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How You Got Into The Beatles
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Alissa
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23 June 2010 - 8.59pm

I just recalled an earlier memory than the one I posted before:

I was in about... grade 6 probably, so that puts me at, what, 11 years old? We were in music class, and the man teaching us was talking about the Beatles. I didn't know anything about them at all, or so I thought, until he asked us, "who can name all the Beatles? I have a prize here for the one who can!" Being easily bribed by any sweet treat, I raised my hand (the only one in the class who did, mind you) and struggled for the four names that lurked at the back of my psyche, and voila- the hard work paid off in candy.

It's ironic that back then I could barely muster their names, but can now rattle off any bit of information that involves them. george-martin

Tongue, lose thy light. Moon, take thy flight… see ya, George!

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Von Bontee
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23 June 2010 - 10.15pm

EARLIEST memory? I can't pinpoint a single event, but there's a few events of general awareness all converging around the age of 4 or 5: My mother always singing "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" and "Hey Jude" (her name's Judie, so it was "her song"); an older cousin teaching me to sing "We all live in a yellow submarine!"; hearing the Muppets sing "Octopus's Garden" on "Sesame Street".

I don't think I had any visual information about the BAND per se until watching "Yellow Submarine" when I was about seven or so. Also, I remember being aware of the American animated series, but don't recall ever watching it, other than possibly the credits sequence, or maybe I'd seen adverts.

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!"
-- Paul McCartney

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MrBig
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24 June 2010 - 12.35am

I've always wanted to go to Abbey Road. Not for the tourism, to get me hands on that Carnival Of Light demo a-hard-days-night-george-4

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

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vonbontee
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24 June 2010 - 1.19am

Heh, that'll require some "Mission: Impossible"-type maneuvres!  Hope you succeed, tho...

I remember George saying 'Blimey, he's always talking about “Yesterday”, you'd think he was Beethoven or somebody' - Paul McCartney

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A Fiendish Thingy
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24 June 2010 - 4.54am

Von Bontee said:

EARLIEST memory? I can't pinpoint a single event, but there's a few events of general awareness all converging around the age of 4 or 5: My mother always singing "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" and "Hey Jude" (her name's Judie, so it was "her song"); an older cousin teaching me to sing "We all live in a yellow submarine!"; hearing the Muppets sing "Octopus's Garden" on "Sesame Street".


 

Yes!! a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Those were my favorites! The Muppets are one of the very few groups that can cover Beatles songs and be great at it a-hard-days-night-george-9

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MadiYasha
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24 June 2010 - 5.48am

Oh, well if we're talking about earliest memories, that's a different story.

 

Basically, I woke up one morning, and my mom was sobbing in the living room... I asked her what was wrong, and she wouldn't tell me.  It was raining really hard outside...

My dad and I had this thing we did where every week we would go to Marysville to get donuts and Pokemon cards.  We left that morning and he turned on the radio and 'My Sweet Lord' was playing and he just parked the card near this baseball field and said "So sad..." so, being a curious child, I asked him what.  He told me George Harrison was dead.

I remember crying.  And saying stuff like "Does that mean he isn't going to make any more music with the Beatles?" unaware that they had broken up long ago.  He just nodded and didn't say much. 

"Here Comes The Sun" came on the radio afterwards.  The sun rose up out of the clouds and I realized this was the first time I'd seen the sun since George died.

 

It's one of my fondest memories.  I was 6 years old.

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mithveaen
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24 June 2010 - 3.48pm

MadiYasha said:

Oh, well if we're talking about earliest memories, that's a different story.

 

Basically, I woke up one morning, and my mom was sobbing in the living room... I asked her what was wrong, and she wouldn't tell me.  It was raining really hard outside...

My dad and I had this thing we did where every week we would go to Marysville to get donuts and Pokemon cards.  We left that morning and he turned on the radio and 'My Sweet Lord' was playing and he just parked the card near this baseball field and said "So sad..." so, being a curious child, I asked him what.  He told me George Harrison was dead.

I remember crying.  And saying stuff like "Does that mean he isn't going to make any more music with the Beatles?" unaware that they had broken up long ago.  He just nodded and didn't say much. 

"Here Comes The Sun" came on the radio afterwards.  The sun rose up out of the clouds and I realized this was the first time I'd seen the sun since George died.

 

It's one of my fondest memories.  I was 6 years old.


 

That's so sad.. thanks for sharing Madi.

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… 

kadikas
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24 June 2010 - 5.42pm

Chapter I The Beggining

Well… My earliest memory about The Beatles was in about 2001-2002 when i was 7 or 8 years old, when in evening me and my brother turned on TV and some channel was showing documentary about the music and it featured The Beatles and like I remember the moment was when The Beatles were running from fans (Hard Days Night) through two cars i think.

Chapter II Yesterday

I think in 2005 when i was 11 i downloaded Yesterday and Yellow Submarine, I really really loved them i knew every word of these songs but about Fab Four I wasn't interested, so about after a month I've got bored about these two songs so I've forgotten it, but I knew The Beatles all the time.

