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How it started:
"I was 8 when my long suffering parents bought me a plastic Beatles guitar for Christmas after I had whinged for weeks. It
was pink and had the FAB FOUR'S faces and autographs on the front. I couldn't play it but I took it to bed with me for a few
(Michael Garrett, September 2011)
"When I was 9, I visited my Auntie Margaret in Liverpool. That's when I first heard about them. In the
Saturday Daily Mirror
they were flanked in a centre spread by
Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas,
Freddy and the Dreamers.
Whatever happened to them?"
(Phil Cooksey, November 2011)
"Later on I saw
Magical Mystery Tour
on the telly and would have killed for the wonderfully painted hippy guitar that George played on one track. I thought they
all looked really cool and tried unsuccessfully to grow a beard."
(Michael Garrett, December 2011)
"My Granny bought me
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
for my 12th birthday (I asked her to) and thought it was a strange military band. 'Do they play marching tunes?' she asked.
'Well Granny, sort of', I said."
(Phil Cooksey, January 2012)
What they said about them:
"These lads cultivate a vague allusion to being musicians, in a gurgling sort of way."
(New York World Telegram,
February 8, 1964)
"Visually they are a nightmare: tight, dandified Edwardian beatnik suits and great pudding-bowls of hair."
February 24, 1964)
"You don't want to listen to this rubbish, do you?"
What they say about
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"Two very nice young men!"
"I never heard Beatles songs played like that before!"
"Were they really all Beatles songs?"
"Well, I never knew the Beatles helped in the development of Computer Aided Tomography!"
"One of them does look a bit like Paul McCartney!"
"The other one looks like Richard Gere. He was in the Beatles, wasn't he?"