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8 July 2013
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My mom is moving this month, and I went to her place to look through a bunch of stuff I had left there when I moved out 11 years ago.  She had found some old records and told me I could take what I want and the rest would go to the thrift store.  The first one I see is the "Kiss Kiss Kiss/(Just Like) Starting Over" single… then I find "With The Beatles".. then "Twist And Shout" (Canadian release, which is basically "Please Please Me")…  then "Abby Road"!  I was so ridiculously excited, especially seeing as those are all Beatles albums I don't yet own on vinyl!  a-hard-days-night-john-6heartheartheart

"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!"

 

8 July 2013
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Just came back from Germany so I've got a good few Beatley moments:

I heard Ringo's "You're Sixteen" on the radio.

I saw a lady wearing a John & Yoko "Bed in for Peace" t-shirt.

I also saw a kid wearing a Beatles 1969 t-shirt

I saw a Beatles magazine in the train station for €12 :O (and apparently Elvis still has a fan magazine going on, who knew?)

We're going through a heat wave in Ireland at the moment and my neighbours and I often have a music off, where we play songs at each other from the different sides of the hedge that is dividing us, yesterday he played Come Together.

I also heard a really crappy cover version of "Here Comes The Sun" played on the radio.

There is a John Lennon look-a-like walking around my town at the moment, everyday I see him!

 

And in other good news: I was in a bookshop yesterday and saw the Beatles live at the star club '62 for €4. To say I snatched that CD off the stand is an understatement. I also got tons of Beatles CDs and a John music video CD while I was in the fabulously-cheap Deutschland (I wasn't in Hamburg though was in Frankfurt a-hard-days-night-john-7Ah well when I'm 17 I might be working in Germany for the Summer so I'll do a weekend trip down to Hamburg

 

 

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9 July 2013
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Another Beatley moment that I forgot:

My brother is in French college at the moment and one of the boys living in his dorm is called Paul McCartney :D

I know 2 John Lennon's anyways (they're father and son) so here's a question:

If you have a child whose surname is Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey is it cruel to call them John/Paul/George/Richard?

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10 July 2013
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That's so weird! Always makes me wonder if their parents deliberately called them like that or didn't think of the Beatles and just chose that name because they liked it. 

I saw a 6 year old (or whatever. A Little Child no older than 6) with a Yellow Submarine Shirt. I wanted to tell him he had an awesome shirt but I thought that'd be a bit creepy.

11 July 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said

If you have a child whose surname is Lennon/McCartney/Harrison/Starkey is it cruel to call them John/Paul/George/Richard?

Not cruel at all, just totally awesome.  

"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!"

 

11 July 2013
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There was a guy in my year at school called George Harrison. Weirdly, nobody really mentioned it.

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11 July 2013
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Linde said
That's so weird! Always makes me wonder if their parents deliberately called them like that or didn't think of the Beatles and just chose that name because they liked it. 
 

Lennon and Harrison are old-Irish family surnames(like my surname) so there are plenty of them hanging around, John was always a popular name with boys, George not so much (being a stereotypical British name) and as I said above some names e.g "John Lennon" are passed down from father-son so it's not very weird in Ireland, I know now if somebody in my school (aged around 12-18) met a lad called George Harrison the majority wouldn't click the Beatles reference so it's easy for that kind of name to slide past people's minds.

Interesting fact: One of my cousins is a "Lennon" for all we know I could be related to John in some way/shape/form. To the laboratory for further research!

Interesting fact #2: Lennon in Irish "Ó Leannáin" means lover :)

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13 July 2013
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I don't think it's cruel to call your son John, for example, if your surname is Lennon but I wouldn't do it. Name them after them, yes, but only if the surname is different. Otherwise it seems a bit, I dunno, wierd. Now I think about it, my mom knows someone called Nick Mason…

''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.''

