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17 January 2014
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I first saw and heard The Beatles on a TV show called Thank Your Lucky Stars in early 1963.(I was 10 years old). They mimed to Please Please Me and I was hooked.

51 years later and I still get excited about any "new" Beatles release.

17 January 2014
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In August in the car my mum was scanning the classic rock radio stations. Initially I was a little miffed because she wouldn't put it on classical... "Fool on the Hill" came on and I didn't really like it at first. I heard the recorder part, and being very good at that instrument I decided I would try and play it by ear when I got home. I ended up forgetting the tune of the song and having to search it on YouTube. I listened to it so many times to play the notes that it kind of grew on me, and on the side where YouTube shows suggestions "I Want To Hold Your Hand" came up and I remembered hearing it before and liking it (I didn't know it was by the Beatles then). Before I knew it I was clicking on all of the songs it suggested by the Beatles, adding Pandora stations and buying albums on iTunes. I also can play not only that song but about twelve other Beatles songs on my recorder and clarinet (bits and pieces of them). So over these five months I have become a complete fanatic. No regrets.

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In August in the car my mum was scanning the classic rock radio stations. Initially I was a little miffed because she wouldn't put it on classical... "Fool on the Hill" came on and I didn't really like it at first. I heard the recorder part, and being very good at that instrument I decided I would try and play it by ear when I got home. I ended up forgetting the tune of the song and having to search it on YouTube. I listened to it so many times to play the notes that it kind of grew on me, and on the side where YouTube shows suggestions "
I Want To Hold Your Hand" came up and I remembered hearing it before and liking it (I didn't know it was by the Beatles then). Before I knew it I was clicking on all of the songs it suggested by the Beatles, adding Pandora stations and buying albums on iTunes. I also can play not only that song but about twelve other Beatles songs on my recorder and clarinet (bits and pieces of them). So over these five months I have become a complete fanatic. No regrets.

And there shouldn't be. a-hard-days-night-john-5 Way to go with learning to play some Beatles songs. apple01

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When I was about 4 or 5, my father showed me Yellow Submarine. I had no idea who The Beatles were at the time, but I liked the music and I thought all of the colors in Yellow Submarine were fascinating. That film affected me greatly, but I didn't realize it at the time. I started drawing blue meanies and The Beatles in scribbly kid drawings. I guess... that's my first ever exposure to The Beatles.

When I first seriously became a fan... that's a different story. In late 2012, I was listening to The Beach Boys, my favorite band at the time (And they're still awesome!) on Youtube, and I got a recommendation for "Hey Jude". I was thinking, Hey, why not?, so I clicked on it. I thought it sounded amazing. I saw a video that said something like "I Am The Walrus- The Beatles" on it. I thought that sounded interesting, so I clicked on it. It was unlike anything I ever heard before. It was so oddly fascinating... well... you know what I Am The Walrus is like. I then went on a huge Youtube marathon and listened to every Beatles song I came across.

So... that's my story.

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TrippyFlower said
When I was about 4 or 5, my father showed me
Yellow Submarine. I had no idea who The Beatles were at the time, but I liked the music and I thought all of the colors in Yellow Submarine were fascinating. That film affected me greatly, but I didn't realize it at the time. I started drawing blue meanies and The Beatles in scribbly kid drawings. I guess... that's my first ever exposure to The Beatles.

When I first seriously became a fan... that's a different story. In late 2012, I was listening to The Beach Boys, my favorite band at the time (And they're still awesome!) on Youtube, and I got a recommendation for "Hey Jude". I was thinking, Hey, why not?, so I clicked on it. I thought it sounded amazing. I saw a video that said something like "I Am The Walrus- The Beatles" on it. I thought that sounded interesting, so I clicked on it. It was unlike anything I ever heard before. It was so oddly fascinating... well... you know what I Am The Walrus is like. I then went on a huge Youtube marathon and listened to every Beatles song I came across.

So... that's my story.

Totally awesome story. The Beatles just keep roping them in. Glad you found the Fab Four ... and us!

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I used to be put to sleep as a baby to Abbey Road. After that I just sort of naturally got into the rest of their stuff.

 

Edit: The first album I got into as a teenager (the beginning of my hardcore fandom) was Revolver, which still blows my mind from time to time. :)

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4or5Magicians said
I used to be put to sleep as a baby to
Abbey Road. After that I just sort of naturally got into the rest of their stuff.

