem João.
Que a alegria a todos eles espiche! 

Que a todos emocione o coração!
Dos viventes, falei, mas continuo,
Porque me foi grande a emoção,

E de homenagear, eu não acuo, 
Ao perceber na lista do Excel
O nome do bom amigo Kazuo,

Que com sorte, talvez já lá no céu,
Pelas palavras que a filha ofertou,
Viu em maio chegar-lhe um troféu,

Pois a indústria assim o consagrou!
E, retornando a meu confinamento,
Sem mais pra o momento, já me vou!

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E antes...
MAIO



Resolvi enfrentar o desafio!
Impensável viver co’o desacato!
E encarei o demônio com brio,

Difícil, sabe, rimar num só ato,
Márcio, Celso, Maurício, Manoel.
Inda juntar Marco Paulo e Busato

E necessário é tirar o chapéu
Pra nossas meninas Rosane e Lúcia.
Representantes de nossa babel

Que souberam levar com argúcia
Suas vidas, sonhos, planos, fardos
Com calma, no detalhe, na minúcia

Em momentos brancos, pretos e pardos.
Toda essa lenga lenga pois esqueci
O Gabbay, o De Tarso e dois Ricardos.... 

Ufa, descasquei esse abacaxi!
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Mas isso tudo começara lá atrás, em 2011, quando saudei com um poema nossos 30 anos de casa (ver foto no final), e o vim atualizando até este último de junho passado, asaudar o Dia do Engenheiro

DIA DO ENGENHEIRO - 29 de Junho



Era um clima hospitaleiro!
Era um sonho comum!
Era 5 de fevereiro!
Era 1981!

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Dia de Santos queridos,
O 29 de junho
Lembra um de poucos sabido.
E por ele aqui me empunho

Todo mundo já sabia
Que água pesa mais que óleo;
Quase ninguém, que era o dia
Do Engenheiro de Petróleo!
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Já são 39 anos,
Trago a imagem comigo:
Muita ilusão, muitos planos,
Cada um trazia consigo.

Éramos mais de duzentos,
Com cabelo e sem barriga,
Movidos aos quentes ventos
Da capital mais antiga.

Era gente de todo lado
Formando um grupo complexo.
Por vezes equilibrado,
Com exceção do tema sexo...

Nossa conta era a seguinte,
A engenharia tinha esse hino:
Relação de 1 pra 20!
Pouca caixa e muito pino!

O dia era ensolarado.
Marazul ou Praiamar.
Pondo as exceções de lado,
Viemos para ficar.

Chegamos humildes, quietos
Pra aprender um novo mundo,
Nova língua, um dialeto,
Conhecimento profundo.

Morreu no primeiro dia
Um mito que engana o mundo:
Que o petróleo então dormia,
Em lagos bem lá no fundo.

Geologia para engenheiros ...
Difícil aprender a lição.
Pois nos deixava cabreiros
Com tanta imaginação.

A gente nem entendia direito,
E pior, vinha o Girão!
E se ria do seu jeito,
Falar Rausgama, Neutrão.

Pra ensinar Processamento,
Zé Alves, falar ‘sólene'.
E tinha que estar atento
Pra entender a UPGN.

Senão o Otto, era o Lima.
Tentando nos convencer
"Perfurar está por cima:
Cê num vai se arrepender!"

A turma foi dividida:
Uns pra lá, outros pra cá,
Uma decisão pra vida,
Quase sem poder voltar.

Cada um teve um destino
No curso e na profissão.
Sul, Sudeste ou Nordestino,
Na Técnica ou Gestão.

Provimos o crescimento
De uma empresa sem igual,
Que valia monumento,
Mesmo antes do Pré-Sal.

Pena que uns sem-vergonha
Quase acabaram com tudo...
A situação é medonha,
Mas petroleiro é cascudo!

Aos engenheiros ou ex,
Muita luz em seu caminho.
Sigam com jeito cortês
Neste mundo em desalinho.

Repito desejo expresso
Para o futuro que virá!!
Sorte, Saúde, Sucesso,
E Sossego e .... SARAVÁ!
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P.S: Para quem não é da turma, ou do ramo
Caixa e Pino: Apelidos das roscas de tubos, a primeira interna que recebe o tubo de trás, e a segunda externa que penetra o tubo seguinte, daí, a associação
Marazul e Praiamar: nomes dos hotéis da orla de Salvador que receberam a maior parte dos 200 novos petroleiros
Girão: professor da matéria Perfilagem de Poços
Raosgama: como o Girão chamava o perfil Raios Gama
Neutrão: como o Girão chamava o perfil Nêutron
Zé Alves: professor baiano, de Processamento de Fluidos
UPGN: Unidade de Processamento de Gasolina Natural
Otto e Lima: professores da matéria Perfuração de Poço

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quinta-feira, 6 de agosto de 2020

To Be a Beatlemaniac, a State of Mind?

