Alright. Those of you who really know me are fully aware of my love for The Beatles. I've grown up hearing their music most of my life as my dad has most of their original records. My dad grew up in that generation of hysterical girls screaming their lungs out at their concerts, their premiere into the US on the Ed Sullivan Show, and experienced each album when it was just released. How I wish I had grown up in that generation.
When I was about 15 or 16, something shifted. All of a sudden, it was like I was hearing The Beatles for the first time. I was really listening to the lyrics and harmonies and it's like my axis shifted, a light had turned on. I was in love.
As my brother-in-law Doug said, "They were like the Einstein of music. They were revolutionary and changed everything about music." Those people who think The Beatles are cliche and out of style are probably the people who have only listened to "I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Hey Jude" over and over again on the oldies stations. In order to appreciate them, you have to go deeper than that. The older I get, the more I appreciate their later albums like Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club and Let it Be. To get in an idea, try this one on for size. It's one of my favorites: A Day In the Life.
My favorite Beatle is absolutely and positively George Harrison. Aside from being the most attractive one in the band, he is one of the greatest guitar players in history. At least to me.
I've Got a Feeling that All You Need Is Love and to Think For Yourself about The Beatles. As for me, I choose to Let it Be, travel Across the Universe, and Follow the Sun all the way to Strawberry Fields Forever.