 

Edit: The first album I got into as a teenager (the beginning of my hardcore fandom) was Revolver, which still blows my mind from time to time. :)

Golden Slumbers would be nice to fall asleep to; not so sure about Maxwell's Silver Hammer... Also your screenname is great.

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YouKnowMyName said

4or5Magicians said
I used to be put to sleep as a baby to
Abbey Road. After that I just sort of naturally got into the rest of their stuff.

 

Edit: The first album I got into as a teenager (the beginning of my hardcore fandom) was Revolver, which still blows my mind from time to time. :)

Golden Slumbers would be nice to fall asleep to; not so sure about Maxwell's Silver Hammer... Also your screenname is great.

Thanks, YKMN has to be the perfect song title for a screenname though. Clever! I'm assuming I was usually getting to sleep after Here Comes The Sun. a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

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

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said

Ahhh Girl (in connection to my having discovered the Beatles when they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show) said "did your parents fall in love with the Beatles too? Did they encourage your love and appreciation for them?"

Answer: not in the least. But at least I wasn't alone in that respect: NO parent had any interest in or respect for the Beatles. It was the beginning of the "generation gap" - a term you don't hear any more.

The term was used repeatedly in the '60s and referred to the gap in values and interests between the over-30 and the under-30 crowd.

When I turned 30, I remember thinking that I'd now crossed over to the other side. Would I become my parents?

Have you? a-hard-days-night-george-10

Some people say that the lack of separation of generations these days is part of society's problems. Parents want to be their children's "friends" and seem "cool" instead of parents to them. Do you have an opinion on this topic?

What prompted me to ask you the question was this conversation on this thread:

FLFIORE said

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Parents and teachers largely did not like them but this was the mid-sixties and the generation gap. Paradoxically, it was my Dad who brought home the single
Please Please Me c/w Love Me Do, in late 1963. This is before Beatlemania, so he hadn't yet seen their long hair and rebellious attitude but kudos to him, he must have liked the music!

I find that fascinating. Did he quit liking the songs after he found out more about the singers? Are your parents from Argentina or were they from the US or UK? I was just wondering since you went to an English school.
Thanks for sharing the whole story.

My parents were indeed from Argentina, third generation Italian and second generation Spanish (Andalucians). My father found out very soon who they were but did not react badly, shily saying things "I like their music but I don't like them as individuals". He changed and a few years later he was prasing them and still does today, a very healthy 90 year old!

I guess at least some parents in Argentina were a bit more liberal in the '60s :-)

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Mine was Help!, when I first heard them, in my head I thought they were a simple pop group, I guess I'm way off.

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Mine was Help!, when I first heard them, in my head I thought they were a simple pop group, I guess I'm way off.

 

Yep. That's exactly what I first th

Ahhh Girl said

TrippyFlower said
When I was about 4 or 5, my father showed me Yellow Submarine. I had no idea who The Beatles were at the time, but I liked the music and I thought all of the colors in Yellow Submarine were fascinating. That film affected me greatly, but I didn't realize it at the time. I started drawing blue meanies and The Beatles in scribbly kid drawings. I guess... that's my first ever exposure to The Beatles.

When I first seriously became a fan... that's a different story. In late 2012, I was listening to The Beach Boys, my favorite band at the time (And they're still awesome!) on Youtube, and I got a recommendation for "Hey Jude". I was thinking, Hey, why not?, so I clicked on it. I thought it sounded amazing. I saw a video that said something like "I Am The Walrus- The Beatles" on it. I thought that sounded interesting, so I clicked on it. It was unlike anything I ever heard before. It was so oddly fascinating... well... you know what I Am The Walrus is like. I then went on a huge Youtube marathon and listened to every Beatles song I came across.

So... that's my story.

Totally awesome story. The Beatles just keep roping them in. Glad you found the Fab Four ... and us!

Love your screen name!!!!

 

Thanks! It took me several hours of fumbling in front of my computer to come up with it... blargh it felt like my eyes were going to burn out blue-meanie

 

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TrippyFlower said
Mine was
Help!, when I first heard them, in my head I thought they were a simple pop group, I guess I'm way off.

 

Yep. That's exactly what I first th

Ahhh Girl said

TrippyFlower said
When I was about 4 or 5, my father showed me Yellow Submarine. I had no idea who The Beatles were at the time, but I liked the music and I thought all of the colors in Yellow Submarine were fascinating. That film affected me greatly, but I didn't realize it at the time. I started drawing blue meanies and The Beatles in scribbly kid drawings. I guess... that's my first ever exposure to The Beatles.