Over the past 15 days, I have entertained my readers with a series of posts with the main theme of my blog. I didn't plan to evolve from the first one, but I had so much fun that it got bigger and bigger until it got to the cabalistic number 7. It was inspired by an image of the four Beatles in silhouette that I immediately identified who each one of them was, and I thought, 'Wow, I think you need to be a Beatlemaniac to identify, on a blink, who those figures are ...'.

And I made that question in groups about Beatles on Facebook, many of them got it right, others didn't, some said: 'That's easy, send another one!', And I proposed the second one, then the third, the fourth and the fifth one. And only then, I decided to make it official on the blog, and listed five others besides the initial five ones, forming a set of 10. And I offered the answers, allways sending them to a post on the subject I had already written.

I published the link in my Whatsapp groups, it was well received and all, but in my group of colleagues, now ex-ones (we're retired), great friends of mine, one of them, whom I consider my Beatles Guru, he, just him, did not answer, and then I said: "The Guru must not have liked it ... he is quiet!" ... and in fact, he hated it, and he expressed his feelings in a grand statement:

Being a Beatlemaniac is a state of mind!
It can not be measured in a quiz!


I loved it!

And I changed my initial post to include it, and it is on the title of this post!


However, as I didn't have a 'state of mind' meter, I followed.

Therefore, after the initial set of questions, I decided to follow with another one, and I defined that first one as Graduation, and then, naturally, a second of 10 Points would be the Master's Degree, where I increased the difficulty level of the points of the challenge, a little bit. Then came the PhD, and then the Post-PhD, and then, Full Professour, and, finally, the Chair levels. Then, they made up 6 sets of 10 points. I thought I couldn't finish like that, and it would be better to finish with a cabalistic 7, and I decided to honor that friend of mine, and I named the seventh level GURU!

So, I completed 70 Beatlemaniac Challenge Points, which I will list below, per group of 10, and for each one, I offer a link to the answers.

Please see that my intention is not to challenge people, despite calling it a challenge, but rather, to spread my knowledge about Beatles, in a ludic way. Everything I proposed was based on topics that I had already written about on my blog, in a way that, to each response from the feedback, I offered a link to my blog for further clarification. In fact, there were 3 or 4 questions that I really wanted to ask, but I realized that I hadn’t written anything about it. So, I created them!!! So now there are 3 or 4 new Beatles posts on my beloved blog.

And I liked the project so much that I even decided to translate it into English, to reach some international Facebook groups, for which I appologyze for the poor English writing of a non-native speaker.

Just to conclude it, if Beatlemania were divided into three levels, Low, Medium and High, I, safely and humbly, position myself there in the Medium one! There are so many people who know so much more than me!

Well then, please follow the 70 Points I proposed and find at each 'academic level', or every 10 Points, the links to the answers !!


READY - STEADY - GO


1. Graduation

To Be a Beatlemaniac is
1. To identify the four silhouettes of the above image without blinking!  
2. To know who is lead singer in' Do You Want To Know a Secret?   
3. To know who is the older Beatle  
4. To know which Beatle plays the keyboard with his elbow  
5. To know which Beatle is left-handed, and plays as left-handed  
6. Think about George Martin and not remember books and series  
7. To know the first album to show the lyrics of the songs  
8. To know how many albuns have no Beatles images on the cover (during their career)  
9. To know that Let It Be was not the last album recorded by the Beatles 
10. To know which was the biggest income tax rate in England (HINT on a Beatle song)
Answers and References for Graduation Level, at this LINK


2. Master Degree 

To Be a Beatlemaniac is
11. To know who gave the inspiration for “Eight Days a Week"
12. To know which was the first Beatle to be a father 
13. To know which Beatle came up with Abbey Road cover idea
14. To know which is the only LP to feature only Lennon?McCartney songs
15. To know who is Martha, invoked in the song “Martha, My Dear 
16. To know who told the audience to 'rattle the jewerly' 
17. To know which song introduced the citar to Rock
18. To know the Beatles' first single position in England charts 
19. To know the record manager who dismissed the Beatles saying: "We don’t like their sound. Guitar groups are on their way out" 
20. To know which Beatle heard: “Playing the guitar is all very well, dear, but you'll never make a living at it.

