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15 January 2014
5.46pm
Funny Paper
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Hi Holly (beatlewife), I hope you check out the topic I posted a while back:  Question for the Young Beatles Fans Here

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....fans-here/

My main question there wonders, what are the exact mechanisms by which a person who is, say 21 now (meaning they were born in the early 1990s), would become a fan of a band that ended its career in 1969?  This amazing unique phenomenon still hasn't been fully explained to my satisfaction.  Sure, we can say "it's because of the great music".  But somehow that doesn't explain the very unusual fact -- especially when we factor in how ruthlessly fashion-conscious young people are, and the powerful incentives of peer pressure and being "cool" often translating as being au courant.  It would be like coming across thousands of kids today all emulating and cultivating Jimmy Dean, or something.  Sure, there may be a few dozen doing that, but nowhere near the numbers who are into the Beatles.

 

Faded flowers, wait in a jar, till the evening is complete... complete... complete... complete...
15 January 2014
5.50pm
LongHairedLady
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beatlewife said
Hi all, I'm Holly, 21. I just joined this forum and I haven't been on a beatles forum in quite some years (since I was mere teen). So I'm a bit rusty at all this since I've moved to tumblr. But I'm currently a film major in college at Columbia College which is in chicago. I study directing and screenwriting and I hope to move out to L.A. within the next couple of years (fingers crossed!) and George Harrison is my favorite Beatle with John Lennon coming in a close second, but I love them all equally. I've been a fan since I was 13 and had a massive crush on George Harrison whilst growing up so I have a bit of (bit? more like a huge) a soft spot for him. Also I love writing and reading and films and especially old classic films, and I've recently gotten super in television & loved shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc. I used to play the Oboe for about 10 years but stopped after I graduated high school and pursued other interests. So yes I can read music even though it's been a long time haha. So I've always been strongly interested in music and The Beatles were a major influence on me and are a major part of my life and who I am. So yeah, if you ever want to chat or follow me on tumblr just let me know! <3

Welcome to the forum!  a-hard-days-night-john-6  My tumblr is http://dig-a-pygmy.tumblr.com if you'd like to follow I will follow back!

Hope you enjoy the forum!  a-hard-days-night-george-10

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

15 January 2014
9.20pm
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beatlewife, we've too many Paulettes on this site and I fear they're taking over! Ahhh Girl is right, me and ASJ need you :D Welcome to the site, I hope you like it here apple01

What's it like to live in Chicago? I've always fancied visiting.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

15 January 2014
10.03pm
trcanberra
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beatlewife said
Hi all, I'm Holly, 21. I just joined this forum and I haven't been on a beatles forum in quite some years (since I was mere teen). So I'm a bit rusty at all this since I've moved to tumblr. But I'm currently a film major in college at Columbia College which is in chicago. I study directing and screenwriting and I hope to move out to L.A. within the next couple of years (fingers crossed!) and George Harrison is my favorite Beatle with John Lennon coming in a close second, but I love them all equally. I've been a fan since I was 13 and had a massive crush on George Harrison whilst growing up so I have a bit of (bit? more like a huge) a soft spot for him. Also I love writing and reading and films and especially old classic films, and I've recently gotten super in television & loved shows such as Breaking Bad, Mad Men, etc. I used to play the Oboe for about 10 years but stopped after I graduated high school and pursued other interests. So yes I can read music even though it's been a long time haha. So I've always been strongly interested in music and The Beatles were a major influence on me and are a major part of my life and who I am. So yeah, if you ever want to chat or follow me on tumblr just let me know! <3

Welcome aboard - always great to see more George (and Ringo) fans here :)

 

15 January 2014
10.14pm
IveJustSeenAFaceo
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Welcome to the forum! I don't affiliate myself with any particular Beatle, but you'll have some other George fans to talk to, I know. 

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17 January 2014
1.09am
YouKnowMyName
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Hullo fellow fab four fanatics! I joined this forum because of my rather recent addiction to the Beatles. It all started a couple months ago, and before that I only listened to classical music. Since then I've bought sixteen albums and seen their movies, interviews, etc.

