quote:Originally posted by stevew628
My kids understand it and embrace the reality of the Beatles. Several younger members on this forum (Ram, Scrod, Liam, etc.) also were brought up, Beatle-wise, the right way--they certainly do not act like they only got the media's version.
You got that right, Steve. I was lip synching and playing air guitar with my brother to his Beatles records at like 2 or 3 years old, long before I could read those misguided magazines. I owe A LOT to my older bro' in terms of bringing me up the RIGHT way, musically. In that sense, I ALWAYS felt different from my peers growing up through school. I was like 10 or 11 years old, digging the The Doors' Soft Parade album. Or like when I was a little kid, being so SCARED by the dramatic crescendos in A Day in the Life, actually sometimes hiding behind a chair, LOL. Yet, LOVING it at the same time. I always had such a deeper understanding about music and culture than my peers because of that. And for that, I am very grateful to my brother. God bless the Beatles. God bless rock 'n roll. God bless music in general. I mean that, literally. We are very fortunate to having working ears.