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Title: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The End on April 08, 2004, 05:14:57 PM
When did you first hear of The Beatles? Was it through their films or maybe a track you heard on the radio? What makes their music so special to you? Can you remember what it was that suddenly made you think "wow"?

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Post by: on April 08, 2004, 05:25:25 PM
I can't remember exactly what age I was when I first heard of the Beatles. I do recall sitting watching a special on them with my parents when I was nine years old. I didn't start to listen to them until I was sixteen. My Social Studies class was doing a project on how things change over time and my friend and I chose to do music. I put together a compilation tape together of songs from the 50s to the 90s. I borrowed the Beatles "1962-1966" cassette from the library and I didn't even know what one song to put on my tape because there were so many that I liked. I finally chose "A Hard Day's Night" and "Yesterday". I got 100% on the tape :) I kept the Beatles cassette from the library for a while afterwards and made my own copy of  songs I liked. Then I was obsessed.
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Post by: The End on April 08, 2004, 05:30:03 PM
Great story Colleen :)

I MUST remember to write on my own threads!!!! I haven't written anything about Free As A Bird/Real Love yet! Stoopid boy! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Patton on April 08, 2004, 06:44:52 PM
My dad brought me into the world of the Beatles when he bought me 1. I was a oldies fan and i knew some Beatles songs from the radio but i wasn't really into them. My dad bought me 1 because he knea i liked oldies and he liked the Beatles and He thought I would to. And What do you know I did. I was inspired by there music. It was different from the traditional oldies. so I got more and more albums to learn more about them. Know i'm a massive fan and whant to know all i can.
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Post by: Wayne L. on April 08, 2004, 07:10:11 PM
I first became aware of the Beatles becoming a fan listening to them on the radio in the backseat of my parent's car when I was 5 years old way back in 69 even though I didn't know their history & their classic rock albums until 76 during Paul's US tour. 
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Post by: SirMorgoth on April 09, 2004, 02:44:24 AM
i have the beatles in my blood!! my father used to listen to it since im a baby, and i never stoped listening to them after that!!!
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Post by: Anderson Council on April 09, 2004, 10:38:28 PM
I was a teenager in the 80's and one thing I could not stand was the music.  It still drives me crazy when I hear it.  I have an older sister that I should be thankful for.  I went through her cassette tape collection one day and took some albums. Among them were some zeppelin and sabbath etc. The albums I found that changed my life in music was The Beatle's White Album and Pink Floyd's Dark side of the moon.To this day these to bands remain and will remain my most favorites!!!
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Post by: Bruno on April 10, 2004, 12:40:07 AM
when I was 10 or 11 my father bought Anthology 2 as a gift for my mother and the rest is history...

I used to listen anthology 2 hours and hours.The song that got me hooked up first was Help! and then Yesterday.
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Post by: tkitna on April 10, 2004, 12:45:03 AM
7 yrs old and my sister had the 62' to 66' double red album. I listened, I loved, I bought.
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Post by: on April 10, 2004, 04:43:54 AM
Weird...my post never showed up from yesterday.
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Post by: Ssarah on April 10, 2004, 03:08:28 PM
I grew up with them.
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Post by: on April 10, 2004, 05:15:02 PM
In Liverpool???

;-)
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Post by: Patton on April 12, 2004, 01:43:55 PM
[quote by=misterchaz link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1081444497,s=11 date=1081617302]In Liverpool???

;-)[/quote]

I'm jelous! ??)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: John@work on April 12, 2004, 09:44:47 PM
I first heard "Hey Jude" on my sisters box record player.  I remember watching the green apple spinning round and round.  I can't remember how many times I continued to play my sister's 45.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Patton on April 13, 2004, 12:16:13 AM
[quote by=George_Fan link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1081444497,s=14 date=1081814887]A Friend thought I'd like them because he knew I liked oldies. I had heard some of there songs but wasn't really into them. So I bought the Red and Blue collections and really liked them. I really liked the songs by George and know he's my favorite artist.[/quote]

What's your fav song.
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Post by: GOAT2G on May 01, 2004, 07:37:31 PM
My mum sent for Rubber Soul on CD cos she had got rid of all her vinyl and it just got played here and there. I was about 10 or something and it remains my favourite album!
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Post by: on May 05, 2004, 06:18:36 PM
Oh the person i should be thankful to is my fathers brother-in-law.
One summer when i was 12 i stayed with him and my fathers sister for three weeks while my parents were in Denmark.
He is the massivest Beatle fan i know (apart from me :P)
I of course had heard them before but never wondered who they were...

And he was listening to the song Strawberry Fields Forever, i asked him: What is this? And he said: The Beatles!
I went just WOOOOWWWWWW are there any other good songs made by them?
And then he showed me his collection!!

Since than, i listen to The Beatles every single day!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Joost on May 12, 2004, 08:42:18 PM
How can you "discover" the Beatles??

You can discover less well known artists like Elliott Smith (and you should, dammit!), but the Beatles are everywhere, it's almost impossible to not have known them ever since your early childhood (unless you're 50+ of course).
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Post by: Joost on May 12, 2004, 08:47:49 PM
So anyway, I've known the Beatles for as long as I can think back... But I'll tell you how I went from just liking the Beatles to becoming a real fan...

For some reason I have this thing for outtakes, demos, unreleased live tracks and stuff like that, so when I found a cheap second hand copy of "Anthology 2" somewhere I got it and then listened to it almost non-stop for at least a week. Because I didn't know half of the songs on it I of course wanted to check out then how the final versions of all these songs sounded, so I checked out the regular albums and became a fan.
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Post by: bryan on May 16, 2004, 04:22:56 AM
i heard of them from my teacher
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Patton on May 16, 2004, 04:24:44 AM
Wow that's a new one.
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Post by: Sondra on May 16, 2004, 08:49:29 PM
The Beatles were always there. From birth. I always knew of them and loved them. Maybe The Yellow Submarine was the first time I saw them. Who knows. They used to play it every 4th of July.  I just cannot remember a time when I didn't know about them. I used to torture my friends talking about them endlessly! Well, Paul is WAY cuter than Andy Gibb! (My friends 70's heart throb)
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Post by: Beatle Ed on May 17, 2004, 09:26:23 AM
1995 beatles anthology, my parents forced me to tape it for them. I didn't want to cus I didn't want anything to to with that friggin "old" band. Now I love them more than My parents do!!
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Post by: mccann on May 24, 2004, 10:24:07 AM
I first discovered them on all the news coverage on the day John got killed. I remember watching TV and thinking , when I saw footage of them, that I would like to do that. Totally changed my life forever.
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Post by: Frightwolf on May 26, 2004, 10:21:20 PM
It's a long story, and a lot of you don't actually READ the stories anyhoo, but please stick with me:

At first I was a casual fan.  Heck, I liked the Beach Boys way better than the Beatles.  I also did not know what they were about -- I only knew of Ticket to Ride, Hello Goodbye, Penny Line, Come Together, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Your Gonna Lose that Girl, Twist and Shout, A Hard Day's Night, and Yellow Submarine, their most popular ones or ones I just heard.  I didn't even know Mr. Postman, I Shoulda Known Better, and Eight Days a Week were sung by the Beatles!

That said, I watched a Beatles commercial advertising a CD they were selling.  I listened to a portion of Let It Be being played, and I had also heard my friend playing it on piano weeks prior.  I thought it sounded nice, so I found a recording of it and played it.  My God, it was beautiful.  I let it repeat about 10 times until I fell in love with that song and, more importantly, Macca.

Eventually, I came across that 60IF Paul is Dead site with "Undeniable Proof that Paul McCartney was really replaced by a lookalike", and got really freaked out: Could Let It Be be sung by an imposter?!?!?! Nooo! *ahem* Anyhoo, I eventually downloaded Beatles videos off KaZaa (including Let It Be), and became interested in the songs, so I found CDs of those songs and fell in love with them.  Then I had this dumb idea that all songs on Let It Be would be great ballads like the aforementioned song, so I looked for songs off that album.  The country thing took me a month to get over (I now love songs like Get Back), but I did listen to The Long and Winding Road and thought it was incredible.  I searched for PID clues in the songs and came across more and more songs, and now I am a fanatic with 2 Beatles shirts, an Abbey Road frame in my room, and a sketch of one of their photo shoots.

The Beatles rule :)
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Post by: NGM on May 26, 2004, 10:45:01 PM
My uncle played them at a party. Loved em ever since.
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Post by: GL on June 02, 2004, 01:37:25 AM
I was aware of the Beatles for quite some time, but I didn't really get into them until a few years ago when my parents bought the White Album on CD, since they used to listen to it on LP all the time, but they didn't have it anymore.  Anyway, listening to that, as well as my cousin's Abbey Road CD and "1" compilation got me into them.
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Post by: pc31 on June 02, 2004, 03:33:59 AM
i bought some bubble gum cards..........
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Post by: ringorama on June 06, 2004, 03:02:02 AM
Well, my mom became a Beatles fan god knows when, but since before I was born. So I grew up with the Beatles. Since I could talk I've been singing Beatles songs, and I grew up being told that Paul McCartney was god's gift to the world (lol, my mom REALLY likes Paul)-I now disagree with that, but we wont go there! But anyway, my friend's sister from youth group went to London and got her this Beatle's purse, and my friend was talking about it and was like "I don't even like the beatles so i'll probably give it back to her" and I was like "I'll buy it off you!" I ended up getting it for free, but then I was at the library looking at movies and I ran across Help! so I rented it. That really made me become a huge Beatles fan.  ;D
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Post by: on June 07, 2004, 12:08:11 PM
I guess Beatles had been in my life years before I became interested. One day I was browsing for a CD and there is was, Beatles 1. I must have listened to it 5 times that day.  I was hooked, especially after I got a hold of Rubber Soul.
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Post by: Bacchus on June 07, 2004, 03:28:42 PM
Back in 80 when i was 12 or so,john lennon was shot.I knew who the beatles were because my brothers and sister would listen to them ,so i had been exposed to them at an early age but wasn't yet listening to music.But once lennon was shot it woke me up musically and i became aware and went out and bought all the beatle albums that i could.I would come home from school and shut the door and listen to them over and over.the first album I ever bought was  67-70 with blue vinyl.
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Post by: Taxgirl on June 10, 2004, 10:59:17 AM
I was around 8 when I first saw "Help". It immediately made me a Beatles fan.
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Post by: scoopdogg73 on June 10, 2004, 06:40:52 PM
My oldest brother was a huge beatles fan. He was able to turn a few of us siblings on to this beatle thing.  My mother actually loves them as well-which is odd if you ever knew my mother.  So, all my life I've known quite a bit about the beatles, being that my oldest brother was my idol.  I listened to everything he had to say about them and listened to the lps continuously.  I really didn't become a "fan" until i was around 16 (the rebellious years of my youth).  The "hair band" music of that time period didn't satisfy my rebel attitude. The Poisons and Def Leppards were too fake and cookie-cutter.  The beatles were REAL.  I would get lost in "Sgt. Pepper" and "the white album".  I actually first learned about hallucinogenic drugs through the beatles.  Didn't know what LSD was until reading about the misconception of "Lucy in the Sky..."  Anyway, I could ramble on forever about the beatles.  That's my story!
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Post by: Rowdy on June 11, 2004, 12:45:33 PM
I had heard bits and pieces from the band....one day, I decided to purchase Abbey Road....unfortunately, it led to an addiction that I'm sure the rest of you all suffer as well.
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Post by: Stratford on June 15, 2004, 03:18:22 PM
Strangely, I've always been familiar with 60s music from my mother, who felt the music died not long after - but still, she very, very seldom listened to the Beatles, therefore I wasn't very familiar with them neither. I knew the odd solo-McCartney singel and a few Beatles standards, but nothing big.

When I was about 9 years old we had this silly music teacher who was also a big Beatles fan - he taught us about the Paul is Dead hoax, and you can believe me when I tell you that is a great way to scare the wits out of 9 year olds! :o

Speaking of teachers, I remember fondly a teacher I had a few years down the line who cared passionately about music, Beatles included. He played us Blackbird and told us to feel and love each chord, each syllable... It quite opened my eyes to how great and influential music can really be. I'm very grateful to that teacher learning me to really recognise wonderful music.
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Post by: Vintage Wine on June 17, 2004, 02:58:25 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie.!  So glad to find a good Beatles site!

I'm a child of the late 60's, so the Beatles were still active and recording when I was born.  I vividly remember their breakup in 1970.  Some family friends had teenagers at the time who were in love with The Beatles and had their entire rooms covered in Beatles posters and played "The White Album" all the time.
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Post by: bizmopeen on June 18, 2004, 08:10:26 PM
I had always known about thier music, but starngely enough, it was Beatles cartoon reruns in the late 70's when I was in junior high that really got me turned onto them.  I bought a copy of "Yesterday and Today" and haven't looked back since...
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Post by: ben on June 20, 2004, 03:09:01 PM
when i was eleven or twelve, but obviously on december 8th, i heard a special about them on the radio in memoriam johns dying day. and when magical mystery tour came aloud i wasn't able to close my mouth. so i decided to become a beatles fan! this is my first love, still burning!
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Post by: number14 on June 20, 2004, 09:40:52 PM
I went to an impersenator of the Beatles and i loved the music so i went and bought cd's and listened to them over and over again. good thing i went to the impersenator concert, i probably wouldve never liked the beatles. before that i didnt like them at all.
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Post by: Sondra on June 20, 2004, 10:11:36 PM
I can't remember a specific time or thing that got me into the Beatles. I just always rememer loving them. Maybe I saw the Yellow Submarine or Help when I was little and got hooked. They used to actually play those movies on t.v. But who knows. They are so EVERYWHERE it's hard not to get exposed to them at a very early age. I know six year olds that can tell you the history of the Beatles. I think I was one of them. How I came to be that way I cannot remember! I think Paul's face had a lot to do with it though. ;)
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Post by: Pepper on June 25, 2004, 01:03:21 PM
There is an radio transmitter (is this word right? I found it in a dictionary!?) which my parents listend to since I was born. Some day they made a competion between the fans of the Beatles and the fans of the Rolling Stones. It went on some weeks. I got curious and began to enjoy the fact, that they played much music of these two bands. Of couse I noticed that I like the Beatles music best and decided to buy "No. 1" (it was new this time). How you can image: after some times I listend to this music I couldn't stop doing that. ;D
Later I realised that there were songs I loved before I became a fan - there was a cover version of "michelle", the melodie if "Hey Jude" and "Yesterday" on our keyboard and some other things like that that made me a Beatles fan before I was indeed.
Sometimes I think it was destiny that I bought this record. ;)
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Post by: Val on June 25, 2004, 07:44:36 PM
I was standing on the stage in Junior High School and all these girls were screaming and squealing behind me on the gym floor about "beatles," ha ha (?)  I listened to their songs and saw that first album cover.  I was hooked too.
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Post by: Pbg on June 28, 2004, 04:05:23 PM
Like many have said here, I can't remember a specific occasion that got me into the Beatles, I've liked them since my childhood. My mother was a big Beatles fan in her youth, so I guess I've inherited my interest in the band from her.
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Post by: beatlegirl200 on June 29, 2004, 10:22:16 PM
I was 8 and a friend of my sister's was playing Love Me Do.  The next week, I saw them on the tv show Entertainment Tonight and thought they were cute.  I asked my mom about them and from then on, they have been my obsession. 
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Post by: Billy Shears on August 12, 2004, 05:49:12 PM
i saw them on Ed when i was 4...my older cousins were having fits, i coulda cared less....the first time i really noticed beatle music was around 1968, i was 9, my friends older sister baby sat us, and we always heard rubber soul, and a stack of 45's....we " stole" these treasures and began wearing them out daily...my birthday came up and i asked for the "new" beatles album, abbey road.....then i bought them backwards, and was amazed at every album...i don't know how many times i said " wow, i didn't know they did that"....through out the 70's, i was a "beatlefreak".....collected stuff ever since
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Post by: Indica on August 12, 2004, 10:08:52 PM
Listening to My Cousins No 1 CD, something just clicked.
After listening to the No1 constantly for a few months, my friends dad had a handful of albums..Revolver, Rubber Soul, Abbey Road..Peppers..I didnt know what to expect, and was hoping it would be the same calibre...after absorbing each album..and being amazed, I got this Discography..with every album on (including compilations)...after that, Ive collected magazines and books plus DVD's...

The Beatles are..the greatest Band ever.
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Post by: Olly on August 12, 2004, 10:55:06 PM
i got a copy of "help" for my seventh birthday, the beatles have been a part of me ever since.
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Post by: Mairi on August 12, 2004, 11:19:08 PM
I always knew about the Beatles. How can you not know about them?! But my dad was a Beatles fan and he used to sing Yellow Submarine and Lucy in the Sky to me when I was a baby.
I got into The Beatles about two years ago, when I was on Kazaa downloading some of their most famous tunes (Can't Buy Me Love, Twist and Shout, etc.) And I realized, "Wow! These guys have a lot of songs!" I downloaded a few and liked them, so I decided to ask my dad about them. Turns out he was a fan and he taught me everything he knew about them. I went out and bought the 67-70 compilation and loved it to pieces and then my dad gave me his copy of Revolver. My guitar tecaher is a BEATLEMANIAC to the extreme, and she told me about her Beatley experiences in the sixties (she actually won a contest and got to see them live... lucky duck) and that just fed my obsession. So I went on buying the albums in no particular order. Oh, might I add, I also fell in love with Macca.
So now everyone at school knows me as "That girl who loves The Beatles" and some of my classmates have taken to calling me "Lady Mairi McCartney" as a joke. (blush)

Well, I'm sure no one's interested in this, so I'm going to stop rambling now
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Post by: on November 12, 2004, 08:58:04 PM
Watching a Simpsons episode when the old people are set free by Bart and they run through the field to a cover of Can't Buy Me Love. I really liked the song and from then its just flowered.
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Post by: Lostio on December 16, 2004, 04:45:59 PM
Well, I'm 13 right now and it was at 12 I found out about the great Beatles, at the 8th of December.

As you wall know, December 8th was the day John Lennon was murdered. So, I went to the living room and my dad was watching a news report about a dedicatory to John Lennon and I noticed the videoclip of his song "Imagine" was playing. I immediately recognized the song, because once my father put it on his computer and I really liked it, having him put the song in my computer as well and I've been hearing it regularly ever since.

So, I asked my dad what the news report was about and he said it was about a dedicatrory to John Lennon, so I decided to watch it for a while.

Then, the news reporter mentioned 'ex-Beatle' when refering to John Lennon. I asked my dad what an ex-Beatle was and he said it was a term that meant John Lennon once used to be in a famous band called the Beatles. The next thing he decided to do changed my life. "Here, I'll show you a CD of them."

That CD was a PC CD-ROM where Every. Single. Song. of the Beatles was. He pointed out his personal favorite Beatles song, which was "Octopus' Garden" and I loved it. I started listening to it frequently, but after a while I decided to change songs and searched other songs that were there.

Since the songs were divided in albums, I opened the one my father said was a "greatest hits" album of the Beatles - The Red and Blue Albums.

After that, it was magic. I started looking at the rest of the songs, loved most of them and bingo - the Beatles had become my favorite band.
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Post by: Mairi on December 16, 2004, 04:51:46 PM
[quote by=Jake link=Blah.pl?b=cc,m=1081444497,s=49 date=1100293084]Watching a Simpsons episode when the old people are set free by Bart and they run through the field to a cover of Can't Buy Me Love. I really liked the song and from then its just flowered.[/quote]

That's where I heard Can't Buy Me Love too!

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Post by: Polly on December 16, 2004, 09:18:28 PM
Since infancy. Their music was always played in my home, and my mother just instilled that in me.
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Post by: Paperbackwriter on December 16, 2004, 10:32:17 PM
I was 14, when my 3 years elder cousin played the red album (1962 - 1966) to me, and I was immediately infected by the "Beatle bacillus". I remember, after recording the record on to cassette, I played that tape round and round every day. It's still today, when I play a regular Beatle album , for example Help, that I'm irritated, when the follow up song is not the one, which would follow on the red album line up. I'm shure, you know what I mean.......
From that day on, I was into Beatles, and time after time, I collected all albums. By luck, we had a good record dealer in my hometown, so that I began to collect bootlegs in the 70'ies, I'm glad, to have today, because they are rare.
I also remember, that my room in my parent's house was totally postered with Beatles photos, one day I got a life-sized poster, which I was really proud of.(smile)
Today, Idon't have posters of course, but I love the music so much, that it helps me sometimes, when I'm not in good mood, but also gives me a good feeling, when I'm in good mood. It's like an accompaniment of my life, and will be as long as I live, I'm shure of.
That's my story so far, Klaus
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Post by: Lucy In The Sky on December 17, 2004, 12:26:47 AM
I knew their famous songs when I was little like yellow submarine, octopus's garden, Merry Xmas (war is over) and such but I only got really into them at the start of the year. I put one of my brothers CDs on, Abbey Road, and I got hooked immediately.
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Post by: Paperbackwriter on December 17, 2004, 12:57:31 AM
I have to add something I forgot to mention, but that's important for me. I'm a guitar player, and the only reason, when I started learning guitar was THE BEATLES, although I don't play Beatles stuff today, except we're having party with acoustic guitars.....
Klaus
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Post by: Indica on December 17, 2004, 10:50:31 AM
I picked the bass up because of the 'Beatle-Sound'
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Post by: Paperbackwriter on December 17, 2004, 11:06:41 AM
Hey IndicaWalrus,

which bass you play, did you get a Hoefner Bass ? Il ike that bass, it's so easy to handle, I played it several times and I liked it much, although it's sound isn't that modern.
The only problem is it's semi-acoustic kind of being built, because of some feedback-problems you can get in the rehearshal room, playing with a loud band. But it works.
Klaus
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Post by: Paperbackwriter on December 17, 2004, 11:09:44 AM
PS : The Rickenbaker, Paul used since "Pepper" is a fine instrument too, did you check that out ?
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Post by: Indica on December 17, 2004, 11:49:23 AM
Well, my first bass was a mock-Hofner, as the real article is way to expensive.
I went for image over sound, which was the wrong decision, but you learn from your mistakes.
I now have a Fender P bass, which is one bulky tank of a bass, but has a great sound.

Im gonna save up for the RickenBacker Bass*..its just such a great instrument..looks and sound! :)
I think Paul used the Rickenbacker on some of Revolver too, he couldn't resist its charms in the studio.
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Post by: Paperbackwriter on December 18, 2004, 03:01:45 PM
You're absolutely right, I just read in MARK LEWISON'S "THE COMPLETE BEATLES RECORDING SESSIONS" that Paul used the Rickenbaker bass for the first time recording PAPERBACK WRITER:
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Post by: Indica on December 18, 2004, 03:17:12 PM
 :)

Yeah, the Rickenbacker sounded too good, but he still used the Hofner at gigs, for that iconic status.
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Post by: Paperbackwriter on December 18, 2004, 03:49:28 PM
I guess, he used the Hoefner on stage, because he was used to it's easy handling. If you ever tried singing and playing bass simultaneously, you'll understand his preference.
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Post by: Will Campbell on December 21, 2004, 11:49:06 PM
This is a great thread btw......

My mum used to work some nights and my dad and I would lie on a rug on the floor, listening to the turntable.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: ewomack on December 22, 2004, 06:43:24 AM
It's amazing that the Beatles keep getting rediscovered by every new generation. I didn't grow up with the Beatles and knew nearly nothing of them until I started reading Rolling Stone's "Best Albums of All Times" lists. Then I saw song titles that I could hum, saw images I'd seen before, and suddenly had an epiphany: "AHHH! SO THAT'S WHAT THE FUSS IS ALL ABOUT!!!" Then I went out and bought everything and found myself obsessed. I read the good and bad biographies, watched the good and bad movies, started playing guitar and learned how to play loads of their songs (but was never able to convince any band I played in to take on a Beatles' song). In college the band I was in went into a recording studio, and the engineer explained all of the now industry accepted recording techniques that originated with the Beatles (and George Martin, of course). Strangely, my parents were the right age to have been fans, but never took the plunge. They had never even heard the White Album until I played it in my bedroom as a teenager, decades after its release. My dad once came in to my room and said "Who's this playing?" I said "The Beatles" and he couldn't believe it. "When did they get so strange?" he asked. I think I was playing The White Album or Magical Mystery Tour. I barely remember the day Lennon was shot, but I remember some of our neighbors being horribly distraught. I think I was playing with Legos when it came on the news. Little did I know...

So, I found them purely by accident, but it would have happened in some way shape or form anyway. An inevitable accident, you could say. I still hear kids much younger than me talking about them - they have apparently had the same accident I had. I also have a very young cousin who painted the words to "Strawberry Fields Forever" on her bedroom wall. The Beatles are her favorite band at an age when she should be listening to Britney Spears or some other such goop. See, there is hope.

Ed Womack

http://www.getmilked.com
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: TurnMeOnDeadman on December 22, 2004, 06:57:13 AM
Nice, well said story ewomack...I discovered The Beatles when my sister was playing them in her car one day, when she 1st bought Beatles 1...and Ive only heard Here Comes The Sun and Yellow Submarine

I listened to the whole CD and suddenly I was obsessed...I couldnt stop listening to that CD..then I told my freind I never knew how good they were, then he played me Sgt Pepper at his house...and I never knew how good this band was, and THANK GOD i discovered them...or I would still be listening to Blink 182 crap
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: strawb3rryfi3ldsfor3ver on December 22, 2004, 05:45:01 PM
Hm. I've always, y'know, appreciated the Beatles, but now I <3 them. ^-^;;

I had a friend who was into them, and she kept showing me pictures of them and telling me to look at sites. We had this after-school rehearsal for a play, and we'd have to walk to another school -- so, out of boredom, i'd bring my CD player. She took her CDs and had me listen to whatever songs off of 1/Sgt. Pepper's/Magical Mystery Tour she liked at the time. Our little "group" would stop off at this ice cream store and hang out in between...there was this jukebox full of all kinds of oldies CDs. "Yellow Submarine" was played almost constantly. XDDD;

So, a few months later -- summer vacation. I'm sittin' in my room, bored. And songs keep popping into my head. Next CD I got -- just because those songs were grating on my nerves because I didn't know them -- was 1. At first, I was thinking -- why did I want this, anyway?

After listening to the CD a few times for a couple days, I was a hopeless addict. XD My friend kept showing me different sites and I was just...obsessing like mad. I rented Help! from the library. Fell in love with it. Got the soundtrack.

...and to save time -- the rest was history.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on December 22, 2004, 08:08:50 PM
I remember I was watching TV and A Hard Days Night came on and I have no idea as to why I felt the need to watch it but I did and the whole time I was watching it I was so intrigued with them and It was also very entertaining. From the moment that movie finished, the obsession started and once you catch the beatles bug it never goes away. The very first song I had ever heard by the Beatles was Across the Universe, which to this day is my all time favorite Beatles song. When you listen to a beatles album for the very first time, its quite a magical night.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Lenny Pane on December 23, 2004, 12:03:19 PM
i would say about 25 years ago.. my mothers Brother gave me a 45 Single which was Helter skelter / got to get you into my life.. im not 100% sure if the B'side was get you into my life, maybe someone here could confirm that for me...im sure the cover was green and white.. then he gave me the Beatles Rock N Roll music album which i played to death lol.. then i finaly got my hands on the Red Album .. then i remember going to my local record shop which was called studio 4  ( im sure Apple Beatle will remember that lol ) and bought Love me Do (45 single) obviously a repress of the original as it was bought in the early 80's  ...and from then onwards ive collected numerous amount of beatle memrobillia and now i play along side Apple Beatle in a Beatle Tribute Band .. and the story continues..........
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Lenny Pane on December 23, 2004, 12:36:41 PM
Well i was almost right lol, but had it arse about face
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on December 29, 2004, 02:33:22 PM
It was December 1980. Living in Merseyside it was impossible not to be bombarded by Beatles songs on the radio during the week after the murder of John. I was smitten and discovered that my parents had a copy of Rubber soul which I played many times before starting to buy the other albums over the ensuing months.

My parents were regulars at the Cavern and many other early Beatles venues in the period 1960 to 1962 but they were a little surprised at how much I came to love the Beatles music.  I guess in common with many of their very earliest fans they considered the later music as somewhat weird!

I have been playing the albums ever since.  Highlights were the first CD issues back in the 1980's and of course the later Anthology series.  Just been listening to Let It Be - Naked.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: andaludia on December 29, 2004, 02:54:28 PM
My parents played them a lot (along with Elvis) so i got to hear them when i was young,as i have said i knew Tommy Moore and he really got me interested in them. also being from Liverpool they are all around
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: GroovinUpSlowly on December 30, 2004, 12:26:20 AM
To tell you the truth, for a long time, I really did not liek them at all, becuase I'd seen a Paul McCartney music video and made me go "ick" but, for the longest time, my friend had been telling me how awesome they are, then I got into Zeppelin, and I was looking through my dad's old cds and took all his Zeppelin, Stones, The Who, Bob Marley, S&G, and, of course, The Beatles-- the past masters 2 album-- I loved it, but never really got into them. Then about a month later, I was going to Tennessee with some friends, and I had bought AHDN for my boyfriend for his birthday, and as I was packing, and decided to keep it for myself and get him something from Graceland ^^ lol everything worked out well and then I became obsessed with them :) and that's my life story haha,
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 08, 2005, 05:44:15 PM
My parents used to have a lot of Beatles LP's around my house...but I really discovered them when I was about eleven yrs old, back in 1995, and  The Anthology Series was on TV. I  was completely hooked since the first time I saw them. I dragged other people into beatlemania as well, and I'm very proud of it, thank you :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 09, 2005, 01:16:38 AM
my sophomore year of college i lived across the hall from a fanatical beatles fan by the name of angie.  one day we were talking about how crazy she is about them and she asked me had i ever really listened to them.  i told her no but i knew bits of their songs.  she told me she was going to "convert" me and said that everyday before dinner i was to come to her room to watch one tape of the beatles anthology.  at first i was bored out of my mind!!  i just didn't see it.  but the further i got into the tapes the more i saw the light!  it got to the point where i didn't duck her before dinner but i came looking for her!  at the end of a week i was taking all of her beatles cds and taping them.  i couldn't get enough of them!  and it's mushy but i am going to credit her and definitely the beatles with changing my life.  i grew up in a bad neighborhood where most kids end up pregnant or in jail.  i made it through to college but i was on autopilot.  at some point in my life i just shut off to everything.  when she exposed me to the beatles, though, i felt like a newborn baby.  so much to learn from life, so much to appreciate and those four guys who had disbanded years before i caught on to them were showing me how special the world is.  if it wasn't for my newfound appreciation for life and art and the deepness of it all, i really don't know where i would be now.  i am a lot better off than most people i know. 
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Indica on January 09, 2005, 01:22:35 AM
Thats great^
What a story!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: HGentile on January 09, 2005, 01:46:20 AM
well my discovery was a little different.  My parents are die-hard beatles fans since before I was even born.  When I was a little girl, my parents bought me Sgt. Peppers the movie/musical, you know, the one with peter frampton and the bee-gee's.  Well I fell in love with the movie and the music and after that I was always listening to my dads albums.  I know I heard the beatles music before, but it wasn't until I fell in love with Sgt. Peppers the movie/musical as a little girl that I couldn't get enough of their music.   :)

Holly
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: number14 on January 09, 2005, 02:35:21 AM
it was the biggest change ive had before that i didnt even like music
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: DayTripper on January 23, 2005, 11:47:22 PM
ive just copied this from the favourite beatle thread. as im lazy.

before i even liked the beatles i saw a picture of them in a book me and my best friend got out of the library....it had a bob dylan pic next to them which was why we got it out lol. then in this beatles pic, we thought they all looked the same! the only dif one was ringo we thought, and we had a joke that he was "laurens beatle" (my bestie) we had to go to our art teacher and ger her to tell us the names of them! i learnt them and i felt so proud lol. we forgot about that soon after and then a few weeks later we had another book, for bob reasons aslo and the beatles were in it too, so i showed lauren and i named them all for her. at this time i had begun to think paul was jsut pretty damn cute it was after this that we decided we should find some of their music. i said that it was lucky ringo was her beatle, so i could have paul lol...lauren had this anthology double disc cd thing, and we listened to that one day at her house, the first song we listened to really was love me do. and we listened to that ALOT. lol. and then i had all these tapes of my fathers that hed taped off records years ago, i hd abbey road, let it be, sgt peppers, white album, and hey jude.

so its thanks to bob dylan i guess that we like the beatles:) and the only reason we like him is because i had the forrest gump sound track, which had one of his songs on it....and i used to listen to that. thats basically how i began to like music in general. before that i was listening to music i guess, but i progressed to soundtracks, like lord of the rings....and i was obsessive about those for a while. after that came what i like now!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mairi on January 24, 2005, 02:47:16 PM
That's funny, because I started listening to Bob Dylan because of The Beatles! (also partly because of my dad).
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Indica on January 24, 2005, 03:44:44 PM
Ive just bought The Freewheelin by Dylan, and its surprisingly good.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AbbeyRoad on January 24, 2005, 05:39:56 PM
I was in elementary school and my best friend started singing I Am The Walrus.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Indica on January 24, 2005, 06:19:05 PM
I wrote about the Beatles for my GCSE English exam paper :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: lennonlemon on January 24, 2005, 11:55:05 PM
i wasn't one of the lucky ones as the betles and a love for rock and roll wasn't in my blood.

like colleen, i discovered through a project. in my elementary school (i was 11) i was in a rather gifted class, as they call it. each year, the "gifted classes" of the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade would do a presentation with reports and a show. i was picked to do the 60s and one of the things i had to include was music. boy was i lucky because through this project i learned about some great music. i borrowed the beatles album revolver from the library for the presentation and i was hooked. i mean, can you get a better album?

since the day i got the album i wanted to start a band and learned to play the bass. long live rock and roll!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Indica on January 25, 2005, 11:56:33 AM
Yeah, The Bass playing on Revolver :)
The Bass line on Taxman, during the 3rd Verse I think... amazing!  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Sadie4 on January 25, 2005, 02:00:36 PM
I was 10 when I first saw them on the TV. I thought they were brothers, so alike they looked! My dad told me they weren't brothers, but that they used to dress quite similarly. Then my father pointed to one of them and told me he'd been assassinated. "The one with glasses", he told me, but I couldn't see any with glasses, the image was of the ready, steady, go program in 1964, so JOHN wasn't wearing his glasses. But then, the roof top concert came on the TV and I saw JOHN and when the image of 1964 came back later on, I just fell in love!!! And ever since!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Lenny Pane on January 25, 2005, 02:52:11 PM
Quote from: IndicaWalrus
The Bass line on Taxman

is almost the same as the JAM'S song START .. Bar a note ..
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on January 25, 2005, 02:55:19 PM
Quote from: Mr_Kite

is almost the same as the JAM'S song START .. Bar a note ..

Mr Weller got a lot of stick for that. He said it was unintentional, but in an earlier interview said the album was inspired by REvolver!
I would have sued his ass
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Indica on January 25, 2005, 02:57:38 PM
The Jam song Start is a total rip, but there is differences, in that Taxman is better :)
I Play Start on the bass...a shameless rip.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Lenny Pane on January 25, 2005, 03:09:49 PM
lol yeah it is a rip hehe ..but its still a great track :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: An Apple Beatle on January 25, 2005, 04:49:28 PM
Sure is! Both great songs though!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Patton on January 26, 2005, 04:18:31 PM
My father Baught me one. Fell in love and know am I bigger fan then any body i know that's not on this forum.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: green_minded on January 28, 2005, 03:45:28 PM
I was born 1972. My cousin played Beatles over and over when I was still a child. I just grew up enjoying their music.....TIMELESS!  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on January 28, 2005, 03:49:29 PM
I rember going to see Help! and learning the words to Yellow Submarine.
I saw them on the news when they broke up - but didn't really understand the significance.
Got into them seriously in '76 when I left home and moved in with a bunch of hippies (that was in NZ, we were a bit behind the times then)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: beatleslover101 on January 28, 2005, 11:28:13 PM
well it all started last year (04) when me and my (now bestest)friends (dani kristi and jenna(im brittney by the way)) were having a prty 4 dani(whose name is reale danille) and we were ridin 2 the pizza place (in the car) and jen said "put on 95.7 maybe there will be a beatle song on"( o yeah b4 this jen was a huge beatle fan(having loved them since she was lil), dani was a startin beatle fan, kristi had liked them a LIL bit and i had liked and heard sum of their music) and jus that second come together came on . jenn started to jump(while sitting) and sing sayiing it was a beatle song then she started singing the song we all though the song was pretty cool(i swore i thought i heard the tune on sum kind of video game)and then (after all the prty) we went 2 drop of jen and we went inside her house and when i saw her room i fell in luv with  them and decided (then started prancing around saying this) i was a beatle fan i then went home on the internet and got lots of pics then went through all ma parents vinlys (spel?)(bbut i found no beatle ones) then their cds(found the red album) and i guess the rest(as us applescruffs say it )is just history
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Post by: Real Love on February 07, 2005, 08:10:48 AM
I discover the beatles through my older brother, his also a beatle fan....  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Brynjar on February 10, 2005, 05:30:41 PM
I think it was in 1994 and my ex-friend had all the vinyl-albums which his mother gave him and we just started listening. The first cd I bought was the IMAGINE soundtrack. Never got tired of them.... Love
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Taxman on February 13, 2005, 06:54:53 AM
i heard revolution on the radio and i just couldnt get enough of them... still can't ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: pc31 on February 24, 2005, 11:33:59 AM
how did i discover the beatles?they were playing this pub called the cavern and when i saw the show i was like wow.i talk too them after their set and set up a contract to be their manager.i forgot my pen so went to borrow one at the bar and when i got back i saw brian singing my boys................now i always carry a pen....
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Post by: Kevin on February 24, 2005, 11:41:17 AM
^ :D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mrs.Nicholson on February 26, 2005, 03:34:34 AM
My mother, she has and always has been a Beatle maniac, so she kinda got me into them
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: flux on February 28, 2005, 04:04:20 AM
In Kindergarden, my girlfriend told me she was no longer marrying me, but she was going to marry George Harrison. That began my interest in The Beatles.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mushmouth on February 28, 2005, 04:11:32 AM
Watched Yellow Submarine, my first love was Eleanor Risby
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: frightenedandscared on March 01, 2005, 10:18:11 PM
I heard the Beatles when I was younger since my parents have a lot of their albums on records and we have a working record player. My earliest memory of them is on one Thanksgiving my dad played Magical Mystery Tour. I was very weirded out (I was like 7 or something) when I heard "I am the walrus."

When the news came out George Harrison died I remember my dad saying "I don't want George Harrison to die!" I asked who it was and he told me. Later that day they showed George on TV and I just stopped everything and watched which was weird for me.

A couple of days later my music teacher told us we had to present a project on a musician. They had to have been making music for more than 10-20years (can't remember exactly). Immediatly I blurted out "Paul McCartney...no John Lennon!" I have no idea where those names came from. Than I finally settled on The Beatles.

That xmas my dad bought me Abbey Road on CD and I was spellboud after I first listened to it.
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Post by: Pmacca01 on March 02, 2005, 12:33:19 AM
I was going through my father's record collection passing up all kinds of boring looking stuff when I found a rather colourful record with an awful lot of people on it.  I read The Beatles in flowers and thought "They sure are old, but I'll give them a try".  So I went in my room, put the record on, turned out the lights as I heard the first strains of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

When the last chords of A Day In The Life died down, it was as if I had had my first fix of heroine.  I was hooked and I was on some high that music had never given me before.  To this day I still get my fixes every chance I get.

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mrs JWL on March 02, 2005, 10:54:12 PM
When did you first hear of The Beatles? I first heard the Beatles when I was in 4th grade.

Was it through their films or maybe a track you heard on the radio? My music teacher, Mrs. Parkinson (a very nice lady) from Elem. school, played the "Help" CD for the class, as well as Happy Christmas (War Is Over) which we sang in a choir. PARENTS CRIED!!

What makes their music so special to you? Wow, can I ever put this into words... I can relate to it for one. When listening to it, it makes me extremely happy. When I am down and I listen to the Beatles, suddenly my problems almost vanish into thin air for the time being! The Beatles make me feel so happy, it's like a natural high, then when you really are high (LOL!! WHAT AN EXPERIENCE!! anyway... ;) ) Um......... there is just so much to say but I have no idea HOW to say it....

Can you remember what it was that suddenly made you think "wow"? Happy Christmas (War is Over). It was later sang by the 8th graders in Middle School which is when I really got into John Lennon, then the Beatles. When I got into 8th grade, our choir sang this as well--upon my request.

Now, onwards to things that I'd like to say. In 2001, I was assigned to do a biography on John Lennon. I already knew who the Beatles were from Elementary School, however, it wasn't until then when I got into the Beatles completely. It wasn't just the music that I heard before hand, it was John Lennon's childhood and his life that interested me right then and there. Also, the words he spoke--how clever and witty he was. Afterwards, I got into his music, more deeply. Then I got into the Beatles that same year and I fell in total love with them. However, it was John who has had the biggest impact on me, even til this day. The other Beatles play a big role in my life as well. Each and everyone of them are extremely important to me. Without them, I wouldn't be me at all!! They are my life.

When George Harrison passed away, I was very suprised, and of course, very devestated! I then got into the rest of the Beatles' solo years and learned more about John that I possibly could, and the rest of the guys.

I WILL FOREVER MORE BE A BEATLES FAN UNTIL THE DAY I DIE!!!!!!!!

I LOVE YOU BEATLES
OH YES I DO
I LOVE YOU BEATLES
AND I'LL BE TRUE
WHEN YOU'RE NOT NEAR ME
I'M BLUE.
OH BEATLES... I... LOVE... YOU!!!!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mrs JWL on March 02, 2005, 10:56:06 PM
Quote from: flux
In Kindergarden, my girlfriend told me she was no longer marrying me, but she was going to marry George Harrison. That began my interest in The Beatles.


