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When and how did your beatlemania start?
24 June 2010
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My beatlemania began in 1963 – I was six but my olders sister was 12 and she was crazy for them. And then in February 1964 I remember watching them on Ed Sullivan – that was it! The next day I started to learn guitar.

 

46 years ago – seems like yesterday.

"She looks more like him than I do."
26 June 2010
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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

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26 June 2010
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Well. Since I was a baby I bet.  (I wasn't born in 1960s.) My dad went through a faze that he loved them. Played them all the time! So I would sing along. Their is an even earlier memory of my father taking a picture of me looking at the Mccartney disc. I was three. So I have known about the Beatles for a long time! Their was even a picture in my room with the Beatles in flowers a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

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28 October 2010
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The 09.09.09 remasters just hooked me
I actually have a story; I heard That George had died because of a TV Show
I was forced to watch Gilmore Girls with my mom and the Grandparents were fighting about which of the Beatles were alive and which were dead. Knowing John had been killed, I asked my mom who was the second one was. She replied George and we returned to laughing at the ensuing hilarity
They landed at John and KEITH being dead, Paul and BINGO alive.

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
29 October 2010
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BINGO's not dead?!?!?

"She looks more like him than I do."
29 October 2010
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Nope – he's a short order cook in Elvis' diner just outside of Vegas.

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29 October 2010
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With his special being beans on toast

I tried to think of something powerful and moving… and failed.  "You were given a choice between war and dishonor - you chose dishonor, and you shall have war" - Winston Churchill
1 November 2010
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In maybe around 2000 when I was five, I saw a Beatles poster, and asked my mom if she liked them. She said she never like them, so I continued to listen to what she liked(Stones, AC DC, Kiss). Until December 2009 my friend asked me if I had ever listened to the Beatles before. I replied " No they're fags" . Then he told me to look them up, and the first songs I listened to were She Loves You and Come Together. From then on I was Hooke and couldn't get enough of them. Today I continue to read books about them, listen to their music, and buy their original LP's.

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.
1 November 2010
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Well i have to think the way i really got caught up in The Beatles music was with Rock Band and i was really impressed with their music and i would spend every day about and hour playing( the first days my mother would join me) and i played so much that in a month i learnt how to play in expert difficulty but the first time i played it was thanks to a friend.

After i played the Beatles rockband i got interested in the history of both the group and the songs(thing that no other band has actually interested me in their story).

Also at the time i did not like any kind of music because i did not know about a genre of music that could let me listen to the music and also to the lyrics and  i would not say "the lyrics are not that good" and the  beatles music is fantastic and their great diversity and influence keep surprising me every time.

My first experiences with the Beatles music are:

Some times our English Teacher would put us Beatles music(Eight Days A Week,Do You Want To Know A Secret, Yellow Submarine, Hello Gooodbye)

And my mother sometimes would put her Beatles Cassetes.

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles And i buried Tulio!
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VeraChuckandDave said:

In maybe around 2000 when I was five, I saw a Beatles poster, and asked my mom if she liked them. She said she never like them, so I continued to listen to what she liked(Stones, AC DC, Kiss). Until December 2009 my friend asked me if I had ever listened to the Beatles before. I replied " No they're fags" .


This statement leaves me completely confused. You listened to the Stones, AC/DC and Kiss, and yet you thought The Beatles were 'fags'? Did you never see Jagger mincing around onstage, or Kiss in their makeup?

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1 November 2010
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Welcome Getting Better!! (nice nick)

 

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Getting Better said:

Well i have to think the way i really got caught up in The Beatles music was with Rock Band and i was really impressed with their music and i would spend every day about and hour playing.


I'm not the only one! (cheers) 

I've been thinking of a semi-related topic…

What song "got you?" ("I'll Get You…" hint hint)

For me, it was definitely "Paperback Writer." 

We had been playing our Favorite Game on the Wii (B:RB) and were looking for new songs to play. (Remember, the Beatles were relatively new to us and we had been playing "Yellow Submarine" over and over again.) We found "Paperback Writer." When I heard the opening harmonies, I literally fell in love. 

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2 November 2010
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 I would say I Want To Hold Your Hand or Paper Back Writer.

So you also have it for wii? i rememeber it was a huge problem getting a guitar to play it

Did you also play it with another person? I did with my mother( she would play bass or vocals) the ironic part is that she would be the one that would say "let`s play another song" and our time playing would extend and also she was the one that would put the music a bit louder than me

P.S( insert Beatles song name) I would get a bit jealous with my mom because she always was the good one with vocals and the worst part is that most of the time i knew the lyrics much better

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles And i buried Tulio!
2 November 2010
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mithveaen said:

Welcome Getting Better!! (nice nick)

 

I'm Mithveaen from Mexico…. where are you from???


