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Postby Elanor_Elanor » Thu May 29, 2003 2:31 pm

I've looked through all the musical threads, and I haven't found any Beatles threads... seems strange and scary to me...<BR><BR>So - let's talk about the Beatles. Just write anything you want - favourite song - favourite album - things you want to know - trivia questions - everything!!!!<BR><BR>As for me, I love the later Beatles - starting with "Rubber Soul" and later... for now, my favourite album is "Revolver"... Although I like to listen to all of the albums...<BR><BR>Favourite song - well, there are too many of them...<BR><BR>I'm waiting for your answers, people!!! If I don't get any comments, I'll turn this thread into Beatles trivia - which can be also very nice...
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Postby Rodia » Thu May 29, 2003 2:48 pm

WOW!<BR>Just when I was wondering if...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>My favourite album is Sgt Pepper.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0> Currently, Fixing a Hole.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>'I'm fixing a hole<BR>Where the rain gets in<BR>And stops my mind from wandering<BR>Where it will go...'<BR><BR><BR>Nothing to do with my leaky ceiling of course.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>
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Postby Harvestar » Thu May 29, 2003 3:16 pm

I love Abby Road, but I must confess that it's the only album of theirs that I have. I do have 2 greatest hits tapes. I love "Here comes the Sun". <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>I also got to see Paul McCartney in concert last November! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Amazing!
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Postby meneltarma » Thu May 29, 2003 9:14 pm

favoutire song HAS to be Happiness is a Warm Gun<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby TheEllipticalDisillusion » Fri May 30, 2003 12:30 am

While My Guitar Gently Weeps<BR><BR>Check out this band Beatallica. You have to download them. They do Beatles covers in the Metallica style. They're awesome.
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Postby Rodia » Fri May 30, 2003 12:40 am

Ooooh, 'Happiness'!<BR><BR>The lyrics are a tad disturbing, but it used to be my favourite...<BR><BR>Too-doodoodoodoodoo, oh, yeah...<BR><BR>Also 'Long Long Long'... some of their rarer songs feel a bit like those 'hidden tracks' you find at the very end of albums...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Elliptical, I'll have a look and listen...but I think I'm fine with the original Beatles.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> Such variety...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Harve, I always play "Here comes the Sun" at top volume with windows open on the first sunny spring day after winter. It just comes to mind all by itself.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Elanor_Elanor » Fri May 30, 2003 5:31 am

The White Album... the greatest from the greatest...all the songs are magnificent. I tried to choose my favourite song from this album and I couldn't - they all are wonderful... just thought I have to mention "Savoy Truffle" and "Cry, Baby, Cry"...<BR>When I'm depressed, I usually listen to "I'm so tired" and "Yer Blues" and feel much better.<BR><BR>Abbey Road - the best song there is, in my opinion, "Golden Slumbers". But "Here Comes the Sun" is also great.<BR><BR>As for Sergeant Pepper, all the critics in the world agree this is their best album ever. My favourite song in this album is "A Day in the Life"... well, you understand why.<BR><BR>Thanks for your answers, people!! <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby TheEllipticalDisillusion » Fri May 30, 2003 10:48 am

Don't get me wrong, I love the Beatles regardless of the fact I barely have any of their albums. I don't care for Metallica, but this mix (not done by Metallica or the Beatles) is so awesome. "Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band" "Everybody's Got A Ticket To Ride Except For Me And My Lightning" "A Garage Dayz Nite" "...And Justice For All My Loving" These are some of the titles, well, four of the six I know of.
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Postby Loopy » Fri May 30, 2003 11:44 am

i do think they are one the best bands ever! i do also have lots of fav songs... and i can´t decide!<BR><BR>in March i read George Harrison´s biography and is a book i strongly recommend to all (i don´t remeber the author now, but i´ll look for it and then post it <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>). <BR>The book talks a lot about them and i got to know things i had no idea of. <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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Postby Rodia » Fri May 30, 2003 11:45 am

ROTFL TLE! These do sound good...<BR>Reminds me of Python spoof documentary, "The Rutles". The biggest laugh is the songs actually DO sound a lot like the Beatles.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> <BR><BR><img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0> (and a cameo in there by George Harrison, may he rest in peace.)<BR><BR>(about Beatles books, I'm still longing to own Anthology.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0> But I do have a great Beatles Illustrated Lyrics edited by Alan Aldridge. Now THAT I do recommend- not only has it got all the songs, but some grooooooovy artwork.<BR>I especially like pages 132/133.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>)
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Postby Elanor_Elanor » Fri May 30, 2003 11:59 am

