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Some Gratitude And Thanks To Joe For The Beatles Bible
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16 May 2012
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note: two threads merged by meanmistermustard on the 31st July 2014; thread one consisted of posts 1 -> 11, thread two posts 12 & 13.


I've never posted here before today (or any forum, for that matter), and I'm new to the site. I'm a journalist and was researching Lennon for a biographical assignment, and I found this site during my research. Apart from how unbelievably helpful this site is (giving a near complete day-by-day account of their lives, with SOURCED information), I started looking at the forum for educated analysis of a couple of topics because, to my amazement, (given that John Lennon is one of the most studied and popular people of the last century) a number of issues and events in his life are still debated. 


I'm not a forum reader, let alone contributor, usually. But this one seems so positive and thoughtful, and I started to enjoy indulging my interest in the band and John in particular, by reading through it. I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the hard work that has obviously gone into the site, and for the kind, thoughtful conversation the members here have. I'm relatively young (I just turned 28 about a week ago), and wasn't even alive when John died, which makes understanding him and the nature of his cultural impact a little trickier since I have no personal frame of reference for any of it. My first personal Beatles cultural experience (sadly) is of Anthology coming out when I was in grade school, and seeing all of my little friends discover the Beatles for the first time and seeing my teachers re-discover the band with great enthusiasm. 


Thankfully, my mother gave me a thorough education long before that. She had the red and blue albums on CD; she'd put all of the discs in the 6-disc player and set it to "shuffle." Then, we'd have a contest to see who could name the songs first ("Help!" was obviously disqualified…) When I got good at all the hits, she upped the ante and added "The White Album." I was probably the only ten-year-old in town who could pick out "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" in two seconds flat.


Anyway, I'm long-winded (clearly), but I just wanted to say "thank you" for to the people (or person) who runs the site and to the readers. You've all be quite helpful in a professional capacity, but, more so, you've been entertaining and thought-provoking for me personally, as well.  

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I've seen that before but didn't know if it was bookmarked. It'll be really useful, as will the Lennonology books when they eventually come out. Not to mention Mark Lewisohn's, of course, though I presume the last of those will stop in 1970.

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