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Getting your kids into The Beatles
9 March 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
I just came across this book while ordering juvenile biographies for my library's collection. parlance mentioned it over on the new-books thread, but I thought it worth a mention in this thread.

The Beatles Were Fab (and they were funny)(extensive review)

Amazon's description

Q: How do you find all this business of having screaming girls following you all over the place?
George: Well, we feel flattered . . .
John: . . . and flattened.
When the Beatles burst onto the music scene in the early 1960s, they were just four unknown lads from Liverpool. But soon their off-the-charts talent and offbeat humor made them the most famous band on both sides of the Atlantic. Lively, informative text and expressive, quirky paintings chronicle the phenomenal rise of Beatlemania, showing how the Fab Four’s sense of humor helped the lads weather everything that was thrown their way—including jelly beans.

Oh my god, that's awesome!

The illustrator for that book, Stacy Innerst, is the drummer for my dad's band. Glad it reached nationally. It's pretty funny, and the illustrations (from no personal bias) are pretty great. Hope the kids that go to your library enjoy it!

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@Bongo, I thought you might like this thread since you mentioned the story about your son in another thread.

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I wish I could remember how my dad got me into the Beatles. I know it probably started when I was around 8/9, and I really like Revolution , Piggies , and ob-la-di, ob-la,da. But it did take me a really long time to branch out beyond a handful of songs. I could be really stubborn about what I liked and disliked, as most children are. 

We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians

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Ahhh Girl said
@Bongo, I thought you might like this thread since you mentioned the story about your son in another thread.

Really?  Sucks getting old, I don't remember another thread of my son....... ;o)

 

It's a young womans/mans world!  a-hard-days-night-george-9

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@Bongo

This? Right? or am I going crazy?

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....4/#p121600

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Ahhh Girl said

@Bongo

This? Right? or am I going crazy?

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....4/#p121600

You had me thinking I double posted somewhere. 

The whole worlds going crazy Ahhh Girl!  Enjoy the ride ;o)

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Bongo said

Ahhh Girl said

@Bongo

This? Right? or am I going crazy?

https://www.beatlesbible.com/f.....4/#p121600

You had me thinking I double posted somewhere. 

The whole worlds going crazy Ahhh Girl!  Enjoy the ride ;o)

Thanks for the lol, Bongo! I really needed that tonight. I am at work converting MARC records for streaming videos to MARC records for physical DVDs. And I am having to construct LC call numbers for all of them. Yeah, I needed the pick-me-up.

I am in the front car on that going-crazy roller coaster. Just listen for the Ahhhhhhhhhs drifting back your way. :lol:

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Get them in early with songs like Yellow Submarine and All Together Now and get more thorough as they grow up. Also, dont corrupt them on modern pop.

P.S. Bongo, I love the Sgt. Pepper skull and crossbones!a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-john-6

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I don't think you should shelter your kids from music thats going on right now. That probably would probably make them less interested in the Beatles and more interested in modern pop, anyway. 

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Mimi said
I don't think you should shelter your kids from music thats going on right now. That probably would probably make them less interested in the Beatles and more interested in modern pop, anyway. 

Well yeah, but you give them too much, they lose the Beatles. I think the trick here is to introduce them to other famous classic rock bands.

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Relevant article you might enjoy: My Life: McCartney wows youngest fans even before fireworks

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Been playing The Beatles for my three year old daughter. She liked Yellow Submarine first, and now I Want To Hold Your Hand , Ob-La-Di, and When Im Sixty Four.

She loves them and says she wishes we could go see them play music. And I just say, "well, I wish we could too"!

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McCall1981 said

Been playing The Beatles for my three year old daughter. She liked Yellow Submarine first, and now I Want To Hold Your Hand , Ob-La-Di, and When Im Sixty Four.

She loves them and says she wishes we could go see them play music. And I just say, "well, I wish we could too"!

Don't we all!

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I made an attempt last week to teach 5-year old Katie to sing "We all live in a Yellow Submarine , Yellow Submarine ..." along with her Uncle Vonbontee.

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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How did it go @vonbontee?

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I made an attempt last week to teach 5-year old Katie to sing "We all live in a Yellow Submarine , Yellow Submarine ..." along with her Uncle Vonbontee.

Did @Von Bontee harmonize with you @vonbontee ?

@McCall1981 those were some of my favorites when I was a kid. Your daughter has good taste!

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No, Zig, just my sister and myself! She was happy just to listen to us sing the chorus a few times, didn't seem interested in singing that one. (Sister thinks it's because Katie expects a payoff at the end: "Okay, so you lived in submarine. Where did you go?") So far this summer, we've gotten her to sing a few lines from various songs - "Come on baby, do the locomotion!", "Take a load off, Annie" and "We will we will rock you", which she already knew herself. Mostly she knows songs from her various programs, and that damn "Frozen" song of course.

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The other day, my son casually mentioned that some of the Beatles' songs were copies.  I explained what a 'cover' was and that yes, some of the songs they recorded were written by other people.  My daughter asked about her current favorite 'Please Mr. Postman.'  She was crestfallen when I said it was a cover of a song recorded by a girl group called The Marvelettes.  She still had that frown, so I emphasized that it was an all-girl group.  She looked at me and said "What about 'Eight Days A Week ?"

"That's one of John and Paul's."

"Good."  Starts singing the chorus and goes off to her room.

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I'll add my experience! I'm 22 now, just for reference.

 

My dad is a big Beatles fan, and my exposure started early. He told me that the cassette tape we were listening to on the way home from the hospital after I was born was The White Album , side 2! He owned all their albums on cassette, and we listened to them all the time. Growing up, I loved Octopus' Garden and Yellow Submarine . I wanted to be just like Ringo! We had a record player, and my favorite record was Beatles '65. I would play I'll Follow The Sun over and over. I still have the record, and it's scratched up so much because my dad was always letting me put the album on myself (when I was 3!)

I was also lucky. My dad had recorded A Hard Day's Night , Help !, and Let it Be from TV airings before I was born. Growing up, my favorite movie was A Hard Day's Night . When I was 4, I got a toy marching drum. I took a red marker and wrote The Beatles on the front of it and played on it while I watched the movie. For my 5th birthday, my dad got me a toy drum kit because I wanted to be Ringo so bad. I was also given a set of bongoes. I would watch Help ! and A Hard Day's Night and try to drum along with Ringo whenever he was playing. I was 8 when Yellow Submarine came out on video cassette again, and I fell in love with it! It was simply amazing. 

Also, whenever we went on car trips, we'd basically listen only to The Beatles. It drove my mom a bit nuts, but she loves them too and put up with it, since the other stuff my dad was into didn't interest her. So, by the time I was 5, I could basically sing along to every Beatles song out there. It was great. My fondest memories of childhood are still watching that movie over and over, and to this day I feel like I have it memorized. 

Hey, pardon me for askin', but who's that little old man?

Uh, what little old man?

That little old man!

Oh, that one. That's me grandfather. ahdn_paul_01

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Being inspired by the Ever Get Spooked by a Beatles Song? thread, @Joe (or any other parents here on the forum), are there Beatles songs you aren't playing for your kids so that they don't get scared of The Beatles?

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