13 July 2013
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I was going to ask about the surnames but thinking about it one of the Oasis brothers has a son called Lennon, there is Harrison Ford (not in honour of George tho born 5 months later) and there are kids called Star(r) which just leaves McCartney – anyone know of anyone with the first name of McCartney

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
13 July 2013
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Not actually naming their kid McCartney, but there's this story of a fan who'd changed her name to McCartney.

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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.

13 July 2013
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It's not cruel to name a kid the same name as a Beatle (But maybe Ringo or Starr would be).

And just because they have the same name doesn't necesarily mean they're named after them anyway. None of their names are particularly uncommon, Harrison and Starkey are especially common last names. They all have really common first names, too. Some people know their whole lives what they're glong to name their children, and I don't think a last name would make any difference to most people. 

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13 July 2013
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I always thought Ringo would be the perfect name for a dog.

ALTHOUGH..there IS a professor on a university close to me whose name is Ringo Ossenwaarde. And I'm pretty sure he was named after him since he was born in 1973 and who in their right mind would call their son Ringo anyway?

19 July 2013
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* Was supposed to go to Comic Con but got booked on a job. My friend was kind enough to text me a photo of the Fifth Beatle comic at the Dark Horse booth.

* The office of the boss I'm working for right now is wallpapered with album covers, mostly English, most from the 60s, mostly Beatles.

* I told said boss I'm going to see Paul in August. He didn't know Paul was touring, and now it looks like *he's* going to SF too. :->

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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 July 2013
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A boy who looked about 13 was wearing a very cool b&w Let It Be T-Shirt in Glasgow this morning. I wonder if two people who don't know each and both wearing Beatle t-shirts saw each other in the street would pass along their appreciation. They really should.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
19 July 2013
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^^^ I mentioned above that I saw a lady wearing a J&Y t-shirt, I was wearing a George, "Dark Horse" t-shirt and the lady saw my t-shirt and nodded, I answered back in the same way :) Being a Beatles fan is great, I used to get slagged for wearing Michael Jackson t-shirts especially before he died…

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19 July 2013
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The only time something similar to that (^) has happened to me was once when I was in a shop wearing a Beatles tee and a girl wearing a Stones one gave me a really strange look, kind of daring but mocking at the same time. I came out wondering what it was all about and the only thing I could come up with that would explain why she looked like that at me is the supposed rivalry between the two groups, and how people go on about which was better.

''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.''

19 July 2013
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fabfouremily said
The only time something similar to that (^) has happened to me was once when I was in a shop wearing a Beatles tee and a girl wearing a Stones one gave me a really strange look, kind of daring but mocking at the same time. I came out wondering what it was all about and the only thing I could come up with that would explain why she looked like that at me is the supposed rivalry between the two groups, and how people go on about which was better.

Be grateful she was a proper Stones fan and not a poser a-hard-days-night-john-7 The amount of people in my school who wear t-shirts with the Stones logo on it is ridiculous and they aren't fans *sigh*. Great thing to ask them is "What's your favourite Stones album?" The look on their faces mwahahaha.

Which reminds me of the time I was at an Irish camp for the afternoon, wearing a John t-shirt and a girl around 19 walked up to me and asked me what my favourite Beatles album was I said "Rubber Soul". "Favourite Beatle?" "George" "Favourite Beatles solo album?" "All Things Must Pass". I think she was assessing whether or not I was an actual Beatles fan, turns out she was a Ringo fan, that was a good afternoon

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19 July 2013
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^ I know. There's loads of them kind of people, trying to create a personality that just isn't them. If you don't like a band, then don't pretend to like them. Be true to yourself and stop looking like an idiot when a conversation about a drummer called Ringo comes up and you're sat their like a right muppet because you're wearing a top that says The Beatles on it (and you claimed about an hour ago that you love them), and you have to ask who he is. This did actually happen.

''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.''

19 July 2013
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^ Ouch, that's just embarrassing

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She went all red. Served her right, I say!

I don't like Nirvana, but I don't try to make out I do just 'cause there's someone I want to impress. That stuff gets on my nerves.

''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.''

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