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First generation fan memories
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michaelcm53
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29 July 2011 - 7.47pm

Hello. I am a writer and a first generation Beatles fan. I have lived in the USA for most of my life, but I was born near Liverpool, and I have followed The Beatles since the beginning. Here are two pieces that I have written about the Fab Four:

Beatlemania

The Breakup of The Beatles

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McLennonSon
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30 July 2011 - 1.50pm

NEW MEMBER!!!!a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Well........

 

I'm Third(/Fourth, don't know which) Generation fan, so I have nothing to say.a-hard-days-night-paul-1

Poor me. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

My Music Blog.
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One and one make one.

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IMDeWalrus
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3 August 2011 - 8.24pm

Hmmm for some reason my post on this the other day seems to have disappeared into cyberspace…. so… take two…

 

My first memories of The Beatles….

I remember being a kid growing up in Chatham, Ontario — within earshot of Detroit — and my older sisters were always listening to the music of the day — which was Motown, Paul Anka (grimaces), the Beach Boys, a nun who sang and a whole bunch of Bobby's.. and of course Elvis.  One day, around Christmas 1963, my oldest sister brought home this album that she was all excited about, and said "boy, I'm going to play this until I wear out my needle!!"    So I looked at it and said "what's so great about these guys??   They all look like Moe from the Three Stooges — they're not smiling and you can only see half their faces…. what's the big deal??"  

So she put it on and suddenly out of the speakers came "It Won't Be Long YEAH (yeah) YEAH (yeah) YEAH (yeah)…" and a whole bunch of other songs that sounded like nothing I'd ever heard on the radio before…  and by the time they sang about Money being what they wanted, I was hooked…. and remain so unto this very day.  

Canadians were a bit ahead of the Americans in catching Beatlemania back then, but man oh man was it ever about to strike our neighbours south of the border!   Within weeks of that first hearing, Beatlemusic was about all that was coming out of the radio, and was all anyone was talking about at school.   Those were the days!

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GOOD MORNING!!

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Ph.D.
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3 August 2011 - 11.59pm

I'm Third(/Fourth, don't know which) Generation fan, so I have nothing to say.

 

How do you know which generation you're from? a-hard-days-night-ringo-7

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MeanMrsMustard
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4 August 2011 - 12.56am

IMDeWalrus said:

One day, around Christmas 1963, my oldest sister brought home this album that she was all excited about, and said "boy, I'm going to play this until I wear out my needle!" So I looked at it and said "what's so great about these guys??   They all look like Moe from the Three Stooges — they're not smiling and you can only see half their faces…. what's the big deal??"  

So she put it on and suddenly out of the speakers came "IT WON'T BE LONG YEAH (yeah) YEAH (yeah) YEAH (yeah)…" and a whole bunch of other songs that sounded like nothing I'd ever heard on the radio before…  and by the time they sang about Money being what they wanted, I was hooked…. and remain so unto this very day.  

Wow, great story! I'm only 16, so I'm definitely not first-generation. My mom was born in 1965, and her parents don't like the Beatles, so we became hardcore Beatles fans at about the same time. She had heard about them, of course, but we really got into the Beatles when the 9/9/9 remasters came out. 

If I seem to act unkind, it's only me, it's not my mind that is confusing things.

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StarWisher
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4 August 2011 - 4.04am

McLennonSon said:

NEW MEMBER!!!!a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Well........

 

I'm Third(/Fourth, don't know which) Generation fan, so I have nothing to say.a-hard-days-night-paul-1

Poor me. a-hard-days-night-paul-1

Interesting! I supposed I might be a third generation fan, as my dad was born in 1947, and you know, I bet he was one of those high school boys that didn't understand what the fuss was all about...HOWEVER, he did own the White Album, Magical Mystery Tour and Abbey Road.

 

A friend of mine born in 1958 was the one who introduced me to the rest of their music. She told me her memories of the Beatles Ed Sullivan performance were only asking herself "Why are they all screaming?" Ah, 4 year olds!

"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

 

 

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