Thanks for the complement, it is one of my favorite songs

a-hard-days-night-john-1( I usually never use smiley`s for anything under no circumstances but being beatles smiley`s i could make an exception)

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles And i buried Tulio!
10 November 2010
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My earliest memory? Um… hmm. Probably me mum playing Abbey Road on the ipod as I did my homework ("Octopus's Garden" in particular comes to mind).

When I actually got hooked is a diffeent story entirely. 4th December, 2009 at approximately 9:00 p.m. I was preparing a Powerpoint Presentation on Archimedes (I probably still have a copy of it), and needed some music. I was also must have been making another slideshow, but I can't recall the specifics for that one. Anyways, for 'Archimedes' I needed a tune about death for the final scene (he was murdered either by an angry mod or soldiers… accounts vary). The word 'goodbye' seemed fitting… I came up with "Hello Goodbye" by Paul McCartney, Back in the U.S. Live 2002. The song added an element of humor, and I liked the melody overall. When I read the artist's name I thought, "Hey, that McCartney bloke… wasn't he from the Beatles?" Really the only song I knew by them was "Hey Jude", so I searched for that and, lo and behold! Macca had recorded that on his 2002 tour as well!

That night changed everything. Two days later (the 6th) was my first written acknowledgement of their existence (umm…yeah, I really do hold this sort of stuff sacred). I listed new interests, and put the Fabs as one of them. Within ten days I was scouring the house for images and digging around my Dad's tape collection for their albums (Abbey Road, Revolver, Anthology 1 and the first few tracks off the Red Album were all I found).

Ever since, I've been smitten with the Liverpool lads.

I celebrate December 6th as Beatles Day, which doesn't make me weird at all…a-hard-days-night-george-10

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10 November 2010
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Wow.. congrats in connecting Archimides and Hello Goodbye, well done CranberrySauce!!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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10 November 2010
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It probably started for me when I was about 6. My mum and dad had the number 1 compilation album. I remember I started listening to it on a CD walkman (!) and not going to bed until really late because I didn't want to stop listening.

The next christmas my brother got me Sgt Peppers, and then I slowly began collecting the albums. I think it wasn't until I was about 12 that I first started realising how incredible they actually were. The past four years have overall been pretty rubbish, and The Beatles' music has helped me through alot. They just mean so much to me.

I've also managed to write this on a phone in the middle of a lesson, pretty proud of that to be honest!

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."
"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."
28 November 2010
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I need to rethink my original answer to this question because I recently had an epiphany.

I was born in November 1963 and when I did the math I thought, "hey – The Beatles first # 1 song (in the U.K.) and I were both released at about the same time!"

a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

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28 November 2010
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I don't know when I was *technically* first introduced to them, as my dad was a real music lover when I was growing up, and he owned lots of records, including The White Album, Magical Mystery Tour, and Abbey Road. He also had "Hey Jude" on tape, which I guess was a mish-mash of Past Masters and what had been cut off A Hard Day's Night (?).

I remember being young and impressionable :) during the summer of 1987 (also known as the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and it being "20 years ago today" that the Sgt. Pepper album came out.) I have a friend from way back who is a few years older than me. She owned that album, and I must have driven her nuts asking her to play it over and over and over when I visited her home. This is probably how I got introduced to the early Beatles, so I could expand my horizons, as it were, and she just hear something ELSE. For once. :) She also introduced me to A Hard Day's Night, and I was just thrilled and amazed that it seemed like no matter the album, they were almost like a different band.

And while when I like something, I LIKE it, there was a point in school where all the cool kids got into them a couple years later and I stepped away from them for a bit because I couldn't understand how these kids could be really shallow and materialistic and yet like the Beatles. It didn't make sense to me. But I never outright dropped them. I just tried to find a more modern band I could like just as well. But The Beatles are timeless. Jesus Jones, maybe not so much. :)

I'm really pleased to see so many of you come on board because of Rock Band. A lot of people derided the recent "introduction" of The Beatles to iTunes, but even though it sounds so anti-climactic to me, I realize because it's not for *me*, but rather for someone like my 11 year old nephew.

 

Anyways, cheers!

"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
 
 
10 January 2011
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My Beatlemania started when i heard "Here Comes The Sun" and i instantly fell in love with the song so then i just started hearing a bunch of Beatles song and bam! Beatlemania!! Although i should have started hearing them earlier since my dad always had owned some of their albums…im ashamed a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 

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