Concerning the books - I would recommend Albert Goldman's "The Lives of John Lennon" - the book is really interesting, and uncovers a lot of interesting information about Beatles.
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Fri May 30, 2003 12:26 pm

yay Beatles! My favorite album at the moment is probably Help, since I watched the movie recently, but I love them all. Favorite song is a lot more difficult, I'll get back on that so I have some time to think about it. If I can get Octopus' Garden out of my head long enough to think about the other ones. <BR>The only book I have about them is Beatles at the Movies- talks about their films as a group and ones that individual members were involved in. Very fun.<BR>Does anyone remember the Sesame Street parodies by the Beetles (Back in the 80's.) I remember a song about the letter B and one with guest vocals by Cookie Monster called "Hey Food." (Let it Be and Hey Jude are both way up on the list of favorites, so I thoroughly enjoyed it.)
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Postby luthienelflover » Fri May 30, 2003 12:53 pm

My friend Alexa is... TOTALLY obsessed with the Beatles <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> I don't know that much about them, but I love Sgt. Pepper <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-tongue.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calma » Fri May 30, 2003 1:20 pm

The Fab Four...sigh...My babies...My loves...<BR>They happened in the states when I was fourteen and in need of something. I didn't know what it was, but those four young men took my heart and gave me such happiness. The music! The long hair! Oh, how I remember the appleplexy that *long* hair caused amongst the old folks! Sort of silly these days, huh? Oh, how I grabbed onto them and I have not let go. <BR><BR>A piece of me died when John was murdered. I was so much in shock, I couldn't do anything for days. I will miss him and his form of genius. George was my favorite Beatle. I shall miss him as well. I never saw them in concert, (couldn't afford the tickets) but I did get to see them in their limo going to the concert hall in Seattle. Oh, shivers still go up and down my nervous system.<BR><BR>As for my favorites by them...Definitely <i>Revolver</i> as their album and single...<i>Things We Said Today</i>. I have most of their albums on vinyl and now on CD. I couldn't afford the memorabilia back then, but I worked hard to get the music. Gods how I love the music.<BR>
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Postby meneltarma » Fri May 30, 2003 10:44 pm

LOl..Beatallica sound interesting..<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR><BR>Has anyone read Douglas Adams' essay on them in The Salmon of oubt? Or Hanif Kureishi's eassay Eight Arms to Hold You?Just asking because I think those are two of the best I've read<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby GreenleafLady » Sat May 31, 2003 10:53 am

<i>Dusts off the old collection.</i> OOOH! I haven't listened to these in ages! I was sooooo obsessed with these guys, back in the day. <i>Memories come flooding back.</i> I used to be able to sing every single one of these songs.....<BR>Now before you think that I was around when the Beatles were, I have to tell that I am a younger generation fan. I wasn't even born until 7 years after they broke up! Hmmmm.... now that I have some people to talk to about it, perhaps this previous obsession of mine will be resurrected! <BR>Fave song: "Hey Bulldog" It's just so rockin'! I could keep going but the list would be endless. <BR>I loved the movies as well! My brothers and I recorded Help onto cassette and used to listen to it over and over. Yeah, we were dorks, but that movie was just hilarious to us!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0><BR>
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Postby Ereinion » Sat May 31, 2003 11:59 am

Wow!! Beatles fans still exits!!!!!! *Ereinion gets down on knees and thanks God* I thought I was the only one. ^_^ I'm a new generation fan. I was born 27 yrs after they had started and began listening to them about 2 yrs back. I loved them from the moment I heard them. They are so amazing!! I think their best song is Across the Universe. The lyrics are absolutely heavenly. <BR><BR>The movies were really cute too. I loved Hard Day's Night!
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Postby Rodia » Sat May 31, 2003 2:36 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Younger generation fans, hey! I was born in 1983...and one of my favourite children's books was a story called "John Lennon and the Bullet",a book about John's death with a lovely peace message. I'd have to find it to give you the author (Czech guy) but it made me like this man even before I heard his music.<BR>Then at eight, I moved to Ireland...'Help' was on the telly...the rest is history.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Seregelena » Sat May 31, 2003 3:34 pm

