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1 November 2019
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Okay. 

Hello, I'm a 16 year old kid from Australia. (I'm not one to share my name, apologize).

I'm kind of autistic (from what I'm told), so I guess some of my views on things can be unusual...I can also go on tangents...

I knew the Beatles since I was about five-six: not into them at the time, but I remember While My Guitar Gently Weeps being on my dad's mixtape every time we went out on the road. But as for getting into them, it wasn't until early 2017, when I started checking them out on Spotify. I'd been a 'rock music connoisseur' ever since seeing footage of the Who doing My Generation at Monterey Pop in March 2015. If I recall correctly, Abbey Road was my first Beatles album (that I listened to, not bought). I was obsessed with the song Maxwell's Silver Hammer , which nobody else seems to like that much. It was from there I began a pilgrimage through their discography, although not in any order. When I dig deep into bands, I usually become obsessed with one, two or three songs of theirs, then expand from there. (At the time of writing this, this is currently happening with The Strokes' This Is It, in which the songs Last Nite and Barely Legal are in personal heavy rotation). It slowed down in late 2017, but picked up in early 2018, and again 

Apart from listening to the Beatles' music, I've become fascinated in parts of their history, especially what went on between Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher. The stories of John and Cynthia/Yoko and George/Pattie have been oft repeated, but Paul/Jane, while not forgotten, is sort of obscure, and I find myself feeling really really bad for her in that situation, especially adding up various things I've read...I'd like to talk about the Jane thing because it's just so fascinating.

But I dig the Beatles immensely.

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Hey @ognirrrats69 ! I am actually a 17 year old kid from Australia - so we are pretty similar in that regard!

Glad to hear some love for Maxwell's Silver Hammer - a better song than most make it out to be.

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<snip> so I guess some of my views on things can be unusual...I can also go on tangents... <snip>

  

You'll fit right in here... trust me!

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Hi @ognirrrats69 ! I love your name! Welcome :)))

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Welcome, @ognirrrats69 ! Dig the profile picture, Nonagon Infinity opens the door. 

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HAHAHA

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Welcome, @ognirrrats69 ! Dig the profile picture, Nonagon Infinity opens the door. 

  

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Greetings everyone!

My name is Scotty, and I'm 22 years old and recently graduated from college (sort of–hard to explain). I've been to the Beatles Bible before, but I never spent much time on it, so I never noticed all the forums and what not. After checking everything out (and by everything, I mean a minuscule sliver of the activity here), I felt inspired to join in the fun.

I've never actually been on an internet forum, so this is all very new to me. However, I am a diehard Beatles fan, and have been for as long as I can remember. My dad used to play the red and blue greatest hits albums on car trips, and my love for them only grew from there. 

I like all sorts of music (though I definitely skew towards older stuff, and generally have the tastes of a baby boomer), but the Beatles are on a whole other level for me. They are one of my greatest loves, along with philosophy (which I plan to pursue a PhD in), history, old monster movies, Monty Python, and my seven adorable cats (who all live outside, in case anyone was worried). 

Because I'm new to all this, I can't deny that I'm a little intimidated, but I hope that with time I'll adjust and learn how to enjoy this community to the fullest. Through thick and thin (of which there's been a lot in my life lately), the Beatles have always been my friends. I'm sure many people here can say the same.

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Hey @Turn Left At Greenland ! I hope you have fun with us!

I think you'll fit in perfectly here - we have a philosophy thread, a number of Monty Python lovers, and of course we're all Beatles fans.

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Through thick and thin (of which there's been a lot in my life lately), the Beatles have always been my friends.

I see what you did there... great pun! heart

I'm sure many people here can say the same.

Absolutely.

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Welcome! Don’t worry, you’re not alone- this was my first forum too, but everyone was so welcoming I felt at home right away. I hope the same will happen for you. a-hard-days-night-george-9apple01heart

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@ognirrrats69 said
... I was obsessed with the song Maxwell's Silver Hammer , which nobody else seems to like that much....

  

I love Maxwell's Silver Hammer .  You need to find people with better opinions.

Anyway, welcome to the forum

 

And welcome to you too @Turn Left At Greenland

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Welcome ognirrats69! You mentioned in your introduction "But as for getting into them, it wasn't until early 2017, when I started checking them out on Spotify." We learned recently that Here Comes The Sun is the most played Beatles song on Spotify. Did you stream that song a lot to get the song to the #1 spot? And, yes, I agree with you that the history of the group is fascinating.

