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How You Got Into The Beatles
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5 April 2010
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jenn
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Very much the same, actually, although I do remember the Anthology being on telly and all that when I was a kid.  I remember my mum taping it for my dad because he was on nights at the time.  They were both massive fans from the original British Invasion/Merseybeat/60s rock era.  My mum's American and was the typical screaming nutter; she even went to the Shea Stadium gig.  My dad was a young guy in Yorkshire at the time, spending all the money he made down the pit on Beatles albums.  When he moved to America, they had doubles in their collection, until someone's got sold off.  Whatever was left I ransacked in high school – Rubber Soul being my favourite – and played non-stop for the second time in their poor lives.  The films and music had otherwise been the background noise to my growing up, really; I don't have clear recollections, but I remember not knowing how I knew all the words by heart, getting two of my own Beatles albums (CDs if you will haha) for Easter one year, buying myself One, and having a Let it Be hoodie.

 

They were the soundtrack to my later high school years like they'd been for my mum in the 60s, but they felt like "mine," if you know what I mean.  They're my comfort music, what I turn on when I'm upset about something and want to forget about it, or when I don't know I'm upset at all until I realize I've played them on loop for hours.  I've trekked up to Liverpool to do a dorky themed weekend.  I'll be doing the same in London soon.  As soon as I finish being a research monkey and work up the cash, I'll buy the remasters, a Wii, and the Rockband game 'cause it's ridiculously fun.

 

The end.  a-hard-days-night-george-6

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5 April 2010
6.08pm
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Joe
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Hi Liam. Welcome to my site and the forum! I'm glad you like it. And do take a look around to indulge your Beatles obsession…

We've got an introductory thread here. I've made it a sticky topic so more people will hopefully find it. But I won't get too hung up if people don't do a search before posting – there are quite a few threads here now, and I don't expect anyone to wade through them all.

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6 April 2010
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Marcelo
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I'd like to say "thank you" on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition. John Lennon
6 April 2010
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Lewis346
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Well I can remember sitting in the back of my Grandads car and Eight Days A Week was playing. I asked my Grandad who sung it and he said The Beatles, As of then I listened and listened to continuous Beatles songs. And that's how I got into the Beatles. And also, welcome to the forum a-hard-days-night-john-1

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9 April 2010
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McLerristarr
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25 May 2010
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My older brother played me A Day In The Life when I was 14, in 1990. He didn't even like The Beatles, but said it was amazing. It was.

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25 May 2010
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skye
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For me, it was a slow process of seeing what the fuss was about. I could say it started with the Yellow Submarine, but I'm going to go with seeing a room design in Better Homes and Gardens with a picture on the wall from their mad day out. So I asked for that, and I got it for my either my birthday or Christmas. Later I asked for SPLHCB, and was seriously WTFing over some of the songs. And then my brother took his Beatles class, and 9/9/09 rolled in and here I am. a-hard-days-night-paul-2

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!
25 May 2010
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The CREeK
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started with Across The Universe in the summer of 09 and then The Beatles Rock Band came and really drilled it in.

25 May 2010
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GniknuS
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I think my beatlemania started when I was about 16, before that I had heard them and liked them, but I hadn't gotten into their albums very much so I wasn't a huge fan. I listened to Revolver and that was pretty much it, the first time I heard I'm Only Sleeping something clicked for me, like I'm really tired, but who cares? Just let me sleep, I'm not doing anything wrong except dreaming. I remember the first time I listened to Abbey Road and just being stunned at how far they went from the absolute calmness of Sun King to the passion of Golden Slumbers, and there were just so many songs that I had heard as a kid that I was finally able to put a name to, like Because and Something.

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25 May 2010
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Since  I was born. My sisters had at home Sgt Pepper, Let it Be, the White Album and Abbey Road, and I think an album with the best of early Beatles. I don't quite remember the first time I heard them… Probably I was in my cradle.... a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
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