I absolutely love the Beatles, and I'm even younger than <b>Rodia</b>! With the date of my birth being in 1989 (yes I am a child compared to some!) I have loved the Beatles as long as I can remember. My favorite songs have to be "Elenor Rigby", "Penny Lane", "Nowhere Man", and "She Loves You (Ya Ya Ya)". I'm super excited now that my dad found his old record player and I can listen to the orignial ALBUMS!
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Postby shieldmaidenofrohan » Sat May 31, 2003 3:51 pm

I'm a younger gen fan too. I grew up listening to my mom's Beatles singles (which she still has, the original vinyl!) and always liked them. I REALLY got into them after the anthology TV special- I have all the albums except the 3 anthology CD's now. I'm fortunate enough to have friends who like them a lot too; we do marathons when we're driving anywhere that's more than an hour away. Fun stuff <img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Calma » Sat May 31, 2003 6:34 pm

All this talk about original singles on vinyl and dads finding old record players....Oh, do I feel old...<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-sad.gif"border=0><BR><BR>But it's good to see the younger generations loving the Fab Four. Just proves how their music survives the sands of time. <BR><BR>Enjoy the music!!<BR>
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Postby Seregelena » Sat May 31, 2003 10:11 pm

Don't worry...you feel old and I feel like a baby! *sucks her thumb?* aaaa! Ok maybe I'm not that young...
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Postby Vanafacwen » Sun Jun 01, 2003 5:02 am

I'm of the younger generation, and I love The Beatles-I grew up listening to them. My parents have countless albums and singles on CD and vinyl, as well as quite a few greatest hits. One of my favourite films is A Hard Day's Night<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>. I couldn't pick a favourite; maybe I'm Happy Just To Dance With You, Eleanor Rigby or She's Leaving Home. I had to listen to She's Leaving Home as part of my drama course, and the line "Daddy, our baby's gone" always moves me to tears<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-crying.gif"border=0>.
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Postby MirabellaBlack » Sun Jun 01, 2003 9:26 am

I've just been watching "Yellow Submarine" and I just love their music.<BR> Favourite songs include Nowhere Man, Lucy In The Sky, which were both in the film of course. A Hard Days Night, Norweigan Wood, Hey Jude.
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Postby Rodia » Sun Jun 01, 2003 12:54 pm

<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0><BR>Yellow Submarine...<BR><BR>Can't get enough of it.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif"border=0>
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Postby Vanafacwen » Sun Jun 01, 2003 1:33 pm

In music a couple of years ago we were doing 60's music so of course the Beatles came up. We watched the performances from A Hard Day's Night and listened to a few taped interviews of them at the time. I really enjoyed those few lessons. We also murdered a If I Fell and All My Loving on the recorder<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-rolleyes.gif"border=0>.<BR><BR>And of course, Yellow Submarine<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif"border=0>.
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Postby MirabellaBlack » Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:13 pm

I was of course listening to the beatles when I was a toddler as I was born in the 60s, I in turn have played the music to my two children who now are both teenagers who also like The Beatles, being such wonderful music it appeals to all ages. We had the CDs on this morning and were all singing along all I can say is I felt sorry for our neighbours.
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Postby Harvestar » Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:35 pm

I have a book of Beatles songs for Trombone and I played "In My Life" for the "Celebrate Gifts" (a.k.a. talent show) my senior year. My friend and I also played "Yellow Submarine" on the announcements during music appreciation month. <BR><BR>Going to Paul McCartney's concert last Nov. was really cool because he played many songs that they'd never played in concert. "You never give me your money", "She is leaving home", and many more of their later songs. (since they stopped touring in 1966)<BR><BR>sigh... I wish time travel was invented so I could go watch their final concert at Candlestick Park in 1966...
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Postby Calma » Sun Jun 01, 2003 2:59 pm

I think I would have liked to have been at Shea Stadium. Everyone says that was their best show...
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Postby GreenleafLady » Sun Jun 01, 2003 3:51 pm

Absolutely!<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0> A few years ago, when I was completely obsessing, I went to see a cover band called The Peatles. It was a great show and all the girls were running down to the stage and screaming just like they were the real thing. That was sooooo much fun.<img src="http://www.tolkienonline.com/mb/i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif"border=0>
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