Turn Left at Greenland - welcome to you, too. Surely you can write some papers combining Beatles and Philosophy while pursuing your PhD ahdn_john_08_gif If there's anything we can do to help you navigate the forum, let us know. We are eager beavers when it comes to helping people. We get by with a little help from our friends. 

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Welcome both, and I echo all the sentiments about Maxwell's Silver Hammer , absolute banger of a song

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Hello! I'm a Beatles fan from near sunny Liverpool. Great to be here, I cant wait to get involved in discussions!

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Hey @The Fool on the Bus ! I hope you enjoy the discussions!

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Oof I'm completely new to forums and all that jazz but I'm excited to be apart of this community! So here goes nothing: 

Hello! My name's Madison and I'm currently a junior in a high school located in the lovely suburbs of Pittsburgh, PA. I'm a swimmer on my school's varsity swim team (where at every practice I sing Beatles songs to myself while swimming long laps and doing particularly challenging workouts) and I play the trumpet (Interestingly, Paul's first instrument) in the marching and jazz band, though I'm currently about to start taking guitar lessons and I'm extremely excited! I'm also the current Literary Editor of my school's magazine, stage manager for the Drama Club, and a member of Model UN. In my free time (if I have any), I enjoy learning about and immersing myself in the culture and music culture of the '60s and '70s (including The Beatles, obviously), watching good TV and movies, and reading books. I'm also an amateur artist, as well as a writer of short stories and poems that I hope to publish one day. Sgt. Pepper 's is ~currently~ my favorite Beatles album and I'm extremely looking forward to seeing Ringo in concert this summer!!

[Sorry for the tangent lol]:

My love affair with the Beatles is one that is kind of hard for me to streamline when talking about it linearly, but I'll try my best! Like nearly all kids of my generation, the Beatles have always been present in the backgrounds of our childhoods. It seems that through all of my life I've known Beatles songs, even before I knew the Beatles were a thing that existed. I've seemed to always know about Sgt. Peppers and Abbey Road because of how ingrained they are in pop culture, and songs like "Eleanor Rigby " and "Lucy"  and "Hey Jude " and "Yesterday " and "Here Comes The Sun " and "Come Together " have always, always been in the back of my mind seemingly since birth! The earliest memory I have of actually knowing where I knew a song from was the Sesame Street CD that my mom played in the car for me that had Elmo's cover of "Drive My Car " on it! That's why it's hard for me to pinpoint a time in my life where I really "found out" about the Beatles. They've just always been a constant, present thing in the culture I was born into (even though no one in my family was or is a Beatlemaniac, though I am in the process of slowly converting my younger sister). Consequently, I can only really pinpoint when and where and how my obsession and absolute pure love and fascination with them catalyzed. It all started in the seventh grade, where I decided that it was about time that I listen to these famous British guys and figure out why Apple Music keeps recommending them to me. Seventh grade was my Emo PhaseTM, so at the start, I wasn't too keen on listening to this kind of pop and hippy rock n' roll, but I gave in and downloaded all of their greatest hits and listened. My emo reaction: meh, it's okay. Which, thinking back on it now, I'm kind of mad at my past self for being so underwhelmed! I don't know my thoughts or opinions verbatim, but I do know that I gave up trying to become a fan after a couple listens of "Please Please Me " and "Help " (the songs, not the albums. 12-year-old me wasn't so cultured as to listen to entire albums unless it was Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance.) I ended up returning to the Beatles my sophomore year after "Savoy Truffle " was played on Ezra Koenig's internet radio show Time Crisis (highly recommend btw if you're a Deadhead or overall music fanatic, though might be hard to find if you don't have Apple Music). This rediscovery was further encouraged by my friends at the time, who were casual Beatles fans and made song recommendations. That year, I gave the Beatles another chance, this time through the point-of-view of a new, non-emo me. I already was more familiar and comfortable with classic rock through my newfound and casual love of 70's rock, as well as my love for Britpop, which introduced me to Beatles-influenced 90's bands that had a big hand in shaping my musical tastes and inclinations, such as Blur and Oasis. I first fell in love with what is known as The White Album , the first Beatles album that I listened to all the way through when I started my sophomore exploration of the Beatles discography. My friends thought it was an odd place to start, but I did it because I already loved some of the tracks on it ("Happiness Is A Warm Gun " and "Savoy Truffle " and "Ob-Lah-Di, Ob-Lah-Da"). I absolutely fell in love with it and for a whole month, it was all that I listened to! I loved the wackiness that was incorporated, it really changed my perspective on the Beatles as artists. "Honey Pie " and "Martha, My Dear" caught my attention (I love Paul's "granny" songs), as well as "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill " and "Rocky Raccoon " for being just straight weird. "I Will " and "Julia " and "Blackbird " tugged at my heartstrings tremendously. "While My Guitar Gently Weeps " especially introduced me to George as a prominent figure. To this day, The White Album is in my top 5 all-time favorite albums. Next, also quite oddly and on a whim, I downloaded the entirety of With The Beatles and then fell in love with that, too. Their second album really made me appreciate the earlier stuff that I brushed away before. I know every track by heart, tracks that I found that most people (even fellow Beatlemaniacs, in my experience) have overlooked. I listened to With the Beatles even more than The White Album It was on repeat all the time over and over and over again. I started listening to these songs all the time. I was intimidated by the other albums though, scared off by the fact that I might be disappointed. Boy, was I wrong! Last year, I watched the movie Across The Universe and fell in love, which I've since watched six times. Then I watched Nowhere Boy, which is what really turned me into a hardcore Beatlemaniac, introducing me to the lore of the Beatles and their mythical backstories and individual lives. I then made it my mission to listen to every single Beatles song-- which I did, bringing us to today. I'm a relatively fresh Beatles fan, but I am so so indescribably passionate. Without them in my life right now, I don't know if I'd be the same person. They've changed me forever and I unconditionally love them like a dear friend. I just get so emotional about them and I love them so so much, and I'm excited to be apart of this community that feels the same! I'm gonna end it here because if I continue I'm pretty sure this is gonna turn into a whole book (if it hasn't already), but I still have so much more to say and talk about, which I'm sure I'll get a chance to in these wonderful forums! Thank you and I'm excited to be here! beatlemaniacs_02_gif

