The Beatles!

Last Update: June 26, 2017

I am a HUGE Beatles fan - have been since I was about 2 or 3 years old! I was born in '62, so I wasn't really in that generation. But I have a sister who is 10 years older than me, so she was responsible for babysitting me quite a lot. And she and her friends would be listening to John, Paul, George and Ringo, and I was a little ham and would dance and jiggle and do my best to sing along to all the great songs! My love for the Beatles has stayed with me my whole life.

I was devastated when John was killed in 1980. What a tragedy. I hope his murderer rots in jail and never sees the light of day again.

Anyway - this is meant to be a happy post. I have Sirius/XM Satellite radio in all my vehicles and they recently added The Beatles Channel! I wondered why they didn't have one, I don't know - maybe they couldn't reach an agreement with the remaining two members of the band, Paul and Ringo. But on May 18, 2017, the new Beatles Channel premiered! I am loving it! They play great music - a lot of the oldies, and they also play music that each of them did after they became solo artists. I am having so much fun on the drive to and from work every day, listening to my favorite band of all time.

I have been fortunate and been able to see Paul in concert seven times! Every time he goes on tour and is anywhere near where I happen to be, I make sure to go. Can't believe he's still rocking and touring - he turned 75 on June 18th this year!

And, I was lucky to be able to see Ringo and his All-Starr band once too. It was at the Gorge at George - that's George, Washington. It is a beautiful outdoor venue, overlooking the Columbia River.

Just wanted to share my love for The Beatles and the new Beatles Channel! Are any of you here at WA Beatles fans?

Have a great day!!

Julie

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JeffL61 Premium
Hi, Julie! Turning 60 the month after next, I remember the Beatles quite well. I am too young however to remember the incredible sensation the group created when they appeared for the first time in the U.S. and went on the Ed Sullivan show twice. I have seen video of the group performing in the U.S. in early 1964. Teenage girls going absolutely crazy, screaming as the group performed.

I also remember that awful announcement first heard in the U.S. on Monday Night Football back in Dec. 1980 when Howard Cosell announced on air that John Lennon had been murdered in NYC returning to his home.

It goes without question that the group has had tremendous influence on other music entertainers over the last 50 years. I also own most of the groups music on CD's - (wow how outdated is that)?

Don't even get me started on the noise that passes as pop/rock music today. These kids have no clue what is was like listening to music of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Also how amazing is it for you in that you have had the privilege in attending 7 Paul McCartney concerts during your life, Julie!

Jeff
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JulieHarris Premium
Jeff - I know, right? I have been very fortunate. In fact, the last show I attended, in St Louis, I spent a fortune ($1600) for a VIP ticket. It included early entrance, access to the sound check session, a buffet dinner (all vegan, of course!) and a package of souvenirs - a poster and a throw with the tour name on it. And, my seat was 4th row center. Oh my gosh - what an experience!! I loved being that close to the stage - I've never done that before. He was right there!! I won't do it again - that was a lot of money to spend. I went by myself. But it was a once in a lifetime experience. You have to do those things once in a while!
And I'm right there with you with the music of today. Some of my friends say I'm stuck in the past - but with regards to rock music, I think that's a great place to be!! :)
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JeffL61 Premium
I would say, Julie, that the amount of money you spent for the VIP ticket was well worth it - dinner, souvenirs and the concert featuring the great Paul McCartney. Plus your seats - in the 4th-row center, the entire show must have been spectacular!
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marjorieugot Premium
Where have you been? On vacation, haven't seen you for a while. Hope you are well
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JulieHarris Premium
Hi Marjorie - thanks for checking in. My "real" job - my 8-5 job has been so busy (our company is growing so fast) that I've been working a lot of overtime to keep up. Unfortunately, I'm salary so I don't get paid extra for those hours, but I'm building up good will with the owner because the hours do go on my timesheet. Unfortunately, that doesn't leave me as much time to work on my website. :( Trying to stay active and do what I can though!
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accad Premium
I love their songs too.
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JulieHarris Premium
Thanks for the reply! I am really enjoying the Beatles channel on Sirius.
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DShensky Premium
I'm a big fan/