That sounds like something I would tell my boyfriend (if I had one). I have had several in my time, but I am currently NOT interested, and not looking. I love my Johnny too much. Well, you can never love him toooooo much. LOL!! But if a relationship were ever to come my way, I will not avoid it. If it happens, it happens.

Tiff Lennon
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Post by: Ivo on March 03, 2005, 04:46:21 AM
Me mum was into their early albums and I heard a lot of those as a wee lad.  My uncle gave me a copy of Abbey Road on my 8th birthday and that was all she wrote...I was hooked.
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Post by: SieLiebtDich on March 03, 2005, 07:43:41 AM
Quote from: Mrs_JWL


That sounds like something I would tell my boyfriend (if I had one). I have had several in my time, but I am currently NOT interested, and not looking. I love my Johnny too much. Well, you can never love him toooooo much. LOL!! But if a relationship were ever to come my way, I will not avoid it. If it happens, it happens.

Tiff Lennon


aww that was sweet tiff
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mrs JWL on March 03, 2005, 03:20:38 PM
Thanks. I just love John so much. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Tiff Lennon
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: SieLiebtDich on March 05, 2005, 06:36:55 AM
Quote from: Mrs_JWL
Thanks. I just love John so much. He is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Tiff Lennon

the feeling is natural  :D
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Post by: Mrs JWL on March 05, 2005, 07:22:46 PM
Sure is. I love your little animation pic of John on your signature.

Tiff Lennon
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: SieLiebtDich on March 06, 2005, 12:31:47 AM
Quote from: Mrs_JWL
Sure is. I love your little animation pic of John on your signature.

Tiff Lennon

thanks!  ;D
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Post by: elementary_penguin on March 07, 2005, 05:13:35 PM
I remember watching the movie Yellow Submarine when I was very young and thinking to myself "Who or what are these things called Beatles?" I knew Yellow Submarine because my mom played it to me on the piano when I was a baby. I think Yesterday was in that songbook too. My dad used to play Abbey Road to me and tell me the names of the Beatles - Abbey Road is still my favourite album. I also remember being at a birthday party where we watched A Hard Day's Night - I wasn't paying too much attention but I knew that these were The Beatles - whoever they were. I must have been no older than four when all of this was happening.

 A few years later when I was about fifteen, I found my mom's Blue Album and whenever I was sad I would play it. I wore the CD out so as punishment I had to buy her another one. Well, thats sort of how I discovered them. I kept playing that Blue album until I realized there was MORE MUSIC! But I didn't get into them quite yet. I was more into Spice Girls back then .... *shivers*

 So, fast forward a few years and there I am sitting wide eyed and totally engrossed on the couch after just opening a big, silvery book called The Beatles Anthology, listening to a CD called 1, and staring dreamily at the face of John Lennon from a special edition magazine that my mom had been given. From that moment I think it just clicked - me and the Beatles were meant for each other. From then I got into the Anthology CDs, then into collecting and discovering each album and I was so impressed and obsessed that people kept referring to me as a Beatlemaniac. And I loved it when they called me that. I was proud.

 I still am.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Because on March 07, 2005, 06:26:39 PM
^ nice story,

well like most people, the beatles have been around me my whole life. on the radio, tv, parents' old vinyl around the house. just about everyone knows a decent amount of beatles music. i didn't really get into the beatles until after i really got into george's solo work. i loved some of his songs and my friend is a huge beatlemaniac, so i asked him to point me to some of george's best work. after hearing george, i had to go back to the source. and now i'm where i am now, loving the beatles forever
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Post by: sexy sadie on March 10, 2005, 12:16:50 AM
i might have already responded to this thread, but im far too lazy to look through all 8 pages to find out, so if i did i apologize!  :P

my parents have liked the beatles ever since they were kids (they're both 45 right now, sorry mom & dad!) so the music has always been around me. when i was young, i vaguely remember dancing around my coffee to table to the white album, more speficially obladi oblada. also, my sister's name is michelle, so they would constantly play that and i'd sing along and mess up the words. then i forgot about them for awhile, til about 4th grade. my parents had "the love you make" by peter brown, and i remember reading the last chapter, the one that describes john's death, and i was so sad. i guess this sparked my parents to listen to their music more, and they'd play pastmasters volume 2 alot. i forgot about them again until about june of last year, when my sister started playing beatles one cuz her friend liked them. at first i got annoyed with how much she would play them, and i tried to deny liking them, but it was just inevitable...they're awesome, and one of the best, most talented bands ever. i love them so much  ;D
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Post by: sexy sadie on March 10, 2005, 12:18:06 AM
i just remembered something else! pastmasters volume 2 must have been played alot when we 1st moved into the house im in now, i was in 2nd grade, because "lady madonna", "you know my name (look up the number" and most of the rest of that CD reminds me sooooo much of when i 1st moved here! ;)
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Post by: Mike S. on March 29, 2005, 03:36:50 PM
My father introduced this music to me. He was always playing some oldies when I was little and I grew to love it. I am proud of myself, being one of the few 14 year olds in my school to enjoy real, good muisc.  ;D
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Post by: beatlesnumber9 on April 01, 2005, 08:41:28 PM
Feb 8 1964 Ed Sullivan

It's like taking acid, I've not been the same since.
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Post by: fabmark on April 02, 2005, 06:04:49 PM
My mum and dad were big Beatles fans, and I was born in 64 so grew up listening to them, they are simply the best.
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on April 02, 2005, 06:06:53 PM
Welcome Fabmark!! ;)
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Post by: fabmark on April 03, 2005, 03:27:51 PM
hello an apple, this looks like a friendly place to discuss all things beatles, look forward to getting to know you all
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Post by: strawb3rryfi3ldsfor3ver on April 04, 2005, 05:11:43 PM
XD I was pro'lly meant to be a Beatles fan. I have some notebooks from elementary school where I spell 'beetles' as 'beatles'.
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Post by: Mairi on April 04, 2005, 09:01:49 PM
Awww that's cute!
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Post by: Jessi on April 05, 2005, 05:38:48 AM
I always vaguely knew who the Beatles were, but was never very interested in their music until I was 11 or so and my art teacher showed us Yellow Submarine in our art class.  Then I thought they were okay until 1 came out and I bought it. From then on, I thought they were really cool, and then someone bought me Help! for my birthday. I heard I've Just Seen A Face... fan for life. :)
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Post by: slimjim on April 05, 2005, 05:48:26 PM
Quote from: The_End
When did you first hear of The Beatles? Was it through their films or maybe a track you heard on the radio? What makes their music so special to you? Can you remember what it was that suddenly made you think "wow"?

I must have seen them performing one of their singles on Top Of The Pops, the BBC's long-running chart single programme, back in the '60s. My older brother was a teenager at the time, and was a fan.
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Post by: on April 05, 2005, 07:43:47 PM
Hi! I'm a newbie to the forum, so hello everyone!

I got into the Beatles at a v young age, my dad was nuts on them and so listened to them all the time when I grew up. When he left I made him leave all his Beatles records, and then started buying cd's when they became available!

Amanda
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Post by: slimjim on April 05, 2005, 10:54:04 PM
Hello Amanda! Nice to see you here, too :D
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Post by: on April 27, 2005, 06:26:53 PM
I was two when I remember throwing one of my toys down the stairs during a temper tantrum. . .  and that toy was my Sgt Pepper's record.  My parents got me into the Beatles with that record and my life has been Beatlefied since then!
At 5 I got the Beatles 20 greatest hits, at 11 my godfather gave me about 8 of his Beatle records, and since then, I've been a big fan.
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Post by: lennonlemon on April 27, 2005, 08:15:34 PM
hi djapp, and welcome to dm's.
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Post by: JimColyer on May 23, 2005, 12:12:10 AM
I am 59.  I first heard of The Beatles in the summer of 1963 when From Me To You was played on the radio.  Del Shannon had out a version of the song and for awhile, I liked his better.  I soon changed my mind.  Read my Beatles article.  http://jimcolyer.com/papers/entry?id=61
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Post by: norwegianwoody on June 06, 2005, 01:47:06 AM
A little man appeared before me floating on a bowl of Rice Krispies and said, "Beatles young man, Beatles!"  Thereafter my life was changed.

Actually my sister and I would watch the Beatle cartoons in our basement together.  Then I saw "A Hard Day's Night," and when I was in the third grade my parents finally caved in and bought me "SPLHCB" lp and life hasn't been the same since.
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Post by: Yamisonic on June 28, 2005, 12:21:31 PM
When I listened Strawberry Fields Forever, I was hooked at the verse which was all quiet with some loops and trumpets in the background. It's cool. I loved the whole song though.

Then I listened to the blue album with my brother, and he could sing all the songs. It was very enjoyable. Then I got Abbey Road ... "the rest is history".
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Post by: Heart on July 03, 2005, 01:56:01 AM
I listened to a lot of oldies when I was younger and the songs by The Beatles always got me excited. It's only now since they stopped playing a lot of their music on the radios that I'm investing money in their albums. I've always love their music though :)
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Post by: mclen57 on July 11, 2005, 03:53:11 AM
I did it the easy way. Me and my family were sitting in front of a box with moving B&W pictures on it. And a funny looking stiff-jointed guy who kept making me think this was a show about big feet 'cause he kept saying "really big shoe" came out and introduced these 4 guys with girl's hair as the Beatles. I thought they were pretty sissy looking, shaking their heads and everything. All the girls in the audience must not have liked them very much 'cause they were all crying and screaming. The only one I liked was the big-nosed guy pounding the drums. I thought that was a good job! Make girls scream and cry and beat things and I wouldn't have to get a haircut! That's for me! Been hooked since. ;D

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Post by: Tamara on July 11, 2005, 02:27:47 PM
A few years ago I had a boyfriend for a couple of weeks. He was really a beatlesfan. Of course I had heard of the Beatles, but didn't know exactly what music they made. I knew Help, Yesterday and Let It Be of course, heard that on the radio. But one night we sat down together next to the cd-player and he let me hear a lot of different things that I had never heard before. I remember hearing Revolution 9, but turned it down after a minute and asked for another song. I was interested in the music from the Beatles, it really did something to me and I started to buy cd's. One by one I got them all. I listened to many different things before and do now, but the beatles are really great. My friends don't understand it, but that doens't matter. If I could only get a chance to make them listen to it!
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Post by: Mercuryworks on July 19, 2005, 08:19:35 AM
Well my stepdad is a BIG collector and a HUGE fan and he introduced to some bands the most I took interested of is Queen and The Beatles. And ever since Lucy in the Sky I had been taking my stepdad's cds and check them out and eventually later I became a Beatle fan after White Album and Sgt.Pepper and I keep exploring the Beatles more and more.
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Post by: lyndal on July 21, 2005, 06:48:17 AM
I have really enjoyed listening to everybody's stories. It seems that they have all been touched in a different way, whether it be from a song, a vision of the Beatles, or something else. It just goes to show, doesnt it?
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Post by: becky on July 27, 2005, 03:23:36 PM
When did I first hear the Beatles? Well, I first heard them when I was in elementary school because my music teacher showed us the Beatles Yellow Submarine movie. But after a year I forgot who the Beatles were, but I heard the Beatles Yellow Submarine song on the radio again when I was in Middle School and I asked my mom who wrote that song and she said the Beatles did. I really liked the Yellow Submarine song and that's when I became a Beatles fan after hearing that song for a second time. :)
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Post by: Sondra on July 28, 2005, 04:38:09 AM
I don't think you can really 'discover' the Beatles. They're just sort of always there. I mean, it's not like you stumble upon them and go, hey I just heard a song by some really cool band, I wonder what else they've done. It's just a matter of how into them you get. Avoiding them is a lot harder than finding out about them. They're everywhere in some form or another.
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Post by: Public Pervert on July 31, 2005, 07:11:42 AM
My friend's dad is a huge fan of The Beatles, and me and my friends would always poke fun at him because we thought they were totally lame. Well, until I actually heard some of their songs, then I got hooked on them. Most of my friends don't know that I like them, because I'm afraid of being ridiculed by them if they find out.
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Post by: Mairi on August 03, 2005, 07:02:10 PM
You might want to read that thread, "are you ashamed to be a Beatles fan?".
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Post by: Public Pervert on August 04, 2005, 07:04:40 AM
Well I'm not really ashamed. It's just that my friends haven't heard them and think they suck or something, and I'm just afraid that they'd tease me or something because I like them.
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Post by: on August 05, 2005, 04:35:44 AM
my dad has been playing beatle songs for me since i was brought home from the hospital. lol. ive been a beatle fan for basically my whole life.
<3
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Post by: newty on August 31, 2005, 09:03:03 AM
my best friends brother was a beatles fan.
he gave me a tape when i was 12 and while i was cleaning my room it made

WOW!

the song was ANNA

i was in love with lennon and stayed that way for 5 years.
:) good times.

i am 35 now and very chuffed i did not waste my time with eighties music...(except soft cell. they rock)
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Post by: lennonlemon on September 05, 2005, 05:32:33 PM
Quote from: Public_Pervert
Well I'm not really ashamed. It's just that my friends haven't heard them and think they suck or something, and I'm just afraid that they'd tease me or something because I like them.

Then simply tell them to give 'em a lsiten.
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Post by: Starry Night on September 09, 2005, 04:02:24 PM
I remember, when I was about 5 years old, my aunt used to sing 'Obladi Oblada' to me, and I loved it. I always knew about The Beatles, but wasn't really interested. They were not together anymore, and I was too busy listening to contemporary music. Then one day I got a 'Greatest Hits' album from 'Sinterklaas' (which is a friendly bishop that only visits Dutch and Belgian children in december to give them presents because they are the nicest children in the world). It was on a sunday, and the whole day I played that record again and again and again. I was completely overwhelmed by it.

The next day I went to school and told my friend about my new obsession. "You know The Beatles?" I asked her. "Yeah, I do",  she replied, "one of them is dead." Stupid girl, she did NOT know them, like she never knew any of the actors or popgroups I liked. "No," I said in a patient tone, "they're not dead. They're alive." "No", she insisted, "one of them is dead." "Yeah, right, since when?" I asked irritated. "It happened yesterday, he has been killed." She didn't know which Beatle it was, but of course soon I found out that it was John Lennon. So I will never forget when exactly I fell in love with The Beatles. It was on the day John Lennon died.
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Post by: Kevin on September 09, 2005, 04:08:58 PM
^ Wow. You couldn't make that sh*t up. Good story.
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Post by: on September 13, 2005, 11:04:15 AM
I watched Anthology and that got me into them...
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Post by: on September 20, 2005, 07:59:19 PM
I think its just a matter of time before people discover the beatles for themselves and they love it.
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Post by: CleanOldMan on September 20, 2005, 10:59:28 PM
Quote from: Starry_Night
I remember, when I was about 5 years old, my aunt used to sing 'Obladi Oblada' to me, and I loved it. I always knew about The Beatles, but wasn't really interested. They were not together anymore, and I was too busy listening to contemporary music. Then one day I got a 'Greatest Hits' album from 'Sinterklaas' (which is a friendly bishop that only visits Dutch and Belgian children in december to give them presents because they are the nicest children in the world). It was on a sunday, and the whole day I played that record again and again and again. I was completely overwhelmed by it.

The next day I went to school and told my friend about my new obsession. "You know The Beatles?" I asked her. "Yeah, I do",
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Post by: Mairi on September 20, 2005, 11:08:24 PM
^Wow, that's some heavy stuff.
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Post by: Wonderwall on September 28, 2005, 02:49:57 AM
I became a fan shortly after the Anthology project came out in 1995. At that time I was 10.  
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Post by: ThingySingy on September 29, 2005, 09:17:51 PM
I'm a fan of the Beatles because of my father. He was born in England in thre 50's, so of course he was a huge fan of The Fab Four. He got me, and my three brothers into the Beatles.
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Post by: Mean_Mr_Mustard on October 04, 2005, 03:58:23 AM
Well ever since I remember whenever I would go over to my Dads house he would play The Beatles, And then more and more I would MAKE him play The Beatles. He usually played Abbey Road and The White Album. Songs like Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Bungalo Bill got me hooked (being about 8-9 years old those songs stood out as silly fun songs) I really only listened to those 2 cds at my dads. Then when I was about 14 I got my mom to buy me a bunch of their CD's and I have been hooked since then. I would listen to one of their CD's everynight before I went to sleep. I still at 18 will listen to at least one Beatles Album each day.  ;D

Something else that is interesting to me is I always have a Beatles song stuck in my head. For any situation in the day I have one of their songs in my head. For instance if someone is driving horribly I call them a Sunday Driver and Day tripper gets stuck in my head. The other day my friends girlfriend said "Hold my hand" And.. well you know what song got stuck in my head.  ;D
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Post by: Benreturns on October 13, 2005, 10:37:24 PM
I was into a band in the UK called Oasis (still am!) and when their 3rd album came out there was such a hype that some people were comparing it to this album call Sgt Pepper ( i was 14 at the time i think ) and I once innocently enough asked my dad about this old album and he just put it on for me on the headphones (and whats this colourfull carboard cover thingy... and thats a big CD!) as soon as i heard the opening bars i was hooked good and proper. Literally as soon as Pauls vocal came in I was hooked, the harmonies, beat, style, groove and then the way it 'melts' into With a Little Help from my Friends (I also thought hey I KNOW this song from somewhere!) then I was buzzed out by Lucy in the Sky... and so on.  It as like I was at home and I got SO excited by the album I asked all my mates if theyd heard it (Of course they hadnt and thought I was weird...)

I then went back through all the plastic in my dads collection and had pretty much the same reaction to all the albums and that lead me to the Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks (I remember playing You Really got Me on repeat for literally hours on end!), beach boys etc... I then thought wow where did all this great music come from? So I read up then went back into Rock and Roll and then the Blues and then forward to Motown and Soul music and R n B etc...
I still listen to Oasis by the way! Cheers Noel and Liam!
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Post by: Valerie Harrison on November 02, 2005, 11:34:31 PM
Well, my parents used to be, and still are, huge fans of them, especially my dad, so I grew up listening to their music. But I wasn't such a huge fan. Then, two friends of mine, decided to turn me into a fan... And they did! So here I am. A huge fan of The Beatles and completely obsessed with them. I even have the Yellow Submarine tattooed on my right shoulder (back side)!
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Post by: raxo on November 17, 2005, 07:30:21 PM
Well, I didn't, really. Brian did, y'know. :-/
As usual, I was late. ;D
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Post by: Heart on November 19, 2005, 06:06:42 PM
 I grew up listening to lots of oldies. They never really said the names of the groups, though. My favorites were always the beatles. I'd wait for "can't buy me love" to come on the radio. :)
 For christmas when I was 6 or 7 (I can't remember) my parents bought me With the beatles. It was my first cd. :)
 About a year ago, I rediscovered them after becoming increasingly frustrated with music out today (minus a few).
 I now own all of the cds and they are my favorite band. :)
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Post by: raxo on November 19, 2005, 06:21:29 PM
Quote from: Heart
... I rediscovered them after becoming increasingly frustrated with music out today (minus a few)....

It's the case of lots of people. Embarrassing era, this one.  :B  8)
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Post by: JimColyer on November 30, 2005, 05:58:26 PM
I first heard of The Beatles in the summer of 1963 when "From Me To You" was on the radio.  I thought they were black.  Del Shannon had out a cover version of "From Me To You," and radio was playing his record as much as it was playing The Beatles.  Del was the first American to cover a Beatles song.  I was 17 that summer and deep in my first romance.  That was about to end.

JIM COLYER  http://www.jimcolyer.com/bio  
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Post by: babysinblack on December 11, 2005, 04:52:14 AM
I sell on eBay, so at a library sale I bought video copies of "Help!" & "First US Visit" to sell.
I ended up watching Help, then watching First Visit (loved there humor more than anything) and then found the 4 Ed Sullivan shows on DVD....hooked from then on.  First album was "Meet the Beatles" on LP.
Currently listening to the Anthology CDs, they are so great, esp. the demos & different takes.
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Post by: ringo rules on January 20, 2006, 01:54:51 AM
One of my mates took me to a tribute band of the beatles called the beatels they were playing in Newtown (suburb of Sydney) Since then I have been a massive fan!
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Post by: hannah999 on January 25, 2006, 05:41:07 PM
everyone in my family liked them so i was brought up to like them
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Post by: thefadedline on February 06, 2006, 03:05:09 PM
I was in the car with my family and my dad put a copy of '1' on. Up to that point I thought The Beatles was sad oldies music and I daren't ever have looked them up if I hadn't have heard them that day... or something like that.

Anyway it played through and I liked what I heard, but when I heard 'Let it Be' (the song) I couldn't turn it off. I think I played that song constantly for weeks. I still occasionally put it on and press the repeat button.
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Post by: Sondra on February 08, 2006, 06:28:46 AM
It amazes me when people say they didn't know any Beatles songs until they were in their teens or something. How can you go through life and NOT know a Beatles song? How can you reach age 10 and not know at least a dozen?? You'd have to be literally sheltered or something.
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Post by: thefadedline on February 09, 2006, 06:53:29 AM
I did recognise a fair few like I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Yellow Submarine, Ticket to Ride, Yesterday, Hey Jude, Come Together... those I think are the songs I recognised. Although I recognised them it doesn't mean I knew them. I recognise some TV show themes but I don't know them. I consider to know something as to know something, and recognition is knowing of something... or something.
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Post by: on February 15, 2006, 12:00:54 AM
I love it when you're listening to a band you just discovered, and you suddenly think 'Wow, didn't know these did this!'.
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Post by: Kate on March 30, 2006, 10:18:18 AM
on my school holidays easter 1979. AHDN was on the telly, my mum was relieved of her two double albums (the red and the blue ones) and that was that. Hooked!
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Post by: JimColyer on May 29, 2006, 05:35:30 PM
I knew about them in the summer of 1963.  I was 17, and "From Me To You" was on the radio.  Del Shannon had the song on radio, too, as he was the first American to cover a Beatles tune.  Del was my favorite singer before The Beatles.
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Post by: JimColyer on May 29, 2006, 05:37:59 PM
I was in Tower Records here in Nashville today.  They were playing The Beatles, songs from 1965-66 like "The Word" & "Michelle."  It was refreshing.  I lingered.
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Post by: on June 04, 2006, 02:29:10 AM
*waves* Noob alert.

I was born in '76 - deaf, unfortunately.  But after numerous surgeries, I was able to hear by '79.  My father had built his own reel-to-reel machine and on it he played one of three albums - "Sgt. Pepper", "Abbey Road", or "Magical Mystery Tour."  Always.  I grew up listening to the Beatles and one of my best (and by far happiest) memories is of standing on my father's feet, when I was no older than four or five, dancing to "When I'm 64."  He used to sing that to me.  But he'd change the lyrics around to "will you still need me, will you still feed me when YOU'RE sixty-four?"  Sadly my Dad passed away in '02 and it was a devestating loss.  I plan on getting a tattoo both to commemerate my love for him and our shared love of the Beatles.  For almost four years I have wondered what to get.  I thought about getting "But life flows on within you and without you" but then it hit me.  I plan on getting "Let It Be."  Because that's what he'd say to me if he could.  He's gone.  It hurts.  But find a way to come to peace with it.  "And though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see - there will be an answer . . . let it be."

I became a die hard fan by the time I was seven and twenty-two years on that love is still going strong!

Kelly
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Post by: pc31 on June 04, 2006, 03:18:06 PM
great day........i am glad that your hearing was restored and i am sorry for your loss...keep your chin help high..you are among friends here....we hope your stay is a lengthy one.....
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on June 04, 2006, 03:32:35 PM
Nice one Kelly...Much love to you. x
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Post by: The End on June 05, 2006, 11:42:06 AM
That was a really moving story Kelly - Thanks for sharing.

A VERY warm welcome to the board! :)

AL (flower)
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Post by: Wayne L. on July 14, 2006, 09:54:03 PM
I know the majority of you here, more than likely, discovered the Beatles from the Anthology series or the greatest hits compilation 1, not too long ago.  I'm not knocking it if you became a fan that way, but you have to admit, you're a rarity among your generation, who dig the Beatles these days.  I first became aware of them listening to the radio, in the backseat of my parent's car, when I was about 5 way back in 69.   I didn't know their history or their classic rock albums, or their current ones at the time,  until I was about 11/12 back in 75/76. I do have to say as solo artists, you have to take the good with the bad, with only a few masterpieces.  I was jokingly bullied on this site for some reason by punks, but I'm not going to worry about it, since they're probably just posers to begin with & have no life.  
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Post by: pc31 on July 15, 2006, 10:01:48 AM
we think the same of you.......we take what you say and discount everything....if you post long enough tho your true being will show itself again...i see it already has basically...
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Post by: Wayne L. on July 15, 2006, 03:13:41 PM
I don't care if you discount everything I say pic31, because you're not a real Beatles fan anyway.  
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Post by: pc31 on July 15, 2006, 10:32:38 PM
actually wayne there was beatles music playing in my house b4 either you or i was born and i was borned in 1962...which makes me a couple of year your elder.....beatle music was part of my early youth and i was aware at an early age that i enjoy their music...i was given beatle things at a young age and was aware of them b4 they split up and collected each new solo release...which makes me a truer fan...not to mention the fact i have been a fan longer than you and perhaps it is more deeply rooted in me and my youth where as you are an inbred freaking moron...with no real skills who still lives at home and gets tucked in by mommy....if you are such a big bad beatles fan then prove it and write topic more than two sentences long that makes a point....stop babbling about long legs and p*ssing people offf like a moron...because it appears that your head is so far up your own ass that you can't see the light...
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Post by: Starr on July 22, 2006, 04:45:27 AM
It's kinda funny I actually discovered them through The Monkees, I've always been a Monkees fan and I saw that picture of Micky Dolenz with Paul McCartney from the 60's and well I became a fan :)
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Post by: on October 24, 2006, 02:43:20 PM
I was 8 years old when i first saw the Beatles on the Ed Sulivan show. My 2 sisters and parents watched together and after the show was over the beatles became a day to day music party for many years. my older sister had the beatle boots and the hat like John wore. I remember she gave the hat to me when she got tired of it. I only wish that i still had the hat. it was blue and I always loved the snap on the top. any way i just found this site the other day and so i wanted to post a reply. I'am Soot. hello  every one..........................
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Post by: Bobber on October 24, 2006, 02:52:29 PM
Hi Soot, welcome to DM's. I hope you'll enjoy your stay around here. Post on and feel free!
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Post by: Wayne L. on October 24, 2006, 09:30:15 PM
I was just 2 weeks old when the Beatles appeared on Ed Sullivan back in 64, since I only experienced the excitement of their appearances by reruns or video, but you brought it home for me how it was back in February of that year soot.  
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Post by: sgt pepper on December 02, 2006, 05:36:14 PM
my brother used to listen to beatles,pink floyd, hendirx,doors,...but he never showed me an album 'bout beatles till i was 12, when me an my sister found The Beatles 1, so we started listening to them. andi keep discovering awesome bands.
it was kinda my brother taught me about music!! :)
but hes not that into the beatles, he loves electronic music and some other bands.....

Now my sister loves the beatles and she is really crazy about them and my brother love pink floyd, so sometimes they start arguing bout which one is the best band!!! :o
so in the computer we have all the beatles albums and all the pink floyd albums!!
and is really awesome ;D

since them i love the beatles!!
and i luv the 60's and 70's!!!! ;)
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Post by: Rita Maid on January 21, 2007, 01:26:57 AM
My mom introduced me to The Beatles when I was about six or seven. I remember listening to Eleanor Rigby and Yellow Submarine. I didn't really like the Beatles until just a month ago.
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Post by: McLennon on January 21, 2007, 01:38:58 AM
My sister listerned to the "1" album and I got into that and slowly became a fan! :D
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Post by: nousha on January 24, 2007, 10:08:01 AM
I haven't discovered the Beatles, I grew up with their music at home - my mom and dad listen to 60s and 70s groups a lot. At the time when my father was a teenager bands like the Beatles were forbidden and they had to catch radio waves illegally to listen to Stones, Who, Hendricks etc. It was very hard to buy such a record. So when in 1980 my uncle left to live in Belgium (he literally ran away from Bulgaria) some years later my parents went to visit him and they copied on tapes ALL Beatles albums my uncle owned on vynil. So I loved several songs and one day I decided I have to listen to all the albums. I remember being very dazzled by "Revolution 9"  ;D
Then I read a book written by a Bulgarian journalist, a very complete and interesting one. Then I discovered young people go and put flowers and write lyrics on a wall in Sofia dedicated to John and the 8th of December is national holiday for all the students here and universities are closed then. In 1989 when the communist regime fell and for the first time since many years we thought we can express ourselves freely the national television used to stop its programs and play Let It Be on blue screen, supporting the democracy and the mini revolution Bulgarian students (and other people, of course) made to replace the socialist system with something we thought was democracy.
So I don't only listen to Beatles, part of my life is more that that connected to them.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on January 24, 2007, 01:02:43 PM
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So I don't only listen to Beatles, part of my life is more that that connected to them.
I understand that special connection ... hope your future will be better (now that you're here)! ;D

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nousha on January 24, 2007, 03:23:08 PM
Yes, I'm sure it will  ;)
My boyfriend provoked me once by saying it was stupid to say that Beatles are my favourite band ever when I don't know exactly which song comes from which album and so on. I hate learning thing by heart (when there is plenty of reference books, album booklets, wikipedia ;) etc) but I got very mad at his words (he really knows so many things about his favourite - Pink Floyd  ::) ), I got very ambitious and now I'm doing my homework listening extremely carefully to all Fab Four's albums and reading all kind of books I have at home (and I have a lot, collected over the years) to refresh my memory. Far from the idea of becoming walking Beatles encyclopedia I hope that at least I'll be able to discuss different matters with you here.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on January 24, 2007, 03:58:59 PM
Quote from: 552
Yes, I'm sure it will  ;)
[...]
We agree! ;)
Quote from: 552
[...] I hope that at least I'll be able to discuss different matters with you here.
I'm pretty sure you are and we all will be glad if you do it! :)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on January 24, 2007, 04:10:51 PM
Quote from: 552
Yes, I'm sure it will  ;)
My boyfriend provoked me once by saying it was stupid to say that Beatles are my favourite band ever when I don't know exactly which song comes from which album and so on.

Hi Nousha. We've had people like that here in the past too, but I think those days are over now. Hope you enjoy yourself here.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Apple Scruff on January 25, 2007, 10:52:04 PM
Hey! This is my first post and I thought it would be great to start with this thread!!

I guess I was born listening to The Beatles cause my father is a huge fan, just like me!!! I'm from Argentina and as you all know my first language is Spanish!! It was quite hard for me to understand their lyrics, but one day when I was 10 something magical happened to me. I was listening to them, it was "Help" on and out of nowhere I strated writing down the lyrics as if English was my mother tonge!! I guess from that moment on I've loved them with all my heart!!! I'm 25 now and I still love them like the first time I listened to them!!!

Greetings!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on January 25, 2007, 11:01:26 PM
Bienvenido/a a los foros, Apple Scruff ... espero que los disfrutes! :)
(Welcome to the forums, Apple Scruff ... hope you'll enjoy them! :))
Tambien podias haber empezado por este otro topic:
(You could have begin with this other topic too: )
http://www.dmbeatles.com/forums/b-conversations/m-1168975937/s-0/
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Katrina on February 21, 2007, 08:29:22 PM
I heard ABOUT The Beatles ever since I was little. I knew one of them was dead, and I knew who Paul McCartney was. I also knew the song Yellow Submarine.
After I really started getting interested in music, and found a vinyl filled with beatlesongs, I asked my dad to play it dor me. Then we noticed that it was someone else performing, not The Beatles. I was totally bummed.
But then I heard Yesterday playing in a store and I thought it was just beautiful. Not very long and along came The Anthology. I watched the whole thing with my mum and was sold from the word go. I taped the series and watched it over and over again. Ever since then The Beatles has been my favouriteband. Over eleven years now.
They are my forever love.(heart2)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on February 22, 2007, 07:06:41 AM
When we moved to NZ my mom asked this guy if he has some beatles cd's and he said he did so my mom got him to copy them for me and my sis. SO my first two cd's were Help! and AHDN. That was the time when I didnt distinguish between Paul and John, always forgot who George was but i could always tell who is ringo (by the voice). So one day there was a documentry of them on TV and in the tv mag there was a pic of them and yea... the love unfolded from then on and it is still unfolding!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on February 22, 2007, 12:37:10 PM
Hi. I'm a NZer, from Wellington. Where are you?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on February 24, 2007, 08:59:45 AM
I also live in wellington. (hee small world)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: mr kite on February 24, 2007, 09:15:03 AM
HELLO KALEIDOSCOPE EYES
I always wish i could start allover again listening to THE BEATLES they become apart of your life when i listen to a album mermories come flooding back, how old i was what i was doing at the time its great!
New zealand what a place to live ,never thought it was that beautiful untill i saw LORD OF THE RINGS   ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on February 24, 2007, 04:08:16 PM
Hi, Kaleidoscope_Eyes! I was just in your town, passing through on my tour of NZ. It is indeed a lovely place. I "discovered" the Beatles late in life, and I'm having loads of fun researching their history and running down their various songs. Cheers!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mustang_Ed on February 25, 2007, 04:13:45 AM
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When did you first hear of The Beatles? Was it through their films or maybe a track you heard on the radio? What makes their music so special to you? Can you remember what it was that suddenly made you think "wow"?

 

I first heard the Beatles' single "Please Please Me" in 1963.  I was driving my dad's 1958 Buick home from a date late at night listening to radio station KYA out of San Francisco.  The DJ might have been "Big Daddy" Tom Donahue.  I was 18.  "Please Please Me" began playing and I couldn't believe how different and exciting this song was compared to all the other pop music I listened to.  I pulled into our driveway, turned off the engine, switched the key to accessory so the radio remained on, and listened to the rest of the song.  It was so great!  I had never heard anything like it.  After their song finished, the DJ came on and started talking about  a group in England called the Beatles.   He thought "Please Please Me" sounded terrific but doubted we'd ever hear anything more by the Beatles again in the U.S.  I thought, "wow, too bad", because I loved the song.  Of course in 1964 the Beatles hit it big in the U.S. with "I Want to Hold Your Hand", "She Loves You", and "Please Please Me".  These three singles climbed to #1, #2, and #3 on the charts in San Francisco.  I remember driving along listening to the Beatles for the first time that night in 1963 vividly.  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on February 25, 2007, 04:07:30 PM
Welcome to the forums, Mustang_Ed ... hope you'll enjoy them! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on February 25, 2007, 06:17:20 PM
Great memory, Mustang_Ed! Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Seashell Eyes on March 03, 2007, 02:05:51 AM
Wow! All of your stories are great!

I was 4 years old. My dad had taken my sister and me to Best Buy I believe so that we could buy our Mom a Christmas present. Of course I wouldn't know what to get my mom besides something I could make myself in pre-school or at home. Dad picked out a CD with vivid colors reds, greens, and it had many people on the front of it and 4 men standing behind a drum in bright clothing he told me something like, "Here Hilly, I bet your mom would like this!" So on that Christmas my mom received 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Yellow Submarine'
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Octie on March 13, 2007, 10:23:53 PM
Quote from: 596
When we moved to NZ my mom asked this guy if he has some beatles cd's and he said he did so my mom got him to copy them for me and my sis.

Yeah, we should both be grateful to Mom for asking that guy to copy Help! and AHDN for us  :)

The first time we actually listened to these CDs was on one of our family trips during the summer holidays a years ago. We were in the car and my Mom put A Hard Days Night on. I remember finding the songs really charming and sweet, especially when John went " 'cause I've been in love before, and I found that love was more than just holding hands", etc. Then we listened to Help! and I liked almost every single song on it! However, it wasn't until the summer holidays a few months ago when my sister and I found The Beatles on YouTube that I really began to be actively interested in them. I think I really started loving them after seeign clips from the Help! movie. I listened to more songs, then we bought the movies Help! and AHDN, last weekend we got the Yellow Submarine movie, and everybody knows that Abbey Road is on my current Birthday Wishlist  ;D

So that's how I "discovered" the Beatles, and I'm really glad I did!  :) I've still probably got lots more to discover about them, and i'm looking forewards to that  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on March 13, 2007, 10:55:18 PM
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[...]

So that's how I "discovered" the Beatles, and I'm really glad I did!  :) I've still probably got lots more to discover about them, and i'm looking forewards to that  :)

And I envy you because of that  ;) ... you'll enjoy the journey, for sure! 8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on March 13, 2007, 11:53:26 PM
Quote from: 610


The first time we actually listened to these CDs was on one of our family trips during the summer holidays a years ago. We were in the car and my Mom put A Hard Days Night on. I remember finding the songs really charming and sweet, especially when John went " 'cause I've been in love before, and I found that love was more than just holding hands", etc. Then we listened to Help! and I liked almost every single song on it!

... and everybody knows that Abbey Road is on my current Birthday Wishlist  ;D

Yeah, I remember we couldn't tell the difference between John and Paul's voice and we always forgot George but what we did always know was that Act Naturally was Ringo.

About the wishlist Octie... thanks for the hint. Very subtle I must say. :P
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on March 14, 2007, 03:51:35 AM
Quote from: 596
I remember we couldn't tell the difference between John and Paul's voice and we always forgot George
Aw, poor George! *hugs him*

Great memory, Octie! I also heard the Beatles for the first time in the car. Although I pretended I didn't like them (trying to be different from my older sister), I never forgot the memory, so it must have been powerful!

Quote from: Octie
Then we listened to Help! and I liked almost every single song on it!
Isn't that great? I just love these guys. Welcome to the forums, Octie!  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Revolution on March 14, 2007, 04:42:34 AM
Nice memories!!! I remember watching Beatles concerts on the wall  from my brother's projector . I was Very little.  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on March 17, 2007, 12:13:23 PM
i was 13, just really getting into good music and i remember when i used to listen to songs, i needed to listen to them a couple of times after to really see if they were any good. but i was in the car with my dad and 'i feel fine' came on, it sounded amazing and i tryed to sing along to a song i had never heard before. after that i started listening to more and more of their songs.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on March 17, 2007, 12:38:18 PM
People discovering them now are so lucky. There's a wealth of material out there - official, and bootleg - you're going to have a lot of fun.

I remember when I first realised how much I liked Tom Waits, and then discovering, to my utter joy, that there were about 18 albums for me to collect! ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on March 17, 2007, 12:40:24 PM
Quote from: 551
I "discovered" the Beatles late in life, and I'm having loads of fun researching their history and running down their various songs. Cheers!

Not too late I hope!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on March 17, 2007, 12:44:27 PM
I usually latch on to people too late. The Beatles in '76, Neil Young in '79 (when his best work was already done.)
While it is enjoyable exploring a past catalogue, nothing matches awaiting a new release, then dashing down to the record store on day of release, home on the bus with your treasure tucked under your arm.
Mind, the last time I did that was Double Fantasy, and oh what a dissapointment (for me). Five bloody years!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on March 17, 2007, 01:00:01 PM
Quote from: 185
I usually latch on to people too late. The Beatles in '76, Neil Young in '79 (when his best work was already done.)
While it is enjoyable exploring a past catalogue, nothing matches awaiting a new release, then dashing down to the record store on day of release, home on the bus with your treasure tucked under your arm.
Mind, the last time I did that was Double Fantasy, and oh what a dissapointment (for me). Five bloody years!

That is the big drawback. If it's a back catalogue at least you can find out if it's any good or not. There's nothing worse than anticipation followed by massive disapointment.

I remember when I was working in a record shop in Putney for a few weeks in 1978. This little 16 year old punk had the new Sham 69 single on order. He came in every day for about two weeks to see if it was in. And when it finally came in of course he wanted to hear is straight away. It was Hurry Up Harry, and you could see the poor little thing trying desparately to hide his disapointment.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on March 17, 2007, 02:48:10 PM
I was about 9 or 10 years old as i recall and coming home from school one day
i noticed my dad had purchased Sgt Pepper on cd. i knew nothing of the fabs and never
really took music seriously up to that point.
i remember sitting down being brought into this wonderful world of beatles music on a
hot summer's day. i discovered sgt pepper (now my fav album of all time) and realised the crap
music that was in the charts of the momet which was the early 90's. i was listening to real music & real songs!!
From then on i had to have more & more on them. I recived the 'Rock & roll music' compilation that was released in 1976 for christmas & wouldn't stop playing it. I had no complaints from anyone as they claimed i had great taste in music!
Ever since i have collected anything on them (records, cd's, books, etc) and i suppose its an obsession.
John, Paul, George & Ringo have help through up & down times. i always put on one of there albums and feel so uplifted! there is no other music quite like the fabs!
I'm now 24 and still have a long way into collectingand learning about them!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on March 17, 2007, 02:59:20 PM
Quote from: 614

Ever since i have collected anything on them (records, cd's, books, etc) and i suppose its an obsession.

