I learned something semi-Beatley yesterday! While reading "Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince" yesterday, I noticed something. (I'm reading the British version of the book: ISBN: 978-0-7475-9846-6) On page 431, Ron says, "When we come face to face with one down a dark alley we're going to be having a shufti to see if it's solid, aren't we, we're not going to be asking, 'Excuse me, are you the imprint of a departed soul?'"
My first thought was: What's a shufti? My second thought was: I've heard that word before in the film "Help!" and I never knew what he was saying! Clang says it when he's offering gold to Paul! ("Shufti. Gold! All of it pure gold...")
When I looked it up online, it's an Arab word that means "Look!" It all makes sense now! WOO!
Many of us have always heard that George could play 26 instruments, but I recently found out what they are: guitar/sitar/4-string guitar/bass guitar/arp bass/violin/tamboura/dobro/swarmandal/tabla/organ/piano/moog synthesizer/harmonica/autoharp/glockenspiel/vibraphone/xylophone/claves/African drum/conga drum/tympani/ukelele/mandolin/marimba/Jai-Tarang♥BN9! WOW!! Thanks for the List!! And 7 of those were inspired by Indian music! He always loved playing the Ukulele with friends when they visited together. He always carried them in his car with a spare one or two for his friends to join in. Cool! He was a Great Musician!!
I recently learned from watching the new documentary called "Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years" that they were in the back of a meat truck at the end of Candlestick Park (Which was their last concert. Traveling incognito perhaps?) and that they refused to perform to segregated audiences (Actually, I think I heard that before somewhere but forgot about it because I don't like hearing about the dark side of that era.)