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Write a letter to a Beatle!
22 October 2011
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AliJaggerMcCartney
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Sorry if there's another thread like this already blue-meanie

 

But Anyway!!! a-hard-days-night-george-9

 

You can write a letter or question to a Beatle here! Or crew member! Or a member of their family! Or former bandmate! Do whatever you want!!!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-10 (Ringo approves!)

 

Here's mine:

Dear Beatles,

 

On the seventh day, God rested.

And on the eighth day, he created you guys out of the palm of his hand, while you were singing Eight Days A Week.

 

I know, cheesy intro :/

 

But anyway, there are some things that come, maybe once in an entire millenium. People who come and take the world by storm, and changing the way we look at things for good. You are, without a doubt, an entire group of those people. The Beatles have changed my life so much, it's almost impossible to explain everything.

 

Before I started listening to you four, I didn't know my place on Earth, seriously, I didn't. I was always the weird, quiet kid at school, and I was bullied very frequently. I was secretly suffering from anorexia, and I also suffered from asperger's syndrome. I was not quite sure how I was going to pull through at first, but then I came upon a small box of vinyl records stored away in my dad's music room from his DJ days.

 I shuffled through the records, looking for maybe some eighties pop. The I happened to pull out an old 45 wedged between Tiffany and INXS. The Beatles, Hey Jude and Revolution. I sorta remembered the "na, na, na, na na na na" from Hey Jude, but that was about it. We happened to have a record player in the music rooma nd my dad taught me how to use it at age ten. I looked at the shiny vinyl record (which was in pretty good condition, which suprised me because it had been locked in a closet for nearly 15 years), and I looked at the record player and thought "why not, a little Beatles won't hurt.".

 

Seven minutes and five seconds later, I could feel the tears beginning to brim up in my eyes, I actually felt like Paul was singing to me. I felt my body tremble, and I broke down in an instant. 

 

I listened to Hey Jude a total of 14 times that night, and Revolution 10 times. And the next day, I talked to my parents and my school counsler about my anorexia and the bullies in my school. It was as if the Lord said to me, "This is your dream and your purpose in life, use it wisely.". It might be odd to say, but The Beatles saved my life. And I have my heart set on a career in music thanks to you.

 

On behalf of all the Beatlemaniacs like me on Earth, I want to say, Thank you, for the lasting legacy that you left us.

 

-Ali

 

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22 October 2011
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Really…pants? If you were to write to a Beatle, you wouldn't mention their music, only ask about a pair of pants that a) probably aren't available in the US, b) are f***ing male pants, c) probably cost more then 5 Signature boxes (Or Mono boxes) and d) he probably didn't even keep past 1971. Boy.

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22 October 2011
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mr. Sun king coming together said:

Really…pants? If you were to write to a Beatle, you wouldn't mention their music, only ask about a pair of pants that a) probably aren't available in the US, b) are f***ing male pants, c) probably cost more then 5 Signature boxes (Or Mono boxes) and d) he probably didn't even keep past 1971. Boy.

hahahahaha…

So what? She can wear man pants if she wants too. And George had some freakin' awesome pants. But yeah. I'd have way more important things to say in a Beatle letter too.

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
22 October 2011
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AliJaggerMcCartney
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I feel a little embarrassed now :(

But now it's edited (and a very true story) 

But still, those were awesome pants :)

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23 October 2011
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anyone else?

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
23 October 2011
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AliJaggerMcCartney said:

I feel a little embarrassed now :(

But now it's edited (and a very true story) 

But still, those were awesome pants :)

Don't feel bad, I've always been secretly jealous of some of their hats! 

I actually own a  few Lennonesque newsboy caps…

Because the wind is high, it blows my mind.
23 October 2011
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Dear John, Paul, George and Ringo.

 

Thank you for all. I love you.

 

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Mith.

 

Ps you're smoking hot. (specially you George. Wanna marry me?)

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23 October 2011
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mithveaen said:

Dear John, Paul, George and Ringo.

 

Thank you for all. I love you.

 

xoxoxoxoxo

 

Mith.

 

Ps you're smoking hot. (specially you George. Wanna marry me?)

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"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
23 October 2011
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I heart the idea of this thread. it's a bit embarrassing though. I kind of feel like writing to Pauline Sutcliffe, but i have a feeling it would be extremely awkward. Well, here I go.

 

Dear Pauline,

 

I really enjoyed "Stuart Sutcliffe: the Beatles shadow etc". I think some of your conclusions are very farfetched, but I can understand why you would bitter about certain things. It was painstakingly hard finding this book but I think it was worth it. Ever since I first heard about Stuart, I have found him fascinating and inspiring. You seem like a nice fellow too. I'm sorry to remind you about this issue, but I just wanted to thank you. I hope you can forget about the things you are trying to forget.

 

ps. What color were his eyes?

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 I think it's better if I don't send it…

23 October 2011
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AliJaggerMcCartney said:

I feel a little embarrassed now :(

But now it's edited (and a very true story) 

But still, those were awesome pants :)

Aww, Ali, it's very beautiful. And sad. Thanks for opening up to us. heartheartheart(Apple Love)

By the way, I agree with you about those pants.

