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