You hit the nail squarly on the head there. I think there are very few bands/artists that large numbers of people are obsessed with. The Stones, The Beach Boys, Elvis, and of course The Beatles. It's a way of life!! ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on March 17, 2007, 04:16:31 PM
What a great memory, Andy! So cool to here from a younger person. :)

Quote from: BlueMeanie
People discovering them now are so lucky. There's a wealth of material out there - official, and bootleg - you're going to have a lot of fun.
I am, I am! I'm collecting, reading articles, watching vids-- they're just so fun to delve into, these guys from Liverpool. It's a rewarding time. Cheers!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on March 26, 2007, 12:08:50 AM
My dad bought me the Beatles 1 when I was in 3rd grade. (I'm in 7th grade now)  ::) I heard it, but didn't care much for it at the time. Then, when I was in 5th grade, he bought all for of the capital albums and it was $60, so I pretty much HAD to listen to them. I remember calling my friend that same night and saying, "You won't believe what my dad's putting me through... he's making me listen to the Beatles!" Then, a couple weeks later, he bought me the Ed Sullivan Show concert dvd.  :o I knew they were bound to be my favorite band as soon as they started to sing "All my Loving." I liked the Beatles for a various number of reasons: 1. It made the bond between my dad and me become stronger, 2. It influenced me to play the guitar, 3. They LOOKED good  ;) 4. they wrote their own songs, 5. their music makes me happy  ;D, 6. their songs had lyrics I could relate to, and 7. they all had good voices. Now, they're my favorite band, I'm going through Beatlemania (even though the music artists now have more technology), and I'M THE MOST OBSESSED BEATLE FAN ALIVE!!!!  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on March 26, 2007, 04:21:52 AM
So cool, Tara. Those are all terrific reasons. I'm only getting into the Beatles now, after many years. It's wonderful, all the things there are to discover. Cheers, and welcome!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemania on March 28, 2007, 09:19:32 AM
I don`t know how. I know them all my life!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on March 29, 2007, 12:15:37 PM
Quote from: 640
I'm going through Beatlemania

Lucky you!!! I was a bit too young for Beatlemania. 6 in 1964  :'(
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemania on March 30, 2007, 05:10:00 PM
Quote from: 483

Lucky you!!! I was a bit too young for Beatlemania. 6 in 1964  :'(

No, I think that you was lucky! You was able to listen to NEW albums or go to a concert... You are their contemporary, and then i was born The Beatles was broken...=(
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on April 02, 2007, 12:24:59 AM
Quote from: 551
So cool, Tara. Those are all terrific reasons. I'm only getting into the Beatles now, after many years. It's wonderful, all the things there are to discover. Cheers, and welcome!


Thanks! There ARE a lot of things to discover about them!  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on April 02, 2007, 12:28:34 AM
Quote from: 483

Lucky you!!! I was a bit too young for Beatlemania. 6 in 1964  :'(

Oh..... that stinks. Well, at least you got to feel the anticipation before a cd came out and had chances to go to their concerts. Anyway, did you ever go to any of their concerts? If you did, what were they like? Oh gosh I'm asking too many questions again! ;D So.... bye!  

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on April 02, 2007, 01:34:58 PM
Quote from: Bobber from two years back

The first thing about the Beatles I can remember is my father telling my five elder sisters (yes I know, I'm spoiled) The Beatles split up. I was almost five years old then. Sad thing that my first memory is the split up. I've been digging deep, but I can't remember ever hearing Help! when I was born. I returned to the Beatles after hearing Paul McCartney and the Wings. Around '77 I think, I think I heard Band On The Run and Jet and thought (still do) it was great! But who was this Paul McCartney anyway? Member of the Beatles? Well, let's listen to some of that. .. One of my sisters bought a Beatles record (didn't have much to spend), think it was Beatles 1962-1966, the red album. I learned how to play the guitar, got a book full of Beatles songs and then I wanted to know them all.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on April 02, 2007, 02:34:56 PM
I do not recall.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on April 03, 2007, 03:06:53 PM
Quote from: 63

It's funny hearing different peoples stories depending on how old they are. I'm coming from a perspective of having grown up with them. It's a whole different thing for me, personally. Everything means something else to me. There are stages of my life I can relate to The Beatles, which obviously a lot of others around here can't. It's very interesting hearing how younger people have got into them. Especially the much younger people here. After all, why would you like a band from the 60's?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on April 03, 2007, 03:11:12 PM
Quote from: 483

 After all, why would you like a band from the 60's?

Subliminal messages man. They're in every Beatles song. And the CIA made it rain at Woodstock, and the FBI knocked off Jimmi because he knew THE TRUTH about what really went down between The Archies and President Johnson.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on April 03, 2007, 08:34:54 PM
I genrally think they were better songs in the 60's & 70's than now.
How can you beat songs like She Loves You, Help, Strawberry fields, etc.. list
goes on!
Songs of the kinks, who, beach boys, with of course Motown etc have always had an
everlasting quality with great hooks! I don't find a lot of music these days that measure
up to what they did or the beatles did. Maybe i was born at the wrong time...i dunno.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemania on April 03, 2007, 08:51:54 PM
Quote from: 614
Maybe i was born at the wrong time...i dunno.

Nooo! A lot of my friends-beatlefans think so too. You are wrong, people always don`t like somethink that they have now... You can listen to Beatles, and you should be happy)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on April 06, 2007, 03:23:34 AM
Quote from: 483

It's funny hearing different peoples stories depending on how old they are. I'm coming from a perspective of having grown up with them. It's a whole different thing for me, personally. Everything means something else to me. There are stages of my life I can relate to The Beatles, which obviously a lot of others around here can't. It's very interesting hearing how younger people have got into them. Especially the much younger people here. After all, why would you like a band from the 60's?

Well, I'm only 13 and I'd rather listen to the Beatles than some of these other bands anyday. (sorry if this insulted anybody, because I don't mean to, I'm just stating my opinion) And it's true, they are from the 60s, but they'll still be my favorite band.... no one is quite like them  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on April 06, 2007, 10:57:04 PM
You are so right, Tara!!
Just about every song is a classic & you can sing it over 30
or 40 years later. A lot of music & songs around these days is
just forgotten a year after it was made. There is a lot of great
singer-songwriters & bands out there today but i feel they
never get signed or anything. We have to put up with silly boy bands
& endless guitar bashes! (which i feel is such an insult to what George's played).
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Revolution on April 07, 2007, 10:50:32 AM
Tara , you're right. Much of today's music is all the same. Same sound, same voice. 2 albums later,the band is gone!Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Winter on April 14, 2007, 08:17:30 PM
My dad bought "The Beatles Anthology" book and then i firstly started interesting with The Beatles. Next day i played my first Beatle LP it was White Album and it was SO AMAZING for me ...
I couldnt stop hearing it ...
I still remember my first 3 or 4 months when i didnt know who sings what ...
I recognised only Ringos voice but hen in 4 months everything was clear ;)
And that's why Im Beatle fan.
Thanks for my daddy that he is Beatle fan too, and that he bought Anthology ...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: tangerine on April 14, 2007, 08:30:25 PM
Just realised I havent actually posted on here yet (as far as I can see)- and I probably should so..

Well I was really ignorant of the Beatles for ages- and just not into much music at all because all I had access to hearing was rubbish modern pop stuff on the radio which really did nothing for me- and I remember wondering how anyone can love a band absolutely loads because I hadn't heard music I really connected with. Then my Mum was playing Pink Floyd and I was just immediately taken by it and so I borrowed her CD (I was about 15 by this point) and then I figured since I liked it so much I should give some of the rest of my parent's CD collection a try so I got a few things- some Queen, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles '1' album. And I loved them all but then the Beatles one just blew me away- I didn't stop listening to it I was in awe of it and how varied the songs were. Then I found Sgt Pepper in their CD collection and that was even more amazing and then I gradually bought their other albums- probably bought my first own Beatles album when I was nearly 16 and now Im nearly 18 and a complete fan  :) And now I completely understand how someone can love music because I discovered older music and music that mattered and music means loads to me and I can't imagine the time when I was so oblivious to the Beatles and other greats like them!

The End
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Winter on April 14, 2007, 08:43:57 PM
when i found White Album i just was listening only that one about 1,5 months ...
I just cant stopped it was like a drug ;)
After that time i get another CD's ...
But now my favourit Beatle CD is Rubber Soul i think ...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on April 14, 2007, 08:59:16 PM
Quote from: 664
I just cant stopped it was like a drug ;)

You've got right on Winter!! ;)
their music just leaves you breathless for more & more!!! :)
When i first discovered them with Sgt Pepper, i woundn't stop playing it.
Listening to one album for months!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on April 14, 2007, 10:33:50 PM
I love hearing all these stories. It's really amazing, and fun! :)

Welcome to the board, Winter!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tara_the_beatle_freak on April 21, 2007, 01:03:35 AM
Quote from: 614
You are so right, Tara!!
Just about every song is a classic & you can sing it over 30
or 40 years later. A lot of music & songs around these days is
just forgotten a year after it was made. There is a lot of great
singer-songwriters & bands out there today but i feel they
never get signed or anything. We have to put up with silly boy bands
& endless guitar bashes! (which i feel is such an insult to what George's played).

I feel exactly the same way!

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: DarkSweetLady on April 23, 2007, 09:35:33 PM
My dad. That's who I credit. He's been playing there music since I was in the womb. He taught me EVERYTHING i know about them.
Since he is like  "All Knowing" about The Beatles, and I'm serious, it scares me how much he knows.

Ya, I just grew up  with there music. It was love at first listen.
   George all the way though! Definitely has been my favorite musician since ever!!!!

I know where your coming from Tara... I'm around your age and I don't like modern bands at all. No one compares!!!!

We were at this assembly at school... and the princible said something about the cosby show ended two years before we were born and he was surprised everyone knew what it was...
and I was like my band broke up 20 years before I was born!!!!

Oh well, enough talking I'll give someone else a chance to speak!

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on April 28, 2007, 03:20:26 AM
Hello, I am a new member on this forum. I discovered The Beatles when I was six. That year my dad picked up 1 and it changed my life. The tunes weren't like any of the music my friends or I had ever heard. Unfortunately, my dad worked late and wasn't home a lot so I mostly listened to what my mom listened to. Country music. Because of this my interest in The Beatles waned.  When I was 10 my parents divorced and while I was saddened by the event, I got to spend more time with my dad. During this I rediscovered my love for The Beatles as well as being introduced to artists such The Traveling Wiburys and Jimmy Buffet.  On my 12th birthday, I received my own copy of 1 further fueling my obsession. I am now 13 and today my dad and I enjoy not only listening to today's musicians but The Beatles as well (His favorite Album is Revolver). As you can tell my favorite Beatle While My Guitar Gently Weeps. So far I haven't convinced my brother who is 14 months younger, nor my sister who is seven to become Beatle fan (though my sister can name each Beatle on Sgt. Pepper's and Abbey Road.) This is how I discovered The Beatles.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on April 28, 2007, 03:54:19 AM
Welcome, DarkSweetLady and While My Guitar Gently Weeps. How neat that you discovered the Beatles while you're still growing up. I didn't really "find" them until my forties!

I hope you enjoy the forums! Cheers.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on April 28, 2007, 01:21:35 PM
YES WELCOME ALONG TO THE FORUMS WHILE MY GUITAR
GENTLY WEEPS! :) WOW, YOUR 13, BEATLE FANS SEEM TO BE GETTING YOUNGER!! ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on April 28, 2007, 03:10:32 PM
Welcome to the forums, While My Guitar Gently Weeps ... hope you'll enjoy them! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on May 04, 2007, 02:58:53 PM
I was in 7th grade and it was late November and I was watching tv one night and The Beatles "One" commercial came on and I thought "hm that looks pretty good. I will go out and buy it." So that's what I did and the rest is history.

Funny story though, when I was around 9 or 10 I had a Beatles calender and the reason I had one is because I saw the cover (Please Please Me album cover) of the calender and I thought that those guys looked cool and anyway I was flipping through the months and I saw the Magical Mystery Tour picture and I was confused and I actually asked my mom if those guys in the animal costumes were the same guys that were on the cover haha.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on May 04, 2007, 08:21:21 PM
Love your signiture JimmyMcCullochFan!! ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Sebastian on May 05, 2007, 09:01:16 PM
i was about 13-14 when i started to listen to the beatles seriously, it was around the time that the first anthology-box was released, in 1995. my dad bought me that one for christmas. before that i did listen to his lp's on the stereo, great times. i'm so grateful, they've inspired me alot.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on May 05, 2007, 09:08:24 PM
Welcome to the forums, Sebastian ... hope you'll enjoy them! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on May 05, 2007, 09:17:42 PM
Welcome Sebastian, enjoy the forums full of Beatle People! ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Sebastian on May 05, 2007, 10:13:10 PM
thank you raxo and andy!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The walrus on May 13, 2007, 11:41:56 AM
hey everyone, I'm new here. :)

I had discovered them recently like about 1 or 2 months ago. I was flipping through the TV guide when i came across the name "John Lennon" (it was a movie about him) the name sounded familiar (hippie website) and i just knew i had to watch this movie so i did. and i became facinated with this man even though it was just an actor playing him but i wanted to learn more so i went on the net to read about him. and i started reading about the beatles but i didn't take much notice. then i came across someones profile on a site, they had a youtube video clip of the beatle song "all you need is love" and right then and their i fell inlove and was like "wow" i started searching for more of their music and was blown away every time i herd a new song by them and thats where my obsessesion started and they still continue to amaze me with their wonderful music. and i just know i will love them forever.

I'm 17 years old and I wish i found them sooner but i was really lucky because my parents don't listen to music and everyone else is into hiphop and rap and mainstream music. so i was fortunate to discover the beatles and classic rock and i've never been happier. the beatles changed my life. I've herd of the beatles before(its hard not to) but never really noticed them until now. i must of been deaf or something lol.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on May 13, 2007, 02:06:41 PM
Okay, first of all, I am a young fan, I'm 14.  :) Well, I was flipping through a book about 6 months ago and saw a picture of the Sgt. Pepper album cover, and I thought it looked pretty interesting and I decided to buy it when I got the chance. I bought Love instead, just to introduce myself to the music. The next week, I bought Revolver, then Sgt. Pepper, etc, etc, etc. And now, I'm the one who tries to convince all my mainstream friends to listen to the Beatles. Most of them turn up their noses and tell me to get with the times, but two of them are starting to become fans. Between my parents and friends telling me to get my head out of the 60s, it's a wonder I'm even buying more albums..... oh well, I've always been pretty independent.........  ::)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on May 13, 2007, 02:08:06 PM
Oh and welcome the walrus!!!!  :)
Enjoy the forums!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on May 13, 2007, 02:50:55 PM
Welcome to the forums, The walrus ... hope you'll enjoy them!  :)
I became a fan at the same age more or less (well, I was younger than you) and it's great to have all your life to enjoy their music ... both of you, The walrus and Flaming Pie in the Sky are at the right forums!!! ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on May 13, 2007, 03:07:50 PM
Yes, Welcome 'The Walrus'!! Enjoy the forums! ;)
At last, you've discovered the greatest band ever & it's great to hear so
many young fans!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on May 13, 2007, 04:01:16 PM
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I saw the cover (Please Please Me album cover) of the calender and I thought that those guys looked cool
They were the ultimate in cool! My friend who was slightly younger than you when he first saw them says the same thing. For some reason, even when they were being goofy, they were cool. I guess it's because they actually were really being themselves-- they were sincerely fun-loving and witty. That honesty and genuineness gets across. Then, when you add the music..!  8)

Welcome, The walrus! Great story. The Beatles snuck up on me, too, only I missed them by many more years than you did. I didn't even have the excuse of having different music available, I just missed it! But I'm a big internet researcher, too. The more you find out, the more you want to know! This quartet really was bigger than life.

Flaming Pie in the Sky, sorry your parents are trying to rain on your parade. If you ask me, you're just a person who's drawn to well-crafted, fun, melodic music. What can be wrong with that!  ;D I'm glad you're pursuing your interest anyway. Not everyone is cynical. The Beatles are an antidote to a lot of life's miseries. Hang in there!

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on May 13, 2007, 04:04:05 PM
Honestly, like I listen to my parents  ;D
These are people who are in their 40s who like hip-hop better than classic rock- great musical role models
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on May 13, 2007, 04:09:51 PM
Fourtunetelly, music is in the mind and not in the body ...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on May 13, 2007, 04:21:32 PM
so very true
hey i'm a minimum member! woo hoo
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on May 13, 2007, 04:27:48 PM
Quote from: 687
so very true
hey i'm a minimum member! woo hoo

Congrats, Flaming Pie in the Sky!!!  ;D
I augur you better time soon!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The walrus on May 14, 2007, 09:29:51 AM
thanks for the welcome you guy's. wow this site is so welcoming! I love it :D and its so great to meet so many other beatle fans. thank god for the beatles!! is all i gotta say.  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on May 14, 2007, 12:36:23 PM
Quote from: 696
thanks for the welcome you guy's. wow this site is so welcoming! I love it :D and its so great to meet so many other beatle fans. thank god for the beatles!! is all i gotta say.  ;)
True fans are always very welcome! Great animotion! ;)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on May 14, 2007, 12:46:37 PM
Welcome The Walrus! I absoloutelly LOVE your Avatar and your sig (picture and quote).
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: real01 on June 03, 2007, 05:44:05 PM
Born 1981. It was in 1995, my cousin had some cassettes and gave me The Beatles 1967. - 1970. - it was an original cassette from 1973. - OK, it's not signed by the band members:-), but it's from the time when they split up but they were all alive and well. (And it's not for sale!.-)So I liked that album a lot. I was fourteen at the time, the net was not so spread, you couldn't find lyrics of the songs (and I wanted to sing along with the guys so baaad - although I don't have a great singing voice.:-) So I started to write down the lyrics, and because English isn't my native language, I had some problems. For example, I couldn't "transcript" Across The Universe, I had a lot of blanks, it looked like this:

Words are....  
They slip... as they...
across the universe etc.
 
Another song that I liked was Penny Lane, but it was also hard for me to transcript. Let me just say that I thought it was a - love song. Why? Well, the "logic" was this: Penny Lane - a name for a girl (well, it could be, right?) - and the song had lyrics "Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes..." Much later I discovered "suburban skies" and figured out what the song is about.

And of course, I liked Strawberry Fields, A Day in the Life, The Long and Winding Road, Le It Be...

Then I started to buy cassettes
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: wingsman on July 09, 2007, 11:31:16 AM
How did I discover the Beatles? Well, it's pretty weird, because I listened to Beatles music since was a little litle boy but never was a real Beatles fan until I was 16...
Let's see. My father was a Beatles fan when he was young (but when they split up, he became a Rolling Stones fan  >:( >:( >:( ). Anyway, he have all the studio albums in his youth, but somehow he losted them. So, the only thing he conserved was some Beatles cassettes (recorded by him, directly from the vinyl albums...) so I discovered them when I was 6 I think...  :B  I remember the first song I played was 'Cebolla de Vidrio' (Glass Onion!), in the 'Selections from the White Album' cassette. I also remember an Abbey Road cassette, and a Tripping The Live Fantastic Highlights! cassette!! (One of my sweetest memories from my childhood is to play the latter and hear the first brass notes from 'Got to get you into my life...'  :'( )

I grow up listen to Beatles in radio, but it wasn't until when I was 14 that I really discovered them! My couisin gave me a copy of Sgt. Pepper's... What can I said? I was really impressed. Since then I became a Beatles fan, buying all their albums month to month. Currently I'm buying the Anthology albums. Later I began purchasing Lennon, Harrison and specially McCartney albums. Specially McCartney! I'm a huge McCartney fan, my room is filled with Macca photos, the first song I learned to play in my piano is The Long And Winding Road.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on July 09, 2007, 02:15:24 PM
Quote from: 713
the first song I learned to play in my piano is The Long And Winding Road.

Not a bad start! ;)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Dark Phoenyx on July 10, 2007, 12:14:58 AM
Well I have to go back in time to the 70's when a local channel showed re-runs of the Beatles cartoons.  I just loved the music.  I remember singing during the singalong part and in part that's how I learnt English, because my native language is Spanish.
 ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Octie on July 12, 2007, 11:15:57 PM
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Another song that I liked was Penny Lane, but it was also hard for me to transcript. Let me just say that I thought it was a - love song. Why? Well, the "logic" was this: Penny Lane - a name for a girl

My Mum thought the same thing, i mean that Penny Lane was a name...  ;D (until K_E and I became fans...)


Quote from: 766
Well I have to go back in time to the 70's when a local channel showed re-runs of the Beatles cartoons.  I just loved the music.  I remember singing during the singalong part and in part that's how I learnt English, because my native language is Spanish.
 ;D

Yeah, the Beatles helped me with English as well! When I was a kid learning English back at primary school, the teacher let us listen to Octopus's Garden, and we had the words in the textbook... I remember not understanding the meaning of "shade"  :D And I really liked that song. I guess that's another reason why I really like it even now... brings back memories and all... And then when I became a fan I was so surprised to find out that it's a Beatles song! [size=9](and that it's Ringo who sang it ^____^ )[/size]

Then later, when I was slightly older and we actually moved to an English-speaking country, I was trying ot improve my English with a book that came with a cassette. In one exercise, I had to listen to Hey Jude on the cassette and fill in the gaps in the lyrics in the book. I must admit, I didn't do too well on this one, I had a lot of "blanks" (like you, real01  ;D). And I thought "you have found her" was "you have phoned her"!  :D But i liked this song too, and at least this time I knew it was the Beatles (though it didn't really "mean" anything until I became a fan)

so, looks like the Beatles are always there for us, be it for fun or for study!  :)

By the way, great stories, everyone! ^___^
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: fendertele on July 19, 2007, 12:39:23 AM
me and my mate used to used to like other bands i was a huge blur fan and he was a huge oasis lol we used to argue all the time about who was best and on one of our many skives from school we started to skive off in comet as it had loads of things to do and one day on the music cd post there was loads of random albums and the beatles red and blue so wed just stand and listen to that every time we were dogging school:P we never argued again over blur and oasis as we found another band we both loved :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 19, 2007, 01:03:19 AM
Great!  I learned some new slang!

Welcome to the Forum fendertele.  Enjoy the show!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: kalidoscopeyes on July 19, 2007, 01:38:48 AM
hmm it was 8th grade music class! we watched Help! and A Hard Days Night and it got me hooked for SOME reason.. :) and i'm glad!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 19, 2007, 04:33:26 AM
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hmm it was 8th grade music class! we watched Help! and A Hard Days Night and it got me hooked for SOME reason.. :) and i'm glad!

Oh thats not fair. I want to watch Beatles in school! But great story kaleidoscopeyes.

Welcome too! I absoloutely love your avatar and your name  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Flaming Pie in the Sky on July 19, 2007, 01:03:42 PM
Quote from: 784
hmm it was 8th grade music class! we watched Help! and A Hard Days Night

Lucky duck!  :D
Welcome aboard  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: raxo on July 19, 2007, 09:01:54 PM
Welcome to the forums, kalidoscopeyes ... hope you'll enjoy them!  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: kalidoscopeyes on July 19, 2007, 09:37:07 PM
Quote from: 596

Oh thats not fair. I want to watch Beatles in school! But great story kaleidoscopeyes.

Welcome too! I absoloutely love your avatar and your name  ;)

haha thank you!! :) we're quite similar wouldn't you say? ha very glad to be here!  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 19, 2007, 10:50:18 PM
Quote from: 784
haha thank you!! :) we're quite similar wouldn't you say? ha very glad to be here!  ;D

Thats a pleasure. Yes, we are similar: similar name, close age and similar gender. Glad you are here too! Hope to interact* with you more often


*Who knows why i used this word...?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on July 20, 2007, 01:38:37 PM
Welcome kalidoscopeyes to the forums! Hope you enjoy them! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Leopard Skin Pill Box Man on July 21, 2007, 02:38:42 PM
I loved the first year of discovering the Beatles. It started when I, completely out of the blue, bought the Beatles 1 album. Know that I listened nothing at all close to Beatles at the time. It was all Metallica, and a few other heavy metal bands, but the Beatles opened me up to everything. From then on I loved discovering new Beatles songs I had never heard before. If I had a chance to visit a time of my life again, that would probably be where I would like to go.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: fendertele on July 21, 2007, 03:09:48 PM
welcome leopard skin yeah all there work is varied you find something new in each album, sometimes from track to track thats one of the great things about the beatles they constantly reinvented themselves when others stuck to the same format, thats why they are so huge because almost every person you know will maybe not be fan but will al certainly love at least one song as they cover such a wide range of styles some of my friends are really into techno music and they dont like any guitar music but they absolutly love within you without you/tommorow never knows as it has a trancy feel to it where as with other bands like stones and oasis and practically all other bands i know of you either like them or dont as the stick to the same formula :) i also love another band called blur as they have the same way of working they do there music in trilogys and every album has like a door to the next album where it is a mix of what there doing now and a mix of whats to come  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on July 21, 2007, 03:53:21 PM
Welcome Leopard Skin Pill Box Man. Great name!! ;)
Enjoy the forums! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Leopard Skin Pill Box Man on July 21, 2007, 06:41:23 PM
Thanks for the welcomes! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on July 22, 2007, 06:32:15 AM
And one more welcome.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on July 31, 2007, 04:52:19 AM
I saw on several websites before a section where you could share the story of how you became a Beatles fan. I hope this is a pretty good idea and that it's not already on this forum. Well, anyways, here's my story:

I've pretty much known who the Beatles were my whole life, because my parents and all my aunts and uncles love them and grew up in the sixties. I just knew that they were something big, but I didn't know literally anything about them. I'd heard some of their songs when I was a little kid back in the mid and late 90s. But then, a little over a year ago, I heard a familiar song play on a jukebox in a restruant, it was "Love Me Do". I'm like, hey, I know this song, who is it? And my parents said it was the Beatles, and I became interested. Then a few weeks later, my mom and I were at the Hard Rock Cafe in Cleveland Ohio, and the tvs that day were showing a lot of Beatles. My mom began telling me about them more, so I went home and listened to the "One" CD and fell in love with it. A lot of the songs sounded familiar again. The music just clicked, and then I looked at my dad's Anthology book, and just became obsessed from then on. It's not the most interesting story ever, but I'm extremely happy that I happened to find them, or did they find me? Either way, my life would be empty without them. ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueJayWay22 on July 31, 2007, 08:00:37 PM
I first discovered them when I was really little, my mom was a huge fan so I grew up to their music then when I was six or seven I watched A Hard Days Night and Help! on TCM and have loved them ever since. My first DVD purchase was the special edition of A Hard Day's Night. I find that now that I am older I have really started to appreciate them more and have learned more about them then when I was a little girl!
Long Live The Beatles!!!
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Also welcome to the forums kalidoscopeyes I am new here too! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on July 31, 2007, 08:29:25 PM
Welcome to the show BlueJayWay22 and Beatlemaniac64. Have fun!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: walrus_21 on August 01, 2007, 01:29:13 AM
Wow.  How do you ...?
I was born in January '62, with four older siblings who were into the Beatles.  So I was 2 when Ed Sulllivan was on, and I used to swear I remember it, simply because of the excitement of being around the TV with my older brothers for this "thing."  People have told me it isn't possible.  I'm not sure.
But I grew up on their vinyl.  In my basement, on my suitcase Emerson.  Meet the Beatles and Beatles VI, especially.  Funny -- those two had "This Boy" and "Yes It Is," two songs that still blow me away.  
When I was maybe 5, my sister once said something about who wrote a particular song.  I said, "People write songs?
She said, "What did you think?"
I said, "I thought computers wrote them."  
To defend myself -- computers were all over popular culture at the time as these evil-genius things; all those Sci-Fi TV shows.  And, I just couldn't fathom how you came up with something like "Yes It Is."  It was otherworldly, to me.   I guess I wasn't the brightest young lad.
My first puchase was MMT, for $5 at Zayre.  My brother had the Walrus single and SFF/Penny Lane, and I wanted those.  And what I got besides ... good Lord.
I could go on and on.  They've shaped my entire life.  I can't imagine it without them.  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on August 01, 2007, 09:03:25 AM
Nice story Walrus. I don't think a computer could write a song as good as SFF!! ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on August 01, 2007, 09:13:29 AM
God created The Beatles! Computers wrote SFF! My world is being turned upside down.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on August 01, 2007, 09:32:03 AM
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I said, "I thought computers wrote them."  
To defend myself -- computers were all over popular culture at the time as these evil-genius things; all those Sci-Fi TV shows.  And, I just couldn't fathom how you came up with something like "Yes It Is."  It was otherworldly, to me.   I guess I wasn't the brightest young lad.


When transistor radios first came out I was convinced that because of their size they could only play music and not words. In retrospect I think it was because my parents big old wireless was tuned to serious radio, while my older brother's groovy little red tranny was permanently tuned to the new fangled popular music station.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Whoever on August 01, 2007, 10:21:16 AM
So you was a bit of a divvy even back in them days... :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on September 01, 2007, 05:53:24 PM
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I grew up with them.



Same here. I'm an EXTREMELY PROUD first generation Beatles fan...meaning I was there at the beginning. I remember distinctly seeing them on Sullivan in early Feb, '64 on CBS. We were still living in my homestate   (northern NJ) (only ten miles from nyc)  Mind you, I was a mere child of 10 at the time, but the buzz that had been building the previous few weeks about their immiment arrival here (and how Murray-the-K was just about going nuts on the radio hyping them (WNEW) (not to mention Bruce Morrow--"Cousin Brucie"--another extremely famous DJ in the metro ny area at the time). Everybody NOW has seen the famous footage of them getting off the plane at JFK (note: it might've still been called Idewild then because Kennedy was just killed only 2 months earlier--I can't remember exactly WHEN they changed the airport's name--but I DO remember the TV news then made such a big thing when JPGR touched down ! (I look back and I think it was not too far from our house in Teaneck NJ...but I wasnt able to be there:( --later I made up for THAT when they came to Shea a year later !! (but that's for another post:) THEN THE SULLIVAN THING HAPPENED ON TV. We were ALL ready for that. I'm lucky enough to come from a family that got into music so my father wasnt the type to frown down on them (except for the hair part LOL..but after they started to play, that part was forgotten by him)They were AMAZING ! My mother said it was all too loud (hahaha yeah, right--43 YEARS AGO and I still remember her saying that)I remember Ed could barely finish introducing them when the INCESSANT SCREAMS BEGAN--I remember that part so well. Ed was probably thinking to himself STFU !!! lol The kids just would'nt shut up...but this was, after all,  the hallmark of "beatlemania" so it was something everyone got accustomed to in the 60's. If u just MENTIONED any of their names it was instant pandemoneum. But SO MUCH ELSE about the period was very exciting and NEW because of the Fab. It was a pretty innocent time compared to now and I'd go back there if I could, believe me. EVERYBODY talked about the Beatles almost all the time---no one EVER saw anything like this before. EVERY RADIO station played them non-stop, Beatles mechandise was everywhere. I had a "beatle wig" lmao..damn I wish I'd KEPT it..it'd probably be worth a fortune now. People that were older said that Elvis brought about almost as much hysteria...but EVEN THEY said it was NOTHING like what JPGR set off...no kidding! I was there! (and I wouldnt trade my "kid in the 60's memories of the British Invasion" for all the money in the world. When The Fab first appeared on Sullivan (and several more Sundays after that) the country was GLUED to the set. You HAD to watch them...God must've planned the timing--it seems so obvious to me now--we  NEEDED the healing after JFK assasination--people of my generation (the kids of the sixties) always remember how dark & sad everything was in late '63 after the President was killed. Camelot was destroyed. Some heavy-duty melancholy was going on. When '64 dawned everyone was still in mourning--it took The Beatles invasion to make everyone forget that sadness. JPGR NOT ONLY changed music, they changed HISTORY. You had to BE there to really appreciate those times. Anyway, I could write a THOUSAND more things about it, but it would be longer than "war & peace"--so I better save all that for later. Meanwhile, I just made myself real nostalgic---think I better go listen to With The Beatles and just let the memories flood back. PEACE
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Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on September 01, 2007, 07:52:19 PM
Great post, Mean Mr. Mustard! I love your personal views of the time. It's very exciting!

I was 5 then, too young to appreciate it. I remember JFK being killed. My mom was crying and my dad came home from work and they sat forlornly in front of the television set. I was awed by this parental display of emotion. Overwhelmed, I remember asking my mother, "Did you know him?"

But I don't remember the Beatles arriving at all. For that, I need people like you. Cheers.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: walrus_21 on September 01, 2007, 10:27:33 PM
I was 5 then, too young to appreciate it. I remember JFK being killed. My mom was crying and my dad came home from work and they sat forlornly in front of the television set. I was awed by this parental display of emotion. Overwhelmed, I remember asking my mother, "Did you know him?"

Hari --

I didn't put this in because I go on too long anyway, but THAT's the reason I thought I remembered Ed Sullivan at two years old -- because I could swear my first memory was my mom crying at JFK's death.  I swear it -- I can remember exactly where she was sitting and such.  People keep insisting that she was watching an anniversary program on the news, or something.  But it was the shock of seeing her cry.  Definitely.  

best, w
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on September 02, 2007, 01:42:51 AM
Wow, yes, walrus_21. Powerful memory. Mom was in the family room. I can still see where she's standing, and my dad coming in next to her, silently putting an arm around her. I knelt on the sofa in the living room and looked out the big front window to the street, trying to work out what was happening. It was like the world was ending.

That's why this struck such a chord:
Quote from: Mean Mr. Mustard
we  NEEDED the healing after JFK assasination--people of my generation (the kids of the sixties) always remember how dark & sad everything was in late '63 after the President was killed. Camelot was destroyed. Some heavy-duty melancholy was going on.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on September 05, 2007, 06:00:36 PM
Thx harihead and Walrus for totally understanding where I was coming from w/ all that. Even if you were only a child when JPGR stepped onto American soil for the first time (or should I say, airport tarmac), then you're someone I can relate to...you're a "Beatle person." Only 77 days prior to their much-heralded arrival in the States, the terrible events in Dealey Plaza the previous November had blown a hole deep into the American psyche just as sure as it did into JFK himself. As you both described very well, we watched the horrified reaction of our elders who vainly tried to shield the children of the early sixties from the aweful truth of what happened that day in Texas. But there was no hiding from it. The all-pervasive gloom had taken hold that entire weekend. The indelible images were forever to be a part of those who lived through it...regardless of age. I was just a grade school kid from Jersey-home that particular Friday with asthma, watching a Slinky toy making it's way down a steep flight of stairs in the dim hallway of our apartment building. Inside the apartment my mother was ironing while watching The Edge of Night on our black and white Motorola. Suddenly I heard her call out from inside "Oh my God !", which startled me enough to lose all interest in the Slinky and came running in to ask her what was wrong. She said nothing. She had pulled the plug on the iron and was seated in the den's brown-upholstered lounge chair with a look of horror on her face that I'd never seen before or since. She stared intently at the tv set, and there was Cronkite himself, I recall seeing how ashen-faced and shaken he was as he broke the news to a nation taken totally unaware. Kennedy was shot. We did not hear "dead" yet just "shot in a motorcade". The rest of that weekend was kind of a blur for me. As a child of 10, the full impact of this event was lost on me, but the pall of the people around me was remembered...even now, 44 years later I can see in my mind's eye Ruby shooting Oswald, the solemn funeral procession through Washington DC, Jackie Kennedy's dark veil (and her numb, stunned yet stoic face behind it)...and I remember John John saluting....everyone alive at that time remembers that. It was....all too much.
Then came 1964. The early weeks of this new year brought no relief from the national trauma and no one ever suspected the amazing uplift that was just around the corner. In the grief-stricken winter months of 1963 there were curious murmors coming from across the Atlantic of this "new" music which was stirring up the UK. Of course, American AM radio was still heavily-laden with teen idol fluff from Bobby Vee to Shelley Faberes with seemingly no end in sight....but these "artists" had no idea that their days were surely numbered. That winter, I remember some blonde-haired girl in a seat two rows away from me in school excitingly saying something about "the beetles are coming" (b-e-e-t-l-e-s ??) We thought at first she meant she was bringing insects in for Show-and-Tell, but we soon got wise. When I look back I think that kid must've been in the "in" crowd or something..apparently the little miscreant had caught the "bug" before the rest of us and I remain eternally jealous of her for that   :D(anyway, by January of the new year the "buzz" was everywhere. The anticipation of almost every kid and teen in the tri-state area was palpable. The late-great "Murray-The-K" of WNEW radio in NYC was really stoking the flames (and Bruce Morrow "Cousin Brucie"-another very famous NY DJ I grew up with at the time had also joined the formidable hype-bandwagon)--this is why when The Fab finally got here (to NY first, I'm proud to say), American kids were READY--there in frenzied, fainting force. As for me, I wasn't lucky enough to be at JFK International that cold February day in '64 --but I made up for that a year later when the guys invaded Shea Stadium--mind you, I was miles away from the stage and they were tiny little figures that I couldnt hear either, but I knew I could still claim bragging rights in my old age by being one of the lucky few to say they actually saw THE BEATLES IN CONCERT !...a memory I'll cherish till I die. The kids at the airport no longer had anything on me.
Then came Sullivan.. MY GOD WHAT AN EVENT!  I think everyone in the U.S. was watching CBS that night. It's been said that there was hardly any crime on the streets that evening..I remember the anticipation of sitting in front of the bigger tv in the family room impatiently sitting through intermidable "pop-pop, fizz fizz" Alka-Seltzer and Chevy commercials waiting for Sullivan to come back on..
The vivid memories I have of that night remain staggering. Before Ed could even finish introducing them, the incessant screaming began and never let up for the entire show! (That noise of course is now considered a hallmark of Beatlemania, but it took a little getting used to in the early days--eventually it drove the boys themselves nuts) Luckily, the sound reproduction that fabled Sunday evening was good (at least for that time) and we could actually hear JPGR. (nevertheless, I can't help remembering my mother's famous comment--"it's all too loud!" with loving affection)(and yes, my father complained about their hair --as did every self-respecting patriarch of that era. Thankfully all these criticisms ultimately fell on dead ears..shut up, Dad!!..The Beatles are on !!))Looking back, the whole thing was new, exciting AND revolutionary. I hate having to repeat this tired old phrase..but...you really had to be there to appreciate the mood of the country then.
From national tragedy to the all-encompassing novelty of Beatlemania all occurring in such a short time span was stunning.  After Kennedy, we really thought we'd never recover. Children watching their parents crying at the breakfast table, flags continually hung at half mast, nothing seemed secure. But from darkness came light....and it was a light that emanated from a truly unlikely source...it came in the form of four English boys from Merseyside. From Sullivan onwards I've remained a dedicated (even fanatical) Beatle fan. It's means just about everything to me (note to self: dude, you gotta get out more :D) Seriously, I believe wholeheartedly that God planned the timing of their historic arrival to these then heartbroken shores. Nothing is ever by accident. JPGR saved this country from unraveling at a crucial, harrowing  juncture in our history. I believe this. At least no one can deny they saved America's kids.  Where would we have gone in those gloomy, frenetic days?? The Beatles are the rightful owners of my childhood...not the Yankees, not Batman...the Beatles  LONG LIVE THE FAB
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Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on September 05, 2007, 08:41:26 PM
OH, i would have done anything to have been there!!! i was born toooooooooo late! >:( :P :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on September 05, 2007, 10:34:01 PM
that's ok Andy..if u love The Beatles, that's good enough !!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on September 05, 2007, 11:14:03 PM
Quote from: Mean Mr. Mustard
"the beetles are coming" (b-e-e-t-l-e-s  We thought at first she meant she was bringing insects in for Show-and-Tell, but we soon got wise.
;D

Great write-up, Mean Mr. Mustard. Thanks so much for sharing such rich memories. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on September 05, 2007, 11:59:26 PM
 :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Klang on September 11, 2007, 02:36:52 AM
As for many, it was the first 'Ed Sullivan Show' appearance that turned my life around. What a night!

 :)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on September 11, 2007, 08:32:30 PM
Great posts, Mean Mr.Mustard! I really enjoyed reading your personal experiences, and thanks for sharing! Unfortunately, I wasn't around to see all of this happen (I'm just 16), except for in my Beatle movies. But, both of my parents say that they remember Beatlemania and watching them on the Ed Sullivan Show. My mom was about 8 and my dad about 7 at the time. My mom especially was a big fan before they appeared on the show, and she remembers her two older sisters sitting inches in front of the tv screen, and practically crying and just going hysterical! She also remembers dancing around the room to the music! And my dad said he heard She Loves You play endlessly on the radio every single morning for weeks. My mom collected every single one of those trading cards that came with the bubble gum, and EVERYTHING else Beatley. Unfortunately, when she moved out of her parents' house, her mom threw ALL OF IT AWAY!!! That stuff would be worth soooo much now, and plus I would enjoy it soooooo much. The only thing we have is some old records she had from the '60s, and 4 books, including In His Own Write, all over 40 years old. I'm so angry that all of that valuable stuff is gone!  >:(

I really wish that I could've been around to see all of this happen, my movies can't compare to actually being there. You and all of the other people that experienced it must feel very proud and lucky to have been there. I even feel nostalgic when watching Beatle movies of this time, even though I wasn't there. I really feel like I'm living in the '60s most of the time. I love everything about that decade, especially the music and the Beatles. It's funny, 'cause most kids around today love that thing they call music that's around now. I'm fortunately out of the ordinary, because I love all of the music from back then! A lot (I'm not saying all) of kids nowadays really don't understand what true music is, and they don't understand about the impact that the Beatles had on this world. They don't even know the names of the Beatles, what decade they're from, what some of their songs are, nothing. They're missing out on something truly special, that happened over 40 years ago and is still continuing to happen today. They have no idea about Beatlemania and what it is. I'm just very thankful that I discovered this wonderous thing called the Beatles. I'm not really sure how, but I think our lives today might be different if not for the Beatles having the huge impact that they did.

And I agree that everything truly happens for a reason, and the Beatles are like the epitomy of that. LONG LIVE THE BEATLES!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The End on September 11, 2007, 09:33:55 PM
Hi Mean Mr Mustard!!

I tried posting this to you in a PM but it kept bouncing back fro some reason. Anyway....

I just wanted to say that the two pieces you wrote in the "How did you discover..." section were bloody brilliant!! To get a perspective from someone who was not only was there, but was permanently affected by the events of that Feb in 1964 is just priceless!

I am REALLY looking forward to hearing your Shea Stadium story!

If I haven't said it already, WELCOME ABOARD MATE!

Speak soon

All the best

AL ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: wingsman on September 13, 2007, 02:27:46 PM
Quote from: 614
OH, i would have done anything to have been there!!! i was born toooooooooo late! >:( :P :)

Yeah, me too. By the way, when you born, Andy?  :P
I was born in May 22, 1988.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on September 13, 2007, 05:35:45 PM
Quote from: 713

Yeah, me too. By the way, when you born, Andy?  :P
I was born in May 22, 1988.  :)

I was born 6th December 1982. :)
wow, i didn't know you were younger than me!  :o

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on September 18, 2007, 09:49:10 PM
born March 2nd, 1953 (ten years and five days after my fellow Piscean Beatle, Mr. Harrison) so yeah, DEFINITELY old enough to have lived through the Beatles hey days..

lucky me ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on September 18, 2007, 11:55:31 PM
Quote from: 829

lucky me ;D

lucky you!!