I'm sixteen and what's really sad is the kind of music my peers listen to. None of my friends like the Beatles. Boy are they missing out... I'm beginning to drive some of them mad with my constant references, so hopefully this forum will satisfy my need to discuss the best band to ever exist with people who feel similarly. I think the people here are real gear.

 

P.S. I love you

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You know my name you know my number
What's up with you?

17 January 2014
1.20am
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YouKnowMyName said
Hullo fellow fab four fanatics! I joined this forum because of my rather recent addiction to the Beatles. It all started a couple months ago, and before that I only listened to classical music. Since then I've bought sixteen albums and seen their movies, interviews, etc.

I'm sixteen and what's really sad is the kind of music my peers listen to. None of my friends like the Beatles. Boy are they missing out... I'm beginning to drive some of them mad with my constant references, so hopefully this forum will satisfy my need to discuss the best band to ever exist with people who feel similarly. I think the people here are real gear.

 

P.S. I love you

P.S. We Love You To. You have made it to your Nirvana, your heaven, your Beatles-place-on-Earth. With a cool name like yours, we hope to see you posting all around the forum.

Funny Paper started a thread that is trying to get in to the head of people just like you. I would love to see your response to his question. The most recent iteration of the question is just a few posts above yours.

17 January 2014
3.22pm
fabfouremily
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YouKnowMyName said
Hullo fellow fab four fanatics! I joined this forum because of my rather recent addiction to the Beatles. It all started a couple months ago, and before that I only listened to classical music. Since then I've bought sixteen albums and seen their movies, interviews, etc.

I'm sixteen and what's really sad is the kind of music my peers listen to. None of my friends like the Beatles. Boy are they missing out... I'm beginning to drive some of them mad with my constant references, so hopefully this forum will satisfy my need to discuss the best band to ever exist with people who feel similarly. I think the people here are real gear.

P.S. I love you

Welcome to the site. I imagine you'll like it here :D We're the same age so I get what you mean about most other people our kind of age. Still, you've seen the light and that's all you need to worry about!

By the way, love the username!

 

 

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

17 January 2014
4.17pm
parlance
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Love your screenname too (*points to location*). Welcome!

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at YouTube and Vimeo.

19 January 2014
5.00am
4or5Magicians
The Foothills of the Headlands
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Hello all! I'm a longtime Beatles fan from America, and I've been lurking about the site for a few days. I'm part of that demographic bridging the gap between the older fans and the younger generation of fans - halfway to 64 to be exact. I'm an ecclectic quasi-hipster nerd with too many interests to rattle off in an introductory post. I enjoy art, movies, comics, gaming of every variety, and interesting music of any genre (a lot of which came out before I was born, ie Can, Kraftwerk, Joy Division, etc). I chose my username because I happened to be listening to Magical Mystery Tour at the time and I hoped it would be somewhat clever and even more somewhat not in use. :)

 

In lieu of too many boring personal details, I'll rattle off some obligatory Fab Four statistics to get started.

Favorite beatle: John

Favorite album: Varies, but usually Abbey Road or Sgt. Pepper's depending on my mood (and I totally <3 Past Masters vol 2)

Favorite song: Varies even more, but I never get tired of "A Day In The Life". Pure perfection.

Favorite album cover: Revolver

Really dig the site, and the forums look like a great place too! heart

19 January 2014
5.44am
Ron Nasty
"Where have you been?" "I'm not telling you..."
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Welcome beatlewife, You Know My Name, and 4or5Magicians (and any other newer members I've missed).

It is always good to see our happy band growing, and I look forward to your contributions to our conversations. Dive in, give opinions, ask questions... we have a great bunch of people here.

4or5Magicians, clever name, and always happy to see a new John fan here. Far too many Paul lovers ahdn_paul_01! We need more balance! a-hard-days-night-george-10

Joy Division before you were born! Sometimes people here make me feel old!