Paul gave a concert in Piedmont Park just before I left Atlanta. Was sitting by Starbuck when a limo goes down the street with an arm out waving to fans. Sat by Grady HS to listen to him play then walked into the park where a bunch of people were standing and watching him on the monitors for free. It cost $80 to sit on the grass and watch him in concert in the rain
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JulieHarris Premium
Sounds like a great time, Davida! I was lucky enough to see him go by in a limo as well. Last time he was in Kansas City, I was standing in the crowd waiting to get into the arena and a huge SUV limo goes by with the window down and there was Paul, waving to everyone. It was exciting!
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DShensky Premium
even though I could only see the concert live on the monitor it was great--there's nothing like seeing live concerts
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JulieHarris Premium
That's for sure! I hope I never get so old that I can't look forward to going to a concert. The Who was recently on tour and when I heard that they were going to play Seattle (where I'm from), I called my sister (who's 10 years old than me) and told her I'd fly out for a visit and we could go to the show together. Her reply was "I'm too old for that crap". OMGosh!! Never!! :)
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DShensky Premium
no one's too old. I live in a community for 55 and older and they bring shows here from some of the top entertainers from the past--Bobby Rydell, Tony Orlando, ticket are far cheaper here than to see them on the outside but it's always fun to go

the booklet with the new season of shows should be out soon and we'll see which shows we want to go to this season
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JulieHarris Premium
Ooh, that sounds like fun! Yep, my sister is older than her years. Although I can sympathize, she was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's - she's 65 and there is no cure. They told her the life expectancy is 20 years, and she said she's good with that. And she's on meds to help control the tremors. But yeah, I hope I never get "too old" to do one of my favorite things - going to listen to live music!!
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DShensky Premium
I'm 65 and I go exercise 3 days a week. I work from home so I can keep my own schedule---don't think I'll ever retire
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DarleenP Premium
Of course, Paul was my favorite, he was so cute.
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JulieHarris Premium
Oh yeah, me too!
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HalimNajm Premium
Love the Beatles
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paulgoodwin Premium
Thank you that great info and you have had a great time to see Paul so often!
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JulieHarris Premium
Yes, I've been so lucky. I've seen him all around the country (US) because I've lived in so many places. So much fun!
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paulgoodwin Premium
Wonderful
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CraigW315 Premium
I LOVE the Beatles! I have come close to seeing Paul on two occasions, but neither worked out. I am starting to be concerned that I won't ever manage to do it.
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JulieHarris Premium
I've been really lucky to have been able to see him so often. I've lived a lot of different places around the US and he's come to where I've been many times over the past 20 or 30 years. So check this out - first time was in Seattle at the KingDome, sometime in the early 80's. Then in Phoenix, then Dallas, Chicago (at Wrigley Field - that was awesome!), Kansas City, Kansas City, and then in St Louis last year at the Cardinal's stadium. And, I've got a ticket to go see him in Des Moines next month! Woo hoo!
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JulieHarris Premium
BTW Craig - just noticed you are an ambassador! WOW!! Congrats!
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CraigW315 Premium
That's really great! I'll be happy to do it just once!
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CraigW315 Premium
Thanks!
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Gordon-D Premium
Guilty Julie:-)
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MKearns Premium
In the US 1964 was the great year for them. I still remember Ed Sullivan introducing them to America live!
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JulieHarris Premium
I've seen reruns of that show - I don't remember the live show as I was only 2 at the time! :)
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pablocortina Premium
I grew up with the Beatles. All very talented individuals. Thank you for the post
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JulieHarris Premium
Thanks Pablo! Yes, they are (or were, sadly) all very talented. Really miss John and George. Really love to go see Paul in concert. In fact, I have a ticket for a show in Des Moines, Iowa next month! Woo hoo!
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