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How You Got Into The Beatles
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1 November 2010
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VeraChuckandDave said:

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" .


This statement leaves me completely confused. You listened to the Stones, AC/DC and Kiss, and yet you thought The Beatles were 'fags'? Did you never see Jagger mincing around onstage, or Kiss in their makeup?

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Welcome Getting Better!! (nice nick)

 

I'm Mithveaen from Mexico.... where are you from???

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… 

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Getting Better said:

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.


I'm not the only one! (cheers) 

I've been thinking of a semi-related topic...

What song "got you?" ("I'll Get You..." hint hint)

For me, it was definitely "Paperback Writer." 

We had been playing our Favorite Game on the Wii (B:RB) and were looking for new songs to play. (Remember, the Beatles were relatively new to us and we had been playing "Yellow Submarine" over and over again.) We found "Paperback Writer." When I heard the opening harmonies, I literally fell in love. 

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 I would say I Want To Hold Your Hand or Paper Back Writer.

So you also have it for wii? i rememeber it was a huge problem getting a guitar to play it

Did you also play it with another person? I did with my mother( she would play bass or vocals) the ironic part is that she would be the one that would say "let`s play another song" and our time playing would extend and also she was the one that would put the music a bit louder than me

P.S( insert Beatles song name) I would get a bit jealous with my mom because she always was the good one with vocals and the worst part is that most of the time i knew the lyrics much better

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles

And i buried Tulio!

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mithveaen said:

Welcome Getting Better!! (nice nick)

 

I'm Mithveaen from Mexico.... where are you from???


Thanks for the complement, it is one of my favorite songs

a-hard-days-night-john-1( I usually never use smiley`s for anything under no circumstances but being beatles smiley`s i could make an exception)

John, Paul, George and Ringo= The Beatles

And i buried Tulio!

10 November 2010
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My earliest memory? Um... hmm. Probably me mum playing Abbey Road on the ipod as I did my homework ("Octopus's Garden" in particular comes to mind).

When I actually got hooked is a diffeent story entirely. 4th December, 2009 at approximately 9:00 p.m. I was preparing a Powerpoint Presentation on Archimedes (I probably still have a copy of it), and needed some music. I was also must have been making another slideshow, but I can't recall the specifics for that one. Anyways, for 'Archimedes' I needed a tune about death for the final scene (he was murdered either by an angry mod or soldiers... accounts vary). The word 'goodbye' seemed fitting... I came up with "Hello Goodbye" by Paul McCartney, Back in the U.S. Live 2002. The song added an element of humor, and I liked the melody overall. When I read the artist's name I thought, "Hey, that McCartney bloke... wasn't he from the Beatles?" Really the only song I knew by them was "Hey Jude", so I searched for that and, lo and behold! Macca had recorded that on his 2002 tour as well!

That night changed everything. Two days later (the 6th) was my first written acknowledgement of their existence (umm...yeah, I really do hold this sort of stuff sacred). I listed new interests, and put the Fabs as one of them. Within ten days I was scouring the house for images and digging around my Dad's tape collection for their albums (Abbey Road, Revolver, Anthology 1 and the first few tracks off the Red Album were all I found).

Ever since, I've been smitten with the Liverpool lads.

I celebrate December 6th as Beatles Day, which doesn't make me weird at all...a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Wow.. congrats in connecting Archimides and Hello Goodbye, well done CranberrySauce!!  a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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… 

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It probably started for me when I was about 6. My mum and dad had the number 1 compilation album. I remember I started listening to it on a CD walkman (!) and not going to bed until really late because I didn't want to stop listening.

The next christmas my brother got me Sgt Peppers, and then I slowly began collecting the albums. I think it wasn't until I was about 12 that I first started realising how incredible they actually were. The past four years have overall been pretty rubbish, and The Beatles' music has helped me through alot. They just mean so much to me.

I've also managed to write this on a phone in the middle of a lesson, pretty proud of that to be honest!

"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

"When I cannot sing my heart, I can only speak my mind."

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I need to rethink my original answer to this question because I recently had an epiphany.

I was born in November 1963 and when I did the math I thought, "hey - The Beatles first # 1 song (in the U.K.) and I were both released at about the same time!"

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I don't know when I was *technically* first introduced to them, as my dad was a real music lover when I was growing up, and he owned lots of records, including The White Album, Magical Mystery Tour, and Abbey Road. He also had "Hey Jude" on tape, which I guess was a mish-mash of Past Masters and what had been cut off A Hard Day's Night (?).

