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How You Got Into The Beatles
12 November 2015
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No idea how I missed this thread, sorry for the recap some of you:

My mother (I'm fairly sure) bought Beatles For Sale , with the Australian cover of them playing in Melbourne's Festival Hall, so that was a tangible first step but I didn't really listen to it properly for years. Born in the early 60's I do remember at the very least songs from Abbey Road and Let It Be played on the radio and at least one TV show featuring a glitter-covered hammer. I'd probably heard earlier songs but my only clear memories are of Here Comes The Sun , and particularly Long and Winding Road later. My parents (I blame my father this time) also collected really weird records that often featured Beatles covers such as some horrible James Last versions, Sergio Mendes and Moog Plays The Beatles (search the site, I think i put up the cover somewhere) and don't get me started on the Swingle Singers . Then there were the Blue and Red albums but for some reason we only got the Blue one and I missed out on the Red for many years. We also had another compilation of Beatles songs, Australia/New Zealand-only, called The Essential Beatles. It's a strange nonsensical collection which was my only source of some early and album tracks (like Norwegian Wood ).

So that was the extent of my Beatles knowledge until I left home at 18 and stayed with a friends family. They had ALL the records. Imagine listening to Rubber Soul , Revolver , Peppers and the White Album for the first time, at the same time! It was quite some time before I ventured into more of the catalogue but it definitely decided me to teach myself guitar and bass and play music myself. So, a semi-Beatley childhood and a massive overdose in my late teens, and I was hooked.

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I think there's a difference between liking their music and liking them as people. Their Mockers interview did me in. 

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8That is very true, and is probably what defines a Beatlemaniac as opposed to a casual fan. 

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23 November 2015
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I had known about these Beatles ever since I was a child, and had heard their music all growing up because of my parents.  

It wasn't until an acid trip a couple of years ago where I really opened my ears to them and began listening what they had to say, and hearing these insane sounds to go along with it. I was hooked for life! 

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I'm bored so that's why I'm here.

  I knew about the Beatles since I was just a little kid (Yellow Submarine movie mostly) but my dad didn't listen to anything but 70s Christian Rock, so I only knew the songs on Yellow Submarine .

  Sometimes when I was little my dad would sing I Want To Hold Your Hand to me when we had to cross the street, or randomly sing She Loves You . (He grew up with them and had all their albums.)

  Well, I took The White Album from someone's trash when I was 14 and listened to it (Oct. 31st. 2015). First listen I wasn't that impressed, only Birthday and Revolution 1 stuck with me.

  I had it up on my bedroom wall, for maybe 5 hours before my dad told me about the Paul Is Dead theory. I watched this video about it: https://youtu.be/gGGcBqrCguU and I was scared silly. Every night for a month I had horrible nightmares about Paul's ghost haunting the album and trying to kill me in my sleep. I almost threw the album away because of that. 

  Another month goes by and I decide to listen to it again, it sounded great and here I am.

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There wasn't a singular thing that got me into the band. The music was just always there. I was born a little over a year after they came to America, so Beatlemania was in full force. The music was playing everywhere, all the time. It just instilled itself in me.  I just grew up with the music in my life and don't know a day without it.

 

Also, Evangeline, thanks for posting that video. Now I'm immersed in yet another PID documentary that I hadn't seen! ahdn_paul_02

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I don't have a special or enlightening story. At first I wasn't that keen on the Beatles. Then, a few months before all the videos were taken off of YouTube, I binge watched I Wanna Hold Your Hand and then ate some fish (no chips). Quite traditional and British-y.

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22 May 2016
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I just realized that I answered this question 5 years, 362 days and 30 minutes ago. But who's counting?

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Zig said
I just realized that I answered this question 5 years, 362 days and 30 minutes ago. But who's counting?  

Certainly not me. Forgot you'd answered in the first place.

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The TV show when I was two.

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I got into the beatles heavily and inmediately after first listen, that's how it was :- )

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meanmistermustard said

Zig said
I just realized that I answered this question 5 years, 362 days and 30 minutes ago. But who's counting?  

Certainly not me. Forgot you'd answered in the first place.  

You weren't a member that long ago, so you really didn't forget. 

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Linde said
My parents. My dad was 9 when they split and my mom was 5

What age did they get married????   brian-epstein

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The youngest mom was 5 so maybe the day after Linde was born.

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Zig said
I just realized that I answered this question 5 years, 362 days and 30 minutes ago. But who's counting?  

Little Piggy Dragonguy said

You weren't a member that long ago, so you really didn't forget.   

Not sure what you mean - I've been a member of the Forum for more than 6 years now.

My little friend here taught me how to count to 6, so I ought to know.

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Zig said

Little Piggy Dragonguy said
You weren't a member that long ago, so you really didn't forget.   

Not sure what you mean - I've been a member of the Forum for more than 6 years now.

My little friend here taught me how to count to 6, so I ought to know.

Not sure what you mean - I was obviously talking to mmm in that post, but it's good to know you can count to six. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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So you were. I guess your quoting mmm quoting me threw me off. apple01

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That's okay, Zig. It happens. I probably should have deleted what you said, but I was too lazy at the time. 

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I hear ya - sometimes I feel like the king of lazy - too lazy to capitalize.

I'm just glad I didn't have to count to 7. a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Apologies for the misunderstanding.

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