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How You Got Into The Beatles
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23 June 2010
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Von Bontee
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EARLIEST memory? I can't pinpoint a single event, but there's a few events of general awareness all converging around the age of 4 or 5: My mother always singing "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" and "Hey Jude" (her name's Judie, so it was "her song"); an older cousin teaching me to sing "We all live in a yellow submarine!"; hearing the Muppets sing "Octopus's Garden" on "Sesame Street".

I don't think I had any visual information about the BAND per se until watching "Yellow Submarine" when I was about seven or so. Also, I remember being aware of the American animated series, but don't recall ever watching it, other than possibly the credits sequence, or maybe I'd seen adverts.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
24 June 2010
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I've always wanted to go to Abbey Road. Not for the tourism, to get me hands on that Carnival Of Light demo a-hard-days-night-george-4

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."
24 June 2010
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Von Bontee said:

EARLIEST memory? I can't pinpoint a single event, but there's a few events of general awareness all converging around the age of 4 or 5: My mother always singing "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" and "Hey Jude" (her name's Judie, so it was "her song"); an older cousin teaching me to sing "We all live in a yellow submarine!"; hearing the Muppets sing "Octopus's Garden" on "Sesame Street".


 

Yes!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Those were my favorites! The Muppets are one of the very few groups that can cover Beatles songs and be great at it a-hard-days-night-george-9

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24 June 2010
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MadiYasha
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Oh, well if we're talking about earliest memories, that's a different story.

 

Basically, I woke up one morning, and my mom was sobbing in the living room... I asked her what was wrong, and she wouldn't tell me.  It was raining really hard outside...

My dad and I had this thing we did where every week we would go to Marysville to get donuts and Pokemon cards.  We left that morning and he turned on the radio and 'My Sweet Lord' was playing and he just parked the card near this baseball field and said "So sad..." so, being a curious child, I asked him what.  He told me George Harrison was dead.

I remember crying.  And saying stuff like "Does that mean he isn't going to make any more music with the Beatles?" unaware that they had broken up long ago.  He just nodded and didn't say much. 

"Here Comes The Sun" came on the radio afterwards.  The sun rose up out of the clouds and I realized this was the first time I'd seen the sun since George died.

 

It's one of my fondest memories.  I was 6 years old.

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MadiYasha said:

Oh, well if we're talking about earliest memories, that's a different story.

 

Basically, I woke up one morning, and my mom was sobbing in the living room... I asked her what was wrong, and she wouldn't tell me.  It was raining really hard outside...

My dad and I had this thing we did where every week we would go to Marysville to get donuts and Pokemon cards.  We left that morning and he turned on the radio and 'My Sweet Lord' was playing and he just parked the card near this baseball field and said "So sad..." so, being a curious child, I asked him what.  He told me George Harrison was dead.

I remember crying.  And saying stuff like "Does that mean he isn't going to make any more music with the Beatles?" unaware that they had broken up long ago.  He just nodded and didn't say much. 

"Here Comes The Sun" came on the radio afterwards.  The sun rose up out of the clouds and I realized this was the first time I'd seen the sun since George died.

 

It's one of my fondest memories.  I was 6 years old.


 

That's so sad.. thanks for sharing Madi.

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...
24 June 2010
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kadikas
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Chapter I The Beggining

Well… My earliest memory about The Beatles was in about 2001-2002 when i was 7 or 8 years old, when in evening me and my brother turned on TV and some channel was showing documentary about the music and it featured The Beatles and like I remember the moment was when The Beatles were running from fans (Hard Days Night) through two cars i think.

Chapter II Yesterday

I think in 2005 when i was 11 i downloaded Yesterday and Yellow Submarine, I really really loved them i knew every word of these songs but about Fab Four I wasn't interested, so about after a month I've got bored about these two songs so I've forgotten it, but I knew The Beatles all the time.

Chapter III Dark period

2005-2009 Was my dark period in The Beatles, i wasn't listening to them, i've though it's a music for hippies, but i was wrong 😀

Chapter IV The Beatles… In my life…

2009-Present

The reason i've started to listen to The Beatles again came in a hurt way… In 2009 October my very very good uncle died in an unknown reasons (It's a different story) and he was a fan of The Beatles, since I remember him. So I thought what about passing the some kind of legacy? So as you see I've agreed to myself. Well, after the sad funeral i borrowed from my relative THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY BOX 8 DVD SET, I've watched it, I've LOVED IT! I've watched it only one time, but I'm gonna borrow it again in summer 😀 So I started to read about The Beatles articles, started to be interested about their history, music etc. Later in 2010, when i turned 16, i already knew A LOT (Not as much as you do,guys :) ) about The Fab Four, downloaded every song of them. I listen to them every single day, sing along :) In late April I bought THE BEATLES ROCK BAND for my PS3, i absolutely LOVE IT! So I agree what my mom says about me. She says: Ts, a day without The Beatles isn't a day for him. 😀

So I hope you've liked my short story how my BeatleMania started :)

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24 June 2010
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Well... 

Step 1. In 6th grade, our choir sings "Penny Lane."

Step 2. That summer, "Penny Lane" comes on the radio. Me: "I KNOW that song!" Dad: "Why don't you sing it?" Me: "I learned it in a different key." (That's me at 11.)

Step 3: My dad gets The Beatles: Rock Band a month after it comes out. Me: "Do we HAVE to sing 'Yellow Submarine' again? We've sung it 50 times!" Polythene Dan(That's not my brother's real name! We made up online "code names." e.g. Mean Mrs. Mustard, Polythene Dan, Bungalow Jill, JoJo): "Well, this can be the 51st time."

Step 4: My mom gets the remastered albums.

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

24 June 2010
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Hi MMM, welcome to the forum. If you want, you can drop a line here in the introduction thread.

What's step 5?

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skye said:

Hi MMM, welcome to the forum. If you want, you can drop a line here in the introduction thread.

What's step 5?


 

Take your pick:
5. I hear the Abbey Road medley.

or

5. My wonderful dad gets our family two guitars. (I can now play "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and a simplified version of "Dear Prudence!" Yay me!) a-hard-days-night-george-6

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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And in her eyes you see nothing, No sign of love behind the tears, Cried for no one, A love that should have lasted years.
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