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on September 18, 2007, 11:59:58 PM
guess it's no accident that I turned my Myspace page into a Beatles Shrine of sorts... ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: bobbydylanlover on September 20, 2007, 10:56:32 PM
When I was 8 or 9 my sister was playing Eleanor Rigby, and I was like
"WOW, who is this?"
"The Beatles!"
And I was talking about that song for weeks
So for my 10th birthday my dad got me the White Album on cassette

Hello, new life.
Really, that first tone of Back in the USSR changed me.
A lot.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Buttmunker on September 22, 2007, 02:40:13 PM
My story is like a simple twist of fate.

I guess I've known the Beatles songs all my life, but nothing really "got in," mainly because I was never a "music person" growing up.  I was a "TV person," and that was it.

I didn't start getting into music until 1989/90.  Anyway, in 1993, I was in a record store, and lo and behold, what do mine eyes see before me, but big display cases, one red, one blue, both holding BEATLES!  Yes, it was the release of the Red and Blue albums, and I picked up both, immensely curious to what was contained inside.

Well, I ain't never looked back since.  Its been a great journey so far.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: oscaro on October 06, 2007, 01:19:03 AM
I saw the cartoons when I was 10, now I have almost 32 and my whole life is influenced by them ;D
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Panamericana Television.. como olvidarlo, estaba en el cole ::)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: fendertele on October 06, 2007, 06:27:10 AM
welcome oscaro  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Buttmunker on October 23, 2007, 03:47:07 PM
While I always knew they existed, I really first got exposed to them when I was 19 years old, when I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada from the Bronx, NY in 1989.  

Its funny.  And to keep a long story short ... I was into NewWave when I was in New York, and was very contemporary in the music I listened to.  When I got to Vegas, I found nothing but country, dance music, and oldies.

Out of the three options, I chose Oldies.  And I'm glad I did - I discovered so much great music, that I spent 99.9% of my time at college just sitting in the library reading about these bands.  (it also explains why I never finished college.)  Well, long story short (didn't I just say that), I heard the Beatles on the Oldies station, and really got interested.

My interest finally peaked when the "Red" and "Blue" CD's were released in 1993.  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on October 26, 2007, 03:32:39 PM
Well, it seems to me, it happened when my mum was in a family way with me, or may be even before:)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on October 28, 2007, 01:33:56 AM
Welcome to the forums Appletree! Enjoy them!  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nothing_is_real on October 28, 2007, 11:17:41 PM
Quote from: 713

Yeah, me too. By the way, when you born, Andy?  :P
I was born in May 22, 1988.  :)

Wingsman, we have the same birthday. I was born May 22, 1986.  ;)

I discovered the Beatles when I was a fetus in my mom's belly and she would sing Beatles lullabies to me! Hehe. She always told me I was a Beatles fan before I was born. I don't ever remember a time when I dared think there was anything better than the Beatles.

Also, the first book I ever learned to read was an illustrated book with the lyrics to Imagine. I'd say my parents raised me right.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on October 29, 2007, 02:50:56 PM
Quote from: 800

Also, the first book I ever learned to read was an illustrated book with the lyrics to Imagine. I'd say my parents raised me right.

Wow, your parents sound great!! That's what i call a good childhood! ;)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Euan Buchan on December 07, 2007, 12:16:25 AM
It was in 1999 I ws bored and thaught I'd go through my parents CD's and came across The Beatles I picked up The Past Masters Vol 1 Album and after hearing "She Loves You" it just came to that started buying Posters etc and here I'am
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on December 07, 2007, 12:19:44 AM
Quote from: 986
It was in 1999 I ws bored and thaught I'd go through my parents CD's and came across The Beatles I picked up The Past Masters Vol 1 Album

Not a bad place to start. Hows the collection coming on?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: jennypenny80 on December 10, 2007, 04:28:41 PM
 ummm when I was four (1985) I had a cabbage patch record player and  my mother gave me some beatle 45s to play on it :) I remember just boncing around to "I wanna hold your hand". Sad thing is I think I broke one of them! I lost touch for a while then got back into them in 1995...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Euan Buchan on December 10, 2007, 04:34:54 PM
Quote from: 483

Not a bad place to start. Hows the collection coming on?

Not bad though I've taken a few posters down to pit new ones up nice having a change
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kevin on December 10, 2007, 04:46:56 PM
Very stoned and listening to The Blue Album in '76. At the time I wondered why they included what I thought was a (rather trite) cover by some guy called Richard Starkey.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on December 11, 2007, 12:04:17 AM
Welcome to the forums jennypenny80!, enjoy! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: little miss bohemian on December 11, 2007, 12:34:53 AM
My mother grew up with The Beatles and played their records constantly when I was young. I'd watch Shiningtime Station with Ringo Starr (and to this day I REFUSE to give up my Thomas the Tank Engine VHS because he does all the narration). So in a sense I was raised to appreciate them. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nothing_is_real on December 11, 2007, 02:46:46 AM
Quote from: 990
My mother grew up with The Beatles and played their records constantly when I was young. I'd watch Shiningtime Station with Ringo Starr (and to this day I REFUSE to give up my Thomas the Tank Engine VHS because he does all the narration). So in a sense I was raised to appreciate them. :)

WHAT? That was Ringo?! No wonder I loved that so much!

Wow, didn't know.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: CompleteUnkown on December 12, 2007, 06:15:25 AM
I always knew about them growing up when I was younger since my mom was a Beatles fan, but never really got into them. But when I returned from my long "music listening" hiatus for about 4 years, I started getting into and appreciating classic rock and music from the 60s. I first got into Bob Dylan, and then the Beatles.

My mom had both the Beatles collections 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 on CD (she has a lot of more their albums on vinyl). She also has Help! on CD and The Beatles One. So anyway, I really started getting into them and became a huge fan. I also loved going on YouTube and looking through A LOT of the Beatles videos that they have - interviews, live performances, songs that I didn't have, etc...

I plan on getting quite a few of their albums on CD, but want to wait until the Remasters are out (I can't WAIT!).

It's so hard for me to pick a favorite Beatle. For me, it's usually between Paul and John. Like for example, I love John's voice so much with his songs, but Paul wrote my favorite song, Let It Be. And as for the other two, Ringo is just plain cool while George is awesome in his own right. It's just impossible for me to pick a favorite. It just depends on the day and what I'm in the mood for.

Well, that's my story.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: little miss bohemian on December 13, 2007, 09:31:25 PM
Quote from: 800

WHAT? That was Ringo?! No wonder I loved that so much!

Wow, didn't know.

Yep! He was the original conductor before George Carlin took over.

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bitterpill on December 15, 2007, 08:41:15 PM
I discovered the Beatles on December 8, 1980. I wondered what all the fuss was about in regards to this guy all over the news. So being an industrious 10 year old, I pulled out all my parents' records and listened and listened. And I've never stopped listening. Even though the world lost some light that day, I gained the greatest music ever heard.

Merry Kringle!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on December 15, 2007, 10:43:07 PM
Quote from: 699
I discovered the Beatles on December 8, 1980.

oh my, what a date to discover them..
Welcome along to DM's Bitterpill! Enjoy them! :)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on December 19, 2007, 09:38:59 PM
well my brother taught me about Beatles when i was around 12.. and i just fell in love with their music.
all i remember was me singing and dancing around the house with ' I Want to Hold Your Hand'  :D
actually theres a funny story there.. hehe
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on December 19, 2007, 11:28:52 PM
Welcome Shine_on5! Enjoy the forums!
would you care to tell us the funny story?  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on December 24, 2007, 07:31:52 PM
I'm new. MERRY X-MAS and Happy GNU year Beatle ppl! I was born in San Mateo, Cali but I live in the sh*t hole of the Western World, NW PA. I have Latino blood, and contrary to popular opinion, we dont all listen to Santana, Shakira, The Tijuana Brass, Ricky Martin, Los Lobos and Richie Valens...some of us totally dig the old 60's Beatles stuff from the 60's...that's me..I'm 39, but I've been obsessed since 10. (not too much into  McCartney's solo stuff (he got kind of weak over the years 4 my taste)--although I'm pretty well-versed in all of his stuff and the others--much more a Lennon and Harrison admirer.


SavoyTruffle
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: mr kite on December 24, 2007, 07:59:29 PM
Welcome all new Beatle people  8)

Nothing wrong with Santana Savoy Truffle    ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on December 26, 2007, 09:30:18 PM
Welcome to the forums Savoy Truffle! & merry christmas &
a happy new year!

Andy  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Dark Phoenyx on December 26, 2007, 11:08:52 PM
Quote from: 883
I saw the cartoons when I was 10, now I have almost 32 and my whole life is influenced by them ;D
([url]http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/online/exhibitions/beatles/promotional/graphics/beatles_programme_colour.jpg[/url])

Panamericana Television.. como olvidarlo, estaba en el cole ::)



Exactly like me, I discovered them through the cartoons too, and the rest is history!

Hola Oscaro!!  Bienvenido.   ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 02, 2008, 06:02:30 PM
Just discovered this nice forum and enjoyed reading some entries.
 
I was five years old and in kindergarden when the U.S. mania started in January 1964, three months after JFK which is one of my earliest memories.  My parents must have picked up on it because I don't think i was aware of them.  It was my parents who must have put the radio on for all the hype building up to their first US trip. We were living outside New York City at the time, not far from Idlewild / JFK airport, so it seemed very close at the time, even at 5 years old because your imagination is so boundless at that age.  I think the first Sullivan show was probably that magic moment it crystalized.  Even at that age I became obsessed with the records, grounding the first two albums into a plastic mess by overplaying them on my little victorola.

I also remember reciving a too-large-for-me Beatle sweatshirt and my father winning the Hard Days Night album during a call in contest from a radio station.  Other memories include going to see Hards Day's Night at the Valley Stream drive in theatre in my pajamas, all the Beatles toys, games and Halloween costumes, and playing endless air guitar with my first grade mate in his attic pretending to be the Beatles (I had to be John)  8).  

By the time I was nine years old I wasn't able to quite follow  Strawberry Pepper and shifted to a life long love of country music (odd living on Long Island).  Got back on board at the end, just in time for Abbey Road as a 12 year old when I had paper route money to buy records.  I haven't left since.  

While I feel fortunate to have lived during their period together, I've always been jealous of a friend of mine, around the same age, who's father took her to see the Beatles live in Kilburn, London when she was six years old.  WOW!  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on January 02, 2008, 06:27:34 PM
Nice reading ifoundout. Welcome aboard and we hope you'll enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on January 02, 2008, 10:12:11 PM
Great intro, ifoundout. Welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on January 03, 2008, 08:27:17 AM
Nice story ifoundout. Welcome to the forums.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: MemorialAddress on January 03, 2008, 08:57:16 PM
Ive always known about them most of my life, but I really never paid attention and REALLY listened to them.
I only just started to like them recently, after I heard 'A Day in the Life' on the radio in the car a few months ago :D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: PaulieBear on January 03, 2008, 09:08:11 PM
Quote from: 1031
Ive always known about them most of my life, but I really never paid attention and REALLY listened to them.
I only just started to like them recently, after I heard 'A Day in the Life' on the radio in the car a few months ago :D

HEY GET THAT OUTTA HERE. just kidding HE HE
chelsea...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: PaulieBear on January 03, 2008, 09:39:15 PM
I've always HEARD about them but recently I just listened to them and LOVED them. plus I had a song of theirs Twist and Shout and always loved it(Ferris Bueller's Day Off). Now it's just an obsession ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on January 03, 2008, 11:40:20 PM
Yeah, the Twist and Shout in Ferris Bueller's Day Off rocks! It's my favorite scene from the movie.

Welcome, MemorialAddress! I'm a fairly new fan myself. Always nice to see new people here. Enjoy the forums!


Andy, I love your Happy New Year sig! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: PaulieBear on January 04, 2008, 12:36:10 AM
OMG that is my favorite scene of ALL TIME.  if that movie is ever on or I watch it I always replay that scene like 5 times!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on January 04, 2008, 02:55:59 PM
Welcome to the forums Memorial Address!, and may i wish you a
Happy New Year!  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: dcowboys107 on January 07, 2008, 12:07:05 AM
I remember it was Fall 2000 and the Beatles had just released their 1 album and were promoting it on tv. I remember waking up and on tv just about everymorning and night the same promo commercial came on with "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and "Hey Jude".  Immediatley I fell in love with those two songs and would sing those brief few seconds that I knew around the house and school everyday.  Finally my dad took me to the library and checked out Revolver for me and we listened to it in the car and I listened to it on my portable cd player, track for track, almost everyday until I had to return it (Still my favorite!). By that time Napster was the coolest thing around so my parents downloaded a few tracks to listen to and I of course sat there and listened to them all the time.  After listening to several songs and checking out The Beatles I finally bought 1 the day before I was due to go to summer camp (I was 10 at this time mind you) and I remember listening to Hey Jude and other songs when I felt homesick or lonely, etc.  That's how the Beatles came into my life and have always been with me through "thick and thin" and I will always love them for their contribution to my life.  The coolest thing is to look back upon how they influenced my life as a kid growing up in 2000's and how I emulated them and tried to be just as cool as them.  I know this is a long post and thanks for reading but it's been a fun and interesting journey and I hope to continue it!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on January 10, 2008, 09:18:20 PM
^Hey, great post! And don't worry, I like long posts the most!  :)
I like how you said that you listened to them whenever you were lonely, looks like the Fab Four can fix any problem in life!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 19, 2008, 12:47:29 AM
When I was about 8, I heard a song called "Medley, Stars on 45".  It was a single of chopped up Beatles songs put together.  I loved it!  I once made a mixed tape of all those Beatles song in their entirety.  Listening to their music has been one of the best parts about my life. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 19, 2008, 12:45:58 PM
well I grew up listening to them, they were always around I suppose!!  Maybe because my uncle was John Barrett, that might have had something to do with it  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: mr kite on January 19, 2008, 12:49:53 PM
Welcome to the Forum Nina  :)
Parden me for asking but whos John Barrett ?    :B
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 19, 2008, 12:52:14 PM
He worked at Apple & Abbey Road, he archived old tapes & recordings of the Beatles and made a show of unseen footage of them and unheard recordings (recording engineer)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: mr kite on January 19, 2008, 12:57:43 PM
Thanks Nina  ;D

Sorry i`m a bit rusty on names in Beatle history , i dont get to read Beatle books much , i seem to have read everything i need to know, been a fan for 30 odd years , i tend to listen more than i read .  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on January 19, 2008, 01:00:16 PM
Welcome to DMs Nina. John Barrett was the man of the famous cassette dubs, which brought up some unheard material at that time. In these days of anthologies and youtube, it is not that earthshattering anymore, but it was when John Barrett came up with it. Unfortunately, John Barrett passed away somewhere in the 80's if I'm correct.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 19, 2008, 02:09:01 PM
yes unforunately he did.  When he was ill for the 2nd time he started to compile all the old material, I was about 15 at the time and used to visit a lot and remember how excitied he used to be, saying listen to this!!  Being of that age I didn't appreciate what I was hearing.  I did go to the show that was put on at Abbey Road, he couldn't he was too ill at that stage sadly.  Suppose I am one of the lucky people to have been there a few times.  

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 19, 2008, 04:58:58 PM
I guess I've been listening since I was born, because my mother likes the beatles, but I was  12 when I really "discovered"  them. i was looking through my mothers cd's and found "revolver"... I remenber that I really loved "for no one", that would have been the big "wow-moment"!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on January 19, 2008, 10:12:20 PM
I welcome you both to the forums Nina & Cranberrysauce!, enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on January 21, 2008, 07:57:51 PM
Great stories, Nina & Cranberrysauce! Welcome to the forums. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on January 25, 2008, 09:13:08 PM
thanks  :)!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: yavanna on February 05, 2008, 09:33:10 PM
Hello by one more "Newbie" !

Well, my "Beatles-story" goes like this:
I was born in 1979 and raised mainly with classic music, which I still love (besindes the beatles  ;) ).
At about 12 or 13 I think I started to discover other music styles and - mybe inspired a little by my mum, who likes some of that stuff as well - got into the 60s and 70s. Of course I had heard about the Beatles and liked what I knew of there songs. So I desided to watch the "Anthology" on TV when it was aired here in germany. Well, that really blow me away ... For some reason I had additionally set the videorecorder right from the first episode - a clever desission  ;D !
Some weeks (or only days ?) after the the last part a friend of mine and her younger sister came over and we indeed watched the whole thing on one day ! We only made little interuptions to eat something or to get some fresh air. It was winter and I remember we run through the snow, singing the songs and "replaying" the scenes, where the beatles are skiing  ;D, epecially the falling into the snow  .
So I got every antholgy CD almost the day they were released.
Over the years I got more and more albums (meanwhile comleted).
I love their music and listen to it a lot, but every 2 or 3 years (or something like that) I get really crazy for one reason or another and start getting totally into it again - doing hardly anything than reading, watching, ,listening .... about/to THE BEATLES !
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on February 06, 2008, 10:27:17 AM
Nice story yavanna. Welcome to DM's, hope you'll enjoy your stay.  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: yavanna on February 07, 2008, 09:32:30 AM
Thank you !
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on February 07, 2008, 10:51:56 AM
Welcome Yavanna.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on February 07, 2008, 10:30:38 PM
great read yavanna, welcome along to the forums!  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: yavanna on February 08, 2008, 04:36:46 PM
Thanks again !
Nice to get such a welcome !
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bungalow Bill on February 09, 2008, 12:43:29 AM
Well i have 3 Beatles discovery moments haha i guess it took a while to match up, let me explain. My very first Beatles moment was when i was all of two my dad's friend put A Hard Day's Night on the record player and i stood up and started dancing (which was rare because i was a very calm toddler)

Then, when Free as a Bird/Real Love were released when i was 8 years old my father, who really didn't want to force The Beatles on me because he didn't want me to just like it because he did or it was on a lot.. decided to let me stay up and watch it with him for the first time together that was pretty special.. but the question should really be when i discovered them haha because i had found anthology 2 at my local library and thought it was a greatest hits compilation and took it out.

So put yourself in my shoes a 9 year old listening to alternate takes, demos, having not heard a single one of the studio recordings hahaa, and i really liked it  ;D I really liked grunge and that raw sound and these recordings were so intimate and raw i loved them. that was the first real spark of discovery but that faded over time until The Beatles 1

I saw the ad for Beatles 1 and all those snippets of songs and the whole thing, the look of it, the album art all of it HIT me like a brick and i BEGGED my dad to get it for me for christmas. Christmas day i recieved it and after all the other gifts were opened and the paper was strewn accross the room i popped the cd in my discman... IT FLOORED ME i still contend it's their best track list. 27 amazing songs.. and what grabbed me was the ENERGY of these songs.. i sat there in shock i couldn't understand how so many amazing songs could have been released by one band. I listened to that album every day for months. None of my friends had it but they soon bought it as i was rarely without it. I was so glad i had really discovered this band.. it was the band i wanted to hear so badly and they were amazing.

I moved on to the anthology documentary and discovered they were amazing people too the beauty of it all was overwhelming. My dad told me recently how he couldn't imagine having all of the albums available from day one without the time to let them all sink in. i consider myself lucky.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on February 09, 2008, 10:40:46 PM
what a wondeful story Bungalow Bill!  :D
i totally understand what you mean by the pure energy that went
into those songs!, you hardly hear that today in bands at all! ??)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Magness on February 17, 2008, 08:50:09 AM
I knew about The Beatles when I was 3 years old. I saw the poster with their faces on the wall in the bedroom of my parents. I asked my father: "Dad! Who are these boys?" He laughed and told me: "They were the most famous band of musicias of 20th century "The Beatles" This guy with round spectacles is John Lennon. This guy with short blach hair is Paul McCartney. This, with long hair is George Harrison and this, who has blue eyes, is Ringo Starr. Do you understand?" I said: "Yes, I do". Then we listened to "Revolver"/ I liked the song which called "Yello Submarine"/ I was such a little girl, but I liked it very much. And I remember that day!...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on February 17, 2008, 11:08:15 PM

Hey Magness, welcome to DM's site!, enjoy your stay!  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Magness on February 18, 2008, 01:35:01 PM
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Hey Magness, welcome to DM's site!, enjoy your stay!  :)

I've already enjoyed!
Very good site!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Geoff on February 28, 2008, 02:55:33 AM
I was at a party in high school, and after a lot of Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin/Doors type of stuff, somebody put on Revolver. I thought, "That's a record," and bought a copy a few days later. The rest of the Beatles catalog soon made its way onto my record shelf, as did many books, like Philip Norman's Shout!.I quickly learned that domestic Beatles albums were a waste of money both in terms of audio quality and track selection, and started looking for Parlophone/Apple discs. Bootlegs inevitably followed- are still following, in fact.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on March 03, 2008, 09:11:49 AM
For myself I discovered Beatles last summer.
I didn't remember exactly, but maybe I was searching for some new music and came across in the i-net to the full Beatles discography.
And I took it.
In the beginning I didn't listen to many songs and wasn't very impressed, despite of "Help". In that song I fell in love immediately.
Afterwards i "found" "Please Mr Postman" and for a long time this two pieces were my favourite.
In the automn, when the school began, I needed something to "smile me" (as I like to say) and once again came across to The Beatles. But this time I listened to my CD's completely. And they did it - smiled me.
"Ask me why", "It won't be long", "All my loving", "She loves you" and many others - I was listening to them over and over again.
And in no time in my mp3-player I had over 40 Beatles' songs, heh. But I need to say it - I like  Beatles in the beatlmania period much more then after '67. They went weird then  ;D (but still love them, of course).

And since then I'm a huge beatles fan. This was and still is my first biggest music mania.
Because of the Beatles I'm going to learn playing a guitar, huh :)

(P.S. Sorry for my bad english, I am not a native speaker and I'm still learning it.)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: moodyblue71 on March 04, 2008, 05:12:48 AM
My mom and dad's record collection and the radio when I was a kid!  
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: A1beatlefan on March 06, 2008, 01:54:41 AM
 when I was 5 I heard the song "hey jude" and I  loved it
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on April 02, 2008, 03:20:55 PM
I saw the coloured cover of Seargent Pepper's lonely heart's club band and I bought it. Then I listened to it and I fell in love with their music.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on April 02, 2008, 08:44:50 PM
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I saw the coloured cover of Seargent Pepper's lonely heart's club band and I bought it. Then I listened to it and I fell in love with their music.

basically what happened to me! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Sgt. Pepper 45822 on April 03, 2008, 06:58:19 PM
I heard Eleanore Rigby when I was really little on the radio with my dad and it scared me. How "Eleanor rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came Father mckenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave No one was saved" It gave me shivers. My dad is a fan, not a huge fan, just a fan, and I thought it would be a great idea one year to get him the 1 cd and a cd player/tape converter for his car for his birthday. When he opened it, he said in not too many words that he didn't want it, so my I listened to it. I found Eleanore Rigby and this time LOVED IT. I listened to it until it was terribly scratched. I started buying anything beatles I could find, and here I am today, obsessed and loving it.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on April 03, 2008, 08:21:43 PM
^Hi, good story!

Welcome to the forum, and I hope you enjoy it here! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: digna on April 07, 2008, 06:35:47 PM

I'd heard songs of them before, but I didn't know they were from the beatles. My parents aren't huge fans.
At one day I just took once a CD of John Lennon from the library. Than, my mum told me that one of the best CD's (according to her) from the beatles was the sgt. peppers. So I took that another time and put it on my computer. I listened it all the time. Than I start searching in the catalogue of the library and lend more. After that I got a CD for my birthday (The Yellow Submarine) and mp3-files from the father of a friend of mine. I bought another CD and read things about them.
I'm not very long fan, about two years now.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: awc1967 on April 15, 2008, 04:25:33 PM
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When did you first hear of The Beatles? Was it through their films or maybe a track you heard on the radio? What makes their music so special to you? Can you remember what it was that suddenly made you think "wow"?

 
for me it was on sunday september 9th 1984,I was listening to a beatles a--z weekend on 1310 kaam here in dallas texas.
I got out my old cassette radio and recorded about 8 tapes of beatle music, though i didnt know that they mixed in some solo too.
from there, i started buying all their records, I even got a job to pay for them.
I met a cool guy named jon, who has become like a brother to me,he has shown me that the solo music is very good too.
from 1984--1989 I bought all the vinyl beatles and solo albums and singles.
then in 1990, I rebought everything on cd.
right now, I own everything beatles and solo on cd.
I have seen paul 4 times in concert and ringo 7 times in concert.
what started out as a teen becoming a beatles fan has become a father and son loving them together.
i am so glad to share my collection with my son, theres more to the beatles than yellow submarine.
that's my story and i'm sticking to it.
 :) :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on April 15, 2008, 09:10:54 PM
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for me it was on sunday september 9th 1984,

wow, you remeber the date!  ;D
hey, welcome to Dm's awc1967! enjoy your stay!  :)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: awc1967 on April 15, 2008, 11:21:48 PM
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wow, you remeber the date!  ;D
hey, welcome to Dm's awc1967! enjoy your stay!  :)

thank you andy, its great to be here.
btw, my son's name is andy too.
well, i remember the date because i wrote it down and over the years have memorized it.
i have followed the beatles for 24 years now, some great moments and some bad ones too.
but they are like family to me.
paul and ringo are like uncles who give me presents ( music).
memory almost full and liverpool 8 are such great gifts.
 :) 8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on April 17, 2008, 07:46:57 AM
Quote from: 1267
paul and ringo are like uncles who give me presents ( music).

It's a shame we don't get a sack load every Christmas!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on April 17, 2008, 03:46:18 PM
Like Beatles fans used to get in the good old days. *gnashes teeth with envy*
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: fan numero uno on April 27, 2008, 01:56:47 AM
my dad got me hooked, but it wasn't till recently that i got really into them. now i am so glad that my dad likes them, because he has almost all of their CDs
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: freakchic9 on April 27, 2008, 06:08:13 PM
i watched the movie Yellow Submarine. then, my crazy obsessed friends got me hooked, and now were all junkies.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Sgt. Pepper 45822 on April 28, 2008, 02:14:24 AM
Good, you are lucky to have people obsessing with you!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: dabbik on May 02, 2008, 04:06:33 AM
Well I had listened to their most famous song since I've been like 12 year olds (Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Let it Be and that stuff) and I liked it... I wasn't fan then...

Then like 1 and a half year ago I was looking through a download site I'm a member too and I wanted to try out some new music and I saw all the Beatles albums where there and I downloaded them and the first album I liked with them was Help! and one of my first favorite song with them is I Need You and It's my favorite song now with them too.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: MeAndMyMonkey on May 05, 2008, 04:04:29 AM
Lamely enough I actually discovered them through the Anthology TV series in late '95. I was 18 and was not really familiar with their music. I saw the I Am The Walrus video and thought "wow, these guys were a lot more wild than I realized" - and have pretty much been addicted to their music ever since. At first I was mainly interested in their later music (Rubber Soul on for the most part) but now I have a great appreciation for their earlier stuff as well.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: harihead on May 05, 2008, 04:16:31 AM
I'm just as lame, MeAndMyMonkey-- or even moreso, as I missed episode 1 and my sister made me watch Anthology installment #2.

In any case, welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: ringostarr1983 on June 03, 2008, 01:01:25 AM
i remember listening to the beatles every sunday when my and my grandma drove to my greatgrandmothers house and listened to breakfast with the beatles and listen to my grandma complain about who paul was a "druggy"
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: aspinall_lover on June 05, 2008, 12:48:17 AM
It was '75 or '76, I can't remember........too long ago........flipping around on my dad's huge, ancient, home-made stereo system in the living room.  I was flipping through the radio stations and then I HEARD IT........"drmmmm...It's Been A Hard Day's Night, and I've been working like a dog.........." My mouth hung open and I just stared at the receiver thinking, "Who is this, WHO IS THIS"???  And at the end of the song, "That was the Beatles with A Hard Day's Night".  Ok..........that was the end of the world for me.  Begging my mom to take me to the local record shop and spend all my money on the Beatles' records.  But I had to wait until my birthday to do that, and that's when my first two albums were, "1962-66" and "Rock'n'Roll Music".  After that, I wanted it ALL!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jon on June 10, 2008, 02:09:41 AM
I'm a self admitted music addict, and a music snob. I listen to everything, and I do mean everything. But value songwriting and composition over sheer catchy-ness of a song. The Beatles are just one of those bands that I started listening to at an early age via my parents and went from liking the 'All My Loving' type songs to getting into the later stages and lesser played tracks.  Now I'm an addict.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on June 11, 2008, 12:11:19 AM
Hey, welcome to the forums Jon! Enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: akire74 on June 11, 2008, 01:15:37 AM
I was born about 4 years after The Beatles officially broke up.  My parents of course grew up loving them in the 60s.  So I have been exposed to Beatles music probably for all of my life.  When I was re-introduced to the song "Woman" by John I realized that I associated it with being driven to the daycare center in the little Chevette.  That would have been just after John was murdered.  Still, as a young child, this was my parents music and I wasn't surely wasn't interested in any of that.  I had Duran Duran and Prince to deal with.  It wasn't until 1986 when I was rooting around in my parents old LPs that I came across their Beatles records.  I was 11 going on 12. I don't know what made me listen then.  I wonder if I was drawn to their faces?  I guess it doesn't matter.  I literally couldn't get enough and I was fortunate enough to come around to the Beatles at a time when they were resaturating the media.  It was around that time that MTV was showing the old Beatles cartoons on Saturday mornings and video clips.  And then there was the 20th Anniversary of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band release.  I had been getting just enough exposure as a 2nd generation to get me hooked for life.   My parents couldn't be happier that we share a mutual love for the Beatles.

Nowadays, when I come across people who aren't fans or who aren't familiar with The Beatles, I either feel sorry for them or I want to know what the hell is wrong with them.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: beatle703 on June 14, 2008, 09:33:21 PM
Hi everyone. I just joined today as I never knew this board was here. I remember discovering the Beatles this way. Eleanor Rigby was in one of our books in school as a poem. One of the guys asked the teacher if he could bring in the record so we could hear the song. So he brought in The Beatles 62-66 and played the song for the class. At lunchtime that day he played some of the other songs and I remember saying to myself, i know these songs but didn't kno wfrom where. Then it hit me, my brither and sister are 9 and 11  years older than I am and I heard them blasting them when I was younger. That is the start of what became a great lifelong experience. In fact, Im going to see Ringo June 24th at Radio City Music hall in New York City and its going to be the first time i will get to see one of the guys in person. I missed Paul 3 years ago due to illness. i plan on taking alot of pics so if you al lik eI will post and share a day or so after the concert. Im sitting in the 10th row so they should be great shots. That is when my hands stop shaking..lol
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on June 15, 2008, 12:54:27 AM
Welcome to the forums Beatle703. enjoy your stay! nice story! ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: This Boy on June 19, 2008, 12:00:22 AM
I discovered the Beatle's when I was a little kid and my parents would play them ALL THE TIME. I'm happy they did 8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemania31 on June 19, 2008, 09:37:56 PM
My sister was a big Beatles fan before me, so one day I just picked up a CD and started listening to it. It was a match made in music heaven lol  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Spier on June 20, 2008, 09:09:29 PM
I woke up one day and started singing: 'she lufta yeh yeh yeh'. I was about 2 years old I guess and The Beatles were there to stay. I am lucky for that.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on June 22, 2008, 06:38:25 PM
Funny, but this is one of those very distinct, crystal clear memories. My big brother and his fiancee in the front seats of his car, me and my best buddy in back. Autumn, 1963. Night. We were being driven to our local theater to be dropped off to see an Elvis movie. Girls Girls Girls? Anyway, She Loves You came on the top 40 station, WLS, my bro turned it up and said "This is that band from England with the long hair!" I was hooked, and have remained so.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: colleengirl95 on June 26, 2008, 10:46:12 AM
I first met The Beatles when my uncle asked me to watch Help ! with him, the second beatles movie. I was very,very amazed how the songs were a bit familiar to me. I couldn't forget about them,i started collecting Beatles stuff.I first became a Beatles fan when i was 9 yrs. old. The Beatle that was glued in my mind was a Beatle named John. I started researching and reading books about The Beatles to increase my knowledge about them. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The_Beatles_90 on July 05, 2008, 10:10:53 PM
I was always hearing stories and things about The Beatles as the greatest, biggest and the best rock band in the world. The first song I've ever heard is "Yesterday". It was on a radio I think. Later I heard and watched John Lennon performing "Imagine" on TV. I loved the song. At the time I didn't know who was the woman in the video - Yoko Ono. Later, my friend gave me The Beatles' 1 to listen and I liked the songs. From time to time I managed to get all albums. To this day The Beatles are probably my favorite band of all time.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on July 06, 2008, 01:42:47 AM
Hey, welcome to the forums The_Beatles_90! enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The_Beatles_90 on July 07, 2008, 10:16:29 PM
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Hey, welcome to the forums The_Beatles_90! enjoy!  ;)

Hey, thank you. This is such a cool place.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Dante on July 08, 2008, 08:51:07 AM
Hello people, I'm new on this forum.  :)

I'm only 17 years old, so my knowledge on The Beatles is quite limited. So you could consider me a newbie. ;)
I've been listening to differents genre's of music for all my life and I've always loved the well known songs of The Beatles. Then my father gave me some Beatles LP's and CD's he owned from way back and I fell in love with their music.

Peace,

Dante.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on July 08, 2008, 10:42:28 AM
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Hello people, I'm new on this forum.  :)

I'm only 17 years old, so my knowledge on The Beatles is quite limited. So you could consider me a newbie. ;)
I've been listening to differents genre's of music for all my life and I've always loved the well known songs of The Beatles. Then my father gave me some Beatles LP's and CD's he owned from way back and I fell in love with their music.

Peace,

Dante.

Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Dante on July 08, 2008, 01:11:34 PM
Quote from: 63

Welcome aboard!

Thanks. Just noticed you're from the Netherlands too. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on July 08, 2008, 02:22:21 PM
Quote from: 1443
Just noticed you're from the Netherlands too. :)

That is just a rumour.  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on July 09, 2008, 12:46:49 AM
Quote from: 1443
Hello people, I'm new on this forum.  :)

I'm only 17 years old, so my knowledge on The Beatles is quite limited. So you could consider me a newbie. ;)
I've been listening to differents genre's of music for all my life and I've always loved the well known songs of The Beatles. Then my father gave me some Beatles LP's and CD's he owned from way back and I fell in love with their music.

Peace,

Dante.



Hey, Welcome to DM's forums Dante, enjoy your stay!  ;)
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Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: I am the Eggman on July 09, 2008, 08:14:28 PM
my parents played it as I was a baby so I grew from there
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jane on July 09, 2008, 08:28:44 PM
Nobody played them to me, my parents have always been interested in another kind of music. I was 10 years old when suddenly i heard them and realized it was something different. This was love at first sight, or rather at first sound. Such love never dies, it will stay with me till the end.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: HeyJude18 on July 10, 2008, 03:35:07 AM
Hi, I'm new here and this is a great topic!!! (Great board too!)

As long as I can remember I've been listening to The Beatles.  My dad has had the albums from when he was 13 or 14 and we used to listen to them when I was growing up.  My first real memory of when I realized who the Beatles are (or I guess were) was when I was about 10 we got my dad the Beatles 1 for his birthday and we were listening to it and I was looking through the liner notes and I saw a picture from the Let It Be shoots and was like "Oh!!!  That guy with the glasses is hot!!"  LOL!!!  My dad then had to break that news to me.  I have been obsessed ever since!!!!!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Beatlemania31 on July 10, 2008, 02:53:54 PM
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Funny, but this is one of those very distinct, crystal clear memories. My big brother and his fiancee in the front seats of his car, me and my best buddy in back. Autumn, 1963. Night. We were being driven to our local theater to be dropped off to see an Elvis movie. Girls Girls Girls? Anyway, She Loves You came on the top 40 station, WLS, my bro turned it up and said "This is that band from England with the long hair!" I was hooked, and have remained so.

Woah, that is so awesome!!!
I always wondered what it was like back then, watching the Beatles grow up.
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Post by: Andy Smith on July 10, 2008, 09:43:44 PM
Wow, another young fan, Welcome along to DM's Forums HeyJude18! Enjoy your stay!  ;)
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Post by: HeyJude18 on July 11, 2008, 06:08:01 PM
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Wow, another young fan, Welcome along to DM's Forums HeyJude18! Enjoy your stay!  ;)

lol, I'm not that young!!!  I'll be turning 19 next week!  And thanks, I'm really enjoying reading some of the posts and opinions here  :)
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Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on July 11, 2008, 09:28:07 PM
Welcome Dante and HeyJude18! I hope you both enjoy it here!
Dante, I'm also 17 and glad to see that there's more young fans like myself around! ;)
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Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 17, 2008, 08:15:11 PM

When i was younger, my babysitters son first introduced me! He was a Beatle addict, i mean serious [BEATLE] ADDICT! hah
Not a inch of his bedroom could be seen without a sign of "Beatle!" hah
But of course, then, i was to young to fully understand their brilliance!
But all is good now, I assure you. lol
I am a fan aren't I.
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Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 17, 2008, 08:18:03 PM
OH! And i'm new by the way everyone! I'm 16, and I regret not knowing about The Beatles sooner than i did! lol
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Post by: Andy Smith on July 17, 2008, 08:22:41 PM
Hey, welcome to DM's Beatles forums Oh Pineapple! enjoy!  ;)
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Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 17, 2008, 10:40:16 PM
Thanks! I'm enjoying it so far!
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Post by: DarkSweetLady on July 19, 2008, 07:46:33 PM
Hey Oh Pineapple! Atleast you know about them now ;)
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Post by: Oh Pineapple on July 21, 2008, 04:37:10 AM
haha oh yes I do!
 :) And I'm so glad to be a fan!
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Post by: dennylemeiux on July 29, 2008, 10:56:31 AM
Twas late August of '65 (I was about to enter kindergarten).  My oldest sister's friend had just seen the Beatles at (the since demolished to make room for the Mall of America) Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota, and she wouldn't stop talking about them (the oddest/funniest memory, though, is that she said that her parents were disappointed that Ringo was Jewish, the implication being that, otherwise, the band was perfect!).

My sis and her friend would sit in her room and listen to "I Want to Hold Your Hand", endlessly (except for "I Feel Fine", it's always been my favorite early Beatles song).  I have other fleeting Beatles memories from those days.....the looooonnnnnnnnnng 45 of "Hey Jude", my dad dismissing the Beatles (as he did all other R&R musicians) as "on dope" (Mr. Hand, anyone?), listening to my first entire album in one sitting (Sgt Pepper's), applying "Yellow Submarine" stickers to my Matchbox case.

Ah, there's nothing like a trip down mammary lane, especially when it comes to the Alpha and the Omega of popular music.

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Post by: Andy Smith on July 30, 2008, 01:45:05 AM
welcome to the forums dennylemeiux, enjoy your stay!  ;)
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Post by: dennylemeiux on August 05, 2008, 03:05:15 AM
Thanks Andy!
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Post by: Okay on August 05, 2008, 04:57:49 AM
For what I remember, my parents both had "1". A few years ago I put it on my iPod, and I listened to a few tracks every now and then. And only last year or so, I heard Strawberry Fields (I'd heard it before but not really listening) and it hit me like a brick. I think I listened it for a week non-stop or so. After that well I gradually bought every studio album, saving for Anthology (all 3) atm.
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Post by: Beatles Memorabilia on August 13, 2008, 01:08:57 PM
It was while watching the chart show on a sunday while I suffered a major hangover.

strawberry fields was the song

instantly blew my mind!
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on August 14, 2008, 11:06:04 AM
strawberry fields and a hangover... now thats a combo!  ;)
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Post by: ManBeatles on August 15, 2008, 06:45:15 PM
Well, 2 years ago when i was 15.
i found out the 1962-1966 red album CD in my house.
i just knew they are the Beatles... no more else.
(i didn't knew all their name! )
but, i tried to play that CD..
and i remembered that i'd also heard the sound of some songs when i was a baby or a little child,
just Like Love Me Do, A Hard Day's Night, HELP!, i wanna hold your hand, she loves you......etc.
so, i started to "researched" and collected them more,  for example, in the internet, in the CD Store....
and i've found out more and more Beatles' things/production by degrees.
So, I've just been loving the Beatles since 2006.
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Post by: on August 16, 2008, 12:00:34 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm new here and thought I'd post my response to this thread since I'm an oldie from the beginning of the Beatles' exposure to the US.  I was 11 yrs. old and watching a Walt Disney movie that Sunday night in February, 1964.  I got really aggravated with my father because he called me out to "come see these weirdos" on the Ed Sullivan show.  I reluctantly came out to see them and when I laid my eyes on them, well, it was like my life had changed instantly.  I remember just staring at their faces and not being able to move.  I had never seen anything like them before.  Eleven years old and I discovered what love must feel like.  I loved every one of them, but when Paul smiled at me through that tv camera, I lost all ability to speak or think.  My father had inadvertently created a monster, and until the day he died, he regretted introducing me to the Beatles.

I became obsessed with them...I had to read every single newspaper article about them; see every picture ever taken of them; and stayed up practically all through the night with my 'transistor radio' plastered to my right ear to hear their songs on every radio station.  I loved "Juicy Brucie Bradley" on WBZ radio in Boston who played nothing but Beatles songs late into the night.  Hard to believe I was able to function at school after doing this every night.

I hardly remember anything else going on in my life that didn't have to do with the Beatles.  Man, my father was sorry he'd told me to come out and look at the long-haired weirdos.  My Dad and I never really got along very well, but if I owe him anything (besides creating me, feeding me and putting a roof over my head!), it's that he was the one to introduce those guys into my life and make me a very happy girl, and now an old lady.  I've been fortunate enough to see Paul in concert so many times, that I feel I helped support his children's education.  But he gave a shy, moody, 11 year-old girl much more in return, and I still love him to this day.  Sorry I went on like that, but it was fun reliving the memory of how I discovered the Beatles!  
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Post by: Okay on August 16, 2008, 12:05:26 AM
Nice story!
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on August 16, 2008, 02:42:36 PM
Welcome...no need to apologise, it's what this place is for. ;)
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Post by: Jane on August 16, 2008, 07:42:55 PM
Beatlzalways, this story of yours is great!
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Post by: on August 16, 2008, 11:47:04 PM
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Beatlzalways, this story of yours is great!

