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Getting your kids into The Beatles
24 September 2013
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cbatcu said
This is a question about introducing your kids or anyone else to the Beatles or any other group/singer.

Should you start someone off with the group's #1 songs? Or, if possible, do you think it would be better to let them hear complete albums (and possibly singles), and let them decide what songs they like most before they hear what other people picked out as their favorites (ie #1s)? If they get used to hearing the #1s, their ears and minds may be drawn to those songs if/when they get to hear the regular albums.

My husband had only listened to the Beatles 1 album. When he heard "Got To Get You Into My Life", he said, "You mean to tell me that wasn't a #1 song?" He was miffed.

My mom's favorite Beatles song is Ob La Di, Ob La Da. I might have lost her if she had only listened to the 1 album.

I believe it depends on the person. I started off with the #1 Album along with a few other songs. And for a while that was all I needed and didn't really move on. Now, I don't even listen to that album because I prefer to listen to the full albums/the majority of an album. Others may only want to listen to the hits because thats all they need especially in this day in age where you can go to itunes and just pick the songs you like; however, at the same time they are missing out on great material. 

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Ahhh Girl said
This might work.

My son's got a Beatles shirt, and he knows his daddy hosts a show about them, and that's about it so far. But when he's ready, he'll get his Beatle education. 

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6 November 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
This might work.

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5 December 2013
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I'm still a kid, but when I was really young (5 and 6) my favorites were All You Need Is Love, Twist And Shout, Day Tripper, Ticket To Ride, and All Together Now. My 5 and 7 year old brothers favorites right now are Hello Goodbye, All Together Now, I Me Mine, Revolution 1, and Hey Jude.

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Building on mmm's posting of Beatles ecards

20 January 2014
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Just Act Naturally, and the kids'll pick up on it.

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Just Act Naturally, and the kids'll pick up on it.

I think you are spot on there - I just play my stuff and every now and then I have heard my son humming bits of a number of Beatles songs.

 

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Into the Sky with Diamonds said
Just Act Naturally, and the kids'll pick up on it.

Might drive them round the bend hearing the one song all the time tho.

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20 January 2014
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:)

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"Fascination with Beatles continues to grow long after the Fab Four's infamous breakup"

Some 210 million Americans weren’t alive when the Fab Four landed in New York City. More than 165 million Americans hadn’t been born when the Beatles took their final walk together across Abbey Road six world-shaking years later. But they have never stopped picking up new fans.

It's a fascination that’s grown, not only in Violet’s home, but around the world as new legions of Beatle Babies are raised on the manna of a musical catalogue...

x-posted to the generation gap good or bad thread and the questions for young Beatles fan thread

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I was talking to one of Ted's nursery carers this week. She said: "When we do singing circle we ask the children to choose a song to sing. One might pick Old McDonald; another might ask for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Ted always wants Hey Jude."

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Joe said
I was talking to one of Ted's nursery carers this week. She said: "When we do singing circle we ask the children to choose a song to sing. One might pick Old McDonald; another might ask for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Ted always wants Hey Jude."

Hallelujah! Amen! It looks like apostolic succession is in place for the maintenance of the Beatles Bible ministry for decades to come. The flock may rest easy.

 

31 January 2014
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It's funny that this sort of thing pops up for every new generation, but my kids told me they have to downplay their love of the Beatles among their school-age friends.  The Beatles, a complete unknown to most kids, carry the stigma of being "old-people music".  My kids don't even bother mentioning it at school anymore.

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31 January 2014
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SatanHimself said
It's funny that this sort of thing pops up for every new generation, but my kids told me they have to downplay their love of the Beatles among their school-age friends.  The Beatles, a complete unknown to most kids, carry the stigma of being "old-people music".  My kids don't even bother mentioning it at school anymore.

Perhaps your kids would feel at home amongst the young people posting to

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....fans-here/

 

EDIT: I see that you do know about that thread. Oh. Oh, well. I'll go ahead and leave this post here.

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At my school, I'm pretty famous for loving the Beatles. Why be embarrassed of it if I know it's way better than what they're listening to? I've dragged a few of my friends in to them, but they're not as interested as I am. 

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My kids are 9 and 11, so it's much harder at this point for them, socially speaking, to be able to say they love the Beatles.  Kids that age are very black and white.

In a few years my kids will be musical trailblazers, but for now I'm okay with them just running with the herd, socially-speaking.

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I just came across this book while ordering juvenile biographies for my library's collection. parlance mentioned it over on the new-books thread, but I thought it worth a mention in this thread.

The Beatles Were Fab (and they were funny)(extensive review)

Amazon's description

Q: How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the place?
George: Well, we feel flattered . . .
John: . . . and flattened.

When the Beatles burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, they were just four unknown lads from Liverpool. But soon their off-the-charts talent and offbeat humor made them the most famous band on both sides of the Atlantic. Lively, informative text and expressive, quirky paintings chronicle the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania, showing how the Fab Four’s sense of humor helped the lads weather everything that was thrown their way—including jelly beans.

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Yes, introduction through humor is good. Both my children liked the Beatle movies (the main 3).

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Ahhh Girl said
I just came across this book while ordering juvenile biographies for my library's collection. parlance mentioned it over on the new-books thread, but I thought it worth a mention in this thread.

The Beatles Were Fab (and they were funny)(extensive review)

Amazon's description

Q: How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the place?
George: Well, we feel flattered . . .
John: . . . and flattened.
When the Beatles burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, they were just four unknown lads from Liverpool. But soon their off-the-charts talent and offbeat humor made them the most famous band on both sides of the Atlantic. Lively, informative text and expressive, quirky paintings chronicle the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania, showing how the Fab Four’s sense of humor helped the lads weather everything that was thrown their way—including jelly beans.

Oh my god, that's awesome!

The illustrator for that book, Stacy Innerst, is the drummer for my dad's band. Glad it reached nationally. It's pretty funny, and the illustrations (from no personal bias) are pretty great. Hope the kids that go to your library enjoy it!

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