Monday, November 7, 2016
Name That Band - The Beatles
Original bassist Stuart Sutcliffe came up with the name the Beetles in 1960, which was a play on Buddy Holly's backing band the Crickets.
John Lennon later altered the spelling to Beatals.
The final version - Beatles - was suggested by 19-year-old poet Royston Ellis who suggested that spelling as double play on both the beat poetry and beat music of the 50s.
Of course, before there was the Beatles, there was the Quarrymen. We should all be glad of the name change. Somehow, Quarrymen-mania just doesn't sound right.