Thanks!  I forgot to mention the Beatles' music and how exciting it was to hear such a sound come out of those different-looking young men.  I'm so pleased that I was able to witness the early Beatles from their start in America.  
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Post by: missbluesky56 on August 17, 2008, 12:55:07 AM
I always heard about them and sometimes seen their picture in a magazine, but I didn't care, lol. I thought they were some preppy beach boy group.I didn't know they were british either. Then in school I heard kids singing Hey Jude, and I looked it up and liked it, then I got into them more.
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Post by: Andy Smith on August 17, 2008, 02:47:42 PM
Welcome to DM's forums beatlzalways! nice story as well!  ;)
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Post by: dennylemeiux on August 26, 2008, 02:57:45 AM
Beatlzalways.....thanks for sharing a really great and touching story.  I wasn't even four years old yet when they hit Ed Sullivan, so I missed having that awesome experience live.  It must have been amazing.  Did you go see Hard Day's Night when it came out the following August?   :)
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Post by: szyzk on August 26, 2008, 12:44:08 PM
Hi all, I'm new here. Nice to meet you.

Short story: the Beatles were always just around. My mother had all of the EPs and LPs. I also seem to remember listening to Abbey Road, Rubber Soul, the white album and Magical Mystery Tour on 8 track while we drove around in her little orange Ford Fiesta... Which meant that I was exposed to their music both at home and on the way to school/grocery store/etc.

I still remember first hearing the albums on CD. It was such a huge upgrade over the worn vinyl that we played (most of which were original pressings that she bought as a kid, it's too bad we didn't keep them), and I would listen to them endlessly through headphones so that I could pick out all of the minor background noises that I hadn't heard before.
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Post by: Andy Smith on August 26, 2008, 03:44:13 PM
Nice story, Welcome to DM's forums szyzk! Enjoy!  ;)
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Post by: szyzk on August 26, 2008, 06:52:53 PM
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Nice story, Welcome to DM's forums szyzk! Enjoy!  ;)

Thanks! I'm happy to have found this place!
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Post by: FrozenTennis on August 29, 2008, 03:02:05 AM
Just last year my orchestra teacher had us playing Beatles music. I didn't know they were Beatles music, but my teacher advised us to check the songs on youtube. So, I went and looked up "Lady Madonna." I like it so much i clicked on ALL the related videos. I got so addicted, I couldn't stop!
So I kept my addiction to myself, but the secret leaked to my friends after a few weeks, and after a few months my parents found out.
:D
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Post by: Octie on August 30, 2008, 12:43:10 PM
^ Uh-oh, the secret is out now! ;)
Welcome-welcome FrozenTennis! Signed, a fellow addict ;D
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Post by: Oh Pineapple on August 30, 2008, 04:58:33 PM
Welcome, welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay FrozenTennis.
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Post by: Andy Smith on August 31, 2008, 07:28:12 PM
yes, welcome along to the forums FrozenTennis! enjoy!  ;)
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Post by: Pitch on August 31, 2008, 10:54:01 PM
About... a year ago maybe?
I saw this video using a lot of the Studio Ghibli movies. ("Castle in the Sky", "Princess Mononoke", "Whisper of the Heart", "My Neighbour Totoro" etc...)
They were used in a music video with the song "Here Comes the Sun". The music was stuck in my head for a very long while so I just kept watching the video over and over again. I started asking my mom if she knew the song. She's 52, so she was around when the Beatles were. She went on about them and the song.

I'm a HUGE fan of the movie "Newsies". If an actor from "Newsies" is in anything else, I have to watch it. Aaron Lohr was in "Daydream Believers- A Monkees Story" and I while looking for that, I found "Help!" OnDemand on my TV in April!! So I watched and fell in love.~
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on August 31, 2008, 10:58:49 PM
Awww thats a nice story, Pitch, Its always through the mom innit? She got me into them too!
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Post by: Pitch on September 01, 2008, 02:28:56 PM
Thanks. ^^
I think so! Everyone I know who likes the Beatles was influenced by their mum. =3
Very cool! ;D
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Post by: Octie on September 01, 2008, 11:49:45 PM
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I found "Help!" OnDemand on my TV in April!! So I watched and fell in love.~

Oh yeah, me too - after watching clips from Help I got into the Beatles good-and-proper (grin)

Welcome Pitch, have fun! :)

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Post by: Pitch on September 02, 2008, 12:29:53 AM
Cool! ;D
And thanks a bunch! ^^
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Post by: Andy Smith on September 04, 2008, 09:16:11 PM
i suppose i was influened by my mum as i use to nick all her Beatles 33rpm records  :P
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Post by: mgc1 on September 18, 2008, 01:23:30 AM
for me it was a friend of my mom.. i was maybe 10 and sold right away. continued to be a big fan till i was like 17, moved on into new territories and lost sight of them for a bit..
then, 12 years later, i saw a docu which some of u loath and some of u praise (zeitgeist) that triggered an ah erlebniss.. i went looking and found that they already knew what we ought to know now..

check out the thread ""u have GOT to see this"" in songs or visit a site from a game i play.. i have several figured out on there: http://forums.utawolves.com/viewtopic.php?t=1532
i can also recommend the docu (zeitgeist) if u hadnt seen it yet. if ur religious, dont watch part 1 unless u have an open mind.. itll spoil the rest of the docu for u
if ur on anti depressives, ignore all but the first line
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Post by: Bobber on September 18, 2008, 10:56:57 AM
Welcome to DM's, mgc1. By the way, I think you have spammed your sites in enough posts now. Put them in your signature if you want them to back. Cheers.
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Post by: Fruitcake on October 03, 2008, 05:23:41 AM
I first saw a commercial with one of their concerts and i didn't think much f it (for shame) but about a year later i heard them on the radio and i was hooked. Now i go hunting for any records i don't have yet ;D.
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Post by: Penny Lane on October 06, 2008, 04:22:37 AM
I had heard of the Beatles for years, but I didn't really get into them until I was in fifth grade (so many years ago).  My teacher had showed us "A Hard Day's Night" because he was a Beatlemaniac himself and I was instantly hooked.  I loved the Beatles' energy, humor, and music (not to mention Paul).  Their music is special to me because it helped me get through my adolescent years, and I still listen to the Beatles when I go through hard times.  They always help lift my spirits.  Aside from that, their music is just plain awesome...  I love how their songwriting skills matured throughout the years, but even as their music changed they still retained their unique "Beatle" sound.   :)
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Post by: Octie on October 06, 2008, 09:07:56 PM
'ello and welcome Penny Lane (wave1)
Wow, why didn't I have a Bealemaniac teacher to show me AHDN at school? (lol) KE had one... he didn't show then AHDN, but he'd always play Beatles music in class (grin) And in fact, just after I left school KE discovered that my economics teacher was a Beatles fan, and a Paul-girl too (grin)
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Post by: Penny Lane on October 06, 2008, 11:07:48 PM
Octie, thanks for the welcome.  :)  I do feel very lucky that I had a Beatlemaniac teacher.  (I believe he was an old-school fan from 1964.)  Not only did he make us watch "AHDN", but we listened to the Beatles' music in class and I even learned how to play some of their songs (and some solo works) on the guitar.  The teacher was great in lots of ways, but introducing me to the Beatles was among the very best things he did.  That by itself changed my life forever.

That's so cute that your econ teacher was a Beatles fan and a Paul girl too!  Too bad you didn't find that out until after you left school.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on October 07, 2008, 01:50:44 AM
I kinda had a teacher like that in high school too.  She had an Abbey Road poaster in her class and then when we were doing work she'd have the radio on and when Yesterday came on the one day she made us all shut up and listen to it.  Not as awesome as yours having you watch AHDN there Penny Lane!
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Post by: on October 07, 2008, 02:23:55 PM
Ed Sullivan and they were fantastic!
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Post by: ShesCominDownFastYesSheIs on October 14, 2008, 11:49:36 PM
I discovered The Beatles when my dad showed me his old vinyls when I was about 6 or 7 years old. Sitting among the very many Elvis, Bob Dylan, and Creedence Clearwater Revival records my dad had were 3 Beatle albums: Sgt. Pepper's, Abbey Road, and the U.S. version of Revolver. I liked the latter two, but I was memorized with every aspect of Sgt. Pepper's. I'd read the lyrics as I listen and study the cover during instrumental breaks. I loved...and still love, just everything about it.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 15, 2008, 10:59:28 AM
Nice story there SICDFYSI (what an acronym!) Sgt P is a gate way to many Beatle fans I see
I had an Eco teacher who liked the Beatles - he played their music during class!
And a friend of mine also got to watch AHDN for her English class.
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Post by: Mrs Lennon on October 20, 2008, 01:11:20 AM
Well, I can remember the first Beatles song I've heard was 'Yellow Submarine' in my
father's car radio. Then, five years later, one of my friends became obsessed with them, and was ALWAYS singing their
songs. Then, the same year, American idol decided to do their Beatles week, and I liked the songs, so...these three factors all
contributed to my Beatle obsession. Now that I look back, I realise that the 'idols' really butchered the songs  *slaps self*
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on October 20, 2008, 02:33:39 AM
^Oh yeah, NZ Idol had Beatles Song week too. Some of them really b****ered the songs but there was a 13yr old who sang The Long and Winding Road so sweetly!

Welcome aboard Miss Lennon! 8)
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Post by: Mrs Lennon on October 20, 2008, 08:33:13 PM
Yeah, some actually do amazing covers, but the majority tend to suck.
Thanks, Kaleidoscope Eyes!(rainbow4)
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Post by: raquelle on October 22, 2008, 04:10:53 AM
i was at the theatres early last year when i saw a trailer for across the universe and it looked soo good and the music was incredible. so i went home and i started watching the trailer constantly and downloading the music. it's amazing how obsessed you can become with a band and learn about them in just about two years. they're my favourite band now!
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Post by: Octie on October 23, 2008, 04:30:11 AM
I know exactly what you mean - I've also only been a "proper" fan for about 2 years, and I am majorly into them ;D
Hope you're enjoying the forums :)
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Post by: FrozenTennis on November 09, 2008, 03:01:12 AM
I have been a fan for almost a year, or about 10 months. In orchestra we were playing Beatles songs. First we were doing Lucy in The Sky w/ Diamonds so I bought a covered song of it on it iTunes without thinking. When my friend comes over i play it for her and she says, "That sounds horrible! You should listen to the original." So we go on youtube and she shows me the REAL version from the Yellow Submarine movie and i loved it. A few months later we were playing another Beatles song and my teacher suggests we listen to it on youtube. So one day I look up Lady Madonna and I really liked it so i kept clicking on the related videos. I kept researching more and more info and now I am obsessed. That is my story.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on November 09, 2008, 07:15:32 AM
Cool! i never played The Beatles when I was in orchestra, but i did have a teacher who played them in class!
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Post by: Penny Lane on November 09, 2008, 07:40:00 AM
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In orchestra we were playing Beatles songs.

That's very cool.  I was not a part of my middle school's orchestra, but my friends were.  One day they learned that they would have to play the Beatles' "When I'm Sixty-Four" song for a concert, and they promptly reported that back to me (since I was the resident Beatles fan in our circle).

BTW, I like how you got "obsessed" with the Beatles via YouTube.  I wish I had the luxury of YouTube videos when I first started liking the Beatles!  (The Internet was just a baby back then so YouTube did not exist.)  :)
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Post by: on November 10, 2008, 08:52:01 PM
I'm pretty sure I was in the womb when Beatlemania first came into my life. Looking back at the past 30(something) years, I cannot think of a day where the four lads from Liverpool didn't feel more like family than most of my family and their music didn't comfort or entertain me, soothe my soul, or bring me joy!

While I love a wide base and variety of musicians and bands, no one will ever come close to The Beatles in my eyes.
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Post by: Penny Lane on November 10, 2008, 11:34:03 PM
^  Great post, Maccagirl64.  The Beatles are truly special and one of a kind.  They have brought a great deal of joy to my life as well.

Also, welcome!  :)
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Post by: iwillx3 on November 12, 2008, 10:08:19 PM
When I was really little, my parents would always play the White Album for me - "Julia" was the track I heard the most. I'd sit on my daddy's lap and he'd bounce me up and down while mum sang the words and tousled my hair. They quickly gave up on that, though, when I entered middle school and tried to get with the "crowd"... dressing in pink and miniskirts, memorizing Hilary Duff songs, obsessing over jewelry and makeup... those were the weirdest two years of my life, and probably the times I learned the most about myself. In September of my 8th grade year, I saw a photograph of the Beatles on my English teacher's wall, a little seed was planted in my mind. When I went to Border's not long after, I decided to buy the Beatles CD, LOVE. I fell in LOVE (hah) after my third or fourth listen - my parents thought I was crazy but they were proud of me for giving one of their favorite groups a chance. I'm pretty proud of myself... And when I first heard MY song, "Julia", after all those years, I sat down and cried. I even met a boy who shares the same love for the Beatles, and we are incredibly happy together... :)

I LOVE THE BEATLES!!! :D
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Post by: Jane on November 12, 2008, 10:27:42 PM
Incredible, iwillx3!
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Post by: on November 25, 2008, 06:41:35 PM
I was 10-just 3 years ago-and my mom found a cassette of 1. our car we had then had a cassette player, so she played itin the  car. After a few listens i went online and ordered the Beatles complete CD collection. my mom, a huge fan(who never talked about them ,strangely enough) and i brought it for 200 sterling(great investment!). this got me onto their solo careers , and then on to all types of class music(queen,stones,led zep,fleetwood mac,beach boys to name just a few)
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Post by: Harlena McStarkney on November 25, 2008, 07:54:28 PM
I bought "1" on a whim when I was a freshman in high school.
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on November 25, 2008, 09:22:23 PM
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I was 10-just 3 years ago-and my mom found a cassette of 1. our car we had then had a cassette player, so she played itin the  car. After a few listens i went online and ordered the Beatles complete CD collection. my mom, a huge fan(who never talked about them ,strangely enough) and i brought it for 200 sterling(great investment!). this got me onto their solo careers , and then on to all types of class music(queen,stones,led zep,fleetwood mac,beach boys to name just a few)
Excellent! wow a "1" cassette... never seen one

Short and Sweet and to the point, Harlena!

The 1 album seems a very good Beatles starter

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Post by: on December 21, 2008, 12:51:44 AM
I think radio was my biggest introducing to The Beatles' music, maybe not, but the very first songs that I ever heard from The Beatles was from a radio... ahh, and I still have it hehehehe.
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Post by: beatlemaniac on December 28, 2008, 03:59:58 AM
My parents played me Beatles music from the day I was born. Supposedly at one time there was a video of me when I was three years old stark naked singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand". Thankfully this no longer exists. :)

I went on my own though and listened to the garbage my friends listened to until I was 14 and the Beatles Anthology aired on TV. I watched it because it was on and my parents practically glued my butt to the couch, insisting I get some cultural experience. By the time the Free as a Bird video aired, I was in tears, and life was never the same.

I started by buying my mom three Beatles CD's for Christmas that year and then immediately after she opened then, stealing them and memorizing all the songs on them word for word. It wasn't until they showed me Hard Days Night and the 1964-hysterical-girl trapped inside me came out and I literally was jumping up and down squealing did I finally admit defeat. I've been a huge fan ever since.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 28, 2008, 04:24:10 AM
Why do parents always take embarassing videos like that?  Similar footage of my bathing suit being changed by the backyard swimming pool has also disappeared.   ;)

Great story there, beatlemaniac!  You no doubt heard Beatles music in utero.  You just had to turn out this way!
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Post by: HeyJude18 on December 28, 2008, 04:28:05 AM
Ok, I must write this in here again, this is a quote that I found on a friend's facebook page and I think it describes youself (and myself in a way): Everybody's born knowing all the Beatles lyrics instinctively. They're passed into the fetus subconsciously along with all the amniotic stuff. Fact, they should be called "The Fetals".
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Post by: Deb on January 15, 2009, 01:25:00 AM
I'm new here so I thought this would be a good place to begin.  I discovered the Beatles in 1964, when my older sister became a fan.  She even took me to the premiere of A Hard Day's Night at our local theatre.  I think I was only little kid there.....and the teenage girls screamed throughout the entire film!  I still have the ticket stub in an old scrapbook.  
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Post by: Penny Lane on January 15, 2009, 01:49:53 AM
^  Wonderful!  I'm so impressed that you kept that old ticket stub.  Welcome! :)
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on January 15, 2009, 02:01:49 AM
Welcome Deb, hope you enjoy yourself here. :)
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Post by: Andy Smith on January 15, 2009, 03:31:03 AM
Welcome to DM's forums Deb! wow, you were part of Beatlemania them!! ;)
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Post by: Deb on January 15, 2009, 02:14:09 PM
Thanks for welcome, everyone!  The Beatles were a HUGE influence on the 60s, culturally and musicially.   I haven't seen anything quite like it since!
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Post by: pc31 on January 17, 2009, 02:10:30 PM
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I'm new here so I thought this would be a good place to begin.  I discovered the Beatles in 1964, when my older sister became a fan.  She even took me to the premiere of A Hard Day's Night at our local theatre.  I think I was only little kid there.....and the teenage girls screamed throughout the entire film!  I still have the ticket stub in an old scrapbook.  
welcome to the forums deb...enjoy!!!
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Post by: Deb on January 17, 2009, 03:03:35 PM
Thanks!   This is an amazing place for Beatles fans!  I can't believe how much is here......it will take me a long time to catch up since I only discovered it a couple of weeks ago.

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welcome to the forums deb...enjoy!!!

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: python on January 17, 2009, 03:08:47 PM
welcome debs.and oh yeah,by my older brother and sisters constantly playing Beatles records,it had to rub off.When i was 3(in 66),i used to sing She Loves Yous chorus.so,ive been told.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Deb on January 17, 2009, 11:16:11 PM
Awwwwwwww........I bet you were a real cutie when you were singing that!   :)


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welcome debs.and oh yeah,by my older brother and sisters constantly playing Beatles records,it had to rub off.When i was 3(in 66),i used to sing She Loves Yous chorus.so,ive been told.

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Post by: python on January 18, 2009, 12:35:11 PM
i thank my siblings for the beatles,but im sure i wouldve found them,eventually.i was a little cute,actually,deb,ha ha
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Post by: MarthaMyDear on February 03, 2009, 01:25:26 AM
I'm like a few of the other posters here.............older brother indoctrinated my twin sis and I in the mid-sixties as to exactly who The Fabs were!  What an incredible favor he did us ;) Never have looked back after all this time........and to his credit, he widened my horizons beyond the British Invasion to "southern rock", prog-rock (which I'm crazy about), and so much more! The best part was living it all and remembering hearing "Hey Jude" on the radio when it was number 1 for countless weeks, and mourning their break-up...............
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Post by: on February 04, 2009, 06:39:00 AM
 I discovered the beatles because of  my mom.. She used to sing beatles while doing house chores.. I eventually get to her their music and oh boy they are really great..
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Post by: QuarryMan89 on February 07, 2009, 12:02:27 AM
I had a Beatles phase back in second grade, but it basically just consisted of AHDN and Help! My dad once rented the movie, I walked in on him watching it, and he said he had the CD and we rented the movie over and over. That lasted a little while, then I fell out of it, as second graders are wont to do...

Flash forward to eighth grade, 2004. I was downloading a bunch of songs, mainly Linkin Park and other crap I liked like that, and on a whim I decided to download Hey Jude, which I'd heard was the greatest song ever. I heard it, and I was fascinated. Went to the library to check out whatever CD Hey Jude was on, found Anthology 3 and gave it a listen. I realised after a little bit that it wasn't just a hits compilation but rather a studio outtakes record. In retrospect that gave me a strange introduction.

This was in February, and the 40th anniversary of the Ed Sullivan show was approaching. I think somewhere I got Rubber Soul on cassette from the library and gave it a few listens, all the while doing what I often do with things I'm interested in: read about them on the internet. A lot. My girlfriend of the time got me "The First US Visit" DVD for Valentine's, and my parents bought me Pepper. I was completely hooked.

A friend of mine who was a Beatles fanatic burned Rubber Soul, Revolver, Let It Be, and Help for me, and this just fueled my desire even more. Just before spring break my dad bought me Abbey Road, and I listened to that so many times. I believe I got the White Album that summer. Then over the fall months I either received as gifts or went out and bought the rest of the studio albums, including the ones I previously just had burned. Quite simply, my world revolved around The Beatles. I started to delve into their solo work, and saw Paul in concert in October of '05.  I took a bit of a break--as in I wasn't listening to them constantly. I started to discover other stuff (especially Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys, and the Stones) and put The Beatles on the backburner, always coming back to them every once in a while.

Fast forward to a couple of years later and I start getting that Beatles urge again. I go see American English at a nearby town fair, and finally make my way to Beatlefest in Chicago. I guess that's about it. I'm currently watching the Director's Cut of the Anthology on Youtube and starting to track down some of the solo albums I don't already have.

I've never met anyone in real life who knows as much about them as I do.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on February 08, 2009, 09:53:07 PM
Hey, welcmoe to DM's Beatles forums QuarryMan89! enjoy your stay!  ;)
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Post by: MandyBuglet on February 17, 2009, 03:54:43 PM
The Beatles Anthology...saw it 13 years ago, been hooked ever since!

(have I said this in this thread yet?)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Veroniqa on February 18, 2009, 10:24:14 PM
I used to listen to them in car as a child. But I became a fan in my 16 or 17. Let It Be was the song I love the first and next I discovered another songs,
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Post by: Beatlemaniac64 on February 18, 2009, 11:10:25 PM
First of all, welcome to everyone who is new on here, I hope you enjoy it here! QuarryMen89, I also became a fan when I was in eighth grade, and now I'm in 11th grade and 17. After I discovered the Beatles, I also then discovered Dylan, the Stones, Beach Boys, and Hendrix and stuff. So what Beatles solo albums do you have so far?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on February 20, 2009, 09:54:50 PM
Hello!
I am new to this forum  :)
Just wanted to say how I "discovered" the Beatles. I actually did not discover them, they have always been there. I mean ever since I was born (which happened only 18 years ago) I have always known the Beatles and listened to them occasionally. However, I only recently got really obsessed with them, so here I am. Not the most interesting story, eh. But it's good to be here  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mrs Lennon on February 20, 2009, 11:28:18 PM
Good enough a story! Welcome morrissey, and enjoy yourself round the forum!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Pilzkopf on February 24, 2009, 11:25:50 PM

I heard about the Beatles before I heard anything by them. I was fifteen. We lived in Malawi, and we were usually a few months behind the UK in what music we were listening to. Because this was early to mid-1963, but  I still hadn't heard of them, even though I listened to the charts countdown every Sunday night. But a friend told me about this new band that had drawn bigger crowds at the Cavern in Liverpool than The Shadows had. He showed me a music magazine with a photo, and a short article about them. Since I'd learned to play the guitar using Shadows tunes, they were my heroes, and I was immediately hostile to these interlopers with pudding-bowl haircuts. But soon after that I was at a party at another friend's house, and someone put Please Please Me on the turntable. I thought it was the most fantastic thing I'd ever heard. That harmonica, those driving guitars! All my hostility went out the window....

To be honest, I've been mostly a classical fan since my early twenties, but my favourites from the world of pop/rock are the Beatles, Kate Bush, and Pink Floyd. But I've been a Beatles fan for.... what, nearly 46 years. You just have to play No Reply, and I'm immediately transported back to my bedroom at midnight or 1 a.m, sitting at my desk studying for A-levels, with the radio turned down low to avoid waking up the rest of the family. That song is inextricably bound up with the world of maths and physics.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: GreenBeatle32 on February 26, 2009, 10:34:12 PM
Hi I'm new here too :)
My first Beatles encounter was when I was about 7 years old and I got a walkman for my christmas present from my grandma. I was so excited and my dad had a cd on the counter so I decided to have a listen--- Meet the Beatles!!! I remember setting up my little plastic 3 foot by 3 foot Barbie tent all alone in the living room when my mom was at work and my dad was outside and listening to the whole cd. I loved it so much, my little 7 year old self 'forgot' to return it to daddy :) Now at age 14 I simply adore the Beatles! I listen to all the albums now, though, not just Meet the Beatles (over and over and over and over) haha but I still haven't gotten around to returning that borrowed cd.......  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on February 27, 2009, 07:42:31 AM
Nice stories all. And welcome.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: on February 28, 2009, 04:35:27 PM
Ed Sullivan discovered them for me :-) Jason
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on March 03, 2009, 09:36:30 PM
Welcome aboad pilzkopf and GreenBeatle32! Enjoy your stay!  ;)
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Post by: on March 03, 2009, 11:47:39 PM
I think I read an article on the band, and they were talking about how revolutionary they were. I figured I should  be in the know of this one, so I clicked around the internet. This was about five years ago, and the first song I heard was "Penny Lane." Loved it and I went and bought the "1" CD the next weekend. I've been a little obsessed ever since.

 
-Living is easy with eyes closed.-
-www.beatles-fans.webs.com-
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Post by: HeyJude18 on March 04, 2009, 03:24:25 AM
Welcome to the forum lucywithdiamonds :)
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Post by: thatgirl on March 09, 2009, 06:47:14 PM
When I really became obsessed with the Beatles was about two years ago when I was sifting through my dad's vinyl collection looking for a Miles Davis record. I stumbled upon "Meet the Beatles" and asked my dad about it. He said that he used to practice drumming along with Ringo back when he first started! I listened to the record and immediately fell in love! I've been a Beatle freak ever since.
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Post by: HeyJude18 on March 10, 2009, 05:02:02 AM
Welcome to the forums thatgirl!  Hope you enjoy it here!

PS - really like the avatar!
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Post by: thatgirl on March 10, 2009, 12:16:41 PM
Thanks HeyJude!
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Post by: on March 11, 2009, 03:49:14 PM
im 21 years old.  my parents were singing the beatles to me when i was in the womb.  that pretty much changed my life. i cant go a day withoutlistening to the beatles.  ive turned all my friends on to them since kindergarten.  

 my friend and i are also musicians and we've recently been adding our videos of us playing beatles song to youtube.
 if anyone has some free time, please check them out. they are actually really good!
thank you!


[size=14]http://www.youtube.com/teladesor
[/size]
 :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Andy Smith on March 11, 2009, 06:10:22 PM
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When I really became obsessed with the Beatles was about two years ago when I was sifting through my dad's vinyl collection looking for a Miles Davis record. I stumbled upon "Meet the Beatles" and asked my dad about it. He said that he used to practice drumming along with Ringo back when he first started! I listened to the record and immediately fell in love! I've been a Beatle freak ever since.

Welcome along to DM's Beatles forums thatgirl!! enjoy your stay!!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Penny Lane on March 12, 2009, 12:43:40 AM
Welcome to all the new members!

Thatgirl, you have a cool sig pic.  I hope Paul isn't dead! ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: thatgirl on March 12, 2009, 01:15:38 AM
Thanks Andy Smith!

Penny Lane, I've never actually been able to find the comic, but I hope that batman is severely mistaken!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Pilzkopf on March 12, 2009, 01:53:46 AM
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im 21 years old.  my parents were singing the beatles to me when i was in the womb.  that pretty much changed my life. i cant go a day withoutlistening to the beatles.  ive turned all my friends on to them since kindergarten.  

 my friend and i are also musicians and we've recently been adding our videos of us playing beatles song to youtube.
 if anyone has some free time, please check them out. they are actually really good!
thank you!


[size=14]http://www.youtube.com/teladesor
[/size]
 :)


You guys are good. I heard your covers of Norwegian Wood, Misery, and Here Comes the Sun. Some good guitar work there. Keep it going.


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Post by: alexis on March 12, 2009, 03:45:56 AM
Quote from: 1968
Thanks Andy Smith!

Penny Lane, I've never actually been able to find the comic, but I hope that batman is severely mistaken!

Hey thatgirl, your avatar is extremely cool too!

I'm trying to work through that pic in your sig ... looks like John in front with glasses, but his hair is Paul's color, and he's got bare feet like Paul on the Abbey Road cover; looks like George's face 3rd in line, but carrying Paul's bass? ...

The guy in the back is carrying a drum, so I guess that's Ringo. So that makes Paul the 2nd one, I guess? What exactly would he be carrying, a washboard? Isn't that a sign of the dead in the Tibetan Book of the Dead, "The Sacred Washboard of Deceased Souls"?  :)


Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BlueMeanie on March 12, 2009, 09:19:14 AM
Welcome to everyone that I haven't already welcomed!
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Post by: on March 13, 2009, 11:01:31 PM
i remember my bro playing me revolver in he car when i was about 8. i thought it was rubbish!  he said 'wait 'til your older'.  I thought he was talking nonsense and went back to whatever soft rock dirge i was into at the time.  

And whaddya know, one Christmas on my mid-teens he bought me Sgt Peppers and Revolver, and a life long obsession was immediately  born!
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Post by: on March 20, 2009, 11:29:21 PM
Well, I was in the local media store looking for some DVD's. Didn't found what I was looking for, so I went to the CD's and saw 'The Beatles - #1'. Thought in myself "Hmm The Beatles, heard of them, let's try it out!" After I heard this CD, I had to buy every album cause I simply loved them. And after listening to all these albums, I love them way more!
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Post by: on March 21, 2009, 02:20:48 PM
I was 10 years old and when my grandfather died, my family moved in with my grandmother.  While living there I discovered some records from the 60's - herman's hermits, the monkee's etc., but the one group that really caught my eye and my ear where The Beatles.  There were a few 45's and one LP and I played them all the time.  My father eventually brought me a few lp's that he had in his collection and I've been hooked ever since.  
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Post by: beatlepool on March 22, 2009, 07:42:15 AM
In middle school, on a dial-up computer connection, I decided that I would try and download some music. Of course I had heard of The Beatles, but was not very familiar (or so I thought). Started downloading titles I thought I recognized, started listening, quickly realizing that I knew song after song after song.  While as a kid I didn't know the songs were Beatles songs, nevertheless, they had become ingrained in my head. A testament to their immense popularity and influence (and my dad's good taste in radio stations).  
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Post by: ChokingSmoker on March 24, 2009, 09:04:49 PM
When I was 11 (it was a verrrry long time ago) there was a short Beatles season on TV around Christmas. I happened to be in the room when my brother turned on the Shea Stadium concert, and I said "Oh, this is the Beatles?", because I'd been semi-aware of them beforehand and heard the name without anything really registering. But that evening was the beginning of it (whatever "it" is). I distinguished myself by saying "Oh, was Paul McCartney in the Beatles?", because to me he was just the guy from Wings! I've never quite lived that one down...   :B
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Post by: Bobber on March 24, 2009, 10:20:42 PM
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I distinguished myself by saying "Oh, was Paul McCartney in the Beatles?", because to me he was just the guy from Wings!

Haha! I recognize that!
Welcome by the way.
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Post by: BeatleBabe on March 31, 2009, 06:48:03 PM
my father...I grew up listening to them and fell in love! Lots of great memories riding in his convertible blasting "money"
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Post by: on April 09, 2009, 06:55:29 PM
I was 15 and studying at night class. During a break listening to Radio Luxemburg 'Love Me Do' came on. It was a totally new sound and being a record collector even then went out and bought it on the red lable Parlophone. After listening to the B side, 'P.S. I Love You' and seeing their ad in NME I was well and truly hooked. Strangely, I liked their early B sides better!
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on April 09, 2009, 06:57:43 PM
Welcome, welcome, welcome ;)
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Post by: on April 09, 2009, 11:25:00 PM
Mom!  She went to see them in Vancouver at Empire Stadium in 1964 and subsequently bought each LP as it was released.  I came along in 1968 and was basically raised on the Beatles.  
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Post by: mysweetgeorge on April 17, 2009, 01:08:44 PM
I believe I was around 5 years old. My dad was a huge Elvis fan, as far as I can remember I think I was born listening to Elvis. He was also a big Beatles fan and he had all of these old Lps and every record you could imagine.  I remember him playing these albums and then one day he showed me A Hard Day's Night.  From that day on, I WAS HOOKED! English was not my first language but I memorized the entire movie in English.  I think deep down my father hoped I would become an Elvis LOL but all is well.  On the day of my wedding my father/daughter dance was "In My Life"
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 24, 2009, 01:26:28 AM
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On the day of my wedding my father/daughter dance was "In My Life"
The Beatles' nicest song.  It's always been my favorite.

Great choice for your father/daughter dance, mysweetgeorge!

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Post by: mysweetgeorge on April 24, 2009, 02:09:56 AM
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The Beatles' nicest song.  It's always been my favorite.

Great choice for your father/daughter dance, mysweetgeorge!


I really couldn't think of anything else, that song was THE ONE. Thank you Hello Goodbye for your nice post.  :)
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Post by: stevie on April 30, 2009, 04:03:03 AM
My aunty had all these old E.P.s, Twist and shout, etc. I was 8 years old and loved the music. then I got Help and Abbey Road for my birthday and Christmas. Very confusing at a young age to hear such diverse music from the same band! and why did they look different on the covers?
I've spent the 38 years since then on a fabulous Beatle journey...
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on April 30, 2009, 09:45:35 AM
Nice to hear from you..Welcome Stevie. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: moonbeam34 on May 24, 2009, 05:18:33 AM
The instructor for a college course I took one or two terms ago included some of The Beatles' songs in the lesson plan. I always say that it's his fault that I became interested in the group. The level of interest steadily grew, beginning with Ringo and his songs "It Don't Come Easy" and "Photograph", which I heard on the bus coming home, fell in love with it and when I got home, downloaded it onto my mp3 player. Now I have a few Beatles documentaries, one movie, and five books.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 24, 2009, 05:26:27 AM
^

Well, that's a good start!    ;)

Welcome to the Forum, moonbeam34.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Busker Hook on May 26, 2009, 03:39:48 PM
In the beginning of 1964 I read from a magazine a short article about a 'jazz quartet' :) from England with a sonorous name 'Beatles'. In the article they wrote how 'Beatles' were 'bad' and how they 'corrupted' youngsters, especially girls :) I grew very very interested in the article, for I had known: if soviet mass media criticized severely someone who belonged to "the Western culture", it mostly meant that the "someone" was of uncommon and considerable talent. I tried to get some more information about the "jazz quartet from England", but without any success. I only knew from the article the names of the boys: John, Paul, George, Ringo...
About a month or two later one fine night I turned on my home made wireless set and tuned in to the BBC - the radiostation (as well as the Voice Of America) often broadcasted good popular music and, of course, good rock-n-roll - in the USSR in the beginning of the 60's one could only listen to real rock-n-roll music mostly from western radiostations. Suddenly I heard - "Tell me wha-a-a-ay you cry and why you la-a-ie to me-ee..." I was "killed on the spot"...  I had never heard anything like that! It was like my old good friends were singing and playing specially to me. The style of singing, playing guitar, et cetera, et cetera - were absolutely "mine"! And the singing and the playing were superb! That time I "perfectly" didn't understand English, but it seemed it didn't matter - the "sound of the words" was like superb music and didn't need a "logical sense". And then the broadcaster began to say something in English, but I managed to make out the words: "John, Paul, George, Ringo!" Wow! So it was the Beatles!
I couldn't sleep till morning. "Tell me wha-a-a-ay you cry..."...
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Post by: Kevin on May 26, 2009, 04:05:25 PM
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About a month or two later one fine night I turned on my home made wireless set and tuned in to the BBC - the radiostation (as well as the Voice Of America) often broadcasted good popular music and, of course, good rock-n-roll - in the USSR in the beginning of the 60's one could only listen to real rock-n-roll music mostly from western radiostations. Suddenly I heard - "Tell me wha-a-a-ay you cry and why you la-a-ie to me-ee..." I was "killed on the spot"...  I had never heard anything like that! It was like my old good friends were singing and playing specially to me.

Great story.The chaps at MI5 and the CIA will be thrilled to know their subliminal messaging actually worked. Did you also experience an overwhelming urge to buy jeans and dabble in the stock market?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Casbah on May 26, 2009, 08:03:42 PM
I heard Hey Jude on the radio growing up as a kid, that was my first taste of the Beatles, but I was only 4 at the time, and I didn't make that big of an impression on me, music was more like background noise at that age. and as I got older, my mom bought me an album by The Buggs, the LIVERPOOL SOUND!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/The_Buggs.jpg)

(I found out last year they were really from Omaha,  Nebraska. Buggers!)

But there were a few songs on there to get me interested, I knew I Want To Hold Your Hand and She Loves You... but what got me hooked was a dance at the Unitarian Church in 7th grade. Some of my friends older brothers had a band and they called themselves The Rutles, also being Python fans. They basically did the Hollywood Bowl album with a few others thrown in there. For some reason that clicked with me and I just went bonkers over trying to figure out every Beatles song. I started a Beatles band, started collecting magazines, etc etc etc...

And the rest is basically history, for me, anyway!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Busker Hook on May 27, 2009, 01:47:20 AM
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Did you also experience an overwhelming urge to buy jeans and dabble in the stock market?

Yes, of course! For example, when I heard Hippy Hippy Shake, I experienced very overwhelming urge to go and buy blue jeans :)

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: This Bird Has Flown on June 19, 2009, 11:24:35 AM
It's a bit of a long story, but these sort of threads always get me in storyteller mode.
When I was about 5, I would always sit around at home and listen to CDs on this big purple CD player I had in my room.  I don't remember exactly how it was introduced to me, but I always used to play the Beatles 1 CD.  I loved the music right away! I would play that CD every day, and additionally, my mom would sing "All My Loving" when she  would pull me out of the bathtub and dried me off.  

I loved the Beatles from an early age, and I really wanted to see them live.  I had a slight problem with that sort of thing during my previous Monkees phase (it was a very short phase, I assure you).  When I saw that all of them were old on the TV I totally freaked out.  I hoped this didn't happen with my new beloved Beatles.  So I asked my mom, "Mommy, can we go see the Beatles?" and she got a sad look on her face, and told me that John had died a long time ago.  She told me that "some crazy man shot him."  I immediately cried all night, because right from the beginning John was my favorite.  It didn't really help that George passed a few months later...

For the next couple of years, I didn't really listen to the Beatles. (I don't know how I did it!) I pretended not to like them, seeing as it was becoming "trendy" to like them, and something about that rubbed me the wrong way.  But a few songs stuck with me all through that time, like Come Together, Hey Jude, Help!, and of course All My Loving. Some other songs too.  I had also heard a few covers of Across The Universe, and something about the song just blew me away.  I tried to think nothing of these things.

Then, a few months ago, I was just messing around with some friends, and for sh*ts and giggles, we decided to look up I Am The Walrus on the internet, because we all thought it was a funny song and we wanted to know who it was by.  Sure enough, the video of the Fab Four popped up, and I was looking at them through the whole song.  All week, everywhere I went, I would talk about I Am The Walrus and laugh uncontrollably.  I even linked to the video on facebook.  Shortly after, I saw a comment under the link from an out of town friend.  It read "This is crap. Look up other Beatles songs, they had much better stuff."  I then remembered the 1 CD.  I had to find it, and I wanted it NOW.  I (quite messily) looked through every place CDs are kept in my house, and of course the LAST CD in the LAST place I look, was the Beatles 1 CD.  I didn't have the purple stereo anymore, I just popped the CD in my old, beat-up walkman and listened.  My love of this awesome band just came flooding back to me there and then. I got a lot more of their music, and I'm learning more and more about them every day.
"You know, if you break my heart I'll go, but I'll be back again."
Aaaand, here I am!  :) The end! Go home! Read a book!  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Penny Lane on June 22, 2009, 08:00:06 PM
^  Wow, I'm glad you rediscovered your affection for the Beatles.  I've actually never bought the "1" album (since I already own all the songs), but from what other people have said, it's a really good starting point for those who are fairly new to the Beatles' music.  I think many others have gotten hooked due to that album.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mrs Lennon on June 22, 2009, 08:44:24 PM
Quote from: 1620
I think many others have gotten hooked due to that album.
I'm living proof!  ;D

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Penny Lane on June 22, 2009, 09:38:47 PM
Quote from: 1657
I'm living proof!  ;D

Cool!  (grin)

Has anyone here gotten hooked because of the Red Album?  That's what did me in.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: georgeharrisonluver on June 22, 2009, 10:15:24 PM
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^  Wow, I'm glad you rediscovered your affection for the Beatles.  I've actually never bought the "1" album (since I already own all the songs), but from what other people have said, it's a really good starting point for those who are fairly new to the Beatles' music.  I think many others have gotten hooked due to that album.

 I have a pretty similar story to This Bird Has Flown. :) I got started with the "1" album as well. I always liked older stuff. I would watch the old Bugs Bunny/Looney Toons cartoons and shows from the 60's with my dad. In the car we'd always listen to the local oldies station(which played a ton of 60's stuff but have since changed to more 70's which made me really mad at the time but I love that too now). I really got into that music so my dad bought the "1" album when I was about 7 since it had pretty much just came out. I loved that CD! I would play it all the time and my dad and I would sing along. The Cd had pictures of all the singles and stuff and, like a lot of people first discovering them, I so shocked at how different thay looked after only a short period of time I hadn't really seen too many pictures of them besides the cd case until my dad got one of those books with beatles pictures in them. I really didn't have a favorite yet, but looking through that book I decided that George was my favorite. I'm not sure why, but he just stuck out to me. I remember talking about John and George's death with my dad but I think I was too young to really feel strongly yet, that has since changed though. Through the Beatles I found the Beach Boys and many other 60's bands that I loved at the time and still do.

