I bought TB:RB, and thanks to this game, I absolutely love the Beatles :O
I sort of got into the Beatles due to me just garnering an interest. Neither my mom or dad really exposed me to their music. So I got me into the Beatles.
My sisters are 11 years older than me, so in 1963, when I was 8 years old, my sisters kept the radio on to the rock of the day. They were not fans, really, but due to them, I was exposed to tthe Beatles, and I liked what I heard: "I Saw Her Standing There" backed with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" was the first 45 I ever bought, at the tender age of 8.
As I grew, unlike most of my friends, who bought toys, and later clothes and makeup with their allowance money, I bought records. And by the time I was 20 something I had over 700 LPs, and that means all of the Beatles. When it came time to consider getting a CD player, I had 10 cds purchased before I even had the player! and Abbey Road was one of the 10. (and Dark Side of the Moon and Decade of Steely Dan...)
I remember when the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan. A couple of neighbors came over to see it with us. The older neighbor girl chided me for not knowing which Beatle was which on the screen!
I remember riding my bike with a transistor radio hanging on the handlebars, and Beatles music playing. I loved singing along.
I liked the Beatles, but I became a real FAN one summer in high school. My girlfriend had all the Beatles albums, and in 1970 she went to Germany for several months as an exchange student. She figured her records would be safer with me than letting them be available to her brother to use as coasters at a party... So I spent many hours that summer in my room, listening to all the albums. Sometimes I'd just play solitaire while listening. I discovered so many great songs that just weren't played on the radio.
I am married to a man 13 years my junior, and he liked the Beatles, but mostly their later stuff. The earlier stuff wasn't to his taste.... Then when the Anthology video came out, he got it for me on laser disc, and we watched it ALL, together. It gave him a better sense of who they were--funny, witty, talented. He says he grew to appreciate them much more, partly because of the anthology, and partly because he watched ME watching the show, and he said he was seeing them through my eyes. It was the first time he actually sat and listened to the older songs. He got a better understanding of the "magic" and the way it affected me (the masses).
Simply, their music has a way of just making you feel good. And I think their music still holds up today. And I think I was pretty smart to discover them!
Thank you for bringing the Beatles to Rockband. Now if you can just let us buy the Hofner bass separately!!!
Okay, this is my first time to ever post in this or any forum, but here goes. I am probably older than all of you, I was barely in my teens when the Beatles hit it big here in the US so I lived the legend as they grew and evolved from a decent pop band to a revolutionary iconic rock group. I guess I would be what most of you would call an "old hippie". I played RockBand with my kids, but when Beatles Rock Band came out, I had to have it! My wonderful daughter bought it for me and I cleared the whole game on Expert Vocals in less than a week. I am so excited that a whole new generation is learning what a great group the Beatles were, thanks to the Beatles Rock Band. I am having so much fun singing online with other bands and helping them get their five star rating for thier songs. Rock on everyone, Peace!
My grandparents were big Beatles's fans, and I used to sing Yellow Submarine when I was like 3 years old. I sang it like "WE AWL LIWE IN A WEWOW SUBMARY", but they saddly passed away when I was 5.
Then, when I was 11, there was a school trip and one of my friends decided to make everyone sing a song. It started out as...
"NAAAA NA NA NA NA NA NAAA NA NA NA NAAA HEY JUUUUDE"
And I fell in love with it. Had that line stuck in my head for like a month. I decided to google it, and found out it was from The Beatles. I was like "Isn't that that old group?" so I listened and listen. Boy did I replay that video...
Then my dad was so fed up he bought me the CD "1". From the opening of Love Me Do to the ending of Long And Winding Road, I kept re-playing it and re-playing it. But there was one song that gave me flash-backs...not Hey Jude, it was Yellow Submarine. I thought I heard it before. So I kept singing that chorus, and my dad said "It's Yellow SubmariNE, not Yellow Submary.". I even sang it wrong! I could say the word Submarine right, but not Yellow Submarine.
So I was at my uncle's house one day, and he had old videos of me when I was little, and one of them, which I'll never forget, was mt grand-father putting the record, and saying to me "OK, Which song do you wanna hear?" and me screaming like a baby, "WEWOW SUBMARY!" and me singing along.
That's why, to this day, Yellow Submarine is my favorite Beatles song. And that's also why I'm so obsesed with Hey Jude.
Love, love, love.
Honestly, pretty much just me. Granted my dad used to play the Beatles, but I was at the supercool 13 year old "Anything old is crap" stage of learning about music.
I believe that 1 came out when I was in 9th grade (maybe 10th), and I noticed pretty much everyone in the school had a copy. Eventually I caved and bought a copy.
For the first few tracks (yes...i was stupid) I thought about how awful the songs were (I still don't listen to early Beatles albums that often), around the time the cd hits Paperback Writer I realized how great they were. I've been listening ever since
Mom always liked the oldies station and they'd sometimes play The Beatles tunes, but I didn't really get into them until 1 came out. I got a copy of the CD from a friend and have thought they were pretty cool ever since.
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