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
23 October 2011
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About wanting Beatles' clothes…. well I love them!! I wish I had their shirts and their coats!!! I'd wear them all the time!!!! I have a Lennon Dylan's style hat, my sister made me their Help scarf and Paul's Magic Mystery Tour's vest. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

And let's not forget my Paul's Sgt. Pepper's blue coat. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

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...
23 October 2011
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mithveaen said:

About wanting Beatles' clothes…. well I love them!! I wish I had their shirts and their coats!!! I'd wear them all the time!!!! I have a Lennon Dylan's style hat, my sister made me their Help scarf and Paul's Magic Mystery Tour's vest. a-hard-days-night-john-1

 

And let's not forget my Paul's Sgt. Pepper's blue coat. a-hard-days-night-paul-5

You are very lucky, I wish I had a lot of their clothes…(John's "Property of Her Majesty's Prison" tshirt, anyone?)

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
24 October 2011
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seaglass eyes sunny smile said:

John's "Property of Her Majesty's Prison" tshirt, anyone?

I saw that shirt on Google and I went crazy I wanted it so badly!

 

anyway to stay-on-topic , these are really good letters! Mith, I died when you asked George if you could marry him xD a-hard-days-night-george-7

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25 October 2011
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Well, a girl gotta try a-hard-days-night-george-10

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25 October 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8LOL

(Ali, glad someone else noticed that AWESOME shirt.)

"Now and then, though, someone does begin to grow differently. Instead of down, his feet grow up toward the sky. But we do our best to discourage awkward things like that." "What happens to them?" insisted Milo. "Oddly enough, they often grow ten times the size of everyone else," said Alec thoughtfully, "and I’ve heard that they walk among the stars." –The Phantom Tollbooth
26 October 2011
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Anymore letters???? :D

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26 October 2011
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Dear Paul and Ringo,

Please let us hear "Carnival Of Light" in your lifetime, while the decision is still yours, and not that of some record-company weasel. Because you just KNOW some cynical, soulless, profit-obsessed EMI/Apple hack will inevitably find a way to release it after you both leave this planet (which hopefully won't be for a Long, Long, Long time.) We superfans believe that EVERY Beatles recording is a precious artifact, regardless of its musical value. You really can't lose by releasing it yourself: Best-case scenario is "Wow, this is utterly fantasic, my mind is blown yet again! Better than Pink Floyd, Amon Düül and the Grateful Dead put together! Geniuses!”; worst-case is "Wow, this really sucks, no wonder they were reluctant to free it from the vault! How courageous and noble of them to risk ridicule by finally releasing it, just because we selfish superfans felt we were 'entitled' to hear it!" That's if you make the decision yourself. Let the execs do it posthumously, however, and some of us will be thinking (through our tears) "Well, at least maybe something good will come of this, like maybe we'll finally get an opportunity to hear 'CoL' now." And such an unthinkable thought – that something GOOD may result from a Beatle death – is too horrible to bear. So come on, guys!

I like black music, disco music. I like the disco music that's out now - John Lennon, 1975
26 October 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8I totally comp that

26 October 2011
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Either that or 'give' it to some nice individual who can promptly bootleg it. Like John did.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
26 October 2011
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vonbontee said:

Dear Paul and Ringo,

Please let us hear "Carnival Of Light" in your lifetime, while the decision is still yours, and not that of some record-company weasel. Because you just KNOW some cynical, soulless, profit-obsessed EMI/Apple hack will inevitably find a way to release it after you both leave this planet (which hopefully won't be for a Long, Long, Long time.) We superfans believe that EVERY Beatles recording is a precious artifact, regardless of its musical value. You really can't lose by releasing it yourself: Best-case scenario is "Wow, this is utterly fantasic, my mind is blown yet again! Better than Pink Floyd, Amon Düül and the Grateful Dead put together! Geniuses!”; worst-case is "Wow, this really sucks, no wonder they were reluctant to free it from the vault! How courageous and noble of them to risk ridicule by finally releasing it, just because we selfish superfans felt we were 'entitled' to hear it!" That's if you make the decision yourself. Let the execs do it posthumously, however, and some of us will be thinking (through our tears) "Well, at least maybe something good will come of this, like maybe we'll finally get an opportunity to hear 'CoL' now." And such an unthinkable thought – that something GOOD may result from a Beatle death – is too horrible to bear. So come on, guys!

a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Now that's something you HAVE to agree on. I heard about that song  while back and I have been dying to hear it ever since! You deserve an apple01!

Good Dog Nigel. Arf, Arf, he goes, a merry sight. Our little hairy friend. Arf, Arf, upon the lampost bright, arfing around the bend. Nice dog! Goo boy, waggie tail and beg. Clever Nigel, jump for joy Because we're putting you to sleep at three of the clock, Nigel. -John Lennon "In His Own Write"
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