For some reason around the time I started middle school I stopped listening to them. I started listening to more of the popular music that everyone else was listening to. that went on until about a year ago when I got my new computer and internet. I was on YouYube one night kind of messing around, seeing what they had, so I wanted to see if they had any older stuff and the thing that first came to mind were the Beatles. I was surprised to find their was a ton of stuff! The first thing I watched was the And I Love Her scene from A Hard Day's Night. I had never really heard the song before but I soon fell in love with it. I spent hours on youtube listening to songs like while my guitar gently weeps, strawberry fields forever, norwegian wood, I am the walrus, songs that my dad said were great but I had never heard. That got me into Rubber Soul, Relover, Sgt. Pepper, and the movies. I was constiently finding new songs and was amazed by each of them. George, who I had forgotten about, became my favorite again and I became hooked all over again. So long story short hear I am and completely obsessed! :) my new thing is learning them on guitar(as soon as I get one that is). I think I've wanted one for 10 years and I'm still waiting for the one my parents have been promising me  :( ha ha that was alot of typing ;D

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Post by: Penny Lane on June 23, 2009, 02:45:31 AM
^  Lovely, thank you for sharing.   :)

Here's a special George song:

xzkhOmKVW08 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkhOmKVW08)

One of my personal Beatle faves!
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Post by: RockNRollMusic63 on July 07, 2009, 05:03:50 PM
When i heard about John Lennon's R.I.P Death, then i never new what he was or done so i looked into it and then got into it ever since.
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Post by: andyec on July 12, 2009, 06:47:38 PM
I was 13 years old in 1979. My friend who lived across the street from me had the Sgt. Pepper album and he thought it was the greatest thing ever. I made fun of him when I saw the cover. I thought they looked like a goofy circus act. He played me the second side of the album first and I didn't like any of it. He told me the last song was the best,so I waited through some more songs I didn't like-including the Pepper reprise. Then A Day in the Life started. It was music from another world. I couldn't believe my ears. John's voice,Paul's part,the drumming,the orchestra-it was the greatest thing I'd ever heard! And it still is 30 years later.
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Post by: Bobber on July 13, 2009, 07:43:16 AM
And A Day In The Life is still the only thing you like? ;D
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Post by: Georgies Girl on July 17, 2009, 02:03:02 AM
I think that I've liked the Beatles my whole life, but I became an official fan in 2005. I remember being around 5-6 at home and often listening to a couple of songs (I can clearly remember Yesterday, Here Comes The Sun and Help!). It was until I was 13 when I became really interested on the band, after learning a medley for a school concert, with "All My Loving-Eleanor Rigby-Penny Lane-All You Need Is Love". It was the day of the concert too, when I fall for George ;D (they had a screen and started passing videos of them, and when I saw George I thought "He was certainly handsome!" ;D).
Then, I started investigating about the band, buying the albums, going to tribute bands concerts and watching movies. And well...until now :D
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on July 17, 2009, 03:01:50 AM
I think that I've liked the Beatles my whole life, but I became an official fan in 2005. I remember being around 5-6 at home and often listening to a couple of songs (I can clearly remember Yesterday, Here Comes The Sun and Help!). It was until I was 13 when I became really interested on the band, after learning a medley for a school concert, with "All My Loving-Eleanor Rigby-Penny Lane-All You Need Is Love". It was the day of the concert too, when I fall for George ;D (they had a screen and started passing videos of them, and when I saw George I thought "He was certainly handsome!" ;D).
Then, I started investigating about the band, buying the albums, going to tribute bands concerts and watching movies. And well...until now :D

very cool! I wish my school would have stuff like that, I'm in the choir and I'm always trying to hint to the director to let us sing a beatles medley. Still hasn't happen yet...but I'll keep trying next year. maybe if I annoy him enough!  ;D

George is certainly handsome ;)
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Post by: Georgies Girl on July 17, 2009, 03:57:16 AM
^^Convince your mates from the choir, sign a petition and show it to the director ;D Maybe it would work.
And yes...nowadays I'm convinced I'll love George forever! :-*
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Post by: JonnyBeatle on July 18, 2009, 04:23:09 AM
I suppose it's not a particularly cool way to really get into The Beatles - but it was during The Anthology craze of '95-'96. That was the first time I ever really listened to their music. Before I had kind of discounted their music as something from the past that had no relevance to me. I was 18 BTW. Anyway, once I really listened to their music I was totally blown away and they've been my favorite band ever since.
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Post by: Andy Smith on July 18, 2009, 08:15:34 PM
I noticed that quite a lot of people got into them when the Anthology came out, and i suppose
the new remasters will produce more new young fans :)
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Post by: briannamariee on July 21, 2009, 01:51:04 AM
i knew about them practically my whole life.
my dad knows all of their songs by heart. he didn't listen to them much after i was born, but i knew he loved them. then one day in choir when i was about thirteen, one of the kids sang 'hey jude' for some contest or something. i listened to it over and over, and their other albums, and then loved all of their music. i fell in love! (:
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Post by: Georgies Girl on July 21, 2009, 02:29:53 AM
^^hehe, I know what you mean, it is something that you just can't help! :D

I noticed that quite a lot of people got into them when the Anthology came out, and i suppose
the new remasters will produce more new young fans :)

Very true. Recently, there have been many news about new Beatles-related stuff to come and that's something that always help. I also think that the Rock Band will be a very strong influence between young people, and that certainly makes me happy :)
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Post by: mikesline on July 22, 2009, 02:04:30 AM
my sisters were huge fans they went to the hollywood bowl show and records were always around
but i remember i must have been six yrs old and i kept playing hey jude-lp cant buy me love and revolution over and over,and i have'nt stop yet!
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Post by: Andy Smith on July 22, 2009, 06:04:06 PM
^^hehe, I know what you mean, it is something that you just can't help! :D

Very true. Recently, there have been many news about new Beatles-related stuff to come and that's something that always help. I also think that the Rock Band will be a very strong influence between young people, and that certainly makes me happy :)

oh yeas, i never thought of that, in this age of games and wii things, i' not into these things
but the Rockband game has caught me into buying these things, shall i blame it on the Beatles? ;D
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Post by: kittyhighx3 on July 26, 2009, 10:41:52 PM
I read the book, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, and loved it. I loved it so much that I decided to listen to the song that inspired it (hence its title) and fell in love with it. The next day, I ran to the music store and since they didn't have Rubber Soul (I was p*ssed!), I decided to buy Sgt. Pepper instead because of its interesting cover. I didn't like it at first (Blasphemy!) but it steadily grew on me as I listened to it over and over. Six months later (Still a noob, I know), I'm an obsessed freak that can't spend a day without listening to them.  ;)
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Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on July 27, 2009, 03:35:36 AM
I read the book, Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami, and loved it. I loved it so much that I decided to listen to the song that inspired it (hence its title) and fell in love with it. The next day, I ran to the music store and since they didn't have Rubber Soul (I was p*ssed!), I decided to buy Sgt. Pepper instead because of its interesting cover. I didn't like it at first (Blasphemy!) but it steadily grew on me as I listened to it over and over. Six months later (Still a noob, I know), I'm an obsessed freak that can't spend a day without listening to them.  ;)
Through a book eh? that's an interesting way of discovering the Fab Four.
And yes, I too have a small blasphemy regarding Sgt P.... hehehe!
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Post by: carleymmoss on July 31, 2009, 04:00:19 AM
It happened when I was about 7. A neighbor of mine who I happened to have a little crush on (hah) told me that The Beatles were the best band in the world and John Lennon was his idol. I immediately went to my mom to ask her about them and she busted out her old vinyls. I listened to them for hours everyday. Been a fan ever since!! :)
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Post by: jimmygraymusic on August 01, 2009, 04:58:47 AM
I only really discovered the beatles last summer.  i got the yellow submarine songtrack (followed by all their other albums), and  since then i've been obsessed.  I'm 22, and play music, and they influenced me greater than any other band ever has.  I started writing music that is very Beatlesque, and recorded my songs using techniques they used to use.  Check out my tunes you'll enjoy them if you like the Beatles.

iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=323748267&id=323748206&s=143441&uo=6 (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=323748267&id=323748206&s=143441&uo=6)
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Day-Single/dp/B002HMWOWQ/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1249102189&sr=103-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Day-Single/dp/B002HMWOWQ/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1249102189&sr=103-1)
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on August 01, 2009, 09:34:27 AM
I only really discovered the beatles last summer.  i got the yellow submarine songtrack (followed by all their other albums), and  since then i've been obsessed.  I'm 22, and play music, and they influenced me greater than any other band ever has.  I started writing music that is very Beatlesque, and recorded my songs using techniques they used to use.  Check out my tunes you'll enjoy them if you like the Beatles.

iTunes:  [url]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=323748267&id=323748206&s=143441&uo=6[/url] ([url]http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=323748267&id=323748206&s=143441&uo=6[/url])
Amazon:  [url]http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Day-Single/dp/B002HMWOWQ/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1249102189&sr=103-1[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Snow-Day-Single/dp/B002HMWOWQ/ref=sr_f3_1?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1249102189&sr=103-1[/url])

Yo Jimmy, you got a myspace I can check before having to buy?
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Post by: jimmygraymusic on August 01, 2009, 02:13:30 PM
Apple Beatle, here is my myspace URL  http://www.myspace.com/jimmygraymusic (http://www.myspace.com/jimmygraymusic)

the song "Snow Day" is the only one on there that is Beatles influenced like I mentioned.  The other song there is before they really hit me.  You can see the difference they made haha
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Post by: hasuncoco on August 02, 2009, 05:25:05 AM
first, I saw a t shirt and treasured it
second, I knew ringo starr cuz i love the way he is (love and peace shtuff)
third, Paul is a Vegan and I am tooooo
and lastly BUT NOT LEAST NOT LEAST!!!! I loved their songs >.<
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Post by: breedofrandy on August 03, 2009, 11:55:09 PM
I first heard them as a kid and my mom was in love with them growing up. So I would hear their songs every now and again but wouldn't think much of it except that they were the beatles singing.

But a few months ago I just saw A Hard Day's Night on television and I became obsessed with them!! I couldn't stop from then on out. I had to find out everything about them and get every picture I could find! It's crazy, I'm in love with them and there is no stopping me now! That's for sure!
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Post by: Wonderland on August 05, 2009, 02:03:38 PM
I remember when I was little I liked the song Yellow Submarine (though I didn't know who it was by), and I loved Here Comes The Sun. Then, a friend of mine said a few months ago (around Christmas), "You should start listening to The Beatles,". So I turned on YouTube and put on the song 'Here Comes The Sun'. I remembered really really loving that when I was younger.

When it was finished, I listened to more songs (Hey Jude, All You Need Is Love and Hello Goodbye amongst others) and I was absolutely enchanted. All these great songs by the same four people! I listened to them some more on YouTube, but I was too shy to buy a CD (I'm weird like that).

A little while after that, another friend of mine was asking me some quiz questions, and one of them was "What band of the 1960s wrote the song Yellow Submarine?" I was confused. The 1960s? Kids songs don't come from the 1960s, generally speaking. I told her I didn't know, and she said it was The Beatles. I was thrilled by that.

When I next turned on YouTube, I listened to Yellow Submarine. It was quite something hearing this familiar song I knew so well when I was seven or eight, being sung by Ringo Starr.

Then next time I went to the record store, I bought Sgt. Pepper's. It was all new to me, and I was truly infatuated by the song Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds. When I first looked at the cover of the album, I saw the one dressed in green and I thought to myself, "I'm sure that is John Lennon," xD I have no idea how I knew that, but I did.

And then I started madly buying their albums as quick as I could, and I also bought A Hard Day's Night. I was blown away by the humour in it.

I love thinking that the first Beatle I recognised is my favourite. =]
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Post by: Andy Smith on August 06, 2009, 11:18:51 PM
Nice story, welcome to the Forums Wonderland (you an Alice fan then like me? ;))
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Post by: Wonderland on August 08, 2009, 10:18:02 AM
Thanks, Andy Smith. Yep, I'm an Alice fan. ^_^ I used to love the Disney movie (again, when I was younger) and then I started reading the books a while ago.
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Post by: An Apple Beatle on August 11, 2009, 10:46:08 AM
Apple Beatle, here is my myspace URL  [url]http://www.myspace.com/jimmygraymusic[/url] ([url]http://www.myspace.com/jimmygraymusic[/url])

the song "Snow Day" is the only one on there that is Beatles influenced like I mentioned.  The other song there is before they really hit me.  You can see the difference they made haha
Thats a great Macca voice you got going there. :)
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Post by: genie1985 on September 04, 2009, 12:12:17 PM
I discover The Beatles from one of my friends!
 :)
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Post by: Bobber on September 04, 2009, 12:21:51 PM
Hi genie. Welcome at DM's. Not here to try and sell shoes I hope.
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Post by: magnum475 on September 09, 2009, 11:09:16 PM
I got hooked onto The Beatles my freshman year in college all thanks to my then roommate and now best friend.
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Post by: breedofrandy on September 09, 2009, 11:36:22 PM
I got hooked onto The Beatles my freshman year in college all thanks to my then roommate and now best friend.

cool friend!!  ;D

Welcome Magnum!
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Post by: FutureStar on September 22, 2009, 02:00:13 AM
Well, here's my story (sorry if it's too long)

When I was younger, I knew who the Beatles were but I didn't know much about them.  My parents liked their songs, but they weren't big fans (my dad only had a few singles, and the only Beatles record my mother had was Rubber Soul), but my dad who was a latin music collector did have this CD of Beatles songs recorded in latin rhythms, so I had heard some of their songs before.   Fast forward to about 2 years ago: my marketing professor at college told us that he was taking us to a presentation a fellow professor made about 1967 instead of class.  Obviously the presentation included songs from Sgt. Pepper.  I liked the songs he presented (Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band & Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds) so as soon as I got home I downloaded the songs.   I kept them in my iPod, dowloaded a few more songs, but still I wasn't really interested in listening and discovering all their songs.


About a week or two ago, VH1 Classic aired several documentaries about the Beatles and they also aired "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!".  I saw AHDN, really liked it and decided to get the soundtrack.  On 9/9/09, I bought the album, loved it, and I have been a fan ever since!! Listening to every record has been a powerful experience.  So many songs I had heard before in movies, TV, etc, and I didn't know they were done by the Beatles! 
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Post by: Bobber on September 22, 2009, 06:47:15 AM
^Better late than never. lol. Nice story ;D
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Post by: sgt. peppie on September 23, 2009, 10:50:25 PM
well, i've always known who they were. i'd mention them every now and then, like when i heard the name 'ringo', i said that i'd name my future son that!  ;D If it weren't for the simpsons, i wouldn't know a thing about them. also, for some reason, i remember singing the chorus of 'long, long, long' to myself, and i have no idea where it came from, but i'd sing it silently to myself.

then in the 8th grade, my art teacher told me to make a mural in the hallway, music themed, and i agreed. i drew up sketches, i first thought the beatles. so i drew the beatles as bears (school mascot) crossing abbey road, but i forgot what they looked like so i drew how they looked in '64. (now that i look at the sketch again, the bears look NOTHING like the bealtes!) so i got a picture of all 4 beatles off the internet to know what i'm even drawing. my teacher suggested painting the sgt. pepper album, and i was like 'sgt. pepper?! wtf is that?'. anyways, i drew the final draft, and i thought that listening to their music would be a good way to think of more ideas for the mural. i loved it alot, there were so many innovative and familiar songs. like 'here comes the sun' and 'help!'. what got me hooked was 'come together' it sounded so raw! then i finished up the mural and i'm now a huge beatles fan!
The Beatles project (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1ERzwb-uPg#normal)
(i'm sorry if there's so many flaws! i accidentally made paul right handed and john left handed)
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Post by: Melack on September 25, 2009, 08:57:59 PM
To make a long story short.

My father and The Red Album are the two biggest reasons I discovered The Beatles!

:)
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Post by: sgt. peppie on September 27, 2009, 02:55:43 AM
well, i introduced my 4 year old half-sister to the beatles
i watched 'yellow submarine' with her
she doesn't care about their songs for now, but she gets really excited when she hears the song
'yellow submarine' playing  ;D
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Post by: Griff on October 05, 2009, 08:46:52 PM
Lennon asking me could he borrow a pick!

                        Griff  Big Three
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Post by: sgt. peppie on October 05, 2009, 10:05:05 PM
i just feel like saying this: John's birthday is on Friday!!!
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Post by: cassNJ on October 06, 2009, 01:11:30 PM
It's nice to see some fans of Lewis Carroll here.   I don't know if you're aware that those books have a special connection with The Beatles.  John and Paul were both big fans of his books.  They were inspiration for some of their lyrics (like the Walrus), Paul had little statues of Alice characters in his garden at Cavendish, and he gave John a first edition of "Alice in Wonderland" as a gift.  But that's off-topic; this is supposed to be about how we discovered The Beatles.  Here's my story:

I was a little kid when they came to America.  I was probably the only person living then that didn't see their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show.  But I had to watch my older cousins go crazy over them.  I thought they were very silly (my cousins, that is)  but I did find their songs very catchy, especially "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "I Saw Her Standing There."

Then, when I was a bit older, one of my brothers bought Rubber Soul and Yesterday and Today.  I fell in love with their music, especially the acoustic guitar songs.  My sister was an alto and I was a very strained soprano.  We would work out the harmonies on songs like "If I Fell", and anticipating the advent of Beatles Rock Band by 40 years, we used croquet mallets as pretend guitars to play along to tunes like "We Can Work It Out."  Eventually I got a real guitar and, armed with a thick Beatles songbook, taught myself to play.  I could even do a reasonable version of "Blackbird."  I have to confess Paul was always my favorite, not because he was the Cute Beatle (ok, it was a little bit of that) but because I always loved his songs and his voice. 

By the time I went off to college, however, it wasn't cool to like The Beatles or Paul McCartney.  I was listening to completely different music.  Eventually, like many baby boomers, I realized that the new stuff coming out just didn't have the transformative effect on me that music in the 60's had.  There would be an album once in awhile that captured my imagination, but it was never quite the same.  Music became much less important in my life.

Then a few years ago I was faced with months of medical treatment and recuperation.  I decided to make a playlist of all my very favorite music to help get me through it.  Most artists, I discovered, had just one or maybe two songs worthy of my playlist.  My very favorite groups, like The Who, the Doors, and Buffalo Springfield, got 4 to 6 songs.  But when it came to The Beatles, I discovered that I couldn't narrow down my list to just 6.  Heck, I couldn't even do a top 20!  As I listened to their music I realized that they were in a class by themselves, and always will be.  So I became a fangirl all over again.

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Post by: Andy Smith on October 07, 2009, 11:07:44 PM
i've always wondered how i will discover the Beatles in my next life! ;D
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Post by: lucy~(-_-*... on October 09, 2009, 08:09:59 AM
I discovered the Beatles in beatles night we did I and my family. It was a very successful evening, and preparations that revealed me very Beatles! Very! I admit it.
 :)
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Post by: Eliza on October 09, 2009, 01:47:47 PM
When I was about one years old my mom took me to a Ringo Starr concert, since being one I don't remember much. That was before I even knew who the beatles were. A few years ago I was flipping through the channels and Hard Days Night was on which was one of my favorite movies before I was a fan, while I was watching it I relized how amazing they were and became obssesed.
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Post by: dramster on October 15, 2009, 04:04:18 AM
Thanks for asking!

When I was a boy in the 70s my parents had a lousy record collection, but luckily they did have some early beatles on tape - With the Beatles and A Collection of Beatles Oldies to be precise.  They were a big part of my childhood, being the only great music that I had access to!  Then in the 80s my dad bought us a vinyl copy of The Number Ones album, and that was my first exposure to the later Beatles, which I thought a bit weird at the time.

As I hit the early teen tears I forgot about the Beatles and began listening to 80s pop, until I just couldn't take it any more.  I rediscovered the Beatles, collected all their albums on vinyl, and listened to nothing else for years (I think the 20th anniversary of Sgt Pepper in 1987 did a lot to rekindle my interest).  As I got older I more began to appreciate their later work.  That's something I love about them, that you can grow up with them as they mature from album to album.

After delving into various other music genres and artists over the years I find that I keep coming back to the Beatles.  The reissues have been a perfect excuse to sit down and listen to all their albums yet again, and they sound as fresh and exciting as ever!

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Post by: An Apple Beatle on October 15, 2009, 08:01:26 AM
Welcome Dramster...sounds like we're same era, thanks for sharing. :)
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Post by: MrsHarrison on October 15, 2009, 06:37:52 PM
When I was a kid, my mom had an old turntable, with more vinyls then you could count. She had almost every Beatle album, and I used to listen to them with her. Then, I saw 'A Hard Day's Night', and absolutely fell in love with them.

When I finally get some spending money, I'm gonna get the remasters boxset to put on my iPod. :D But, that's how I got into them; a boring story indeed.  ha2ha
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Post by: Wonderland on October 15, 2009, 06:44:14 PM
Cool story, MrsHarrison, and welcome to the forum! :D
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Post by: Nina on October 22, 2009, 02:25:17 AM
I remember listening to The Beatles since very early childhood on the radio and such, but when I was 6 years old, the album '1' came out. I remember seeing the commercials for it on television over and over and singing along to it. I guess my father picked up on my interest and told his boss, a family friend, who gave it to me as a present for my 7th birthday. I remember screaming in delight while tearing off the wrapping, and all the other little 7 year olds having no idea who The Beatles were. This started my love for them, and whenever my friends asked me who my favorite band was, I said The Beatles, to which they responded, "That's lame! The Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync are way cooler!" (I find it funny looking back how those boy bands were so popular for a while!) My dad then showed me his record collection, which contained almost all of The Beatles albums, and I remember listening to "Roll Over Beethoven" from "With the Beatles" a lot. Anyways, now, 8 years later, my 15 year old self is totally obsessed with The Beatles and I feel very grateful to my dad's boss who opened my world to the best music I've ever heard.
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on October 22, 2009, 03:45:38 AM
^Great story Nina, and welcome to the forums :)

I think a lot of younger Beatles fans discovered them from the '1' album, that's how I did
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Post by: Nina on October 22, 2009, 07:17:17 PM
^thanks georgeharrisonluver! i have been home from school sick this past week and have been reading different threads in this forum for hours and hours and decided to join!
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on October 23, 2009, 02:20:49 AM
glad your here Nina, you'll enjoy being here. lots of awsome Beatles fans to talk to :) Who is your favorite Beatle?
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Post by: Nina on October 23, 2009, 03:15:14 AM
I would probably have to go with George, "All Things Must Pass" is my favorite album ever! Plus he was so good-looking! But really I love them all!
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on October 23, 2009, 03:31:42 AM
cool, There's tons of George fans on here :)  "All Things Must Pass" is my favorite album too and George definately was handsome  ;D
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Post by: Nina on October 23, 2009, 03:41:18 AM
yes he was ;)
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Post by: Andy Smith on October 26, 2009, 02:40:54 PM
a new Beatles fan lurking on here.. :D Welcome to the forums Nina!  :)
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Post by: Nina on October 26, 2009, 11:53:36 PM
Thanks Andy!  :D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Pilzkopf on October 30, 2009, 11:48:48 PM
Welcome, Nina. The difference between your generation and mine is that we didn't get the Beatles from our parents. We tried to keep them away from our parents. And if our parents started listening to them and liking them, we found that quite annoying, and we'd do everything we could to discourage them. :)
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Post by: Nina on October 31, 2009, 06:14:40 PM
I know! I find it quite funny ;D
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on November 01, 2009, 03:50:01 AM
Welcome, Nina. The difference between your generation and mine is that we didn't get the Beatles from our parents. We tried to keep them away from our parents. And if our parents started listening to them and liking them, we found that quite annoying, and we'd do everything we could to discourage them. :)

I actually like that my mom is becoming a fan, I really don't have many people to talk to about them except for you guys on here!
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 01, 2009, 03:55:16 AM
^Great story Nina, and welcome to the forums :)

I think a lot of younger Beatles fans discovered them from the '1' album, that's how I did

That's how I became a fan too.
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on November 01, 2009, 04:05:44 AM
^ It's a great way to introduce the Beatles to new people
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 01, 2009, 04:14:59 AM
^ It's a great way to introduce the Beatles to new people

Although I think recently the Across The Universe movie has been getting kids these days into The Beatles.
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Post by: georgeharrisonluver on November 01, 2009, 04:45:33 AM
^ true, I have quite a few friends who discovered the Beatles through that movie, thankfully they listen to the original songs and not jsut the movie covers
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Post by: JimmyMcCullochFan on November 01, 2009, 05:41:41 AM
^ true, I have quite a few friends who discovered the Beatles through that movie, thankfully they listen to the original songs and not jsut the movie covers

Thank gosh! I hate it when people listen to the movie covers and are like OMGZ THESE ARE THE BEST SONGS EVER and then they listen to the originals and are disappointed by them. It's like wtf?
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Post by: Nina on November 01, 2009, 10:36:35 PM
Thank gosh! I hate it when people listen to the movie covers and are like OMGZ THESE ARE THE BEST SONGS EVER and then they listen to the originals and are disappointed by them. It's like wtf?
That's really annoying! In my dance class at school, we were dancing to Joe Cocker's cover of Come Together from Across the Universe. This girl said she loved it, and when I told her it was a Beatles song, she started going on about how terrible the Beatles are. Then another girl corrected me saying it was not a Beatles song, it was a Michael Jackson song. I was so baffled I just had to laugh!
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Post by: POMPON! on November 16, 2009, 09:25:03 AM
its all started when I was so bored with the iPhone theme so I decided to download a random new one and it turned out to be the Beatles's theme!!and its extremely awesomeee :D (but to be honest, I didn't even know who the hell they are though but I'm using it anyway lol) but then there's one iphone's icon that met my eyes (I think its a hard day's night cover) and I totally falled for them!! so then I started typing the beatles in google, studying their profiles, saving every single photos of them etc. and before I know, I BECAME SO OBSESSED just like I am now!! :)

so one may say, I know/like them because of my iPhone theme!! :)
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Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on November 17, 2009, 01:02:22 AM
^^ Hahaha!!! Thats a funny way  ha2ha Awesome tho!
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Post by: POMPON! on November 17, 2009, 01:33:48 AM
Lol I know Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Yovra on November 27, 2009, 07:42:03 AM
This seems like a good subject for a first post for me on this forum! ;D

Born in '64, the Beatles were present on our radio but I was very much in the "music is music"-mode and paid no real attention.

That changed in '77 when the Dutch television show Toppop decided to air the dreamy "Strawberry Fields Forever"-clip. I can't really describe what happened, maybe it was the melody, maybe it was the strange instruments or the hazy little movie. But I knew I had to know more about that strange little group that hung around by that tree.
A few weeks later I bought the Blue double-album and it was a feast of recognition! Many of the tunes I always loved were there (but I didn't know it was the Fabs!)! Well, the rest is history; nagging a friend from my class to make a tape-copy off the '62-'66-album (again: many re-discoveries!) an slowly getting a nice collection for myself.
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Post by: BlueMeanie on November 27, 2009, 07:45:24 AM
Welcome Yovra. Enjoy the show!
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Post by: Yovra on November 27, 2009, 07:47:25 AM
Thank you, Blue Meanie! ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on November 27, 2009, 09:43:18 AM
Thank you, Blue Meanie! ;D

Yes, welcome. Familair name? Have I seen you on other forums?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Yovra on November 27, 2009, 01:05:21 PM
Well, I hang around in some of the threads on the Steve Hoffman forums (often the Beatles-related ones...).. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on November 27, 2009, 01:58:34 PM
Well, I hang around in some of the threads on the Steve Hoffman forums (often the Beatles-related ones...).. :)

Mmm, it can't be that. Maybe I once had a girlfriend with the same name. ha2ha
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Post by: alexis on November 27, 2009, 03:18:21 PM
Mmm, it can't be that. Maybe I once had a girlfriend with the same name. ha2ha

Maybe? You can't remember? Swine!!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on November 27, 2009, 03:21:15 PM
Maybe? You can't remember? Swine!!  ;)

He, that's someone else! ha2ha
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Whoeveriam on November 30, 2009, 11:09:12 PM
I do know that Beatle music has been around for a long time in my life, since I was however many months  or 2 years of age, a Toddler as I could walk. There's an audio tape of a song played in my house with me present in 88-90.

I remember when Free As A Bird was in the charts. The video won an award... But I was aware of the Red cassette and some of it's songs. Yellow Submarine. I liked Thomas back then, Richard did both.

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Post by: AngeloMysterioso on December 24, 2009, 09:02:59 PM
My oldest specific conscious recollection is shrouded with sadness. The day of Robert Kennedy’s assassination, somewhere in June 1968, I remember seeing his picture on the TV set, while Yesterday was playing. And I recall saying to myself how the lyrics were well suited to the event. I was 10 years old.

Otherwise, all of my youth bathed in the Beatles music: although I do have sketchy memories of watching The Beatles on their first time on Ed Sullivan, on my mum’s lap.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on January 10, 2010, 07:23:18 PM
Okay, I figured I might as well share my story, even though a certain couple of people already know it...  :D
It's a long one, so you might wanna get comfortable/put on a Beatles record/cuddle your Beatle of choice/whatever.  ;D

It starts with my dad.  He's about three years younger than George would be now, so he was a teen when The Beatles first hit big.  He instantly loved them, and idolized John in particular.  He started singing and taught himself to play guitar, dropped out of his job and ran off to France with the first band that picked him up.  He played all sorts of places, including cruise ships that went all over the world, and he even got to play in Hamburg a few years after The Beatles did.  He's even played the Star Club!  Can you imagine that?  Knowing you were standing in the same place as The Beatles had done?  :D
And he married my mum and they had me, and while my mum worked a rubbish, stiff job in an office, he carried on trying to make it big like John.  But it just never happened.  The Beatles meant more to him than near enough anything, so he never stopped trying.  Eventually, as you can imagine, the fact that my dad was constantly broke got to my mum, and the fact that he neglected us quite a bit.  He'd gig all night, then sleep all day and the moment he got up, he'd either be writing songs, booking gigs or out playing with other musicians or spending money we barely had.  When I was about four, my mum just snapped and asked him which he cared about more, chasing a dream, or raising a child?
And you can guess he picked music.  They divorced while I was too early to really remember him, so I just kept getting postcards from him, from all over the world, saying what musical stuff he was doing and that he missed me.  It was strange though, cos I didn't really know who he was.  Funny though, that when I started primary school, I started to like The Beatles.  Obviously because I was so young, I didn't really have any taste, so naturally I listened to a lot of crap that the pop industry in the 90's, but at the same time, I had a certain taste for older music.  I distinctly remember listening to The Police and Queen, among other things, as well as The Beatles.  I never thought much of it, but I always knew all the words and sang them all the time.
I don't know how much you can "inherit" musical things from parents, but I think my dad's love of music passed to me somehow.  When I was seven, I started classical piano lessons, and my music teacher told my mum that I was quite naturally musically inclined.  It kinda went along like that for a while, until I actually fell in love with music properly, when I was about thirteen.  You know how it happens; one day you're sitting there, and the next you hear a big teenage anthem by some popular band at the time, and you're suddenly hooked.  I don't know why it took me so long, but suddenly I just started to love music more than anything.  I started singing properly, and taught myself instruments.  By the time I'd left high school, I could play the guitar, bass and drums as well as piano.  Anyone see a pattern forming here?  :p
As well as learning to love music, I did learn properly about why my parents split, and all about my Dad's love for The Beatles.  It bothered me obviously, but I didn't blame The Beatles personally for it.  I liked their music too much, I think, even if I didn't really know who they were.  And it went on from there; I did Music Technology at college and came out with full marks, and knocked around in a few bands, one of which was damn fun and caused a decent ruckus in local pubs!  And then took a year out to get money and work towards my university place.
Last year, my dad got this rich new girlfriend who was dead annoying and posh, but when they invited me to stay at their place in Tenerife for a week, I said yes anyway, because I never get to see my dad, and I thought it'd be cool to get out of the country.  Bad move!  I absolutely hated being there, where the weather was too hot, the people were loud, constantly half naked and nearly ALL English, and my dad's stupid girlfriend was there sneering at me all the time.  I was really quite upset too, cos my dad had invited me on this trip and then kinda ignored me.  It was his birthday while we were out there, and I'd got him some CDs, so we put those on.  While he was listening, I suddenly saw CDs of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help!" on the table, so I started looking at them out of interest.  Then he turned around and said "you don't just wanna look at those bad boys, get listening!" and he snatched them out of my hand and put on "A Hard Day's Night".  The ENTIRE night turned into the biggest Beatle-fest I've ever known.  We listened to every album, my dad sitting there and giving me a runthrough of why each one was great and why The Beatles were such clever songwriters.  I was just completely in awe, and I remember thinking that the songs were very exciting and cleverly written.  We went on and on until god knows what time, and I think it was especially special to me because I'd never seen my dad look so happy in his whole life.  I've never seen him so enthusiastic, and in all fairness I could see the love that he had for The Beatles, that his love for me couldn't match.  So we sat there and I just took everything in, and then all too soon he said we should get some sleep.  I remember somehow thinking about how happy I was, and thinking "I bet I never hear The Beatles like that again", like it was some kind of one night stand or something.  I don't know why, but I just felt like I'd never experience them at that level of happiness again.
But thank Christ almighty, I was wrong!  Just as I was shuffling around in bed, waking up, my first thought was about The Beatles, and how I'd probably never share that with my dad again...  and I heard my dad sitting on the couch in the other room, with his guitar, playing "Here Comes The Sun", and singing like he was George himself.  I'm not sure why, but something clicked that morning, and I've never been more in love with a band since.  When I got home, I bought and borrowed everything I could on The Beatles, and completely fell in love with them as people, and their music, like I'm sure my dad did when he was my age.
So I guess things worked out alright in the end.  In all honesty, I probably should have been angry at The Beatles when I was younger for being the thing that made my dad leave, but the funny thing is, me and my dad are more alike as people than I've ever known anyone to be, and I can't help but love The Beatles as much as he does.  The Beatles make me happier than anything else in the whole world, and I wouldn't change a thing now that I've got them, not even if it meant my parents never divorcing.
And anyway, my dad might have chosed John over me, but in the end, I chose John over him too, so I guess that makes us equal.  :)

And that was WAY longer than I'd anticipated!  I apologise for being a long-winded, potentially self-indulgent idiot who types way too fast!  :p

xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AngeloMysterioso on January 11, 2010, 03:14:30 PM
Thanks Jai Guru Deva. Very, very enlightening. Especially, when you are, like myself, father to a little girl and a Beatles’ fan.
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Post by: Mairi on January 11, 2010, 05:22:26 PM
Thank you  for that story. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on January 11, 2010, 07:49:29 PM
Thank you guys.  As soon as I posted it, I kinda regretted going on so much, and thought you'd probably think I was just over-indulgent and obsessed.  But in all honesty, it's the story that kinda defines me.  Thanks for understanding me guys   :)

xxx
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Post by: dipper1967 on January 14, 2010, 10:25:14 AM
when i was a kid about 1979 i got a book on rock n roll for christmas. there was a whole chapter devoted to The Beatles. liked their style and i think that same christmas the bbc showed all their films and the Shea Stadium concert.  but as we didnt have a record player until mid 1980 my interest dipped until the day John Lennon was murdered. since then, i've been into The Beatles big style.
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Post by: nufc on January 30, 2010, 06:34:48 PM
This girl I liked at the time was so obsessed with them and my friend had a few of their compilations she told me her favorite songs and I gave them a listen one month later I owned all their albums and many of their solo albums too LOL! now i can't stop listening to them.
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Post by: ThisGirlLoves on January 31, 2010, 06:24:01 AM
Hello, I guess this is a good place to start out on this site =]
I first discovered The Beatles on a road trip up the California coast to Washington when I was 9. We only had three cd's, and one of the was the Beatle's Number 1 hits. And on that road trip, I'm now proud to say, I probably listened to about 20 hours of that cd. I didn't completely fall in love then, it was only when my friend got Beatles Rockband for her birthday this year that I dove into this obsession. And hopefully it will be a lifelong one =]
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on February 01, 2010, 01:45:12 AM
The important thing is that you got there in the end!  Welcome to the forums, love.  Don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.  ;)

xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Penny Lane on February 04, 2010, 09:24:26 PM
Okay, I figured I might as well share my story, even though a certain couple of people already know it...  :D
It's a long one, so you might wanna get comfortable/put on a Beatles record/cuddle your Beatle of choice/whatever.  ;D

Very, very interesting story, thank you for sharing that with us.

Funny how some of us can wind up being like a parent we might not get along with.

My dad and I used to fight constantly, but my mom tells me we're really very alike. However, he hates the Beatles. ha2ha
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Post by: Mrs Lennon on February 04, 2010, 09:30:07 PM
However, he hates the Beatles.
:o
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on February 05, 2010, 01:08:21 AM
Very, very interesting story, thank you for sharing that with us.

Funny how some of us can wind up being like a parent we might not get along with.

My dad and I used to fight constantly, but my mom tells me we're really very alike. However, he hates the Beatles. ha2ha

Thank you for reading it.  It's true, I'm very much like my dad in many ways.  Not always good ways, but still, it counts for something.
And hating The Beatles?  I didn't think that was possible.  THIS WORLD!    ;)  ha2ha

xxx
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Post by: Bubby Gnome on February 13, 2010, 12:22:22 AM
My mother bought me The Beatles 1 CD for christmas when I was 4 and then i started to love them and now they are my favorite band in the whole world
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Post by: I_Will on February 13, 2010, 12:24:43 AM
*hangs head in shame* The Beatles Rock Band, mid October of 2009.

Oh yeah, that's right, I've already been a Beatles fan for about... four months haha
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Post by: emmi_luvs_beatles on February 15, 2010, 05:17:28 PM
^ It's alright, it's understandable  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Sondra on February 18, 2010, 05:09:10 AM
I think I was a bit happier before this latest blast of Beatles media blitz. Now it's like everyone's jumped on the bandwagon over a video game or some other product. I kind of like it when they're in one of their low popularity periods. It always goes up and down though. Wonder how long this latest buzz will last.
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Post by: I_Will on February 18, 2010, 05:42:54 AM
^^I'm admittedly one of the ones who discovered them because of the video game...  :-[
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bubby Gnome on February 19, 2010, 01:08:18 AM
^^I'm admittedly one of the ones who discovered them because of the video game...  :-[
No need to be embarrassed.
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Post by: Sondra on February 19, 2010, 01:48:38 AM
I'm glad people are discovering them. That's not what I meant. I don't know how to explain what I meant.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: greenorangered on February 24, 2010, 04:12:26 PM
My parents. They love them and used to play their music so much.
Guess that's reflected on me. Cause I love them!
And it's great because I get to listen to the Beatles on my parents old vinyls :P
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Post by: ThisGirlLoves on February 25, 2010, 10:09:10 PM
I love listening to them on vinyl! It almost makes it seem more authentic  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: lunchpunch on March 13, 2010, 09:57:04 AM
I had always known about The Beatles. My best friend in middle school was a Beatles fan. I had been given an Abbey Road record from a storage unit in 7th grade, my parents had no record player and I didn't get to listen to it then, so I always had it hung up on my wall. I didn't exactly grow up listening to them, but I LOVED the movie Mr. Holland's Opus growing up, and had always known 'Imagine' by heart (even if it wasn't a Beatles song).
Anyway, one day about 2 1/2 to 3 years ago, I was listening to the radio with my dad, in the drive-thru of Subway.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds came on.
I mentioned that I really liked it. Later, I am the Walrus came on, my dad was singing to it.
My dad suggested I buy a 'hits' album of The Beatles.
Went to the store and asked guy at counter what album to buy. I had picked up the Cirque De Soieli 'LOVE' album, because on the back it had songs I recognized.
I asked him about it, he said 'LOVE' was the album from thier documentary. I now LOL that he told me that.
Listened to CD. Loved it.
Then later I bought Number Ones and Sgt. Pepper.
From that point on, everything escalated.
The rest is history.
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Post by: LadyGrinningSoul on March 28, 2010, 02:15:57 AM
My best friend had been into them for years. We were going to Liverpool the day after I stayed at hers one time, and she put on all of their movies. By the time Yellow Submarine was playing I was converted. That was about 4 years ago.
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Post by: rosebud84 on April 15, 2010, 08:23:59 AM
It was the end of November '95 and over 3 nights Anthology was on tv, i knew who The Beatles were, only knew a few songs so i felt to record the show, so i recorded all 3 episodes and i remember on episode 1, just as i'm about to go to sleep, my dad continues to watch it and she loves you comes on, so i jump out of bed, and i stare at the screen in awe because i knew the song, then i went back to bed, a few minutes later i want to hold your hands comes on so i jump out of bed again to watch it  :D my parents weren't massive fans but they knew quite a few songs, anyways after watching all 3 episodes i fell in love with their music, i wasn't into any other music at the time, i would watch anthology everyday after school, for about 6 months then my mum got sick of me watching it she banned me and took away the videos lol and the rest is history  :) am i pathetic for saying i still have those videos lol i don't watch them because i'm planning on getting the dvds but i can't seem to part from them

My dad would always tell me the story of when they were in Australia in 1964, how he went to the town hall and he stood outside and listened to them play......i was born 20 years too late :(

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Post by: JohnLennon4ever on April 19, 2010, 06:44:14 AM
I was in reading and we were reading about the Paul is dead hoax and the teacher said "Go home listen to strawberry fields forever.Tell me what you think."So i went home fell in love with the song then I looked at their other songs and just fell in love with them.
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Post by: blackbird_ on April 21, 2010, 04:09:46 PM
The Beatles are one of those bands that my uncle and my dad used to play all the time. I liked them and all, and they were a part of my growing-up, but I never considered myself a fan. A while after my grandad passed away a year or so ago we were going through his old stuff. In one big box was a record player and a box of records. One of the records was Sgt. Pepper's. I listened, fell in love, and here I am.
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Post by: theonewalrus on April 23, 2010, 11:06:22 AM
Yes... i remember and i say now: wow. What an experience it has been within me. I never feel lonely at all. I actually heard a song in the radio between 2005-06 and i didn't know that it was a song from the 60s. The song was Yellow Submarine. I was actually impressed with the song and i wanted that song. I didn't have computer that time so... i would wait for the radio to air that song... What an addiction that was... and oh yeah i misheard the song as "Yellows Of Marine" (I know you wouldn't believe :D)

The Second Time: This was the time when i had computer with me. I had few of the albums and to say frankly i wasn't impressed at all... Actually i didn't feel them. But the time came when i heard the song I'm Looking Through You from the movie "Ghost Town". I was blown away by that song and this time was really pain. I didn't find the song anywhere... i did have Google and i typed it and from then on... I've heard each one of their song. Back then after i heard that song... i was addicted to the Rubber Soul album... i wasn't much interested in other albums. And then actually i heard some of the songs from Revolver and even this time i wasn't interested... But after some time... it was night time i believe... i heard the Help! album and gradually came to Sgt. Peppers and got back to Please Please Me and that is it... THEY'VE CREATED ANOTHER FAN FROM THEN ON!


