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Who first introduced you to the Beatles?
20 January 2013
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LongHairedLady
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If you are like me, and was born 20 years (or more) after Please Please Me was released, then like me you weren't fortunate enough to see them on Ed Sullivan or hear them on the radio at that time.  (My mom saw the Ed Sullivan show when she was 14… so jealous!)  How did you first hear about them?

I had a music teacher in grade school, who must have been a big fan.  In 7th grade Music class, we learned about the Beatles.  The year was 1996, so the Anthology had just came out the year prior.  I can't remember everything that he showed us, but at least part of the Anthology videos and HELP! if I remember correctly.  Years later I asked other people, because I figured every school had done that.  Turns out that he was just a Big fan and felt it was important for us to learn.  Sure was!

When the "1" album came out my sister bought it.  All she did was pay "Hey Jude" on repeat, and it drove me up the wall.  There was so much good music on the album and she only listened to the one song!  So I stole it from her and I guess that is when I got into them.  heart

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

21 January 2013
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My parents. My dad was 9 when they appeared on Ed Sullivan; however, my mom was only 1. One of my earliest memories of The Beatles was listening to my parents vinyl records, little Beatles jukebox bank that played Ticket To Ride, and little Ringo figurine sitting at his drum kit. I also remember Ringo being on Thomas the Tank Engine reruns; however, I did not put two and two until later on. My favorite song was Revolution (the single release) because for some reason I liked the scream at the beginning.

Flash forward to 2004 (my freshman year in high school) I had not listen to Beatle music in about four years and the "1" album had been out for that same amount of time. One day I decided to listen to them and I slowly weened myself off of most today's music, I still listen to some like Adele; furthermore, the people I hung out with in high school were into rock music. They listened to stuff from The Beatles to modern rock and you had to know who they (The Beatles) were or The Rolling Stones were or you would get weird looks. I remember one time and I don't know why it happened, but some of us were lunch in the courtyard and started singing "With a Little Help from My Friends" out loud." I also envy my high school English teacher because she got to see The Beatles in New Orleans. She use to tell us stories about Beatlemania.

Going back to my parents, since they are not as big of Beatles fans as me, I have basically taken most of their Beatles stuff.

21 January 2013
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sky090909 said
Going back to my parents, since they are not as big of Beatles fans as me, I have basically taken most of their Beatles stuff.

Love it.  My spouse's mom gave him the blue and red albums on vinyl, because she's not a big fan.  Works for us!  

"Please don't bring your banjo back, I know where it's been..  I wasn't hardly gone a day, when it became the scene..  Banjos!  Banjos!  All the time, I can't forget that tune..  and if I ever see another banjo, I'm going out and buy a big balloon!"

 

21 January 2013
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LongHairedLady said

sky090909 said
Going back to my parents, since they are not as big of Beatles fans as me, I have basically taken most of their Beatles stuff.

Love it.  My spouse's mom gave him the blue and red albums on vinyl, because she's not a big fan.  Works for us!  

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21 January 2013
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Me dad was 2 years old when the Beatles first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, me mum on the other hand wasn't even born yet. I first got into the Beatles almost a decade ago. My genres were Classical, Jazz and Blues, that changed when I heard Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds and as a young boy you can't help but to imagine the imageries in the song. From then on I knew who exactly the Beatles were.

"And in the End the Love you take is equal to the Love you make"
"When I was a robber *Piano Chord* in Boston Place"
"Let's hope this turns out pretty darn good huh"
"Pete may be the best, but Ringo is the star"
Paul:"Don't be nervous John"
John:"I 'm not"
21 January 2013
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My parents. My dad was 9 when they split and my mom was 5, but she had a brother who was a huge Beatles fan and owned all their records and some books and other stuff, so he probably influenced her. She has a few books, the Red and Blue Album and Let it be on vinyl. 