Answers and References for Master Level, at this LINK


3. PhD Degree

To Be a Beatlemaniac is
21. To know which Beatle played for an American President 
22. To know what 'Lost Weekend' meant for a Beatle 
23. To know which Beatle was stabbed 
24. To know which Beatle has blue eyes 
25. To know which Beatle song is a Beethoven sonata in reverse 
26. To know which Beatle has an unbeatable Guinness Record 
27. To know what ‘Boleto Para Pasear’ means, or ‘Déjalo Ser’ 
28. To know when manager Brian Epstein first met The Beatles 
29. To know what the movie 'Rosemary's Baby' has to do with The Beatles 
30. To know where is the error in the sentence: “Frank Sinatra said that ‘Something’ is the most beautiful song by Lennon / McCartney'
Answers and References for PhD Level, at this LINK


4. Post-PhD Degree

To Be a Beatlemaniac is

31. To know which beatle song has a Brazilian voice 
32. To know the only beatle song to be Grammy awarded 'Song of the Year' 
33. To know which beatle song has a non-beatle lead vocal 
34. To know what song happens in the American Old West 
35. To know which LP has more George Harrison compositions  
36. To know which record sold 13.5 million copies in a single month, decades after the band's demise 
37. To know which song had the working title "The Void" 
38. To know the first time the term 'Beatlemania' came up 
39. To know in which George song Paul plays the guitar solo 
40. To know who played bass guitar before Paul
Answers and References for Post-PhD Level, at this LINK


5. Full Professor Degree

To Be a Beatlemaniac is
41. To know who Ivan Vaughan was 
42. To know how Mother Mary died 
43. To know who 'YOU' is in the song 'Got to get YOU into my life'
44. To know who had the nickname Lazarus in childhood  
45. To know what 'traveling wilburys' means
46. ​​To know the 'British Brain of Beatles' 
47. To know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
48. To know how many songs the Beatles recorded 
49. To know how John's mother died 
50. To know a drawing painted and signed by the four Beatles 
 Answers and References for Full Professor Level, at this LINK


6. Chair Degree

To Be a Beatlemaniac is
51. To know which Beatle song was played live for a Space Station  
52. To know who hailed Eric Clapton for his 'Psycho' Guitar  
53. To know which Beatle song had the only triple guitar duel 
54. To know which Oscar-winning actor appeared in Concert for George 
55. To know which Head of State was in the crowd to see Paul up close 
56. To know the original name of the song Jealous Guy 
57. To know how Paul named the grasshopper on his shoulder, at a concert in Brazil 
58. To know which US locations appear in Beatles songs 
59. To know which is the only single from John to reach #1 on the American charts  
60. To know who created the name of the song, LP and movie A Hard Day's Night
 Answers and References for Chair Level, at this LINK


7. GURU Degree

To Be a Beatlemaniac is 


 61. To know what was bought to protect the microphones from the wind                at the Rooftop Concert  
62. To know what song Jim Carey interpreted in the compilation 'In My Life'
63. To know how Morecambe called Ringo on a 1963 TV show 
64. To know which was the first Buddy Holly song recorded by The Beatles  
65. To know which song the Beatles recorded with Tony Sheridan 
66. To know the meaning of the beige Beetle license plate on the cover of Abbey Road 
67. To know in what song it's said: I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging
68. To know which film Spielberg produced with the Beatles as a theme 
69. To know what the Beatles most often cited in songs: men, women, animals or places 
70. To know how many times Paul McCartney released an One-Man-Band Album?
  Answers and References for GURU Level, at this LINK

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To Be a Beatlemaniac - GURU Degree

Answers and References

Answered here 10 out of 70 Points raised on this LINK


61. To know what was bought to protect the microphones from the wind at the                        Rooftop Concert
They bought women's socks!
Due to the expected cold and wind, they went to department stores to buy women's socks, to cover the microphones and lessen the effect of the wind. It was interesting what they sad when the clerk asked about the size of socks they wanted: "Whatever!".
More about the Rooftop Concert, on this link

62. To know what song Jim Carey interpreted in the compilation 'In My Life'
He interpreted “I Am The Walrus” 
That song is one of my Top Five Beatle Songs, John's virtual hallucinogenic trip. Vigorous, tuned, fun, magnificent interpretation, full of bass, treble, and falsetto, in an identical arrangement to the original, with all the Hoo Hoo Hoos and Haa Haa Haas, fundamental point of the music. I'm sure John didn't roll over at the grave when he heard the new version. He would have approved it, with a smile!
More about the collection 'In My Life', by George Martin, on this link

