Any other Beatles freaks here?

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  1. StratGuy68

    StratGuy68 Strat-O-Master

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    I've been a die-hard fan of the Fab Four literally from the time I started walking. They were almost all I listened to in high school at the expense of all the vapid forgettable synth-pop that was on the radio in the 80's. They were also the launch pad that caused me to discover Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and just about all the great music I love today. Now that I've taken up guitar again, I'm finding an even deeper appreciation for the wonderful songs John, Paul, George, and Ringo gave us, especially quirky things in the early songs like the minor chord in the middle of "From Me To You" and the quick bar-chord ascension up the fretboard in "Please Please Me."

    I've found, though, that through the years my Beatlemania has become like a dormant virus in that I can go months without listening to them, and then something will trigger it and once again, they're all I want to hear and play. Right now I'm reading Philip Norman's excellent new biography John Lennon: The Life, and suddenly I'm obsessed with the Beatles again!

    So why do I love Stratocasters so much when they aren't really considered "Beatle guitars" the way Rickenbackers, Gretsches, and Epiphone Casinos are? Good question. I think the Strat thing was a gift from Eric Clapton and Buddy Holly. Plus I love the way they look, feel, and sound. And judging from this scene in Imagine John Lennon, my Daphne Blue Squier Deluxe might be a Beatles guitar after all! 8)

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  2. asc67

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    Love the Beatles !!!
     
  3. stratluvr

    stratluvr Strat-O-Master

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    I love them also.. Cool pic..
     
  4. chikihut

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    I love the Beatles, Have you seen the fab faux yet? Its a must for any Beatle fan
     
  5. ratrod

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    the beatles started my rebel type style back in the 60's, i was kicked out of school for having long hair when the jocks had brush cuts/flat tops, by 65 i bought my first guitar and we gigged my friends and i, use to watch the ozzie and haret show and rick nelson was so cool to me back then, but i'm much older now as you can figure and rich nelson is still cool to me, growing up with 2 brothers we use to watch bonaza and each of the 3 of use pretended to be one of the cartwright boys, naturally i was little joe because he was the coolest, which is why in a way paul was the coolest of the beatles, i know every song that the beatles did after peter best left and the beatles was the beatles
     
  6. CandyAppleHead

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    I've been a fan since I was three, ever since we got a copy of Revolver. I was crazy about The Beatles as a kid.

    The Strat was used on quite a large number of recordings from 1965 onwards, mainly by George. It's all over Rubber Soul, on tracks like You're Going To Lose That Girl, Got To Get You Into my Life, All You Need Is Love, lots of tracks on Sgt Pepper and so on. I guess it isn't associated with The Beatles much because it wasn't used on tour, so there aren't as many images of it being played as much as of a Ric or a Gretsch.


    Check out this site for a listing of Beatles gear used:
    http://http://perso.wanadoo.es/sissu/maingear.htm
     
  7. Carlsoti

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    I'm not a fan in the classic sense (Fan is short for Fanatic) But I have a healthy respect for their abilities and I enjoy a lot of their music. Not so much the earlier pop stuff, but the music that had "depth" and movements within a single song.
     
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    Oh, I've always been a huge fan. I was the fifth of five, so I knew all about them when they came over. Still remember watching Ed Sullivan (at the age of 5 or 6). I still listen to their stuff.

    There are a couple of interesting pages - (Steve's Beatles Page) which lists all the odd mistakes and things in the songs, and (Alan W. Pollack's 'Notes On' Series)


    steven
     
  9. ArlenBucy

    ArlenBucy Senior Stratmaster

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    I dig em for sure. I'm with Carlsoti that I'm not a fan in the traditional sense of the word. I remember when I first heard Day Tripper and I thought is was the coolest damn song ever. I figured out how to play it and did just that for like a few days straight. I definitley dig em though.
     
  10. Brad Pittiful

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    two albums i cant live without are rubber soul and revolver...so i guess you could say i like them
     
  11. Eoraptor1

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    I'm definitely a "Beatle Guy". My favorite album of theirs is Revolver. I only like about half of Sgt. Pepper,which is the perennial critics' fav. Every now and then I'll "visit" a Beatles tune on guitar and try to do interesting things with it. Right now that song is "Strawberry Fields Forever" but that will change by and by. They are not, however, my end all and be all. I'm just a person who likes their music very much, and they were there in the background for a lot of my big personal moments.

    JAMES

    PS I did see "Beatlemania" last summer and really enjoyed it.

    PPS Did anyone see "The US vs. John Lennon"?
     
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    love them..all time. Look at the collection. Can't play a lot of it for a lick but..?

    Given a choice..one band to listen to for all time..hands down The Beatles.
     
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    NICE AVATAR GORDON!!!

    The secret beatle album cover.
     
  14. Scott57

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    Long time Beatles fan. Yes, strats were used on a lot of their recordings from '65 on.
     
  15. Eoraptor1

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    The story I keep hearing is that in England the Strat was so associated with Hank Marvin the Beatles avoided it during the first part of their career, but used it later. I don't know if this is true or not.

    JAMES
     
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    I wouldn't say I love them but I do like them. I saw a tribute band in branson called " Liverpool Legends" it was a good show
     
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    Love them myself. What is funny is my daughter who is 16 loves them more than anyone I know. I guess she gets her musical tastes from her old man.:D
     
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    I was a teenager when Beatlemania started and all I can say is I've never experienced anything else like it in my lifetime. Overnight they turned the world upside down and rewrote the rule books. There was, of course two distinct Beatles periods - the Beatles before drugs and the Beatles after drugs. Both periods produced astonishing music. I miss them very much, the world was a much better place when the Beatles were around doing their crazy things.