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Aug 31, 2017

In 1966, the Beatles played their friend Klaus Voorman their song “Tomorrow Never Knows” while Voorman went to work sketching what would become the cover to the band’s next album, which I referenced in The Story Behind Imagine (by John Lennon). This album contained the songs “Taxman,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “Good Day, Sunshine,” and was almost called After Geography. This suggestion was Ringo Starr’s idea of a pun based on the Rolling Stones releasing Aftermath. Get it? After-geography? After-math? Like a high school schedule.

Luckily, the band went with a very to-the-point title that referenced what the record, itself, does when being played. But that’s neither Here, There or Everywhere when it comes to the game and movie Clue. We’re here to talk about the weapon used for MURDER.

I’m your host, Emily Prokop, and this is The Story Behind The Revolver.

The Clue Series Butler you heard at the beginning of the episode was played by Paul from Rick and Paul Heal the World.

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Beatles' 'Revolver': 15 Things You Didn't Know - Rolling Stone

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Colt 45 - Pabst Brewing Company

Clue - Internet Movie Firearms Database

10 Things You May Not Know About Samuel Colt -

How the Colt Single Action Army Revolver Won the West - Popular Mechanics

Colt .45 Peacemaker - Guns Magazine

Are We Stuck in the 1950s? - Psychology Today

VA Psychologists and Clinical Science in the 1950s - American Psychological Association

Humanism - Simply Psychology