Prahlad
India
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Post by: HoneyPie on April 25, 2010, 11:41:47 PM
Okay, well this is my first post so be nice :D
My story is probably quite boring, so feel free to just skip over it..

Well, back in grade 6  I watched an old video of yellow submarine. It was not very good quality and after it had finished watching and attempted to rewind it, our video player chewed it up and it was really broken. So that was devastating. But anyway, I was shocked, amazed, dumbfounded. The songs were a billion times better then anything I had heard on commercial radio. The humour was quirky, the characters just great. I started listening to the cd of the movie, and also sgt. pepper. My dad had quite a few beatles cds, but they were the ones I listened to most.
Then it came time for high school, and I went on the first day not knowing anybody. I soon found that no one listened to the beatles, that the earliest decade any of my fellow schoolmates had heard music from was the eighties. If I talked about 'old' music (besides the beatles, I also listened to a bit of the rolling stones and Bob Dylan), everyone would look at me like I was a freak. So I stopped listening to the beatles, pretty much forgot about them, and began to listen to commercial radio, most (if not all) of which was dull and generic.
I went on like this for a few years, until one day we fixed our yellow submarine video and watched it. Once again, I was swept away by it all. I decided at that moment that I don't give a damn if people think I'm weird, as long as I an enjoying myself.
So now I am a beatles fanatic, reading all the books that have been written about them, watching all their movies, and of course listening to and loving all their songs.
I don't really listen to the radio anymore, I'm into my dads old records - the beatles, the stones, dylan, buddy holly, the kinks, the doors, Springsteen, the list is endless.
Well that's it, gosh I rambled on a bit too much. Sorry! But yeah, that's my story. I am so much happier now (in year 10) , then I was in my first year of highschool without the beatles!
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Post by: SpiritW72 on May 21, 2010, 09:11:03 PM
I first discovered The Beatles watching the Saturday morning cartoon back in '65 or thereabouts when I was but 3 years old  :)
They've always been a part of my life. On the car radio or in the candy store where the gum card packs and fanzines and shlocky plastic toys were on display!  Having living memories of them that stretch all the way back to the mid to late 1960's has always been precious to me. It might have been nice to be a teen or tween in '64 and have massive crushes on them (Ahem...John). But I love how I got to know them from a child's POV, first! The first time I was aware of the non-cartoon Beatles was June '67 when my older brothers bought and played Sgt. P, over and over. And I have a clear and beautiful memory of watching AYNIL when it was broadcast live on satellite to my local (WNET-NY) public TV station right about the same time.
I recollect everything that followed from that point including sitting in the car listening to the radio news announce that they'd split in April 1970. My grandpa said; "Oh, that's a shame. They were pretty good for kids' music!" 
But it wasn't until 1975, when one Saturday night Help! and AHDN were played back-to-back on TV. The evening started off as a fun thing to watch and laugh at with my brothers but they had checked out before AHDN started and I was left alone to watch and have an epiphany of sorts--this was the most joyous, glad-to-alive, cooler-than-anything group of wondrously talented attractive magical guys I'd ever seen. I decided then and there I'd never find any entertainment to top The Beatles. I subscribed, bought in, adopted the whole deal, ethos, way-of-being, thinking and feeling right there.  The rest was just filling in the missing parts of my knowledge, stitching in those precious childhood memories and employing my very geeky love of mastering the historical, cultural contexts of an extraordinary phenomenon. Not to mention just filling myself with all that music! That's when I trul DISCOVERED The Beatles  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Nicky Sedgwick on May 22, 2010, 02:45:01 PM
I've always known the Beatles thanks to my father, as far as i remember, they're a part of my life like Bob Dylan, the Byrds and etc. They're so much better than the guys my friends listen to !
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Post by: beatlesstory on May 24, 2010, 10:23:31 PM
I discovered the Beatles through my music teacher age 13ish. Plus i'm from liverpool so couldn't really hide.... Well, now i cycle past Mendips and strawberry fields everyday. I work in the beatles story!!!! and live 2 minuets from arnold grove. o and i walk past st.peters church about twice a week and hang out in the canvern/jak/grapes regularly...pretty much got the perfect life.!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: byronlewis on June 15, 2010, 12:03:17 PM
I discovered them through the cartoons back in a local children program. I liked their music and I became curious because I remembered my older cousins talking about The Beatles. After that I gradually became addicted to The Beatles.
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Post by: LSD on June 20, 2010, 08:48:04 PM
This is long over due.

I found out about them through my mom. She just always had their music playing in the background.I can remeber days driving to the market and hearing the instrumental to "And i lover her" and just giggling and humming along.  After arriving home with fresh fruit I can remember sitting on the front steps listen to the Revolver Album just staring at the sea and eating mangos and pineapples and just feeling at ease.
I think that sense of pure bliss just makes me love them now even more. Its like tuning into apart of my childhood.  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tomo on August 11, 2010, 08:17:18 PM
Well, hello! I'm Tomo (that's basically Tom:).

I find this forum very nice. I've been participating in DM's daily quiz for some time now (with mixed results) and decided I should join.

I really love The Beatles, though they were not my childhood favourites or anything. I kind of slowly started to love them, for a lack of a better word. I must admit that I'm primarily a Bob Dylan fan.
My favourite Beatles' album is Sgt. Pepper, most of the time. Favourite song is Happiness is a warm gun or Nowhere man or...

Well. I was born in '85 and ever since I discovered old records by my father and uncle, The Beatles were a band that somehow floated around. But i was so occupied with dylan and the doors (which i still am:) that I never payed any special attention to them, not even when I bought my first cd of theirs, Help!. Then I bought Revolver, beacuse i read somewhere it's the best album of all times. I liked it but wasn't exactly blown away. It was only a few years ago when I started to listen to Sgt. Pepper and then one night I just remained in front of my cd-player, singing every song and even imagining I am the leader of this lonely heart's club band! From then on I bought the remaining cds and saved enough money for Mono remasters and The Beatles are now firmly placed on the second spot of my musical influences...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on August 12, 2010, 04:10:01 PM
Don't worry Tomo, it's always better late than never.  The Beatles were a massive part of my childhood, but I was too young and silly to actually pick up on them seriously until much later.  They were right under my nose the whole time, and I never saw them as more than a slight interest...  and then one day I was kicked into shape, and I realised how much I actually loved them.  It doesn't matter when you discover it, just as long as you do.  ;)
Welcome to the boards!  Don't hesitate to ask if you need anything.

xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tomo on August 12, 2010, 04:16:44 PM
^Thank you for kind words. I'm still discovering a lot about The Beatles, and when I'll be able to come up with a meaningful question, I'll ask.. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on August 12, 2010, 09:58:25 PM
Trust me; any question, we'll gladly answer!  We've a good deal of Beatle expertise on these forums, there's an answer for most anything.  ;D

xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Ann_field on August 14, 2010, 08:16:39 PM
Hi, everyone, I'm new on this forum.
I think it may be logical to start with answering this question.
I first heard The Beatles when I was 4. It was The Red Album, and my father used to listen to it sometimes.
Then, when I was 11, my friend turned on A Hard Day's Night LP for me...To say I was fascinated is to say nothing.... Then I borrowed it from her and was enjoing for hours.
That is how my deep love and admiration for the group started.

P.S. I asked my granny to tailor a Beatles suit for me (without lapels) and it was kind of a school uniform for me. I guess my schoolmates thought i was a bit crazy... ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on August 14, 2010, 11:13:29 PM
Hello there, Ann_field.  It's good to see the forums growing every day!  Welcome to DM's.  Help's always here when you need it.  ;)
Quite funny; my first experience of The Beatles was The Red Album when I was around 4 too, and AHDN was the first Beatles album I ever had a physical copy of.  The first original Beatles album I ever heard all the way through was Sgt. Pepper's though.
And there's NOTHING wrong with a Beatle-uniform!  I'd like one myself, in fact.  ;D

xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Ann_field on August 15, 2010, 06:55:27 PM
Jai Guru Deva,
thanks! the forum is wonderful and the people are very friendly! (It couldn't be otherwise on the Beatles' forum, i guess ;)
It's an interesting coincidence concerning the records))
This uniform was really cool, and besides, so convenient! I also used to wear a red turtleneck sweater with it sometimes and thought I looked like John in the beginning of
the film "Help"  :)
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on August 15, 2010, 07:30:41 PM
Nice, I can just picture the uniform now!  The closest thing I have to anything like that is a pair of imitation Buddy Holly glasses...  I do have a picture of myself wearing them as a joke, but I mainly get taken the rip out of for where I usually keep them...  I have a record player which I named Buddy...  which obviously made my friends laugh heartily when they saw the glasses slotted onto the top of it, especially when I replied with "what?  Buddy can't see without his glasses on."  ;D

xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Ann_field on August 15, 2010, 08:26:08 PM
Haha, good idea!  :D 
My LP player is unfortunately out of order and seemingly beyond repair... Anyway, such a device is reminder of the The Beatles era.
I've heard, vinyl discs are becoming popular again (but not in Russia yet...) So who knows, maybe that's what is waiting for us after mp3s :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on August 16, 2010, 07:42:05 AM
Welcome aboard.
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on August 16, 2010, 09:06:48 PM
I do love the crackle and pop of a record player, it's a comfort of mine.  :)
It would be fab if technology came full circle and vinyls were the hype again! I have a few friends who own vinyls but don't have a record player... There's just something great about Lps.

Xxx
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 18, 2010, 11:39:18 PM
Welcome to The Forum, Ann.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: pc31 on August 21, 2010, 10:13:07 PM
a dedicated fan...i love those kind...
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jon on August 21, 2010, 10:23:36 PM
I was 11 when the Anthology documentary first aired.  I watched it with my parents, and was hooked from there.  I'd hear the Beatles before that, but seeing the impact and hearing the music together hooked me.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: aerolls on August 23, 2010, 05:50:09 PM
I was around 7 years old. My Papi would go away on these business trips and bring my brothers and I presents. One of the most memorable times, and one that profoundly changed my life for the better, was the day he came home with the Beatles Blue Album 1967-70 wrapped in a paper bag. I can still picture that moment watching the vinyl spin round and round and then hearing the crackling from the record as the needle drops and then the sounds, what magical sounds coming from the opening notes of Strawberry Fields Forever, I was not the same child after listening to this one song. Amazing. Every time I hear Strawberry Fields Forever it takes me back to the first time I heard the Fab Four for the first time.

It was my parents who introduced me to the Beatles. They are the reason I am such a devoted Beatlefan.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kagome on August 23, 2010, 08:23:58 PM
My Mother and older Sister love The Beatles I grew up listening to them when I was little  and I work at Capitol/EMI and I am around the Master Tapes Who can`t resist listening to them ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RingoFan1964 on September 15, 2010, 06:37:43 AM
My Parents used to play the Beatles all the time in the car and many years ago, my friends had a birthday and wanted to watch "A Hard Day's Night" and that was one of the two things that caught my attention. The other thing was that about a month after my friend's birthday, I hurt my ankle and I couldn't find anything else to do with my time waiting for my heel to feel better so my friend bought the CD "Help!" and gave it to me and that was when I totally fell for The Beatles.

End of my story.  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: LovelyLennon. on September 20, 2010, 07:01:46 AM
My story's kind of confusing, and becoming a fan was years in the making. The first time I remember hearing about the Beatles was actually reading their name in an encyclopedia my family had years ago. It all started with the song "Imagine." My parents were in disagreement over the song being played on the radio, my mom said that it was John Lennon, and my dad (as usual) disagreed, and said it was someone else, but couldn't think of their name. And a couple seconds later, he agreed with my mom. After the agreement, my dad mentioned about how John Lennon died, and asked when he did. My mom said "1980", and my dad responded with the usual "Really?" And being the curious thing I was, I decided to look up John Lennon in my family's encyclopedia. I thought it was awful how he had died, and besides that catching my attention, I saw the word "Beatles" mentioned. And for some reason, that stuck with me for years. A couple years later when my family and I had started watching American Idol, there was always a Lennon/McCartney song night, and there was footage of the Beatles showed to their songs being played. Ever since then I had an even more interest in the Beatles and their music, it would be about four years later (and the news of Rockband and the catalog reissues had caught my attention) that I finally had the nerve to kind of research the Beatles and their music. I became a fan on April 12th this year, when I was fourteen, and had first heard of the Beatles when I was ten. Told you it was years in the making. And when my parents asked me a couple months ago about my "sudden" new fascination with the Beatles, I couldn't help but smile a little. Because if it wouldn't have been for "Imagine" and my mom and dad in disagreement over it, I might never have had become a Beatles fan. So I blame it all on them.  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatleBug on September 24, 2010, 04:15:49 AM
My first memory of the Beatles was when i was about 4 or 5 and my grandmother said "they cant sing".  "All they do is scream" or something similar.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Littlestarr on September 26, 2010, 01:39:06 PM
I had already heard a lot about the Beatles. Especially about the concert they gave in Blokker (Netherlands). The concert, a great and real happining, where my parents always told  me about, because they grew up in that area. But it was later, by my best girlfriend at home, when I really became acquainted with the music. I was about 12 years old. I thought it was nice music and it was a revelation to hear their music finally.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on September 27, 2010, 08:09:37 AM
Nice. Holland eh? Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: the909musketeer on October 23, 2010, 04:57:26 PM
Hello all, my name is Nick..

Hmmm, The Beatles..
Who doesn't love them? Who hasn't heard of them besides people
that live under a rock? lol..

Well firstly i come from the third largest city in America, so you're pretty much exposed to alot, or at least alot of different things are available. Most cities have a specific "Oldies Station" and you just hear that kind of music and either love it or hate it. I guess its fair to say I had parents and aunts and uncles and that that grew up in those times, so the oldies were always played in my house, and my older sister and cousins were also turned on by this music.

Though like anything, there are just somethings that click with you or you reject. I don't think anyone who loves The Beatles, or anyone with good taste music needs anybody else to explain the Beatles and what their music does to a person, for them. They were a fun bunch, their songs were catchy, and made you feel good. Simple.

Though there were a ton of favorites my parent's had that i rejected such as Jimmy Buffet, and John Denver and things of that ilk. The more hippy, folk sh*t. But of course i just loved the beatles right away upon first listen. Though i couldn't really tell you when i heard them for the first time, to me they were just always around, and i loved them. Though the Beatles weren't the only thing i loved as young as i was.  i remember being as young as two years old, back in the days when the hip thing to have in your car was a cassette player, my dad would play his Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon (more specifically "Graceland") and Dire Straits tapes. I knew the words to "Ring of Fire", knew where the swear was censored on "the Boy Named Sue" lol! and loved "Diamonds on the Souls of Her Shoes" all by the ripe ol age of about two or three! So this ol boy knew the classics before most of my own classmates/ generation could think for themselves..lol

Always loved the Beatles tunes espcially though. I remember stealing my mother's Beatles CDs, the albums i didnt really hear before like Abbey Road, and Srgt Pepper because i wanted to know more about this band. i would search out anything i could on them. My sister was also kind enough to make me mix tapes of the Beatles for my birthday and that, and I remember as young as 8 years old being turned on by "I'm Only Sleeping" and "Strw Filds Frvr", soon discovering that most of the Beatles songs i prefered, and really loved were Lennon's. Though at that time i really only knew Paul and Ringo individually, because they stood out the most to me. Always loved Paul's violin shaped bass, and when he'd sing "All My Loving" and "Till There Was You". Of course Ringo ususually appeals to the kids right away, what with yellow sub and all.. But also if you were a kid from the 80's as i was, your first introduction to Ringo was probably through the children's program "Shining Time Station"  as the pleasant narrator/ conductor of the Thomas the Tank Engine stories.. So there were plenty of opportunities to get to know this band, still yet in the 80s, and even now with their version of rock band and such.. They were just a group of guys that appeal to alot of people and i received them well, too. I'm also sure the coming out of "The Beatles Anthology" round '95 or whenever it was also had alot to do with my love for them. This was also around the time i started my first guitar lessons at grammar school. So it was just a great informational time for me. My older sister and her friends also around this time were going through a beatles obsession, phase, and im pretty sure i picked up something from this. I remember her (my older sister Stephanie's) one friend from school Diane, (who was also as obsessed) made her a copy of both A Hard Days Nite and HELP! on a VHS tape to take home, and we would really watch the f*** out of those two films lol!! So i was also turned on by how much fucn they were seemingly having in their movies, and thus decided to learn more about them, and try to become a musician myself...

Well thats my two cents/ story on how I discovered the Beatles, and how they influence my life.

If you'd like to hear some of the music i've recorded please feel free to check out the following link..

peace

http://www.myspace.com/thei909s (http://www.myspace.com/thei909s)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on October 23, 2010, 07:27:03 PM
Hi Nick. Welcome aboard and great two cents to read. ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: the909musketeer on October 29, 2010, 07:17:14 AM
lol hi, thanks..
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: beatlesfan502 on November 18, 2010, 03:17:16 AM
Hello :) My name is Gene and I live in Louisville, Ky. This is my first post. I hope to get to know lots of Beatles fans like me.
My story begins in 1973 when I was 10 years old. I used to go to a friends house after school and started listening to Top 40 radio WKLO. I soon began buying 45's of my favorite songs. One of the first I bought was Mind Games by John Lennon. Later I bought Photograph by Ringo Starr. Early in 1974. I bought Jet by Paul McCartney. I noticed that these 3 guys all were on Apple Records. I figured that they must have some connection to each other! I didn't know what it was, so I asked my Dad. He told me that they were members of The Beatles. He said there was a fourth one, but couldn't remember his name! I then remembered seeing a clip of The Beatles at Shea when I was real young. I didn't remember the music, I remembered that it was funny to me seeing the police chase the girls around the field!
I continued buying their solo 45's in 1974 and 1975, but didn't buy a Beatles record until 1976, when Helter Skelter was released as a 45.
In 1977, a friend at school was a Beatles fan, and asked me if I wanted to borrow Magical Mystery Tour. I wasn't very interested in listening to it. I mainly liked singles, not albums. He kept after me and I finally agreed to borrow it. One of the best things I ever did! That album BLEW me away and really started my love of The Beatles. For my 14th birthday, my Grandma sent me $5.00 and I went to K-Mart and bought my own copy of Magical Mystery Tour. After that, I bought all of their albums and their solo albums. I also went on to return the favor to my friend and let him discover a lot of their early music and solo music!
I just can't explain how much The Beatles and their music mean to me. They are truly the best there ever was. And ever wiil be. I'll be a Beatles fan forever!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on November 18, 2010, 12:06:52 PM
Hi Gene, a very warm welcome to you. There's lots of Beatlesfans around here (there should be. lol!), so I guess you'll find what you were looking for.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: rrrkitchen on November 30, 2010, 10:11:32 AM
Hello,

Up until I was 10 years old, all I listened to at home was classical music.Ironically, my parents were open minded about what I could listen to, but my older sister insisted that I didn't get exposed to what she felt was noise. However, it was because of her that my passion for the Beatles got started. It was her 21st birthday, and she was going to have a party at home - Bach and Handel was not going to get the party into swing. I asked a friend at school if I couldborrow some of his records for the purpose of playing at the party. The first thing he loaned me was the EP of Twist and Shout. It was at that point I had the epiphany. THIS was what I wanted to keep hearing over and over again. After a while of being exposed to more and more Beatles music, I became passionate about drumming and worked hard playing along with Ringo to all the records.

Maybe not an incredibly exciting story, but its what I have.

Cheers,
Maurice.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on December 02, 2010, 07:50:50 AM
Older sisters can be a pain in the ass. I know, I have five of them! lol. Welcome to the forums Maurice.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mairi on December 09, 2010, 06:47:11 PM
I happen to be an older sister myself and I think we're pretty all right. I got my lil bro into the Beatles!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 29, 2010, 03:11:39 AM
It worked the other way around in my family.  My younger sister was one of those hysterical fans.  I had to take her to see A Hard Day's Night and Help! two times each.  She sort of lost interest when she heard Rubber Soul and gave me the album.  That's when I became a real fan.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on January 13, 2011, 07:38:09 PM
Hullo, my name is Maxine (people call me Maggie or Mickey from Mickey Mouse for some reason, though  ;D) my Beatles obsession started when I heard Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (one of my favorites now), I had never ever heard anything like that in my life before and I kept thinking "God, what kind of sounds are those??". I got really interested and decided to listen to Please Please Me and got completely hooked! Right after I heard it I went to the record store and bought it. When I got home I must have played it over 20 times a day! As time went on I listened to every single one of their albums, started developing Beatlemania, watched their movies and bought books about them. Nowadays I'm known as the Beatles girl in school! A label I'm very proud of ^^. One of the reasons I love the Beatles so much is also that after a while I found out I've had them around all my life! From when I lived in Gibraltar as a little girl and playing songs like Yesterday, Let it Be and Get Back on guitar in school! Anyways that's basically my little story of how I discovered the Beatles and I really hope I get to know some of you fellow Beatlemaniacs  :) I'm 14 years old and I'm from Stockholm, Sweden by the way :)! Hope I haven't blabbered on as I usually do, haha. Peace and Love!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on January 13, 2011, 09:46:30 PM
Hi Maxine! Welcome aboard. You will find mostly Beatles fans in here so I guess this is the place to be. lol  Never mind your blabbering, talk and post away as much as you like.

Sings: 'Her name was Maxine, she called herself Maggie, but everyone knew her as Mickey.' ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on January 13, 2011, 10:06:47 PM
Haha, thanks a bunch :D It's gonna be fun to blabber on about the lads! Thanks for the song too xD
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 14, 2011, 01:51:11 AM
It's gonna be fun to blabber on about the lads!

We look forward to that.  Welcome to the Forum, Maxine!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on January 14, 2011, 06:35:46 AM
Thanks a lot  :D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatleChick on January 17, 2011, 04:17:04 AM
I started hearing Beatles music from the time I was born. My parents often played their albums while I was growing up. Additionally, when I was in the first grade, my teacher played Beatles albums for us while we did our work, and she would also have us sit on the rug, and would play her guitar, and teach us Beatles songs (I remember learning Octopus' Garden and Yellow Submarine, in particular). I however, did not take much notice of the Beatles at that time. Sadly. Reason being, those were my Elvis years. From the age of 3 on, I was madly in love with Elvis. When I was 9, that all changed. I spent much of my time that year (1990) in the hospital, going through some major life-threatening stuff (which luckily, I made it through). When I got out of the hospital, I had lost my way musically (partly understandable after what I'd been through), and got into a band that was popular at the time. My parents noticed how musically lost I had become, and cured me by giving me Abbey Road for Christmas that year. I was hooked from the very first note, and have not looked back. I've been a die-hard Beatles fan for 21 years now. ;D
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Post by: RingoFan1964 on January 18, 2011, 05:31:40 AM
^ Great story BeatleChick! Welcome to the Fourm. :)
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Post by: BeatleChick on January 19, 2011, 04:00:18 AM
Thanks!  ;D
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Post by: cavernplayer on January 30, 2011, 10:23:55 PM
I heard the Beatles were coming to America and were playing on Ed Sullivan's Show. I was out with my brothers and parents Sunday eve 1964. All I wanted to do was get home to watch this new group called The Beatles! From that point, February, 1964, I was hooked and now have the great fortune of playing in a cover band of the greatest music ever produced. ;yes

cp
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on January 31, 2011, 11:06:26 AM
Welcome aboard cavernplayer and a great story to start with. ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RingoRulesx3 on February 20, 2011, 12:29:57 PM
Well, my dad is a Beatles listener but I didn't get it from him, strangely. I get everything from him, it seems. :) It was a day in school, we had music class. It was about The Beatles. I already liked them since my dad listened to them, so I was excited for the last upcoming 4 weeks of Beatles. Everyday I started listening to more from them and in about half a year it was my new favourite band. :)
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Post by: Mairi on February 24, 2011, 04:55:55 PM
Wow, I wish my school had Beatles day in music class! You must have had a very cool music teacher.
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Post by: Joost on February 24, 2011, 10:31:18 PM
Wow, I wish my school had Beatles day in music class! You must have had a very cool music teacher.

Our music teacher also gave us dance lessons. One of the songs we always had to dance to was 'When I'm Sixty Four'. We had some really cute girls in our class so I've got good memories of that song. ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Jema on February 25, 2011, 03:06:02 AM
I just started getting into The Beatles a couple years ago and I'm very glad I did.Well I really hope my story I'm about to tell doesn't sound like a sob story,it's not meant to be at all.My dad left me when I was 3 and I haven't heard of or seen him since,I'm 14 now.One of the only things I know about him is that his favorite band are The Beatles.Whenever a Beatles song would come on the radio my mom would say "Your father loves The Beatles" and I'd always feel sad while listening to a Beatles song knowing he loves them more then he'll ever love me.Ever since I was 12 I can't help but think of my dad all the time now,I decided I'd start listening to The Beatles so I could feel like I was connected to him somehow.That's how I got into The Beatles but it's certainly not the reason I love them.I love The Beatles because their music is very beautiful and great and they'll always be my favoritest band.The funny thing is I never think of my dad while listening to The Beatles,I'm happy he was the one that got me motivated to listen to this beautiful band though...If only we could enjoy The Beatles together and talk about them,I love fantisizing about that.I hope you liked the way I discovered The Beatles :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 25, 2011, 04:23:20 AM
Jema, I think what you just wrote was one of the most beautiful reasons for "getting into" The Beatles I have ever seen.

Welcome to the Forum.  Please continue to share your feelings about The Beatles and their music with us.

HG
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Post by: Jai Guru Deva. on February 25, 2011, 12:17:55 PM
Jema, our reasons are very similar.  My story is probably a few pages back now, but I too had my Beatles-loving dad leave me when I was too young to remember who he was.  Isn't it funny how something like a song can bring you close to someone you barely even know?  Welcome to the board, Jema.  I hope you make lots of friends and have a great time.  ;)

xxx
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Post by: Jema on February 26, 2011, 01:54:45 AM
Jema, our reasons are very similar.  My story is probably a few pages back now, but I too had my Beatles-loving dad leave me when I was too young to remember who he was.  Isn't it funny how something like a song can bring you close to someone you barely even know?  Welcome to the board, Jema.  I hope you make lots of friends and have a great time.  ;)

xxx
I just read your reason and I thought that it was very moving.I'm sorry that your dad left you also at a young age.Also thank you for the welcoming :) !

Jema, I think what you just wrote was one of the most beautiful reasons for "getting into" The Beatles I have ever seen.

Welcome to the Forum.  Please continue to share your feelings about The Beatles and their music with us.

HG
Thank you,it's touching that you think that it's one of the most beautiful reasons :) Thank you also for the welcoming!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RingoRulesx3 on February 26, 2011, 02:54:44 PM
Wow, I wish my school had Beatles day in music class! You must have had a very cool music teacher.

Well I changed school because of bullying and my current music teacher always gives me Beatles questions. x)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: beatlemom82 on March 10, 2011, 07:12:50 PM
hi chanya here. ooh... well from what i hear ive listened to the beatles my whole life. but my fisrt memory was about 7 or 8yrs. my mom was listening to the long and winding road and i was hooked since then. beatles are more than a band to me. they helped discover who i was. it was not easy growing up being black listening to classic rock and reggae due to my family being jamaican. jamaicans listen to everything, lol. music over there is not as segregated like it is in the states. one station can play country, rap, rock, anything... and thats how music was in my house.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on March 11, 2011, 08:37:00 AM
Good story Chanya. Nice avatar as well. ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: walrusgumboot on March 11, 2011, 02:46:26 PM
  In my capacity as Beatles correspondent for a magazine ( ear Candy), I wrote this a couple of years ago...it seems like yesterday, but this year I'm 61 !!




In 1963 the Socialist Newspaper, The Daily Worker described the Mersey Sound as the voice of 80,000 crumbling houses and 30,000 people on the dole.

A comment which in it's own way was equally as pretentious (and nonsensical) as William Mann of The Times, citing the "Aeolian cadences" of Lennon's vocals on Not A Second Time as the song draws to a close, and comparing it to Mahler's "Song Of The Earth".

Lennon, years later, remarked: "To this day, I have no idea what Aeolian cadences are. They sound like exotic birds."

At the time, I was a 12 year old boy and had no idea that either comment had been made...would I have cared if I had? Probably not.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.....so I'll rewind to the early winter days of October 1962. We lived in a reasonably prosperous town in the North of England and although there wasn't the entertainment available that there is today, young teenagers had a pretty good time of it. In my town there were 3 cinemas and the Mecca dance hall which catered for all age groups...Saturday mornings for under 12s , afternoons for under 15s and Monday nights 15 to 18. It was here that I discovered Phil Spector and many others although this education would in no way prepare me for what was about to explode in to my life. As usual after tea, I could be found in front of a roaring coal fire watching our black and white TV, waiting for something of interest to appear...and oh boy, it certainly did! The Regional news programme that we had in those days was "2 People and Places" broadcast from Manchester over the Pennines and into Yorkshire...it would be another 7 years before we had our own station!! I have this memory of the presenter, a gentleman by the name of Mike Scott introducing a new group..it was the Beatles. Four young men with outrageous (for the time) hairstyles suits and boots miming (lipsynching) to either Love Me Do or P.S. I love You...I'm still not sure which I saw first. Contrarily the official Granada site has this to say...

    FIRST BEATLES BROADCAST FROM A STUDIO
    People and Places
    Studio 4
    Granada TV, Quay Street, Manchester.
    Weds 17 October 1962.
    6.35 - 7.00pm
    B/W
    Earning £35 for their appearance The Beatles performed Some Other Guy and Love Me Do in this their very first transmission!

Unfortunately, the performance does not exist anymore as it was wiped from the vaults by Granada TV. Some other Guy, I don't remember at all from then, although I do recall the famous cavern episode being shown later... I still remember this strange tingle down my back, my face flushing and nearly crying all at the same time!! I'd fallen in love with 4 men!!

Daredn't tell my Dad (who later hated them with a passion) but it wasn't homoerotic love, just what the rest (most) of the world experienced 12/18 months later. After the broadcast I begged, took returnable glass bottles back to the pub and got a "sub" on my paper round money until I had 6 shillings and 8 pence, the cost of Love Me Do in 62...didn't realise then, that it was "red label" as was Please Please Me a few months later. By that time “those of us who knew” had heard about the Helen Shapiro Tour..and desperately wanted tickets.

Luckily I had a friend (Linda) whose Mum worked in the Box Office at the cinema where they were appearing, and so it came to pass that on the evening of February the 7th 1963 me, Neil (my best friend..now in Australia) were in the Regal Cinema Wakefield waiting for them to come on stage. I wish that I could say that I remember the event with startling clarity but I can't. I know they closed the first half and sang Please Please Me...but the impact was nothing like the 10,000volts I'd received a few months before.

And so the story continued buying everything on the day of release, collecting the Bubble Gum cards, the posters and things too many to mention which with the passage of time have disappeared along the way.

For some there abiding memory is where they were when JFK was assassinated, when Princess Diana died or 9/11....

Me?

It will always be that dark, cold October night all those years ago.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on March 11, 2011, 03:12:03 PM
Brilliant story!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: skydropco on March 30, 2011, 12:22:19 PM
Great memories.

It's always a treat to hear stories from people who were actually there..if you know what I mean.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on April 10, 2011, 06:53:54 PM

This is a great thread; I really love reading people's different stories about how they discovered the Beatles.

I myself was a Beatles late bloomer, not really getting into them until my last year of college, when a friend's boyfriend let me borrow some Beatles and Paul solo cassette tapes, but I quickly became besotted and have been ever since. I'm not sure why it took me so long to realize how awesome they are. 
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: PaulRamon on April 12, 2011, 08:08:58 PM
It was in 1973, the red and the blue album had just been released in Germany, I was 12 years old. I listened to them visiting my elder cousin, I got a kick on it immideately and made a tape copy of both albums. The next two or three months the Cassette player didn't really stop....... That was the beginning of an everlasting love to the sound of the Beatles. I started collecting their albums, first the german editions, than I travelled to GB and came back with British albums, thats the way the story began. Later I began to collect every vinyl and CD bootleg I could get. The latest coup was the remastered Box-Set last year, and I really love it.
I really hope that the Let It Be DVD will be released as soon as possible.
Love, love love................................
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on April 12, 2011, 08:25:59 PM
Good story PaulRamon. Nice to have you aboard and I hope you'll enjoy the forums. ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: PaulRamon on April 13, 2011, 07:00:56 PM
Good story PaulRamon. Nice to have you aboard and I hope you'll enjoy the forums. ;D


thanxs Bobber, nice to meet you here!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: PaulieBear on April 21, 2011, 02:26:29 AM
I discovered The Beatles long ago, but let me tell you about my Beatles course I just finished tonight. We listened to Abbey Road, and let me tell you, it was emotional. First we talked about the album and so on, then we listened to a few of of the side A. After a 5 minute break we came back an listened to side B from start to finish. It was amazing. I just cannot describe to you the burning feeling I get when I listen to them. I truly learned the most this semester from this class. The Beatles are everything. ;yes
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on April 21, 2011, 07:11:25 PM

That sounds great, PaulieBear.  :)   And lucky, you, getting to take a Beatles course!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Marvin on April 22, 2011, 12:08:36 PM
When I was younger I'm now nearly 39 i was brought up on 60's music and my dad had a copy of Hello Goodbye/I am the Walrus and thought they were great tracks. A few years later a friend lent me a copy of SGT PEPPER listerned to it and then i was hooked.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 25, 2011, 04:09:10 AM
A few years later a friend lent me a copy of SGT PEPPER listerned to it and then i was hooked.

That'll do it all right!    ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Maccafan95 on June 21, 2011, 09:36:47 PM
I used to listen to a lot of Nirvana when i was in middle school. After reading a book about them (which listed The Beatles as a direct influence), i decided to check out some Beatles songs. The rest is history
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: yerblues1234 on June 29, 2011, 07:52:19 AM
When I was just 11 or 12 years old, I saw a Beatles documentary on tv and from there i started to become a Beatles fan although I've been hearing they're songs growing up I never realized that it was sang by them.


Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on June 29, 2011, 07:05:59 PM
When I was just 11 or 12 years old, I saw a Beatles documentary on tv and from there i started to become a Beatles fan although I've been hearing they're songs growing up I never realized that it was sang by them.


I can see how that would get you interested. It's not just the music with The Beatles; their story and how they changed the world is very compelling as well. Welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Walrus on July 14, 2011, 09:48:30 PM
When I was 11 my grandma gave me the Rubber Soul album. I was not really into it or The Beatles, but after a little listening... I got used to it and eventually liked it, sprta. I began to really like The Beatles after I got a taste of a few more psycadelic tracks like Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and I Am the Walrus. Before I knew it, I owned a copy of every LP the beatles every released.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on July 14, 2011, 10:21:06 PM
When I was 11 my grandma gave me the Rubber Soul album. I was not really into it or The Beatles, but after a little listening... I got used to it and eventually liked it, sprta. I began to really like The Beatles after I got a taste of a few more psycadelic tracks like Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and I Am the Walrus. Before I knew it, I owned a copy of every LP the beatles every released.

Rubber Soul is what made me a Beatles fan too, Walrus.  Welcome to the forum!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on July 15, 2011, 03:56:04 AM
When I was 11 my grandma gave me the Rubber Soul album. I was not really into it or The Beatles, but after a little listening... I got used to it and eventually liked it, sprta. I began to really like The Beatles after I got a taste of a few more psycadelic tracks like Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds and I Am the Walrus. Before I knew it, I owned a copy of every LP the beatles every released.

The cool thing about The Beatles is that they did so many different things over the years that there should be something for just about everybody. Anybody who says they don't like The Beatles hasn't listened enough! And welcome Walrus!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatlesForever on July 30, 2011, 12:34:54 AM
How's it going everyone? How did I discover The Beatles? According to my parents, it was on 9 February 1964 (At the age of 3) when I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. From then on, it was The Beatles this and The Beatles that! Take care.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on July 30, 2011, 09:17:43 AM
How's it going everyone? How did I discover The Beatles? According to my parents, it was on 9 February 1964 (At the age of 3) when I saw The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. From then on, it was The Beatles this and The Beatles that! Take care.

But do you actually remember that? ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on July 30, 2011, 10:47:46 AM
The cool thing about The Beatles is that they did so many different things over the years that there should be something for just about everybody. Anybody who says they don't like The Beatles hasn't listened enough! And welcome Walrus!

That's true! All my friends say they hate The Beatles but all of them like atleast one song by them  ha2ha usually it's Let It Be or Get Back but one of them likes Don't Let Me Down...which I didn't expect  ;D but anyway, yeah, there's something for everybody  ;yes
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatlesForever on July 30, 2011, 11:22:09 AM
But do you actually remember that? ;D

How's it going Bobber? I hope all is well with you. Believe it or not, I can barely remember some moments from the show. When I bought and viewed "the Four Complete Historic Ed Sullivan Shows Featuring The Beatles" 2-DVD set, I was able to naturally remember some of the moments. Believe me, it blew me away! Take care.   
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on July 30, 2011, 04:39:51 PM
But do you actually remember that? ;D

It's possible. I am another one who was watching that night at a very early age (7 months). Of course I couldn't have processed it the way an older kid with language skills would but I have always had this feeling when I see the footage and I believe that it is some type of memory. From what I've been told I really was watching intently, and screaming and bouncing around between numbers. Of course hardly anyone believes me! I remember quite a few things from my preschool years too so I believe you on this John.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatlesForever on July 30, 2011, 06:19:41 PM
It's possible. I am another one who was watching that night at a very early age (7 months). Of course I couldn't have processed it the way an older kid with language skills would but I have always had this feeling when I see the footage and I believe that it is some type of memory. From what I've been told I really was watching intently, and screaming and bouncing around between numbers. Of course hardly anyone believes me! I remember quite a few things from my preschool years too so I believe you on this John.  :)

How's it going "In My Life?" I hope all is well with you. Its really amazing how I can remember things as a baby but can't remember what happened yesterday! Like yourself, I was jumping, screaming and dancing while saying T-H-E B-E-A-T-L-E-S!! My parents would constantly tell our friends about how I became a Beatles fan. I have heard that story so many times that I'll never forget it. As my mother progressed further into Alzheimers in 2000, one thing she always remembered was when I was dancing while I was watching The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show. My Mother and Father were big Beatles fans thanks to me. Take care.       
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: MollySingsItInTheBand on August 09, 2011, 06:31:38 PM
I first consciously heard The Beatles when I was about three. I distinctly remember it. I remember sitting on the work top in the kitchen on a hot summer's day, with the French doors open and all the sunlight coming through the window. We had this old Ghetto Blaster on the work top and my Mum put The Beatles on and I asked who they were and she said 'This is The Beatles'. I distinctly remember this, not romantically because their music made a huge, lasting impression on me but because I thought it were actual beetles singing inside the radio. I was actually quite scared and I remember imagining little bugs wearing bowler hats all standing in a line at some microphones, swaying to the music.
I first 'discovered' them when I was nine listening to 'Please, Please Me' - much less interesting.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 09, 2011, 06:44:13 PM
I first consciously heard The Beatles when I was about three. I distinctly remember it. I remember sitting on the work top in the kitchen on a hot summer's day, with the French doors open and all the sunlight coming through the window. We had this old Ghetto Blaster on the work top and my Mum put The Beatles on and I asked who they were and she said 'This is The Beatles'. I distinctly remember this, not romantically because their music made a huge, lasting impression on me but because I thought it were actual beetles singing inside the radio. I was actually quite scared and I remember imagining little bugs wearing bowler hats all standing in a line at some microphones, swaying to the music.
I first 'discovered' them when I was nine listening to 'Please, Please Me' - much less interesting.


Great story, MollySingsItInTheBand.  A nice way to discover The Beatles for sure.  Welcome to the Forum!

Yes, they were wearing bowler hats...


(http://i51.tinypic.com/2ro3rqr.jpg)



 ;D


Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mairi on August 09, 2011, 08:38:44 PM
Cute story, Molly!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on August 10, 2011, 02:38:46 AM
Quote from: MollySingsItInTheBand
I first 'discovered' them when I was nine listening to 'Please, Please Me' - much less interesting.

I'm glad you gave them another try! Welcome to the forums.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on August 10, 2011, 07:47:54 AM
Welcome to the forums, Molly. I'm sure you will enjoy them! ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Lennon93 on August 20, 2011, 07:48:22 PM
When i was 7-8-9 years old i got new computer and there were some mp3s on it.. and one of the first i played was "Help"! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on August 21, 2011, 12:44:32 AM
a man appeared on a magic carpet and said ' from now on you will love the Beatles'....
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on August 21, 2011, 02:28:36 AM
a man appeared on a magic carpet and said ' from now on you will love the Beatles'....

So let me see if I have this straight Kevin. John Kay from Steppenwolf appeared and told you to love The Beatles?  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on August 21, 2011, 09:26:01 PM
So let me see if I have this straight Kevin. John Kay from Steppenwolf appeared and told you to love The Beatles?  ;)

Haha!  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on August 22, 2011, 01:36:53 AM
So let me see if I have this straight Kevin. John Kay from Steppenwolf appeared and told you to love The Beatles?  ;)

 4ac

no, I think it was the same guys who came to John Lennon and said 'from now on you are Beatles, with an A'
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppledOutLadyG on August 27, 2011, 05:51:03 PM
I had a couple of online friends who love the Beatles, so in October, two months after I stopped going online, I was buying songs off iTunes for my new iPod and I got some Beatles songs. And now I have all their music. The end.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on August 27, 2011, 06:04:53 PM
I had a couple of online friends who love the Beatles, so in October, two months after I stopped going online, I was buying songs off iTunes for my new iPod and I got some Beatles songs. And now I have all their music. The end.

