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5 April 2010
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McLerristarr said:


My dad takes it very seriously as well; I've inherited his liking of Manchester United and football in general but I'm not as fanatical as him. I'm not much of a sport person either.


Get in there.  I'm a born and bred (and fanatical) Manchester United supporter.  You, too, mjb!  a-hard-days-night-george-8


And I'm pretty new, by the way, just been dabbling a bit this week.  I didn't know this post was here so I accidentally wrote an essay about how/why I got into The Beatles in a newer thread.  My apologies.  The jist is basically that my mum and dad (American and English, respectively) were original fans in the 60s; mum went to the Shea Stadium gig; dad was basically the closest thing she could find to a John Lennon, so she married him, and he relocated to America.  I grew up with the music always on and then, post-boy band of the 90s era, developed decent taste in music, appropriated The Beatles for myself and after years of escalating saturation and obsession now count them among my trifecta of life passions: teaching, football and The Beatles.


There's nowt much else to say, other than I'm a 20 something postgrad student in Cardiff; grew up near Philadelphia but have dual British/American citizenship; football, Beatles, literature, teaching, and spending time with my little circle of best mates (who are unfortunately an ocean away at the moment) … that's my life in a nutshell really.  *waves hello once again*

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What's your postgrad in, Jenn?

This thread should now be a sticky in the Getting Better section, so it'll always be at the top of the list. There's no way to have stuff at the front of the forum itself, as far as I can see.

I think the automated messages that get sent out when people register for the forum can be customised, so I might add a link to this thread from there. It'd be good to encourage people to introduce themselves, as I get a lot of people registering and never posting a thing.

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5 April 2010

Can't believe I haven't posted here. Anyway, an official HI from sunny So Cal… I'm Cara and I'm a Beatlemaniac!

I always like to say that I was "born into Beatlemania," having sprung to life while the Beatles were tramping around the UK in vans and such. When I was born, the boys were playing at the Rink Ballroom in Sunderland… and I think they were just starting their show as I entered the world (12:30 PM Los Angeles time, 8:30 PM GMT). From Me To You was #1 on the UK charts (but It's My Party and I'll Cry If I Want To was #1 here in the States).

Having older sibs, two teenage cousins, and a mom who loved pop music, The Beatles were always a part of my life. The first lp I ever owned was The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles Hits (which my mom bought just for me… so no dogging that awesome album!)… and one of my earliest memories was the whole Paul-is-dead phenomenon… I also have vague memories of the break-up, watching my sister and mother react to the newspaper article.

My own personal Beatlemania began in earnest when I was 10 or so, I suppose… had always loved them, but really began obsessing at about that time. I had always been in love with John… smart, smart-ass, funny, soulful… and a bit of a troublemaker. Totally dug that! (Still do!) He started his Lost Weekend and was recording Rock & Roll at A &M Records, which was just one mile away from my house! (Didn't know that at the time, sadly…)

My brother used to take me to the Capitol Records parking lot Swap Meet, which happened every Sunday morning, reeeal early (or first Sunday of the month or something)… anyway, that's where I used to buy old magazines, import singles, photos, and Beatles memorabilia. (I had an "I Love John" hologram button that I wore all through high school!) Used to go to the early Beatlefests and all the L.A. Beatle events… sing-alongs, anniversary parties, etc.

I was a senior in high school when John died, and I organized a memorial where they let us light candles and hooked up the PA system so we could all sing "Give Peace A Chance." (Still can't hear that song without crying…)

Anyway, I could detail my Beatle history endlessly, but it would be quite dull… Now I'm a responsible adult who has produced two young Beatlemaniacs (how proud!) and I'm the principal of an elementary school, where I also use my influence to Beatle-ize the youth of America.

6 April 2010
in my tree
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7 April 2010
A town in Colorado
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Hello Everyone!


My name is Vince, I'm 15, and I'm a beatles obsessive along with all kinds of other music. Been hooked ever since I first heard While My Guitar Gently Weeps on the radio. From there I bought all the albums as quickly as I could.


I like to play the guitar, draw, bowl, hang out, the usual stuff.


Anyways, I love the site, and the forum seems pretty cool!


I now declare this bridge open!
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