63. To know how Morecambe called Ringo on a 1963 TV show
He called Ringo 'Bongo' ...
Excerpt from the post: "A point to stand out is also the firm and constant presence of 'Bongo', as Morecambe called Ringo, mocking him, and the other 3 Beatles did not like that at all. And notice the stage where he is, over a platform, this is a configuration that he invented, raising the status of the drummer, a figure that is usually hidden. "
More about the Beatles show at Morecambe & Wise, on this link

64. To know which was the first Buddy Holly song recorded by The Beatles 
It was "That’ll Be The Day"
The first time John, Paul, George Harrison and Pete Best (the then drummer) went into something like a studio, to record something like a record, they did it with "That'll Be The Day", one of the biggest Holly's hits. It was a low-quality acetate, whose Side B had a composition by Paul and George, called "In Spite Of All The Danger", the only McCartney / Harrison in history, which, however, never saw the light of an official recording.
More about Buddy Holly and his influence on the Beatles, on this link

65. To know which song the Beatles recorded with Tony Sheridan
It was 'My Bonnie'
Brian Epstein decided to leave his record store at lunch to see  a band he had heard on a record, backing Tony Sheridan, who had a certain projection, singing the waltz "My Bonnie" in a rock rhythm, liked the sound, more from the support band, called 'The Beatles', than from the star himself. He arrived at The Cavern Club and heard John and Paul dominate the stage, George with great guitar solos, and Pete Best on drums, but mostly, he was impressed by their charisma, especially from the two frontmen. It was November 9, 1961. A month and a day later, he proposed to manage them in exchange for 25% of the income, they accepted and started the battle for a record company.  
More on The Beatles beginnings, on this link

66. To know the meaning of the Beetle license plate on the cover of Abbey Road
It is part of the legend 'Paul is Dead'!
On the cover of Abbey Road there is a VW beetle parked on the left side. Its license is LMW 28IF, which, of course, means:
Linda McCartney Widower
Paul would be 28 years old, IF he were alive
It should be noted that the ‘I’ of the ‘IF’ is actually the number ‘1’, like any good license plate on that British miserable weather island. Or, also forget that Paul, if he were alive, would not have turned 28 yet, but, yes, it was 28th of his life ...
More about the legend, here, at this link.


67. To know in what song it's said: I'm sitting here, doing nothing but aging
It is an alternate version of "While My Guitar Gently Wheeps". I heard it on Anthology 3, in a take that went no further, in which a brilliant complement appears, see if you agree: ‘While I’m sitting here, doing nothing but aging, still my guitar gently wheeps’. It was this version that George Harrison sang in 1992's Live in Japan.
More about this show, in this link

68. To know which film Spielberg produced with The Beatles as a theme
It was 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand', 1978
A sensational film that went unnoticed. It was the first film produced by Steven Spielberg, and it was directed by his most famous disciple, Robert Zemeckis (who would later fly with the saga 'Back to the Future'), and it shows some very special days in New York life, those that lead up to the Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, a landmark of American TV, the largest audience in history so far, on February 9, 1964! Great fun! Incredible that he did not have box office enough to pay its cost!
Some more Beatles-themed films, here on this link

69. To know what the Beatles most often cited in songs: men, women, animals or places
There were Localities, with 48 occurrences, then Men with 47, Animals with 32, and finally Women with 25!
How do I know this? I COUNTED THEM!!! See how, here on this link!

70. To know how many times Paul McCartney released an One-Man-Band Album?
There were 3 albuns were Paul played everything, or almost! First, McCartney, 1970, then McCartney II, 1980, and finally, Chaos and Creation in the Backyard, 2005.
More on this last album here, on this link 


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Answers and References 

Answered here 10 out of 70 Points raised on this LINK


51. To know which Beatle song was played live for a Space Station 

It was "Good Day Sunshine" in November 2005 
Once again, Paul participates in a “For the first time ...” issue: in one of the venues of the US Tour, in Annaheim, California, Paul and his band woke up the astronauts of the International Space Station for the first time with a live performance. Usually, astronauts are awakened by recorded music. The chosen songs were "English Tea" and "Good Day Sunshine", the latter from "Revolver", very appropriate for those who are waking up with the sunlight hitting their eyes, like no other human being can appreciate. I saw the scene: up there, two astronauts, an American, doing zero-gravity pirouettes of happiness, next to a Russian man who seemed not to be understanding what was going on.
More on Paul's solo career on this link 



