14 May 2012
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.
9 May 2012
1 May 2011
Joe has certainly done an amazing job to create a website that is a stand out amongst the many thousands of sites that exist. Plus having info on whats happening to the site as it occurs, fast feedback, and that he contributes to the forum are large benefits. Its a great place to be.
13 April 2011
I've only just seen this topic, but I'm always glad when people like the site (and even more so when they're inspired enough to let me know!). The forum's a great place – the quality of conversation's good nowadays. There was a dip a couple of years ago when we had some strident personalities and some hot-headed teenagers who loved to , but I think it's getting better all the time.
WithGrace – I'm a journalist too. Hi! Welcome. Let me know if you've used the site in any of your features/articles. I'd be interested to read them.
FYI, the day-by-day part is still being added to. At the moment I'm filling in some Cavern-era gaps and some early 1970 sessions. Eventually I want to make the history section as complete as possible for the solo years too, but as Lennon once sang "There's a long way to go…"
Eventually I want to make the history section as complete as possible for the solo years too, but as Lennon once sang "There's a long way to go…"
If and when you do, I'd imagine this site will be invaluable:
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.
3 May 2012
I agree,I´m 13 and I don´t know what ever I did before discovering this site because I have learnt some many new things.New things that I have used in a quiz that I have made up on the Quipper app(for iphones etc).So, thanks a lot
13 July 2012
I completely agree with this, I also have just joined this site and already feel right at home! I have posted on forums before and there are some where you just feel judged for asking "stupid" questions and what not but everyone here just wants to share their love for the Beatles and that's what brings us all together. Thanks guys.
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