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Have you seen the Beatles live?
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15 October 2012
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I'm impressed by you guys who went to those concerts! - regardless of what you could or couldn't hear.

I had just turned 10 when the Beatles arrived in America (and 16 when they broke up!), and like the younger people on this Forum, I was bitten by the Beatle bug the moment I first heard them. But going to a rock concert of any kind was out of the question...
 Had to use my imagination.

Speaking of the Dave Clark Five (loved them too), when I went off to college, my mother threw out all my Beatle stuff (except records; I had those with me.) Like a typical parent, she couldn't see what use they would be to me in the future. One item she discarded was a teen magazine. The cover read: "Who will beat the Beatles?" with that, they had a picture of the Dave Clark 5 ... and the Searchers who had hits with "Love Potion #9" and "Needles and Pins" ("needles and pins'ah"

I wasn't until a year later that the Stones came around, and of course, they quickly became the Beatles' main competition; but yeah, anyone who hasn't heard the DC 5 should check out some of their greatest hits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MOH7vUKIjE

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRQCN5x1-NI  "we were young with all of our might" - a catch phrase for the '60s if I ever heard one.

And this one - the only one I still hear on the radio quite often:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqs5lsktii4

"Into the Sky with Diamonds" (the Beatles and the Race to the Moon – a history)
15 October 2012
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Rollonjohn - that's a great story. Would you be willing to add it (and any other memories) to the relevant concert page in the history section? I love it when people add eyewitness accounts to the articles.

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