Welcome to the forums  ;yes
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on August 27, 2011, 11:03:31 PM
I had a couple of online friends who love the Beatles, so in October, two months after I stopped going online, I was buying songs off iTunes for my new iPod and I got some Beatles songs. And now I have all their music. The end.

thats a great song  ;D

welcome to here  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: dsg7286 on August 31, 2011, 10:41:52 PM
I've been into the Beatles basically since birth! My mother played alot of Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour, and Paul and John's solo material and I always loved it. I'm 25 now....so consider it a 25 year love affair.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on September 01, 2011, 03:52:33 AM
I've been into the Beatles basically since birth! My mother played alot of Rubber Soul, Magical Mystery Tour, and Paul and John's solo material and I always loved it. I'm 25 now....so consider it a 25 year love affair.

Good for you...you listened to your mom! I tried with my two but it didn't work. Welcome to the forums!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: dsg7286 on September 01, 2011, 07:44:59 PM
Good for you...you listened to your mom! I tried with my two but it didn't work. Welcome to the forums!

Thanks, it was one few times I actually listened to her and she was right!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on September 02, 2011, 02:38:28 AM
Thanks, it was one few times I actually listened to her and she was right!

Well...your mother should know!  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on September 02, 2011, 06:56:08 PM
Good for you...you listened to your mom! I tried with my two but it didn't work. Welcome to the forums!

I tried it with my kids, too, and have converted 2 out of 3, although I know the third, my older daughter, is a secret fan -- I catch her humming Beatles songs all the time. She's just too stubborn to admit she likes them!

Welcome to the forum, dsg7286!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on September 03, 2011, 02:19:55 AM
I tried it with my kids, too, and have converted 2 out of 3, although I know the third, my older daughter, is a secret fan -- I catch her humming Beatles songs all the time. She's just too stubborn to admit she likes them!

I know my daughter has all my Beatles "basics" on her iPod and has admitted to really liking "Across the Universe". My son will often concede that one song or another is "pretty good" but whenever I try to share the latest thing I've learned their eyes kind of glaze over. The rabid fandom is lacking.  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: dsg7286 on September 04, 2011, 03:24:30 AM
I tried to convert my 5 year old little cousin, but I couldn't get the computer to load fast enough! lol Gotta give her Yellow Submarine or The Cartoon Series to watch.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on September 04, 2011, 03:27:51 AM
I tried to convert my 5 year old little cousin, but I couldn't get the computer to load fast enough! lol Gotta give her Yellow Submarine or The Cartoon Series to watch.

We have a CD at the library where I work that is covers of Beatles songs for kids. Every time I see it I think, "No! Give them the original stuff!" JMHO  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: dsg7286 on September 05, 2011, 03:49:03 AM
We have a CD at the library where I work that is covers of Beatles songs for kids. Every time I see it I think, "No! Give them the original stuff!" JMHO  :)

Yeah, I can't understand why you'd wanna give 'em a covers disc for the kids. Music can and should be enjoyed by people of all ages, especially the works of the Beatles.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: TheFoolOnTheHill on September 20, 2011, 07:31:24 PM
I vividly remember (one of) the first time i heard the Beatles. Considering, I've listened to them my entire life, it's hard to remember. But, I remember a car ride to Disneyland hearing the song, "Wait" (one of my favorites now) when I was about three. That's as far back in my life as i can remember. I also loved listening to "Obladi-Oblada" as a child.

The sad part is, 9/11 was three weeks later and I couldn't even remember that.

The Beatles changed my life. Absolutely.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Ovi on September 20, 2011, 07:39:12 PM
Hello there, welcome to the forum! Good to have new people around.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatlesForever on September 20, 2011, 09:11:05 PM
I vividly remember (one of) the first time i heard the Beatles. Considering, I've listened to them my entire life, it's hard to remember. But, I remember a car ride to Disneyland hearing the song, "Wait" (one of my favorites now) when I was about three. That's as far back in my life as i can remember. I also loved listening to "Obladi-Oblada" as a child.

The sad part is, 9/11 was three weeks later and I couldn't even remember that.

The Beatles changed my life. Absolutely.

Welcome to The Beatles forum TheFoolOnTheHill! I hope you enjoy yourself here, A SPLENDID TIME IS GUARANTEED FOR ALL! Take care.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 21, 2011, 01:43:38 AM
Welcome to the Forum TheFoolOnTheHill!  Neat avatar!

And so, in your honor...

The Beatles - The Fool On The Hill - Remastered (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg1k_G6fRpQ#ws)



I love that song.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on September 21, 2011, 02:41:02 AM
Glad you found us FoolOnTheHill!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Nada Surf on October 07, 2011, 07:07:24 AM
Being five years old when they came over to America, I couldn't help but discover them...It's all anyone was talking about.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Elli on November 20, 2011, 09:59:35 AM
I don't remember the first time I heard a Beatles song or something about them. The Beatles has always been a part of my life, because I'm so young my parents were teenagers in the 60's.  ;D So when I was a child, I always told everyone it's my favourite. But when I was about 12yrs I became a real fan of the Beatles and wanted to find out more about them and have every album. That's how I learned to read books in English, I wanted to read every book I found about them.  :D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Toejam on November 20, 2011, 05:19:33 PM
 i got a book out the library called the greatest 100 lp's and Sgt.Pepper was #1 and it just so happened the landlord of the flat I was staying in, his flat, he had a copy so I played it and loved it. I thought it was so richly creative in so many ways and from then on I just started buying all the other Beatle and solo Beatles albums. I've never lost my love for them even in the yrs. when I only listened to the albums occaisonly. Before the net I was always reading anything to do with the Beatles. It's only in the last 4 yrs. I've started to listen to all the solo stuff, well Paul's mainly more than I used to and investigated the albums I'd not bothered with when they came out and have become even more of a fan.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on November 22, 2011, 03:40:32 AM
i got a book out the library called the greatest 100 lp's and Sgt.Pepper was #1 and it just so happened the landlord of the flat I was staying in, his flat, he had a copy so I played it and loved it.

That's a good one to start with! Funny you should mention that because I was just thinking that last year at this time was when I got Sgt. Pepper. I listened to it while I was getting ready for Thanksgiving. I knew all the early stuff through Rubber Soul, thanks to my sister leaving her albums behind when she got married in 1968. I also knew The White Album because of my brother but I've spent the last year filling in the gaps and letting my life-long love of the Beatles turn into a hobby(or obsession, depending who you ask!)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Fab4Fan on January 30, 2012, 04:27:18 AM
Hello Fab Fans! I'm a new member and thought this would be the most logical thread to begin my posting history on the forum. Although I grew up during the '60s, and was aware of the Beatles and liked their music, it wasn't until 1976 that I really had that "WOW!" moment.

I'd never seen any of their movies prior to '76 and it was during a "dead day" at school (9th grade) that my Social Studies teacher announced to the class that he was a big Beatles fan and "A Hard Day's Night" was being shown on the local TV station that morning so he was going to let us watch it with him. Two of my friends and I enjoyed it so much that when classes changed we convinced our next period teacher to let us continue watching it.

I enjoyed their wit and humor but was absolutely impressed by the quality of their music. That very weekend, I asked my mom to take me to the local record store and I bought the single AHDN/I Should Have Known Better from the "oldies" bin. It was on the Apple label with the cool black sleeve with the Apple script in green. So, not only did I absolutely love that single for the songs (and both sides, too!) but that label and sleeve were like icing on the cake for me. 

At the end of that school year my family moved to another state and my older sister soon had herself a boyfriend - and he just happened to be a Beatles fan. He had 1967-1970 and Rock-N-Roll Music on 8-track and those were the first two Beatles Lps I ever listened to - and I loved them.

Soon after, I bought 1962-1966 on vinyl and the rest, as they say, is history. So it was the "red album" that really sold me on the Beatles. Of course, like all good Beatlemaniacs, I went on to acquire all of their Lps (all of the U.S. Capitol releases and many imports as well), and most of their singles, over a relatively short period time.

Now my 14 year-old daughter is discovering the Beatles and she absolutely loves them. All I can say is that I am one proud and happy father!! She and I have such an enjoyable time when we ride in the car talking about the Beatles and listening to their timeless music. It doesn't get much better than that.

I'm looking forward to visiting here as often as I am able. Thanks for reading and take care!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on January 30, 2012, 05:11:36 AM
Quote from: Fab4Fan
Hello Fab Fans! I'm a new member and thought this would be the most logical thread to begin my posting history on the forum.

It makes sense to me! Welcome to the forum Fab4Fan.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on January 30, 2012, 10:12:33 AM
Welcome aboard Fab4Fan.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: LiverpoolPaul on January 30, 2012, 08:52:52 PM
As the 2nd child born into a Liverpool family in 1964 It's fair to say that the Beatles discovered me.. I could of course have been christened 'Ringo' but thank God.. or iconicism (if that's a word).. that it never came to pass. Ringo is still not that welcome in Liverpool after his comments some years ago.. but at least he is not as notoriously shunned as 'The Sun' newspaper which has since by consensus been re-named by the majority of Liverpudlians as 'The Sun', but spoken with the addition of the letter 'c' (work it out for yourself) and by replacing the letter 'n' with an 'm'. Anyway, I digress.My elder brother was soberly christened 'Carl' (1961 might have been a good year for Carl Perkins??) Anyhow, my earliest memory of discovering the Beatles for myself was probably in around 1969, when my Uncle Cliff, (who could take on Paul Gambuccini if they were pitched head to head in a Beatles trivia competition) .. revealed to me the inner sleeve of the white album and I choked at how the fab four had fallen on hard times so much so that they couldn't afford a shave between them. 'That's not them!' I protested with images of the clean-cut, head bopping, hollywood bowl shaking 'Beatles' firmly enblazened on my sub-conscious..?? In a state of shock, I listened to selective tracks played to me from the the album of hairy Beatles and to be honest it was as if H.G. Wells himself had taken me in his machine and transported me from a different century. My uncle Cliff, sensing my state of dumbfoudedness, quickly lifted the needle from the vinyl on his Akai turntable and subtly re-wound evolution (or was it revolution?) to intoduce me to an less dramatic shape-shifting  genre of the beatles.. and to Sergeant Pepper. Now at Least with Sergeant Pepper they looked like respectable hairy lipped Bus Conductors with Circus suits.. Yep.. this sort of coincided with what I had seen on the Monkees TV show.. it made sense. Anyway, suffice to say, nowadays, I can listen to 'With The Beatles' or 'A Hard Days Night' probably less so than I can listen to 'Abbey Road'. So whilst Sergeant Pepper was for a long time my favourite Beatles Album, (Revolver took me over for a few years too).. I would probably say that over the last 20 years that 'Abbey Road' still gives me goose-bumps.. at whatever volume I play it.. and that George Harrison's 'Something' is probably the best crafted Beatles Ballad ever. Not necessarily the best song they ever wrote.. there are too many to mention... but, Hey, the Beatles are what they are.. prolific, extraordinary and inimitable (although I must say that I have recorded a few versions of several of their songs which have come pretty close).. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on January 30, 2012, 09:36:41 PM
Great stories!

Welcome to the Forum Fab4Fan and LiverpoolPaul.

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on January 30, 2012, 10:54:37 PM
Always like to read such beautiful memories.

Welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: LiverpoolPaul on January 30, 2012, 11:21:34 PM
Cheers Kaleidoscope!  Hats off... that is one hell of a post count!
Always like to read such beautiful memories.

Welcome to the forum :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Fab4Fan on January 31, 2012, 03:42:35 AM
Thanks folks and fellow fab fans for the nice welcome!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on January 31, 2012, 04:12:00 AM
Now at Least with Sergeant Pepper they looked like respectable hairy lipped Bus Conductors with Circus suits..

Now that makes me laugh! Welcome to the forum Paul.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: wheelwatcher on March 14, 2012, 02:46:56 PM
Summer '76 (the hot one) BBC showed the films, one per week, 'cept MMT. Had previously seen a couple before when I was younger but now I was 14 and hooked for life!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: marthagoesruff on April 19, 2012, 03:19:36 PM
FROM MY WIFE YEARS AGO. SWIPPED HER MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR CD AND WAS HOOKED
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: ibanez_ax on April 21, 2012, 10:36:56 PM
I was 8 years old in 1964 and my parents let me watch the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show. I don't think I really knew what I was seeing and hearing but I know that I liked it.   :D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 21, 2012, 10:54:15 PM
Yes.  You were certainly old enough to know.

Welcome to the Forum, ibanez_ax!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: ibanez_ax on April 21, 2012, 11:42:47 PM
Yes.  You were certainly old enough to know.

Welcome to the Forum, ibanez_ax!

Thanks! Nice to be here.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: LinuXo on May 01, 2012, 08:24:52 PM
My Dad had the Beatles Box http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Box (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles_Box) from Reader's Digest (Mexico Edition) and for long time I didn't care for it, my dad played the records but I didn't like the music, until one day, don't remember what age I was, maybe 10 years-old I began to listen to them and I really like them! Then I saw the movies "A Hard Day's Night" and "Help" on the Disney Channel and since then I still listen to them.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mairi on May 03, 2012, 11:29:53 PM
It's so cute when people discover the Beatles at a young age.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Ovi on June 07, 2012, 09:04:50 PM
It was in September/October 2009 I think when I first saw the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and loved the 'Twist and Shout' scene. I didn't like the song very much, but it was all about the way it was presented, with the whole city dancing and singing along. I knew my father loved The Beatles, so I asked for some recommendations. He said his favourites were 'I'll Follow The Sun', 'Here Comes The Sun', 'Ticket To Ride', 'Girl' and 'Michelle'. He also suggested that I should check a greatest hits CD he owned. Basically, that's how it all started. Few songs here and there, then full albums, then full discography and well, here I am.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on June 09, 2012, 04:53:55 AM
It was in September/October 2009 I think when I first saw the movie 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' and loved the 'Twist and Shout' scene.

I think a lot of newer fans came to be because of that movie. I hadn't seen it when it was in theaters but my brother brought it for us to watch when it came out on video. He knew I'd like that part! The whole movie is great.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BBally on June 10, 2012, 10:46:54 AM
There was a program that used to air on Egyptian television called Nadi El Cinema (The Cinema/Film Club), where the host and a special guest (critic, film analyst...etc) would show a feature length film and when the film ends, will go into discussion about it. One day the program showed the Yellow Submarine and being a kid back then if it was animated I would watch it, I remember struck not just by the animation but by the music as well. My parents told me about the Beatles and since that day I became Beatles fan.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: glenesis on July 04, 2012, 05:38:57 AM
wowie. Im sure I had heard The Beatles before I ever knew who they were. My earliest memoris of actually knowing that a Beatles song was a Beatles song was not actually performed by the Beatles. It was 1969, and I was four years old. I remember the Muppets performing Yellow Submarine in the first season of Sesame Street. There was a big cardboard cutout of the Yellow Submarine, with a different muppet singing from each window hole in the sub. It was fantastic! If memory serves, as it sometimes still does, my Mom walked into the room, and told me about the Beatles and their original rendition of the song. The next thing that Ji rrmember about the Beatles is the Saturday Morning cartoon. I remember them running around in a Jeep, and I remember Yoko doing Karate :-)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RubberSol on July 07, 2012, 04:56:07 AM
Never really knew much about them. (Yellow Submarine was an exception, and I made fun of it with my friends too :"we all live in a yellow stream of pee" was our favorite Weird Al-ism)
I started taking guitar lessons in middle school about 4 years ago, and my teacher pointed up to a poster at the wall and said, "Do you know who they are?" 
I looked up and said 'the Beatles,' because the logo was there. He asked me if I knew their names and I said 'Ringo... Paul Lennon.'
That day I learned the basic chords for 'Here There and Everywhere' and the Beatles have been my favorite band ever since.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Pete on August 02, 2012, 03:33:53 PM
It's really interesting to see how many people got started on the Beatles through loving Yellow Submarine as a child. Me too...

My parents – who didn't own a Beatles album between them, despite being the right age to have been into them – eventually bought a compilation cassette called "20 Greatest hits" when it came out in 1982. I was nine years old and my mother showed me how to work the music centre (remember those?!) so that I could listen to Yellow Submarine which was my favourite song back then. I ended up listening to that tape back-to-back all the time and I knew every word to every song. As I grew older I ended up borrowing all the LPs – in order – from the local library and the Beatles music became the soundtrack to my formative years. Despite the fact hat my music collection is now huge, it's still the Beatles that I come back to, time after time.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on August 06, 2012, 06:34:07 PM
It's really interesting to see how many people got started on the Beatles through loving Yellow Submarine as a child. Me too...


I wholeheartedly (sp?) agree. It's a pleasure to browse through these pages every now and then. Btw welcome aboard Pete.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: rrosai on August 07, 2012, 01:17:52 PM
In 2006 I was biking cross-country and I had prepared a Rolling Stone 500 greatest songs playlist to listen to along the way to discover music my limited tastes had kept me from trying out.

At the time I probably couldn't have told the Beatles and Monkees apart reliably, but after hearing several songs in the list I knew I had missed out on something from "before my mother was born".

I also first heard Radiohead on that playlist even though my primitive player didn't show file names and I had to wait until I arrived home a week later to google search the lyrics and find out what band it was.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 08, 2012, 02:31:12 AM
In 2006 I was biking cross-country and I had prepared a Rolling Stone 500 greatest songs playlist to listen to along the way to discover music my limited tastes had kept me from trying out.

At the time I probably couldn't have told the Beatles and Monkees apart reliably, but after hearing several songs in the list I knew I had missed out on something from "before my mother was born".

I also first heard Radiohead on that playlist even though my primitive player didn't show file names and I had to wait until I arrived home a week later to google search the lyrics and find out what band it was.

Which Beatles songs snuck into your Rolling Stones playlist, rrosai?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Pete on August 11, 2012, 04:39:05 PM
I wholeheartedly (sp?) agree. It's a pleasure to browse through these pages every now and then. Btw welcome aboard Pete.

Thanks Bobber. The irony is that I can't stand listening to Yellow Submarine these days!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 11, 2012, 10:06:35 PM
The irony is that I can't stand listening to Yellow Submarine these days!


There's always the Alternate Yellow Submarine...


The Beatles- Yellow Submarine (1995 remix) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1TposFYEwI#)



;)


Welcome to the Forum, Pete!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Pete on August 21, 2012, 10:54:03 AM
There's always the Alternate Yellow Submarine...

Thanks HG. I just about made it to the end of that! At least some of the extra sound effects drowned out the song a bit...

To be honest though, it does take me back to my childhood so I can't complain too much.

I hadn't heard that version before.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 22, 2012, 02:01:55 AM
At least some of the extra sound effects drowned out the song a bit...

That's why I posted it.  I figured you'd like that.    ;D

I like the song.  I remember hearing it on the radio when it was first released in the summer of 1966.  No one knew what to make of it! 
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on August 22, 2012, 11:51:30 PM
YS is great :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatlesandBud on August 27, 2012, 11:43:20 PM
I was definitely a late bloomer. Around 6 months ago I was browsing Youtube and somehow I stumbled upon Elearnor Rigby :o Looking back I dont even remember how I got there but I've been hooked ever since. The only problem with the Beatles is that now I can't listen to ANY other band because it all sounds second class roll:)  O well just means more Beatles!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on August 29, 2012, 06:35:43 PM

I was a late bloomer, too, BeatlesandBud -- didn't become a Beatlemaniac 'til I was 22. And I agree that, compared with them, every other band sounds second class to me too.

Love your signature line, BTW.  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatlesandBud on August 29, 2012, 10:07:47 PM
I was a late bloomer, too, BeatlesandBud -- didn't become a Beatlemaniac 'til I was 22. And I agree that, compared with them, every other band sounds second class to me too.

Love your signature line, BTW.  ;)

Thank you :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on August 31, 2012, 04:47:43 AM
And I agree that, compared with them, every other band sounds second class to me too.

Even The Who?!  :o LOL
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 31, 2012, 05:02:18 AM
    And I agree that, compared with them, every other band sounds second class to me too.


Even The Who?!  :o LOL

Sacrilege!   >:(  LOL
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on August 31, 2012, 09:57:03 PM
Even The Who?!  :o LOL

The Who is the reason I hated the Beatles for so many years, ironically! I'm a devoted fan (as you know), but everyone always raved about the Beatles being "the best," and it always made me mad. (I was a not-very-mature teenager.) Then when I finally started listening to the Beatles, I was hooked and have been ever since.  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: ibanez_ax on August 31, 2012, 10:13:59 PM
The Who is the reason I hated the Beatles for so many years, ironically! I'm a devoted fan (as you know), but everyone always raved about the Beatles being "the best," and it always made me mad. (I was a not-very-mature teenager.) Then when I finally started listening to the Beatles, I was hooked and have been ever since.  ;D

Pity, all those years you missed out on both.  :laugh:
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: davisM on November 02, 2012, 07:46:03 PM
In Grade Three (I was eight) I did a Beatles-themed Christmas concert with my school. And I've been hooked ever since.
Title: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on November 02, 2012, 09:52:07 PM
In Grade Three (I was eight) I did a Beatles-themed Christmas concert with my school. And I've been hooked ever since.

Welcome to the Forums davisM! Do you remember what Beatles songs were part of the concert?
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: jimsgotweb on November 07, 2012, 07:44:31 PM
My parents called me into the living room to "come see these guys" on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964.
I was hooked, started playing the drums and growing my hair long!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on November 07, 2012, 10:58:53 PM

I love hearing these tales! Welcome to the forum, davisM and jimsgotweb.   :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RichardStarkey on November 30, 2012, 08:06:58 PM
My dad grew up in the sixtees. I heard yellow submarine, then got obsest.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on November 30, 2012, 08:14:33 PM
My dad grew up in the sixtees. I heard yellow submarine, then got obsest.

Aye, Aye, Sir!  Welcome to the Forum!!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on November 30, 2012, 10:28:14 PM
My parents called me into the living room to "come see these guys" on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964.
I was hooked, started playing the drums and growing my hair long!


and they though...sh*t...why did we do that !   ha2ha
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: jimsgotweb on December 03, 2012, 04:43:05 PM
Yeah, isn't it funny!  They also took me to an area in St. Louis called "Gaslite Square" it was where the "beatniks" hung out. I remember looking out the window at the guys sitting on the corner, playing bongos and singing, and I thought "yeah, baby, that's for me!"

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: DizzymissLizzy909 on December 13, 2012, 05:54:30 PM
I was 11 or 12, around the time Nsync, Backstreet Boys, 98* and all those boybands were coming out, and my friends were getting into them... I thought "This is garbage! I'm not listening to all this crap!" Then my dad started downloading Beatles music one day, and it was instant love... haven't turned back since! Thanks Daddy  ;)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Music54 on January 20, 2013, 06:14:48 PM
I watched Yellow Submarine when I was 6. But I didn't really get into The Beatles until I was 10. When I was 10, I discovered Dick Dale. Then I expanded my knowledge of music from Dick Dale until I found The Beatles.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: lentil on February 13, 2013, 03:11:54 PM
Heard my dad play old LPs when I was just a kid, been listening ever since :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on February 13, 2013, 03:45:43 PM
Heard my dad play old LPs when I was just a kid, been listening ever since :)

:)  Nice. And welcome aboard!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: lentil on February 14, 2013, 02:39:45 PM
Thanks Bobber!  8)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 14, 2013, 04:32:57 PM
Welcome to the Forum, lentil!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Tor_Hershman on March 04, 2013, 08:01:26 AM
Heard "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on the radio, in '63, and went Beatlemanic.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: The girl in the TARDIS on March 08, 2013, 04:21:01 AM
I actually was 7 when my father made me listen: Obla-di Obla-da (: in my opinion, what made them special and their songs was the way the composed every single one of them, to be totally & completely different as their first one, of course I think that every song, has it's message.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 07, 2013, 01:33:25 AM
I actually was 7 when my father made me listen: Obla-di Obla-da (: in my opinion, what made them special and their songs was the way the composed every single one of them, to be totally & completely different as their first one, of course I think that every song, has it's message.

Welcome to the Forum!  So what do you think Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da's message is?  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on April 07, 2013, 05:19:53 AM
saw this in August 63 (I was 10) that was it
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: smithee on April 19, 2013, 10:24:22 PM
I saw the Beatles on Ed Sullivan when I was a little kid.  Then my older sister, a teenager at that point, started listening to Meet the Beatles non-stop.  I still have her original, very beat-up copy of the album.  It meant that much to me.  My best friend in school was also a big Beatles fan, and we made our parents buy us every album as it came out.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: InstantKarma on July 29, 2013, 06:59:28 PM
Octopus's Garden came on the radio when I was 7 or 8, that was when I first heard them but I only truly discovered them and when I say discovered I mean having my mind blown away listening to every thing they've ever written 24/7 straight for 2 years discovered.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Ovi on July 29, 2013, 07:17:32 PM
Octopus's Garden came on the radio when I was 7 or 8, that was when I first heard them but I only truly discovered them and when I say discovered I mean having my mind blown away listening to every thing they've ever written 24/7 straight for 2 years discovered.

Welcome! Hope you stick around and post often.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Moogmodule on December 16, 2013, 02:27:09 AM
I'm new to this forum so thought this thread was probably the best one to do a first post.

I've had the Beatles around me since I can remember. Born in the early to mid 60s I have snippets of early memories such as the famous shadow picture on a single my older brothers had; one of my brothers good naturedly laughing when, as a four year old or some age like that, he found me pretending to play guitar and tap my foot like George did in the Beatles cartoons; trying to puzzle out what they'd done to John's face on the Hard Days Night cover (I was clearly very young then)  one brother, taking advantage of the short absence of another brother on a bike ride, playing the Hey Jude single he'd bought him for Xmas.


Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on December 16, 2013, 03:14:05 AM
Great story, Moogmodule!  There's nothing like learning about the The Beatles, when they were fab, at an early age.

Welcome to the Forum!  Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on December 16, 2013, 07:53:30 AM
Welcome Moogmodule! Sounds like we have something in common. I also have my older siblings to thank for my love of the Beatles. I have a lot of those little memories too, like peeking into my brother's bedroom while he and his buddy were listening to "Ticket to Ride". Glad you've joined us!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Moogmodule on December 16, 2013, 08:51:40 AM
Welcome Moogmodule! Sounds like we have something in common. I also have my older siblings to thank for my love of the Beatles. I have a lot of those little memories too, like peeking into my brother's bedroom while he and his buddy were listening to "Ticket to Ride". Glad you've joined us!

Thank you for the welcome from both you and Hello Goodbye. Glad to be here. It's an apt time to join. Christmas is a Beatle-y time of year for me. As well as my aforementioned anecdote on the Hey Jude Xmas present, my middle brother often got Beatles albums for Christmas. I still recall the back cover of Revolver sitting on the floor after he'd opened it. Such a great album and front and back cover.  I should add I think it was a few years old when he got it. More late than mid sixties. I'm not quite that old. Yet.

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on December 16, 2013, 11:05:31 AM

Welcome to the forum, Moogmodule!  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Dcazz on December 16, 2013, 03:21:23 PM
Welcome!
Title: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: KeepUnderCover on December 28, 2013, 09:54:10 PM
I grew up listening to their music. I'm in my early 30s and my mom has always been a Beatles fan. She saw them live in concert twice in the 60s when they were still touring.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Cableye on February 05, 2014, 02:07:58 AM
When I was 13 I saw them on a Jack Paar talk show--not the Tonight Show--late in December 1963. One look, one listen and I was intrigued.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 05, 2014, 02:30:24 AM
When I was 13 I saw them on a Jack Paar talk show--not the Tonight Show--late in December 1963. One look, one listen and I was intrigued.


And here it is...


The Beatles (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ8RfymgO8Q#)



Welcome to the Forum, Cableye!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on February 05, 2014, 03:11:39 AM
When I was 13 I saw them on a Jack Paar talk show--not the Tonight Show--late in December 1963. One look, one listen and I was intrigued.

Welcome to the forums Cableye! It's always nice to meet someone who was lucky enough to be there when Beatlemania was happening. Well, I guess it's still happening, especially this year,but you know what I mean!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RZ on February 11, 2014, 04:07:32 AM
Hello everyone. I'm glad I found your forum. I have been a Beatles fan most of my life. I first saw them on Sullivan. In 1966 I had the privilege to see them live in concert. Then in 93 I saw the McCartney tour. Back in the day I could tell you most lyrics, but now I'm not so sure. The Beatles helped shape my musical life.

I look forward to reading the other threads. This is a great find. Cheers, Ron
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 11, 2014, 04:11:24 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Ron.  Now it's your forum too!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Mairi on February 11, 2014, 05:19:10 AM
I love stories from people who were fans back in the '60s.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on February 11, 2014, 05:27:14 AM
It certainly was a bit different then, Mairi.  Imagine what it was like being a fan back in 1964 when we didn't know what was ahead with Rubber Soul, Revolver, and so on.  Each new LP release was a quantum leap forward.  And it seemed that civilization followed with clothing, music and hair.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on February 11, 2014, 09:14:18 AM
Welcome all newbies!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: RZ on February 11, 2014, 04:42:32 PM
It certainly was a bit different then, Mairi.  Imagine what it was like being a fan back in 1964 when we didn't know what was ahead with Rubber Soul, Revolver, and so on.  Each new LP release was a quantum leap forward.  And it seemed that civilization followed with clothing, music and hair.

It was a very strange time in the late 60's early 70's.  When The Beatles broke America, it was like a new awakening.  I was just a child but it made me want to learn to play drums, then guitar, then bass and keys.  My parents bought me "Beatles Boots" one year for Christmas.  I wanted to grow my hair, but in high school we had to participate in ROTC (playing army).  But my senior year, I never cut my hair again.  By my sophomore year in college, my hair was touching my shoulders.  I wanted to be like The Beatles.  With every new year came a new Beatles album.  I couldn't wait to buy it.  I still have them all.  Sgt Peppers was released in 67 and completely knocked me out.  First time one song blended in to another.  Everyone was talking about it.   I was still a young high school student and in a band.  We played more Beatles songs than anything else.

For me I'm glad to see the next generation still enjoying The Beatles.  My kids had no choice but to love them since I played Beatles albums pretty much every day.  It is such a pleasure to find others still recognizing The Beatles for what they brought to this planet.  They changed music forever! 
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on February 12, 2014, 05:41:03 PM
Welcome RZ! Like others have said it's great to get to know people who got to experience Beatlemania and all the rest firsthand.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kagome on March 12, 2014, 10:39:02 PM
I work For Toshiba EMI & Capitol EMI And Older Sister love the Beatles too when I was growing up
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Silver Dollar on June 12, 2014, 02:29:51 AM
In the weeks just before the Beatles came to America in 1964, a bunch of us guys in school kept wondering what was so great about the Beatles.  The girls were paying way more attention to them than they were to us.  (I did find out much later that the girls never wanted to pay much attention to us anyway. :'()  We hated it and we also hated the fact that they were also replacing the DooWop groups and groups like the 4 Seasons.  Then on 9 Feb. 1964, the Beatles were to play on TV.  I sat in front of the TV just waiting to hate them.  They started playing and I realized something was wrong.  I really liked what they were playing. I went from a Beatle hater to a huge Beatle fan overnight.  I figured if you can't beat them, join them.  I got a hold of a guitar and taught myself how to play all their songs.  I really wasn't that great of a guitarist and there were so many guitar players in my high school, I felt like a microscopic fish in the Atlantic Ocean.  Bass players however were in real short supply.  I took lessons and started playing a bunch of weddings and dances with my new Beatle Bass copy that I had to wait a long time to get.  As time went on, I switched to jazz bass and guitar and got away from playing strictly Beatle songs.  I now play along with my Beatle albums as well as my jazz CDs on my genuine 1965 Hofner Violin bass.  I got a chance to live through Beatlemania first hand and am still a huge fan. 
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on June 12, 2014, 02:58:50 AM
Welcome! That's a great story Silver Dollar. I always like hearing from those who were there when it happened. I just missed it!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 12, 2014, 03:08:38 AM
Welcome to the Forum, Silver Dollar.

You and I are contemporaries sharing a similar experience in early 1964.  The Beatles appealed to girls much more than they did to us.  I liked what I saw on The Ed Sullivan Show but I liked the rougher groups better like The Animals and The Rolling Stones.  But I knew there was hope for The Beatles when I heard John belt out songs like Twist And Shout, It Won't Be long and Money (That's What I Want).  ;)

By 1965, their music matured and I began to really enjoy The Beatles.  Rubber Soul is what clinched it for me.

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Fab4Fan on June 12, 2014, 03:34:47 AM
Rubber Soul is what clinched it for me.

Ditto for me as well.  But I guess you'd never know it based upon my avatar, eh? 

And, welcome Silver Dollar, it's nice to have you aboard!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Moogmodule on June 12, 2014, 04:17:54 AM
Welcome! That's a great story Silver Dollar. I always like hearing from those who were there when it happened. I just missed it!

True Kelley. Consolation is we're younger.  ha2ha

That is a great story Silver Dollar. It's interesting to hear from guys who were teenagers at the time and how the Beatles won them over despite the screaming girl thing.


Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 12, 2014, 04:57:39 AM
It's interesting to hear from guys who were teenagers at the time and how the Beatles won them over despite the screaming girl thing.


The girls were basket cases, Moog.  If we showed them a picture of The Beatles, we'd get a response like this...


(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-DzviekoN2qc/UFsMAmS1K-I/AAAAAAABug4/QnF9w5PKlHQ/s640/Face-off+Beatles+Fangirls+(16).jpg)


It was such good sport!    ;D


I liked The Animals better in 1964 and 1965...


The Animals - It's My Life (1965) HD & HQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3GNKUE-d9c#)



Yeah, they did the Sullivan thing too.  And Eric Burdon actually smiled for about two seconds...


Please Don´t Let Me Be Misunderstood- The Animals (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHjKzr6tLz0#)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 12, 2014, 04:59:23 AM
True Kelley. Consolation is we're younger.  ha2ha

Yeah, well you'll be older too.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on June 12, 2014, 02:07:23 PM


Welcome, SilverDollar. I so wish I could have experienced Beatlemania firsthand. I definitely would have been one of those screaming, crying, incoherent girls.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: nimrod on June 12, 2014, 11:33:44 PM
Welcome to the Forum, Silver Dollar.

You and I are contemporaries sharing a similar experience in early 1964.  The Beatles appealed to girls much more than they did to us.  I liked what I saw on The Ed Sullivan Show but I liked the rougher groups better like The Animals and The Rolling Stones.  But I knew there was hope for The Beatles when I heard John belt out songs like Twist And Shout, It Won't Be long and Money (That's What I Want).  ;)

By 1965, their music matured and I began to really enjoy The Beatles.  Rubber Soul is what clinched it for me.

Welcome..

Different for me, I saw their first tv appearance as an 11 year old in England and was completely hooked from that point on, John Lennon mesmerized me in particular, but George & Paul also to a slightly lesser degree
Ours was a very musical house, my Dad played piano & clarinet, and up to that point Id been a big fan of Lonny Donigan (Skiffle craze)
Ive loved them ever since that day as an 11 year old. I hounded my Mum for  a round collar Beatle Jacket and eventually got one  ;D
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on June 13, 2014, 04:19:52 AM
True Kelley. Consolation is we're younger.  ha2ha

And you're even younger than me Moog!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Harpsichord on August 15, 2014, 04:38:12 AM
Well, I suppose this is the best way to introduce myself. I'm only 14 years old, but I consider myself pretty knowledgeable regarding The Beatles and serveral other bands of the same era.
I discovered The Beatles through a hauntingly beautiful piece my mother used to play on the piano to put me to sleep. One day I asked her what it was, and she told me it was called Norwegian Wood, by The Beatles. The title captured my imagination. It wasn't until several years later, when I first heard Yesterday, that I became hooked.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on August 15, 2014, 04:47:06 AM
That's a great way to be introduced to The Beatles and a great way to introduce yourself to us. Welcome, Harpsichord!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on August 16, 2014, 03:14:14 AM
Welcome to this place, Harpsichord.  You joined the Forum on a magical weekend...the 45th anniversary of Woodstock.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: NotTheWalrus on March 08, 2015, 11:17:34 PM
I discovered The Beatles by watching Help on television. I was young at the time, but had some idea that The Beatles had something to do with my favourite band at the time, The Monkees, so I watched the film. The rest is history.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on March 09, 2015, 08:17:50 AM
I discovered The Beatles by watching Help on television. I was young at the time, but had some idea that The Beatles had something to do with my favourite band at the time, The Monkees, so I watched the film. The rest is history.

Welcome aboard NotTheWalrus!
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on March 10, 2015, 04:33:44 AM
I'm glad you decided to join us NotTheWalrus! I don't know if you still dig The Monkees but there's some fans of theirs here too, myself included.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on March 10, 2015, 04:39:58 AM
Yeah, well you'll be older too.

Indeed. And hopefully with grandchildren on my knee, though there's absolutely no sign of that yet. <sigh>
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: NotTheWalrus on March 10, 2015, 07:05:54 AM
@InMyLife - yes, I still appreciate The Monkees.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: stopwow673 on March 14, 2015, 10:38:11 PM
I bought the Rubber Soul CD in the late 1980s and quickly bought some more. My brother played "Norwegian Wood" on the guitar and I wanted to hear the song.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on March 14, 2015, 11:35:59 PM
I bought the Rubber Soul CD in the late 1980s and quickly bought some more. My brother played "Norwegian Wood" on the guitar and I wanted to hear the song.

Ah...you started with my favorite! Welcome to the forums stopwow; I'm glad you're here. :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on May 28, 2015, 03:40:22 AM
I turned right at Greenland.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on May 28, 2015, 04:20:46 AM
^^^

(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/happyno.gif) (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bingo Bongo on June 14, 2015, 04:04:58 PM
I was born in '63 with 3 teenage sisters blasting their Beatles music as I was growing up.

I believe my first LP was the 1973 Red 1962-1966 album.  Too far back to be remember.  :o
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bingo Bongo on June 25, 2015, 01:34:48 PM
I actually decided to play a Beatles "record" last night and had to laugh at the ticks, scratches & pops, but it definitely had a fun feeling of nostalgia.

I much prefer my CD/iTunes quality sound but wonder if there is a software program that would add fake ticks & pops at the beginning/end of a song.

***Not saying that's the best way to listen to The Beatles!

Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bingo Bongo on July 29, 2015, 12:43:31 AM
@InMyLife - yes, I still appreciate The Monkees.


You might not after watching their '97 reunion tour:
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp21aR0CRd4 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kp21aR0CRd4)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Maggie0819 on April 24, 2016, 01:42:23 AM
I've always known about The Beatles from school. We often played Beatles songs in music class (usually Let It Be or Yesterday...thank you, Paul!) and a group of girls dressed up as The Beatles during their Sgt. Pepper period and sang Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds during a presentation about finding the skeleton of Lucy. But I first discovered them when I was about 12 years old sitting in my room and suddenly decided to listen to Please Please Me. It blew my mind and I just fell in love. I've been crazy about them ever since and it's still my favourite Beatles album.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Normandie on April 25, 2016, 12:19:19 AM

Welcome, Maggie0819, and thanks for sharing your Beatles story.  :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Maggie0819 on April 28, 2016, 11:05:25 AM
Thank you! :)
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: AbbeyRoad1 on August 24, 2016, 06:36:16 PM
When did you first hear of The Beatles? Was it through their films or maybe a track you heard on the radio? What makes their music so special to you? Can you remember what it was that suddenly made you think "wow"?
I remember when I first saw them. I was amazed that they sounded so good and they played their own instruments. At the time other music performers were singers but did not play an instrument. Also, these guys had personality! They looked like and acted like the guy who lived next door.

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Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on August 26, 2016, 01:43:11 AM
Also, these guys had personality! They looked like and acted like the guy who lived next door.

It's a good thing they didn't act like the guys next door to me when I was a kid. They used to throw worms at me. LOL
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: BeatleFan on August 27, 2016, 02:46:23 AM
I got into the Beatles big time during my first year of university. My roommates were playing their music regularly, which led me to explore the back catalogue on my own. I bought the Working Class Hero compilation of Lennon's solo career and fell in love. The Beatles music genuinely changed my outlook on life, speaking to my soul in a big way. That was about 10 years ago now. And I'm still going strong.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: In My Life on August 27, 2016, 03:06:51 AM
The Beatles music genuinely changed my outlook on life, speaking to my soul in a big way.

That's such a nice way to put it.
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kagome on September 23, 2016, 06:49:17 AM
I learn by them working with the master tapes In LA at Capitol & Abbey Road I love to listen to them  and all the out takes on all songs and songs that never will see the light of day I had  history in my hands listening to  all taking going on among them and the bickering and fun the had there a lot of music they have enough to release for the next century
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 24, 2016, 12:14:03 AM
I learn by them working with the master tapes In LA at Capitol & Abbey Road I love to listen to them  and all the out takes on all songs and songs that never will see the light of day I had  history in my hands listening to  all taking going on among them and the bickering and fun the had there a lot of music they have enough to release for the next century


Little by little we're getting to hear those tapes, Kagome.  This set I bought about three years ago is full of gems...


(http://i42.tinypic.com/2z8ybuv.jpg)


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Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Kagome on September 24, 2016, 01:59:37 AM
Yes there is a lot of them good stuff out there and there a lot of  downloads out there too One good thing about my job is I can touch and hear the real masters tapes and the solo stuff too some of the outtakes sound better then the take they used and mixed for release My fave is Teddy Boy take 10 by The Beatles  and the take of Blackbird where Paul is explaining  to Donavon how the song goes
Title: Re: How Did YOU Discover The Beatles?
Post by: Bobber on September 24, 2016, 07:18:46 AM
What's your job exactly then, Kagome?