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First generation fan stories
5 November 2014
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As a result of this brief exchange, I thought I'd start a topic for stories about first generation fans that don't explicitly involve actual encounters. "First generation" includes anyone who was a fan while the band was intact. If it seems too specific and mods think this should be folded into the Fan Encounters thread, that's cool.

So to start off with, an article mentioning Erika Bale, who saw The Beatles starting as far back as The Cavern days over 200 times. It doesn't mention direct encounters, though I imagine they happened.

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5 November 2014
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I've mentioned before how my mum wanted to see the Beatles at Maple Leaf Gardens in '64 but my grandma wouldn't let her make the three-hour drive to Toronto since she'd only recently gotten her license.

Around the same time, she also accidentally stabbed a male friend of hers in the leg with scissors while trying to give him a Beatle haircut!

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GEORGE: In fact, The Detroit Sound. JOHN: In fact, yes. GEORGE: In fact, yeah. Tamla-Motown artists are our favorites. The Miracles. JOHN: We like Marvin Gaye. GEORGE: The Impressions, Marvin Gaye. PAUL & GEORGE: Mary Wells. GEORGE: The Exciters. RINGO: Chuck Jackson. JOHN: To name but eighty. 

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5 November 2014
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How do you stab someone in the leg when giving them a haircut? 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

5 November 2014
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^^^Probably dropped the scissors!  I cut hair and it's happened to me! a-hard-days-night-george-10

"....take a sad song & make it Meilleur"....

5 November 2014
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Sounds more Sweeney Todd to me.

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28 November 2014
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"How do you stab someone in the leg when giving them a haircut?"

I believe they were fighting over scissors because he was reluctant to get his hair styled! But I could be wrong...next time I talk to my mum I'll get the details. I haven't heard the full story in years.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
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30 November 2014
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meanmistermustard said
How do you stab someone in the leg when giving them a haircut? 

This guy might know.

Nice idea for a thread @parlance .

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^^ I want to point out that the above post is eligible for this year's Funniest Post Award. ;-) Just sayin'.

And, from Sara at Meet the Beatles for Real:

I can't recall if I have posted this already on this page. I am in the process of writing a book about the Beatles in St. Louis and I am in need of memories of people who saw the Beatles at Busch Stadium in August 21, 1966. I am also in need to memories of people who saw George Harrison in concert in November 1974 at the St. Louis Arena. Please email me if you can help out.

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15 February 2020
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I just joined this forum today..  I was born in 1962 and the Beatles were the first music I remember hearing played at home as my father is a big fan. However, since they were in their heyday while I was too young to really know the history and importance they would come to signify to music, I wonder what someone who is a little older than me would like to share. Specifically, I must have been under a rock while I was growing up, because, I really didn't even know the rooftop concert existed until a few years ago. Was that as big as it's come to be at the time it happened? Thank you all in advance for any insight you can share with me..  xoxo  🙂 

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@josiekwf, you will find some stories in this thread: https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....les/#p2764

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@Ahhh Girl, thank you so much.... heart

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@Ahhh Girl, thank you so much.... heart  

Welcome to the forum, @josiekwf. You'll find lots of Beatles stories here from fans of all ages, so I hope you stick around and have a good time!

Some of us have screen names that are different from the usernames we log in with, Ahhh Girl being one such user. To mention her, use @ cbatcu (without the space). There's a full list here: https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....s/#p144311

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