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.