When I first seriously became a fan... that's a different story. In late 2012, I was listening to The Beach Boys, my favorite band at the time (And they're still awesome!) on Youtube, and I got a recommendation for "Hey Jude". I was thinking, Hey, why not?, so I clicked on it. I thought it sounded amazing. I saw a video that said something like "I Am The Walrus- The Beatles" on it. I thought that sounded interesting, so I clicked on it. It was unlike anything I ever heard before. It was so oddly fascinating... well... you know what I Am The Walrus is like. I then went on a huge Youtube marathon and listened to every Beatles song I came across.

So... that's my story.

Totally awesome story. The Beatles just keep roping them in. Glad you found the Fab Four ... and us!

Love your screen name!!!!

 

Thanks! It took me several hours of fumbling in front of my computer to come up with it... blargh it felt like my eyes were going to burn out blue-meanie

 

I agree.  Great name and great avatar. Welcome to the forum (you're not exactly new, but I'm not exactly good at welcoming people to the forum).

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Expert Textpert said

TrippyFlower said
Mine was
Help!, when I first heard them, in my head I thought they were a simple pop group, I guess I'm way off.

 

Ahhh Girl said

TrippyFlower said
When I was about 4 or 5, my father showed me Yellow Submarine. I had no idea who The Beatles were at the time, but I liked the music and I thought all of the colors in Yellow Submarine were fascinating. That film affected me greatly, but I didn't realize it at the time. I started drawing blue meanies and The Beatles in scribbly kid drawings. I guess... that's my first ever exposure to The Beatles.

When I first seriously became a fan... that's a different story. In late 2012, I was listening to The Beach Boys, my favorite band at the time (And they're still awesome!) on Youtube, and I got a recommendation for "Hey Jude". I was thinking, Hey, why not?, so I clicked on it. I thought it sounded amazing. I saw a video that said something like "I Am The Walrus- The Beatles" on it. I thought that sounded interesting, so I clicked on it. It was unlike anything I ever heard before. It was so oddly fascinating... well... you know what I Am The Walrus is like. I then went on a huge Youtube marathon and listened to every Beatles song I came across.

So... that's my story.

Totally awesome story. The Beatles just keep roping them in. Glad you found the Fab Four ... and us!

Love your screen name!!!!

 

Thanks! It took me several hours of fumbling in front of my computer to come up with it... blargh it felt like my eyes were going to burn out blue-meanie

 

I agree.  Great name and great avatar. Welcome to the forum (you're not exactly new, but I'm not exactly good at welcoming people to the forum).

 

 

I drew my avatar. a-hard-days-night-john-1

Your usernames's awesome too! I think this is turning into the Username-complimenting topic, so we should stay-on-topic

 

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TrippyFlower said

Expert Textpert said

TrippyFlower said
Mine was
Help!, when I first heard them, in my head I thought they were a simple pop group, I guess I'm way off.

 

Ahhh Girl said

TrippyFlower said
When I was about 4 or 5, my father showed me Yellow Submarine. I had no idea who The Beatles were at the time, but I liked the music and I thought all of the colors in Yellow Submarine were fascinating. That film affected me greatly, but I didn't realize it at the time. I started drawing blue meanies and The Beatles in scribbly kid drawings. I guess... that's my first ever exposure to The Beatles.

When I first seriously became a fan... that's a different story. In late 2012, I was listening to The Beach Boys, my favorite band at the time (And they're still awesome!) on Youtube, and I got a recommendation for "Hey Jude". I was thinking, Hey, why not?, so I clicked on it. I thought it sounded amazing. I saw a video that said something like "I Am The Walrus- The Beatles" on it. I thought that sounded interesting, so I clicked on it. It was unlike anything I ever heard before. It was so oddly fascinating... well... you know what I Am The Walrus is like. I then went on a huge Youtube marathon and listened to every Beatles song I came across.

So... that's my story.

Totally awesome story. The Beatles just keep roping them in. Glad you found the Fab Four ... and us!

Love your screen name!!!!

 

Thanks! It took me several hours of fumbling in front of my computer to come up with it... blargh it felt like my eyes were going to burn out blue-meanie

 

I agree.  Great name and great avatar. Welcome to the forum (you're not exactly new, but I'm not exactly good at welcoming people to the forum).

 

 

I drew my avatar. a-hard-days-night-john-1

Your usernames's awesome too! I think this is turning into the Username-complimenting topic, so we should stay-on-topic

 

Even better that you drew it.  But yes, let's stay on topic! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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