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Welcome welcome welcome @lovelyritametermaid! Your passion and enthusiasm is truly refreshing. I only hope you haven't said everything you'll ever want to tell us in that one post, because we'd love to see you around a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Hey, @lovelyritametermaid ! That's a fantastic story as to how you've come to be here - I look forward to seeing you around.

And yes, I do agree that With the Beatles gets generally underlooked. ahdn_john_08_gifahdn_john_08_gif

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Hello fellow Beatlemaniacs! I'm TangerineTrees and I am a teenager from the US. I'm a bit nervous as this is my first forum, but I really can't wait to discuss the Beatles with all of you!

I guess you could say that I've been exposed to the Beatles for all of my life, even though I only started getting into them about two years ago. I loved to watch Yellow Submarine when I was really little, and although I didn't really understand the plot at the time, I loved watching the bright colors flash across the screen. When I was about six years old, I got an original iPod that my dad periodically downloaded music for me on. One day, I found that the Blue Compilation Album had been downloaded onto the device, so I was naturally curious as I didn't know what it was. I looked at the track titles, and the only titles that stood out to six-year-old me were Strawberry Fields Forever and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds . I really enjoyed both of those songs, my favorite being the latter at the time. Sadly, six-year-old me never bothered to listen to the rest of the songs, so I had to wait another couple of years to really delve deep into the Beatles' catalog. It wasn't until a couple of years ago when I really discovered the true magic of the Beatles' music. It all started when I was on a road trip and the Beatles Channel on SiriusXM was playing. I decided to listen to a few songs, but I became instantly hooked! No music had made me laugh or cry more than the Beatles. I then made it a point to listen to more of their music to feel more of the beauty that I felt on that road trip. Thus, I began my journey through the Beatles' discography and overall history. My search for Beatles information led me to this wonderful site, which I may or may not have been lurking on for some time now. After much thought, I finally decided to take the plunge and join the Beatles Bible. I may not post on here often as this is, again, my first forum, but I do feel that I made the right decision when joining this website. 

My favorite Beatle is George, although I adore them all and my current favorite album is Revolver (even though this is bound to change within the next month or so) and my favorite Beatles song is the Anthology 3 Version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps .

Anyways, thanks for reading my spiel and I thank you immensely for letting me join this community!a-hard-days-night-george-9

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