You did, and all of the other people at Harmonix.
You did, and all of the other people at Harmonix.
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It was largely due to my mom. She was 10 when the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time. She had told me stories of hearing "I Want To Hold Your Hand" on the radio about a month before their appearance, and instantly becoming a full-fledged Beatlemaniac. She had to make deals with everyone in her house so she could watch them on the Ed Sullivan show that night(she had four brothers and sisters, so getting to watch what she wanted took some doing).
I can remember her telling me about when I was very small, and listening to her Beatles records on our old record player. I remember watching something on TV about John Lennon when I was very young, and getting very upset when they told me he was dead (This would have been a year or two after his assassination). One of my favorite songs when I was little was "Octopus's Garden;" I can remember running around in the yard under the sprinkler singing it.
So the Beatles have always been a part of my life, largely due to my mom. It was the Anhtology project that really kicked it into high gear for me, and turned me into a raving Beatlemaniac. When the first Anthology album was released, I wanted it badly for some reason. I mentioned it to my mom once or twice, and one day, when I got home from school, it was sitting on the shelf in front of my stereo. From there, I dived head-on into the world of Beatlemania, and have never regretted a moment of it.
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I knew the beatles, and recognized some songs, but this totally hooked me onto them.
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I'm fairly young for my age, and I know alot of people my age dont really listen to classic stuff like they should. Its all the rap, and pop out there now.
I got into The Beatles, probably at the age of 6. i remember my dad had The Beatles greatest hits in his 1998 jeep cherokee, and every mornin, I would wake up, oh round 4 o clock to go to work with my dad, and we had to wait till 7:30 for school. On the way there, we would play that cd forever. 8 Days a week was my song. Thats an image in my childhood I will never forget. Oh to wish the 90's were still here.
Some good memories. i still have the CD, and at my age, and that was almost 12 years ago.
My mother owned Beatles albums, when I was growing up.
Sgt. Pepper's, Revolver and Rubber Soul were available to me, on 12" album, along with a mono record player.
She had seen the Beatles a couple of times, although she was completely jaded about the experience because no matter where she saw them (clubs in the UK) you could not hear them, only the idiots screaming their heads off.
So, from the age I was old enough to operate a phonograph I have been a Beatles fan, so... 40 years?
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Mine was very casual.
I have a friend named Matt at school. I'm 14 and this was just this March. I asked him what he was listening to on his iPod and he told me "Revolution by the Beatles." I told myself "ehh i'll look it up on youtube when I get home." I then looked up Revolution after I was done with all my homework and man I was impressed with that song. I never gave the Beatles much of a chance because I had been exposed to them previously in my art class when my teacher brought in the Yellow Submarine Movie. I didn't even watch the movie (which I now regret) and instead worked on homework and studied for a speling contest I had. Well I listened to Revolution and was instantly hooked with the first guitar riff by John. I thought it was an awesome song and then I checked out more of their songs by clicking the "Related Videos" on youtube. I then was gtting all their CD's from my library and went as far to ask alot of my friends if they had any Beatle CD's I could borrow and rip to my iPod. I've been a Beatles fan ever since and in fact, bought all the remasters individually at Target within 5 days of 09/09/09, and I obviously opted for the Limited Edition Bundle and the Gretsch Guitar which I bought with hard earned money going back all the way to age 7. I love their music now, and I'll love it forever.
I received Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band as a gift from one of my sisters friends when I was in 5th grade, I was around 10 years old.
It was one of the first albums I ever owned~ but after that I only exposed myself to their 1967-1970 compilation album.
I saw A Hard Day's Night and Yellow Submarine~ as well because of one of my relatives who is a huge Beatles fan
With TB:RB, I am really discovering all of their music for the first time. I thank you HMX for giving me this opportunity
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Camel - "Lady Fantasy"
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Nobody in my family were huge fans of The Beatles, so I only knew a few songs (come together, glass onion, eight days a week, etc.). It wasn't until the announcement of TB:RB that I really discovered them, and I dove in head first. So I have to say thank you HMX, for helping me discover the greatest band on all time.
My parents when I was 3 or 4. Grew up on albums like Sgt. Pepper, Rubber Soul, and 1.
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My story isn't the most touching, especially the one I quoted earlier from GuyMonkey, but I might as well tell.
My mom had the 1 album. This would be a common cleaning/cooking CD to be played. Often, when she was playing it, I would just be sitting on the couch where the surround sound speakers were, and I would just be there for a while, looking at the booklet. The booklet, for those who don't have the 1 album, has all the single covers for the songs on the disc. I would notice little things like their progression through the years.
My parents mostly liked their early years songs, so that's mostly what I heard. My favorite songs back then were I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, A Hard Day's Night, etc., pretty much everything pre-Revolver. However, I also was able to hear Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane, both great songs I still love to this day. I also heard Eleanor Rigby, which back as a kid I thought was creepy. :P I was probably about 8 when all of this happened, by the way.
So, back then, I still liked the Beatles and knew their bigger hits, but was never really much of a deep fan. However, the day the Beatles: Rock Band trailer came out, it completely blew me away, especially seeing I Want To Hold Your Hand, Day Tripper, and I Feel Fine, all songs I loved beforehand. This completely revived everything about the Beatles, and I continued to listen to even more of their songs. I started listening to full albums. I also started to get more into their later years, which I was never really introduced to beforehand. Before I knew it, I was a much bigger fan than both my parents, who were living during the Beatles time.
Ever since, they have greatly changed my life, and I thank Harmonix especially for all of this... Just their music alone has made me appreciate their music so much more... Lately, I've really only listened to the Beatles... and the funny thing is, I looked on Zune for them to suggest bands I might like, curious to see what they'd suggest me. Interestingly enough, they gave me a bunch of old pop/rock bands from the 50s and 60s. I guess I really was listening to the Beatles quite a bit, huh?
HMX, I love you. You introduced me to my favorite band, The Beatles. And now you're making a game for my first favorite, Green Day. Thank you so much