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Guess you can tell I'm a Beatles fan.

 

I discovered The Beatles in 1979 when I was 11 years old and my father tossed a copy of Let It Be onto my bed and told me to check it out. Months later he and my mother went grocery shopping and left my in charge of my sister. The deal was that if the house is still standing and my sister was still alive, he'd get me a present for helping them out. Needless-to-say, she and the house were perfectly standing - except for the jar of grape jelly, But my reward: The Beatles 1967-1970. MY dad told me that he'd give it to me on one condition; I drop the needle on the first song on the first side of the first record and listen to it all the way through. And I did so. That first song... "Strawberry Fields Forever". I was hooked from that moment on. They are the single most consistent thing in my life from my childhood to my old age (I'm 52 the year I wrote this). And despite this being my professional radio career website, I felt I had to put The Beatles somewhere on it. And this is it.

I was tired of not having the Beatles US and UK discographies handy in one place, so I made my own. You'll find it HERE. I also dove into the world of Beatles Fantasy records. It's a hobby, if you will, since I was introduced to it in 1979 when I made a mixtape of Wings' Back To The Egg and put "Goodnight Tonight" and "Daytime Nightime Suffering" between the sunny side up and over easy. And, because I loved it so much, I added "Blow Away" at the end of my own Back To The Egg. I listened to that mixtape more than the vinyl record I bought. Back To The Egg is the first album I ever bought with money earned.

And this is where we are - 41 years later.