Hi, I'm new here. This site is amazing, and while I usually don't join forums, I couldn't resist.
Anyway, I was wondering what everyone's first Beatles experience was, who introduced you to them, and how you became obsessed enough
to join the site. Me personally, I'm quite young, so I don't even remember the Anthology albums coming out, though I was alive. My parents
spoonfed me the Beatles since I was three. One of my first memories is dancing in my underwear to Ob-la-di Ob-la-da (Anthology version)
in my living room. Also, I remember listening to Revolution 9 as a young child (nightmares). But I really didn't get into them until last summer, when
I read the book about Manson, Helter Skelter. The author heavily mentioned the White Album, so I listened to it. Helter Skelter and
While My Guitar Gently Weeps are stil my favorites.Then I listened to all my Dad's old CD's, read the Anthology book, and became obsessed.
A few months later, I bought the stereo remasters, cause no one I knew had CD's before Rubber Soul, and now I own all of them.
1 April 2010
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.
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.
13 November 2009
27 February 2010
I got into the Beatles by curiosity. My mother likes the Stones better and dad likes Elvis, Little Richard and Bill Halley, so, no Beatles LP or casette in my childhood. When I was 17 years old, I started to appreciate music (Doors, Pink Floyd, Creedence, U2 and R.E.M.), then I bought "White Album" CD, and there's no coming back after that…
That's probably my fault. The name of the indtroduction thread was a joke that I'm afraid only I understand. So if you decide to rename it, Joe, I'd understand.
I might do that actually. Thanks.
24 January 2010
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
18 March 2010
I was five years old when the Beatles came to America. I saw them on The Ed Sullivan Show and have been a huge fan ever since.
Just to illustrate how unifying the Beatles were (and are), I grew up in a small farm town of about 2,000 in South Florida. The only radio station was a country station (and back then country was REALLY country, not the half-baked pop it is now). But my circle only listened to the AM station in distant Miami. And the Beatles came in and simply dominated the American psyche from the start. It's almost hard to describe…everyone, everywhere, was talking about them. Not all in a positive sense of course. My parents thought they just made noise but were tolerant of our loving them.
13 November 2009
It's great hearing everybody's stories. For anyone else who is going to post on this thread – go to this one instead: http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo…..on-thread/
12 August 2011
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