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
19 January 2014
6.56am
trcanberra
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Welcome aboard to all the new members in the last week or so - great to meet you all and I look forward to your contributions to our merry (growing) band *wave*

19 January 2014
4.51pm
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Welcome 4or5Magicians.

I've noticed your screen name for a few days listed down at the bottom of the forum pages in the "newest members" list and hoped that you would jump into the conversation.

I see that your location is "Sitting on a cornflake...". I don't know if you have noticed that we have a member with that screen name. That's just kind of a funny image ... your John avatar sitting on his John avatar, like this:

Hope you have fun, share your knowledge and thoughts with us, and learn a thing or two about the Beatles along the way.

20 January 2014
1.40am
I Am Not Sgt Pepper
The bins outside Paul McCartney's house
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Its great to meet everybody.

I'm Jack from Dublin, Ireland and, despite being 22, I'm rather ashamed to confess that I discovered the greatest band in history just a few months ago. I bought a "Sgt Pepper" CD last November after hearing "For the benefit of Mr Kite" for the first time and comprehending the utter force of musical ability inherent in every chord. Since then, I've  raided Itunes and have amassed around 100 songs by the band.

Favorite Album : Abbey Road

Song:  1. Here There And Everywhere    2. A Day In The Life    3. In My Life   4. I'll Follow The Sun    5. Mr Kite! 

Solo Song: Lennon's God ( very closely followed by Working Class Hero)

I stumbled across this site  during the Christmas holidays and have used the forum to investigate the repertoire. I finally got around to contributing because I can't sleep!

I look forward to exploring further

All the best,

Jack

 

 

Beatles Fans: Causing traffic congestion on Abbey Road for over 4 decades.

20 January 2014
1.57am
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^ Hi Jack, Tony from Oz here - nice to meet you and I look forward to seeing your posts as you discover more of the wonderful world of Beatles.

20 January 2014
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Hi Jack,

AppleScruffJunior is from Ireland, too. She will be glad you've landed here.

I'm so proud of the Beatles. Their music is soooooo awesome it keeps bringing folks into the fold.

Don't feel bad, Jack. I didn't find the Beatles until I was 45 (last May).

Welcome, welcome!

20 January 2014
2.30am
4or5Magicians
The Foothills of the Headlands
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Solo Song: Lennon's God ( very closely followed by Working Class Hero)

Welcome, Jack! You just won me over with the Working Class Hero love!

 

@Ahhh Girl

That's great! I hadn't noticed that at the time. No relation, lol. I'll probably end up changing my location semi-frequently at any rate!

20 January 2014
3.01am
Ron Nasty
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4or5Magicians - well, they were on a Magical Mystery Toura-hard-days-night-george-10

How ironic, AG, my baby sister was 45 last May, being almost exactly a year older, I passed 46 the day after (we have one day a year when we're both the same age!).

"I only said we were bigger than Rod... and now there's all this!" Ron Nasty
20 January 2014
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mja6758 said
4or5Magicians - well, they were on a Magical Mystery Toura-hard-days-night-george-10

How ironic, AG, my baby sister was 45 last May, being almost exactly a year older, I passed 46 the day after (we have one day a year when we're both the same age!).

Oops, I didn't write that out very well. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12ahdn_paul_01 I turned 45 in April. I "met" the Beatles, 5 weeks and 2 days later on 26 May.

But, that is a neat thing to learn about you and your sister. heart That means you and I spend at least a few days each year as the same age. But, you are light-years older than me in Beatles-knowledge age. You continue to impress me to no end.

 

20 January 2014
7.32pm
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Just spotted this thread, so after making a few posts now thought it apt to say "hello". I stumbled across this place when doing a bit of research, glad I did. 

I'm Alex and I'm a Beatleholic. No matter how much I embrace other musicians, I always come back to The Fabs. 

As you have probably sussed out, I play drums, although not in public for a while. I'm a sound professional working mainly in TV and am dabbling in a bit of writing when between jobs.

So there you go - great place with some really knowledgeable people - Hi!

" They should do Marmite flavour."

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