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10 June 2010
Von Bontee
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Paul McCartney said:

You know, that's the second time my username has been pointed out to be at odds with what I said. I really need to change it, ahaha.


 Haha, glad you took my remark (on the "DRUGS!" thread) with the good humour intended!
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
25 November 2010
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It would have been really cool to see the history unfold as a teen in the 60s, but it was also quite cool to discover everything for the first time when the 20th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper rolled around. I have my own set of memories related to that.The way I think of them, if I had the opportunity to go back in time and care about them as much as I do now, Dec. 8, 1980 really would have shattered my heart. It was sad enough when George passed.

The internet has made it easier to find other Beatles fans (when I first started to like them, everyone I knew was into hair metal or MC Hammer. It was a bit lonely. :) ) which is great. YouTube is great. In a way, it's better to like a 60s band now because you have all this media available to you so you can watch clips when you want to, or rewatch them a million times. I thought I had seen all there was to see of them, and then a few weeks ago, I saw their production of a scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and that just made me fall in love with them all over again.


I know I'm rambling, and this is my first post, too.a-hard-days-night-ringo-6 The main thing is I don't feel I have missed out on anything, but I'd give a lot to see them as they happened, if I could compare and contrast what I think of them now to the opinions I'd be forming along the way. If that makes sense. :)

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
26 November 2010
Sitting on a Corn Flake
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I would definitely have liked the 60s better than today. Firstly, all
of my favorite musicians were releasing new material and performing in
concert. Seeing the Beatles live would have been absolutely fantastic! I
definitely like their later (
Revolver and forward) work better than
their earlier stuff, so watching them evolve and waiting to hear their
latest innovations would have been very exciting and interesting.

Secondly, the whole spirit of the sixties is fascinating to me.
Everyone was very socially aware, and there was this whole attitude that
if enough people got together, anything was possible. There was also a lot of freedom.

Finally, I would have probably been a part of the underground
music scene in New York. And if my friends were back in the 60s as well,
that would've been perfect.

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
26 November 2010
Nowhere Land
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Sunii said:

I believe was I born in the wrong decade. God must have just forgotten to turn the 9s in "1996" upside down. I envy all people who were there during Beatlemania! I can only hear stories about Beatlemania from my grandmother.

If I had no relative who wasn't there during Beatlemania or couldn't live to tell me some Beatle-stories, I think I would probably cry.a-hard-days-night-ringo-5


Surely not all the 9s…. a-hard-days-night-george-10

EDIT: I think it would have been pretty cool to be 15 in 1966, when Revolver came out. But I'd also have to follow all the insane hair fashions! (I know about these insane fashions because I had to do my hair four inches above my head for my school musical.) 

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

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Surely not all the 9s…. a-hard-days-night-george-10


EDIT: I think it would have been pretty cool to be 15 in 1966, when Revolver came out. But I'd also have to follow all the insane hair fashions! (I know about these insane fashions because I had to do my hair four inches above my head for my school musical.) 


 That's not hard, though. All you need is some...

ULTRA CLUTCH HAIRSPRAY™! The only thing better than that is Corny Collins.

Well, the Ukraine girls really knock me out  They leave the West behind 
19 April 2014
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I discovered the Beatles when I was 45, in 2013. Besides my hyper excitement, the other thing that I feel about all this is "overwhelmed". There is so much to learn about them. This feeling also stems from the fact that I'm already half way (or more) through my life here on Earth, thus I've missed so many years of having time to learn about the Beatles.

I have the entire Beatles official output, bootlegs, and solo careers all coming at me at once. If I had lived throgh the release of each album, and worn each one out, I might could remember which songs are on which album. (I really need to make myself some flash cards and get get busy learning what goes to what.) The Anthologies and Star Club tapes have always been avalilable to me. I wonder what it would have been like to get that stuff as "new" throughout the decades. Having those Beatles magazines one at a time to pour over and savor slowly might have helpd them sink into my head more deeply.

As I've mentioned before on the forum, I grew up in a hyper religious environment that didn't give me any room for The Beatles. If I had been a 45 year old woman in the 1960s in that same environment, would I have broken away from those constraints and found The Beatles? Or have the ensuing decades of women's lib freed me so that I could move out on my own (way far from home), make my own path in life, and have the freedom to discover the Fab Four?

I think I'm going to stick with the devil I know instead of the devil I don't know on this one. I'm glad I am am here now getting to know them, their music, and all of you.

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