Beatles’ ‘Revolver’: 15 Things You Didn’t Know

Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ 15 Things You Didn’t Know

6. The album was almost named after an abysmal Ringo Starr pun.

Think Revolver’s title refers to a gun? That would be incorrect. At one point, the album was going to be called After Geography, Ringo Starr’s terrible pun on the Rolling Stones’ Aftermath, turning a high point in rock history into a joke about high-school classes.
Beatles on Safari was also in the running, ditto Four Sides of the Circle, Fat Man and Bobby and Abracadabra, the latter of which was the strongest candidate until the band learned that someone else had already done that.
As for the final title, it’s a reference to what an album does: It revolves. Never has a band loved a pun like the Beatles. And here they got away with one that could have been a groan-inducer.


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