52. To know who hailed  Eric Clapton for his 'Psycho' Guitar  
It was George, at the show he did live at Budokan Hall, in Tokyo, 1992. Here, an excerpt from my post about the event:
"Now, in terms of music, Eric's presence, always noted on the other tracks, reaches its maximum here, with another solo show, reissuing the anthological interpretation he offered back in 1968, invited by his friend George to participate in the official beatle recording of 'While My Guitar Gently Wheeps', something that few mortals have ever achieved in history. Never has a guitar cried as much as that night in Tokyo, to really  make cry any fan of the instrument. His performance receives, in the end, the most appropriate qualification I've ever heard about him, from his host George: 'Eric Clapton and his Psycho guitar'. "
Here, the link for the post on the Show. 

53. To know which Beatle song had the only triple guitar duel 
It was on "The End", Abbey Road, the last recorded by the Beatles, and punctuated by several 'first times'. It was the first and only time that there was a duel of solo guitars, between John, Paul and George, masterful.
More on Abbey Road, here on this link!


54. To know which Oscar-winning actor appeared in Concert for George 
It's Tom Hanks and there was also the whole Monthy Python group, all great friends of George, an incredible human figure, making several very funny sketches, with the right to show their respective asses in a solemn moment.
Here is link,  describing this show, best DVD I have on my shelf.

55. To know which Head of State was in the crowd to see Paul up close 
It's Wladimir Putin, at Paul's show in Red Square, 2003.
Here is an excerpt from my review:
"Paul was received with honors of Head of State (or almost) by then President Putin and Perestroika architect Mikhail Gorbachev!! Another great moment of the show, by the way, is when Putin arrives at Red Square to watch the show, from the crowd, surrounded by bodyguards, and asking them to stop paying attention to him, and to direct the honors to the star, who sang 'Calico Skies'. Paul notices the arrival, and when he finishes the song, he thanks for the 'Important Arrivals'. "
Here, on this link, my full review.

56. To know the original name of the song Jealous Guy 
It is "Child of Nature", which also had another letter, inspired by the place where the Beatles were (India) and what they were doing (Transcendental Meditation), when John composed it!! In the LP Imagine version, "Jealous Guy", is a love song, magnificent ballad! And it was immortalized in a spectacular clip that made it to the movies, with John and Yoko on an idyllic tour of their London estate.
More about other songs from that trip here, at this link.

57. To know how Paul named the grasshopper on his shoulder, at a concert in Brazil 
He named it Harold! Paul handled, with great professionalism, the occurrence of a locust cloud in Goiânia, 2013. See his savoir-faire!
"We're having fun with the locusts, huh?", He generalized before introducing the audience to the most insistent greenish being, who remained static on his right shoulder throughout several songs. “This is Harold. Say hi to the people!”, joked the star, who never made any effort to avoid such an  'attack'.”
More about the show, on this link!

58. To know which US locations appear in Beatles songs 
They are 12: Kansas City, Tucson, Arizona, Eldorado (*), California, Black Mountain Hills, Dakota, L.A., Blue Jay Way, Hollywood, Miami Beach, USA. 
(*) It is not specific where John got this vocal bit to put in Revolution 9, but as there are several cities with the name in the USA, I decided to put it there! 
I made a survey of ALL the times that the Beatles refer to localities, be it streets, cities, states, mountains, countries. Here, on this link, all occurrences.

59. To know which is the only single from John to reach #1 on the American charts  
It was "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night". John Lennon had only one #1, and it was only in 1974, with that song! Hey, where's "Imagine"? Well, the great anthem for Peace only reached N ° 3 in 1971. And his single N ° 1 came in a bet with Elton John, who was sure of success and demanded that, if it were achieved, John would go up on stage with him to to celebrate. And it did. And it went up. And it ended up being John Lennon's last live appearance in his life, on November 28, 1974, months before retiring to take care of his son! 
Here more about the Beatles' solo careers, in this link
Aqui mais sobre as carreiras solo dos Beatles, neste link

60. To know who created the name of the song, LP and movie A Hard Day's Night
It was Ringo! 
When shooting the first Beatles film, 1964, still without a name, a tiring day, the night comes, Ringo sits in one of those Director's chairs and says to the others: "It’s been a hard day’s night ...". John, who was distracted, listened to it, looked at Paul, and said, "That’s the name!". And then he went home and composed the song, which Paul later complemented, and it became the name of the album and of the film.
 More on Ringo, here on this linkIn Engliiiiish!!