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When and how did your beatlemania start?
2 June 2010
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MadiYasha
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A Fiendish Thingy said:
he says that he made sure they played "Here Comes The Sun" in the hospital on a cassette player the day i was born


 

Just have to make the joke

 

HERE COMES THE SON, LOL.a-hard-days-night-george-8

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2 June 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy
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MadiYasha said:


 

oh, man, i never realized that until now! i hope he didn't mean it like that.. a-hard-days-night-paul-1 hahahahaha a-hard-days-night-john-6

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6 June 2010
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A Fiendish Thingy said:

my dad… a-hard-days-night-george-6he had this cd-rom thingy that, when you put it in, this grey screen magically popped up on the computer and you could play ALLLL the beatles songs everr, it was so cool.


 yaaass, I got the CDR and I absolutely love it! My Mum found it a couple of weeks ago while searching for… umm, dunno… but now, it replaces my iPod, at least at homea-hard-days-night-paul-3it's so freaking awesome, you have the lyrics on screen :D ok, sometimes, they're really, really wrong, and sometimes, it's so amusing… 

e.g. Honey Don't

Ringo says: Rock on George, for Ringo one time

This thingy says: Rock on your string for one time

a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

Listen to the colour of your dreams…
6 June 2010
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Hey Bulldog was playing during my birth, and now everyone calls me Bulldog. Well, the people that know that, at least.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."
6 June 2010
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Since I heard "Love Me Do" on the radio, when it first came out back in 1962.

I was 10 yo. A lifetime ago…..

….. once a Sergeant, always a Sergeant.
6 June 2010
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Hi Sergeant! So you knew from the start?

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6 June 2010
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skye said:

Hi Sergeant! So you knew from the start?


Ooh yeh.

It was the beginning of an exponential curve. The more there was, the deeper I got.

Never looked back. It reached a hell of a peak when I ended up doing some work at Abbey Road around 1986/7 

While there, I got to see EVERYTHING. Best part was the chats I had with Gerry (?) the doorman. The stories he could tell. Amazing!

Life's never been the same since.

I've been grabbing every recording I can possibly get my hands on. I think it would take more than 2 life times to listen to it all.

Oh what a band…..   (BIG SIGH)

 

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7 June 2010
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Really? That's fantastic. May I ask what you worked on at Abbey Road?

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7 June 2010
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Joe said:

Really? That's fantastic. May I ask what you worked on at Abbey Road?


ABRd occasionally used to host what were called "Showcases", where bands would perform there latest singles in front of invited guests by the Record Companies in Studio 2. It was a great way to explore the place.
 

I worked for a Sound Hire Co. at the time that would provide the playback systems for this sort of event.

One in particular that I remember was someone called Feargal Sharkey (I think that's the correct spelling). It was really funny when he went down on one knee whilst singing, and as such knelt on the microphone lead, and when he went to raise the mike, the plug popped out. Anyway, he did this about 3 or 4 times, each time re-plugging the lead, but not realising that he was kneeling on the cable, and then everytime he went to sing and raised his mike, the lead just kept popping out again. It took him a while to figure it out. It was just so funny to watch, for me, but much embarrassment for him.   :-(

There was also a chap by the name of Benny King, who was from Trinidad, that I teamed up with while I was working for a band from Trinidad. He was working at ABRd heaps producing some stuff which I got to hang out on. Don't remember what or who it was now. 

They was the days…..

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23 June 2010
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I just recalled an earlier memory than the one I posted before:

I was in about… grade 6 probably, so that puts me at, what, 11 years old? We were in music class, and the man teaching us was talking about the Beatles. I didn't know anything about them at all, or so I thought, until he asked us, "who can name all the Beatles? I have a prize here for the one who can!" Being easily bribed by any sweet treat, I raised my hand (the only one in the class who did, mind you) and struggled for the four names that lurked at the back of my psyche, and voila- the hard work paid off in candy.

It's ironic that back then I could barely muster their names, but can now rattle off any bit of information that involves them. george-martin

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!
23 June 2010
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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

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24 June 2010
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vonbontee
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Heh, that'll require some "Mission: Impossible"-type maneuvres!  Hope you succeed, tho…

I just want to play. I’d like to think I could work opposite Sinatra, B.B. King, the Beatles, or a polka band... - Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1967
24 June 2010
4.54am
A Fiendish Thingy
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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.

"I'd like to end up sort of unforgettable."
24 June 2010
3.48pm
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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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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 :D

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 :D 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. :D

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

And the banker never wears a mac in a pouring rain… Very strange…
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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24 June 2010
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I remember when George died. I was in 1st grade, and a few of the teachers were talking and I heard "Did you hear that one of the beatles died?" I asked who and they said George. I got a little quivery at first but then I remembered what a legacy he had.

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