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Before You Loved The Beatles
18 February 2013
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vonbontee
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It's funny, I was just remembering a time when I was about 6 or 7 and invented this rivalry between the Beatles and Beach boys, and was for some reason jealous of the Beatles! This was based on nothing but the fact that I owned singles of both "She Loves You" and "Surfin' USA", which were both on the orange-yellow Capitol label, and both bands had "Bea…" in their names. (This was more than a decade before I read about the real-life friendly rivalry between both bands, you understand…)

I can't really remember why I imagined I needed to be jealous of the Beatles on behalf of the Beach Boys – maybe because I somehow knew the Beatles were more popular, and had a cartoon TV show, whereas I imagined I was a bigger B.Boys fan since I owned an entire album of theirs (Best of Volume II) aside from the single. Weird, but that's the 7 year-old's mind in action. Anyways, my belief in the Beach Boys' superiority didn't last long.

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
6 March 2013
2.38am
Egroeg Evoli
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I just remembered this:

When I was little, I had a raccoon figurine, and I named it Rocky after the song, even though I didn't know who the song was by or any of the lyrics. I think I might have even thought it was a David Bowie song for a while.

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6 March 2013
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vonbontee
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How did you know the song even existed? Did you have a parent or sibling who owned the album or something?

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
6 March 2013
10.44pm
Egroeg Evoli
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Yeah, my parents would play The White Album all the time. I remember liking a lot of the songs, but not really knowing who it was. I also remember that the CD (yes, it's a CD) was broken because my mom dropped it, but the only songs that wouldn't work were Back In The USSR and Dear Prudence. I often asked my mom why she couldn't go get the CD fixed. It didn't even occur to me to get a new one… but I wouldn't like that now, even though it's broken. I'd rather have an old, broken CD than a new one. I'd rather have a record, but I don't have a record player…

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8 March 2013
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Not sure where to put this, but I just recalled this memory from when I'd just become a Beatle fan when I was 8:

Someone explained the Paul is dead rumor to me, and it was around the same time I heard about people spraypainting "Frodo lives!" on subway stations and walls. I somehow decided the two were related. I also came away with the impression that people in the 60s were passionate about weird things and had a lot of time on their hands.

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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.

10 March 2013
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A more recent memory just popped into my mind: Not too long before I started listening to The Beatles, I liked Regina Spektor's music. She covered Real Love, and I liked the song, but I thought it was hers. Then, not too long after I started listening to The Beatles, I looked up Real Love on YouTube and one of the videos was Real Love by The Beatles. I was confused at first, but then it dawned on me that Regina Spektor had covered the song.

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20 March 2013
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When I was really little I used to yell at my parents for playing ANY music in the house. But, my Dad was also a big Beatles fan, and he played Beatles music all the time, and I just got hooked. Beatles fan for life.

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