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You know you're a hardcore Beatles fan when...
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Mimi
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27 May 2014 - 3.35pm

When someone asks you what your favorite band is, and you reply the Beatles, and then they ask about your second favorite, and you say the Quarry Men.

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We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians

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vonbontee
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27 May 2014 - 6.25pm

Necko said

...when you own the entire Beatles catalog on vinyl, 1987 CD, and 2009 remastered CD.

What, you don't have any on cassette or any other tape-playback format?

What are you, a BEATLES-HATER?! :)

meanmistermustard said

When seeing 747 you think immediately of I Want You (She's So Heavy) above anything else.

Ha, I've got certain song lengths memorized too, but my old vinyl gives "...Heavy" a length of 7:49 so I wouldn't have understood this without reading your explanation!

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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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When Im 64
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27 May 2014 - 7.40pm

Mimi said
When someone asks you what your favorite band is, and you reply the Beatles, and then they ask about your second favorite, and you say the Quarry Men.

That has happened, but I usually say Wings.

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If children are studying the 20th century, I'm in their text books.

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Mimi
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28 May 2014 - 2.51am

Today I got an assignment from my English teacher to write about racism in the 60s. There was a handwritten note attatched to the instructions for the assignment reading- "Amelia, (thats my real name, Mimi is a nickname) I know you have been given an oppurtunity to discuss the Beatles at length, but you MUST stay on topic. Mentions of the Fab Four will result in a significant loss of points."

 

I began by explaining the Beatles would not play to segregated audiences, and proceeded write a long, beautifully crafted essay with an occasional reference to Martin Luther King, while generally discussing the artistic merits of A Hard Days Night. 

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We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians

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parlance
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28 May 2014 - 3.02am

Your teacher should really be happy one of her students is keeping the flame alive.

parlance

Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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Mimi
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28 May 2014 - 3.14am

parlance said
Your teacher should really be happy one of her students is keeping the flame alive.

parlance

she does't see it that way apparently 

We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians

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parlance
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28 May 2014 - 3.32am

That reminds me, one year I kept turning in Duran Duran-themed assignments to my English teacher. But I was lucky her daughter was a Durannie, so they amused her to no end. She even read my Duranized Canterbury Tale out loud to the class.

You need to find out if your teacher has kids and if so, turn them into Beatle fans. ;->

parlance

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Beware of sadness. It can hit you. It can hurt you. Make you sore and what is more, that is not what you are here for. - George

Check out my fan video for Paul's song "Appreciate" at Vimeo or YouTube.

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vonbontee
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28 May 2014 - 2.29pm

Ha, I tried something similar with my senior year English teacher when I first got into Bob Dylan! I casually asked him one day if he was a fan - he was old enough to remember the '60s, maaan - and his face lit right up, he was so delighted that a student of his was interested in Dylan in 1986. We talked a bit, and he wound up lending me his copy of Blonde on Blonde (couldn't find it in my local crappy record stores). And when I wrote an assigned essay, I gave it a vaguely Dylanesque title and got a good grade!

Then I tried it a second time, and didn't get a very good mark at all! So I figured he'd caught on and I didn't try it again.

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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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unclegilly
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28 May 2014 - 9.44pm

When in London, I didn't recognize Buckingham palace when passing it, but knew I was near 3 Saville row even though the building was covered up for refurbishing.

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thisbirdhasflown
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29 May 2014 - 12.30pm

1. ...you graciously accept your best friend's Abbey Road T-shirt (even though you know it's second-hand, old and not-that-pleasant-smelling!)

2. ...You sing "Rule Britannia"  while in the bath!

3. ...You call yourself "thisbirdhasflown" even though your favorite Beatles song is not "Norwegian Wood"

4. ... you get extremely angry when you realize that no one in your music classroom knows all four names of the Beatles.

5. ...people ask you about the Queen of England, and you tell them "Her Majesty's a nice girl, but she doesn't have a lot to say!"

6. ...you buy all of the collections and greatest hits albums "just because"!

7. ...you realize that the Sgt. Pepper's album your friend gave you was the soundtrack for the movie, and you hunt him down.

8. ...when your parents ask,"Where do you wanna go to vacation for summer?" and you tell them "Every summer, we can rent a cottage in the Isle Of Wight, if it's not too dear."

Need I say more?

P.S. The Paulrus was Wal! a-hard-days-night-john-6

By hook or by crook, I'll be last in this book.

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Starr Shine?
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29 May 2014 - 12.33pm

ahdn_paul_06 Welcome to the forum thisbirdhasflown. If you wanna introduce yourself click the link in my signature

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thisbirdhasflown
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29 May 2014 - 12.48pm

Thank you, Annadog40.

Like I said earlier, "It's wonderful to be here! It's certainly a thrill!"a-hard-days-night-john-6

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AppleScruffJunior
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29 May 2014 - 3.25pm

The first thing you say when you get out of school for the summer:

"WE'RE OUT!"

And then you're slightly dissapointed that Can't Buy Me Love isn't playing :(

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thisbirdhasflown
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29 May 2014 - 3.42pm

The first thing you say when you get out of school for the summer: "WE'RE OUT!" And then you're slightly dissapointed that Can't Buy Me Love isn't playing :(

Sorry we hurt your field, mister!a-hard-days-night-paul-11

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vonbontee
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3 June 2014 - 3.40am

...CBC-TV has been advertising something called the "Beetle Road Trip", and everytime the commercial airs, you instinctively drop what you're doing and look up at the TV when the announcer utters that word (happened to me three times in as many days!)

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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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thisbirdhasflown
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3 June 2014 - 8.09pm

...CBC-TV has been advertising something called the "Beetle Road Trip", and everytime the commercial airs, you instinctively drop what you're doing and look up at the TV when the announcer utters that word (happened to me three times in as many days!)

I don't know 'cause I don't watch CBC-TV!a-hard-days-night-ringo-4

By hook or by crook, I'll be last in this book.

kristin170892
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4 June 2014 - 9.09pm

You really want to travel to Liverpool if you don't live there.

One of your biggest dreams is to meet Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

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MrMoonlight
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4 June 2014 - 9.10pm

...when you want to start losing your vision so you can use John Lennon's How I Won The War-style glasses without looking like a hipster.

I'm sad that I have perfect vision.

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Starr Shine?
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4 June 2014 - 11.28pm

ahdn_paul_06 If only we could trade vision then you could have his glasses for both Reading and Far away!

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5 June 2014 - 6.46am

When you are at a Barry Gibb concert and he starts singing "when they all should let us be" and you start singing Let It Be.

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