I remember being young and impressionable 🙂 during the summer of 1987 (also known as the 20th anniversary of the Summer of Love, and it being "20 years ago today" that the Sgt. Pepper album came out.) I have a friend from way back who is a few years older than me. She owned that album, and I must have driven her nuts asking her to play it over and over and over when I visited her home. This is probably how I got introduced to the early Beatles, so I could expand my horizons, as it were, and she just hear something ELSE. For once. 🙂 She also introduced me to A Hard Day's Night, and I was just thrilled and amazed that it seemed like no matter the album, they were almost like a different band.

And while when I like something, I LIKE it, there was a point in school where all the cool kids got into them a couple years later and I stepped away from them for a bit because I couldn't understand how these kids could be really shallow and materialistic and yet like the Beatles. It didn't make sense to me. But I never outright dropped them. I just tried to find a more modern band I could like just as well. But The Beatles are timeless. Jesus Jones, maybe not so much. 🙂

I'm really pleased to see so many of you come on board because of Rock Band. A lot of people derided the recent "introduction" of The Beatles to iTunes, but even though it sounds so anti-climactic to me, I realize because it's not for *me*, but rather for someone like my 11 year old nephew.

 

Anyways, cheers!

"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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My Beatlemania started when i heard "Here Comes The Sun" and i instantly fell in love with the song so then i just started hearing a bunch of Beatles song and bam! Beatlemania!! Although i should have started hearing them earlier since my dad always had owned some of their albums...im ashamed a-hard-days-night-ringo-13 

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I remember when that happened.  I was 11 or around there, so 2004ish?  Anyways, I had gone to work with my mom for the day, and on the way home, instead of turning the radio on, she put in the White Album.  After the first song, I asked her, "Who's this?" because I loved it so much.  After that, it gets fuzzier, but I'm guessing I listened to the rest of the album.  She never did that again, probably because after I discovered the Beatles, I went through a phase of obsessively listening to them all day. a-hard-days-night-john-6  It took about a year or so before I listened to anything else...

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2002.  I did a school project on John Lennon.  At the time, I was only listening to The Beach Boys and Elvis.

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Last year (2010) I totally got into The Beatles. Had to do a School-Project and I chose the Fab Four as Subject. I got an A. a-hard-days-night-john-6 Wanted to get all their Songs and now I have all their Albums plus some other (Past Masters, 1).

 

I liked them before though; sometimes (in 08-09) I listened to "She Loves You", "Yesterday", "Help!" and "Let It Be" all the Time. Now I'm obsessed with them.

I GOT BLISTERS ON MY FINGERS!

 

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Mine started in either late 2008 or early 2009 when I first watched Across The Universe. I know a lot of people didn't like it, but I fell in love with it. I thought the cinematography was amazing and I loved the actors. Then there were the songs. I didn't like every song they did. But there were a couple that just stuck to me like glue, "Strawberry Fields Forever", "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "Happiness Is A Warm Gun, "I've Just Seen a Face." So after listening to the soundtrack the millionth time, I decided to actually listen to the real songs starting with SFF and I've Just Seen a Face. And I just keep listening to more and more songs. Then I saw the opening sequence to Beatles Rock Band and though I didn't even know a lot of songs at the time I told myself I was gonna get it (and I did). I spent the summer of 09 learning everything I could about them. I bought my first Beatles album in November of 09 (the White Album). Since then I have got my brother on the Beatles as well as some of my friends. 

 

a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-george-8a-hard-days-night-paul-7a-hard-days-night-ringo-10

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 See guys? Making your students read or research about the Beatles pay off!!! a-hard-days-night-john-6a-hard-days-night-john-6

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… 

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Well, my first expirence with them was watching The Parent Trap when I was very little and Here Comes The Sun played and I absoulutly loved the song, even though I didn't know who sang it. But my true Beatlemaina started last year when one of my facebook friends posted Imagine by John Lennon on his wall. Even though it isn't even a Beatles song, I saw links on Youtube to Beatles songs and just fell in love with them! Cannot imagine life without them!

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Nigel the good dog said:

 Cannot imagine life without them!


That's how most of us on the forum are.

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

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MeanMrs.Mustard said:

Nigel the good dog said:

 Cannot imagine life without them!


That's how most of us on the forum are.

Yay! I have found the perfect forum for me then!
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It's tremendous to see how The Beatles are still so strong and appealing even to this day.

Once hooked, always hooked. No matter how old OR young.

My collection of recordings grows daily, and I probably have got more than 5 or 6 hundred Beatles' recordings to date.

It's endless......  a-hard-days-night-paul-4a-hard-days-night-john-4a-hard-days-night-paul-9a-hard-days-night-george-9

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