The first album I heard, when I was around 4 or 5, like I just said in one of the other threads, was One. I hated Love Me Do but I loved the rest. They also had the White Album and Sgt Pepper so they came soon afterwards. I never really stopped listening to the Beatles but it was only somewhere in the first half of 2012 that I became a real fan.

I probably know even more about them than my uncle haha

13 April 2013
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I discovered them by Big Time Rush, sadly. But then I listened to the real versions of the Beatles songs and I ditched those other suckers.

 

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13 April 2013
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LOL young people!…a-hard-days-night-george-10 I can't really say who "introduced" me to 'em, because I can barely remember a time when I wasn't aware of the Beatles. I definitely knew of an entity called "Beatles" by the age of five (two years after the breakup) but I had no visual reference points. Don't remember anybody specifically telling me about them, or myself asking. I suppose if any individual(s)l managed to make me aware of them, it was either my mother (who is named Judie and was often singing "Hey Jude" as if it were her own song; and who gave me her old "She Loves You" single, the only Beatles record in the household until I acquired "Meet The Beatles" when I was eleven) or my ten-years-senior cousin, who owned Revolver , from which I remember demanding that he play "Yellow Submarine" for me. That was probably the first Beatles song I was distinctly aware of, certainly the first one I knew enough to ask for by name. (Those clever lads, recording a children's song and making diehard fans-for-life out of me and countless millions of other kids of school-age or younger!)

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13 April 2013
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No one person introduced me; I stumbled on them via the cartoon reruns when I was about 8, and then I asked either my mom or dad who they were.

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13 April 2013
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My dad, he put the ''1'' album on a very long car trip and told me that I was listening to one of the greatest bands ever (along with The Who and The Jam, according to him). For once in his life, he was right.

''We're just knocked out. We heard about the sell out. You gotta get an album out, you owe it to the people. We're so happy we can hardly count.''

13 April 2013
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It wasn't a person who introduced me to The Beatles, it was actually my English book in school. I remember one page of it had Jimi Hendrix (I was the only person in my class who knew about him *facepalm* then when you flipped the page there were 2 pages on The Beatles. Of course I knew about The Beatles but I was more of a Michael Jackson fan then a-hard-days-night-george-10 Back on topic: It gave a very brief summary of Beatles history and then it had the lyrics of Eleanor Rigby on the next page with questions about it. Afterwards I looked up.Eleanor Rigby and wasn't really impressed (stupid me), but later on in the book one of the example sentences was "My mum always listens to "Help" by The Beatles when she gets angry" So I looked up Help, found the promo for it and fell in love :P I later discovered I was always listening to Beatles covers as a kid especially Marmalade's "Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da. I still have that English book all these years later and every time I see it I give a little thanks to the authors for introducing me to the best music I've ever heard :D

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13 April 2013
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I may be about to give the most offensive response to any topic on the forum. But it is also the sad truth.

I bought my first single for myself at the beginning of December 1980. Though I had been around lots of music, it was the first time I trotted down to Woolworths in the High Street to buy something I had heard on the radio because I liked it. I was a great fan of Buddy Holly and something about this guy, John Lennon, and his single, (Just Like) Starting Over, reminded me of Buddy.

A couple of days later I was off school because of a stomach upset, and John Lennon was dead. The radio was full of all these songs that I had known for years but never really known who they were by. From that day on The Beatles were my group.

So that is the sad truth, I was first introduced to them by the man who shot John Lennon. I wish it was different.

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13 April 2013
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It was a documentary on television in seventh grade. My uncle's the one who wanted to watch the documentary, so I guess you could say him. I was obsessed with the Jonas Brothers, and that night, I transitioned into being obsessed with The Beatles. I knew of The Beatles before that, but I couldn't name any of them, and the only song of theirs I knew was Hello Goodbye, and I only knew that because the Jonas Brothers did a cover of it. There were a lot of their songs in the documentary that I liked and knew, but I just didn't know it was The Beatles until then.

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