Chapter III Dark period

2005-2009 Was my dark period in The Beatles, i wasn't listening to them, i've though it's a music for hippies, but i was wrong 😀

Chapter IV The Beatles… In my life…

2009-Present

The reason i've started to listen to The Beatles again came in a hurt way… In 2009 October my very very good uncle died in an unknown reasons (It's a different story) and he was a fan of The Beatles, since I remember him. So I thought what about passing the some kind of legacy? So as you see I've agreed to myself. Well, after the sad funeral i borrowed from my relative THE BEATLES ANTHOLOGY BOX 8 DVD SET, I've watched it, I've LOVED IT! I've watched it only one time, but I'm gonna borrow it again in summer 😀 So I started to read about The Beatles articles, started to be interested about their history, music etc. Later in 2010, when i turned 16, i already knew A LOT (Not as much as you do,guys 🙂 ) about The Fab Four, downloaded every song of them. I listen to them every single day, sing along 🙂 In late April I bought THE BEATLES ROCK BAND for my PS3, i absolutely LOVE IT! So I agree what my mom says about me. She says: Ts, a day without The Beatles isn't a day for him. 😀

So I hope you've liked my short story how my BeatleMania started 🙂

And the banker never wears a mac in a pouring rain… Very strange…

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MeanMrsMustard
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24 June 2010 - 8.03pm

Well... 

Step 1. In 6th grade, our choir sings "Penny Lane."

Step 2. That summer, "Penny Lane" comes on the radio. Me: "I KNOW that song!" Dad: "Why don't you sing it?" Me: "I learned it in a different key." (That's me at 11.)

Step 3: My dad gets The Beatles: Rock Band a month after it comes out. Me: "Do we HAVE to sing 'Yellow Submarine' again? We've sung it 50 times!" Polythene Dan(That's not my brother's real name! We made up online "code names." e.g. Mean Mrs. Mustard, Polythene Dan, Bungalow Jill, JoJo): "Well, this can be the 51st time."

Step 4: My mom gets the remastered albums.

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

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skye
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24 June 2010 - 8.32pm

Hi MMM, welcome to the forum. If you want, you can drop a line here in the introduction thread.

What's step 5?

Ad hoc, ad loc, and quid pro quo! So little time! So much to know!

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MrBig
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24 June 2010 - 8.48pm

I remember when George died. I was in 1st grade, and a few of the teachers were talking and I heard "Did you hear that one of the beatles died?" I asked who and they said George. I got a little quivery at first but then I remembered what a legacy he had.

"The best band? The Beatles. The most overrated band? The Beatles."

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robert
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24 June 2010 - 9.16pm

My beatlemania began in 1963 - I was six but my olders sister was 12 and she was crazy for them. And then in February 1964 I remember watching them on Ed Sullivan - that was it! The next day I started to learn guitar.

 

46 years ago - seems like yesterday.

"She looks more like him than I do."

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MeanMrsMustard
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26 June 2010 - 3.47am

skye said:

Hi MMM, welcome to the forum. If you want, you can drop a line here in the introduction thread.

What's step 5?


 

Take your pick:
5. I hear the Abbey Road medley.

or

5. My wonderful dad gets our family two guitars. (I can now play "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" and a simplified version of "Dear Prudence!" Yay me!) a-hard-days-night-george-6

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

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DigaPony
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26 June 2010 - 3.41pm

Well. Since I was a baby I bet.  (I wasn't born in 1960s.) My dad went through a faze that he loved them. Played them all the time! So I would sing along. Their is an even earlier memory of my father taking a picture of me looking at the Mccartney disc. I was three. So I have known about the Beatles for a long time! Their was even a picture in my room with the Beatles in flowers a-hard-days-night-ringo-9

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mr. Sun king coming together
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28 October 2010 - 3.37am

The 09.09.09 remasters just hooked me
I actually have a story; I heard That George had died because of a TV Show
I was forced to watch Gilmore Girls with my mom and the Grandparents were fighting about which of the Beatles were alive and which were dead. Knowing John had been killed, I asked my mom who was the second one was. She replied George and we returned to laughing at the ensuing hilarity
They landed at John and KEITH being dead, Paul and BINGO alive.

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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29 October 2010 - 11.28am

BINGO's not dead?!?!?

"She looks more like him than I do."

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Zig
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29 October 2010 - 8.56pm

Nope - he's a short order cook in Elvis' diner just outside of Vegas.

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mr. Sun king coming together
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29 October 2010 - 10.04pm

With his special being beans on toast

As if it matters how a man falls down.'

'When the fall's all that's left, it matters a great deal.

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VeraChuckandDave
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1 November 2010 - 3.37am

In maybe around 2000 when I was five, I saw a Beatles poster, and asked my mom if she liked them. She said she never like them, so I continued to listen to what she liked(Stones, AC DC, Kiss). Until December 2009 my friend asked me if I had ever listened to the Beatles before. I replied " No they're fags" . Then he told me to look them up, and the first songs I listened to were She Loves You and Come Together. From then on I was Hooke and couldn't get enough of them. Today I continue to read books about them, listen to their music, and buy their original LP's.

And in her eyes you see nothing, No sign of love behind the tears, Cried for no one, A love that should have lasted years.

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1 November 2010 - 2.55pm

Well i have to think the way i really got caught up in The Beatles music was with Rock Band and i was really impressed with their music and i would spend every day about and hour playing( the first days my mother would join me) and i played so much that in a month i learnt how to play in expert difficulty but the first time i played it was thanks to a friend.

After i played the Beatles rockband i got interested in the history of both the group and the songs(thing that no other band has actually interested me in their story).

Also at the time i did not like any kind of music because i did not know about a genre of music that could let me listen to the music and also to the lyrics and  i would not say "the lyrics are not that good" and the  beatles music is fantastic and their great diversity and influence keep surprising me every time.

My first experiences with the Beatles music are:

Some times our English Teacher would put us Beatles music(Eight Days A Week,Do You Want To Know A Secret, Yellow Submarine, Hello Gooodbye)

And my mother sometimes would put her Beatles Cassetes.

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles

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